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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.

Feb 8, 2024

In today’s episode, we’re going to discuss the retirement hazard zone. This is the 10 years leading up to retirement and the first decade of retirement itself. Listen in Scott compares this period to driving through a construction zone, focusing on the need to slow down, think differently, and be prepared for the...

Jan 25, 2024

Are you considering maxing out your 401(k) but unsure what to do next? We face this question all the time at the Sierens Financial Group so today we’ll explore if it’s wise to max out your 401(k) before investing anywhere else.


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

0:00 – Intro

2:44 – What’s on...

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...

Dec 21, 2023

We’re sharing this month’s mailbag episode a bit early, but we have 3 great listener questions lined up for today’s show! Miyuki asks if Scott can explain more about tax harvesting and how to take advantage of a stock loss. Lauren asks about the tax consequences of withdrawing from the Roth side of her 401(k)...

Dec 14, 2023

From 24/7 TV channels dedicated to economic news to artificial intelligence, have the advancements in technology made you a financial guru or just more confused? Today, we’ll explore how technology is reshaping financial planning, for better and for worse.


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

  • Google is...