Ep 38: What Basketball Can Teach Us About Retirement

We always enjoy March Madness when it rolls around and we thought it might be fun to tie it into what we do everyday. Join us as we explore some of the strategies and rules of basketball and determine how they apply to retirement planning.

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The Game Plan

Another year of March Madness is in the books and we had a lot of fun following the tournament over the past few weeks. And as we were watching Baylor cut down the net, it got us thinking about how basketball can actually teach us a few things about retirement planning.

So on this episode, Dale Tondryk is going to help us understand the lessons we can learn from the game of basketball. From the shot clock to coaching, there are plenty of parallels to having success off the court.

Listen to the full episode or click on the timestamps below to skip around to specific topics.


The X’s & O’s

Check out the timestamps below to skip around to specific topics on the show.

[2:22] – Shot Clock

[6:26] – Double Dribble  

[10:08] – Personal Fouls

[12:36] – Buzzer Beaters  

[13:36] – Coaching  


“You have to make that decision about retiring. We call that ‘terrifyingly exhilirating’ here. It’s going to be really, really nerve-wracking because all of a sudden these paychecks that you’ve been getting every two weeks stop.”

– Dale Tondryk

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