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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.

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...

Apr 7, 2022

People sometimes ask: Are we going to have another market crash soon? With Ukraine and Russia in the news, as well as inflation, people have been worried about possible World War III and their finances. We’ll share some historical background on market crashes.


What we discuss in this episode: 

2:34 – What is a...

Mar 24, 2022

After listening to today’s episode, you’ll never attend another baseball game with the family and look at it the same way. We’re going to show you how taking some of baseball’s most basic principles can also lead to financial success in your retirement portfolio. So, grab your peanuts and crackerjacks and...

Mar 10, 2022

The ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine is making news all over the world. People are concerned about the humanitarian crisis, as well as the economy. On today’s show, we’ll talk about how wars have historically affected the market.


What we discuss in this episode: 

1:28 – Wars and the market

2:40 –...