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With over 1 million downloads, Sound Retirement Radio is a leading podcast in the retirement and retirement planning categories. Our topics cover a broad range, including investing strategies, tax planning, and Roth conversions. We provide both fundamental and advanced ideas to help you create a Sound Retirement Plan. Our commitment is to offer you concepts, ideas, and strategies that can help you achieve clarity, confidence, and freedom as you prepare for and transition into retirement. Jason Parker, the author of the best-selling book "Sound Retirement Planning," has a new book titled "Retirement Calculator: How Much Money Do I Need To Retire." Jason has been seen as a guest on major news networks such as ABC, FOX, and NBC. He also created the Retirement Budget Calculator, a tool that helps retirees with retirement cash flow planning.

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Seattle, WA

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With over 1 million downloads, Sound Retirement Radio is a leading podcast in the retirement and retirement planning categories. Our topics cover a broad range, including investing strategies, tax planning, and Roth conversions. We provide both fundamental and advanced ideas to help you create a Sound Retirement Plan. Our commitment is to offer you concepts, ideas, and strategies that can help you achieve clarity, confidence, and freedom as you prepare for and transition into retirement. Jason Parker, the author of the best-selling book "Sound Retirement Planning," has a new book titled "Retirement Calculator: How Much Money Do I Need To Retire." Jason has been seen as a guest on major news networks such as ABC, FOX, and NBC. He also created the Retirement Budget Calculator, a tool that helps retirees with retirement cash flow planning.

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Episodes

422 Pursuing Higher Expected Returns with Wes Crill PhD

2/16/2024
It is my good fortune to have Wes Crill, PhD as a guest on the podcast today. Wes is a senior investment director and Vice President with Dimensional Fund Advisors. Prior to joining Dimensional, he was a PhD student studying materials science engineering at North Carolina State. His research focused on modeling engineering processes at a scale of 1 billionth the size of a human hair. In today's podcast we discuss the difference between investing and gambling. The benefits of global diversification. Some of the nuances associated with only investing in the S&P 500 index. We discuss the life cycle theory of finance, should you buys gold, the reconstitution effect of index funds, the importance of having a financial plan, mutual funds vs ETF's, Why not all small cap investing is the same among fund providers. We discuss the science of investing and the pursuit of higher expected returns. The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years.

Duration:00:48:10

421 Will The Stock Market Crash In 2024?

1/2/2024
One of my clients recently forwarded an article with the headline that reads "US economist predicts 2024 will bring "Biggest crash of our lifetime". Here is a quote from the article "This is the one time I'm telling you, do not listen to your financial adviser. Things are not going to come back to normal in a few years. We may never see these levels again. And this crash is not going to be a correction. It's going to be more in the '29 to '32 level. And anybody who sat through that would have shot their stockbroker." Unfortunately, when these types of articles are published it can cause people to worry and question both their financial plan and their investment strategy. The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years. For article links and resources mentnioned in todays podcast visit: https://soundretirementplanning.com

Duration:00:11:20

420 How Do Presidents Impact The Stock Market?

11/29/2023
Will the outcome of the next presidential election have an impact on your investment strategy? Should it? Will you be making changes to your investments depending on who is elected? Articles, Links & Resources Visit: https://soundretirementplanning.com/ We're on YouTube! Are you DIY? Be sure to check out the Retirement Budget Calculator LET'S CONNECT: Facebook LinkedIn Website

Duration:00:08:57

419 Favorite Things 2023

11/24/2023
In todays podcast I'm going to share some of my favorite things in 2023. You will notice I'm releasing this episode on Black Friday. It's time to get your wallet out and start shopping. This time of year give me a bit of anxiety because I'm not very good at buying gifts. I remember when Oprah used to do her Favorite things TV show and everyone in the audience would receive gifts, well no such luck in todays podcast you guys are not getting anything other than ideas. But finding the perfect gift for people can be difficult so I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things from 2023 and maybe inspire you to think of a gift ideas for the special people in your life. The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years.

Duration:00:17:40

418 Chapter 13 Final Thoughts

11/21/2023
We made it. Following today's podcast, I am excited to announce that all 13 chapters of my latest book have been recorded and released as a free podcast exclusively for you, our listening community. Soon we will be releasing the audiobook. If you listen to, or read the entire book you will notice that it starts with a basic framework for a comprehensive retirement financial plan and each chapter builds on the next. I sure appreciate the opportunity to teach you the concepts, ideas and strategies that will help you have an amazing retirement. We have some incredible things scheduled for 2024. Having surpassed 1 million podcast downloads and with thousands of individuals utilizing our retirement budget calculator, we are expanding our team at Parker Financial, to provide even greater assistance to individuals seeking investment management and retirement planning in 2024. Our aim is to empower more people than ever before. It's going to be an amazing year. As we approach Thanksgiving, I just want to let you know how much I appreciate you. Thank you for telling your friends about the podcast and sharing the books and retirement budget calculator with the people you care about. I sure appreciate you. With Christmas around the corner I am going to steel an idea from Oprah Winfrey and next week I am going to share with you some of my favorite things from 2023. From gadgets, to books, kitchen equipment, pickleball gear and clothes. If you find it difficult to come up with creative gift ideas I think you will enjoy next week's podcast.

Duration:00:07:37

417 Chapter 12 Hiring A Financial Advisor

11/14/2023
In this podcast episode, I will provide compelling reasons for you to seriously consider the benefits of hiring a financial advisor. Why it is important to avoid high fees and commissions. To comprehend the potential value that advisors can offer, we examine studies conducted by Canada, Vanguard, Morningstar, and Envestnet PMC. Hiring a financial advisor can bring peace of mind, as it helps us uncover the unknowns we didn't even realize existed. Hiring a financial advisor can provide valuable assistance in various aspects of your financial planning. They can help you create a comprehensive retirement plan, guide you in asset allocation and risk management, assist with investment management, cash-flow planning, and income sourcing. Additionally, they can offer expertise in tax planning, charitable giving strategies, and estate planning concepts. A financial advisor can also provide behavioral coaching to help you make informed decisions. After listening to today's podcast, I hope that many of you will consider exploring the benefits of working with a financial advisor to optimize your financial well-being. The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years.

Duration:00:30:27

416 Chapter 11 Medicare

11/7/2023
In today's podcast, you are going to learn about Medicare. Medicare is a comprehensive health insurance program that becomes available to most individuals when they reach the age of 65. We cover topics such as, What are the different parts of Medicare, when should you enroll? How much should you budget for Medicare? Insurance often stands out as the most significant expense for those who have successfully paid off their mortgage. Medicare is a good deal once you turn 65 and you will want to make the most of it. The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years.

Duration:00:10:48

415 Chapter 10 Rebalance Or Buy Low Sell High

10/31/2023
In today's podcast, we are going to explore Rebalancing. We will look at investment portfolio construction, how rebalancing is implemented and when you should consider doing the rebalancing. When you are getting ready to retire you will begin to think more about how your investments can generate cash flow and you will likely feel the need to reduce volatility when you begin taking portfolio withdrawals. Rebalancing serves primarily as a risk mitigation tool rather than a means of maximizing returns. According to a paper by Vanguard, "rebalancing tends to increase a portfolio's Sharpe ratio, improving risk-adjusted returns". The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years. Articles, links and resources mentioned in today's podcast can be found by clicking on Episode #415 at https://soundretirementplanning.com/

Duration:00:15:03

414 Chapter 9 Why Asset Allocation Is So Important

10/24/2023
In Chapter 9, we delve into the importance of asset allocation and the pursuit of higher expected returns using academic research to inform our investing strategy. The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years. YouTube - Investing In Retirement YouTube - Buckets For Diversification

Duration:00:20:58

413 Chapter 8 Investing

10/17/2023
In Chapter 8, we dive into investing strategies. I spend the first couple of pages of this chapter talking about diversification of your money across time segments, often called buckets. Since the publication of this book I have completed some additional back testing of a bucket strategy using a bucket simulator that one of our RBC community members developed and which you have access to. One of the things I was attempting to do in the buckets backtest was to simplify buckets by spending them sequentially rather than having refill rules. In this chapter I discuss bucket refills but after doing additional research on spending sequentially I don't think the refill rules are necessary. When you watch the video you will see that this approach of diversification works very well when compared with a 60/40 stock bond mix that is rebalanced each year. At least it works really well in the context of history. As I often remind the people we serve. History is a guide, but past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you are interested in watching the video I will include a link at Sound Retirement Planning.com so that you can see how a bucket strategy performed and I will also provide some links so that you can do you own bucket backtesting. After the discussion on buckets I get into the art and science of investing and we discuss both strategic asset allocation as well as tactical investment management. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjGNKAwT4bc https://www.retirementbudgetcalculator.com/post/fill-the-buckets-and-glide-away The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years.

Duration:00:36:35

411 Chapter 7 Retirement Withdrawal Strategies

10/10/2023
In Chapter 7, we dive into retirement withdrawal strategies. We will look at the 4% withdrawal rule, the buckets strategy (which is similar to the barbel strategy), Dynamic withdrawals, the RMD rule, Spending floors, only spending dividends and interest and never touching the principal. There are pros and cons to each of these strategies but at the end of the day you will need to pick the strategy that makes the most sense for you. The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years.

Duration:00:16:47

410 Chapter 6 Social Security

10/3/2023
In Chapter 6, we dive into the crucial decision of when to start claiming social security benefits. For many individuals, this choice can determine whether they have sufficient funds for retirement or face financial challenges later on. Implementing an effective social security claiming strategy can potentially result in an additional $50,000 to $100,000 of lifetime income. For many people social security is the only guaranteed income they will have in retirement. It is prudent to dedicate time to analyzing the numbers rather than relying on the opinionated individuals on social media platforms like Facebook. With years of research and expertise in this field, I will provide you with valuable insights in this chapter. For more comprehensive information on social security, please visit Sound Retirement Planning.com and search for Social Security. The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years.

Duration:00:10:04

412 Down But Not Out

9/29/2023
This special episode because I wanted to address some of the concerns we are hearing from people regarding stock market volatility and some of the news headlines. The title of this episode is "Down But Not Out". The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years.

Duration:00:07:50

409 Chapter 5 Retirement Spending

9/26/2023
How much money do you need to retire? What impact will inflation have on your retirement? When should you start social security? How long will your money last? These are the topics I cover in my book and as we prepare to launch the audio version of the book I am giving you one chapter per week as a podcast episode. In episode 409, we delve into the crucial topic of retirement spending. Understanding your expenses plays a vital role in determining if your savings are sufficient. Unfortunately, many individuals preparing for retirement make a common error by solely focusing on their savings and investment strategies, while neglecting to allocate ample time towards understanding their spending patterns. To foster confidence as you approach retirement, it is paramount to prioritize the most crucial figure of all: your retirement spending.

Duration:00:07:50

408 Chapter 4 How Long Does Your Money Need To Last

9/19/2023
How long does your money need to last? In this chapter I discuss longevity and some of the tools you can use to estimate your life expectancy. Click here for a video on how to use the Society of Actuaries Longevity Calculator. The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years.

Duration:00:10:01

407 Chapter 3 Net Worth How Do You Compare?

9/12/2023
I'm excited to announce the upcoming release of the audio version of my book, "Retirement Calculator: How much money do I need to retire?". As a token of appreciation to our podcast listeners, I'll be unveiling one chapter per week as a podcast episode. In essence, over the course of the next 13 weeks, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the entire audiobook completely free of charge. The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years.

Duration:00:09:10

406 Chapter 2 Achieving Financial Independence

9/5/2023
I'm excited to announce the upcoming release of the audio version of my book, "Retirement Calculator: How much money do I need to retire?". As a token of appreciation to our podcast listeners, I'll be unveiling one chapter per week as a podcast episode. In essence, over the course of the next 13 weeks, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the entire audiobook completely free of charge. Be sure to visit SoundRetirementPlanning.com and click on episode #406 for articles, links and resources mentioned in todays show. The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years.

Duration:00:12:04

405 Chapter 1 Retirement

8/29/2023
I'm excited to announce the upcoming release of the audio version of my book, "Retirement Calculator: How much money do I need to retire?". As a token of appreciation to our podcast listeners, I'll be unveiling one chapter per week as a podcast episode. In essence, over the course of the next 13 weeks, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the entire audiobook completely free of charge. The Retirement Budget Calculator is an intuitive tool that promises ease and accuracy. However, like any tool, user error could potentially lead to costly mistakes. To avoid this, let the experienced advisors at Parker Financial LLC guide you. When you hire our team, we offer a comprehensive review of your current investments, taxes, and the data in the Retirement Budget Calculator. We will ensure your plan's completeness and accuracy, helping you create an investment strategy, assist with tax planning, and monitor your plan to maximize your retirement benefits. At Parker Financial we offer a well-crafted retirement investment strategy, deeply rooted in academic data and financial science which can be the key to a prosperous retirement. Don't leave your future to chance. Take the first step towards a sound retirement. Schedule your complimentary discovery session now by visiting Parker-Financial.net let us help you make the most of your retirement years.

Duration:00:12:40

404 5 Smart Reasons To Start Social Security Early

8/8/2023
In today's podcast, I am going to explain why it's important to think carefully before claiming your social security benefits and why starting social security at age 62 may not always be the best choice. For Articles, Links & Videos and Resources Visit: https://soundretirementplanning.com/ We're on YouTube! VIDEO: The Shocking Truth About When To Start Social Security Be sure to check out the Retirement Budget Calculator LET'S CONNECT: Facebook LinkedIn Website Buy Jason's New Book: Retirement Calculator: How Much Money Do I Need To Retire?

Duration:00:15:15

403 How To Evaluate The Lump Sum vs Annuity Pension Option: Pros And Cons

6/26/2023
A common question we receive is whether it's better to choose the lump sum or the pension. In today's podcast, I want to give you several of the things we are looking at when helping people make this decision about whether to take a lump sum or a pension. In addition to the questions and framework for making this decision, I created a video that we will include in the show notes to show you how we use a spreadsheet in conjunction with the Retirement Budget Calculator to help us examine the decision about whether to take a pension or a lump sum. Be sure to visit SoundRetirementPlanning.com episode #403 to watch the video and also get all of the articles, links, and resources mentioned in this episode. Articles, Links & Resources Visit: https://soundretirementplanning.com/ We're on YouTube! Are you DIY? Be sure to check out the Retirement Budget Calculator LET'S CONNECT: Facebook LinkedIn Website Buy Jason's New Book: How Much Do I Need To Retire? Retirement Calculator

Duration:00:17:46