Recently some allegations have been raised against one of the largest financial services companies on the planet, TIAA-CREF. For years, TIAA-CREF (now just TIAA) has operated as a non-profit helping to manage the retirements of teachers and other school-related employees. Now, however, TIAA operates as a for-profit organization and is under investigation by the state of New York for sales activities that aren’t what you’d expect from a company trying to win the hearts of teachers.

In this episode, we will explore what the allegations are, and how you can protect yourself from any predatory practices. This is an episode especially for teachers and retired teachers (including other school personnel). If you know someone that might be affected by this, you should send them the link to the show.

Make It Last with Victor Medina is hosted by Victor J. Medina, an estate planning and elder law attorney and Certified Financial Planner™. Through his law firm and independent registered investment advisory company, Victor provides 360º Wealth Protection Strategies for individuals in or nearing retirement.

For more information, visit Medina Law Group or Private Client Capital Group.

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”Retirement” used to mean one thing – the leisure time that comes after decades of work. But, with the advent of new technology and more research about the psychology of retirement, the definition of retirement can mean something else. This episode we will explore 3 types of retirement as well as looking at 5 signs you may need in-home care.

Make It Last with Victor Medina is hosted by Victor J. Medina, an estate planning and elder law attorney and Certified Financial Planner™. Through his law firm and independent registered investment advisory company, Victor provides 360º Wealth Protection Strategies for individuals in or nearing retirement.

For more information, visit Medina Law Group or Private Client Capital Group.

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Crooks are getting more creative with how to part you from your money. One of the biggest growing areas is in “affinity fraud”. Learn what it is and how to avoid it.

Also, Victor discusses top 401k mistakes, including introducing one investment option that might interest people looking for tax-free growth and tax-free distributions.

Make It Last with Victor Medina is hosted by Victor J. Medina, an estate planning and elder law attorney and Certified Financial Planner™. Through his law firm and independent registered investment advisory company, Victor provides 360º Wealth Protection Strategies for individuals in or nearing retirement.

For more information, visit Medina Law Group or Private Client Capital Group.

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Just want the episode title says…these are the top 25 tips from the first 25 shows. It’s like concentrated Make It Last…just bring your notebook, because Victor flies through all 25 tips.

Make It Last with Victor Medina is hosted by Victor J. Medina, an estate planning and elder law attorney and Certified Financial Planner™. Through his law firm and independent registered investment advisory company, Victor provides 360º Wealth Protection Strategies for individuals in or nearing retirement.

For more information, visit Medina Law Group or Private Client Capital Group.

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Typically this show covers retirement planning, which means the key demographic doesn’t include people with minor children. However, planning for these families is super important and many of our retiree and pre-retiree listeners have young grandchildren. So, this show is for them, and their (grand)kids.

Also, a discussion on “retirement income failure”, and what it really means.

Make It Last with Victor Medina is hosted by Victor J. Medina, an estate planning and elder law attorney and Certified Financial Planner™. Through his law firm and independent registered investment advisory company, Victor provides 360º Wealth Protection Strategies for individuals in or nearing retirement.

For more information, visit Medina Law Group or Private Client Capital Group.

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As you enter retirement, your strategy for generating retirement income should be deliberate and should match your individual circumstances. In this episode, I discuss three different approaches to retirement income planning, and share which one(s) I recommend.

Make It Last with Victor Medina is hosted by Victor J. Medina, an estate planning and elder law attorney and Certified Financial Planner™. Through his law firm and independent registered investment advisory company, Victor provides 360º Wealth Protection Strategies for individuals in or nearing retirement.

For more information, visit Medina Law Group or Private Client Capital Group.

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Over and over, investors make three mistakes that absolutely kill their ability to see returns in their investments. These three mistakes are common, and avoidable. This week, on Make It Last, Victor discusses what those mistakes are and how to make sure you don’t make them.

Also, Victor discusses the right legal planning recommended for college students…who are all likely returning to school this week.

Make It Last with Victor Medina is hosted by Victor J. Medina, an estate planning and elder law attorney and Certified Financial Planner™. Through his law firm and independent registered investment advisory company, Victor provides 360º Wealth Protection Strategies for individuals in or nearing retirement.

For more information, visit Medina Law Group or Private Client Capital Group.

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Fixed Indexed Annuities are often promoted as ways for investors to participate in market-like returns with no risk of principal. That sounds good…but is it true? This week I take a deep look at these popular investment products, and how to evaluate whether it’s right for you, and what a great annuity looks like.

Make It Last with Victor Medina is hosted by Victor J. Medina, an estate planning and elder law attorney and Certified Financial Planner™. Through his law firm and independent registered investment advisory company, Victor provides 360º Wealth Protection Strategies for individuals in or nearing retirement.

For more information, visit Medina Law Group or Private Client Capital Group.

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Income taxes can be the biggest bite out of your retirement dollar…but you can take control back. By following a few basic principles of smart asset location (not allocation) and proactive income tax planning, you can optimize your income taxes and and help keep more money in your pocket.

Make It Last with Victor Medina is hosted by Victor J. Medina, an estate planning and elder law attorney and Certified Financial Planner™. Through his law firm and independent registered investment advisory company, Victor provides 360º Wealth Protection Strategies for individuals in or nearing retirement.

For more information, visit Medina Law Group or Private Client Capital Group.

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Income taxes can be the biggest bite out of your retirement dollar…but you can take control back. By following a few basic principles of smart asset location (not allocation) and proactive income tax planning, you can optimize your income taxes and and help keep more money in your pocket.

Make It Last with Victor Medina is hosted by Victor J. Medina, an estate planning and elder law attorney and Certified Financial Planner™. Through his law firm and independent registered investment advisory company, Victor provides 360º Wealth Protection Strategies for individuals in or nearing retirement.

For more information, visit Medina Law Group or Private Client Capital Group.