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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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Nov 22, 2022

Today’s episode will be all about your questions as we dive into our mailbag to cover three different scenarios.

Each of these is great and we’ll spend time tackling each topic in depth. We’ll first talk about when you should shift your investing strategy to a conservative approach. Then we’ll help someone work through which assets would be better to get out of a divorce. And finally we’ll discuss life insurance needs for a couple with a 10-year age difference. Plus, we’ll take a look at tax planning in the wake of a $2 billion Powerball lottery win this month.

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

  • What will the $2B Powerball winner take home after taxes? (2:34)
  • Mailbag question on when to shift to conservative investing. (7:55)
  • Mailbag question on how to split divorce assets. (14:12)
  • Mailbag question on life insurance. (19:44)
  • How to get in touch with your financial questions. (25:15)


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