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66. The Conversation About Healthcare Advocacy with Dianne Savastano



The healthcare system can be difficult to navigate—between the technical terms, the insurance and the after care for patients. Healthcare advocates offer support as they guide you down the path to making the best decisions for you.

In this episode, Peter Raskin is joined by Dianne Savastano, founder and principal of Healthassist. Dianne shares her personal experience as a healthcare advocate and as someone who has used the same tips she gives to others. Dianne provides examples of how healthcare advocates can be a benefit to anyone at any point in their life.

Dianne discusses:

  • Why there was a need for healthcare advocates in the market
  • The importance of having a care partner when visiting your physician
  • Her personal experience as a healthcare advocate and as an individual who utilizes the services
  • The future of healthcare advocates
  • And more!

Resources

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Disclosure: This is not intended to be a substitute for professional investment advice. Always seek the advice of your financial adviser or other qualified financial service providers with any questions you may have regarding your investment planning.

Peter Raskin is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Securities offered through Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer. Member SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisor. Insurance offered through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies. Raskin Planning Group is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and its representatives do not provide legal or tax advice. You may want to consult a legal or tax advisor regarding any legal or tax information as it relates to your personal circumstances.


65. Concierge Care 24/7 365 with Dr. Ned Legare



Having a financial planner on call provides peace of mind for your money. How can you provide that same peace of mind for your health?

In this episode, Peter Raskin is joined by Dr. Ned Legare, MD, FACP, to discuss his approach to wellness. Ned shares how the shift to concierge care benefits his patients, in terms of cost and time.

Peter and Ned discuss:

  • Why he shifted from internal medicine practice to concierge care doctor
  • The cost difference between concierge care and care providers
  • How the healthcare system evolved to include the concierge care model
  • The strengths and weaknesses of the business
  • And more!

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Disclosure: This is not intended to be a substitute for professional investment advice. Always seek the advice of your financial adviser or other qualified financial service providers with any questions you may have regarding your investment planning.

Peter Raskin is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Securities offered through Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer. Member SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisor. Insurance offered through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies. Raskin Planning Group is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and its representatives do not provide legal or tax advice. You may want to consult a legal or tax advisor regarding any legal or tax information as it relates to your personal circumstances.


64. The Reliable Bonds Of Your Portfolio with Stan Sattler



The media always talks about how you should invest and why you should avoid high interest bonds. But what is the real truth about bonds?

In this episode, Peter Raskin is joined by Stan Sattler, vice president of Belle Haven Investments. Stan discusses what bonds are, how they work within your portfolio and the potential risks and rewards for investing in bonds.

Stan discusses:

  • The role of bonds within your portfolio
  • Why higher interest rates in your bonds can be beneficial
  • The importance of choosing the right type of bonds for your goals
  • And more

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Disclosure: This is not intended to be a substitute for professional investment advice. Always seek the advice of your financial adviser or other qualified financial service providers with any questions you may have regarding your investment planning.

Peter Raskin is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Securities offered through Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer. Member SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisor. Insurance offered through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies. Raskin Planning Group is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and its representatives do not provide legal or tax advice. You may want to consult a legal or tax advisor regarding any legal or tax information as it relates to your personal circumstances.


63. The Monte Carlo Of Financial Planning



Creating a financial plan for retirement requires answers to what the future will bring. While we can’t predict what’s to come with one hundred percent accuracy, we can create adjustments during life’s journey to make an educated gamble.

In this episode, Peter Raskin discusses different factors to consider when creating your financial plan. Peter discusses an analytical tool used at Raskin Planning Group called the Monte Carlo simulation and how it could benefit your financial planning today and updates to future plans.

Peter discusses:

  • What the Monte Carlo simulation is
  • How the Raskin Planning Group leverages the Monte Carlo simulation to analyze and make adjustments to your optimal financial plan
  • The role of insurance when planning for uncertainty
  • The various ways that Monte Carlo simulation may impact your future planning adjustments
  • And more!

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Disclosure: This is not intended to be a substitute for professional investment advice. Always seek the advice of your financial adviser or other qualified financial service providers with any questions you may have regarding your investment planning.

Peter Raskin is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Securities offered through Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer. Member SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisor. Insurance offered through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies. Raskin Planning Group is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and its representatives do not provide legal or tax advice. You may want to consult a legal or tax advisor regarding any legal or tax information as it relates to your personal circumstances.


62. Your Financial Plan And Your Nonprofit Involvement Aren’t So Different with Charles Gagnon



Your financial plan is only as good as the different components it is made up of, similar to the way a nonprofit is only as good as the organizational structure.

In this episode, Peter Raskin is joined by Charles Gagnon, CEO of Volunteers of America Massachusetts. Charles leads the strategic vision and mission to build and benefit the community from the ground up, which he says is similar to building a holistic financial plan. Discover the importance of starting from the bottom to complete the plan you envision, for you and those you love.

Charles discusses:

  • The importance of conscientious budgeting for nonprofits
  • The importance of being smart and strategic when investing
  • The role of risk management in your financial planning
  • How each role plays an integral part in your financial plan
  • And more!

Resources

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Disclosure: This is not intended to be a substitute for professional investment advice. Always seek the advice of your financial adviser or other qualified financial service providers with any questions you may have regarding your investment planning.

Peter Raskin is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Securities offered through Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer. Member SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisor. Insurance offered through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies. Raskin Planning Group is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and its representatives do not provide legal or tax advice. You may want to consult a legal or tax advisor regarding any legal or tax information as it relates to your personal circumstances.


61. The Five Biggest Financial Planning Mistakes Made During the Pandemic



As we begin to reopen, what have we learned about our financial plan during the pandemic? How will it mold our actions during the next crisis?

In this episode, Peter Raskin discusses the five biggest financial planning mistakes people made during the pandemic. He looks back at the lessons we all learned and how to be better prepared for this type of event in the future. 

You will learn:

  • The five mistakes people made during the pandemic when it came to financial planning
  • How investments made out of emotion can create uncertainty
  • What factors you absolutely need to consider when creating a financial plan
  • The importance of updating your financial plan on a regular basis
  • And more!

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Disclosure: This is not intended to be a substitute for professional investment advice. Always seek the advice of your financial adviser or other qualified financial service providers with any questions you may have regarding your investment planning.

Peter Raskin is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Securities offered through Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer. Member SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisor. Insurance offered through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies. Raskin Planning Group is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and its representatives do not provide legal or tax advice. You may want to consult a legal or tax advisor regarding any legal or tax information as it relates to your personal circumstances.


60. Planning Today For The Needs Of The Future – with Abe Shtulsaft



Good financial planning takes into account all possibilities, even the possibilities that you don’t want to consider.

In this episode, Peter Raskin is joined by Abe Shtulsaft, director of planning at Lincoln Financial Advisors. Peter and Abe discuss special needs and disability planning and the potential planning struggles faced by families in these situations.

Abe discusses:

  • The definition of special needs and disabilities planning and why it’s important to plan 
  • The necessity of including the entire family in the planning process
  • The financial challenges families with special needs individuals face
  • How children with special needs can experience independence
  • And more!

Discover the struggles of planning financially for those with current and future special needs and disabilities with Abe Shtulsaft!

Resources:

Raskin Planning Group: (617) 728-7433 | Peter Raskin | Lincoln Financial Advisor

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Disclosure: This is not intended to be a substitute for professional investment advice. Always seek the advice of your financial adviser or other qualified financial service providers with any questions you may have regarding your investment planning.

Peter Raskin is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Securities offered through Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer. Member SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisor. Insurance offered through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies. Raskin Planning Group is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and its representatives do not provide legal or tax advice. You may want to consult a legal or tax advisor regarding any legal or tax information as it relates to your personal circumstances.


59. Investment Gains, Losses And The Taxes Between



Not everyone enjoys tax planning, but it’s important to remember that the benefits earned through preparedness are enjoyable for all.

In this episode, Peter Raskin discusses the role of taxes within financial planning. He discusses the different types of investments, how each is taxed and the role they play in your overall portfolio.

You will learn:

  • The difference between tax-deferred and tax-free
  • The three income attributes of any type of investments
  • Why you might sell a stock at a loss—and the potential advantages of doing so
  • How mutual funds work and how they’re taxed
  • And more!

Discover how taxes could provide benefits for gains and losses in this episode of Wealth Is In The Details Podcast!

Resources:

Raskin Planning Group: (617) 728-7433 | Peter Raskin |

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Disclosure: This is not intended to be a substitute for professional investment advice. Always seek the advice of your financial adviser or other qualified financial service providers with any questions you may have regarding your investment planning.

Peter Raskin is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Securities offered through Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer. Member SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisor. Insurance offered through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies. Raskin Planning Group is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and its representatives do not provide legal or tax advice. You may want to consult a legal or tax advisor regarding any legal or tax information as it relates to your personal circumstances.


Episode 58 – What It’s Like To Own, Run, and Manage A Construction Company – With Jeff McLinden



It’s no secret that our kitchens and bathrooms constantly need improvements and upgrades, and JM Construction’s Jeff McLinden is here to help. 

In this episode, Peter Raskin sits down with Jeff McLinden, owner of JM Construction, a small high-end remodeling company based in Framingham, Massachusetts. Jeff shares his company’s perspective around proprietorship, management, and homeowner-related recommendations and services. 

You will learn:

  • JM Construction’s strengths and weaknesses 
  • How the firm’s honest communication and client education can positively impact a client’s overall remodeling experience
  • The top four things homeowners should do as they start a remodeling process 
  • How word of mouth has contributed to JM Construction’s growth 
  • And more!

Listen today to find out everything you need to know about JM Construction and how it functions from an owning and managing standpoint to a homeowner’s standpoint!

Resources:

Raskin Planning Group: (617) 728-7433 | Peter Raskin | Jeff McLinden | JM Construction: (508) 861-7019 | Facebook | Remodelers Advantage  | Houzz  | The Julian Group

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Disclosure: This is not intended to be a substitute for professional investment advice. Always seek the advice of your financial adviser or other qualified financial service providers with any questions you may have regarding your investment planning.

Peter Raskin is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Securities offered through Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer. Member SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisor. Insurance offered through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies. Raskin Planning Group is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and its representatives do not provide legal or tax advice. You may want to consult a legal or tax advisor regarding any legal or tax information as it relates to your personal circumstances.


Episode 57 – Using Strategic Planning As A Tool To Grow Your Business – With Kevin Poland



The Renaissance Group’s one-page strategic plan is all about helping business owners build a great business and live a great life. 

In part two of this two part series, Peter Raskin sits down once again with The Renaissance Group’s Kevin Poland to address everything surrounding strategic planning so that you too can start outlining future goals.

You will learn:

  • Why you should build a one-page strategic plan as a way to define the future of your business
  • The importance of balancing long and short term business projects 
  • How strategic planning overlaps with succession and exit planning 
  • The emotional factor of strategic planning 
  • And more!

Tune in today to discover the relevance of putting a strategic plan in place – and the many reasons why you and your team should revisit and revise it on a regular basis.

Resources:

Raskin Planning Group: (617) 728-7433 | Whitepaper: Exit Planning For Business Owners | Peter Raskin | The Renaissance Group  | Kevin Poland | Book: The E-Myth Revisited | The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey | Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) by Jim Collins

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Disclosure: This is not intended to be a substitute for professional investment advice. Always seek the advice of your financial adviser or other qualified financial service providers with any questions you may have regarding your investment planning.

Peter Raskin is a registered representative of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Securities offered through Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp., a broker/dealer. Member SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Sagemark Consulting, a division of Lincoln Financial Advisors, a registered investment advisor. Insurance offered through Lincoln affiliates and other fine companies. Raskin Planning Group is not an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors.

Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. and its representatives do not provide legal or tax advice. You may want to consult a legal or tax advisor regarding any legal or tax information as it relates to your personal circumstances.