Buy Norway?

The long podcast returns, as Don and Tom answer questions on a Roth 401k, disability insurance, and inheritance investments. They also chat about deceitful annuities, the US markets this year and investing in Norway in 2009.    

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Taking It Slowly

In this episode, Don fields questions on the amount of cash held by index, and the best way to deal with an inherited IRA. Plus, he discusses money and happiness, surrender fees and the problems with some stock brokers and advisors. 

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Conflict Free?

In this episode we discuss investing in ETFs versus mutual funds, why you should stay away from actively managed funds, and understanding that you cannot build wealth without the inherent risk. Finally, we also dig into what to look for when choosing your financial adviser and what questions to ask in making your decision.

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Healthy Savings

On today’s pocket-sized episode we tackle health savings accounts and consider low-cost (or no-cost) offerings from Fidelity and Vanguard. Don also packs in a few reminders about the evils of actively managed funds and those who claim to know the future. Finally, we consider the flimsiness of bitcoin investments. 

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Designation Decipher

Great calls and valuable information to help you manage money better. Don answers questions on finding a fiduciary advisor and the meanings of various professional designations. He also takes calls of 529 plan allocation and getting a late start on retirement. He also offer some thoughts on global investing, actively managed funds, and why risk so important in growing your funds. 

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Grown Up Bullies

In this episode, Tom and Don are tackling the adult equivalent of those old bullies who stole your lunch money. We hear from one caller who does not know how much commission her advisor is taking even though she has asked him multiple times. We also talk about the myths of actively managed funds and clever ways to think about your Social Security as you reach the age of collection. 

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Collapsing Woodbridge

An update on the now official Woodbridge Ponzi scheme. Many of this episodes calls focus on moving money from one place to another. Don and Tom help a few callers with different variations of this problem from avoiding taxation to finding the right place for an inheritance in the short term.

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Quick: Mortgage Inverted

This episode is jam packed with great questions and useful investing information for all listeners. Don answers this week’s queries on reverse mortgages, early retirement and the concept of F.I.R.E. and discusses the recent, long running bull market and the real value of gold. 

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Shockingly Expensive

In this episode, discuss a bond fund with outrageously high fees and extraordinary risk. Listen in as they chat about easily accessible online resources for money management, retirement preparation, and how to invest cleverly from a young age. They also talk about inflation and why silver has not actually increased in value in the last hundred years. 

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Money Media Mendacity

Today’s topics include which investing personalities, on TV and radio, should be trusted, living your life smartly with the constant alerts to impending doom, Jim Cramer and why investing estimates are framed in a particular way.

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Quick: Figuring the Future

In this episode of Talking Real Money Quick we explore the evils of stock picking and why investment decisions should not be made from emotional or intuitive areas of our brain, the best retirement calculator, Ponzi schemes and much more.

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How Much Risk?

This episode’s topics range from savings accounts to annuities. Don and Tom tackle your questions about IRAs, pensions and bond funds. We also pack in some useful information on the resources available on our website and how to use RisQuiz to help you on your investment journey.

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