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Feb 29, 2024

Did you know that you may have a spirit animal when it comes to your finances? Your spirit animal represents you, your personality, and your attitudes toward investing. Having a little fun today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, will help you determine which spirit animal best describes you. This discussion may help you better understand how and why you make your decisions about money.

Listening Time: 17 minutes

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Mercer Advisors is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice to clients. All estate planning document preparation and other legal advice are provided through Advanced Services Law Group, Inc.

Feb 23, 2024

Maximizing Social Security benefits for you and your spouse can be tricky since there are several different options to consider. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, is joined by colleague Ryan Flurer, Financial Planner at Mercer Advisors. They discuss Social Security for individuals and married couples and explore several options to help you get the most from this important cashflow source.

Listening Time: 29 minutes

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Feb 16, 2024

If your retirement is a year or two away, you should be mindful of changes to the current retirement landscape. The changes result from legislative action and the forthcoming sunsetting of some previously enacted tax laws. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, discusses the changes that you, and your financial planning team, may consider for you to be appropriately prepared.

Listening Time: 21 minutes

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Mercer Advisors is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice to clients. All estate planning document preparation and other legal advice are provided through Advanced Services Law Group, Inc.

Feb 9, 2024

In today’s economy, there’s seems to be no shortage of financial advice offered. It may come from friends, family members, co-workers, or even journalists. The problem is that the advice you receive may not be good advice. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, discusses some not-so-good advice to avoid, and the value of listening to credentialed professionals.

Listening Time: 21 minutes

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Feb 2, 2024

Managing risk and yield within your portfolio in today’s world, with higher interest rates that likely won’t last, can be a challenge. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, is joined by Don Calcagni, Chief Investment Officer, Mercer Advisors. They discuss the importance of making the distinction between your short-term cash needs and long-term wealth planning needs.

Listening Time: 23 minutes

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Jan 26, 2024

The modern concept of retirement was a long time in coming and will continue to evolve. Lifestyle changes and longevity have had a significant impact on how we plan for, and live in, retirement. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, discusses the history of retirement and its probable future.

Listening Time: 25 minutes

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Jan 19, 2024

Putting together a net worth statement may be a good starting point for a more accurate understanding of your financial health. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, discusses what’s included in a net worth statement and the benefits of having one.

Listening Time: 23 minutes

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Jan 12, 2024

Today, a discussion on how gender may impact your feelings toward money and money management.  Kelly Albert, Wealth Advisor and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional at Mercer Advisors joins John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, to explore the reasons some men and women have differing views on money and investing. Understanding these potential differences could be a first step to a couple’s future financial security.

Listening Time:  26 minutes

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Mercer Advisors is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice to clients. All estate planning document preparation and other legal advice are provided through Advanced Services Law Group, Inc.

Jan 5, 2024

Arrival of the New Year may be viewed as an opportunity for a fresh start, a new beginning, or at very least a chance to put your best foot forward. John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, discusses the importance of placing investment and retirement planning high on your list of “to-dos” for early 2024.

Listening Time: 23 minutes

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Dec 15, 2023

As the year ends, the holidays arrive and many of us may be busier than ever. But it’s an important time of year to keep your financial wellbeing top of mind. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, reminds you of several potentially beneficial tax related moves to consider before the new year arrives.

Listening Time: 19 minutes

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Dec 8, 2023

Having a multigenerational relationship with your advisor can help your adult children get a solid start with financial planning. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, discusses those benefits and the advantages of starting a retirement plan as soon as your career begins. 

Listening Time: 18 minutes

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Dec 1, 2023

There’s a big difference between financial planning and obtaining a one-time financial plan. A one-time plan only presents a snapshot of a single moment in time and doesn’t include consideration of life changes you will likely experience. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, discusses why dynamic ongoing work with a planning professional can be far better suited to helping you achieve your financial goals.

Listening Time: 16 minutes

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Nov 17, 2023

Planning to work into your late 60’s or beyond may be a good idea in theory, but frequently working longer is not an option. Health concerns or being let go by your employer are likely unforeseen. Does your financial plan include contingencies for retiring earlier than you may have expected? Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, discusses the need for a retirement plan that includes consideration for those unplanned occurrences that may be on the horizon.

Listening Time: 16 minutes

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Nov 10, 2023

Financial planners help clients manage their money, of course, but may also assist in navigating the physical, psychological and emotional impact of retirement planning, and living in retirement as we age. Making informed choices to stay healthy, fit and financially secure may have a direct connection to how long we live. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, discusses the intersection of health, wealth and longevity.

Listening Time: 22 minutes

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Nov 3, 2023

During our working life, some of us define ourselves by what we do for a living. Retirement changes all of that. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, takes a deep and insightful dive into the ways and means of finding purpose in life during your retired years.

Listening Time: 21 minutes

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Oct 27, 2023

Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors is joined by Mercer Advisors’ Financial Planner Dennis Jablonoski to discuss newly released data on the impact the resumption of student loan repayments may have on retirement savings.

Listening Time: 22 minutes

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Oct 20, 2023

Having a well-diversified investment portfolio is one of the most basic guidelines in financial planning. Having cash on-hand should be part of that plan. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, discusses why having a part of your portfolio in cash is necessary.

Listening Time: 19 minutes

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Oct 13, 2023

The giving season is fast approaching. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors is joined by Mercer Advisors’ Tim Joseph CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and CPA, and Ryan Flurer, Wealth Manager, to discuss charitable gift annuities. Learn how to make a significant donation to your charity of choice while receiving beneficial tax treatment and more.

Listening Time: 20 minutes

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Oct 6, 2023

You’ll spend a good part of your working life saving for your retirement. Once you reach your goals, you want to feel confident that what you’ve saved will be enough to cover your financial needs throughout your retired years. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, discusses the importance of anticipating, and planning for, unexpected expenses that could derail your retirement.

Listening Time: 25 minutes

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Sep 29, 2023

Attempting to understand Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity can be mind-blowing, but have you ever considered financial relativity? Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, explains the meaning of financial relativity and how understanding it can give you a clearer perspective on your financial position.

Listening Time:  17 minutes

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Sep 22, 2023

Having a clear financial plan may help ease concerns for many, whether already retired or nearing retirement. What is your view of the future? In this episode, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, discusses ways to help those with optimistic, or pessimistic, outlooks create a plan for their future.

Listening Time:  23 minutes

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Sep 15, 2023

In this episode, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, discusses the similarities between building a house and constructing a solid investment portfolio.

Listening Time:  15 minutes

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Sep 8, 2023

Focusing on your tax situation for the current year is important. It’s equally essential to consider how tax planning for today can impact your tax situation in retirement. In this episode, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, and Tim Joseph CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and CPA at Mercer Advisors, discuss tax planning from a life-long perspective.

Listening Time:  24 minutes

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Sep 1, 2023

Why should my financial plan include a projection for living until the age of 100 when I know I won’t live that long? It’s a question financial professionals are often asked. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, is joined by Ryan Flurer, Financial Planner at Mercer Advisors, to discuss why it makes sense to assume your lifespan may be far longer than the current national averages of 79 for women and 73 for men. 

Listening Time:  25 minutes

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Aug 25, 2023

Organizations merging or being acquired is commonplace in nearly every field. In the world of finance, the recent acquisition of TD Ameritrade by Charles Schwab has some investors concerned. Today, John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, answers many questions and explains the impact of the two companies becoming one.

Listening Time: 15 minutes

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