Money Mountaineering with Actuary Peter Neuwirth

March 2023: Episode 6 of Money Mountaineering with Peter Neuwirth features Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro

A Note from Actuary and Author Peter Neuwirth, FSA, FCA — I invite you to tune in for this week’s episode of my podcast and video show, Money Mountaineering, where for 30 minutes, financial experts help us answer the question: What’s your future worth?

Meet our guest: Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro

Today’s topic: The journey to becoming a financial planner — Diary of a CFP® Pro

Petes asks Marguerita:

  • Why did you become interested in retirement income planning?
  • Tell us about your new book, Diary of CFP Pro: diaryofacfppro.com
  • This is your second book, the first being Wealth Management Rules: wealthmanagementrules.com 
  • These books seem to culminate everything you’ve learned in your career. Tell us how you got into the business of being a CFP.
  • How do you do business differently than other financial planners?
  • You are a big supporter of women and minorities and do a lot to help others succeed in the financial planning businesses. You were recently appointed to be a member of the CFP Board. Tell us about your work for that organization and why you are inspired to help others.
  • You are closing in on 100 episodes of your podcast show, Margaritas with Marguerita, and have interviewed many interesting guests. What is your biggest takeaway from hosting that show?
  • What are your plans for the future?

About Marguerita Cheng: Rita is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Ocean Global Wealth.  She has also been a spokesperson for the AARP Financial Freedom Campaign and a regular columnist for Investopedia & Kiplinger. Previously, she was a Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial and an analyst and editor at Towa Securities in Tokyo, Japan.

Her certifications include: CFP® professional, Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM, Retirement Income Certified Professional® and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. As a Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) Ambassador, Marguerita helps educate the public, policy makers, and media about the benefits of competent, ethical financial planning. She serves as a Women’s Initiative (WIN) Advocate and subject matter expert for CFP Board, contributing to the development of examination questions for the CFP® Certification Examination.

Rita volunteers for several organizations including: CFP Board Disciplinary and Ethics Commission (DEC) hearings, she has also served on the Financial Planning Association (FPA) National Board of Directors from 2013-2015 and is a past president of the Financial Planning Association of the National Capital Area (FPA NCA).

Her awards include: Ameriprise Financial Presidential Award for Quality of Advice and the prestigious Japanese Monbukagakusho Scholarship. In 2017, she was named the #3 Most Influential Financial Advisor in the Investopedia Top 100, a Woman to Watch by InvestmentNews, and a Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE®) by the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC).

Click here to learn more about Blue Ocean Global Wealth and email Marguerita today!

And click here to learn more about actuary and author Peter Neuwirth: www.PeterNeuwirth.com • Listen to our podcasts on PeterNeuwirthRadio.com • Watch all of our episodes: www.PeterNeuwirth.tv

Since graduating from Harvard with a degree in mathematics and linguistics in 1979, Peter Neuwirth, FSA, FCA has held actuary leadership positions at consulting firms including Aon, Hewitt Associates, Watson Wyatt Towers, Perrin, and Towers Watson. He also ran the actuarial firm Coates Kenney and spent a year at Price Waterhouse.

Currently a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, Pete regularly consults with the largest corporations in the world about their retirement plans with a focus on time risk and money.

“These fundamental concepts shape our world,” explains Pete, a sought-after speaker for professional conferences and frequently quoted in national mainstream and trade publications.

After being asked too many times: “What is an actuary, exactly?” Pete has written two books to answer another question: “How does an actuary think, and why does it matter?”

His first book, What’s Your Future Worth, is an accessible step-by-step guide to using the powerful concept of Present Value. Pete explains, “My goal is to help readers determine the value today of something that might happen in the future and evaluate outcomes that might arise from choosing one path instead of another.”

In his newest book, Money Mountaineering, Pete shares his views on the challenges we face to survive and thrive in a complex, uncertain, noisy and sometimes irrational wilderness. “I hope to help readers better understand the financial world they must live in and what they must do to make their way through it,” Pete shares.

Pete is also a senior consulting actuary for CapAcuity, a member of the University of Illinois Academy for Home Equity in Financial Planning, and the outside director at Rael & Letson. He is a longtime resident of Northern CA. Learn more at www.peterneuwirth.com.

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Previous Episodes
Friday, December 23rd, 2022

January 2023: Episode 4 of Money Mountaineering with Peter Neuwirth features David Scharf, president-elect, Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA)

A Note from Actuary and Author Peter Neuwirth, FSA, FCA — I invite you to tune in for this week’s episode of my podcast and video show, Money Mountaineering, where for 30 minutes, financial experts help us answer the question: What’s your future worth? Meet our guest: David Scharf, president-elect, Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA) Today’s topic: The important role of a practicing actuary Petes asks David: What is the Conference of Consulting Actuaries? What role does it play as an organization whose members are consultingClick here to listen to the podcast!

Thursday, December 15th, 2022

Coming February 1, 2023: Episode 5 of Money Mountaineering with Peter Neuwirth features Steve Vernon, F.S.A., president of Rest-of-Life Communications

A Note from Peter Neuwirth — I invite you to tune in for this week’s episode of my podcast and video show, Money Mountaineering, where for 30 minutes, financial experts help us answer the question: What’s your future worth? Meet our guest: Steve Vernon, F.S.A., president of Rest-of-Life Communications Pete asks: Exactly what is longevity risk, and how can people prepare themselves for a long retirement? In managing their assets, how can retirees protect themselves against the possibility of diminished capacity due to aging?Click here to listen to the podcast!

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

December 2022: Join us for Episode 3 of Money Mountaineering with Peter Neuwirth: Meet our guest — Mary Jo Lafaye, a licensed Home Equity Retirement Income (HECM) specialist with Mutual of Omaha Mortgage

A Note from Peter Neuwirth — I invite you to tune in for this week’s episode of my podcast and video show, Money Mountaineering, where for 30 minutes, financial experts help us answer the question: What’s your future worth? Meet our guest: Mary Jo Lafaye, a licensed Home Equity Retirement Income (HECM) Specialist with Mutual of Omaha Mortgage Today’s Topic: The practicalities of getting a reverse mortgage, the real-life considerations that individuals and couples need to make when deciding to get one, the challenges they mayClick here to listen to the podcast!

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

November 2022: Join us for this month’s episode of Money Mountaineering with Actuary Peter Neuwirth — Meet our guest Barry H. Sacks, PhD, JD, Reverse Mortgage/Retirement Portfolio Longevity Expert

November 2022: A Note from Actuary Peter Neuwirth — I invite you to tune in for this month’s episode of my podcast and video show, Money Mountaineering, where for 30 minutes, we learn from experts how to plan for your best financial future. Today’s Topic: From reverse mortgages to leaving a legacy, learn how to generate lifetime income Meet today’s guest: Barry H. Sacks Ph.D. earned his Ph.D. in semiconductor physics from M.I.T., then taught at U.C. Berkeley. He earned a J.D. fromClick here to listen to the podcast!

Saturday, October 1st, 2022

October 2022: Let’s Go Money Mountaineering with Actuary and Author Peter Neuwirth — Welcome to Pete’s Podcast!

October 2022: A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs, producer, Inkandescent Radio — Hello and welcome to our first episode of a new show on the Inkandescent Radio network — Money Mountaineering with actuary Peter Neuwirth, FSA, FCA — entitled What’s Your Future Worth? I’m Hope Katz Gibbs, producer of the podcast network InkandescentRadio.com, and I am thrilled to be here today with Pete! About Pete: After graduating from Harvard College in 1979 with a degree in Mathematics and Linguistics, Pete wentClick here to listen to the podcast!

Friday, January 21st, 2022

Episode 49: Margaritas with Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro — Meet Peter Neuwirth, author of Money Mountaineering and What’s Your Future Worth

A Note from Marguerita Cheng, CFP® Pro — I invite you to tune in for this week’s episode of my podcast and video show, Margaritas with Marguerita, where for 15 minutes each Friday at 5 pm EST, women learn from industry experts how to flex their financial muscles live on Facebook. Meet our guest: Peter Neuwirth, author, Money Mountaineering: Using the Principles of Holistic Financial Wellness to Thrive in a Complex World and What’s Your Future Worth: Using Present Value to Make Better DecisionsClick here to listen to the podcast!