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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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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 Retirement Inside Out, Tony and Tom recap the economic headlines of 2022 and analyze which factors will carry over into playing a role in 2023’s economy. Will we see overtightening from the Fed? How will supply chain issues, CPI numbers, labor data and other factors impact inflation and the economy in the year ahead?

Will there be a recession, and if there is one, will it be mild?

Tony also illustrates why we need to remember proper perspective when talking about debt issues and separate the conversation into short vs. long term.

The energy is always at a high level when Tony and Tom get together, so tune in for an action packed 20 minutes of content that’ll leave you with some great takeaways on where your focus should be as you absorb the new year’s economic headlines.

Here’s some of what we’ll discuss in this episode:

  • Tony recaps 2022 and details how investors had nowhere to hide. (2:50)
  • “Let’s open the books for 2023.” All eyes will be on inflation… Is the risk of inflation declining? (7:20)
  • Tom is most curious about Tony’s opinions about the country’s debt, obligations, and the debt ceiling doomsday headlines we’ve been seeing in the media frequently lately. (12:20)
  • More than Social Security and some other foundational financial topics, Tony says what happens in housing will be very impactful to many people across the country. (16:30)

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