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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

Jun 16, 2022

It’s often said that the average person spends more time planning vacations than planning retirement. Today we’re going to plan for retirement by pretending like we’re planning a vacation.


What we discuss in this episode: 

1:17 – Where to stay

2:42 – Where to eat

4:44 – Unexpected costs

7:14 – After you...

Jun 2, 2022

We’re all guilty of telling ourselves money lies from time to time. The lies we tell can change the way we think and act when it comes to finances. Are you guilty of any of these specific money lies?


What we discuss in this episode: 

1:30 - $1 million

3:40 – I deserve it

4:36 – Save more later

6:14 – Plenty of...

May 19, 2022

People love do-it-yourself projects. There’s even a DIY Network where you can watch shows about home renovation, landscaping, or interior design and how to do those things without professional help. Today we're talking about the DIY mentality in retirement planning.


What we discuss in this episode: 

1:22 – No...

May 5, 2022

What can we learn about financial planning from the Andy Griffith Show? We’ll share some quotes from the famous show and explain how they relate to you retirement.


What we discuss in this episode: 

1:25 – Floyd

2:27 – Goober

6:07 – Sheriff Andy

7:29 – Otis


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Apr 21, 2022

Should you take a job with a higher salary but worse health insurance? Is there a way to not owe the IRS so much in taxes each year? These are a few of the mailbag questions we’re answering on today’s show.


What we discuss in this episode: 

1:00 – Career moves

4:10 – Taxes

6:45 – Marriage costs