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On today’s Intelligent Money Minute, we’ll interview Larry Swedroe on common mistakes made by pre-retirees. Larry discusses several mistakes he has noticed made by pre-retirees. To begin, he states the well-known phrase, “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” Though a pre-retiree may have a well-thought-out investment plan, a plan must be made for a successful life after retirement. This can create a complex problem because necessary “ingredients” are left out. Important issues to consider are estate planning, long-term care, and elder abuse. Most noted is the need for a good wealth advisor or quarterback. A good wealth advisor incorporates all of the issues and creates a comprehensive plan. In conclusion, the financial advisor should coordinate with all involved: the tax advisor, the estate planning attorney, the family members, and, most importantly, the client.
We know you’ve worked hard over the years to accumulate wealth, and you probably find it comforting to know that after your death the assets you leave behind will continue to be a source of support for your family, friends, and the causes that are important to you. But to ensure that your legacy reaches your heirs as you intend, you must make the proper arrangements now. We’d love to grab a coffee to see how we may best serve you and your family.
We’ll be interviewing Larry on several podcasts regarding markets, passive investing, and diversification, so be sure to subscribe to our Intelligent Money Minute podcasts.
Larry was among the first authors to publish a book that explained the science of investing in layman’s terms, “The Only Guide to a Winning Investment Strategy You’ll Ever Need.” He has since authored seven more books.
Larry Swedroe Bio
Since joining the Buckingham Strategic Wealth in 1996, Chief Research Officer Larry Swedroe has spent his time and energy educating investors on the benefits of evidence-based investing.
In his role as chief research officer and as a member of the firm’s Investment Policy Committee and Board of Directors, Larry regularly reviews the findings published in dozens of peer-reviewed financial journals, evaluates the outcomes and uses the result to inform the firm’s formal investment strategy recommendations.
Larry’s dedication to helping others has made him a sought-after national speaker. He has made appearances on national television shows airing on NBC, CNBC, CNN and Bloomberg Personal Finance. Larry is a prolific writer, contributing regularly to multiple outlets, including Advisor Perspectives and ETF.com.
Before joining Buckingham, Larry was vice chairman of Prudential Home Mortgage and senior vice president at Citicorp.
Larry holds an MBA in finance and investment from NYU and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Baruch College.