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Welcome to Your Financial Journey

Our podcast provides you with timely information on relevant developments as well as strategies designed to help you enjoy greater peace of mind and achieve your wealth management goals. It’s your journey and PWA is here to provide you with expertise, guidance and support every step of the way.

Inflation, Interest Rates & Risk

It hasn't taken long for 2022 to get interesting! What's driving inflation? What will higher rates mean for fixed income investments? Listen in as Executive Vice President, Doug DeGroot, CFP® discusses a few steps the PWA team is taking to better manage the risks associated with rising interest rates, growing inflation and economic instability around the world.

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2022 Economic Outlook

What can investors expect in the coming year? Listen in as Doug DeGroot, CFP®, Executive Vice President and senior PWA Team members Tom Clifford and Brian Granato discuss the issues that have the potential to impact the performance of our economy and your investments in 2022. Listen Here!

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Merry Christmas and Best Wishes in 2022

Listen in for a few minutes as members of the PWA team look ahead by sharing a few things they have on their wish list for the New Year. From all of us at Providence Wealth Advisors, thank you for your trust and confidence. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a New Year filled with good health, peace and prosperity. Thank you for listening!

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Retirement Planning: Withdrawing from Your IRA

While all IRAs make it possible to save for retirement and defer the tax on your earnings, they can differ considerably when the time comes to make withdrawals. In this Podcast, Doug DeGroot, Executive Vice President and Jay Faler, Assistant VP and Trust Officer of Providence Wealth Advisors combine to review these differences. Please accept our thanks for listening to this Retirement Planning podcast on Withdrawing from Your IRA.

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Retirement Planning: Using an IRA

Traditional IRAs... Roth IRAs... how are they different and which may be best for you? We tackle these questions in this podcast on Retirement Planning. Jay Faler, Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer of Providence Wealth Advisors, who we consider our “go-to” guy on IRAs, joins Doug DeGroot, CFP®, Executive Vice President, in this podcast. As the holidays and tax season are fast approaching, thanks for listening as Jay and Doug discuss Retirement Planning Using an IRA.

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Third Quarter Market Update

From solid performance throughout the first 3 quarters of 2021 to increasing market volatility in recent weeks, our latest Your Financial Journey podcast includes our 3rd quarter update along with thoughts on what investors might expect during the remainder of the year. Join Executive VP Doug DeGroot as he discusses why the PWA team is both cautious and optimistic about the future.

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Saving for Education

Saving for education, borrowing, choosing the right college. These are just a few of the important factors that Investment Advisor Nicole Smit, CTFA and Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer Cheryl Dalton and I discuss this month in our August “Back to School Month” podcast. Join us for helpful advice and real-world insights on one of the biggest issues facing families today – how to make a quality education more affordable!

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Teaching Kids the Value of Money

In this podcast, Investment Advisor Nicole Smit, CTFA and Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer Cheryl Dalton join PWA's Executive Vice President Doug DeGroot, CFP® to share their insights, not only as financial professionals but as mothers striving to set their children on a positive financial path. Join us in a brief conversation about the one important thing kids don’t learn in school – how to handle money responsibly!

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Estate Planning

In this podcast, senior members of the PWA Team discuss joint tenancy, wills, trusts, estate taxes and other matters related to estate planning. Join Executive Vice President Doug DeGroot, CFP®, Senior VP Brian Granato, CTFA and Senior VP Tom Clifford as they share valuable insights gained over the years.

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