Retirement Talk Podcast

Redefining Wealth with Laura Stover

Welcome to the Retirement Talk Podcast, where we redefine wealth and your money with Laura Stover. Join us to maximize your financial efficiency and fulfill your lifestyle in retirement.

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147. The Best Retirement Plans of 2023

147. The Best Retirement Plans of 2023

Americans have been falling behind on retirement planning for some time now, and the past two years have only increased the difficulty to save money and grow a nest egg. This recent trend emphasizes the importance of proper planning, and we want to share some of the...

146. Are Bonds a Good Investment During a Recession?

146. Are Bonds a Good Investment During a Recession?

If you go back to October of 2022, you’ll find the worst 12-month period ever for bonds. With the pressure on the economy, bonds struggled right alongside many other investments. The last year showed us many investors move to bonds during periods of volatility, and...

145. Planning Your First Required Minimum Distribution

145. Planning Your First Required Minimum Distribution

For the vast majority of retirees, there will come a time when the IRS comes calling and you’re required to start taking money out of qualified retirement accounts. These required minimum distributions (RMDs) are a great planning opportunity and a chance to have some...

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Redefining Wealth with Laura H. Stover, RFC®

Laura Stover is the host and producer of The Retirement Talk Podcast and radio show. With over 23 years of experience, in business and wealth management, she has combined her years of financial experience with her expertise to create an approach to building and sustaining wealth that most conventional advisors never even consider.

She has always been an industry innovator. Creating the Redefining Wealth Process℠ is one of the hallmark accomplishments of her career.

She was featured in New York City on Wallstreet today in June of 2022, discussing the success of her proprietary process Redefining Wealth and its impact on clients she has helped across the nation.

Seeing a need for retirement planning that has purpose and balance, this process ensures that the six key pillars to financial planning are addressed with meaning and balance to mitigate the many risks retirees face in the modern era of retirement.

Laura attended the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, with certification in entrepreneurship and leadership. Also, an alumnus of Huntington University attending for a Bachelor of Arts degree and Northwest State community college with an emphasis in Business Management.

She holds the designation of Registered Financial Consultant® and is a member of the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants.

She serves as CEO of LS Wealth Management LLC℠, and owner and founder of LS Tax LLC a tax and consulting firm.

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Latest Retirement Talk Podcast Episodes

175. What Clients (Actually) Value Most in a Financial Advisor

175. What Clients (Actually) Value Most in a Financial Advisor

In this episode of Retirement Talk: The Redefining Wealth Show, Laura Stover, RFC® and Michael Wallin, CFP® delve into what clients value most in a financial advisor. The importance of effective communication between clients and advisors and the need for a...

174. What is an Annuity and When Is It A Smart Investment?

174. What is an Annuity and When Is It A Smart Investment?

Today, Laura Stover, RFC® and Michael Wallin, CFP® discuss the importance of planning for retirement income and the role of annuities in retirement planning. They start by emphasizing the significance of having a solid plan in place, especially in the face of economic...

171. Are You Making These 5 Common Portfolio Mistakes?

171. Are You Making These 5 Common Portfolio Mistakes?

  Investors often underestimate the risk in their portfolio.  Today,  Laura Stover, RFC® and Michael Wallin, CFP® break down 5 common portfolio mistakes, as outlined by Christine Benz in Morningstar.  They are portfolio sprawl, when your assets often overlap and...

170. Retirement Risks

170. Retirement Risks

 Retirement planning involves mitigating risk and understanding the various risks that retirees face. Laura Stover and Michael Wallin break down these risks today, including reduced earnings capacity, visible spending constraint, heightened investment risk, unknown...

169. Do You Have a Cookie Cutter Portfolio?

169. Do You Have a Cookie Cutter Portfolio?

  In this episode, Laura Stover, RFC® and Michael Wallin, CFP®, discuss the concept of a cookie-cutter retirement portfolio and its implications for retirees. They start by addressing the recent news of the US being downgraded due to its high debt levels. They...

168. What is a Registered Investment Advisor?

168. What is a Registered Investment Advisor?

 Once you make the decision to take the next step toward ensuring a solid financial future, the next is who you should work with. There are all types of financial professionals that provide a variety of services, and one that we get asked about is the registered...

167. Understanding Stock Market Concentration

167. Understanding Stock Market Concentration

Big tech has seen strong gains in 2023 and has outpaced most other sectors. In doing so, the S&P 500 has also performed well, but when you take away a handful of tech companies like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Meta and others, the S&P 500 is only up 2%. This is...

166. How to Properly Evaluate Investment Fees

166. How to Properly Evaluate Investment Fees

Every investor, whether you do it yourself or have professional help, needs to understand the fees they are paying because this is one of the most important factors attributing to investment performance overall. Fees can really eat into returns but they might also...

165. How to Stress Test Your Financial Plan

165. How to Stress Test Your Financial Plan

No one can predict the future of finance, so how do you make sure your portfolio is able to withstand the inevitable swings in the market? The answer is through stress testing, which has proven to be a valuable tool in financial planning. In this episode, Laura...

164. Beware of the Pitfalls of SECURE Act 2.0

164. Beware of the Pitfalls of SECURE Act 2.0

We’re more than halfway through 2023 and we’ve already seen the impact SECURE Act 2.0 has on retirement planning. These first six months have given the financial industry time to identify some of the potential pitfalls that the legislation creates for retirees. In...