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Regions Wealth Podcast

The more you can learn to think like a wealth advisor, the more confidence you’ll have in your personal financial strategy. From building generational wealth and investing to succession planning and estate planning, hear how experienced wealth advisors approach the big financial questions we all face in our lives. Each episode of Regions Wealth Podcast features a new challenge and fresh insights from a wealth management professional. Regions Bank, Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender


Serving on a Non-Profit Board
Serving as a non-profit board member can be an excellent way to further support a cause you’re especially passionate about. However, ensuring you have the time and commitment to fully support the non-profit is just the first step. In this episode, Marcie Braswell, Head of Endowments and Foundations at Regions Bank joins us to discuss the factors prospective board members should consider before making a commitment.
15:42 10/26/22
Financial Planning Considerations for Women Business Owners
American Express estimates that women create 1,800+ new businesses each day in the United States. While the number of women-owned businesses is on the rise, female entrepreneurs continue to face limited access to capital compared to their male counterparts. According to Pitchbook data, in 2021, female founders received just 2% of all venture capital dollars. In this episode, Wealth Advisor Linda Thompson joins us to share resources and key financial planning considerations for female entrepreneurs. We’ll discuss tactical tips to help female entrepreneurs thrive and survive throughout all stages of their entrepreneurial journey. 
17:33 10/12/22
Financial Planning For Women: How to Be Present, Proactive and Prepared for the Unexpected
While women are increasingly becoming primary breadwinners, studies show that 58% continue to leave financial planning to their male partners — a decision that can put their future at risk. In this episode, Heather Davis, Senior Trust Advisor and Jama DeHeer, Senior Wealth Planner share key financial planning considerations for women. From discussing finances with your partner to planning for the unexpected to recovering from the death of a spouse, we’ll discuss actionable steps all women should take to ensure they’re present, proactive, and prepared for the future. 
25:38 9/28/22
Understanding Capital Gains Taxes
Whether your assets have grown $1,000 or $1,000,000 in value, having a solid understanding of how those gains are taxed is key to ensuring you’re not caught off guard come Tax Day. In this episode, Regional Fiduciary Manager Mark Hammond joins us to provide a crash course in capital gains taxes. We explore what every taxpayer should know about capital gains taxes and how they apply to a variety of asset types, including real estate, stocks, cryptocurrency, retirement plans, and the sale of a business. 
28:17 9/14/22
Financial Planning Considerations for Business Executives
Executives face busy work schedules and numerous demands on their time, making it difficult for many to address their personal financial needs. And while most executive compensation packages provide a unique opportunity to build long-term wealth, having financial guidance that’s strategic, smart, and customized is essential to success. In this episode of Regions Wealth Podcast, Private Wealth Planner Bill Scofield joins us to discuss wealth management considerations for executives, from unique tax considerations to legacy planning. 
23:11 8/31/22
Romance Scams: The Costly Financial Scam Targeting People of All Ages
Romance scams have become the most costly scam in America. While the sums of money lost are often significant, for the victims of romance scams, the emotional toll can feel even more staggering. In this episode, Senior Corporate Security Fraud Investigator Bryan Clark joins us to discuss how romance scams work, common signs of a romance scammer, and red flags to be on the lookout for. We’ll also discuss steps to take after financial fraud occurs, and what you should do if you think a loved one is falling victim to a romance scam. 
27:21 8/17/22
Preparing For Life After the Sale of Your Business
For many entrepreneurs, life after the sale of a business can feel like uncharted territory —particularly for those whose identity has become tied to their work. In this episode of Regions Wealth Podcast, Senior Wealth Strategist Dennis Tygart joins us to discuss the emotional hurdles many business owners face after the sale of their business. From finding purpose to addressing three key pillars, we’ll discuss what business owners can do to ensure they’re well-prepared for their next act.
27:15 8/3/22
Understanding Cryptocurrency: How to Protect Yourself from Crypto Scams
According to Pew Research, one in six Americans say they’ve invested in, traded, or used cryptocurrency as of 2021. But as interest in cryptocurrency and NFTs has risen, so too have scams targeting investors. In part two of our series on cryptocurrency, Portfolio Manager Ryan Owen joins us to discuss common scams targeting the crypto space. We’ll learn how these scams work and what steps investors can take to protect themselves.  
18:41 7/20/22
Understanding Cryptocurrency: What to Know Before You Invest
Mainstream interest in Bitcoin and other types of cryptocurrency has skyrocketed. As of 2021, one in six Americans say they’ve invested in, traded, or used some form of cryptocurrency. This growth has left many traditional investors wondering if investing in cryptocurrency is right for them. In part one of this two-part series on cryptocurrency, Assistant Vice President and Operations Analyst Michael Moorefield joins us to discuss the basics of cryptocurrency: the pros, cons, and what individuals need to know before deciding to invest in crypto. 
27:41 7/6/22
Transition Planning for Business Owners at Every Age and Stage
What happens when a business owner wants to retire, step back, or step away completely? Like death and taxes, transition is a certainty. 100% of businesses will transition — the question is who will control it, you or circumstances? In this episode, Senior Wealth Strategist Cindy Campbell joins us to discuss business succession planning, retirement and estate planning considerations for business owners, and how to prepare for the sale of your business.
24:37 6/22/22
Factoring Inflation Into Your Financial Plans
Inflation is on the rise, impacting consumers around the globe. But how long is it expected to persist, how big of a concern should it be? In this episode, Wealth Planning Executive Bryan Koepp joins us to discuss what’s driving inflation in 2022, how it’s impacting the average American household, and why focusing on your personal balance sheet is key to surviving inflation.  
33:38 6/8/22
Trailer | Regions Wealth Podcast
It's one thing to manage your wealth, but it's quite another to have a strategic roadmap in place. From investment strategy, estate and retirement planning to building generational wealth and business succession planning, listen as financial professionals tackle some of the biggest, and at times, the most sensitive financial matters our listeners are facing. Check out the latest episodes of Regions Wealth Podcast on your favorite podcast platform, or visit to learn more about the series. Regions Bank, Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender
01:29 5/18/22
Building Generational Wealth: Learning How to Invest
When it comes to creating generational wealth, learning how to invest is key. While it’s never too late to start, learning the basics of investing at an early age can help increase financial confidence in adulthood. In this episode of Regions Wealth Podcast, Chief Investment Officer Alan McKnight joins us to discuss the basics of investing for adults, plus how to teach your kids about investing at any age. 
28:11 12/8/21
Estate Planning: When to Hire a Professional Executor
When naming an executor, the majority of people look toward the most trustworthy person in their life: their spouse, their most responsible child, or a close sibling or friend. However, for high net worth individuals — especially those with particularly complex estates — this may be a mistake. This episode will discuss what factors individuals should consider when choosing an executor, and the benefits of hiring a professional executor.
19:46 11/24/21
Maintaining Generational Wealth: How to Protect and Grow Your Legacy
The secret to creating multi-generational wealth? Focusing on mindset, not just money. In part two of our series on generational wealth, Vice President and Wealth Advisor Allison Lederer joins us to discuss what families of all income brackets can do to create multi-generational wealth and ensure their kids and grandkids are well-equipped to maintain their family’s legacy. 
26:25 11/11/21
Building Generational Wealth: How to Create a Financial Legacy
What is generational wealth and how do you build it? More importantly, just how feasible is it for the average American to create generational wealth for their family? To help answer these questions, we’ve developed a special series on generational wealth: what it is, how it’s created, and how it can be maintained over multiple generations. Financial Advisor Rachel Tatum joins us for part one of the series to discuss how to create a financial legacy at any income level. 
21:28 10/27/21
Strategic Borrowing in a Low Interest Rate Environment
A low interest rate environment can present significant opportunities for Americans of all income brackets to buy their first home, purchase a new car, or even refinance student loan debt. For high income earners, a low interest rate environment presents an opportunity to borrow at historically low rates in order to free up cash and remain invested in rising markets. In this episode, we’re discussing strategic borrowing, and what factors you should consider before engaging in this particular financial strategy. Regions Bank, Member FDIC. 
21:08 10/13/21
Your Retirement Roadmap: Creating a Spending Plan
A recent study found that just 18% of Americans retire with enough money to maintain their standard of living. Between longer life expectancies and the rising cost of healthcare, retirees of all income brackets need to engage in careful planning to ensure they don’t outlive their money. So what can you do to ensure you’re well-prepared for retirement? In this episode, Wealth Advisor Andrew George joins us to discuss the importance of a retirement spending plan and how to create one.
14:51 9/29/21
How to Plan For Rising Health Care Costs in Retirement
As of 2021, the average 65-year-old couple will need approximately $300,000 saved to cover their health care expenses in retirement — and for those that are planning on retiring before they’re eligible for Medicare, that number may be even higher. So what can you do to prepare for the rising cost of health care? In this episode, we’re chatting with Wealth Advisor Mike Fleischhauer on how to plan for medical expenses in retirement, health insurance options for early retirees, and the pros and cons of long term care insurance. In this episode, we discuss how to plan for medical expenses in retirement, including health insurance options and the pros and cons of long term care insurance. 
19:29 9/15/21
A Celebration of Life: What to Know About Prepaid Funeral Plans and Costs
Funeral planning can be a stressful undertaking for surviving loved ones, which is why many people are now choosing to preplan their own funerals. If you’re thinking of planning ahead for end-of-life events, you might have several questions: What is included in a prepaid funeral? More importantly, how do you pay for a funeral in advance? In this episode of Regions Wealth Podcast, Funeral and Cemetery Trust Division Manager David Falconer joins us to discuss preplanned and prepaid funerals. We’ll touch on the difference between a prepaid funeral trust and a life insurance policy and what steps you should take to ensure you’re making the right decision for both yourself and your loved ones. 
24:22 9/1/21
The New Balancing Act: Improving Work-Life Balance For Remote Workers
While remote work has been overwhelmingly successful for many, it hasn’t come without challenges. Now, as an increasing number of companies are choosing to make remote work a permanent fixture, the ability to maintain work-life balance will become imperative for both managers and employees alike. In this episode, Head of HR Strategic Delivery and Talent Management Dwight Julbert discusses tips for workers hoping to improve their work-life balance, and what their managers can do to support them
19:48 8/18/21
Women and Wealth: Rebounding From the Financial Impact of COVID-19
The pandemic had a significant financial impact on women of all income brackets — 72% of women with investable assets of at least $100,000 said their retirement plans have been impacted. Thankfully, there are options to help you back on track. In this episode, we chat with Area Investment Executive Deena Espinosa about what steps women can take to rebound and recoup their lost wealth.
19:07 8/4/21
Special Episode: Investment Strategies for 2022 and Beyond
For many investors, the COVID-19 downturn underscored the importance of staying the course and understanding risk tolerance. In this episode of Regions Wealth Podcast, we’re talking with Chief Market Strategist Brandon Thurber about the many investment lessons learned from the pandemic and how investors are applying those lessons to create a long-term portfolio built for endurance.
13:04 7/14/21
Special Episode: How COVID-19 Has Changed Financial Planning
The COVID-19 pandemic left even the most financially secure Americans feeling vulnerable. As many scrambled to create estate plans or fortify their emergency savings, the importance of having a solid financial plan in place was underscored. In this episode of Regions Wealth Podcast, Senior Wealth Strategist Julia Weaver joins us to discuss financial lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, how individuals can incorporate those lessons as they plan for the future, and why now is an important time to update your financial plan.  
14:23 6/30/21
Land of Opportunity: Turning Inherited Land Into Revenue
Inheriting a large amount of land can be a blessing — but it can also present some challenges, particularly for those who lack land management experience. Should you sell the land, or keep it? And if you keep it, how can it be used to generate revenue? In this episode, Trust Real Estate Property Manager and Assistant Vice President Carol Smart joins us to discuss natural resources and real estate management. 
14:36 1/20/21
The Secret to Early Retirement? Creating a Plan
While many dream of retiring at a young age, very few people are able to do so. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American man will retire at age 65, while the average woman will retire at 63. So how achievable is early retirement? In this episode of Regions Wealth Podcast, Private Wealth Planner Wyeth Greene shares planning tips and considerations for those hoping to retire before the age of 60.  
14:03 1/6/21
The Benefits of an Endowment: Ensuring the Longevity of Your Nonprofit
In the wake of COVID-19, the widespread cancellation of funding events paired with the economic downturn left many nonprofits in a difficult position. A survey conducted by Ernst & Young found that over 70% of nonprofits surveyed have had to cut back on services as a result. In times like these, endowments are more important than ever. In this episode, Chief Investment Officer Alan McKnight joins us to discuss endowments and how they can help support the long term success of your nonprofit. 
20:59 12/23/20
Money on Music Row: Financial Planning for Music Industry Professionals
The ability to earn a living as a musician or performer is a lifelong dream for many, but for those who've made it, financial planning can be a challenge. From juggling multiple sources of income and royalties to planning for taxes and saving for retirement, those in the music industry have a lot to manage. In this episode, Senior Vice President and Private Wealth Advisor Lisa Harless joins us to discuss financial planning for music industry professionals. 
22:14 12/9/20
Keeping the Family Farm: Inheritance and Succession Planning
In recent years, the age of the American farmer has risen to 58 years old. As these farmers approach retirement, some are finding themselves without an heir willing or able to step in and take over the family farm. In this episode, Director of Agricultural Banking Tony Hotchkiss joins us to discuss succession planning and estate planning options for farmers and landowners. 
17:16 11/25/20
Your Lasting Legacy: Estate Planning Without Heirs
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an increasing number of Americans are choosing to remain single. While this can simplify financial planning, it can also introduce a new set of challenges, particularly when it comes to estate planning. In this episode, Private Wealth Planner Wyeth Greene joins us to discuss estate planning tips for people without heirs. 
20:08 11/11/20