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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.

Oct 14, 2021

Time to act fast. We’re sharing some important tax strategies you might want to put in place before Dec. 31 to maximize your retirement accounts. We’ll share what they are and why you might want to make these changes now.


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What we discuss on this episode: 

2:06 – Types of accounts

6:04 – Maximizing accounts

9:09 – Self employed

10:35 – Non-working spouse

13:07 – Roth conversions

16:43 – Strategies

21:27 – Be careful