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An Informational Retirement Podcast Dedicated To Helping You:​

Are You Independent?

With Fourth of July celebrations recently behind us, we’re focusing on the theme of independence in today’s episode. But this isn’t just about whether you’ve saved enough money for retirement. Instead, we’ll explore different categories that contribute to our sense of independence in retirement.


Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

0:00 – Intro

2:00 – Independence from employment

9:10 – Independence from the stock market

14:58 – Independence from the IRS


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Meet Your Host

Scott Sierens, financial advisor at Sierens Financial Group, will provide thoughts, strategies, and ideas on each episode to help you thrive in life, wealth and retirement. The goal is to take complex financial subjects and make them simple and easy to understand so you can feel confident to take action, enjoy life, and eliminate financial stress and anxiety.

Scott, along with guests from across various industries, will cover topics such as tax savings strategies, investments and wealth management, IRAs, 401(k)s, retirement planning, retirement income strategies, pensions, estate planning, social security, healthcare, and much more.

Retirement isn't an age or number. It's finding the balance between living life today and feeling financially confident about YOUR tomorrow.