Dr. Sarah Stanley Fallaw (co-author, The Next Millionaire Next Door) shares the findings of her research into how millionaires become wealthy, and what she found has changed since her father’s groundbreaking book The Millionaire Next Door was released in 1996. Plus, what should you do...
Economist Dr. Allison Schrager, author of An Economist Walks Into a Brothel and Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk, explains how the risk management techniques of surfers, prostitutes, magicians, and soldiers might relate to our own investing and retirement planning. Plus, does it matter which assets you withdraw first from...
Joe and Big Al answer your money questions: from collecting filed-and-suspended Social Security, living off of your investments overseas before taking Social Security, and how you transition from disability to regular Social Security, to how the sale of appreciated company stock or a Roth conversion...
Gid Pool took a standup comedy class 13 years ago at age 61 on a lark. He shares the story of his retirement hustle, traveling the US and 50+ countries as a standup comic, inspirational speaker, and the author of Act Two and Beyond: Making the Rest of Your Life Spectacular. Plus, Joe and Big […]
Kristin Wong (author, Get Money, columnist, Joint Accounts @ Medium.com) explains how communication, specificity, and gamification can improve your financial life. Joe and Big Al answer money questions: should you increase your Roth 457 contribution when your spouse wants to retire 8 years before you? Does a SEP IRA have the same protections as a 401(k)? […]
Ashley Patrick (former police detective and creator of BudgetsMadeEasy.com) explains how debit card fraud happens, what to do when your ATM card is compromised, and ways to avoid it happening in the future. Plus, Joe and Big Al answer your money questions: how do you determine a good pre-tax to Roth savings ratio? Are trading […]
David Carlson (author, Student Loan Solution) discusses the student loan debt crisis and President Donald Trump’s plan to fix it, and Joe and Big Al answer listener questions about contributing to a retirement plan without an employer match, doing in-plan Roth conversions, changing retirement accounts to protect investment properties, and more. Listen to the podcast […]
Brian Portnoy, Ph.D., CFA® (author, The Geometry of Wealth) on the difference between being rich and wealthy, and how to achieve both. Plus, what about tax brackets? Joe and Big Al respond to a challenge of their critique of Ric Edelman’s critique of the Roth IRA. And they answer questions that stress the importance of […]
Ric Edelman has some strong arguments against the Roth IRA. Joe & Big Al, aka “The Roth Brothers,” offer their thoughts. Plus, understanding basis when it comes to Roth conversions. And what happens if you’ve already contributed, but by the end of the year you’ve exceeded the income limitation for Roth contributions? Can you open […]
Tanja Hester (OurNextLife.com, award-winning financial independence blog) talks about her new book, Work Optional: Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way. Joe and Big Al answer questions about whether kids will inherit a Roth IRA tax-free, the rules around a traditional IRA transer, investing in a Vanguard target date fund, and where to safely invest for growth. […]
Behavioral finance expert Dr. Daniel Crosby talks about his latest book, The Behavioral Investor and cracks us up with stories of how “having to go” and other physiological, sociological, and psychological factors influence our investing choices. Plus, Joe and Big Al answer money questions about ACA subsidies and Roth conversions, strategies for reducing the tax […]
Nationally recognized investing expert Paul Merriman makes the case that owning just two funds for life is a “home-run” investing strategy for some investors. Plus, Joe and Big Al answer your money questions: how should teachers, and others without Social Security or pension, save for retirement? How do you record flexible spending account contributions on your taxes? […]