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Listen to Johnson Brunetti's Money Wisdom with Joel Johnson CFP®, host of Better Money Television program and Forbes Contributor. Gain true financial wisdom and advice aimed at educating you about all of your financial options when it comes to retirement so you can make the best decisions for you and your family. Get information and education that can bring you peace of mind with your savings and retirement. Whether it’s your 401k account, IRA, or an underperforming asset, Joel Johnson can answer your questions and make you more aware of issues that may affect you.

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May 26, 2023

We know you count on your financial advisor to shoot you straight and tell you what you need to hear rather than what you want to hear. That’s what we’re going to do on this episode as Eric drops a few financial truth bombs on us and provides us with a retirement reality check.


Here are some of the things we discuss in this episode:

3:22 – Bonds aren’t always as great for retirees as a lot of people might think.

4:32 – Income tax rates are close to historical lows.

5:35 – The hardest part of investing is managing your own behavior.  

8:27 – Is it fake Jake? Experts say 2023 will be a year of economic pain.

12:30 – Mailbag question on helping children with buying a house.

14:01 – A Woman’s Word: Longevity risk

19:54 – Mailbag question on paying for college.


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