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Feature 2021

38. Leading Clients to an Optimal Retirement With Joe Elsasser CFP®

Necessity is the mother of invention, and as a financial advisor, it helps to develop the strongest retirement strategies for your clients.

In this episode, Brad Swineheart speaks with Joe Elsasser, CFP® founder and president at Covisum®, LLC. Joe shares his thoughts about crafting optimal decisions for Social Security benefits and taxes, and the conversion of assets to guarantee income.

Joe discusses: 

  • Why Social Security is a big part of ongoing client education
  • How to plan for retirement with tax uncertainty
  • How advisors can calm unwarranted alarm from clients
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

Joe Elsasser CFP®, developed Social Security Timing® in 2010 because, as a practicing financial advisor, he couldn’t find a Social Security tool that would help his clients make the best decision about when to elect their benefits. Inspired by the success of Social Security Timing, Joe founded Covisum®, a financial tech company focused on creating a shared vision throughout the financial planning process.

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37. The Four Stages of Life Transition With Ross Marino

Your emotions are what drive most of the decisions you make in your life. And the more dramatic the change, the stronger your emotions will be.

In this episode, Brad Swineheart speaks with Ross Marino CFP®, CPFA, CeFT®, founder of Transitus Wealth Partners, about some personal disruptions that led him to writing a book called “Shaping Change”. Ross and Brad also discuss how to manage your client relationships when your clients are in the midst of a life transition.

Ross discusses:

  • What led him to write the book called “Shaping Change”
  • How to address uncertainty in someone’s life and get them back into financial planning
  • The four stages of transition––and how he walks clients or prospects through each stage
  • And more


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Ross Marino: Do you remember any gifts from your 15th birthday? Ross Marino does. Ross received a copy of Money magazine, and it shaped his life. A subscription to Psychology Today soon followed. From an early age, he was fascinated with how people think and what they do with money. Ross grew up outside of Cleveland, OH, then headed to Stetson University in Florida, where he wrestled. His career as a financial advisor began in 1988, and he has been helping people ever since.