Welcome to the Women’s Retirement Radio Podcast

women's retirement radio podcast

I’m excited to tell you about my new Women’s Retirement Radio podcast.

But first, thank you to each and every one of you who sent warm Birthday wishes to my Me-ma after last week’s blog post.

After a great Birthday lunch at Cracker Barrel last Sunday, she celebrated her 100th Birthday this past Monday.

She’s an amazing lady…

This past Wednesday, I hosted 2 separate sessions of a webinar on the SECURE Act.

We spent most of the time covering the changes to Required Minimum Distributions and the elimination of the “stretch” IRA for non-spousal beneficiaries. We also talked about new planning opportunities this may create for you and your family regarding their retirement accounts.

Thank you to those who joined me for the webinars. We had some great questions and I’ve received good feedback from the attendees.

If YOU have any questions about the SECURE Act or your retirement planning, please let me know.

I hope to share recordings of these webinars with you soon.

And I’m happy to let you know that I’ve finally launched my own podcast. It’s called the Women’s Retirement Radio podcast. You can click “play” on the audio player below to listen to the introductory episode.

In future episodes, I’ll be covering retirement issues, challenges, and considerations that impact women and their families.

If you have any suggestions or requested topics for me to cover — on the podcast, in future email newsletters, or on my blog — please let me know.

I enjoy and regularly listen to several podcasts on my phone while I’m walking, exercising, working in the yard, or doing other things.

So far, I’ve only published a first episode (click play above) that’s more of a welcome and introduction.

But I’ve already recorded another episode on the “tricky transition to retirement” that I’ll release soon. And I have a lot of ideas for other topics I hope you’ll find interesting and worth your time and attention.

My plan is to release a new podcast episode each week going forward.

I invite you to give it a listen and subscribe in your favorite podcast app. That way you won’t miss an episode.

It should be available on all major podcast platforms (Apple, Google, etc.) in the next few days. I personally use the Overcast app to listen to podcasts but virtually all smartphones these days come with a built-in podcast app.

If you’d like me to put together a quick video on how to subscribe and listen to podcasts, let me know and I’ll be happy to help. Of course, you can always just Google it as well. Here’s a “beginner’s” guide but it’s a couple of years old.

In addition to all the above, I’m looking forward to meeting some new folks in the next week or two that were introduced to me by my clients and other professionals.

If you know someone that would like to discuss their retirement planning or get a 2nd opinion on what they’re currently doing (or not doing), I hope you’ll keep me in mind.

And be sure to listen and subscribe to my Women’s Retirement Radio podcast. New episodes coming soon…

P.S. – My friend and colleague, Sam Bass, writes a weekly email and I’ve referenced his writing multiple times in the past. I encourage you to read one of his most recent articles about how High Returns Don’t Guarantee Wealth. Sam and I share many similar viewpoints regarding financial planning and advice, and this article is no exception.


Episode Transcript:

So I think we can all agree that life is getting faster, crazier, more complex every day.  
I think back to when I started as a financial advisor over 25 years ago.  
That was pre-email. Pre Internet. Pre smartphone.
Things have come a long way over those 25 plus years. And as a financial advisor, I’ve transitioned from a gatekeeper of information where a lot of information was privileged only to me and my colleagues and folks like you had to depend on us to access that information along with advice and wisdom.  
Clearly, that’s changed.  
Information is everywhere. It’s abundant.  
And now I’m no longer a gatekeeper of information.  
Instead, I partner with clients and their families to help them make smart decisions about their money, to live great lives, to be well prepared for the future. While still living a great life today and each step along their unique personal journey.  
So I welcome you to this podcast.  
My name’s Russ Thornton. I’m a financial adviser. I’m based in Atlanta, Georgia, but I am blessed to serve clients in and around Atlanta and across the nation. 
I focus on serving professional women in their fifties and sixties and their families and help them make smart, informed financial decisions, help them understand all of their financial choices and the trade-offs among them so they can make the most of their one shot at life.  
And when I think about all the changes that I’ve seen in my 25 plus years as a financial advisor, I can’t help but think about all the changes each and every one of you has seen and experienced and how the information, abundance, and speed of life and complexity that we’re all dealing with just makes things that much more important, but also that much more challenging to make sure that we can separate the signal from the noise and that we can make smart decisions for ourselves instead of following conventional wisdom if such a thing even exists.  
So I invite you to join me as I explore topics around retirement and planning for the future, how best to look out for you, your family, your loved ones, aging parents, adult children, how you can take care of the people and organizations that are important to you, how you can think strategically about your career and what comes after your full-time career and really just to evaluate your relationship with money so you could make better, more informed decisions.   
I think that’s important. I think it’s increasingly rare as there’s just again this increasing speed of information and just noise coming at you from all directions 24 hours a day.  
So I hope you’ll join me. I’m calling this Women’s Retirement Radio. I’m going to be focused primarily on issues and concepts that are facing professional women in their fifties and sixties as they think about their next stage in life. So I invite you to join me, to subscribe to this podcast in your favorite podcast player or app, and I look forward to us speaking with you again soon.  
So until next time, take care.  
Hey there. Russ, again. With some required disclosure information… you should consult a financial advisor familiar with the specific circumstances of your unique financial situation before making any financial decisions. Nothing in this broadcast constitutes a solicitation for the sale or purchase of any securities, any mentioned rates of return are historical or hypothetical in nature and are not a guarantee of future returns. I’m a financial advisor, a certified divorce financial analyst and an investment advisor representative of Wealth Care Capital Management LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser based in Richmond, Virginia. The views discussed in this podcast are my own and may not be consistent with or represent those of Wealthcare Capital Management.

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Russ Thornton
Russ Thornton
Hi there! I'm Russ, and I help women in their 50s and 60s achieve and maintain their desired lifestyle leading up to and throughout their retirement years. Imagine being able to look forward to a comfortable and confident financial future...
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