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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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Mar 16, 2023

If you’re looking for some last-minute tax tips before filing your 2022 taxes, this episode is for you. We’re going to talk about strategies you can utilize to reduce your taxes for last year or utilize to get some tax-free money growing for your future.


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

  • The first strategy is being able to make contributions to your IRA. (3:41)
  • The second strategy is making a contribution to the Roth IRA. (7:10)
  • The third strategy is making spousal contributions to an IRA. (10:13)
  •  The fourth strategy is contributing to an HSA up til the tax deadline.   (12:04)
  • The fifth strategy is taking advantage of a SEP IRA. (14:47)
  • The sixth strategy is to check to see if you have captured all of your write-offs.  (15:51)


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