Scott and Dan talk with one of the smartest financial minds: Cullen Roche who runs the Orcam Financial Group. Scott and Cullen talk money, finance, and economics while Dan takes notes!
We talk to a New York teacher couple who have saved a substantial sum in their 403(b) and 457(b) plans.
Teach and Retire Rich (book)
Jackie Cummings Koski, author of Money Letters 2 My Daughter, a book of financial wisdom written for her then high school aged daughter. Jackie will soon retire from a corporate job to focus on her passion: spreading financial literacy. We talk about her book, how she achieved F.I.R.E. (Financially Independent Retire Early), and her future plans around teaching personal finance.
Scott goes deep on how to access a 403(b)...
Accessing a 403(b)
We talk to coach and longtime F04 (Friend of 403bwise) Chad Stoner who, along with his teacher-baker wife, Stacey, is building an impressive retirement portfolio.
Scott and Dan interview District of Columbia teacher turned 403(b) advocate turned advisor Andrew Katz-Moses who wrote an article that details how the financial service industry preys on new District of Columbia Public School employees. They also discuss Scott and Dan's upcoming trip to Washington, D.C.
Scott and Dan discuss strategies the insurance industry uses to hook teachers on their high fee products.
AXA "Advisors" had a seat at the table at the San Francisco Unified School District New Teacher Orientation.
We catch up with super saver Jeff York, a school custodian who we interviewed in episode 53, which has been our most listened to pod to date. Jeff shares what he has been up to, how he helps colleagues, and he gives us a glimpse of his future plans.
We talk to Jocelyn, a Bay Area California 4th grade teacher who suspected something wasn't quite right with her 403(b) plan.
Dan talks to Massachusetts high school teacher Adam Cole about transition from teaching math to teaching personal finance. They also discuss Adam's efforts to help his colleagues better understand the 403(b).
Dan and Scott share big changes at 403bwise. We discuss how it happened and what it means for the K-12 403(b) advocacy movement.
Dan picks up his conversation with Long Island, N.Y. teacher Nancy Bachety who drops some big news.
Dan talks teaching, teaching personal finance, and 403(b) advocacy with one of our favorites: Nancy Bachety.
With Scott out of the country, Dan is joined by fiduciary planner, Breanna Reish, CFP®, as they interview a Pittsburgh middle school science teacher who is trying to get better vendor choices.
Scott, Dan and longtime 403(b) advocate Steve Schullo meet up in Riverside, California to talk 403(b) with fiduciary planner, Breanna Reish, CFP®, and a member of the 403(b)wise Fiduciary Advisor Directory.
An AXA rep comes calling at Scott's wife's school and claims to be a fiduciary. The CFP® Board is making changes to the Fiduciary Standard. Dan talks Liverpool FC (only briefly) and about his visit to Olney Charter High School in Philadelphia to talk saving for retirement with teachers. Finally, another 403(b) story appears in a major publication.
We talk Dan's presentation at recent retirement plan workshop for Los Angeles Unified School District teachers put on by United Teachers Los Angeles.
We talk to Mychal Eagleson, CFP®, AIF®, ChSNC® owner of An Exceptional Life Financial and a member of the 403(b)wise Fiduciary Advisor Directory.
We talk 457(b) plan. What is it? How does it work? How is different than a 403(b)? Is it better than the 403(b)?
We talk increased 403(b) contribution limits, our visit to the New York Times, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) involvement in the 403(b), and a not-so-golden 403(b) product.
We speak with Daniel Alexander, CEO and Managing Director of Principal Review, a firm taking on the conflict of interest service and sales structures that exist within group sponsored retirement plans (ERISA and Non-ERISA including the 403(b) plan). Principal Review’s services include a Conflict of Interest Audit that identifies conflicted structures that serve to undermine the health of the plan and its participating employees. The firm then provides solutions to remedy the conflict.
retireaware.com (company blog)
Adam, a 27-year-old counselor from New Haven, Connecticut, was sold an AXA 403(b) five years ago. After reading The New York Times series on the 403(b), including Think Your 403(b) Plan is Bad? Talk to a Teacher, he started doing homework about his plan. He soon realized he was trapped in a high-fee plan. He reached out to us to see what can be done.
Delia Fernandez, MBA and CFP®, is founder and president of Fernandez Financial Advisory, LLC, an independent, fee-only financial planning and registered investment advisory firm in Los Alamitos, California, which she opened in 1994. She helps individuals and small business owners plan and invest for their future. She describes herself as the "Kind of advisor she would like to use."
Delia is a frequent speaker to employee groups and is often quoted in publications such as the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. She also is an instructor in the financial planning program at the University of California, Irvine’s Department of Continuing Education.
Our guest is Ryan Frailich, a fee-only planner from New Orleans and a former teacher, who was recently profiled in a March 16, 2018 New York Times story called Teachers and Annuities: A Questionable Match and Hard Products to Shed.
Ryan who operates Deliberate Finances, recently passed the CFP® exam and is now working on completing his 6,000 planning hours. He’s also a future member of the 403(b)wise Fiduciary Advisor Directory.
We discuss the launch of The 403(b)wise Fiduciary Advisor Directory.