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The Your Life, Your Money Podcast helps you thrive in life, wealth and retirement. The show is designed to navigate the complexities around money, building and securing wealth, and achieving financial independence. Scott Sierens, financial advisor at Sierens Financial Group, will provide thoughts, strategies, and ideas on each episode to help you make smart and sound financial decisions. The goal is to take complex financial subjects and make them simple and easy to understand so you can feel confident to take action, enjoy life, and eliminate financial stress and anxiety.

Scott, along with guests from across various industries, will cover topics such as tax savings strategies, investment and wealth management, IRAs, 401(k)s, retirement planning, income strategies, pensions, estate planning, social security, healthcare, and much more.

Retirement isn't an age or number. It's finding the balance between living life today and feeling financially confident about YOUR tomorrow.

Ask Scott your questions by calling 847-235-6989 or check out our podcast website at for more resources.

Sep 29, 2022

There are plenty of decisions that you’ll make in the retirement planning process that can’t be undone, so you want to make sure that you make the right call. In this episode, we’ll explain why these important decisions can’t be undone.

Here’s a little of what you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Wall Street’s...

Sep 22, 2022

If you’re looking to sell your home, buy a home or buy a vacation home, today’s show is for you. Today we’ve invited a good friend and realtor, Lindsay Schulze, onto the show to get an update on everything that’s happening around real estate and to get tips on the best approach for today’s market.

Here’s a...

Sep 15, 2022

Today we’re diving into the mailbag to answer questions from listeners just like you. We’re taking questions about taxes on inherited real estate, Roth conversions, and saving for retirement with irregular income.


What we discuss in this episode: 

3:02 – Most affordable states to retire

9:04 – Roth...

Sep 8, 2022

There are many things we know we’ll have to deal with in retirement, but we don’t know how to predict when or to what degree. How do you construct a plan that deals with the unpredictability of these different factors? We’ll help you determine how.


What we discuss in this episode: 

4:10 – Life expectancy


Sep 1, 2022

Most people have regrets in life, but you don’t want to make mistakes that mess up your retirement. About 26% of retirees are not happy with their lifestyle in retirement, so we’re going to learn from their mistakes.


What we discuss in this episode: 

6:41 – Diversifying investments

11:03 – Seeking professional...