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Join Royal Standley as he discusses the Life By Design™ process, walking you through the steps he takes with clients and what he does to help them articulate their goals. Royal also explains how the process helps clients plan for their future, so they can live their best lives.
When faced with unexpected expenses, reaching for your plastic can be an easy option. But easy is not always best. In this episode, Royal Standley discusses the importance of avoiding over-complicating an emergency fund and how you can build your own. He reveals the debt you can avoid and how an emergency fund benefits your financial plan, even before you start planning for retirement,
The next generation will eventually inherit your IRA. How you prepare your accounts and beneficiaries today will impact the inheritance they will receive. In this episode, Royal Standley discusses how the SECURE Act changed IRA inheritance depending on the beneficiary’s age and relation, how the IRA will be taxed after you are gone and the differences between an individual and a charity foundation being named beneficiary.
Looking back over the past year, we have faced several challenges and we need to prepare for how these could impact us in the new year. In this episode, Royal Standley discusses what happened this past year and looks to the future. He recounts the impact of COVID on individuals and businesses, how politics influences society and the increase in costs. Royal reveals expectations for the future and the expectations for market returns.
During the pandemic, everyone expected the housing market to go down. Instead, it increased as more people fled from the cities. In this episode, Royal Standley is joined by Julianne Rawlins from Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty. Julianne reveals the current real estate market, how the pandemic has affected buyers and sellers, shares tips for sellers and discusses what the future of the market looks like.
Medicare can be a complicated system for medical insurance. Having someone who knows how to navigate the system can help you find the best plan for your needs. In this episode, Royal Standley is joined by Marla Kasdorf, owner of Kasdorf and Associates LLC, in discussing the world of Medicare.
According to the latest report from the government, social security is still losing money. Do you know what that means for your retirement plan? In this episode, Royal Standley reveals the current and future struggles with social security and how to prepare your retirement plan for the possibilities of the future.
In this episode, Royal Standley talks about the predicted stock market lows for the next 5 to 10 years. Royal explains the current stock market and predictions for the future based on current and past examples of similar markets. Royal also shares some things to consider and possible steps to take.
You still need a source of income once you retire, but do you know what your options are for funding your retirement? More importantly, do you know the risks associated with each option? In this episode, Royal Standley discusses options for funding your retirement and reveals several ways you can prepare your income for retirement no matter what stage of life.
With restrictions starting to lift and restaurants opening up, spending money during the summer is more tempting than ever. In this episode, Royal Standley discusses the importance of keeping your financial plan in mind as the world begins to reopen. Discover simple ways you can ensure your financial plan is up to date and benefiting your future.
With physical contact being restricted due to COVID-19, kids and adults alike have adjusted how they play sports. In this episode, Royal Standley is joined by James Monroe, a financial advisor with Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors. James shares his ten years of experience coaching kids sports teams and how the lessons learned from coaching relate to facing the struggles of COVID-19 as a financial advisor.
When you start your own business, do you know how your business will factor in to your retirement planning? In this episode, Royal Standley shares five of the biggest mistakes business owners make when planning their retirement.
The forced isolation of COVID-19 has impacted the inflation rate today and in the future. In this episode, Royal Standley dives into inflation, discussing how COVID-19 has impacted the economy. He reveals past examples of similar economic scenarios, how the future inflation rate may increase and the impact this could have on your retirement plan.
Sometimes, one small mistake can completely derail your financial plan and stop you from achieving your life goals. In this episode, Royal Standley goes through a list of 15 common financial planning mistakes that he has encountered in working with clients over the years. Along with discussing the root causes of these mistakes, he also shares tips on how to avoid or even fix them.
Built in the fifties, Asante has grown to be the largest healthcare provider in Southern Oregon despite operating as a nonprofit. Now, it’s set to run the biggest fundraising campaign in the region – with a goal of $50 million! In this episode, Royal Standley speaks with Andrea Reeder, development director at Asante Foundation, to uncover what this campaign is all about and how it’ll benefit the community.
As the end of Covid-19 approaches with the rollout of vaccines, most people cannot wait to get away from their homes and enjoy a good vacation. Now might be the ideal time to start planning for it. In this episode, Royal Standley joins Shana Brewer, owner of Travel Leaders, and a highly experienced travel consultant. Shana discusses things you should consider while planning for your trip so that you can identify the perfect destination that fits your interests as well as your budget.
Children, teenagers, young adults, families – all of them are affected by housing instability to some extent. In this episode, Royal Standley invites Mary Ferrell, founder and executive director of Maslow Project to the podcast. Mary shares her years of experience in working with homeless people of all age groups and talks about the various initiatives undertaken by her team at Maslow to help them stabilize their life through education, housing, food and other resources.
In the modern technological era, with everything moving towards digital, people often ask, “Why are libraries still relevant today?” In this episode, Royal Standley joins Rebecca Stoltz, executive director at The Josephine Community Library Foundation, to explain why libraries are not just a book repository, but a hub that connects the community.
You can’t create more time, but you can boost your productivity and efficiency by managing the limited time that you have. In this episode, Royal Standley addresses the biggest challenge faced by people in their day-to-day lives – time management.
Market surveys show that a large number of business owners plan to exit their business in the next 5 to 10 years. Are you one of them? In this episode, Royal Standley shares a simple 7-step guide to achieve maximum value from your business exit.
Looking at drastic market swings, people often get emotionally overwhelmed and seek to “time” the market in the short-term. In this episode, Royal Standley highlights the importance of building a comprehensive plan that helps you get through the market turmoil, which may ultimately benefit you in the long-run.
While a new born child calls for a lot of celebrations, it also gives rise to additional responsibilities for the parents. In this episode, Royal Standley covers the financial aspect of having a new child. Join him as he walks through the 3 most important things every new parent must look at – estate planning, life insurance and a long-term savings plan for your child, whether it’s for college, their first home or starting a business.
With several advancements in the search for a vaccine and entering a new presidency, 2021 seems full of new possibilities and opportunities! However, you must have a strategic plan in place to make the most of those opportunities. In this episode, Royal Standley uses his expert financial insights to help you allocate your assets better, especially now when the interest rates are at an all-time low.
In today’s episode, Royal Standley of Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors looks at how home ownership integrates into your financial plan and how to look at it as buying an asset that historically appreciates. He discusses why you should create a balance of paying off your mortgage and saving for retirement and what tools and resources can be used to see the effects of paying extra on your mortgage.
Planning for your future can be tough, but it’s important to make sure that you have everything covered. Do you have plans in place for long term care needs? In this episode, Royal Standley discusses everything you need to know about long term care insurance and why it’s important to make sure you consider planning for the unexpected.
There is never a perfect time to start, so why not start now? In this episode, Royal Standley of Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors shares his experience on setting goals. Whether you are looking to set short-term or long-term goals Royal explains ways to implement goal setting tactics into your financial life, career, family or health.
Royal Standley introduces us to Emma Nelson, Associate Financial Planner at Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors. In this episode, Emma shares how she entered into financial services and why she enjoys helping people build the financial resources to live their lives to the fullest. Emma also discusses her passion projects, favorite winter activities, her financial philosophy and plenty more!
In today’s episode Royal Standley introduces us to James Monroe, Financial Planner and Retirement Plan Specialist, who joined the team at Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors in March 2019. James shares how he got into financial services, what brought him to Oregon, the community projects he is passionate about and plenty more!
We don’t know where or when the next natural disaster is going to take place. In today’s episode Royal Standley shares what it looks like for clients who have lost everything in the Oregon fires. Royal helps explain the replacement coverage you need from your insurance policy and things you can do to try and help prepare for the next event.
Are you looking for the answers to your Roth 401(k) questions and if you should convert? Join Royal as he unravels the information to help you understand your retirement savings and helps explain the different types of money and your options.
Election time is coming fast. How will the outcome of the 2020 U.S. election affect the market and your portfolio? In this episode, Royal Standley discusses what we saw with the markets during President Donald Trump’s term and what to consider, from an economic and financial perspective, about potential outcomes of the next election.
So, you’ve landed your first job, you have your first paycheck, now what do you do with your money? How do you set yourself up for financial success? In this episode, Royal Standley discusses the importance of setting yourself up for success by setting habits and taking early steps for a financially secure life.
A lot of people are planning to retire in 2020. Maybe you’re one of them. In light of COVID-19, would it be better for you to semi-retire, postpone it completely, or go ahead and retire full time? In this episode, Royal Standley helps you plan for your next move during this global pandemic.
In this episode, Royal Standley shares what business owners need to know when they’re evaluating a retirement plan for their business. Royal walks you through the roles and responsibilities associated with a 401(k), underlying investment options for employees, and what role a financial advisor should be playing in the process of structuring and implementing a plan.
Are you a business owner or a plan sponsor that’s looking to set up a retirement plan? Do you have a current plan, but have questions? In this episode of Life By Design Podcast, Royal Standley dives deep into the different retirement plan options and shares the key features of each.
Are you curious about financial advisors and how they can help you? Do you know how to tell if you need one — and how to find the right one? In this podcast, Royal answers some frequently asked questions, all the while highlighting the importance of working with an expert.
Do you think COVID-19 will change the way the world functions technologically, socially, financially or economically? In this episode of The Life by Design Podcast, Royal Standley shares his tips for financial recovery so that you can be prepared for whatever the new “normal” may look like.
How has your financial plan been affected by the recent downturn in the market? In this episode of The Life by Design Podcast, Royal Standley suggests how to plan and prepare for times when the market is experiencing decline.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American government has recently passed the CARES Act that will allow millions of people to access different benefits during this challenging time. In this episode, Royal Standley breaks down the different types of government assistance that Americans will now have access to, spanning from unemployment and student loan considerations to an extended tax filing date.
Tune in to this special episode as we share updates on how we are responding to the COVID-19 situation, how we are assisting our clients, and what actions we're advising investors to take during this time of uncertainty.
Do you have the right type of insurance plan and amount of coverage for your family’s needs? In this episode, Royal Standley and James Monroe of Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors walk you through different life insurance policies to help you figure out which policy will give you the coverage you need to maintain you and your family’s lifestyle.
The silver anniversary of Oregon Pacific Advisors calls for a celebration! In this episode, Royal Standley walks down memory lane as he talks about the story of Oregon Pacific Advisors, the secrets behind their staying power, and how he anticipates each generation’s planning needs will change over the next 25 years.
The term “guaranteed income” sounds stuffy. But what this mini-series is really focused on is helping you consider your options for recreating your paycheck during retirement. In the final part of this series, Royal Standley walks you through additional options for guaranteed retirement income, money-savings pension tips, the pros and cons of different annuities, and more.
Your retirement will be made up of many different pieces from social security to 401(k)s and everything in between. Do you know how to fit them all together to make it work best for you? In this episode, Royal Standley helps us understand the many variables involved with solving the retirement puzzle
The SECURE Act has brought significant changes to the retirement system in the U.S. In this episode, Royal Standley cracks open the SECURE Act to explain what changes are in effect, what they might mean for your retirement plan, plus new planning opportunities.
Have you ever considered writing a legacy letter for your loved ones? In this episode, Royal Standley shares client examples and his own personal example of how a meaningful legacy letter can add heartfelt value to an estate plan. After all, passing along words of appreciation, thoughts, and intentions to your loved ones will stay with them a lot longer than any amount of money ever will.
When planning for retirement, the conversations you have with your advisor may focus only on the financial side of this new life stage. Sometimes, advisors fail to communicate that there is also an emotional side of retirement that can be challenging for many.
There are many reasons why people start planning for retirement later in life, but what they may not realize is that achieving financial stability is still possible. In this episode, Royal Standley explains what people in this particular situation can do to gain financial stability and help get them on the best possible path forward.
Graduating from college is usually an exciting time for young people, but trying to figure out the next step can feel daunting. In this episode, Royal Standley shares useful tips on how recent graduates can lay the right foundation early on.
Life insurance, with all of its moving pieces, can be a difficult concept to understand. Considering that there are different types of insurance policies to sift through, how can you make an informed decision?
Financial planner Rich Todd shares with us his background and experience, what inspired him to start his career in financial planning, and how he manages to give clients a new perspective on their money.
To have success in your financial life, you need to have a team that can provide you with the best professional advice. Finding the right team can save you from making costly mistakes, and that can make a huge difference in your financial future.
It is a well-known fact that diversifying into real estate is one of the best ways for Americans to build wealth. But the decision to diversify into real estate shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Money. It’s not the easiest subject to talk about or the most comfortable. But today, you can rely on Royal Standley’s experience as he sheds more light on important subjects to help you plan for your financial future. This episode is all about understanding what different ways of gaining and saving money could mean for your tax return.
Asking the right questions will get you the right answers. This becomes especially important when you are choosing a financial advisor. In the last part of his most-asked-questions miniseries, Royal Standley uncovers information frequently requested by potential clients.
Are you thinking about working with a financial planner, but you’re not sure what questions to ask? Then you’re in the right place! Royal Standley is back to answer your biggest questions about working with a financial advisor. In part two, you’ll learn the answers to the most-asked questions that potential clients ask him and his team at Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors.
Imagine walking into a financial planner’s office for the first time. What questions would you ask before deciding to work with that person? Royal Standley is here to answer your biggest questions. Working off a list of his clients’ most-asked questions, Royal gives forthright and detailed answers, while also sharing helpful planning advice along the way
What comes to mind when you think of having financial peace? Perhaps you envision paying off your debt, boosting your savings, or not having to worry about the future. Royal Standley helps clients achieve all of the above through Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps, which focuses on changing money-related behaviors through a proven step-by-step plan.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, more and more people are beginning to think about their charitable giving. In this episode, Royal Standley talks about the importance of finding what speaks to your heart when you’re choosing which organizations to support
Did you know that everyone has an estate plan, even if they don’t have a will or a living trust? But when people pass away without a prepared will or a trust, their heirs are chosen by the laws of whichever state they lived in. Maintain control of what happens to your assets by working on your estate plan. Royal Standley is here to simplify the process and guide you through it.
In his last episode, Royal Standley talked about nine types of risk that could impact your returns. Now Royal is back to explain how he addresses those risks through his financial planning process. He is on a mission to create the best possible outcomes for clients.
There are nine types of risk that could not only impact your investment returns, but also your overall financial plan. Listen here as Royal Standley outlines each type of risk and shares strategies he uses to help reduce their effect on clients’ investment portfolios.
Meeting with a financial advisor for the first time can be overwhelming when you don’t know what to expect. Today, Royal Standley eliminates the unknown by walking you through the first step in Oregon Pacific Financial Advisors’ Life By Design™ process, otherwise known as their guided discovery.
Royal discusses the Life By Design™ process in-depth, walking you through the steps he takes with clients and sharing the questions he asks to help clients articulate their goals. Royal also explains how the process helps to clear away clients’ financial headaches, so they can live their best lives.
In this inaugural episode of the Life By Design Podcast, Royal helps you to get to know him by sharing how he came to work in the financial industry and why he’s devoted to helping “real people who are getting ready to retire.”