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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 21, 2021

It’s best to spot red flags in your financial plan early on, that way we can address them before it’s too late. Can you name your investments? How often are you meeting with your advisor? Find out if your answers to these and other questions are problematic.


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What we discuss on this episode: 

4:33 – Surplus

7:26 – Company retirement plan

10:37 – 401k or IRA

14:43 – Name a stock

18:02 – Know your number

20:39 – Financial and retirement plan

22:46 – Meet with advisor

25:47 – Mailbag: Keep working