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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.

Mar 30, 2023

In this episode, we’re opening up the listener mailbag to answer questions about distributions that you might need to take from an inheritance, combining old 401ks into an IRA, and how to invest for inflation and how to invest if you’re on the doorstep of retirement.


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Mar 23, 2023

Did you know the government is going to force you to take money out of some of your retirement accounts as you get older, even if you don’t want to? In today’s episode, we talk about what required minimum distributions are, why they exist and when they might start for you. Ignoring them could lead to major taxes...

Mar 16, 2023

If you’re looking for some last-minute tax tips before filing your 2022 taxes, this episode is for you. We’re going to talk about strategies you can utilize to reduce your taxes for last year or utilize to get some tax-free money growing for your future.


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Mar 9, 2023

Whenever we first start talking to someone about what they’re going to need for retirement, we usually hear some of the same answers. They’ll name some of the basics like mortgage and utilities and then run through the fun stuff like travel and hobbies. But too often, there are five expenses that people typically...

Mar 2, 2023

 Even if you’ve been saving your money and investing for a long time it’s easy to make rookie mistakes. On this episode, we’ll cover some of the top rookie mistakes we see people make, illustrate how to avoid them or how to fix them if you’ve already made some mistakes in your financial life.


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