The Retirement Trainer with Ed Siddell


046: Adding The Human Touch at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa with Chris Amatos

When everything shut down due to Covid-19 in March 2020, the uncertainty was crippling for many businesses. In this episode, you’ll hear how Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa was able to turn lemons into lemonade thanks to their membership-based business. Located in the Lewis Center in Columbus, Ohio, this outpost of a well-known…
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Aquarium Adventure

045: Aquarium Adventure: The Key to Succeeding in Business for 24 Years!

Bill and Sandy Wymard own and operate Aquarium Adventure in Hilliard, Ohio. Guests can see fish from all over the world in their public aquarium, take home fish for their own aquariums, and purchase retail merchandise as well. Aquarium Adventure has carved out a truly unique niche for themselves as a specialty retailer with loyal,…
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Irony Pony teamwork community

044: Defying the Odds Through Teamwork & Community with Chris Jones

Iron Pony is one of the largest motorcycle dealerships in the Midwest. They grew from a NAPA auto parts store into a thriving business selling parts, apparel, accessories, vehicles, and more. The company has never stopped evolving, and this proved true again in 2020, when they didn’t just survive, but thrived, over the course of…
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Columbus Car Audio

043: Thriving as a Small Business in a Global Pandemic with Todd Hayes

2020 has been one of the toughest years in history for small businesses. Many companies have needed to pivot, change their entire operational model, and adopt and adapt to new technologies in order to keep the lights on.  However, a number of businesses didn’t just survive over the last year – they thrived. One of…
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smart tax strategies

042: Smart Tax Strategies for Individuals Entering Retirement

For years, the conventional wisdom has been to grow your assets tax-deferred while you work, then pay taxes on that money when you’ve entered a lower tax bracket. Unfortunately, that wisdom has gone out the window. Why? It’s simple: America’s massive unfunded liabilities in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the interest on the national debt.…
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Women in Retirement

041: Women in Retirement

Why is it important for women to have a written income plan? Why is it more important for women than men? It’s simple: 80% of all men die married, while 80% of women are single when they pass away. To make matters worse, 50% of all women die broke. Women need more than someone who…
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Alex White Health and Wealth

040: Health & Wealth: Why Both Are So Important – Part 2

Staying in shape has a huge impact not just on your physical health, but your mental and financial health as well. If you want to make changes, you probably have some big questions: how do I get in shape? And what’s the connection between health and wealth? Joining us to help answer these questions is…
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Health and Wealth

039: Health & Wealth: Why Both Are So Important – Part 1

Every new year, people make resolutions to lose weight or just get in shape.  So, what does that have to do with retirement? It’s simple: working out can be a stress reliever, can help us get healthier, and allows us to be more productive. And being healthier later in life gives us more time, strength,…
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Charitable Giving Pat Puhl

038: Charitable Giving with Pat Puhl – Part 2

In the first part of this series, Pat Puhl joined the podcast to talk about operating a sustainable nonprofit in 2020, what he did to ensure that their entire calendar’s worth of fundraising didn’t need to be scrapped or canceled, and the many potential tax benefits available to you when you give to charity. If…
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Charitable Giving 1

037: Charitable Giving with Pat Puhl – Part 1

Charitable giving is more important now than ever before. The challenges, setbacks, and losses caused by COVID-19 have affected not just families and businesses, but the organizations they support as well. That said, there are a lot of people out there who are rising to the occasion and doing good. One of them is Pat…
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