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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 20, 2022

Just like we prepare our houses and lawns for the winter, we need to do the same for our finances. A lot of financial institutions have a Dec. 31 deadline to take action, so we want to make sure you’re prepared.

Today is part 2 of our year-end retirement and tax strategy planning series. We’ll share more strategies you should consider before the end of this year to help put yourself in the best position possible to help reduce your taxes, avoid unnecessary IRS penalties, and build long-term wealth.

Here’s a little of what you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why required minimum distributions need to be part of your year-end planning. (5:06)
  • Have you withheld enough in federal taxes? We can help you with that year-end review. (7:45)
  • If you give to charities, there might be some tax-saving strategies available to you. (12:33)

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