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Episode 32: How to Build an Efficient Retirement Plan



Are you a business owner or a plan sponsor that’s looking to set up a retirement plan?

In this episode of Life By Design Podcast, Royal Standley dives deep into the different retirement plan options and shares the key features of each.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The three types of 401(k)s and how they each work
  • The difference between a defined contribution and a defined benefit plan
  • The benefits of having a 401(k) with a profit-sharing option
  • Why IRAs are an incentive for younger people
  • And more!

Tune in to hear the considerations you should make when choosing a retirement plan.

Advisory Services offered through Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc. Securities offered through United Planners Financial Services of America, Member FINRA / SIPC. Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc., and United Planners Financial Services are independent companies.


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Episode 31 – Answering Prospective Clients’ Frequently Asked Questions



Are you curious about financial advisors and how they can help you? Do you know how to tell if you need one — and how to find the right one?

These are just a few questions that Royal Standley receives on a regular basis by new and prospective clients alike. Today, Royal is sitting down to answer some of these frequently asked questions, all the while highlighting the importance of working with an expert. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The benefits of working alongside a financial professional 
  • The difference between a financial advisor and asset manager — and how to find the right one
  • What being a fiduciary means
  • About conflict of interest in the financial services industry
  • And more!

Tune in now to hear the answers to your burning questions — and to learn what considerations you should keep in mind when seeking a financial planner and advisor!

Resources:  Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors | The Life by Design Podcast | Royal Standley 

Advisory Services offered through Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc. Securities offered through United Planners Financial Services of America, Member FINRA / SIPC. Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc., and United Planners Financial Services are independent companies.


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Episode 30 – How to Start Planning for Financial Recovery



Do you think COVID-19 will change the way the world functions technologically, socially, financially or economically? 

In this episode of The Life by Design Podcast, Royal Standley shares his tips for financial recovery so that you can be prepared for whatever the new “normal” may look like.  

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to plan to recover from the current state of the market
  • How business owners and industry have been impacted
  • The importance of evolving workplaces and technology to work from home
  • The global impact of self-isolation and self-quarantine 
  • And more!

Tune in to learn the importance of having defined financial goals and portfolios during these unprecedented times. 

Resources:  Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors 

 

Advisory Services offered through Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc. Securities offered through United Planners Financial Services of America, Member FINRA / SIPC. Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc., and United Planners Financial Services are independent companies.


Episode 29 – What Should an Investor Avoid When Markets Are Facing a Downfall?



How has your financial plan been affected by the recent downturn in the market? 

In this episode of The Life by Design Podcast, Royal Standley suggests how to plan and prepare for times when the market is experiencing decline. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Various potential reasons for an economic decline 
  • How to separate emotions and finances
  • What capitulation is and why you should selling when the market is low 
  • The impact of time in financial portfolios 
  • And more!

Tune in today to hear how to be prepared for the unexpected.

Resources:  Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors


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Episode 28 – All About the CARES Act –– With Royal Standley



In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American government has recently passed the CARES Act that will allow millions of people to access different benefits during this challenging time. 

In this episode, Royal Standley breaks down the different types of government assistance that Americans will now have access to, spanning from unemployment and student loan considerations to an extended tax filing date.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The pros and cons of the CARES Act 
  • How to qualify for recovery rebates 
  • Recommendations for what actions to take with your rebate money
  • What provision might allow people to free up retirement dollars
  • And more!

Tune in now to become familiar with the newly passed CARES Act and how you might benefit.  

Resources:  Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors 

Advisory Services offered through Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc. Securities offered through United Planners Financial Services of America, Member FINRA / SIPC. Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc., and United Planners Financial Services are independent companies.


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SPECIAL UPDATE: COVID-19



In this special episode, we share updates on how we are responding to the COVID-19 situation, how we’re assisting our clients, and what actions we’re advising investors to take during this time of uncertainty. 

Tune in now to learn how the markets are being affected and what we’re doing to help clients during this tumultuous time.

Resources: Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors Inc.


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Episode 27 – How Much Insurance Coverage Do You Actually Need? — With James Monroe



Do you have the right type of insurance plan and amount of coverage for your family’s needs?

In this episode, Royal Standley and James Monroe of Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors walk you through different life insurance policies. This down-to-earth conversation is all about helping you figure out which policy will give you the coverage you need to maintain you and your family’s lifestyle. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How James uses a DIME method as a starting point to calculate life insurance needs
  • When the ideal time is to have term insurance
  • The five main types of permanent policies 
  • Examples of how life insurance has changed people’s lives for the better
  • And more!

Tune in to learn how Royal and James can contribute to enhancing your current health insurance. 

Resources:

Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc. 

Advisory Services offered through Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc. Securities offered through United Planners Financial Services of America, Member FINRA / SIPC. Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc., and United Planners Financial Services are independent companies.


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Episode 26 – The Secrets Behind This Small Business’ Staying Power



Reaching the 25-year mark is a tremendous feat for a small business. The silver anniversary of Oregon Pacific Advisors calls for a celebration!  

In today’s episode, Royal Standley walks down memory lane as he talks about the story of Oregon Pacific Advisors, the secrets behind their staying power, and how he predicts each generation’s planning needs will change over the next 25 years.  

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • The story of how three advisors joined forces to start Oregon Pacific Advisors
  • What investment strategy Oregon Pacific Advisors holds fast to during recessions
  • About Royal’s philosophy on adopting new technology
  • And more!

Tune in now to hear this small business’ secrets to standing the test of time.

Resources:

Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc.

 

Advisory Services offered through Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc. Securities offered through United Planners Financial Services of America, Member FINRA / SIPC. Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc., and United Planners Financial Services are independent companies.


Episode 25 – Solving Your Retirement Puzzle – Part 2



The term “guaranteed income” sounds stuffy. But what this mini-series is really focused on is helping you consider your options for recreating your paycheck during retirement.  

In the final part of this series, Royal Standley walks you through more options for guaranteed retirement income. You will learn about money-savings pension tips, the pros and cons of different annuities, and plenty more! 

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • Words of caution when choosing survivorship options in a pension
  • Advantages and disadvantages to several different annuities
  • Why having an income stream from multiple sources can help you have a successful retirement
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn your options for recreating your monthly paycheck during retirement. 

Resources:

Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc.

Advisory Services offered through Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc. Securities offered through United Planners Financial Services of America, Member FINRA / SIPC. Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc., and United Planners Financial Services are independent companies.


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Episode 24 – Solving Your Retirement Puzzle – Part 1



Your retirement will be made up of many different pieces from social security to 401(k)s and everything in between.  Do you know how to fit them all together to make it work best for you?

In this episode, Royal Standley educates us on the many variables involved with solving the retirement puzzle.  Using client examples he walks us through how your career choices may impact your long term plans and why working with a professional can help you see the forest for the trees.  

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • What you should review to reach your goals
  • How sitting with a financial professional helps maximize your savings
  • How Social Security fits into your future?
  • What role traditional pensions, 401(k)s and annuities play in your retirement planning
  • And more!

Tune in now because most people retire one time, Royal and his staff have been helping people successfully retire for 25 years!

Resources:  Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc.

Advisory Services offered through Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc. Securities offered through United Planners Financial Services of America, Member FINRA / SIPC. Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors, Inc., and United Planners Financial Services are independent companies.