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Thanksgiving Table Conversation: Your Money Habits For A New Generation # 369

November 22, 2022

How can parents instill good financial habits in their children? It’s a question many Mercer Advisors team members, who are also parents, were recently asked. Cordasco Financial Network’s John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, shares some of his colleagues' most insightful answers. Will you address this issue with the younger folks at your Thanksgiving table?

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Understanding Your Life Insurance Needs # 368

November 18, 2022

Insurance, as a piece of your overall financial plan, may not always get enough attention. Insurance products are complicated and getting a clear understanding of the policy attributes from the person who sold it to you is not always easy, particularly if the policy was purchased many years ago. On today's podcast, Cordasco Financial Network’s John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, is joined by CFN Financial Advisor Ryan Flurer. Their discussion centers on helping investors like you better understand insurance products and how they may help support your family's need for financial security.

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Cashflow Can Be King in Your Retired Years # 367

November 11, 2022

Some of us have preconceived notions about saving for retirement during our working years and spending during our retired years. Those misconceptions can become ingrained in our minds, leading us to believe they are true even when they are not. Some believe that planning, in all stages of life, should only be about growth and accumulation, but as we save for retirement, cashflow planning for our retirement years is critical and often overlooked. As planners we address those misconceptions. Cordasco Financial Network’s John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, and Tim Joseph, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and CPA, of Cordasco Financial Network, a part of Mercer Advisors discuss how having a solid cashflow plan is important in promoting financial confidence in our retirement years.

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Maintaining Financial Security on the Winding Road of Life # 366

November 4, 2022

As you go through life, transitions and changes are inevitable. Major events such as starting a new job, getting married, buying a home or entering retirement influence how you view and plan for the future. They impact your needs and require a periodic look at your planning strategy. Cordasco Financial Network’s John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, is joined by CFN Financial Planner Evan Salter. They discuss the importance of reevaluating, and potentially revising your plans to help you secure your financial future as these and other life changing events occur. 

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Delaying Your Retirement and the Domino Effect it Causes # 365

October 28, 2022

Some workers are delaying retirement because of rising inflation. Twice as many potential retirees are staying on the job when compared to last year. Delaying retirement can impact more than just the retiree. It will likely reduce an employers’ ability to hire new workers, promote personnel and lighten payroll by having fewer long-tenured employees. John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, and Dennis Jablonoski, Retirement Plan Specialist at Cordasco Financial Network, a part of Mercer Advisors, look at the stats and discuss ways this trend could be reversed.

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Helping You Plan for Loved Ones With Special Needs # 364

October 21, 2022

Having a family member who lives with a physical or intellectual disability, or some degree of impairment (such as an injury, illness or chronic condition), is far more common than you may realize. Financial planning for these individuals is often a complicated matter. Cordasco Financial Network’s John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, is joined by Christopher Currin, Senior Wealth Advisor, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Mercer Advisors. They discuss the various strategies necessary when planning for individuals with special needs to assist them in living secure and fulfilling lives.

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How Psychology Impacts Your Financial Decisions # 363

October 14, 2022

Psychology and emotions can have significant influence on how we think about money and investing. All too often, our financial decisions are impacted by our thoughts and perceptions of the moment. Today, Cordasco Financial Network’s John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, welcomes to the podcast Sarah Newcomb, Behavioral Economist for Morningstar. They discuss the many ways psychology can either help or hinder the financial decisions we make.

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Medicare Made Easier For You # 362

October 7, 2022

Since becoming part of Mercer Advisors, Cordasco Financial Network has increased the number of financial services we offer. Among them, is providing assistance navigating the often-complicated world of Medicare. Today, Steve Cordasco, Director and Senior Wealth Advisor at Mercer Advisors, welcomes Ari Parker, J.D., Lead Licensed Advisor at Chapter. Ari oversees a team of specialists who provide clients of Cordasco Financial Network help in dealing with the challenges of Medicare which include everything from the sign-up process to finding the most cost-effective plan for your individual situation. Jim Tate, CPA and Wealth Advisor at CFN also joins Steve to share his personal and professional experiences in working with Chapter.

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Important Reminders for You, Today’s Investor # 361

September 30, 2022

Are the markets testing your patience? Today, Cordasco Financial Network’s John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, shares historical data, lessons learned, and valuable insights recently published online by Don Calcagni, Chief Investment Officer, Mercer Advisors. John also discusses the importance of professional guidance in helping you keep your long term financial objectives in view.

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Lessons From The Witch of Wall Street # 360

September 23, 2022

Now may be a good time to learn about the intriguing relationship between wealth and wellbeing. Today, Cordasco Financial Network’s John Walker, Regional Vice President, Mercer Advisors, discusses why there is often a disconnect between the two. He shares the story of Hetty Green and insights on why some wealthy individuals may never derive a sense of emotional well being from their financial security. Others can easily find emotional comfort, satisfaction and a true sense of well being despite having far less means.

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