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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

Apr 1, 2021

Should you always pay off your house as soon as you can? Do you need life insurance when you retire? Find out if we agree or disagree with these financial strategies.


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What we discuss on this episode: 

1:12 – Pay off your house

2:10 – Individual bonds vs. bond funds

3:37 – Life insurance

5:15 - Annuities

6:54 – Deferred taxes

8:07 – Credit cards

8:38 – Mutual funds instead of stocks

9:31 – Social Security