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Retire Sooner Podcast Is Perfect For Your Commute

Every Monday you’ll find a new episode of the Retire Sooner Podcast in your favorite podcast app. Tune in to hear interviews around money, happiness, and retirement from folks who have an interesting story to share. You’ll also hear Wes Moss and our team of financial professionals’ favorite advice for creating and maintaining a happy retirement.

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
and Investment Advisor for Over 20 Years

Wes Moss is a man on a mission. The Atlanta-based CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and money educator has devoted his professional life to helping Americans understand how they can retire sooner than they think.

Is Your Financial Umbrella Large Enough To Protect You From Market Turmoil?

In finance, dry powder means the cash reserves a company or individual maintains to meet obligations in times of economic stress. At my firm, Capital Investment Advisors, we translate this for the happiest retirees. The Dry Powder Principle says investors should hold at least three years of dry powder. Dry powder refers to safety assets within your portfolio that you can sell to cover any spending gaps you might have in the event of a market pullback or correction. Use our Dry Powder Calculator to see how many years of dry powder your portfolio holds.

Make sure to pull up your latest financial statement and try out the online calculator!

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Will You Be (Or Are You) A Happy Retiree?

By using the formula for a happy retirement from the book, You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think, this quiz will tell you where you currently are on your journey towards a happy retirement. This free quiz also offers gentle suggestions on ways to improve your habits and lifestyle to better optimize your future in retirement. This is a great exercise for those preparing for retirement and those already living in retirement looking to make improvements or just receive confirmation they're heading in the right direction.

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Financial Independence Begins with a Plan

These videos explore our favorite financial rules of thumb, retirement and investment strategies, interviews, original research on happy retirees, and overall economic insights.

How Nutrition Impacts Your Mental Health With Dr. Gregory Scott Brown - Retire Sooner Clip
How To Find Your Purpose In Your Life With Dr. Gregory Scott Brown - Retire Sooner Clip
Celeste Headlee Discusses “Under Living” And What Makes Humans Happy - Retire Sooner Clip

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