Retirement Today is a podcast for retirees and pre-retirees looking to gain knowledge during the fundamental shift in their lives when it comes to retirement. We believe that your best is yet to come and you deserve to get good information to make good retirement decisions. Michael Reese has been in the financial industry for 20 years and it has become clear that the industry as a whole, firms particularly, are failing American families. Michael will share topics such as retirement, retirement income planning, reducing unnecessary taxes, protection from market risk, estate planning strategies, social security, long-term healthcare, medicare and more.
October 11, 2021
Medicare doesn't cover this...
Getting older brings health complications that you must prepare. Having a solid plan for the future of your healthcare will help entering retirement to be as easy and comfortable as possible. Check out this week's episode of Retirement Today to hear Mike explain why you need to ensure you have a plan for healthcare.
October 4, 2021
Good Debt vs Bad Debt
When you take a loan out to buy a house, your loan repayment is typically set to a fixed rate, unless you decide otherwise. Taking money out of your 401k? The taxes can vary greatly! Check out this week's episode of Retirement Today, where Mike talks about good debt vs bad debt.
September 27, 2021
How NOT to Retire
When you're retiring, it's easy to look at whatever you've saved and think that you're fine, but what lifestyle are you trying to live? Are you trying to live similar, or better than you are now? In which case, you'll need to replace your income. Check out this week's episode of Retirement Today, where Mike explains how NOT to retire.
September 20, 2021
How Much Money To Retire?
A common concern is if you have saved enough to retire when you want. Have you saved enough for retirement? Is that even the right question you should be asking? Tune in to this week's episode of Retirement Today, where Mike explains how much money you need to retire.
September 13, 2021
Healthcare in Retirement
Don't enter retirement thinking that your retirement savings and Medicare will cover you. You need to be prepared for any outcome, and the demand for long term care is increasing, which isn't covered by Medicare. Tune into this week's episode of Retirement Today, where Mike explains how to protect your health in retirement.
September 6, 2021
Prepare For A Market Crash
The market is currently the highest it's ever been. Don't count on it staying that way. Don't get caught when the market goes south. Tune in to this week's episode of Retirement Today, where Mike explains how to prepare for a market crash.
August 30, 2021
You Will Pay More Tax in Retirement
As you get older, and your life begins changing, your tax situation changes with you. Normally, this results in you landing in a much higher tax bracket. Tune into this week's episode of Retirement Today, where Mike explains how you will pay more tax in retirement.
August 23, 2021
You Need An Income Plan
With the market being at it's most over-valued stage, an impending market crash does not seem likely. You need an income plan in order to secure a financially secure retirement. Check out this week's episode Retirement Today, where Mike explains the necessity for an income plan.
August 16, 2021
Achieving Financial Security
Being financially secure encompasses planning for all of your potentially financial situations. Preparing for all tax, health and life situations is key securing your financial life. Tune into this week's episode of Retirement Today, where Mike describes achieving financial security.
August 9, 2021
Don't Ignore Life Insurance
There's a lot of opinions on whether someone needs life insurance. While there can be hesitancy on the topic, when life insurance is designed correctly it can be a valuable tool in retirement. Check out this week's episode of Retirement Today, where Zach and Mike explain why the wealthy don't ignore life insurance.
August 2, 2021
Your 401k is a Tax Nightmare
As you approach your retiring years, you also approach a storm of tax issues that can be disastrous without the proper planning. Is your 401k a tax nightmare? What is there to fix it?
July 26, 2021
How The Wealthy Stay Rich
Ever wondered how rich stay rich? This week's episode of Retirement Today covers the best and most reliable investment strategy that will help you maintain financial security over a long period of time. Check out this week's Retirement Today, where Mike explains how the wealthy stay rich.
July 19, 2021
Tax Planning to Avoid The IRS
Taxes are inevitable, everyone has to pay taxes. Yet, as guaranteed as taxes are, the rate in which you'll have to pay them is one of the greatest financial. risks entering retirement. In this week's episode of Retirement Today, Mike talks about tax planning to avoid the IRS.
July 12, 2021
How Politicians Lie to Sell Tax Hikes
How do politicians get people to support raising taxes? When they sell as it as a tax on the rich, it sounds a lot better. But is this what they're doing? Check out this week's episode of Retirement Today, where Mike explains how politicians lie to sell tax hikes.
July 5, 2021
Hidden Tax Law Change
Amongst the new proposed changes to the US tax code are changes to capitol gains and step up in basis. Learn more about what this means on this week's episode of Retirement Today.
June 28, 2021
Biden's Terrible Tax Plan
Biden has proposed some big changes to the tax code. These changes are sold as 'taxing the rich', however, Mike reveals how these changes will impact everyone. Watch this week's episode of Retirement Today, where Zach and Mike discuss Biden's terrible tax plan
June 21, 2021
How To Protect Your Wealth
Building your wealth is a common and necessary topic of discussion, however, when it comes to retirement, protecting your wealth is a far more important conversation. Join Zach and Mike in this week's episode of Retirement Today, where they discuss how to protect your wealth.
June 14, 2021
You Need a Smarter Savings Plan
Your savings are crucial to your successful and happy retirement. You must spend the time carefully crafting a savings plan that you can rely on. Mike can help with that. Watch this week's podcast, where Mike and Zach discuss the importance of having a smart savings plan.
June 7, 2021
Building an Income Plan
Most people entering retirement want their lifestyle to stay the same, no one wants to retire into a reduced lifestyle. Tune in to this week's episode of Retirement Today, where Mike and Zach discuss the importance of building an income plan that can fund you in retirement.
May 31, 2021
Retiring in 5 Years
Are you nearing retirement and feel unprepared? Preparing for retirement can feel overwhelming, but there are plenty of ways to prepare to give you a greater sense of security. Join Zach Holcomb and Michael Reese, CFP, in this week's episode of Retirement Today, where they discuss retiring in 5 years.