Episode 42: Tax Planning for Early Retirees and the Affordable Care Act

Most Americans become eligible for Medicare at age 65.  For early retirees, the subsidies provided for Affordable Care Act health insurance plans can make this an attractive source for health insurance coverage. But the way these subsidies are determ…

Episode 41: Can Your Retirement Experience Count On Stocks For The Long Term?

In this special episode, Wade and Alex introduce and welcome Michael Finke, Ph.D. to our RISA® Professional Advisory Board. We also speak with him on his recent article, Forget What You Know about Stock Returns   (…

Episode 40: The ABCs of the Medicare Open Enrollment Period

Wade and Alex discuss the foundational decisions that you need to consider as you are in the thick of the Medicare Open Enrollment Period. Is it worth reviewing this decision on a yearly basis? Is there a better choice if you plan on living in multip…

Episode 39: It’s Looking Like a Good Harvest: Should you use Tax Loss Harvesting in Your Portfolio?

Tax Loss Harvesting is one of those “advanced” portfolio management techniques that you hear about. And with the recent market performance, we’ve been hearing about it a lot lately. So, we decided to bring Bob French, from Retirement Researcher, back to …

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