Steve begins with a look at how the spending habits developed during the wealth accumulation years may affect individuals in retirement. He discusses how care free spending, which is well within our control, can derail a well planned retirement. Steve also talks about “the spending challenge” and how it can give us a better understanding of how we use our disposable income.

After a lifetime of work, people need to determine how financially ready they are for the transition into retirement. Steve discusses how leaving work life, and a reliable earned income behind, can cause anxiety. Steve details ways good planning and an understanding of “your money mind” can help you live your best life.

Then Steve discusses how the relative strength or weakness of the U.S. dollar impacts the economy. He talks about why the Trump administration may be embracing a weaker U.S. dollar policy and why some economists believe this may not be the best course of action.