Do you think of your day-in, day-out money management tasks as a series of decisions? In this segment of Right on the Money, host Dennis Mattern asks advisor Robert Trejo about how he helps clients make sound financial decisions throughout the year, leading up to the April 15 tax filing deadline. As Trejo explains, the three-legged stool of money management in retirement — Social Security, other income streams and tax mitigation — is a good way to visualize the importance of the role of tax strategies in financial planning. Trejo’s firm, Coeus Financial,, uses a risk tolerance question to evaluate client needs and expectations. “Progress through process” — put another way, financial freedom, thanks to financial education, is the name of the game.

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