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Roger Whitney

Blog Info

Name:
Retirement Answer Man
Category:
Traditional Retirement
Tags:
Investing, Early Retirement/FIRE
Start Year:
2012

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Location:
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

My listeners have been asking great retirement questions, and this podcast episode is focused on giving answers to some of those. I’m excited today to bring on my awesome sidekick, Nichole, to play the part of the listener and ask the questions. One really important question is whether your financial advisor should have access to your 401(k), including your username and password. While this can be convenient for you and ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 6:00 AM
My listeners have been asking great retirement questions, and this podcast episode is focused on giving answers to some of those. I’m excited today to bring on my awesome sidekick, Nichole, to play the part of the listener and ask the questions. One really important question is whether your financial advisor should have access to your 401(k), including your username and password. While this can be convenient for you and ...
Posted: Sep 12 2017 @ 2:52 PM
Do you have dreams for traveling in retirement? Everyone’s dreams are different, but every dream is going to cost some money. On today’s episode of The Retirement Answer Man, my friend Jamie joins me to talk about one creative way to fund your travel dreams. Discover how you can use your home to produce income when you’re not there, so that you can enjoy your travels. Learn what a sharing economy is and how ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 11:19 AM
In the news today, credit card debt has reached over 1 Trillion dollars. In addition, we have 1.2 Trillion dollars in auto debt, 13% above the previous record. Impulse shopping is easier than ever, and this can be bad news for your retirement! On this episode of The Retirement Answer Man Podcast, I talk about spending and some safeguards you can put in place so that you don’t overspend on ...
Posted: Aug 30 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Passive investment management has taken over the world. Nine of the top ten mutual funds are based on passive investing. On this episode, I explain what passive investing is and how it works, the top two indexes that most funds are based on, and the advantages and disadvantages of investing based on those indexes. I also take some time today in the Practical Planning Segment to answer listener questions. Listen ...
Posted: Aug 23 2017 @ 6:00 AM
My grandmother, Mary, made wine in the basement. Ziggy, my grandfather, opened Christmas gifts very carefully so that he could save the wrapping paper for next Christmas. As kids, they lived through the Great Depression. That experience was permanently seared into their memory, burned into them that something so dire could happen again. I think in some ways the Great Recession did the same for investors. Since the recovery started in ...
Posted: Aug 18 2017 @ 6:04 AM
Pre-tirement is that phase between full-time work and what we think of as traditional retirement, and it could be the key to you having a great retirement. Traditional retirement planning that focuses only on investing just doesn’t work. It doesn’t inspire much confidence or clarity about what your future could be. On this episode, I explain the advantages of pre-tirement and give you some ideas to get you started thinking about ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 6:00 AM
My daughter’s friend has a bad boyfriend. He steals money from her purse, plays manipulative games and doesn’t treat her with much respect. But she won’t leave him. When my daughter encourages her to break it off, the friend rationalizes. “We’ve been together for 5 years. I can’t just throw that all away!”      I can’t just throw that all away. I explained to Emma that her friend was trapped in ...
Posted: Aug 14 2017 @ 6:30 AM
Ever see a cheetah run at full speed?  It’s impressive, especially in slow motion. They’re not holding anything back. They’re not thinking Damn, I’ve missed so many times before; I can’t do this or I better save some energy for tomorrow or I can’t see ahead; I better slow down so I don’t stumble. Cheetahs don’t think like that when they’re running. They are in the moment, fully alert in ...
Posted: Aug 11 2017 @ 8:30 AM
If you want a great retirement, you don’t need better answers, you need better questions. Pretty much everyone in financial advice and the media want us to stay with tactical questions like “How should I allocate my investment account?” “Are interest rates going to go up soon?” and “Am I saving enough?” These tactical questions are like tools in a toolbox that can’t be used well until after you decide ...
Posted: Aug 09 2017 @ 6:00 AM

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