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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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Dec 30, 2021

The New Year is just around the corner. Today’s show is all about money resolutions and focusing on what you can control. You can’t control the stock market, but there are some things you can do to improve your financial future.


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What we discuss in this episode: 

2:30 – Planning for 90 days

3:02 – New Year’s resolution statistics

7:25 – Pay down debt

8:19 – Rainy day fund

9:48 – Increase retirement contributions

12:31 – Roth conversion

13:52 – Talk with spouse

16:23 – Life insurance

17:09 - Refinance

18:26 – Tax withholdings

20:13 – Consolidate accounts

23:13 – Retirement plan

24:10 – Financial advisor