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Saving The American Dream Podcast

Welcome to the Saving The American Dream Podcast with Financial Advisor Michael Schulte of WestPac Wealth Partners. Are taxes, market volatility, inflation and other risks threatening your pursuit of the American Dream? If you need help planning how to tackle these financial headwinds, then this is the show for you!

With pensions disappearing, the American Dream is harder than ever to achieve. We're on our own to successfully plan for our financial futures. That's why it's so important to make wise decisions with your financial plan and as you get older those decisions become more and more critical.

New episodes bi-weekly. Visit our website for show notes, resources, more information and to contact Michael at Or call 702-767-4897.

Jun 23, 2022

If you’re counting down the days until retirement, we have a checklist of things you need to keep in mind. We’ll help you get ready for the big day and make sure you are ready financially and otherwise.


What we discuss in this episode: 

1:50 – Getting healthy

4:00 – Free time

5:54 – Work

7:17 – Save...

Jun 9, 2022

Can I retire at 55? We get this question a lot, especially with the recent trend of people trying to retire earlier. Most people don’t know if they can retire early, but we can help.


What we discuss in this episode: 

1:02 – Can I retire at 55?

3:16 – How many want to retire early?

4:00 – Social Security


May 19, 2022

Is now a good time to buy Twitter stock? Should I send my child to an expensive private college? Do I have too much money in the bank? We’re answering these and other questions from our listeners today.


What we discuss in this episode: 

1:52 – Invest in Twitter?

8:02 – Private college

10:20 – Financial...

May 5, 2022

Financial media often uses fear and pessimism when reporting. It drives ratings and sells. But watching too much of that could be harming your financial peace of mind.


What we discuss in this episode: 

2:11 – Facts about financial media

5:52 – Money anxiety and Mark Cuban

9:38 – Magazine covers

13:58 –...

Apr 21, 2022

Last episode we talked about market crashes and what they are. Today we’re sharing how you can prepare yourself for possible market crashes.


What we discuss in this episode: 

1:58 – How to prepare

4:41 – Emotions

6:59 – Handling market corrections

9:10 – Downturns happen

10:45 – Help from your...