The Wise Money Show
Tune in to 95.3 MNC every Saturday morning at 9:00 am for "The Wise Money Show with Korhorn Financial Group"
Listen to local financial advisors Kevin Korhorn, Josh Gregory and Mike Bernard discuss current financial planning issues and answer questions.
Join us for a weekly discussion about financial topics that impact you: saving for retirement, planning for college, good financial habits for small businesses, what you need to know about Medicare, and much more.
Most Valuable Planning Concept #3: Tax Planning
Season 4/Episode 33
Welcome to week 3 of our series covering the most valuable planning concepts. In today's episode, Mike, Josh, and Kevin discuss the power of tax planning--an area that is impacted by nearly every financial decision you make. Tune in to this episode of The Wise Money Show to understand how a proactive approach to multi-year and even multi-generational tax planning can help strengthen your financial life over the long term.
Most Valuable Planning Concept #2: Protection Planning
Season 4/Episode 32
In week 2 of our series covering the most valuable planning concepts, Mike, Josh, and Kevin discuss the power of protection planning--an area that is often viewed independently, but which, in reality, complements all other areas of your financial life. Tune in to this episode of The Wise Money Show to understand the importance of managing risk in your financial life and the steps you can take to create a protection plan that's right for you.
Most Valuable Planning Concept #1: Your Present Financial Position
Season 4/Episode 31
Welcome to our new series covering the most valuable planning concepts in each of the 6 areas of your financial life! In this episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike, Josh, and Kevin kick off the series with a detailed look at concept #1: your present financial position. As your starting point, this inventory serves as the foundation for your entire financial life, giving you the clarity you need to create a wise path forward.
The 20-Year Term Life Insurance Mistake
Season 4/Episode 30
Some will say that a 20-year term life policy is all you need to protect your family, but is that rule of thumb the right choice for you? On this episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike, Josh, and Kevin discuss why this could be a dangerous approach to protecting those you love, and why it's so important to work with a Certified Financial Planner to help you decide which coverage is best for your situation.
Don't Convert Your RMD into a Tax Penalty!
Season 4/Episode 29
Taking your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from a pre-tax retirement account sounds easy, right? Unfortunately, there are a few tax rules that can wind up costing you lots of money if you make a misstep. On this episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike, Josh, and Kevin discuss the unique tax rules around handling your RMD, and how to make the right moves to avoid costly tax penalties.
The Financial Do’s and Don’ts Before Having a Baby
Season 4/Episode 28
Having a baby is one of the most joyful experiences in most people's lifetimes. However, along with that joy comes a slew of new challenges, including dirty diapers, lack of sleep, and new financial hurdles. On this episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike Bernard and Josh Gregory help you prepare financially for what's ahead with tips on what to do--and not do--as you embark on your new adventure as a parent!
Seven Promises For This Year’s Taxes
Season 4/Episode 27
In any year, tax returns can be complicated and emotional. This year, the changes in the tax law have taken that reality to a whole new level. On this episode of The Wise Money Show, join Mike and Kevin as they welcome back special guest Ryan Fair, CPA, to walk through the seven personal promises you need to make about your tax return this year.
The Retirement Spending Gap
Season 4/Episode 26
New research was just released that illustrates a widening gap between how much today's retirees are spending versus how much they can really afford. It's not a pretty picture! In today's episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike and Josh discuss these disturbing findings and share strategies to help you avoid this crucial retirement mistake.
Ease Your Path "Down the Mountain" with a Smart Retirement Withdrawal Strategy
Season 4/Episode 25
Most savers spend their working careers focused on saving money to fund their retirement. And yet, when it’s finally time to retire, it can be a challenge to suddenly reverse that process and begin withdrawing your assets. In this week’s episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike and Josh discuss some common withdrawal strategies and how to create a sound strategy that can help you take the right path "down the mountain."
The Dangers of Preparing Your Own Tax Return
Season 4/Episode 24
A year ago, tax reform was unveiled with the promise of making our complicated tax system so simple that you could "file your return on the back of a postcard." Unfortunately, the reality is far different. Join Mike, Josh, Kevin, and special guest Ryan Fair, CPA, on this episode of The Wise Money Show as we discuss the real impact of the new tax law on the filing process--and the dangers to be aware of if you opt to prepare your taxes without the guidance of a professional.
Should You Retire at the Same Time as Your Spouse?
Season 4/Episode 23
A recent study found that fewer and fewer married couples are retiring at the same time. Whether that reality is dictated by age differences, healthcare insurance needs, the desire to give your retirement fund a final boost, or something else entirely, retiring "out of synch" can have a very real impact on your plan. On this episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike, Josh, and Kevin discuss the things to consider today to help ensure the best possible retirement--no matter when you and your spouse choose to stop working.
Are You Making the Most of Your Health Savings Account?
Season 4/Episode 22
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) have become increasingly popular, offering tax benefits that are not offered by any other savings vehicle. However, with this tool comes plenty of confusion over when it can--and can't--be used. On this episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike, Josh, and Kevin discuss when you can contribute, when you can withdraw, and the most effective ways to utilize the power of a Health Savings Account.
What Do Rising Interest Rates Mean To You?
Season 4/Episode 21
One of the major themes concerning the economy and the stock market today is rising interest rates, but few investors understand the true impact of rising rates. On this episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike, Josh, and special guest Matt Hoke discuss how interest rates affect the stock market, as well as how they impact your personal investments and other areas of your financial life.
2018 Stock Market Recap & How You Should Invest in 2019
Season 4/Episode 20
2018 was a chaotic ride for investments, bringing two stock market corrections, a significant increase in volatility, and great uncertainty heading into 2019. In this episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike, Josh, and special guest Matt Hoke share the root causes of the markets dramatic swings in 2018 and what to expect in the year ahead.
The Value of Tracking Your Net Worth
Season 4/Episode 19
Did you close out 2018 with confidence in your financial future? On today's episode of The Wise Money Show, Josh, Mike, and Kevin discuss how calculating your net worth—and comparing it to your long-term financial history—can give you the perspective you need to help ensure you are making progress toward your long-term financial goals.
How to Set Great Financial Goals
Season 4/Episode 18
Achieving great financial progress starts with setting clear financial goals. On this episode of The Wise Money Show, Kevin, Mike, and Josh kick off the New Year by sharing the KFG process for goal setting and goal achievement. Heed their advice and set aside some time today to start making intentional choices toward your financial goals for 2019 and beyond.
Financial Planning for Year End 2018
Season 4/Episode 17
As 2018 comes to an end, make sure you carve out time to deal with all of the time-sensitive financial planning items that must be done before the end of the year! In this final episode of the year, our Wise Money Show team highlights the most important items to check off your list before ringing in the New Year.
Giving Strategies Under the New Tax Law
Season 4/Episode 16
'Tis the season of giving, and that brings with it all sorts of questions about taxes. Is your gift taxable? How can you get the best tax deduction for each gift? What are the best giving strategies under the new tax law? In this episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike Bernard, Kevin Korhorn, and Josh Gregory address some of the biggest opportunities available when it comes to giving and tax savings in 2018.
Is Going Back to College a Smart Idea?
Season 4/Episode 15
When planning our finances, we spend most of our time focusing on our financial capital and not on our human capital—the skills and abilities that we have to make money. But with student loan debt being such a burden, is it still smart to go to college? And when is it smart to go back to college? To help us address this issue and more, Mike and Josh welcome special guest Dr. Gregg Chenoweth, President of Bethel College, to this episode of The Wise Money Show.
2018 Year End Tax Planning Checklist
Season 4/Episode 14
There are some tax planning opportunities that expire at the end of the year, and some that you can now utilize more in 2019. We’re helping you make your year end tax planning checklist for 2018 on this week’s episode with Certified Public Accountant Ryan Fair.
The Convenience Revolution with Shep Hyken
Season 4/Episode 13
Best-selling author Shep Hyken joins this special episode of The Wise Money Show to discuss what your small business needs to do to ride the wave of The Convenience Revolution, and how all of us can apply these principles in our financial life. Click here for more information on Shep or to purchase your own copy of The Convenience Revolution.
Do You Have Any Lazy Dollars?
Season 4/Episode 12
In an intentional financial life, you’ve assigned every dollar a job to do. Whether the task is to bail you out of an emergency, grow to fund your retirement, or help put your kids through college, every dollar saved should be working to fulfill its intended role. But do you have any 'lazy dollars' in your financial life? In today's episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike, Josh, and Kevin share how to spot those lazy dollars and put them to work!
Financial Planning for Millennials by Millennials
Season 4/Episode 11
It’s been said that the decade from age 20 to age 30 is the most important decade of your life. If you or your adult child or grandchild is in that season now, don't miss this special edition of The Wise Money Show as our own in-house millennials discuss the importance of financial planning for millennials. This week's special guests are Amy Masters, CFP®, Lance Ludwig, CFP®, and Jake Phelps, Financial Planning Coordinator.
Why This Year’s Tax Planning is More Important Than Ever
Season 4/Episode 10
It's important to be proactive with your taxes every year, exploring what changes are going to impact you and what tax opportunities you should utilize. However, with the new tax laws taking effect this year, tax planning is more important than ever. In this episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike Bernard, Josh Gregory, and CPA Ryan Fair discuss tax planning strategies and the new Tax Law.
Is it Wise to Payoff Your Mortgage Early or Invest More?
Season 4/Episode 9
Paying off your mortgage and being debt free is a great milestone to strive for in your financial life, but should you seek that ahead of saving aggressively for retirement? Mike, Josh, and Kevin discuss this important topic and answer your questions in this episode of The Wise Money Show.
Is Long Term Care Insurance Worth The Cost?
Season 4/Episode 8
The cost of long term care services is increasing rapidly. To protect your savings and your financial future, it is critical that you explore how you will manage this financial risk if and when the need for care arises. In this episode of The Wise Money Show, financial planners Mike Bernard, Josh Gregory, and Kevin Korhorn walk through the pros and cons of long term care insurance and discuss how to make the most appropriate choice for you.
Are You Ready For This Year’s Medicare Open Enrollment?
Season 4/Episode 7
Open Enrollment for Medicare is upon us again. Whether you’re about to turn 65, already on Medicare, or helping your parents ensure they have the most appropriate health coverage for their needs, it’s important that you are up to date with the latest changes and options available in 2019. In this episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike and Josh welcome back our in-house health insurance expert, Ted Foster, to give you the information you need to get ready for Open Enrollment.
How to Avoid the Biggest Home & Auto Insurance Mistake
Season 4/Episode 6
In today's episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike Bernard and Josh Gregory welcome special guest Leann Davis. A long-time member of the KFG team of insurance planners, Leann has been a home and auto insurance advisor for more than 30 years. Leann shares the biggest mistake many people make when it comes to home and auto insurance--and how to avoid making that same mistake yourself.
How Your Thinking Impacts Your Money
Season 4/Episode 5
What does your thinking have to do with your ability to accumulate wealth? As it turns out, probably a lot more than you believe. In this episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike, Josh, and Kevin share the 24 core beliefs that wealthy people adopt to help lead them to success--and how you, too, can change the way you think to help put your own financial goals within reach.
Answering One of Financial Planning’s Biggest Questions
Season 4/Episode 4
Do you have the right type of life insurance policy in place? Do you have the right amount of coverage? Answering these questions is critical to ensuring that your financial plan is structured correctly, especially when the stakes are so high. Join Kevin, Josh, and Mike in this episode of The Wise Money Show as they ask one of financial planning’s biggest questions—and help you uncover the answers that are right for you.
Should You Invest Using Mutual Funds or Exchange Traded Funds?
Season 4/Episode 3
Mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are both popular investment vehicles, but which tool is best to help you reach your own goals? In this episode of Wise Money, Mike, Josh, and Kevin walk through the pros and cons of each to help you decide which is best for you.
The Eight Best Indicators of the Long-Term Stock Market
Season 4/Episode 2
Every investor is looking for an edge on how to position their investments for what might lie ahead. With the stock market still in a 10 year bull market, many investors are wondering what’s next. In this episode of Wise Money, Mike, Josh, and Kevin discuss the eight best indicators of the long-term stock market and how you can use that information to help prepare for the future.
All The Ways You Can Mess Up Your 401(k)
Season 4/Episode 1
Your 401(k) is vital to your financial future. This is even more true due to the dramatic decrease in employer-provided pensions and the bleak outlook on the future of Social Security. Unfortunately, many people are making basic errors that can have a negative impact on their 401(k) over the long term. In the premier episode of Season 4, Josh, Mike, and Kevin discuss how to avoid these common mistakes to get the most from your 401(k).
College Planning Prep Course
Season 3/Episode 52
Paying for college education is no small task. Do you have confidence in your plan to cover the ever-rising costs of tuition? In this episode of The Wise Money Show, Kevin Korhorn, Josh Gregory, and Mike Bernard discuss wise planning strategies to help you achieve this important financial goal.
Overcoming Retirement Obstacles
Season 3/Episode 51
The Wall Street Journal posted an article recently stating that today’s retirees are entering old age dangerously under prepared. Despite laying out a clear case for that opinion, the article sadly did not offer any suggestions on how retirees can overcome these challenges. In this episode of Wise Money, Mike, Kevin, and Josh discuss the data and, even more importantly, share strategies that can help you enter old age as financially prepared as possible.
2018 Stock Market Update
Season 3/Episode 50
We’re more than halfway through 2018. Now is the time to ask: How have your investments performed, and what changes do you need to make to capture the most upside during the second half of the year? In this episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike, Josh, and Kevin discuss the current themes that are driving the investing world and how they should impact your strategy in the months ahead.
The Four Financial Habits That Lead to Lasting Success
Season 3/Episode 49
When it comes to creating lasting financial success, how much money you make or where you grew up aren't the biggest success factors. Join Mike Bernard, Josh Gregory, and Kevin Korhorn as they share the four primary financial habits that can have a lasting impact on your finances and how you can implement them into your financial life.
How 4 Years Can Propel Your Next 40 Years
Season 3/Episode 48
How can four years of your life shape the next 40? Ron Powlus, Director of Player Development for the Notre Dame football team and former Notre Dame quarterback joins Mike, Josh, and Kevin in this week’s episode to talk about the amazing 4 For 40: Excellence BeyoND program Ron developed for the football team. It's a concept that can help anyone at any age build a better plan for the future.
Does Your Small Business Need a Line of Credit?
Season 3/Episode 47
Banking and credit services are crucial to the success of a small business. Whether you are seeking to capitalize on new opportunities or looking at a change in ownership, knowing what options and tools are available from your local bank is very important. In this episode of The Wise Money Show, Mike Bernard and Josh Gregory welcome special guest Sheila Gordy from First State Bank to walk through the why, what, and how of small business lines of credit.
How to Succeed at Succession Planning
Season 3/Episode 46
If you own a small business, your business is likely the most valuable financial asset in your financial life. In order for that asset to provide for you and your family, it’s crucial that you transition it to the next generation effectively. Business attorney Jamey Haigh rejoins Mike and Josh on this episode of the Wise Money show to discuss how to create a succession plan that works for your small business--and your future.
Should Your Small Business Be an LLC or S Corp?
Season 3/Episode 45
Why should you structure your small business as an LLC, and when would an S Corp be a better option? In this episode of Wise Money, Mike and Josh welcome special guest and business attorney Jamey Haigh to the program to discuss the various types of ways to legally structure your business and how to know which one is best for you.
The What and the Why of Estate Planning
Season 3/Episode 44
Estate Planning can be a difficult component of your financial life, not only because it is emotional, but also due to its complexity. This week, Mike Bernard and Josh Gregory welcome back attorney Mark Criniti to discuss the essential elements of a good estate plan and why you need them.
What To Do When Life Throws You Curveballs
Season 3/Episode 43
Life is uncertain. Sometimes you feel like you’ve got it all figured out. Other times, your finances seem to get hit with one thing after another. Planning for when everything is going right can be easy, but what do you do when life throws you curveballs? In today's episode of Wise Money, Mike, Josh, and Kevin share their own personal experiences, and discuss how you can set up a system to help manage life's inevitable surprises.
Are All Term Life Insurance Policies Created Equal?
Season 3/Episode 42
Life insurance is complicated. That can make it challenging to distinguish one type from another, let alone have confidence that you know which policy is right for you. In this episode of Wise Money, Mike, Kevin, and Josh walk through the different types of life insurance policies, and how to choose among the menu of available Term Life insurance policies.
2018 State of the Housing Market
Season 3/Episode 41
Is now the time to put your house on the market? We’ve all heard the stories of bidding wars and offers for full-list price, so is now the time for you to cash in? Should we expect this strong housing market to continue? Real estate expert Diane Bennett, a realtor with Remax 100, joins Mike and Kevin on this episode of Wise Money to discuss the current state of the housing market and what it means to you.
Is Your Retirement Vision Crystal Clear?
Season 3/Episode 40
Everyone has a unique vision of what retirement looks like, and formulating that vision is where the process of planning for retirement begins. To accompany that, you need to analyze how your Five Factors of Retirement fit together to see whether you’re on track to make your vision a reality. In this episode of Wise Money, Kevin, Josh, and Mike help you uncover what your vision is for retirement and share the process of how to know whether you’re on track.
The Electric Shock - Lessons From GE
Season 3/Episode 39
Shares of General Electric have been in a tailspin over the past 12 months while the company is making drastic changes to reinvent and sustain their business. However, employees, investors, and retirees of GE have been significantly impacted, and many are scrambling to find a way to recover. In this episode of Wise Money with Korhorn Financial Group, join Mike, Kevin, and Josh as they break down the personal financial planning lessons from GE’s crisis.
Choosing a Values-Based Approach to Financial Planning
Season 3/Episode 38
Are your financial decisions connected to creating your ideal life? Most financial professionals only seek to help you get the right investment mix or a certain insurance policy in place. Very few focus on tying all areas of your financial life together in order to fulfill your own dreams for the future. Mike, Josh, and Kevin welcome special guest Amy Mullen from Money Quotient to this week’s episode to explore how to align your financial decisions with your ability to live the life you want.
Planning For Healthcare In Retirement
Season 3/Episode 37
Research shows that the average couple will spend more than $260,000 on healthcare in retirement, making it one of the biggest expenses in your lifetime. That means that the health insurance decisions you make leading up to and during retirement are an extremely important component of a successful financial plan. Join Mike and Kevin as they welcome health insurance expert Ted Foster to this week's Wise Money Show to discuss how smart insurance decisions can help cover the high cost of healthcare in retirement.
Could You Pass This Retirement Readiness Quiz?
Season 3/Episode 36
Retirement is most everyone's largest financial goal, and it's also one of the most difficult to get right. In today's episode of Wise Money with Korhorn Financial Group, Mike, Josh, and Kevin offer a Retirement Readiness Quiz to determine if you're on target to reach your goal--and provide key steps to help you prepare if you're not.
Use These Tax Insights To Start Planning Your 2018 Taxes Today
Season 3/Episode 35
Although tax season can be a stressful time for some individuals, it is always rich with insights into future planning opportunities. Join Kevin, Josh, and Mike in this episode of Wise Money with Korhorn Financial Group as they share their biggest tax season takeaways from the 2017 tax season to help you start preparing now for 2018.
Are You Financially Ready To Have Kids?
Season 3/Episode 34
Starting a family is a game changer, especially for your finances. How do you know when you’re financially ready? What do you do to get ready, and how do you succeed financially once you start having children? Join Mike Bernard and Josh Gregory in this episode of Wise Money as they discuss how to thrive financially when starting a family.
How to Prepare Financially For A Sudden Health Change
Season 3/Episode 33
When you face a major health change, your finances are likely the last thing on your mind. In this episode of Wise Money with Korhorn Financial Group, Mike Bernard and Josh Gregory discuss how a sudden change in your health can impact your finances--both during and after a diagnosis--and the steps you can take today to proactively prepare so that getting and staying healthy is the only thing you need to worry about during a health crisis.
Financial Mistakes To Avoid When Receiving An Inheritance
Season 3/Episode 32
Receiving an inheritance can be a tremendous boost to your financial life--but it can also wreak havoc if it's not handled with care. How so? In this episode of Wise Money, Mike Bernard and Josh Gregory share the most common mistakes people make when receiving an inheritance so you can avoid making them yourself.
Do Not Miss These Financial Steps When Facing A Job Change
Season 3/Episode 31
Whether it’s by your choice or not, when facing a job change, there are several financial issues you need to be on top of. Too many people overlook some key areas of their financial life and end up spending more time and money cleaning it up later. On this episode of Wise Money, financial planners Mike Bernard and Josh Gregory give you there list of financial items you need to tackle right away when transitioning to a new job.
Your Most Important Estate Planning Choices
Season 3/Episode 30
Estate planning can be complicated and confusing, which is why you want to understand your options so that you can make the best decisions possible. In this episode of Wise Money with Korhorn Financial Group, Kevin, Josh, and Mike clarify the different options you have in your Estate Plan and how to make the best decisions possible.