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What You Need to Know About Medicare — With Jim Ryan



It’s never too early to start planning for your Medicare coverage. 

If you’re ready to start thinking about your coverage, join Iván Watanabe in this informative episode as he sits down with Opus PC’s resident Medicare expert, Jim Ryan. They break down everything you need to know to understand the many parts of Medicare, including its different parts, its enrollment periods, and common Medicare mistakes. Plus, Jim reviews different considerations around Medicare that will help you achieve clarity around your plan.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • When you should start considering your Medicare options 
  • Why you shouldn’t sign up for Medicare too early, nor too late 
  • The difference between Medicare Parts A and B 
  • About Medicare’s supplemental and advantage plan 
  • And more!

Listen in and learn the basics of Medicare so you can start planning for your coverage today! 

Resources:  

Opus Private Client, LLC | Iván Watanabe | Jim Ryan | Medicare Website | State Insurance Departments 


Designing Your Next Phase of Life: Retirement — With Kaplan Mobray



Kaplan Mobray is not only a best-selling author, but is also one of the world’s most dynamic and inspirational business speakers. 

Now, you have the chance to learn some of Kaplan’s expert insight around designing your next phase of life!

In this episode, join Kaplan and Iván Watanabe as they discuss how Kaplan transforms lives with innovative and insightful strategies for finding purpose in retirement so that you can maximize your next phase of life.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Kaplan helps clients through life transitions
  • Kaplan’s advice for those in retirement, or those experiencing major life changes and transitions
  • Things to evaluate when preparing for your retirement
  • How teaching, volunteering, and mentoring can help you stay connected in retirement
  • And more!

Are you ready to discover why you should always live life by decision and not by default? Tune in today!

Resources:  

Opus Private Client, LLC | Iván Watanabe | Kaplan Mobray | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram |Twitter | YouTube | Book: The 10Ks of Personal Branding Products | Amazon 

 


Navigating the Student Loan Marketplace — With Joe McGrath



Are you someone who has applied, or is planning to apply, for a student loan? 

Then this is an episode you won’t want to miss!

To bring you greater clarity around student loans, Iván Watanabe sits down with GradFin’s senior business development associate Joe McGrath for today’s episode. Joe explains GradFin’s role around applying, refinancing, and forgiving student loans and shares some must-know insight about this type of loan.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How GradFin helps clients with their student loans 
  • Joe’s advice to those applying for student loans 
  • The difference between private and federal loans 
  • About the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
  • And more!

From refinance to forgiveness, tune in today and learn everything you need to know about student loans in today’s marketplace!

Resources:   

Opus Private Client, LLC | Iván Watanabe | GradFin | Refinance | Team | Joe McGrath: (267) 703-4726 ext. 109


Retirement Threats — Part 5 — With Rob Pruett



How can you plan for the retirement you desire when there are many uncertainties that could impact it, like new economic and legislative changes?

Find out in this episode, as Iván Watanabe joins Rob Pruett to explore a fifth and final retirement threat, legislative and economic changes. 

Rob discusses how proactive planning can help address the risk economic and legislative changes can bring to your retirement so that you can enjoy this life phase regardless of where the market, taxes, interest rates stand. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The importance of understanding past and current interest rates 
  • How different tax laws relate to retirement planning 
  • Ways annuities can benefit retirees and pre-retirees 
  • The importance of asset diversification 
  • And more!

Listen today for tips and tricks that can help you secure your retirement despite ever-changing economic rules and regulations! 

Retirement Threats Mini-Series:  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Resources:  Opus Private Client, LLC | Iván Watanabe | Rob Pruett 

 


Retirement Threats — Part 4 — With Russell Carpentieri



Our lifestyle plays a major role in defining our standard of living. It also impacts how we envision our retirements.

That’s why, along with the financial, it’s important to consider lifestyle planning as part of your retirement planning process.

In this episode, Iván Watanabe chats with Russell Carpentieri about the lifestyle component of retirement planning. Russell gives valuable advice around lifestyle planning for retirement and highlights the importance of advanced planning and having a disciplined savings strategy.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • The importance of consistency and discipline when preparing and saving for retirement 
  • The advantages and disadvantages of lifestyle planning for retirement 
  • Russell’s advice for retirees and pre-retirees 
  • About Russell’s own retirement planning journey  
  • And more!

Tune in today and find out how proactive planning can help you protect your lifestyle throughout your retirement!

Retirement Threats Mini-Series:  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

Resources:  Opus Private Client, LLC | Iván Watanabe | Russ Carpentieri


Retirement Threats — Part 3 — With George Papanicolaou



Technology is constantly evolving. While technological improvements enhance our lives in many ways, its progress could also present threats to your retirement.

How?

Discover the answer in this episode, as Iván Watanabe sits down with George Papanicolaou to explore technology as a retirement threat. George reveals must-know cybersecurity and technology tips and tricks for retirees and pre-retirees and shares ways you can protect your retirement from this type of risk.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why you should be planning for technology-related costs 
  • How the senior population is adapting to technological developments 
  • The importance of cybersecurity education for older generations 
  • How retirees and pre-retirees can use technology wisely and securely 
  • And more!

Tune in and discover how you can strengthen your technological literacy for your retirement! 

Retirement Threats Mini-Series:  Part 1 | Part 2

Resources:   Opus Private Client, LLC | Iván Watanabe | George Papanicolaou 


Retirement Threats — Part 2 — With Adam Rolewicz



While most people know that the market can impact the value of their portfolio, not everybody realizes that other elements, like the sequence in which you withdraw from your investments, can also impact your portfolio’s value.

In part 2 of our retirement threats mini-series, Iván Watanabe chats with Adam Rolewicz about the sequence of returns risk and how it can affect your retirement. Adam defines this type of risk and its effects and shares ways you can plan ahead for this type of risk. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About the sequence of returns risk 
  • How the market impacts the sequence of your returns 
  • Why you should consider cultivating assets outside of the market 
  • The importance of being open-minded when planning for retirement 
  • And more!

Tune in to learn different planning techniques that can help you avoid timing the market — and your retirement!

Retirement Threats Mini-Series:  Part 1

Resources:  

Opus Private Client, LLC | Iván Watanabe | Adam Rolewicz

 


Retirement Threats — Part 1 — With Lou Mohn



What concerns you most when it comes to your retirement?  

Today, we launch a new five-part mini-series on retirement threats and how Opus Private Client helps clients avoid them through our WealthStyle planning process.

In part one, join Iván Watanabe and Lou Mohn as they explore health, lifestyle, and financial planning as areas of concern for pre-retirees — and how forward-thinking planning can help you address these concerns.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What retirement means to Lou
  • Lou’s recommendations for achieving longevity and minimizing health risks
  • The importance of planning for certainty 
  • The role of annuities in financial planning 
  • And more!

Tune in and find out how proactive planning can help you enter retirement with confidence and clarity!

Resources:  Opus Private Client, LLC | Iván Watanabe | Lou Mohn 


What to Consider When Reviewing Your Attending Physician Contract — With Stephanie J. Rodin, Esq.



As a new physician, how can you ensure that you’re protected as an employee?

This is something Stephanie Rodin and the Rodin Legal team help physicians with each and every day. 

In this episode, Stephanie joins Iván Watanabe to break down the special considerations healthcare practitioners should keep in mind with their contracts. Stephanie reveals essential things to look out for when it comes to key areas like compensation, benefits, and malpractice coverage. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Stephanie helps healthcare professionals with their employment agreements 
  • What healthcare workers should look for in their contracts 
  • About restrictive covenants and how they can impact your future employment
  • How tail coverage works to protect you 
  • And more!

Tune in to this information-packed episode today and discover key ways you can protect yourself as a physician and as an employee!

Resources:  Opus Private Client, LLC | Stephanie Rodin | Rodin Legal