Tag Archives: Taxes

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.


Episode 18 – Retirement Planning 101—Part 1



You don’t have to be a professional financial advisor to understand the basics of planning.

In part one of this two-part series, Tim Whisler dives into five of the most common mistakes 401(k) and IRA owners make. Tim helps you discover the taxes you are paying but shouldn’t be, and shares ways you could save even more.

You will learn:

  • 5 of the most common errors 401(k) and IRA owners make
  • The potential advantages and drawbacks of withdrawing IRA inheritance
  • How the SECURE Act impacted retirement income
  • The taxes you can avoid paying for different planning mistakes
  • And more!

Listen now as Tim Whisler reveals the taxes you could avoid when planning your 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.


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.