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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.

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Jan 11, 2024

In today’s show, we’re going to share some crucial changes and strategies that will help you navigate your financial landscape in 2024. Scott will break down the latest adjustments you need to be aware of, from increased standard deductions to updates in Social Security and Medicare. We’ll also share some strategic tips and tactics to position your tax and retirement plans for success in the coming year. 


Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

0:00 – Intro

3:52 – What’s new in 2024?

12:01 – Is your money in the right bucket?

16:30 - Starting HSA contributions

17:34 – Reviewing your investments

19:45 - Considering QCDs

20:35 - Reevaluating tax withholdings

22:32 - Automation

24:31 - Get a plan in place


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