When sudden change happens in your life, how do you handle it? Imagine being told you couldn’t perform your job anymore. How would you pivot? Our guest today had a huge and sudden change in his life when, while his wife was in labor with their child, he found out he had injuries that would prevent him from playing football ever again. Eric Wood played in the NFL for nine seasons before his sudden departure. He joins us today to talk about that moment, the immediate changes he had to make, how he set himself up for success after the NFL, and the importance of having mentors and coaches at all stages of life. Think you have nothing in common with an NFL star? Think again! These messages will apply to much of your life.
Are you counting on the 4% rule to get you through retirement? You may need to revisit your financial plan. For years there has been suspicion that the 4% rule doesn’t work anymore and we dive into exactly why in our headline segment. Joe and OG talk about reviewing your plan consistently and making small changes along the way so you don’t run into huge setbacks. Then we’ll answer Justin’s question about saving for future college expenses and Doug will share his trivia.
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- Retiree withdrawal rates alone are misleading. Here’s why (Financial Planning)
Big thanks to Eric Wood for joining us today. Grab a copy of his new book Tackle What’s Next: Own Your Story, Stack Wins, and Achieve Your Goals in Business and Life.
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- The moon is 250,000 miles away. If you laid dollar bills out end-to-end, how many dollars would it take to reach it?
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- Justin has a 529 plan for his oldest child. He wants to know if he should also invest in a brokerage account for some college costs.
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