Ep. 424: Is Your Alma Mater Going Under?

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This week on the Pete the Planner Show, Pete goes full-on Soccer Assistant Coach! 

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Show Notes:


  • Pensions used to fund the retirement of the vast amount of Americans. Now, we have shifted towards participant-guided retirement plans like 401(k)s, 403(b)s, IRA, etc. There’s a new study out that suggests most retirees aren’t tapping their nest eggs before their required minimum distributions (RMD).”
    • If you are relying on Social Security to provide the majority of your income in retirement, make sure your expenses are lining of with the level of income you’re going to have.
    • DAMIAN: If you have very limited resources going into retirement, you’re going to have to figure out a way to keep your income at a place that can support you.



  • According to a new Spending Index report, Americans are spending more money in 2021. On average, Americans are spending $765 more per month on travel and dining than in 2020.
    • DAMIAN: A lot of this is just reversion to mean. 2020 kept us in, but in 2021, society opened back up and we’re just doing life again.
    • PETE: I totally buy this story. With the extra income from tax credits and deferments…the numbers do seem to correlate.


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