Episode 14 - How to Plan for Your Retirement Future

June 15, 2018

 

How much money do you actually have to accumulate in order to retire?

Today, Matt Halloran and John Smallwood are helping you look into the future at your retirement. Since many people are unsure of how much money it’ll take to sustain their lifestyle, John makes a point of discussing long-term financial strategies. You’ll also learn about safe withdrawal rates and strategies for deciding when to withdraw your money.

Don’t miss this information-packed episode, designed to help you plan for retirement more confidently.

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Episode 13 - Taxes, You Pay More Than You Should

May 17, 2018

Taxes, are you paying more than you should? Are taxes creating a greater financial pressure in your life? Well, it might just be your outlook.

Today, John Smallwood emphasizes the importance of viewing future tax opportunities rather than being impatient. Opening up opportunities later down the road is much more rewarding. John also shares insight on the macro strategy, which he uses to help clients pay fewer taxes, gain a higher return, and with the least amount of risk.

What will you do to maximize your tax benefits?

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Episode 12 - Eight Retirement Pressures

May 1, 2018

We all have financial pressures in our lives right now. Taxes, college tuition, car repairs...we are well aware of these pressures that try to drain money from our budgets. But do we know about the financial pressures that will go hand-in-hand with retirement?

This episode is all about getting prepared. It’s about getting informed so that you can make choices that will help protect you and your family during retirement.

Tune in as I explore the top eight retirement pressures and ways that you can push through these pressures.

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Episode 11 - The 2018 Small Business Owner Guide to Maximizing Your benefits from the 2017 Tax Cuts

April 19, 2018

Small business owners, how will you be affected by the new tax cuts? Are you feeling some financial pressure, or perhaps wondering if there is a silver lining?

We believe that the future for small business tax benefits has never looked brighter.

Learn how to make the most of tax-law changes by downloading John Smallwood’s free guide: The 2018 Small Business Owner Guide to Maximizing Your Benefits from the 2017 Tax Cuts. It’s your blueprint for learning the key changes to the tax law and how to plan for 2018 taxes.

Listen in as John walks us through his guide and offers tax-saving strategies along the way.

Download our free guide at: www.smallwoodwealth.com.

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Episode 10 - 3 Core Financial Pressures Eroding Your Wealth

April 2, 2018

Have you ever used an air mattress that had a leak in it? You probably felt the impact of that leak as you sank lower and lower towards the ground. And yet, wasn’t it impossible to find the source of that leak?

We can go through a similar experience with our budgets. Thousands of dollars could be sucked away over time, and yet we’re not really sure where all of that money went. It’s almost as though we have several tiny leaks in our budgets.

There are three sources of these financial leaks. In this episode, John Smallwood reveals the source of these financial leaks and explains how you can take control and keep more money in your pockets.

 

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Episode 9 - The 9 Things You Need to Know About the New Tax Law

March 15, 2018

 

Are you aware of all the changes brought about by the new tax law? In this episode, I dive right in and discuss how individuals and business owners can be affected by these changes. Learn about itemized vs. standard deductions, tax deferral and get the scoop on Qualified Business Income.

Learn more as I uncover the 9 things you need to know about the tax law in order to optimize your taxes in 2018.

 

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Episode 8 - Do You Suffer From QBI?

March 1, 2018

If you’re a business owner, you’ll want to learn about the new Qualified Business Income (QBI), introduced by the new tax reform.  Who qualifies for QBI? How much can you deduct? Is this new deduction small-business friendly after all? These are just a few of the questions that John tackles in this episode brought to you by the letters Q, B and I!

Learn more about QBI in this podcast:

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Episode 7 - Tax, Tax, Tax . . . It’s All We Ever Talk About

February 16, 2018

Taxes drives a lot of us crazy because we don’t understand how it works. But our financial plans may suffer if we don’t consider taxes in our planning process. In this podcast, we’re going to cover the ins and outs of taxes, including how interest is taxed in a person's financial strategy-- we need to grasp this concept before we can understand more complex strategies.

Listen in as John Smallwood tells us what we need to know about taxes and their impact on our financial plans:

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Episode 6 - Start Tax Planning Now

February 2, 2018

It is the start of the year and there is a tax reform underway, so how can we start tax planning for the year?  In order to answer that question you need to gauge where you are right now in order to figure out where you go in the future.  Regardless of the changes being made in the Tax Reform, tax planning is all about strategy and an overall philosophy.  The sooner you start making adjustments to your financial strategy the better off you will be at the end of next year.  

Learn more about making changes to your financial strategy with John Smallwood in this podcast:

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Episode 5 - I Don’t Want No Stinking Risk

January 19, 2018

The market rises and drops. That’s a type of risk. We might lose our job or become injured at work. Life is full of risks! We can’t hide from them and we can’t always predict them, but we can certainly plan for them.

In my latest podcast, I expand the conversation beyond market volatility in order to assess what our risks really are and how to set ourselves up for success.

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