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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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Oct 11, 2019

If life insurance becomes part of your retirement plan, you need to make sure you’re able to cash in on a claim should the situation arise. Unfortunately, people make mistakes that end up preventing that from happening. We’ll tell you about those and what you can do to keep that from happening. 

On today's show: 

0:40– In the news: McDonalds is testing a plant-based burger. Are you ready to invest in shares of Beyond Meat.

2:05 – How we protect clients that want to invest in new stocks.

2:52– The strategy behind a conservative approach that limits losses. Don’t try to hit a homerun at the expense of your retirement.

4:47– Talking about mistakes people make with their life insurance.

5:34– You think you’re covered but in the end you aren’t.

8:40– Not naming a contingent beneficiary happens to people.

10:10– Two real life examples of how messy things can get without a beneficiary.

11:44– You need to be careful about your hobbies and extracurricular activities.

13:37 – Ultimately, it’s vital to pay attention to detail across your plan.

15:21– Getting to Know Joel: What’s the hardest job you’ve ever had? Joel worked at a warehouse overnight unloading trucks.

18:31– Mailbag question: My pension doesn’t provide an inflation rate. Should I even consider taking the spousal continuation option?

20:16  My husband is 11 years older than me so there’s a good chance I might end up being a widow for a significant amount of time in retirement. What type of planning challenges does this present for me?

21:52– What does the Money Map review process look like?

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