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Are you ready for some thoughtful discussions about how to meet and exceed the rigors of today's retirement industry? Join host Tom Lamendola, Chief Marketing Officer for Financial Independence Group, for a deep dive into the demands of today's retirement industry.

Each episode, Tom will lead a thoughtful discussion with leaders in the financial arena to create a unique show that's designed to serve both financial professionals and everyday investors.

Financial Independence Group (FIG) has been a leader in the financial services space for more than 40 years. Tom Lamendola joined FIG in 2017 and has been responsible for growing high performing teams and challenge organizations to reach their potential for more than 15 years.

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Mar 17, 2023

On today’s episode we are going to breakdown the difference between strategy and plan based on some research and conversations we’ve had with our top financial professionals over the last few months. We’ve come to realize that not everyone has a financial strategy or plan, and without the two of them together,...

Mar 10, 2023

We get a chance today to talk with one of the experts in the podcasting space and someone we’ve built a great relationship with at FIG. Walter Storholt is a co-owner of Third Wheel Media, who helps us produce our show and bring it to market, and we wanted to learn much more about how to best leverage this medium to...

Feb 3, 2023

It’s time for another beginning of the year update with friend of the show, Tony Parish, CFA®, CQF, the Chief Investment Officer at Alphastar Capital Management. We're grateful for his time twice each year on the podcast as he gives us a great overview of the economy and investment markets.

On this episode of...

Jan 27, 2023

Social Security will always be a key piece of the income planning puzzle and it’s gotten a little more attention this year with the 8.7% COLA increase in 2023.

FIG understands the value of providing resources to the financial professionals we work with and we have a tremendous one in Hamilton Morales, Senior Vice...

Jan 20, 2023

Even after everything we saw in 2020 and 2021, the past year seemed to top both of those in terms of news and volatility. Much of that craziness led to challenging financial conditions, but it’s interesting to look back on how the industry adapted to 2022.

To help us reflect on the past year, FIG Chief...