Retirement Readiness Podcast

by Tim Regan

Retirement readiness is a phrase that can be defined differently by everyone, but we believe that it involves the idea of living with purpose. If you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible to find purpose in retirement, this show is for you. Please see https://prairieviewwealthpartners.com/disclosures/ for important disclosures.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Retirement Readiness, Episode 47: Navigating Cognitive Health in Retirement

    Retirement Readiness, Episode 47: Navigating Cognitive Health in Retirement

    Dive into the world of cognitive health in retirement with hosts Tim Regan and Katie Umland on this week's episode of the “Retirement Readiness” podcast! Even though we often think of cognitive decline in retirement as a given, it doesn’t necessarily have to be. Here’s what you need to know: Cognitive health is all about creating new connections and pathways within your brain. If you do the same things day in and day out, eventually it becomes second nature and your brain can fall into “autopilot” mode. To keep your brain feeling fresh, it’s important to expose yourself to new experiences and learning opportunities (like a new puzzle or book). The small, daily habits you add can make the biggest difference in the long-run! Mentorship is a great way to keep your mind motivated, stay engaged socially, and help another person reach their goals. Just like the muscles in your arms or legs, your brain is a “use it or lose it” muscle that needs daily exercise and stimulation to stay healthy. Listen to the full episode to learn more about cognitive health in retirement, or click here to explore our library of “Retirement Readiness” episodes.

  • Retirement Readiness, Episode 46: What is Longevity Planning?

    Retirement Readiness, Episode 46: What is Longevity Planning?

    In this week's episode of the “Retirement Readiness” podcast, hosts Tim Regan and Katie Umland discuss the importance of longevity planning leading up to your retirement. Longevity planning involves a holistic approach to not only your finances, but your health, mobility, relationships, and more. “When we talk about longevity, it really turns into: How do I make sure I have enough money? How do I make sure I have enough healthspan?” Tim explains. Of course, finances play a key role in that planning as well – and although it’s virtually impossible to predict exactly what your income and expenses will be, a financial advisor can help you craft a plan around ballpark numbers, and then fill in the blanks for “margin” expenses. Tune in to hear more about longevity planning from Tim and Katie, or browse our library of previous “Retirement Readiness” episodes.

  • Retirement Readiness, Episode 45: How Can You Stay Active in Retirement?

    Retirement Readiness, Episode 45: How Can You Stay Active in Retirement?

    Staying active in retirement is a crucial aspect of maintaining a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle – but what exactly is an “active” lifestyle, and how can you get started? In this episode of “Retirement Readiness,” hosts Tim Regan and Katie Umland explore how being active can vary from person to person and within different phases of life. While one individual’s goals might include grocery shopping or playing with the grandkids, another might be aiming for monthly ski trips. “‘Active’ can have lots of different definitions, both before retirement, but then also in retirement,” Tim explains. “And what we found is that the people that are in retirement that are active mentally, physically – those are the ones that have longevity. They're the ones that feel fulfilled.” Want to learn more? Tune in to hear ideas and stories that can help you shape your own version of an active lifestyle. And be sure to check out our other “Retirement Readiness” episodes!

  • Retirement Readiness, Episode 44: How Can You Balance Risk and Reward in Your Retirement Investments?

    Retirement Readiness, Episode 44: How Can You Balance Risk and Reward in Your Retirement Investments?

    With the upcoming election year and recent discussions around inflation, understanding how to manage risk in your investments is more important than ever. In our latest episode of “Retirement Readiness,” Tim Regan and Katie Umland explore the crucial topic of balancing risk and reward in your portfolio – also known as “risk management.” “The way I like to think about risk really is: What's the likelihood that I'm not going to get the outcome that I'm looking for” Regan explains. Although it’s impossible to eliminate all risk when investing, you can use your personal risk tolerance to build a plan that fits your life goals. At PrairieView, clients learn their unique risk tolerance through a combination of advanced software and one-on-one conversations with experienced financial professionals – providing real data combined with the human element only advisors can provide. Hit “play” to learn more about managing risk in retirement planning, or click here to explore our other “Retirement Readiness” episodes.

  • Retirement Readiness, Episode 43: What Does Health Look Like (and How Can You Be Healthy)?

    Retirement Readiness, Episode 43: What Does Health Look Like (and How Can You Be Healthy)?

    Tune in to this special health-focused episode to hear from our guest, Nick Becker, the owner of Aspire Gymnastics Academy. Host Tim Regan explores how (much like with our financial lives) small health decisions can make a big impact on your wellness and longevity. Plus, hear some methods Nick and Tim are using to keep their own health on track, from intermittent fasting to ice baths and beyond. Press “play” to listen to the full episode, and be sure to check out our other “Retirement Readiness” episodes for more life planning information, financial insights, and more.