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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

Aug 17, 2023

Have you ever watched the hit TV show Parks and Recreation? The comedy show starring Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman ran from 2009 to 2015 and followed the antics of an Indiana town's public officials as they pursued projects to make their city a better place.


Believe it or not, you can learn a lot about retirement from the show, especially from the character Ron Swanson, played by Offerman.  


Check out today’s show if you want to hear more of Ron’s wisdom. As always, if you have any questions about retirement or investing, feel free to reach out to us for help.


Here’s is some of the wisdom we discuss in this episode: 

  • “There’s only one thing I hate more than lying: skim milk. Which is water that’s lying about being milk.”
  • “I’d wish you the best of luck but I believe luck is a concept created by the weak to explain their failures.”
  • “The whole point of this country is if you want to eat garbage, balloon up to 600 pounds and die of a heart attack at 43, you can! You are free to do so. To me, that’s beautiful.”


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