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The Perfect Game Retirement Podcast is brought to you by Black Oak Asset Management, serving the greater Atlanta area with offices in Alpharetta, Cartersville and Macon. Former professional baseball player and now financial coach, Ryan Ledden, is your host. This is the show that’ll help you make the right decisions, so you can pitch a “perfect game” in retirement.

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Episode Show Notes

Ep 19: Eye Opening Stats Showing How Americans Save

Vanguard’s “How America Saves 2020” report is packed with lots of intriguing stats and findings about Americans and how they save for retirement in the crazy year that is 2020 (most of the recent data is technically from 2019 although some figures are current through the Spring of 2020). Let’s look at some of the top takeaways from the study and how you might compare to the “normal” savings behaviors of Americans.

October 15th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Ep 17: Financial Issues Particularly Challenging For Women

Many financial issues impact us all the same. But, of course, other challenges have varying impacts from person to person because our situations are all unique. Let’s take a look at some of the financial and retirement challenges that are unique to women.

September 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Ep 15: The Difficulty Of Financial Planning After The Death Of A Spouse

It is a life event that can be one of the most difficult things to go through both emotionally and financially. When one spouse dies, the remaining spouse is left to wrestle with a mountain of questions and choices. And although it’s difficult to discuss, proper planning can help make it easier to transition through this major life event. Let’s explore what someone should do in the event of a spouse’s passing, but also some of the pre-planning that can take place.

August 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Ep 14: Classic Pre-Retiree Mistakes

There are some financial planning blunders that are interesting to talk about but are quite rare in reality. On the other hand, there are some financial planning mistakes that happen far too often. Let’s talk about the mistakes so many people have made in the past it has made them “classic”.

August 6th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Ep 11: Are You Paying Attention To Your Biggest Assets?

If you really took inventory of your financial situation, you might find that you’ve been taking for granted some assets that make up a huge piece of your puzzle. Is it possible you should be putting a little more thought into some of these assets?

June 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Ep 7: Financial Crossword

If you’ve ever done a crossword puzzle, you know how much a wrong answer can mess you up. You might think that you have the right answer for 17-across, but you just can’t figure out how the answer to 13-down starts with the letters “XC.” Well, the problem is that you have the wrong answer in 17-across, and that X should really be an S.

April 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Ep 6: Stages Of Retirement

How far out from retirement are you? 15 years? 10? 5? Is it on the doorstep? No matter which stage you’re in, there are some really important things you should be thinking about as you inch closer to that day you call it quits at work. On this episode, we’ll walk through these different stages to see exactly the kinds of things you should be doing from a planning perspective and how your focus changes as you get closer to the big day.

April 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Ep 5: How To Set Financial & Retirement Goals

We talk all the time about how people need to give their dollars purpose or set goals for their retirement and even specifically for certain investments. But let’s dive deeper into what different goals look like for various folks approaching retirement. How do you determine if a goal is realistic or out of reach? We’ll tackle that conversation with plenty of examples on this episode.

March 19th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Ep 3: Lies You Learn in Broker School

A lot of financial professionals say things that just aren’t true. And it’s not that they’re intentionally trying to mislead, it’s just that they’ve been trained to use certain talking points, which they might even believe to be true themselves. Let’s talk about the statements you should be cautious of if you hear them from a financial advisor.

February 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Ep 2: Where to Find Bias in Financial Media

It’s always good to keep yourself up to date with what’s going on in the financial world. But it’s also important to understand that the information you get from the media isn’t completely unbiased. Let’s talk about some of the problems with the financial media.

February 6th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Ep 1: Get To Know Your Host – Ryan Ledden

On This Episode: Welcome to The Perfect Game Retirement Podcast with former professional baseball player and now financial coach at Black Oak Asset Management, Ryan Ledden! The Perfect Game Retirement Podcast is brought to you by Black Oak Asset Management, serving the greater Atlanta area with offices in Alpharetta, Cartersville and Macon. This is the show that'll help you make the right decisions, so you can [...]

February 5th, 2020|Tags: , , |
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