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REPLAY: Creating an Even Bigger Future Than Envisioned With Amber Knips, CFP®, CDFA®, CeFT® (Ep. 58)

REPLAY: Creating an Even Bigger Future Than Envisioned With Amber Knips, CFP®, CDFA®, CeFT® (Ep. 58)

Something every financial planner dreams about doing is helping their retirees achieve a far better retirement than they had ever hoped for.

Our guest, Amber Knips has a lot of experience doing just that.

In this episode, Brittany Anderson chats with Amber Knips, wealth advisor at Sweet Financial, about the biggest obstacles modern-day retirees face and what strategies they can use to mitigate these struggles, both financial and mental.

Amber discusses: 

  • Where she sees retirees getting the most ‘stuck’ and what modern-day obstacles they face the most 
  • How she uses “fear mitigation” with retirees when they are afraid of overspending (and the risk of inexperience because of this fear)
  • What does dreaming big mean to her and how does this mentality apply to retirees like you
  • How to apply the 50/50 retirement approach – the misconception that retirement is either full-time traveling or full-time doing nothing at home
  • And more

Resources: 

Connect With Amber Knips, CFP®:

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About Amber Knips:

Amber helps people see possibility through life’s greatest and most challenging transitions.  She is someone who has total passion and conviction for what she does. Using her empathetic and sincere approach, she has made it her mission to build deepened relationships with her clients all while helping them cultivate a financial plan that helps them focus on what they most enjoy. After joining the team at Sweet Financial Partners in 2012, Amber has gained extensive experience and training in guiding women through transitions such as the loss of a loved one, divorce, career change, retirement, and much more. You only experience these life transitions a few times during your lifetime, but she helps people through them every day.

How To Create A Fulfilling Retirement: Time Management With Jacob Hartke (Ep.53)

How To Create A Fulfilling Retirement: Time Management With Jacob Hartke (Ep.53)

True fulfillment comes from creating meaningful experiences and positively impacting those around us, either in your career or your retirement.

Recently, Brittany Anderson, Partner at Sweet Financial sat down with Jacob Hartke, CRPC® to discuss the value of time management.

Jacob shares how his transition from an intern to a client-facing role has helped build upon his passion for building deep, meaningful relationships with clients. Listen as he and Brittany explore how dreaming big varies for each individual and the importance of focusing on one’s purpose rather than getting bogged down by the “how.” 

Discussion points include:

  • Jacob’s journey from aspiring lawyer to financial advisor–how defining his skills allowed him to find his perfect role
  • The value of embracing life’s changes when pursuing your aspirations
  • The role of time management in the advising industry and the transition into retirement
  • The evolution of “dreaming big” & why you need to define it at every stage of life
  • And more

Resources: 

Connect With Jacob Hartke:

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About Our Guest:

As a master of time management and a drive for excellence that is reflected in all he does, Jacob has been a wonderful addition to the Wealth Services department here at Sweet Financial. Having joined our team in 2015, Jacob has developed a skillset in helping our clients build and execute a financial plan that supports their biggest dreams. You will find him working diligently behind the scenes, completing more tasks than what should be normal for any human, just to ensure our clients get a plan that is accurate and timely.

 Jacob finds joy in helping each of our clients with their distinct retirement plans and inevitably helping them create the retirement they can’t wait to wake up to. He thrives on living out the vision for the company, which is to create relationships with clients that goes beyond just the finances. But rather helps people think more about how they want to spend their retirement.

 Jacob graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2015 with a degree in Financial Economics and a minor in Political Science. He is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™ (CRPC®) which provides him with special training in all aspects of retirement planning, including a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s financial needs before or after retirement, including sources of retirement income, personal savings, income taxes, estate planning, and more. He lives in Fairmont with his wife Sierra, daughters Haevyn and Henlee, and their dog Cammie. When Jacob isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time out on the lakes or taking walks with his girls.

Creating an Even Bigger Future Than Envisioned With Amber Knips, CFP®, CDFA®, CeFT® (Ep. 41)

Creating an Even Bigger Future Than Envisioned With Amber Knips, CFP®, CDFA®, CeFT® (Ep. 41)

Something every financial planner dreams about doing is helping their retirees achieve a far better retirement than they had ever hoped for.

Our guest, Amber Knips has a lot of experience doing just that.

In this episode, Brittany Anderson chats with Amber Knips, wealth advisor at Sweet Financial, about the biggest obstacles modern-day retirees face and what strategies they can use to mitigate these struggles, both financial and mental.

Amber discusses: 

  • Where she sees retirees getting the most ‘stuck’ and what modern-day obstacles they face the most 
  • How she uses “fear mitigation” with retirees when they are afraid of overspending (and the risk of inexperience because of this fear)
  • What dreaming big means to her and how this mentality applies to retirees like you
  • How to apply the 50/50 retirement approach – the misconception that retirement is either full-time traveling or full-time doing nothing at home
  • And more

Resources: 

Connect With Amber Knips, CFP®:

Connect With Sweet Financial Partners:

About Amber Knips:

Amber helps people see possibility through life’s greatest and most challenging transitions.  She is someone who has total passion and conviction for what she does. Using her empathetic and sincere approach, she has made it her mission to build deepened relationships with her clients all while helping them cultivate a financial plan that helps them focus on what they most enjoy. After joining the team at Sweet Financial Partners in 2012, Amber has gained extensive experience and training on guiding women through transitions such as loss of a loved one, divorce, career change, retirement and much more. You only experience these life transitions a few times during your lifetime, but she helps people through them every day.

Get Visibly Fit™ In Mind, Body and Spirit With Wendie Pett (Ep.36)

Get Visibly Fit™ In Mind, Body and Spirit With Wendie Pett (Ep.36)

Planning for retirement consists of so much more than setting and investing the right amount of money. People often forget how important it is to invest in their health so they can enjoy their wealth.

How are you investing in your health to enjoy your retirement?

In this episode, Brittany Anderson talks with Wendie Pett, a professional trainer and coach. Wendie discusses her journey of becoming a health and wellness coach so many people can enjoy their retirement years and create valuable memories.

Wendie discusses: 

  • The path that led her to become a passionate health & wellness trainer and coach
  • How you can implement physical and fiscal healthy habits into your lifestyle
  • How to not just invest your money for retirement but invest in yourself
  • How to start realistically pursuing your fitness goals 
  • And more

Resources:

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About Our Guest:

For over two decades, Wendie Pett has been motivating people to make fitness and good nutrition part of their daily routine. She teaches the balance of mind, body and spirit through her Visibly Fit™ wellness program. Wendie has a nationally syndicated television program that airs each week on the NRB Network, LIFTABLEtv, WLCN, Faith Unveiled Network and IBN Television. It has aired for over 9 years. Her television show also appears weekly on the Life Network For Women app. For over 8 years, she’s been known as ‘Coach Wendie’ on KTIS radio in the Twin Cities with her featured healthy tips segments. Wendie is also a featured columnist in VEGWORLD Magazine, The Christian View, Best Ever You, Refreshed, Vegan Lifestyle, and Diet.com. Wendie has two podcasts, Visibly Fit (won Best Lifestyle Podcast 2021 by Spark Media) and Your Biggest Breakthrough with her husband, Todd. Wendie is a full-time business owner, a naturopathic doctor, wife, mother, author, speaker, TV host, advisory board member for Christian Women in Media and part-time volunteer. Her business consists of whole-food/plant-based wellness coaching, emotional healing, personal online training, fitness planning, educational and motivational speaking, and creating new products/tools to assist clients along their wellness journey. After a major injury to her shoulder, she resorted to body weight resistance exercises for strength and healing and hasn’t turned back to any other form of training since. She has helped countless others reach their fitness goals without ever compromising their joints, tendons, or ligaments – teaching that Your Body Is Your Gym™ and instilling new diet habits that have shown to reverse multiple diseases and allow people to get off medications. To learn more go to www.wendiepett.com.

Extraordinary Out Of The Ordinary, Part 3 (Ep. 35)

Extraordinary Out Of The Ordinary, Part 3 (Ep. 35)

For some reason, people think that experience equals traveling somewhere. But experiences are sometimes just making the extraordinary out of the ordinary. 

But ultimately you have to define what experiences mean to you.

In this episode, Bryan Sweet and Brittany Anderson discuss how to be intentional about the experiences you want to have in your life. They also explain how their resources and connections can help to eliminate all the reasons why your experiences are not going to happen, to live a more fulfilling life.

Bryan and Brittany discuss:

  • Two examples of Bryan’s most favorite experiences
  • How they help clients find those things that can give them experiences to satisfy that itch
  • Why you should be intentional about your desired experiences
  • If it’s not front of mind it’s less likely to happen
  • And more

Resources:

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Living A Life Beyond Wealth Through Legacy and Purpose, Part 2 (Ep. 34)

Living A Life Beyond Wealth Through Legacy and Purpose, Part 2 (Ep. 34)

The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. There’s been studies done that say if you lack purpose, your life expectancy is four to seven years less.

In this episode, Bryan Sweet and Brittany Anderson address why it’s so important to take the time to discover what motivates you, and gives you a sense of belonging. 

Bryan and Brittany discuss: 

  • What it means to have purpose in your life
  • How to prevent emotional or rash decision making
  • Being intentional about how you want people to feel because of your actions
  • How to get started on making your mark
  • And more

Resources:

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Adding Value 2 Life With Robert Peterson (Ep.19)

Adding Value 2 Life With Robert Peterson (Ep.19)

Adding value to other people’s lives every day, helps us to impact their life in some way.

In this episode, Robert Peterson, co-founder and president of AV2L Consulting (Add Value 2 Life) will share how your understanding of money and dreams can impact lives. He also teaches you how you can shift your negative mindset. 

Robert discusses: 

  • The path that led him to where he is today
  • One area of life people get stuck in the most
  • Why he started his podcast
  • How you can shift yourself out of a negative mindset
  • And more

Resources: 

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About Our Guest:

Robert Peterson is the co-founder and president of AV2L Consulting llc. He and his partner founded AV2L because they believe that human beings were created to take care of each other. They believe they were meant to, “encourage one another and build each other up.”

He helps entrepreneurs make great connections and build meaningful relationships.

He has a lifelong passion of serving and helping people. He has taught and coached leaders in dozens of countries and has a unique ability to connect, excite and impact my audiences.

His coaching and training helps leaders focus on strategy, leadership, influence, communication, relationships and accountability while connecting their passion and faith to tangible results.

Robert is passionate about seeing his clients believe in themselves and achieve results they never believed possible.



Combatting Doubt Within Your Career With Steve Ody (Ep.15)

Combatting Doubt Within Your Career With Steve Ody (Ep.15)

The way you perceive success can heavily influence how you find fulfillment in your work.

How can you find fulfillment when pursuing your passions?

In this episode, Brittany Anderson talks with Steve Ody, host of the Traveling Optimist podcast, to talk about creating “the dream life” and how you can pursue it within your career.

Steve discusses: 

  • The inspiration behind his show and how he communicates his passion to listeners
  • The journey to creating the Traveling Optimist podcast and how it helped him pivot his business mindset during the pandemic
  • His inspiration perspective on success and how to find fulfillment in what you put out into the world
  • How to approach the feeling of doubt to take a chance within your career 
  • And more

Resources: 

Connect With Steve Ody:

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About Our Guest:

Steve Ody is an entrepreneur and is passionate about making a difference and building relationships for the long term.

He is results-driven and customer-focused, with a proven track record in developing and driving sales and marketing initiatives (off and online) to deliver sales, profit, and service targets in intensely competitive commercial environments. He is a first-class communicator, expert in developing and sustaining working relationships (internal and external) at senior levels across different sectors. He is also the host of the podcast series called the Traveling Optimist!



Navigating the Certainties and Uncertainties of Financial Planning (Ep. 14)

Navigating the Certainties and Uncertainties of Financial Planning (Ep. 14)

How often do you stress about things that you have zero control over?

For some reason, as humans, we seem to do this a lot.

In this episode, Brittany Anderson and Bryan Sweet discuss the struggle of internal and external uncertainties, particularly when planning your future. They also highlight some key resources to help you through these discouraging thoughts and emotions.

Bryan and Brittany discuss: 

  • How Dan Sullivan’s exercise turns uncertainties into certainties
  • Why internal and external uncertainties need to be addressed differently
  • Wealth advisors’ ability to help mitigate your uncertainties in financial markets
  • How communication can alleviate the struggle of internal uncertainty
  • And more

Resources: 

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