Category Archives: Million Dollar Plan

Ep. 138: Mark has a pretty good financial life, except for his unique life insurance situation…

M$D: January 28, 2024 Meet Mark. Mark’s main concerns, in his words: I have 300k in retirement savings. Putting $3000 a month toward retirement in Roth 401k and 457b plans (We make too much for a Roth IRA).  Have $170,000 in student…

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Ep. 137: Financing

In this episode I talk about financing. Surprisingly, I haven’t touched on this topic much yet. But today, I got fired up about it. Over and over again, I’ve come across people who have ruined their financial lives by financing…

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Ep. 136: Penny just bought a house and now she’s feeling lost.

M$D: July 16, 2034 Meet Penny. Penny’s main concerns, in her words: Hi Pete. I just discovered your podcast a week ago and have listened to 30 episodes so far and have already made some changes to my financial life (like…

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Ep. 135: Visualization

In this episode of the Pete the Planner® Show, I talk visualization. If you are wandering aimlessly through your financial life, this is the key you are missing. Visualizing the financial life you want is a great tool to get…

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Ep. 134 Bernard has a lot of good things going, but he’s going to have to play the waiting game.

M$D: June 16, 2033 Meet Bernard. Bernard’s main concerns, in his words: I’m not completely sure how to plan effectively for my retirement. My wife and I are both public school teachers. In our state, we will receive a pension when…

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Ep. 133 Princess Leia returns…just before jetting off to the UK

M$D: N/A Meet Princess Leia (or, if you’re a longtime listener and heard her first episode, welcome back Princess Leia) Leia’s main concerns, in her words: I was featured on your podcast a little over a year ago and you gave me the…

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Ep. 132: Retirement Checklist

Topic: Retirement Checklist Special Kudos: Ann, our listener of the week who suggested this topic No matter what your age, you’re going to walk away from this episode with either a wake up call and a list of what to do next…

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Ep. 131: Aaron has a big housing decision to make that can make or break his financial future

M$D: N/A Meet Aaron Age: 29 Aaron’s main concerns, in his words: We just got married on July 22nd and would like to be financially literate and on the same financial page. We are fortunate enough to have our condo paid off…

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Ep. 130: College Savings

Topic: College Savings Special Guest: Troy Montigney, ‘The 529 Guy’, Executive Director of the Indiana Education Savings Authority This week we talk saving for college, specifically Indiana’s 529 plan. You may have heard me talk about this before in the form…

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