Category Archives: Retirement

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Tax Season Preparation: Part 1 (Ep. 55)



The holiday season has come and gone, so it’s that time of year to hunker down and get ready to file your taxes.

In this episode, David Pulcini starts a three-part series on taxes by sharing with listeners how they can gear up and get organized for tax season. Be sure to keep an eye out for the coming episodes, which will cover FAQs and tax planning for 2024.

David discusses: 

  • Basic information you should have in order that you’ll only need to organize once
  • Why having your paystub ready and available helps your accountant and advisor
  • And more

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New Year’s Resolutions: What To Do When You Run Out of Willpower? With Dr. Karthik Ramanan (Ep. 54)



Have you ever started the new year with a highly energetic “new year, new me” attitude? Have you ever jotted down multiple resolutions that lasted for only a month?

Most of us have. But 2023 could be the year you break this cycle of unsuccessful resolutions!

In this episode, David Pulcini interviews Dr. Karthik Ramanan, Wall Street broker turned emotional health mentor, about why the majority of New Year’s resolutions fail — and six steps to stick to your resolution even after you run out of willpower.

David and Dr. K discuss: 

  • Every reason to bring out your inner child and live a life with no regrets
  • The belief-action-outcome cycle that helps you turn your resolutions into a habit
  • An effective morning routine to help you connect with yourself
  • Easy tips to remove friction from your path and achieve your goals
  • And more

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5 Fundamentals to Emotional Health With Dr. Karthik Ramanan (Ep. 52)

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First, he lived the imbalance of emotional unrest for which he found and tested various ways of coping. Then he studied to become a doctor for greater understanding, applying what he learned to help others. By blending compassion and understanding with his knowledge of medicine and nature, Dr. K can help you see beyond the burnout, exhaustion or frustration you experience now and open your eyes to a world of wonder you may not know even exists.

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Do these 6 things for Your New Year’s Financial Resolution (Ep. 53)



As the year is coming to a close, there may be some financial resolutions you have yet to think of. So what are ways you can get closer to financial independence? Find out in this episode.

This week, David Pulcini is joined by six certified financial advisors to give you an easy-to-remember financial checklist so you can thrive in the new year. The discussion topics include family preparedness kits, underrating your distributions’ tax rate, emergency funds, and more.

 David discusses: 

  • Why it’s essential to make sure all of your bank accounts have a beneficiary on them
  • Make sure you’re interest rates are reasonable on your bank accounts
  • When it’s recommended to seek professional advice 
  • Tips on preparing for the unexpected
  • And more!

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5 Fundamentals to Emotional Health With Dr. Karthik Ramanan (Ep. 52)



What comes to mind when you think of health? Eating your greens? Exercise?

Now, what comes to mind when you think of mental health? Therapists? Illnesses?

In this episode, David Pulcini interviews Dr. Karthik Ramanan, Wall Street broker turned emotional health mentor, to share more about reinventing yourself after retirement. Dr. K also shares the five things everyone should practice in order to maintain your emotional health and well-being.

David and Dr. K discuss: 

  • Dr. Ramanan’s journey from success on Wall Street to taking on medical school in Arizona in his 30s
  • How he reinvented himself to become the person he has always wanted to be
  • The importance of taking care of yourself and your needs to avoid burnout and procrastination
  • And more

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About Dr. K: 

First, he lived the imbalance of emotional unrest for which he found and tested various coping methods. Then he studied to become a doctor for greater understanding, applying what he learned to help others. By blending compassion and understanding with his knowledge of medicine and nature, Dr. K can help you see beyond the burnout, exhaustion or frustration you experience now and open your eyes to a world of wonder you may not know even exists.

 

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6 Points To Consider Before Your 2023 Retirement With Joe Prestigiacomo (Ep. 51)



Summary:

Whether you plan to retire in 2023 or shortly after that, make sure your retirement plan provides for all your needs.

In this episode, David Pulcini discusses 6 points people approaching retirement should consider in 2023 with Joe Prestigiacomo, CFP®. David and Joe explain how retirees can determine how much money they will need and where they can source their income. Joe talks about how inflation, social security, and retirement contribution limit changes will affect how much money retirees will need. They conclude the episode with a discussion about the emotional side of retirement and a brief recap of the 6 points to consider before retiring in 2023.

Joe discusses: 

  • How much money you need to retire and where it will come from
  • Why inflation is the word of 2022
  • The increases in inflation, social security, and retirement contribution limits
  • Why healthcare is the most Googled term for people heading into retirement
  • The emotional side of retirement
  • And more

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About our Guest: 

Joe Prestigiacomo, CFP® is a partner at SixPoint Financial. Joe began his career in the financial services industry in 2012. Today, he provides comprehensive financial guidance to his clients. Joe focuses on developing retirement income strategies and personalized risk management assessments and solutions. Along with his knowledge and experience, Joe prides himself on developing a deep understanding of his clients’ individual situations, and his ability to help them make well-informed financial decisions with confidence.

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Securities offered by Registered Representatives of Private Client Services. Member FINRA / SIPC. Advisory services offered by Investment Advisory Representatives of RFG Advisory, a registered investment advisor. Private Client Services, Six Point Financial Partners, and RFG Advisory are unaffiliated entities. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where RFG Advisory and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. No advisory services may be rendered by RFG Advisory unless a client agreement is in place.

 


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5 Reasons People Seek Help From Financial Advisors (Ep. 50)



The Dear Rochester, Retire Well podcast has officially released its 50th episode! 🥳

To celebrate this milestone, David Pulcini gives listeners a glimpse into his personal life in under 40 seconds and runs through five of the most common reasons people seek out the expertise of a financial advisor.

David discusses: 

  • Making the most out of your investment accounts
  • What to do with outdated insurance policies
  • Getting serious about retirement planning
  • Handling inheritances
  • Changing jobs and why your money may need to change with it

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Securities offered by Registered Representatives of Private Client Services. Member FINRA / SIPC. Advisory services offered by Investment Advisory Representatives of RFG Advisory, a registered investment advisor. Private Client Services, Six Point Financial Partners, and RFG Advisory are unaffiliated entities. Advisory services are only offered to clients or prospective clients where RFG Advisory and its representatives are properly licensed or exempt from licensure. No advisory services may be rendered by RFG Advisory unless a client agreement is in place.


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Answering FAQs with Alex Neri, CFP®, RICP® (Ep. 49)



Alex Neri, CFP®, RICP® is back on the podcast to tackle some of clients’ most frequently asked questions. 

In this episode, David and Alex provide insight and answers to questions they get the most from clients. They use examples that may apply to you and your finances, now or in the coming years. 

David and Alex answer these FAQs: 

  • Should I change my investments with the market the way that it is?
  • Where do I put my money if I’m looking to earn higher interest?
  • Can I still retire in these market conditions?
  • Should I pay off my mortgage?
  • And more

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About our Guest: 

Alex is dedicated to helping people meet their financial goals through in-depth discussions and planning. He enjoys taking complex issues and breaking them down into simple and manageable financial goals. Alex specializes in working with individuals and families as he works to help them properly manage their retirement assets, develop risk mitigation strategies and uncover and resolve portfolio inefficiencies.


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Financial Planning in a Digital Era (Ep. 48)



With the rise of the internet and social media, financial advice has never been easier to find but there is such a thing as too much advice.

It’s hard to know what’s best for your money and you don’t want to make a mistake that could cost you dearly in the future.

In this episode, David Pulcini answers the question “what do financial advisors do all day” along with the risks you’re taking by attempting a financial plan on your own. He breaks down what the process looks like for new advisors and more.

David discusses: 

  • Why too much financial advice can cloud your needs
  • The added value having an advisor has to your financial success
  • And more

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Investment Planning 101 with Rick Wedell (Ep. 47)



Financial planning is SixPoint Financial Partners’ specialty – we have experience in investment planning, but we’re not experts in it.

So we brought one on the podcast.

In this episode, David Pulcini has Rick Wedell, Chief Investment Officer at RFG, to talk about one of the six points – investment planning – and who better to do it than Rick? He was magna cum laude at Harvard School of business and helped build Bain Capital Credit from 14 employees and $300 million under management to $30 billion under management by the time he left.

Rick shares: 

  • What a typical day as CIO might look like for him
  • A breakdown of strategic asset allocation
  • A crash course on tax loss harvesting
  • And more

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As the Chief Investment Officer for RFG Advisory Group, Rick is directly responsible for the direction and management of RFG’s investment strategies, setting the vision for their research capabilities, and managing a turn-key investment platform engineered to help their advisors and their clients with their most pressing investment needs. He previously spent over a decade at Bain Capital Credit, where he was the Head of the Consumer Group as well as an assistant Portfolio Manager for an $8bn CLO business.




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6 Reasons Why You Should Only Have 1 Advisor (Ep. 46)



Teamwork is great, but you want to keep your circle as small as possible when it comes to your financial planning. You may think that having two advisors will make you more competitive, but it just makes things harder for yourself!

In this episode, David Pulcini and Marshal Scheidt share six of the many reasons why you should limit your number of financial advisors to one. David also shares the one scenario where it may make sense to have two advisors and more.

David and Marshal discuss: 

  • The six reasons why having more than one advisor is not a good idea
  • How lack of coordination in planning can hurt your financial planning
  • Different opinions can cause conflicts for your future
  • How easily miscommunications between advisors can lead to significant financial impact
  • And more

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