Unlocking Your Financial Future

Ep 40: Retirement Projections, Diversification & Other Mailbag Questions

June 25, 2020

It’s time to answer your questions once again on the podcast. Today we’ll cover, retirement projections, proper diversification, how much you’ll need for retirement, a surprise inheritance, and working while earning Social Security.


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Today's show schedule: 

0:59Mailbag Question #1: An online calculator says I’m going to need over $700,000 for retirement. How accurate do you think this is?

2:27Mailbag Question #2: I have almost $150,000 sitting in my savings account. I’m tired of getting virtually no interest but also too scared to invest right now. Should I just leave it in the bank?

3:27 – How Ben feels about the state of the market right now.

4:13Mailbag Question #3: I counted out the mutual funds in my IRA and it appears that I have 33 different funds. Is this adequate diversification?

5:40Mailbag Question #4: I’m 55 and I have about $300K saved for retirement but I feel like I’m really behind where I should be compared to most people I know. Am I in trouble?

7:12Mailbag Question #5: Can you clarify whether I start my Social Security benefit and still earn an income or not?

8:38Mailbag Question #6: I just inherited a very large sum of money from my dad that I wasn’t expecting. What’s the most responsible way to handle it?