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Retire Eyes Wide Open

My name is Scot Landborg – I’m here to help you Retire with your Eyes Wide Open.That means having the information you need and the clarity you deserve. It means understanding and interpreting the world as it changes. It means knowing about investments, taxes, social security, and estate planning and how they are all connected. And probably most important – it’s about living your best retirement life. The good life!Send us a listener question or schedule a consultation for more personalized information at RetireEWO.comJoin me each week as I show you how to Retire with your Eyes Wide Open! Scot Landborg is an investment adviser representative of, and securities and advisory services are offered through, USA Financial Securities Corp. (Member FINRA/SIPC). USA Financial Securities is a registered investment adviser located at 6020 E Fulton St., Ada, MI 49301. Sterling Wealth Partners, LLC and Scot Strategy, Inc. are not affiliated with USA Financial Securities. CA Insurance #0G89727

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Ep #03: Why Tax Strategy is Critical in Retirement

Scot Landborg, host of the weekly podcast Retire Eyes Wide Open talks about tax strategy and why it’s a critical component in retirement plan optimization. Scot talks about the week’s news in the Money Rundown and our Scot Strategy and Listener Questions are all about taxes and your retirement.

30mins

12 Sep 2018

Rank #1

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Ep #04: Social Security & Retirement Optimization

Top tips for optimizing your social security benefit in retirement.  Top mistakes people make when electing their social security.  Scot Landborg, host of the weekly podcast, Retire Eyes Wide Open, shares insight and strategy around social security and how comprehensive planning can help you maximize your benefits. 

35mins

4 Oct 2018

Rank #2

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Ep #10: Kids & Money - Spend It or Leave It?

Are you planning on bouncing your last check or leaving a big financial legacy?  People often fall into one group or the other.  We’ll talk about strategies for each.  Scot Landborg, host of the podcast, Retire Eyes Wide Open, shares strategies to optimize your financial legacy and ideas to make sure your money lasts through retirement.   

37mins

17 Dec 2018

Rank #3

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Ep #09: Advanced Planning Concepts

Advanced retirement planning strategies can help optimize your plan.  Scot Landborg, host of the weekly podcast, Retire Eyes Wide Open, shares his top advanced planning concepts.  They include the restricted application, the backdoor ROTH, charitable strategy and more.  

32mins

26 Nov 2018

Rank #4

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Ep #05: Trust – How to Find the Right Financial Professional?

Is your advisor worthy of your trust?  Do you trust too much?  Or not enough?  What characteristics make an advisor worthy of trust?  What things should you legitimately be worried about in your financial life? How do you get clarity?  Scot Landborg, host of the weekly podcast, Retire Eyes Wide Open, shares about Trust and how you can find an advisor worthy of your trust. 

31mins

15 Oct 2018

Rank #5

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Ep #07: 13 Question REWO Test

How do you know if you are retiring with your eyes wide open?  Are you informed?  What’s missing?  Our 13 yes or no questions will give you some clarity on how prepared you are for retirement.  Scot Landborg, host of the weekly podcast, Retire Eyes Wide Open, shares his thoughts on what you need to know to be prepared for retirement.

29mins

3 Nov 2018

Rank #6

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Ep #06: Annuities – Hate or Love?

Are annuities as bad as some people say?  Are they as good as some people think?  We take a more balanced approach and talk about the positives and negatives of annuities in a portfolio.  Who are they designed for and who are they NOT designed for?  Scot Landborg, host of the weekly podcast, Retire Eyes Wide Open, shares his thoughts on annuities and if they are a good fit for retirees. 

23mins

29 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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Ep #08: Adding JOY in Retirement

An active retirement is often a happy retirement.  What are some easy things to add joy to your retirement?  Scot Landborg, host of the weekly podcast, Retire Eyes Wide Open, shares his thoughts on joy and travel in retirement. 

30mins

13 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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Ep #11: REWO Season 1 Bloopers

We are gearing up to start Season 2 of our Retire Eyes Wide Open Podcast. In the meantime, enjoy some Scot bloopers!

4mins

12 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Ep #15: Psychology of Retirement

We’re talking about the psychology of retirement with special guest Professor Kenneth Shultz, Ph.D. and author of the book Happy Retirement: The Psychology of Reinvention. You’ll also hear my top 10 tips for adjusting to your new retirement reality.

48mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #10