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Transitioning Into Retirement and Gaining a New Purpose with George Jerjian (Ep.110)

Entering retirement can feel like crossing the finish line of a marathon, however, that doesn’t mean the race is entirely over.

A large struggle people face when they enter retirement is establishing their new identity outside of the workplace and staying engaged with the things that give them purpose.

In this episode, mindset mentor George Jerjian, a formal financial advisor and a prolific author who recently released “Dare to Discover Your Purpose: Retire, Refire, Rewire,” discusses the reality of new retirees and offers solutions to help overcome the common struggles people face after the honeymoon phase of retirement is over.

George discusses: 

  • The moment that altered the course of his life forever
  • The concept of identity and how you can avoid struggling with it during retirement
  • Why wealthy people never fully “retire”
  • What the DARE program stands for and how it can help you in retirement
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

As a formal financial advisor, George is on a mission to help retirees create a plan for their later years which is about much more than money for him. It is all about making a difference and helping those heading for retirement, creating a life of purpose, passion, and potential that reflects how we live today.

George has authored 11 books including his most recent release Dare to Discover Your Purpose. George works with clients across the world, from the UK, the US, Canada, as well as Australia and New Zealand.


Taking Financial Responsibility Before You’re a Widow or Widower (Ep. 108)

99% of people will become a widow or widower at some point in their life, so financial preparation will be helpful during this emotional time.

In this episode, Larry Heller guides you around ways to make financial planning easier during this major life transition by revealing key steps you’ll want to incorporate into your financial planning should you become widowed. Plus, he explains why financial discussions between spouses are important, especially in the later years of life.

Larry discusses:

  • Concepts to include in your financial plan for when you become a widow or widower
  • How tax situations may shift when one spouse becomes widowed
  • The potential shift in insurance coverage as a widow or widower
  • How editing a will after one partner has passed may be required
  • And more


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The Do’s and Don’ts When Facing a Divorce With Ilyssa Panitz (Ep.106)

It can be extremely emotional and difficult to navigate the many hurdles that come with a divorce.  

In this episode, Larry Heller, CFP®, joins Ilyssa Panitz, a divorce journalist, who shares practical insights on both the financial and non-financial Dos and Don’ts when navigating a divorce.   

Ilyssa discusses: 

  • The first steps you should take in a divorce and how it influences your financial future
  • Other Professionals beside your Matrimonial Attorney
  • Where to get support when going thru a divorce
  • The importance of not disrespecting the other parent in front of your children
  • Advice for how to transition smoothly into a new stage of life post-divorce
  • And more


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Ilyssa Panitz is the only divorce journalist solely committed to helping others navigate this major life transition by exclusively covering every angle of this topic.

Ilyssa writes a daily column on divorce for Authority magazine on Medium. She also serves as an editorial producer for the national association of divorce professionals and was former co-host of All Things Divorce on Clubhouse. Most recently, Ilyssa has been able to reach an even wider audience through her role as creator writer, producer, and host of a national radio show called The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz that airs every Saturday and Sunday on CRN digital talk radio, and then on Spotify, Google podcasts, iTunes.

While navigating many of the hurdles that come with divorce, Ilyssa has developed both an emotional and practical insight to this transition, which she is passionate about sharing with others. Ilyssa fully understands the ups and downs of the journey and is making it her mission to help educate, guide, empower, comfort, and build confidence in others going through this painful experience. Ilyssa Panitz is known as the divorce journalist.



Preparing for Retirement Through a Non-Financial Lens with Reid Stone (Ep. 104)

Retirement is a huge milestone that you’ve spent your life saving for. But have you planned for what your retirement will actually look like, from a non-financial perspective?

If you ask someone, “what are you going to do in retirement?”, you may find that a lot of people can’t tell you.

In this episode, Larry Heller, CFP®, welcomes Reid Stone, founder and chief executive officer of My Life’s Encore (MLE) to discuss how retirement coaches can be your guide to preparing for the non-financial side of retirement. He challenges you to think about the time spent planning for retirement as an investment that generates future returns.

Reid discusses: 

  • Why it is important to plan for the non-financial aspects of retirement – in the physical, mental, social, and spiritual terms
  • Why retirement is changing and how a retirement coach can be valuable when you are planning for retirement
  • How non-financial planning connects to financial planning to create a more successful and happy retirement
  • How and when to find a retirement coach right for you
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

Being part of the financial advisory industry for 20+ years, I noticed that clients are focused on the financial side of retirement but are often unprepared for the non-financial aspects of retirement (The Other Side of Retirement) that include the mental, emotional, social, physical, and spiritual.

My Life’s Encore was originally created to educate advisors, HR professionals, and the general public about the importance of planning for the non-financial aspects of retirement. I believe that education and guidance are the keys to a more successful retirement.

My focus is helping financial services companies educate clients and implement non-financial retirement planning to help clients and also benefit their firm. You can learn more about the changing face of retirement at MyLifesEncore.com. My white paper, The Strategic Value of Helping Clients Plan Their Ideal Retirement Lifestyle- Planning for the Non-Financial Aspects of Longevity In An Age of Longevity, is available for download from my website (under Resources).

In previous roles I led financial advisory firm operations. I enjoyed strategically growing and developing the businesses by continuously improving both operational efficiency and the client experience. Areas of leadership include project management, investment operations, investment performance reporting, technology integrations, compliance, hiring, training, and EOS (from the book Traction).

Outside of the office I enjoy anything that keeps me active- bicycling, kayaking, walking, longboarding- as well as following the local sports teams and reading.