The LEARNING library

Tune in to valuable financial insight on WTCM AM 580 at 10:10 a.m. every Thursday to listen and learn while Retirement Planning Expert, Dennis Prout, CFP, and co-host Shea Petaja discuss and answer your questions on the latest financial news, tips, and strategies.

If you miss the Thursday show, you can hear it rebroadcast every Saturday at 9:00 a.m. on AM 580.


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Call (231) 947-7675 during the show to talk with Dennis and Shea on the air.


Play The Switch radio show
The Switch May 11, 2017 DownloadFor more than 30 years you’ve been programmed to “save, save, save” and invest wisely so that you can retire.  When you retire you then have to learn how to “spend, spend, spend” wisely.  It’s hard to make “The Switch” from one mentality to the next.  You lose freedom with income, but you gain […]

Play Why Are You Waiting radio show
Why Are You Waiting May 4, 2017 DownloadMore than 800,000 Americans lose their spouses each year, and 700,000 of them are women, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  Because women generally outlive men, they spend an average of 14 years without a spouse. There are now more than 14 million widows and widowers, accounting for about one-quarter of those over 65. […]

Play Economic Markers radio show
Economic Markers April 27, 2017 DownloadIsn’t it amazing how much news is made from non-news? How does one sort through the barrage of information shared each day? What is important and what is superfluous? Are there specific markers that we should be paying attention to?  The answer is “yes.”  I like to look back and see trends in the market […]

Play How to Inherit radio show
How to Inherit April 20, 2017 DownloadAging Baby Boomers (the wealthiest generation) are inheriting from their parents and preparing to pass more than $30 trillion in assets to their Gen X and millennial children (CNBC) in the next several decades. Do you know the rules when inheriting IRAs, non-qualified annuities, stocks, bonds, mutual funds and even the kitchen sink? Do […]

Play Estate Planning with Attorney Tim White radio show
Estate Planning with Attorney Tim White April 13, 2017 DownloadDennis interviews local Attorney Timothy White from Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge and together they discusses the importance of estate planning.