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Retirement Risks You Need To Know About (Ep. 58)



Your retirement is one of the most important things you’ll ever plan for. And because of that, the thought of any risks can weigh heavily on our minds. Do you know the top risks to consider as you approach retirement?

In this episode of The Green Zone Podcast, Jeff Green and Lauren Smith discuss what they feel are the top six financial and retirement risks that folks need to think about – and have a plan for addressing. Together, they discuss:

  1. Inflation
  2. Longevity Risk
  3. Health & Long-Term Care Risk
  4. Stock Market & Home-Price Market Risk
  5. Tax Policy Risk
  6. Policy Risk

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Is A Recession Really Coming In 2022? (Ep. 51)



There’s no doubt the current market is ugly. We have fielded many calls from concerned clients — and understandably so. With everything you hear on the news these days, it can feel like the sky is falling. But is a recession really coming? We’ll cover that and more in this episode of The Green Zone Podcast.

Jeff and Lauren discuss:

  • Why they do NOT believe a recession is coming in 2022
  • What bottoming out indicators they’ve been tracking and what’s going on with them today
  • How much longer they expect to see market volatility
  • Why you should take what the media is saying with a grain of salt
  • Real conversations they’ve been having with clients around the current market conditions

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41. The Financial Concerns of the Pandemic



There is no doubt that the pandemic made an impact on everyone’s lives in some way, shape, or form. This becomes increasingly clear when you look at the state of the market, inflation rates and national spending practices. 

In this episode, Jeff Green and Lauren Smith evaluate the concerns that the people of America have been having regarding government spending throughout the pandemic, the effects of inflation, and how the stock market has been more unpredictable than ever.

Jeff and Lauren discuss: 

  • The trends of the stock market throughout the various stages of the pandemic
  • Whether or not the market is under or overvalued at this current moment in time
  • The effects of inflation on the everyday investor
  • And more!

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31. The Expense of the Pandemic on Our Economy



We’ve gotten a taste of the post-COVID life. What are you planning to do, as the restrictions continue to lift?

In this episode, Jeff Green and Lauren Smith take a look at the recovery of the economy with high-frequency data numbers. They also share some of the effects of supply, demand, and inflation right now for consumers.

Jeff and Lauren discuss: 

  • High frequency data comparing numbers from the box office, hotel occupancy, TSA checkpoint data
  • The rising cost of flights for consumers
  • What reverse inflation is––and why inflation is here
  • The existing demand for rental cars with shortage in supply
  • And more

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