Sequence of Returns for Retirees – with Frederick Pratt Sr and Fred Pratt Jr



Dedicated to providing investment solutions and strategic wealth planning that is right for you!  

In this episode of the SimplyAdvised podcast, we speak with Wealth Harvest Group’s Fredrick Pratt Sr, MFA, RWM and Frederick Jr, CFP®, CLU about the importance of understanding your clients, their collective philosophy, and the concept of sequence of returns with retirees.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Their path to becoming professionals in the financial services industry
  • What differentiates them as financial advisors, accompanied by a brief introduction to the team
  • The client process and their ideal client
  • About the sequence of returns with retirees
  • And more.

Listen in to learn more about their approach to assisting families and businesses in accumulating, growing, and harvesting wealth in a tax-efficient manner.

Resources: Fredrick Pratt Jr.: (613) 829-7874 Ext. 217 | Frederick Pratt Sr.: (613) 829-7874 Ext. 292 | Wealth Harvest Group | Wealth Harvest Group Facebook | How to Adult Ottawa  | Wealth Harvest Group Twitter


Taxation in Retirement Made Simple with Frank Marano



Do you know what taxes you will owe in retirement?

In this episode of the SimplyAdvised Podcast, we speak with Frank Marano, licenced fiduciary financial advisor at Marano Consulting on the significance of taxation in retirement. As well as real-life client experiences, warning signs, and pitfalls you don’t want to overlook!

Frank Marano discusses: 

  • What he does for his clients and what makes him a unique financial advisor
  • Why tax planning is so important
  • Taxation laws you should be aware of
  • How Social Security is taxed
  • What happens when you lose a spouse
  • And more

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About Our Guest: 

Frank Marano, is a licensed fiduciary financial advisor at Marano Consulting, and has helped individuals and businesses prepare for success for over 25 years, his advice has appeared on CNNMoney.com, Forbes, and Money.com. He provides clients with experience and solid knowledge to help put them on the path toward financial independence.


The Fundamentals of Developing a Successful Financial Plan With Thomas Southard



Life happens so fast; it’s relatively simple at first, but as we go through various life-stages we rarely pause and make the adjustments necessary for the future. By planning, clients can become more confident and seek solutions to help them achieve their desired outcomes.

In this episode, we speak with Tom Southard, CRC, a financial professional with Thrive Wealth Solutions, on the significance of creating a successful financial plan that may work through various life stages to help you create confidence in accomplishing your life-fulfilling goals!

Tom discusses: 

  • His ideal client, and how he helps them accomplish their overall life-fulfilling goals
  • Why risk minimization and mitigation are so important 
  • The different aspects of planning
  • How he incorporates his client’s goals and dreams into the plan itself
  • Long-term care expenses
  • And more

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About Our Guest:  

Tom Southard: Tom is a financial professional, CRC, at Thrive Wealth Solutions in San Jose, California. His 30+ years of expertise in the tech industry enables him to add substantial value to his clients through easily relating to their needs and goals.


College Preparation and Taxation Strategies — with Benjjamin Zales



When it comes to education and college planning, families need to be considerate about their immediate needs and be aware of the financial factors that could potentially influence their opportunities. 

In this episode of the SimplyAdvised podcast, we talk with Benjjamin Zales, the founder, and CEO of Innovare Consulting Development Group, LLC, about the importance of college planning and tax-efficient investing.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Benjjamin’s inspirational journey as a financial advisor 
  • Why the statement “it’s the rich against the poor” is a lie
  • The drawbacks of putting money into a 529 plan
  • Actionable strategies for tax planning
  • And more.

Discover effective college planning and taxation strategies with Benjjamin Zales! Download today. 

Resources: Benjjamin Zales: (929) 253 – 2684 | Innovare Consulting Development Group, LLC | Benjjamin’s Email 888-770-3901


Solving the Puzzle of Insurance — with Lisa Reynolds



It’s not just you; Selecting the right insurance plan can be very challenging and, at times, difficult to understand.

Today, on this episode of the SimplyAdvised podcast we speak with Lisa Reynolds, the founder and owner of Lisa Reynolds Insurance Agency, LLC. Lisa guides listeners through the puzzle of insurance, she explains the importance of insurance, how it can protect you, why you need it, and touches on the essential questions you should be asking your agent!

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The different pieces in your insurance puzzle 
  • The importance of working with someone you trust
  • What it means to be an independent insurance agency
  • Questions you should be asking your insurance agent
  • The importance of insurance 
  • And more.

Fill in the pieces to your insurance puzzle with Lisa Reynolds today! 

Resources: Lisa Reynolds Insurance Agency, LLC : (573) 778-1516 | Lisa Reynolds LI | Lisa Reynolds FB


The IRA Exit Strategy BluePrint – with Brad Gotto



It’s time to take a closer look at your retirement account.

In this SimplyAdvised episode we meet with Brad Gotto, an RICP advisor and one of the founding partners at Fiat Wealth Management. Brad walks us through a unique strategy to exit your IRA’s and discusses the concerns people have with taxes in retirement. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 applies to you
  • How your deferred investments can become part of what we call the widow/widower tax 
  • What the three tax buckets are
  • What tools are used for tax control and how they can help you
  • And more

Tune in now to learn more about this unique and educational approach to the IRA Exit Strategy!

Resources: Fiat Wealth Management: (952) 462-9116 | Brad Gotto | Events Calendar | SimplyAdvised


Your Ultimate Guide To the Bucket Strategy — With Mason Gorris



Would you like to take a simplified approach to financial planning that gives you a buffer during market volatility?

Today, Mason Gorris, an InvestWise Financial LLC financial planner, shares his knowledge and experience about the bucket strategy. You’re about to discover why applying this strategy can benefit your long-term retirement plan and stop you from making emotional investment decisions. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What the bucket strategy is 
  • What the three components are in the bucket strategy
  • How to incorporate the bucket strategy in your financial plan
  • Reasons for you to consider this strategy over other investment plans
  • How the bucket strategy can help protect your money from inflation
  • And more!

Tune in to this episode to discover how you can implement the bucket strategy in your long-term retirement plan! 

Resources: InvestWise Financial | Mason Gorris on LinkedIn | Mason Gorris on Facebook | Simply Advised


The Advantage of Roths In Your Portfolio — With Kelly Boyd



Is your retirement plan set up so that you know that your money will last in a tax-favored way?

In this episode, Matt Halloran speaks with Kelly L. Boyd, AIF®, a trusted financial planner with InvestWise Financial LLC, as she shares her expertise on Roth conversions. Kelly discusses some of the challenges that clients face when it comes to planning for retirement and answers your questions about how a Roth IRA or Roth conversion can help you achieve your dream retirement. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What a Roth IRA is and how it works
  • How the Roth conversion process works for a 401(k), 403(b) and other investment accounts
  • What could happen if you take your RMD from your Roth IRA too early 
  • What could happen if you contribute too much into a Roth IRA
  • The basics of Roth IRA spousal benefits
  • Why is it important to frequently confirm your beneficiary
  • And more!

Tune in to this episode to learn how to include Roth IRAs in your retirement planning! 

Resources: InvestWise Financial | Kelly L. Boyd | Kelly Boyd – Email | (586)-331-3177 | Simply Advised


The Family Estate Organizer With a Heart — With Dean Thurman



What is one of the greatest gifts we can give to the next generation?

In this episode, Dean Thurman AIF®, the co-founder and senior partner of InvestWise Financial, LLC shares a unique gift that will help families prepare and bring them closer together after the loss of a loved one.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What the family estate organizer with a heart is and how it works
  • What heart-warming questions and sections are contained in this organizer 
  • How the process works and the beneficial outcomes to family members
  • Why the value of our organizer is so unique compared to other service professionals 
  • And more

Tune in now to learn more about the Family Estate Organizer and how it can bring your family closer together! 

Resources: InvestWise Financial – (289) 594 -8113 | Dean Thurman