Why Do You Need to Understand Financial Markets?

Marc Levinson, author of The Economist Guide to Financial Markets: Why They Exist and How They Work explains how understanding financial markets can help you make fewer investing mistakes and improve everything from your home to your job to your portfolio. Plus, what does Tax Reform 2.0 have in store for us? What to do with a few extra bucks … Read more

Guest:  Marc Levinson Marc Levinson

Podcast #180
How to prepare for the next bear market

How to Prepare for the Next Bear Market

What is a bear market? What are the causes of a bear market? Pure Financial Advisors’ Director of Research, Brian Perry, CFP® answers these questions and goes over the history of bear markets and their recovery times. Brian explains why bear market predictions are so difficult to make and offers some bear market investing strategies.

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How to Be Financially Alert and on FIRE at Age 36, Even With Market Volatility

Michael from FinanciallyAlert.com reached FIRE at age 36 (that’s Financial Independence / Retire Early). He shares his inspiring success story of how being financially alert allowed him to transition from small business entrepreneur to stay-at-home Dad and FIRE blogger with a growing net worth of over $2M – and how he can coach you to FIRE too. Plus, market Read more

Guest:  Michael from FinanciallyAlert.com Your Money, Your Wealth guest Michael Hall

Podcast #164
Bonds When Interest Rates Rise

What Happens to My Bonds When Interest Rates Rise?

With interest rate hikes and indications that there will be further increases in 2018, we’ve been receiving questions about the impact of rising interest rates on a bond portfolio. In this video, Pure Financial’s Director of Research, Brian Perry, CFP®, CFA® answers the question, “what will happen to my bond portfolio when interest rates rise?”

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10 Commandments of Retirement from The Retirement Manifesto


Fritz Gilbert from TheRetirementManifesto.com shares his 10 Commandments for Retirement – well actually it’s 11, but that extra one is important! Plus, Big Al has 10 ways you can pay less in taxes this year, and in future years. And Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs have set off more market moves, but could they also jack up the price of Read more

Guest:  Fritz Gilbert The Retirement Manifesto Founder, Fritz Gilbert

Podcast #160

Don’t Scream “Get Me Out!” How to Stomach Market Dips

What happened to the market correction, what happens next, and how can you avoid hitting your GMO (get me out) point? Larry Swedroe of the BAM Alliance and ETF.com gazes into his crystal ball. Plus, 5 questions to ask your estate planner after the new tax law, and what happens to your social media estate after you die? Who will … Read more

Guest:  Larry Swedroe Larry Swedroe

Podcast #156

SPECIAL: Market Volatility and Corrections

Welcome to stock market volatility. Today the market clawed back some of its big losses from last week’s correction, now what’s in store tomorrow or next week or next month? What should you be doing with your portfolio, and how will this affect your retirement? These declines can be unnerving, particularly in the face of sensational headlines and rabid news … Read more

Guest:  Brian Perry Brian Perry

Podcast #154
what causes stock market volatility

Recent Stock Market Volatility: What You Should Know

We would like to take this opportunity to update you on the recent stock market volatility. Stocks started 2018 with the wind in their sails, and investors watched as stock indexes continued 2017’s nearly vertical trajectory. Then, after closing at another record high on January 26th, markets reversed course.[i] Stocks slid during the final week of January, and … Read more

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