New Focus on Wealth with Chad Burton

Chad Burton

Navigating the complexities of financial planning and wealth management is tough. Chad Burton, CPF ® makes it easy for you by breaking down the latest news and the important topics every wealthy person needs to know in 2020 and beyond. These are dynamic times and that makes it the perfect time for a new focus on wealth! read less
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The Current Economic Landscape, Market Trends, Interest Rates, & Inflation
May 6 2024
The Current Economic Landscape, Market Trends, Interest Rates, & Inflation
The podcast episode features Chad & Rob discussing various financial topics related to wealth management, retirement planning, and estate protection. Throughout the episode, Chad covers a range of subjects, including the current economic landscape, market trends, interest rates, and inflation. He emphasizes the importance of tax planning, insurance reviews, and estate planning in the context of financial management. Chad also delves into the significance of alternative investments, such as private equity, private lending, and private real estate, for portfolio diversification and wealth preservation. The episode provides insights into the role of a wealth manager versus an investment advisor, highlighting the comprehensive approach of a certified financial planner in addressing various financial aspects beyond just managing investment portfolios. Furthermore, the episode touches on the basics of estate planning, including considerations for individuals with children and the need for life insurance coverage. Chad discusses the transition from basic estate planning to advanced estate planning, focusing on the complexities of leaving substantial assets to heirs and the importance of financial education for beneficiaries. Advanced estate planning involves strategies to protect and distribute wealth effectively, considering factors like inheritance taxes, asset protection, and the long-term financial well-being of future generations. The episode underscores the value of seeking professional guidance from a certified financial planner to navigate the intricacies of estate planning and ensure a comprehensive approach to managing one's financial legacy. Timestamps: [00:01:23] Inflation and the economy update. [00:06:35] Portfolio transition for dividend focus. [00:09:37] Alternative Investments for Retirement. [00:12:15] Direct lending and private equity. [00:14:32] Retirement portfolio diversification strategies. [00:19:08] Social movement in stock market. [00:22:21] Real estate investment analysis. [00:27:20] Wealth management and real estate. [00:30:37] Jobless claims and consumer trends. [00:34:45] The Bored Ape Yacht Club [00:37:04] Estate planning and dog liability. [00:39:52] Importance of reviewing insurance. [00:44:56] Advanced estate planning [00:47:02] Leaving money to family. [00:49:56] Keeping assets separate for love. [00:53:14] Trusts explained clearly. [00:57:54] Charitable remainder unit trust. [00:59:49] Wealth management and relationships. [01:05:06] Real estate investment strategies. [01:07:28] 1031 exchange for real estate. [01:11:01] Interest Rate Environment Email your money question to chad@chadburton.com Call 1-888-762-2423 for Wealth Management and Financial Planning services or visit www.ChadBurton.com
The World Of EVs & Health Savings Account Strategies
Apr 25 2024
The World Of EVs & Health Savings Account Strategies
This podcast episode focuses on various financial topics, health tips, and investment strategies discussed by certified financial planner Chad Burton. In the episode, Chad provides insights on the current market trends, including the impact of tech earnings, interest rates, and inflation on investment decisions. He delves into the importance of diversification in portfolios, highlighting the performance of different asset classes such as tech-heavy NASDAQ, S&P 500, and emerging markets. Additionally, Chad emphasizes the significance of managing health alongside wealth, offering practical advice on improving health through dietary changes, exercise, and lifestyle modifications. He also touches on the benefits of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for retirement planning and healthcare expenses. Furthermore, Chad shares valuable tips on hedging against downside risks in investments, particularly for individuals nearing retirement age. He discusses the benefits of rebalancing portfolios, utilizing health savings accounts strategically, and making informed decisions regarding long-term care costs and inherited IRAs. Chad also provides guidance on starting a health-conscious lifestyle by cutting out sugar, processed foods, and adopting a Mediterranean diet. By incorporating simple steps like taking a walk after meals and making dietary adjustments, listeners can enhance their overall well-being and financial stability. The episode underscores the importance of proactive financial planning, health management, and strategic investment choices for a secure and fulfilling future. Timestamps: [00:01:14] The world of EVs changing rapidly. [00:05:00] Inflation and economic impact. [00:08:03] Inverted yield curves and recessions. [00:14:38] Fighting inflation with stocks. [00:18:00] Managing investment risks. [00:20:00] Hedging against downside risk. [00:24:09] Paying taxes on stock gains. [00:26:26] Health Savings Account Strategies. [00:31:30] Health and wealth swap. [00:35:25] Foods that spike blood sugar. Email your money question to chad@chadburton.com Call 1-888-762-2423 for Wealth Management and Financial Planning services or visit www.ChadBurton.com
The Wealth-Health Connection
Apr 18 2024
The Wealth-Health Connection
This podcast episode focuses on various financial topics, including market updates, investment strategies, and insurance considerations. The host, Chad Burton, discusses the recent market trends, highlighting the performance of different indexes and individual stocks like NVIDIA, Apple, and Tesla. He emphasizes the importance of diversification in investment portfolios, especially in light of the concentrated nature of the current market, with a significant portion of the S&P 500 being tech or communication services companies. Additionally, Chad provides insights into mutual funds and ETFs, explaining the differences between the two and the factors to consider when choosing between them. He also delves into the importance of health and wellness in retirement planning, stressing the significance of maintaining good health to enjoy wealth in later years. Furthermore, the episode delves into the intricacies of life insurance and the considerations individuals should make when evaluating their policies. Chad discusses the significance of term life insurance and the concept of "buy term and invest the difference" as a strategy for financial planning. He also provides valuable insights on managing old cash value life insurance policies, including options like 1035 exchanges and transitioning to more suitable policies based on current needs. Moreover, the importance of staying hydrated and maintaining overall health was highlighted, with Chad offering practical tips on water intake, exercise routines, and lifestyle choices to ensure a healthy and fulfilling retirement. The episode underscores the holistic approach to financial planning, integrating wealth management strategies with health and wellness considerations for a well-rounded and prosperous future. Timestamps: [00:02:28] Tesla's range anxiety and complaints. [00:05:09] Bonds and interest rates discussion. [00:09:04] S&P 500 PE Ratio. [00:13:04] Actively managed vs. passive investing. [00:16:21] Active vs. Passive Fund Management. [00:19:37] Life insurance and investments. [00:23:41] The importance of full physicals. [00:26:30] Options for old life insurance. [00:31:16] Importance of health. [00:33:29] Importance of staying hydrated. [00:36:16] Importance of weight training. Email your money question to chad@chadburton.com Call 1-888-762-2423 for Wealth Management and Financial Planning services or visit www.ChadBurton.com
Balancing Wealth & Health: Financial Planning & Wellness Tips
Apr 11 2024
Balancing Wealth & Health: Financial Planning & Wellness Tips
This episode focuses on a variety of financial topics, including current news on consumer prices, market performance, interest rates, and alternative investments. Chad provides insights on the latest data on consumer prices, market trends, and the potential impact on interest rates. Additionally, he discusses the importance of diversification in investment portfolios, the performance of different asset classes, and strategies for managing wealth effectively. In the latter part of the episode, Chad shifts the discussion towards the importance of health and wellness in conjunction with financial planning. He emphasizes the significance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, making simple dietary changes, and incorporating exercise routines to improve overall well-being. He highlights the correlation between wealth and health, urging listeners to prioritize their physical health alongside financial planning to ensure a balanced and fulfilling life. Timestamps: [00:00:52] Consumer prices rose higher. [00:06:28] Balanced portfolio options. [00:09:55] Asset allocation for retirement. [00:13:35] Alternative Investments. [00:18:37] Wealth management strategies. [00:19:44] Interest rates and inflation trends. [00:24:44] Annuity options explained. [00:27:37] Annuity tax implications. [00:31:09] Wealth vs. Health. [00:34:25] The link between gut and brain. [00:37:37] Potential risks of statins. Email your money question to chad@chadburton.com Call 1-888-762-2423 for Wealth Management and Financial Planning services or visit www.ChadBurton.com
Smart Tax Moves: 1031 Exchanges, DSTs & Charitable Remainder Trusts
Apr 4 2024
Smart Tax Moves: 1031 Exchanges, DSTs & Charitable Remainder Trusts
This podcast episode discusses various financial topics, including market numbers, stock and bond market performance, interest rate-sensitive assets, tax considerations, and real estate investment strategies. Chad provides insights on market trends, the impact of interest rate changes on investments, the importance of tax planning, and options for optimizing real estate investments, such as 1031 exchanges and charitable remainder trusts. The episode also delves into the concept of rebalancing portfolios, evaluating rental property performance, and making informed decisions based on individual financial goals and circumstances. Overall, this episode emphasizes the importance of financial planning, tax-efficient strategies, and investment diversification to achieve long-term financial success. Listeners were encouraged to consider their unique financial situations, assess their investment portfolios, and explore options like 1031 exchanges, DSTs, and charitable remainder trusts to optimize their real estate investments and minimize tax liabilities. The host highlighted the significance of understanding market trends, staying informed about tax implications, and making strategic decisions to enhance financial well-being and achieve financial goals. Timestamps: [00:00:51] Market numbers review. [00:06:32] Interest rate impact on bonds. [00:08:49] Benefits of diversified portfolio. [00:14:25] Backdoor Roth IRA strategy. [00:17:50] Tax planning in retirement. [00:20:38] Retirement and mortgage strategies. [00:23:04] Rental properties in the Bay Area. [00:25:47] Rental property investment strategies. [00:30:59] Paying down mortgage options. [00:33:39] Unlocking property cost basis. [00:37:46] Charitable Remainder Trust. Email your money question to chad@chadburton.com Call 1-888-762-2423 for Wealth Management and Financial Planning services or visit www.ChadBurton.com
Managing Insurance Costs & Exploring the World of Timeshares
Mar 21 2024
Managing Insurance Costs & Exploring the World of Timeshares
The podcast episode discusses various financial topics, including the current market trends, the impact of interest rates on different sectors, and the challenges faced by the insurance industry. The host, Chad Burton, shares insights on the performance of different investment options like stocks, bonds, and real estate investment trusts. He also delved into the complexities of helping children buy homes and the pitfalls of owning a timeshare. The episode provides valuable information on selling a timeshare, navigating insurance rate increases, and making informed financial decisions in various scenarios. Additionally, the episode highlightes the importance of understanding the hidden costs associated with homeownership, such as property taxes, maintenance, and insurance. Chad Burton emphasizes the need for thorough financial planning when assisting children with home purchases and cautioned against the risks of buying timeshares directly. The discussion also touches on the challenges faced by retirees in managing long-term care insurance, navigating insurance rate hikes, and making strategic decisions to optimize travel expenses. Overall, the episode offers practical advice on financial planning, investment strategies, and navigating the complexities of the current market landscape. Timestamps: [00:03:22] AI and productivity in finance. [00:06:29] ETF performance comparison. [00:08:35] REITs and Real Estate Investment Trusts. [00:14:42] Active management in investment. [00:17:23] Rising home insurance costs. [00:19:08] Insurance industry challenges. [00:23:30] Home fire risk and insurance. [00:26:46] Timeshares financial implications discussed. [00:31:08] Time share situation. [00:35:53] Timeshare scams. [00:37:17] Buying direct investment experiences. Email your money question to chad@chadburton.com Call 1-888-762-2423 for Wealth Management and Financial Planning services or visit www.ChadBurton.com
Retirement Planning, Tax Strategies & The New Law Regarding 529 Plans
Mar 18 2024
Retirement Planning, Tax Strategies & The New Law Regarding 529 Plans
This podcast episode features certified financial planner Chad Burton and Rob Black discussing various financial topics related to retirement planning, tax strategies, and investment decisions. Chad highlighted the importance of careful financial planning, especially for those looking to retire early or maintain their lifestyle in retirement. He discussed income gaps, working after retirement, tax season issues, and the impact of recent laws on financial planning, such as the Secure 2.0 Act affecting 529 plans. Chad also emphasized the need for personalized financial advice and decision-making based on individual circumstances and goals. Additionally, the episode promoted an upcoming event in Lafayette, California, titled "Crafting Your Retirement," scheduled for Saturday, March 23rd. The event, hosted by Chad Burton and Stephanie Richmond, aimed to provide insights and strategies for retirement planning, tax-efficient investing, insurance considerations, and long-term care planning. Chad's expertise in financial planning and wealth management was highlighted as they discussed complex financial topics such as IRA to Roth conversions, 529 plan rollovers, and the importance of delegating financial decisions to professionals to focus on other aspects of life. Timestamps: [00:02:12] Working longer to delay retirement. [00:06:31] Income gaps. [00:10:01] Influencers and social media. [00:11:44] Tax withholding issues due to yields. [00:15:50] Contract workers transitioning to W-2. [00:20:56] Underperforming rental properties in Bay. [00:23:41] Rental property inheritance changes. [00:27:25] Crafting your retirement. [00:30:46] 529 Plan Rollover Rules. [00:34:22] Delegation and financial planning. Email your money question to chad@chadburton.com Call 1-888-762-2423 for Wealth Management and Financial Planning services or visit www.ChadBurton.com
Stress Testing Your Financial Plan
Mar 8 2024
Stress Testing Your Financial Plan
In this podcast, Chad and Rob discuss various aspects of personal finance, wealth management, and estate planning. Throughout the episode, Chad and Rob delved into topics such as stress testing financial plans, the importance of estate planning, and the evolution of wealth management strategies over time. They also touched on the significance of having a solid financial plan in place to navigate market volatility and potential risks, emphasizing the need for proper asset allocation and risk management. Additionally, the conversation covered the role of relationships in financial planning, the impact of tax law changes on investment strategies, and the importance of managing wealth effectively to secure financial stability. Chad highlighted the importance of staying informed about market trends, utilizing financial planning tools and software, and making informed decisions to protect and grow one's wealth over time. Timestamps: [00:03:02] Stress testing for financial plans. [00:04:47] Planning for long-term care. [00:08:55] Retirement planning strategies. [00:12:54] Reacting to market fluctuations. [00:17:49] Estate planning. [00:20:29] Estate planning for younger families. [00:23:41] Estate planning and heirlooms. [00:28:49] Estate planning insights. [00:32:31] Wealth management strategies. [00:34:30] Geometric mean in wealth management. Email your money question to chad@chadburton.com Call 1-888-762-2423 for Wealth Management and Financial Planning services or visit www.ChadBurton.com
Retirement Readiness, Active Vs Passive Investing & Sequence Of Returns Risk
Feb 15 2024
Retirement Readiness, Active Vs Passive Investing & Sequence Of Returns Risk
Chad starts by discussing the upcoming event, "7 Steps for Retirement Readiness," which covers crucial aspects such as taxes, income, long-term care, safe money, investing, life goals, and health and wellness. He emphasizes the importance of this event in light of the challenges faced by investors in the current economic climate. Moving on, Chad delves into the world of investing, specifically focusing on the S&P 500, NASDAQ, and popular tech funds like XLK. He highlights the concentration of the S&P 500 in technology stocks and the need for diversification, especially as one approaches retirement and transitions from growth-focused investments to a more balanced portfolio. The discussion then shifts to the 4% rule, a guideline for determining retirement income. Chad explains that while the 4% rule is a useful starting point, it should not be blindly followed. He emphasizes the importance of having a comprehensive financial plan that considers factors like taxes, healthcare costs, and unexpected expenses. The episode also explores the active vs passive investing debate. Chad suggests that a combination of both approaches can be beneficial, with passive investing being more tax-efficient in taxable accounts and active management potentially outperforming in certain asset classes like small cap and international stocks. Lastly, Chad addresses the concept of sequence of returns risk, which refers to the impact of market fluctuations on retirement income. He emphasizes the need for a withdrawal strategy, diversification, and proper planning to mitigate the potential negative effects of market downturns. Overall, this episode of "New Focus on Wealth" provides valuable insights and practical advice for individuals seeking to enhance their retirement readiness, navigate the active vs passive investing landscape, and understand the risks associated with sequence of returns. Don't miss out on this informative and engaging discussion with Chad Burton, a seasoned financial planner. Timestamps: [00:01:35] Retirement challenges and inflation. [00:04:34] Concentration in investment portfolios. [00:10:05] The 4% rule. [00:14:55] Home maintenance and expenses. [00:17:57] The Suitcases Always Packed Pass. [00:22:34] Subscription management and savings. [00:26:02] Active Management in Other Asset Classes. [00:29:48] Trends in music industry. [00:31:47] Sequence Return Risk. [00:36:40] Long-term care and Medicaid planning. Email your money question to chad@chadburton.com Call 1-888-762-2423 for Wealth Management and Financial Planning services or visit www.ChadBurton.com
Ensure A Secure & Fulfilling Retirement
Feb 9 2024
Ensure A Secure & Fulfilling Retirement
In this episode, Chad & Rob provides valuable insights and advice on preparing for retirement. From wealth accumulation to wealth management, Chad covers the essential steps to ensure a secure and fulfilling retirement. Here's a breakdown of what was discussed in this episode: Retirement Phases: Chad explains the two main phases of retirement - wealth accumulation (age 20-60) and wealth management (age 60-100). He emphasizes the importance of planning for each phase and adapting to changing circumstances. Five Years Out: Chad highlights the significance of dialing in your expenses and practicing retirement. He discusses the importance of finding purpose in retirement and managing financial freedom. Steps to Retirement Readiness: Chad previews the upcoming event, "Seven Steps for Retirement Readiness," where he will delve deeper into the essential steps for a successful retirement. Topics include expense management, withdrawal strategies, social security planning, and more. Healthcare Considerations: Chad advises on healthcare options for retirees, including COBRA, Covered California Plans, and Medicare. He emphasizes the need for careful tax planning and exploring premium tax credits. Rolling Over a 401k: Chad provides a step-by-step guide on rolling over a 401k into an IRA. He discusses the importance of choosing the right custodian, understanding pre-tax and Roth contributions, and handling company stock options. Annuities: Chad shares his insights on annuities, cautioning against the majority of annuity products in the market. He explains the importance of working with a fee-only advisor and considering alternatives like laddered bond portfolios. Consolidating Accounts: Chad discusses the benefits of consolidating retirement accounts into a single IRA. He explains how this simplifies management, allows for random withdrawals, and avoids blackout periods during 401k provider changes. Don't miss out on the valuable information shared in this episode! Join Chad Burton and Rob Black at the upcoming event, "Seven Steps for Retirement Readiness," where they will provide in-depth guidance on achieving a secure and fulfilling retirement. Sign up today at chadburton.com or robblackshow.com. Remember, retirement planning is a crucial aspect of your financial journey. Stay informed, make wise decisions, and secure your financial future with New Focus on Wealth. Timestamps: [00:01:02] Getting ready for retirement. [00:03:51] Planning for retirement expenses. [00:07:44] Spousal options and retirement. [00:11:39] Market highs and reduced risk. [00:15:08] Investing in value vs growth. [00:19:36-00:19:46] Giving notice and retirement plans. [00:23:23] Rolling options into annuities. [00:27:29-00:28:00] Annuities and life insurance policies. [00:32:34] After-tax dollars in 401k. [00:35:07] Rolling over retirement accounts. Email your money question to chad@chadburton.com Call 1-888-762-2423 for Wealth Management and Financial Planning services or visit www.ChadBurton.com
Retirement Planning, Market Updates & Financial Tips
Feb 8 2024
Retirement Planning, Market Updates & Financial Tips
The episode kicks off with a market update, discussing the performance of different indexes and highlighting the impact of China's economy on emerging markets. Chad also explores the challenges faced by regional banks and the potential risks associated with commercial loans and real estate investments. Moving on to retirement planning, Chad emphasizes the importance of knowing your expenses and understanding how they may change throughout different stages of retirement. He provides valuable insights into the 4% rule, which helps determine if your portfolio can sustain your desired lifestyle in retirement. Chad also touches on the significance of balancing your financial goals with your personal fulfillment, including travel plans, hobbies, and volunteer work. Throughout the episode, Chad shares practical tips and strategies, such as leveraging pledged asset lines to avoid selling securities, maximizing credit card rewards for travel, and navigating the complexities of timeshares. He also highlights the benefits of working with a certified financial planner to create a comprehensive financial plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. Don't miss out on this engaging and informative episode that will empower you to make sound financial decisions, plan for retirement, and achieve long-term financial success. Tune in now to gain a new focus on personal finance, wealth management, and the economy. Timestamps: [00:02:18] China's impact on emerging markets. [00:06:32-00:06:43] Commercial real estate loans refinancing. [00:07:59] Flushed down the toilet. [00:11:41] Commercial properties and restructuring. [00:15:26] Small cap value investing. [00:19:33] Financial considerations when selling homes. [00:24:00] Borrowing against securities for real estate. [00:26:59] The rule of 4%. [00:31:39] Rough year for snow. [00:33:35] Increasing vacation budget. [00:36:26] Planning vacations on the fly. Email your money question to chad@chadburton.com Call 1-888-762-2423 for Wealth Management and Financial Planning services or visit www.ChadBurton.com
Retirement Readiness & Healthcare Costs
Feb 6 2024
Retirement Readiness & Healthcare Costs
In this episode of New Focus on Wealth, certified financial planner Chad Burton dives into the important topics of retirement readiness and healthcare costs. Chad starts by discussing the seven steps to retirement readiness, which include assessing your financial situation, determining your asset allocation, and creating a withdrawal strategy. He emphasizes the importance of having enough safe money to cover expenses and the need for a proper tax plan to minimize taxes in retirement. The episode also delves into the rising healthcare costs in retirement. Chad highlights a study that reveals a typical US couple may need up to $413,000 to cover healthcare expenses in retirement, especially if they have high prescription drug needs. He explains the complexities of Medicare, supplemental plans, and the impact of income on healthcare costs. Throughout the episode, Chad emphasizes the need for individuals to prioritize their health and well-being in retirement. He encourages listeners to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and making informed decisions about healthcare coverage. Don't miss this informative and engaging episode of New Focus on Wealth as Chad Burton provides valuable insights and strategies for retirement readiness and managing healthcare costs. Timestamps: [00:02:30] Valuations of technology companies. [00:06:09] Office real estate delinquencies. [00:07:46] Real estate investment trust companies. [00:13:04] Retirement planning and expenses. [00:15:02] Retirement readiness [00:19:04] How much to draw in retirement. [00:23:44] Tax situation changes with Social Security. [00:27:05] Long-term care and retirement. [00:30:00] Healthcare expenses in retirement. [00:34:15] Healthcare costs in retirement. [00:36:43] Retirement planning and saving. Email your money question to chad@chadburton.com Call 1-888-762-2423 for Wealth Management and Financial Planning services or visit www.ChadBurton.com
Retirement, Cognitive Health & The Gut-Brain Connection
Feb 2 2024
Retirement, Cognitive Health & The Gut-Brain Connection
The episode kicks off with a discussion on the seven steps to retirement readiness. Chad emphasizes the need for a comprehensive financial plan that goes beyond just having enough savings. He highlights the importance of tax efficiencies, safe money allocation, and planning for long-term care costs. Listeners are encouraged to attend an upcoming event hosted by Chad, where he will delve deeper into these topics. Chad also delves into the concept of linear cash flow and its significance in retirement planning. He explains how to calculate the rate of return needed to ensure a comfortable retirement and stresses the importance of being conservative in projections. By using a rate of return just under 6%, Chad helps listeners assess the longevity of their retirement savings. The conversation then shifts to the challenges retirees face, including healthcare costs and the decision of when to take Social Security. Chad provides valuable insights on navigating Medicare, choosing supplemental insurance, and optimizing Social Security benefits based on individual circumstances. He also highlights the impact of tax planning on retirement income and the benefits of charitable gifting from IRAs. In addition to financial planning, Chad emphasizes the importance of prioritizing health in retirement. He shares his personal interest in longevity and discusses the emerging research on the gut-brain connection, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices. Chad encourages listeners to invest in their health now to enjoy a fulfilling retirement. Timestamps: [00:02:10] Linear cash flow. [00:04:10] Rate of return in retirement. [00:08:37] Average market gains and losses. [00:14:33] CFP Chad Burton's outdoor adventures. [00:16:20] Order of stock market returns. [00:20:09] Medicare and supplemental insurance. [00:23:05] IRA charitable contributions. [00:29:36] Gut health and brain function. [00:30:51] Focusing on healthcare and wellness. Email your money question to chad@chadburton.com Call 1-888-762-2423 for Wealth Management and Financial Planning services or visit www.ChadBurton.com
Diversifying Company Stock, Strategies For 401k Rollovers & Impact Of Diet And Lifestyle On Inflammation
Feb 1 2024
Diversifying Company Stock, Strategies For 401k Rollovers & Impact Of Diet And Lifestyle On Inflammation
The episode starts with a discussion on the potential rate cut by the Fed and its impact on the market. Chad also highlights the importance of diversifying your portfolio, especially if you are overweight in company stock. He shares strategies for reducing exposure to single company stock and maximizing tax benefits, including the net unrealized appreciation (NUA) tax strategy. Chad emphasizes the significance of understanding tax brackets and deductions in retirement planning. He explains how to leverage the standard deduction and capital gains tax brackets to minimize taxes and optimize your retirement income. Additionally, Chad provides valuable tips for improving your overall health, including cutting out sugar, processed foods, and alcohol, and incorporating intermittent fasting and infrared saunas. Timestamps: [00:01:13] Fed Day and rate cut. [00:06:28] First home buying challenges. [00:07:56] Commission-based stock trading. [00:11:41] Overweight in company stock. [00:17:22] Net unrealized appreciation tax benefits. [00:19:19] Endless travel pass. [00:24:15] Tax planning in retirement. [00:27:08] Rolling over 401k to IRA. [00:31:11] Mailing checks to your brokerage firm. [00:34:07] Dealing with pain and inflammation. [00:37:58] Diets and health effects. Email your money question to chad@chadburton.com Call 1-888-762-2423 for Wealth Management and Financial Planning services or visit www.ChadBurton.com