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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 56: The Most Important Birthdays In Retirement Planning

There are certain age milestones where you should really pay attention to your retirement planning progress. On this episode, we’ll look at the most important birthdays as you approach retirement and cover the exact things you should be checking off your to-do list at each age.

May 5th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Ep 55: Home Run Retirement Planning – How Baseball Principles Also Score Financial Runs

After listening to today’s episode, you’ll never attend another baseball game with the family and look at it the same way. We’re going to show you how taking some of baseball’s most basic principles can also lead to financial success in your retirement portfolio. So, grab your peanuts and crackerjack, and let’s take the financial field.

April 21st, 2022|Tags: , , |

Ep 54: Murky Issues That Make Retirement Planning Harder

This USA Today article points out 3 murky issues that increase retirement planning’s degree of difficulty, especially in today’s economic climate. On this episode, we’ll breakdown the article to see if it’s worthwhile advice, if the murky issues are actually that threatening, and what you can do about all of it if you’re concerned.

April 7th, 2022|

Ep 53: Who Even Needs A Financial Advisor?

Some people feel that they’ll save money by handling their investments themselves instead of working with an advisor. Others may like the challenge of doing it themselves. Still, others just don’t know who to trust so they end up not working with anyone. Let’s talk about some reasons that you might need an advisor…

March 17th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Ep 52: Do You Have A Money Bias? And How Much Is It Costing You?

On this episode, we’ll break down a recent CNBC article that analyzes a recent Morningstar study. The study found that most of us have at least one money bias, some of us more than one, and that those biases are very possibly costing us money in our checking, savings, investing, and retirement accounts. Listen to see if you might be impacted by a specific money bias and for strategies to get it back under control.

March 3rd, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Ep 51: How Children Become Part of the Retirement Discussion

If you have kids, often they come up in the discussion when you’re talking about your retirement plans. Let’s talk about some of the ways those discussions play out, the role your advisor should play in navigating these conversations, and the overall impact on you and your family’s financial goals.

February 17th, 2022|

Ep 50: Don’t Fumble Your Retirement in the Financial Red Zone

The financial red zone is a crucial time leading up to retirement. Big mistakes are going to be harder to recover from, so you have to keep your plan protected. Let's discuss exactly what the financial red zone is and how you should navigate this important time period.

February 3rd, 2022|

Ep 46: Unreasonable Requests

Certainly, none of our podcast listeners would be guilty of making unreasonable requests, but let’s talk about some of the unreasonable requests we hear from others in the financial world. We’ll explore what makes them unreasonable and what proper expectations look like instead.

December 2nd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Ep 45: Tax Consequences – Pros & Cons of Various Account Types

There's a variety of different tax accounts to choose from, and while some seem good in the short term, they also carry long-term consequences. Let's further examine the different types and what pros and cons that accompany them.

November 18th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Ep 38: 5 Things You Must Know About Decumulation To Retire Successfully

Often times we focus just on the accumulation of assets as we near retirement, but decumulation is just as important when it comes to collecting those assets.

August 5th, 2021|Tags: , , , |
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