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The Retirement Huddle

Financial and retirement planning guidance with Mark Howard of the Howard Financial Group in Savannah.

Mark has almost three decades of experience in the financial industry, has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, South Magazine and several other publications. He has also been featured on the Savannah Morning News.

In addition to clients in Savannah, Mark also serves Hilton Head, Bluffton, Statesboro, and the rest of the Low Country.

To get your own Financial Game Plan, contact Mark today at 888-511-PLAN (7526) or go to

Sep 15, 2022

What can we learn about financial planning from these song lyrics about money?

Whether it’s “bills, bills, bills” or “take the money and run,” we’ve got some song lyrics that hit home when it comes to your finances.

What we discuss in this episode: 

  • Does “Mo’ money,” in fact, mean “mo’...

Sep 1, 2022

Today we’re diving into the mailbag to answer questions from listeners just like you. We’re taking questions about short-term loans, whether you should be a conservative investor and what’s a good withdrawal rate.


What we discuss in this episode: 

0:51 – Cash for closing on house

4:41 – Conservative...

Aug 18, 2022

There are a lot of principles from the personal training and fitness world that we can apply to retirement planning. Let’s explore some similarities and learn how to increase our level of financial fitness.


What we discuss in this episode: 

1:35 – Reading a book

3:29 – Partners

5:36 – Certification

7:07 –...

Aug 4, 2022

So you’ve done a good job saving and investing over the years. You’ve lived on less than you’ve earned, kept yourself out of debt, and your investments have done pretty well. That means everything will be simple for you in retirement, right? Not necessarily.


What we discuss in this episode: 

1:24 – Too much...

Jul 21, 2022

The 401(k) and other employer-sponsored retirement plans can be a great tool to save for retirement but they aren’t perfect. Identifying the weaknesses within these accounts will help you better invest for your future.


What we discuss in this episode: 

1:12 – Administrative costs

3:16 – Mainly mutual funds