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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 28: How Women Can Make Sure They’re Involved In Financial Decisions

A recent survey found that nearly half of the female respondents said they defer major financial and investment decisions to their spouses. Most of the explanations amounted to just wanting to stick their heads in the sand. They want to just know they’re taken care of, but not get mired in the minutia. But we’ve heard countless stories of why this is a bad idea because one day you might become the lead decision maker. On this episode, let’s go over some tips for how women can get back in the game when it comes to involvement in the process of making financial decisions.

March 4th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Ep 26: Where All My Financial Knowledge Comes From

From smart decisions he made during his baseball career to eventually owning his own financial company, Ryan tells stories of how he gained the financial knowledge he has today as well as what listeners can do to start making smarter decisions.

February 4th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Ep 22: Is Diversification for Suckers?

If you look up quotes about diversification from famous investors, you might come across one from renowned investor Warren Buffet that will certainly raise your eyebrows. It goes, “Diversification is protection against ignorance. It makes little sense if you know what you are doing.” Yet, we’ve always heard about diversification being one of the keys to success for retirement planning. How can these seemingly different ideas both be right?

December 3rd, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

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: , , , , |
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