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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.

Cryptocurrency 101

What are cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum and others? Are they as speculative as noted investors believe or should digital assets be part of your investment portfolio? In this episode of Your Financial Journey, PWA’s Executive Vice President, Doug DeGroot, CFP® answers these questions and provides a high-level overview of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. We hope you find this discussion helpful, and as always, thank you for listening.

Quotations Cited:
Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey
United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority, January 2022
Michael Hartnett, Chief Investment Strategist at Bank of America, 2022
Steve Isaacs, Alvine Capital, 2022
Warren Buffet, CNBC, February 2020
Warren Buffet, CNBC, March 2014
Warren Buffet, Shareholder Meeting, 2018

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Mid-Year Update

How high will interest rates go? What might the war in Ukraine and mid-term elections mean for our economy and financial markets? It's hard to believe that it's time to review current market conditions and look ahead to the second half of 2022. Doug DeGroot, Brian Granato and Tom Clifford provide a mid-year update on these important topics that have the potential to impact the performance of our economy and your investments in this second half of 2022. Listen Here!

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Market Indexes: What Do They Mean?

To determine how your investment account is performing, do you look at the Dow Jones, the S&P, or what you’re hearing on TV? To help you answer this question, Doug DeGroot, CFP® devotes this podcast to Market Indexes and what they mean. What investment index means the most to your portfolio? How can it help you evaluate your return? Listen in and thanks for your continued support of Providence Wealth Advisors

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Converting to a Roth IRA

Is this the year to convert your traditional IRA to a Roth? Take a few minutes and learn more about Roth conversions as Executive Vice President Doug DeGroot, CFP® and Jay Faler, Asst. Vice President and Trust Officer explore the question that so many IRA owners are asking. It’s a question worth asking and the subject of our latest Your Financial Journey Podcast. Thanks for listening!

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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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