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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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May 19, 2022

In the retirement planning business, we occasionally get some unreasonable requests. We’ll do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs, but sometimes they just aren’t realistic. On this show, we’ll share some of the requests and tell you how to set proper expectations around your retirement planning.


What we discuss in this episode: 

4:21 – Bigger returns, no risk

7:50 – Reducing fees

12:20 – Paying taxes

15:26 – Do it for me

18:50 – Mailbag: Reducing risk


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