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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

Dec 1, 2022

Many things in the financial world are critical to your future financial success. But not everything is all it’s cracked up to be. 

For example, saving money on taxes is wonderful. You don’t want to pay Uncle Sam any more than you have to. But that shouldn’t be the primary advantage of an investment. From rates of return to emotions, we’ll explain the overrated concepts you need to know.


Here’s some of what you’ll learn on this episode:

  • Why tax advantages are overrated and you need to consider whether spending money is even necessary. (0:57)
  • Nobody is denying the power of compound interest over time. But placing too much emphasis on rate of return can be dangerous. (4:12)
  • Why commission-based investment accounts are overrated. (6:26)

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