Recent Educational Videos
There has been a lot of talk in the past few years about “fiduciary duty.” Senior Financial Planner Allison Alley, CFP® of Pure Financial Advisors explains what it means to be held to the fiduciary standard, and why it’s important to work with a fiduciary...
What are exchange-traded funds, and what’s the difference between mutual funds and ETFs? In this video, Amy Cattelino, CFP from Pure Financial Advisors explains investing in an exchange-traded fund. Transcript: What are ETFs? An ETF is an exchange-traded fund. That’s what the acronym stands for....
How does the SECURE Act affect your retirement plans? Alan Clopine, CPA of Pure Financial Advisors explains some of the key changes to retirement savings effective January 1, 2020, including required minimum distributions (RMD), IRA contributions, annuities, and changes to the stretch IRA provision. Transcript:...
More Educational Videos
What should you expect from your financial advisor? What does a financial advisor do on a daily basis? What should you look for before you hire a financial planner, and is it worth it to hire a financial advisor in the first place? Robert McCullock, CFP® of Pure Financial Advisors explains the role a financial […]
Senior Financial Planner Matt Balderston, CFP® from Pure Financial Advisors explains what fixed indexed annuities are, how they differ from other annuities, and things to look out for when putting non-qualified money into an annuity. Transcript: Today we’re going to talk about fixed index annuities. The definition of an annuity is a series of periodic […]
Nate Ritchison, CFP® of Pure Financial Advisors explains what a real estate investment trust or REIT is and what the advantages and disadvantages are for different types of REITs. Transcript: So if you’ve decided to invest in real estate, there are a couple of ways to do this. The first is obvious. It’s a direct […]
What does it mean to have a step-up in cost basis on an appreciated asset? (An appreciated asset could be a stock, bond, mutual fund, etc. that has gone up in value) For estate planning purposes, how is the gain on the asset taxed for the beneficiary? Pete Keller, CFP® of Pure Financial Advisors walks […]
When it comes to deciding if you should buy bonds in your investment portfolio in 2020, we could talk about the economy, the political environment, the supply of new bonds, and whether or not that will cause interest rates to go up and down. But in this video, Pure Financial Advisors’ Director of Research, Brian […]
Is a fixed annuity or a variable annuity a good investment for generating a retirement income stream? In this video, Matt Horsley, CFP®, Senior Financial Planner with Pure Financial Advisors, explores the pros and cons of investing in annuities in retirement as a part of your retirement income plan. Transcript: So the other day a […]
Senior Financial Planner Nate Ritchison, CFP® outlines some of the advantages of investing in real estate in retirement, and he briefly touches on the direct and indirect methods for using rental real estate as a part of your retirement income strategy. Transcript: Today we’re going to discuss whether investing in real estate should be part […]
Variable Annuities can be complex and may be difficult to understand. Senior Financial planner Matt Balderston, CFP® of Pure Financial Advisors breaks down what variable annuities are and what you should be aware of. Listen to the Your Money, Your Wealth® podcast episode for more on variable annuities: Transcript: So what’s the truth about variable annuities? […]
How do you get started building your own financial plan? Allison Alley, CFP® from Pure Financial Advisors explains: it starts with determining your net worth and your cash flow, then it’s a matter of imagining what you really want to do in retirement. Transcript: One of the questions we get quite a bit is where […]
Kyle Stacey, CFP® explains the difference between asset allocation and asset location, and how they work together in your investment portfolio. Transcript: So today we’re going to talk about asset allocation and asset location, and how those two intertwine and can be used in conjunction with each other. So asset allocation is going to be […]
Saving for your own retirement or your kids’ college: which one should come first? In this video, Pure Financial Advisors’ Robert McCullock, CFP® outlines the importance of saving for your retirement before you put money away for your children’s college education. Transcript: So a common question that I receive, especially from parents of younger children, […]
You’ve probably seen those ads that say, “buy this marijuana stock, it’s like getting in on Amazon early.” Is it really a good time to invest in cannabis? In this video, Brian Perry, CFP®, CFA outlines some things to consider before putting pot stocks in your investment portfolio. Transcript: Welcome to the topic of the […]