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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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Oct 13, 2022

Buying a home is often the largest purchase someone makes over the course of their lifetime so finding ways to do that as efficiently as possible could really benefit you financially in the future. Today we’re talking with Michael Bischof, regional vice president for mortgage lending at Guaranteed Rate, to get his expert tips and insight into financing your next home purchase.

Here’s some of what you’ll learn on this episode:

  • How Michael got into this industry at age 24 and why he has stayed in it so long. (2:25)
  • When you should sit down with a mortgage lender when you’re looking for a home. (9:43)
  • Why not all lenders have the ability to recast a mortgage. (20:42)
  • Why you should look at all financial options available to you when buying a property. (40:52)


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