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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.

Sep 15, 2022

People have many reasons for procrastinating when it comes to putting a retirement plan together.

Today we’ll explore some of those excuses and why they can be dangerous. We’ll also share how to overcome them.

In this episode, we’ll share:

  • Why you need to plan for retirement, even if your parents didn’t and...

Sep 1, 2022

You’ve most likely heard plenty of “rules” you’re supposed to follow to retire successfully. Some of these rules are stated so confidently, you’d be crazy not to immediately accept them as fact. But we don’t mind the threat of being called crazy, so let’s dive into some of the most popular retirement...

Aug 18, 2022

Every industry has some dirty little secrets. Today we’re letting you in on some of the financial world’s secrets. How many of these are you familiar with?


What we discuss in this episode: 

2:09 – No one knows

7:35 – Not that important

11:52 – Skill and luck

16:56 – Bold opinions


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Aug 4, 2022

Sometimes in life you hit a financial crossroads of crisis and opportunity. We’ll explain how to find the good when bad times are happening.


What we discuss in this episode: 

2:23 – Empty nest crisis

5:07 – Bear market crisis

11:32 – Layoffs


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Jul 21, 2022

It’s no secret the stock market is in turmoil. We’re in a bear market and the R-word (recession) is getting thrown around daily. So, what can you do to survive bear markets like the one we’re in now? We’ve collected advice from various commentators and “experts” from across the country. You might have even...