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From the Bluewater Retirement Radio team, join us each week for Derek & Jim Jumper’s “Captain’s Log”. It’s a weekly 10-minute podcast covering the essential elements of building a successful retirement plan.


May 24, 2018

Roth Conversions

A roth conversion is something that could save your retirement by avoiding unnecessary tax obligations. Jim and Derek will go over the basics of what a roth conversion is and why it might be a good action to take for your portfolio.

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May 3, 2018

The Rule Of 100

Do you know what the rule of 100 is? It might be a good starting point for planning your retirement. Listen to learn more.

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We often see people making certain assumptions about retirement that just aren't correct. For example, some people think they'll spend less money when they retire than they did in their working years. However, we're finding more and more often that the opposite is true.

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April 19, 2018

All About RMDs

Do you know about Required Minimum Distributions, or RMDs? They are something that every retiree has to face, and not planning properly for them can shipwreck your retirement. Your captains Derek and Jim will explain what RMDs are, and how to prepare for them in retirement. 

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April 12, 2018

On The House

For many people, their house is the most valuable asset they own. Learn from Jim and Derek about how your house can factor into your retirement planning.

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April 5, 2018

Variable Annuities

Variable annuities are a controversial topic in the financial world. Some advisors love them. Others hate them. We'll see what Derek and Jim think about them as they uncover the good, the bad, and the ugly of variable annuities.

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March 29, 2018


Your captains Derek and Jim Jumper have a lot of experience in dealing with market bubbles. They'll tell you some tales of bubbles in the past, and help you batton down the hatches for future bubbles.

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March 22, 2018

Traditional vs. Roth IRAs

Most people know that there's a difference between Roth IRAs and Traditional IRAs. However, most people don't know when's the right time to contribute to one or the other. We'll dive into that conversation on this week's Captain's Log.

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It seems that a strong economy should coincide with a strong stock market. So why don't those two things necessarily correlate?

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Retiring early can present its own set of unique challenges. One of those challenges is the question of how to handle social security. Let's help answer that question so you can prepare for a peaceful early retirement. 

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