Tag Archives: Financial Planning

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69. Q&A on Financial Planning



If you are just starting your financial planning or preparing for retirement, there are always questions on what to do and how to prepare your financial future.

In this episode, Royal Standley answers some of the financial planning questions sent in by you. He dives into some of the uncertainties clients feel during the financial planning process to help you live a relaxing retirement.

Royal discusses:

  • When you should involve a financial advisor
  • How to utilize FINRA’s BrokerCheck when finding the best advisor for you
  • The difference between Roth IRAs and traditional IRAs
  • The basics of retirement planning
  • And more

Resources:

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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.

Withdrawals from a Traditional IRA prior to age 59 ½ will be subject to ordinary income tax and may also incur a 10% penalty tax unless an exception applies.

Contributions to a Roth IRA are subject to income limitations. You may take nontaxable withdrawals from a Roth IRA if you are at least 59 ½ and the account has been held at least 5 years. Otherwise, earnings withdrawn may be subject to ordinary income tax and a 10% penalty.


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67. Simplifying Financial Planning



Everyone has heard the term financial planning over and over again. But do you truly understand financial planning as a whole? 

In this episode, Royal Standley shares what financial advising truly is, diving into what to look for as a client and the steps a financial advisor takes to create a financial plan. He reveals some of the fears and worries of clients, how financial advisors create a personalized financial plan, and identifies the next steps after a plan is put in place.

Royal discusses:

  • How to determine if a financial advisor will focus on you
  • Existing worries and fears of clients
  • How financial advisors reduce risk when faced with uncertainty
  • The steps after creating the financial plan
  • And more

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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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66. Maintaining Your New Year’s Resolutions



Everyone talks about what they plan to focus on in the new year. The real question is how are you going to maintain your resolution?

In this episode, Royal Standley discusses what his plans are for 2022. He also shares his advice for maintaining your new year financial resolutions and how to remain accountable throughout the year. You will learn about the resources that helped him commit to his health goals and tips for creating your financial resolutions.

Royal discusses:

  • His New Year’s resolutions
  • How to commit to your goals
  • The importance of keeping yourself accountable to your finances
  • How he sets himself up for each day
  • And more!

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Resources:

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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65. The Fundamentals of an Emergency Fund



When faced with unexpected expenses, reaching for your plastic can be an easy option. But easy is not always the best option.

In this episode, Royal Standley discusses the importance of avoiding over-complicating an emergency fund and how you can build your own. He reveals how an emergency fund benefits your financial plan even before you start creating a retirement plan and the debt you can avoid. 

Royal discusses:

  • The importance of educating employees and clients on emergency funds
  • The difference between using an emergency fund and reaching for plastic
  • Why you should focus on one step at a time
  • How to build your emergency fund
  • And more!

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Additional Resources:

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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63. Preparing For The New Year of Unknowns



Looking back over the past year, we have faced several challenges — from COVID to politics to the investment market — and we need to prepare for how these could impact us in the new year.

In this episode, Royal Standley discusses what happened this past year and looks to the future. He recounts the impact of COVID on individuals and business, how politics influences society and the increase in costs. Royal reveals expectations for the future and the expectations for market returns.

Royal discusses:

  • How COVID impacted the past year
  • The influence of politics
  • How supply chain issues affect prices
  • The importance of discussing your financial plan with your advisor
  • And more!

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Resources:

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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61. The World Of Medicare with Marla Kasdorf



Medicare can be a complicated system for medical insurance. Having someone who knows how to navigate the system can help you find the best plan for your needs.

In this episode, Royal Standley is joined by Marla Kasdorf, owner at Kasdorf and Associates LLC, in discussing the world of Medicare. Marla shares what the end of the year means for Medicare users, who can apply and what each part can be used for. Discover how Medigap can fill the hole of Part A and B.

Marla discusses:

  • Advice for getting Medicare
  • The role of Medigap within your Medicare plan
  • How to manage your money with Medicare
  • The penalty for late enrollment in Part B
  • And more!

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About Our Guest:

Marla Kasdorf’s background includes 25 years of teaching and 7 years in Senior Market products BA SUNY, MM Eastman School of Music, post-grad University of Oregon. Notary Public. 34 year resident of Grants Pass. Married to Tim and mom of Nathan.

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 56 – Financial Planning For You, Coaching For Your Kids – with James Monroe



With physical contact being restricted due to Covid, kids and adults alike have adjusted how they play sports. 

In this episode, Royal Standley is joined by James Monroe, a financial advisor with Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors. James shares his ten years of experience coaching kids sports teams and how the lessons learned from coaching relate to facing the struggles of COVID-19 as a financial advisor.

You will learn:

  • How hard work creates results
  • The importance of teamwork
  • The similarities in changes between financial advising and coaching
  • And more!

Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors | (541) 772-1116  |  About Royal Standley  | Schedule Online with Royal Standley | Email Royal Standley  |  About James Monroe  | Schedule Online with James Monroe | Email James Monroe  |  Episode 39: The Coach to Your Financial Plan with James Monroe

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 55 – The Top Five Retirement Mistakes Business Owners Make



When you start your own business, how will the business affect your retirement planning?

In this episode, Royal Standley shares five of the biggest mistakes business owners make when planning their retirement.

You will learn:

  • The benefit of creating a retirement roadmap
  • The importance of keeping personal and business assets separate
  • Why you should hire outside support
  • And more!

Discover the five retirement mistakes you should avoid.

Resources:

Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors |  About Royal Standley  | Schedule Online with Royal Standley | (541) 772-1116 | Email Royal Standley  |  Episode 47 – A Simple 7 Step Guide to Optimize Your Business Exit

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 54 – The Deflation of Economic Inflation



The forced isolation of COVID-19 has impacted the inflation rate today and in the future.

In this episode, Royal Standley dives into inflation, discussing how COVID-19 has impacted the economy. He reveals past examples of similar economic scenarios, how the future inflation rate may increase and the impact this could have on your retirement plan.

You will learn:

  • How COVID-19 impacted economic inflation
  • What the ideal inflation rate is
  • Some of the lasting financial impacts of quarantine on the government
  • How inflation could impact retirement planning
  • And more!

Discover how COVID-19 has impacted current and future inflation rate!

Resources:   Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors |  About Royal Standley  | Schedule Online with Royal Standley | (541) 772-1116 | Email 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 53 – How To Avoid 15 Common Financial Planning Mistakes



Sometimes, one small mistake can completely derail your financial plan and stop you from achieving your life goals.

In this episode, Royal Standley goes through a list of 15 common financial planning mistakes that he has encountered in working with clients over the years. Along with discussing the root causes of these mistakes, he also shares tips on how to avoid them, or even fix them if you’ve already committed the mistake.

You will learn:

  • Things that can go wrong while attempting to time the market in the short run
  • The importance of saving early and living well within your means
  • How to plan for the worst-case scenario as part of your risk management
  • Tips to overcome procrastination and take the crucial first step towards financial planning
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn how you can avoid the most common pitfalls while building your financial plan!

Resources: Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors |  About Royal Standley  | Schedule Online with Royal Standley | (541) 772-1116 | Email Royal Standley | Episode 6 – It’s Never Too Soon to Start Estate Planning | Episode 8 – How to Use Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps | Episode 12 – Let’s Talk About Your Money and Your Taxes | Episode 16 – Your Top Life Insurance Questions Answered | Episode 27 – How Much Insurance Coverage Do You Actually Need? — With James Monroe | Episode 41 – Setting Your S M A R T Goals

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.