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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.

Aug 31, 2023

We’re back with another mailbag episode today! Join us as we tackle a range of topics- from navigating investments during significant life changes to figuring out a retirement travel spending amount, this episode covers a lot of ground. Scott is here to answer your questions, so stick around to see what you can learn.


Here are the questions we’ll answer on today’s show:

  • I have a lot of major life changes occurring in the next six months that I think will affect how I should be invested. Should I just park my money in cash until life settles down?
  • How much is a reasonable amount to spend on travel in retirement?
  • My mom died two years ago, and my three sisters and I inherited her house. I've always wanted to sell it, but they're worried about the tax implications of selling the house. How do I explain that it won’t hurt us from a tax perspective?
  • I've been told that I need to make sure I have a mortgage when I retire because that will be the only tax deduction I'll have at that point. I've been paying extra for my house to have it paid off by the time I retire. But maybe I should slow down on that plan? 


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