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The Retirement Power Hour

The Retirement Power Hour

We help listeners within 5 years of retirement invest wiser and retire better, as we discuss key financial topics like investing, retirement planning, behavioral finance, taxes, Social Security, Medicare, and more.

Recent Episodes

5 Things a Retirement-Focused Advisor Should Do and a Long-Term Care Question

Sept. 21, 2022

Retirement brings unique challenges that you may not experience during your working years. Advisors that work with retirees or those close to retirement should understand this and adjust their practices accordingly. In this …

6 Social Security Mistakes you NEED to Avoid

Aug. 17, 2022

In this episode, Host Joe Allaria, CFP® answers a listener question about how to estimate life expectancy for the purposes of building your financial plan, and he also explains six of the biggest and most common mistakes tha…

Medicare Hot Topics with Joanne Giardini-Russell

July 26, 2022

There are 11,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 everyday. Many of them share the same Medicare questions, like: Do I need to enroll at age 65? What if I work past age 65? What coverage is best for me? Should I get a Medicare Supple…

Life Insurance in Retirement with Sheryl Moore

July 8, 2022

Does life insurance make sense in retirement? If so, why? What are some creative and useful reasons for retirees to retain coverage? Also, what should policy owners and their agents be doing to properly maintain these polici…

Retirement Income with David Blanchett

June 16, 2022

On this episode, Joe Allaria welcomes David Blanchett, Managing Director and Head of Retirement Research for PGIM DC Solutions. David is a respected voice in the financial industry and has published over 100 papers in a vari…

Designing Your Retirement Life

May 5, 2022

Host Joe Allaria and special guest Scott Carson, Senior Wealth Advisor for CarsonAllaria Wealth Management, discuss the benefits of reframing your mind around retirement, building your lifestyle allocation, and designing you…

About the Host

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Joe Allaria, CFP®

Host | President & Co-Founder of CarsonAllaria Wealth Management

Hello there!

I’m Joe Allaria, an avid golfer, husband, father, and the owner of The Retirement Power Hour.

I’m also the President and Co-Founder of CarsonAllaria Wealth Management – a retirement planning firm in Glen Carbon, IL (near St. Louis, Missouri).

I’m glad you’re here and we're ready to:

- Help you invest wiser
- Retire better
- Reduce your tax bill
- Debunk the myths of retirement
- Demystify Medicare and Social Security

Why I Started The Retirement Power Hour
Remember March of 2020? Of course you do. The start of the COVID-19 pandemic hit hard in the U.S. at that time. Simultaneously, the stock market took the steepest dive in the history of the stock market. It goes without saying that stress and anxiety was near all-time highs.

It was a scary time and a field day for major media companies. The news cycle was filled with opinions, updates, and projections, of which hardly any were positive. Obviously, this was the perfect storm for poor investor behavior.

What investors, retirees especially, needed to hear at that time was to NOT panic, keep a long-term focus, and to remember that "this too shall pass." However, what they heard and saw, instead, was how the market was going to continue it's dive, how the "COVID crash" would be worse than the Great Depression, and how the market would struggle to recover.

While I've always fought a sort-of guerilla warfare style battle against the media, this time, I decided to take it a step further. I started the Retirement Power Hour in July of 2020 in the form of monthly webinars, giving investors not only the truth of the events occurring in the market, but also good reminders to help them stay calm and overcome the crisis we were facing.

I've been doing the same ever since.

Whether the topic is investing, retirement, Social Security, Medicare, etc., I've set out to give my audience the confidence and courage to invest wiser and retire better. There are too many news outlets that are motivated to make you fearful and anxious and there is a lot of bad advice out there. My goal is to help retirees and those near retirement live a life of financial peace and clarity.

That’s what The Retirement Power Hour is all about.

I’m here to teach you proven strategies (in plain English!) that will empower you to retire on your terms!

Here's to investing wiser and retiring BETTER!

Joe Allaria