Tag Archives: Retirement

20. How To Find Your Personal Retirement Number



What is your magic number to create the retirement you dream about? Do you know how much you truly need to have saved to live your dream retirement?

In this episode, Tim Whisler shares his process for helping clients create a retirement plan around their personal retirement number. Tim discusses the important questions you should be asking yourself and how the answers could benefit your retirement plan.

Tim discusses:

  • The importance of understanding your expected expenses in retirement
  • How taxes could impact your retirement income
  • Five risks you face when planning for retirement
  • And more!

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Investment advisory and financial planning services offered through Simplicity Wealth, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Sub advisory services are provided by Advisory Alpha, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Insurance, consulting, and education services are offered through The Whisler Agency. The Whisler Agency is a separate and unaffiliated entity from Simplicity Wealth, LLC, and Advisory Alpha, LLC.


19. Mistakes That Could Jeopardize Your Retirement — Part 2



How much are you paying in fees and taxes on your retirement plan? Do you know how much less you could be paying when you learn about other retirement accounts?

In part two of this two-part series, Tim Whisler reveals the last five mistakes that could jeopardize your retirement. He discusses how fees and taxes could impact your retirement planning, along with the different types of accounts that could benefit you in your retirement.

You will learn:

  • The account fees you are paying instead of saving
  • How taxes impact your retirement planning
  • The benefit of rolling your 401(k)
  • The importance of assigning specific roles to your retirement accounts
  • And more!

Resources: Tim Whisler | The Whisler Agency: (309) 291-0491

Investment advisory and financial planning services offered through Simplicity Wealth, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Sub advisory services are provided by Advisory Alpha, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Insurance, consulting, and education services are offered through The Whisler Agency. The Whisler Agency is a separate and unaffiliated entity from Simplicity Wealth, LLC, and Advisory Alpha, LLC.


Episode 15 – So You’re Retiring or Switching Jobs: What Do You Do With Your 401(k)?



A 401(k) retirement plan offered by your employer can be a great savings tool, as long as you take advantage of it, and manage it correctly.

However, 401(k) questions surrounding employment, retirement, taxes, and the IRS arise all the time, and to clarify potential doubts, Tim Whisler reviews them all to explain the different 401(k) uses, whether you are moving on to new opportunities or simply retiring. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The five available options for someone with a 401(k) who is switching jobs 
  • What you should know about leaving and moving your 401(k) plan from your previous to your current employer
  • Why you shouldn’t cash your 401(k) plan early
  • How to roll your 401(k) plan into an IRA
  • The role of taxes and income streams when it comes to your 401(k) and retirement
  • And more!

Tune in to find out how to efficiently handle and make use of your 401(k) retirement plan! 

Resources: Tim Whisler | The Whisler Agency: (309) 291-0491 

Investment advisory and financial planning services offered through Simplicity Wealth, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Sub advisory services are provided by Advisory Alpha, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Insurance, consulting, and education services are offered through The Whisler Agency. The Whisler Agency is a separate and unaffiliated entity from Simplicity Wealth, LLC, and Advisory Alpha, LLC.


Episode 12 – Growing Spiritually Through Athletic Programs – With Chad Bailey



Since 1948, The Christian Center, in Peoria, Illinois, has had a mission to provide a place where Christians could grow and the lost could find Christ.

But how is this related to sports and recreational activities?

In the latest episode of Whisler While You Retire, Tim Whisler sits down with the organization’s managing director, Chad Bailey. Chad explains how The Christian Center serves the community by offering programs for people (of all ages) to enjoy recreational activities while sharing the gospel of Christ.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why church-related partnerships are so important for The Christian Center 
  • How the organization recruits basketball, baseball, and soccer coaches 
  • Real-life experience: Why Chad believes that God always ends up providing
  • How the facility keeps up with all the financial costs associated with The Christian Center  
  • From ping-pong to bowling, soccer, and basketball: the programs offered by The Christian Center 
  • And more!

Listen in to discover how The Christian Center helps people of all ages develop a greater sense of spirituality and faith through sports and recreation! 

Resources: Tim Whisler | The Whisler Agency | (309) 291-0491 | The Christian Center  | 309-685-4218 | Chad Bailey | Location and Hours Information 

Investment advisory and financial planning services offered through Simplicity Wealth, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Sub advisory services are provided by Advisory Alpha, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Insurance, consulting, and education services are offered through The Whisler Agency. The Whisler Agency is a separate and unaffiliated entity from Simplicity Wealth, LLC, and Advisory Alpha, LLC.


Episode 9 – What You Should Know About Annuities



Believe it or not, annuities don’t have a middle ground – you either disregard them entirely or embrace them wholeheartedly.

In this episode, Tim Whisler navigates the path of annuities, explaining the differences between what can be a beneficial, but complicated, option for retirement. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why people have negative opinions about annuities 
  • The difference between immediate and fixed annuities  
  • Why variable annuities are similar to investments in the stock market 
  • What’s the role of volatility when it comes to a fixed index annuity 
  • How to use a rider as an annuity enhancement policy 
  • And more!

Tune in and discover some of the questions you MUST consider if you’re planning to lean on annuities for retirement! 

Resources: Tim Whisler | The Whisler Agency | (309) 291-0491 

Investment advisory and financial planning services offered through Simplicity Wealth, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Sub advisory services are provided by Advisory Alpha, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Insurance, consulting, and education services are offered through The Whisler Agency. The Whisler Agency is a separate and unaffiliated entity from Simplicity Wealth, LLC, and Advisory Alpha, LLC.