The Financial Answer

Financial planning guidance from West Tennessee’s Nathan O’ Bryant.

Financial Planning By Profession

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Financial advisors work with all sorts of different clients who work in a variety of different professions. What kinds of mindsets or challenges do they face?

 

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What we discuss on this show: 

0:38 - There’s been some recent market volatility.

2:04 - In the News: FedEx is hiring 70,000 workers for the holiday season.

4:35 - What kinds of professionals do financial advisors commonly see?

5:00 - Teachers have to find creative ways to save.

6:32 - Doctors make money, but do they plan well?

8:42 - Engineers need a lot of data.

10:54 - Entrepreneurs make up a large part of our economy.

14:56 - Government employees have good benefits.

Don’t Assume When It Comes to Retirement

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When it comes to finances, a lot of times it is easy to make an assumption about something one way or another. But you know what they say about what happens when you assume!

 

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What we discuss today: 

0:35 - Nathan shares why this is his favorite time of the year.

1:52 - What is the latest in the news?

5:49 - Why shouldn’t you make assumptions?

6:53 - Assumption: You’ll spend less in retirement.

8:42 - Assumption: Taxes will be lower in retirement.

11:34 - Assumption: You have to financially help out adult children.

14:34 - Assumption: I’ll never be able to retire.

17:54 - Mailbag: Should I buy gold bars, gold coins, or no gold at all?

Dirty Little Secrets in the Financial World

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No one knows what you don’t know. So, let’s talk about all those secrets you might be unaware of when it comes to the financial world. What should you really be paying attention to? We'll tell you today. 

 

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On today's show: 

1:38 - Is moving out of the city a long-term trend?

3:27 - Dunkin’ Donuts is closing 800 stores throughout the country.

5:38 - The future of the election and the vaccine will play a part in the economy.

7:30 - What are the dirty secrets in the financial industry?

11:16 - Most things financial advisors argue about aren’t that important.   

12:19 - It’s difficult to differentiate between skill and luck.

13:53 - The bolder the opinion, the more people pay attention to it.

17:48 - What’s the best way to teach kids about taxes, according to Bill Murray?

Top 5 Types of Financial Risk

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While you can’t avoid risk completely, it’s important to understand and address risk, especially when it comes to your financial plan. Are any of these five risks threatening your finances? 

 

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On today's show:

2:04 - The top financial risk people fear is market risk.   

5:19 - What do you need to know about interest rate risk?

7:50 - What does inflation do in retirement?

10:57 - Tax risk a huge 

15:22 - What is a risk multiplier?

Industry Insights Amidst Coronavirus

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Coronavirus has brought on a lot of changes and that impact has stretched across many industries. On this episode we discuss some of the industries hardest hit from an economic standpoint and speculate on the future.

 

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Today's schedule: 

0:39 - Nathan shares the latest in his life.

3:53 - What are analysts saying about different economic sectors?

4:39 - What is happening in the automotive world?

7:07 - We don’t know the future.

8:54 - What changes are being made in banking?

12:45 - What’s happening in the construction and homebuilding sector?

16:11 - Oil and gas prices have been dropping.

20:13 - What does this indicate for the market?

Finding the Right Financial Advisor

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How do you know if you have the right advisor? And how do you know if it’s time to switch? Nathan talks through what to look for in an advisor and how to make a decision on the right one for you.

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Timestamps:

0:29 - Nathan is excited to celebrate the 4th of July. 

3:41 - What should you be getting from a financial advisor? 

6:19 - When should you change advisors?

9:19 - How can you tell if a prospective advisor will work well for you?

12:02 - Be yourself when working with your advisor.

Answering the Most Common IRA Questions

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Wondering what you should know about your IRA? What options do you have and what strategy could pay off in the future? Find out on today’s IRA FAQ episode!  

 

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Today's show schedule: 

0:41 - Nathan shares a bit about his recent adventures in South Dakota.

4:17 - What kind of return can you expect on an IRA?

5:56 - Should you contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA?

8:10 - When should you consider doing the Roth conversion?

13:16 - How do you know which funds to choose in an IRA?

15:20 - What kind of penalty should you brace yourself for?

19:10 - Have you heard about the multiple employer plans?

Are You Following Outdated Financial Rules?

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When it comes to retirement, the rules that applied for your grandparents or parents aren’t necessarily the same for you. To find out which rules are outdated, we discuss some of the financial rules of thumb you may have heard in the past.

 

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Today's show schedule: 

2:50 - What financial rules are outdated?

3:22 - Is the 4 percent rule outdated? 

6:20 - What is the 10-5-3 rule?

7:45 - Should you move from stocks to bonds at a certain age?

9:13 - The million dollar rule to retire. 

13:48 - Do you need less in retirement than when you’re working?

Is the Customer Always Right?

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When you work with a financial advisor, is the customer always right? What if your ideas don’t match? Who is really in charge when it comes to your money and your financial plan?

 

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Today's show schedule: 

0:42 - What’s open and what is still closed during the pandemic?

4:13 - A financial advisor’s job includes giving some pushback and feedback.

8:05 - You need to understand how each piece of your plan fits together.

9:41 - Know the difference between a good plan and gambling.

13:07 - When you work with an experienced professional, allow room to hear their advice.

14:41 - Carefully consider the details of various elements in your estate plan and insurance needs.

16:29 - You need to have long-term strategy instead of constant changes.

How To Set Financial and Retirement Goals

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Are you setting realistic and achievable financial goals? How do you stick to your financial goals? Let’s discuss the steps you can take to set up goals for your retirement.

 

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Today's rundown:

2:01 - What are goals that everyone should be shooting for?

5:55 - How do you determine specific goals?

9:44 - Are you setting unrealistic goals?

11:50 - How do you reframe unrealistic goals?

12:43 - The person you work with impacts the kinds of goals you set.

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