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The Retirement Playbook

Mar 1, 2021

An economist and former advisor says the pending stimulus program is too big is going to bring back the kind of inflation rates "we haven't seen in a generation."  Rick and Granger discuss what that could mean for retirement planning if he's correct.  

Develop a plan that factors in inflation at

Feb 22, 2021

We all know that the markets can be risky.  But these days, with low interest rates, it seems like there may not be many other options if we want our nest egg to continue to grow.  This week, Granger discusses what those other options are, and how important they are to consider the closer you get to retirement.


Feb 15, 2021

Many analysts are crediting the performance of the market with stimulus spending, and the promise of another bill on the way.  But what happens when that spending stops?  And how will these bills be paid (and as importantly, by whom)?

Rick discusses how to prepare for the possibility of an unfavorable market.


Feb 8, 2021

You probably wouldn't/shouldn't buy a car directly off a lot without taking it for a test drive, and the same can be said about you retirement.  What if the income you budgeted for turns out to not be enough?  Rick and Granger discuss when (and how) to "test drive" your retirement budget, and what to do if the...

Feb 1, 2021

Tennessee was among one of the most popular moving destinations in 2020, while states like New Jersey and California saw a large exodus.  While not the sole reason, taxes probably came into play for a decent number of those moves.  Rick and Granger talk about other strategies people can take that don't involve packing...