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Episode 37 – 401(k) or Roth 401(k): Which One is Right For You?



Are you looking for the answers to your questions on Roth 401(k)? Join Royal as he unravels the information to help you understand your retirement savings.

In this episode, Royal Standley explains the differences between IRAs and Roth IRAs. Should you look at converting? Royal helps explain the different types of money and your options.

You will learn:

  • The differences between a Roth, 401K  and IRA 
  • The limitations that are set on your retirement investments
  • How important a financial planner is when making these decisions
  • Some factors you need to consider when planning and start planning early  
  • And more!

Tune in now to consider how you can best reach your retirement goals.

Resources:  Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors: (541) 772-1116 

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 36 – How Will the Markets React to the 2020 Election?



Election time is coming fast. How will the outcome of the 2020 U.S. election affect the market and your portfolio?

In this episode, Royal Standley explains how the market typically reacts to a newly elected president and throughout a presidential term. Royal discusses what we saw with the markets during President Donald Trump’s term and what to consider, from an economic and financial perspective, about potential outcomes of the next election.  

You will learn:

  • The historical impact that presidential elections have had on the market
  • Which year of a president’s term is usually the best year in the market 
  • How the capital market assumptions have changed from the beginning of the year until now
  • Why what happens in the Senate can be crucial come election time
  • And more!

Tune in now to consider how the upcoming election could affect the market.

Resources:  Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors: (541) 772-1116


Episode 35 – Prepare for a Financially Secure Life



So, you’ve landed your first job, you get your first paycheck, now what do you do with your money? How do you set yourself up for financial success?

In this episode, Royal Standley discusses the importance of setting yourself up for success by setting habits and taking early steps for a financially secure life. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What to discuss with your advisor if you’ve just entered the working world
  • When you should start working with an advisor
  • The importance of creating healthy financial habits early
  • Why you should be setting goals for your career
  • How student loans and debt repayments play into the conversation
  • And more!

Tune in as Royal walks you through the steps you should be taking to become financially secure. 

Resources: Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors: (541) 772-1116

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 34 – How to Retire During a Global Pandemic



A lot of people are planning to retire in 2020. Maybe you’re one of them.

In light of COVID-19, would it be better for you to semi-retire, postpone it completely, or go ahead and retire full time?

In this episode, Royal Standley helps you plan for your next move during this global pandemic. He walks you through retirement options and explains how to evaluate your financial situation so you can make a safe and informed retirement decision.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What to consider if you’ve lost your job and you’re trying to decide whether to get a second job or retire
  • Why Royal recommends speaking to a financial advisor before you make a retirement decision
  • Overlooked, but essential, questions to ask when you’re interviewing advisors
  • What to discuss with your advisor if you’ve just entered retirement and then the pandemic hit
  • Two ways that the U.S. federal government will probably deal with its new debt
  • And more!

Tune in as Royal walks you through the process of retiring during a pandemic. 

Resources:  Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors: (541) 772-1116

 

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 33 – Your Next Steps to Building a Retirement Plan for Your Business



If you’re ready to move from learning about 401(k) basics to seriously considering how you will structure your business’s retirement plan, this episode is for you.

In this episode, Royal Standley shares what business owners need to know when they’re evaluating a retirement plan for their business. Royal walks you through the roles that go into a 401(k), underlying investment options for employees, and what role a financial advisor should be playing in the process of structuring and implementing a plan.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Who, within a company, is responsible for setting up a 401(k) and making all necessary decisions, including the hiring and firing of different parties to the plan
  • Which tasks are carried out by financial advisors
  • What investment options are available to plan participants
  • How to design a 401(k) that meets the needs of the participant and the business owner
  • And more!

Tune in now to learn the next steps to building a retirement plan that will benefit you and your employees. 

Resources:  Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors: (541) 772-1116 | Episode 32: How to Build an Efficient 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 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.


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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.