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How to Capitalize on the Goldilocks Economy in 2018

Brian Perry, CFP®, CFA® from Pure Financial Advisors recaps 2017’s global Goldilocks economy. Will the bull run continue in 2018? Should we change our asset allocation to prepare our stock and bond portfolios for a market slow down? Are you properly allocated? What would Jim Cramer do, and should you care?! Plus, tax filing season is approaching, and Big Al’s … Read more

Guest:  Brian Perry Brian Perry

Podcast #149

How To Tailor Your Retirement Income Strategy – And Why You Need To

Retirement nest eggs have become bigger, but fixed income rates of return are low. How do you create a cash flow? What strategy will allow your investment portfolio to provide income throughout your retirement? Joe and Big Al explain what matters when tailoring your own personal retirement income strategy. Plus, determining in which type of accounts you should have your … Read more

Podcast #148

12 Things You Need To Know About Trump’s New Tax Law

How Trump’s new tax law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, changes state and local tax deductions, brackets, the child tax credit, medical deductions, property taxes, mortgage deductions, home equity debt, charitable contributions, itemized deductions, alternative minimum tax, residential gain on sale exclusion and small business taxes. Plus, the top things no one tells you about retiring, Social Security claiming … Read more

Podcast #147

Millennials Want A Flex Life Over Financial Peace

Whitney Hansen, the host of the Money Nerds podcast, tells Jason Thomas, CFP®, how the financial needs, wants and goals of Gen Y and Gen Z are different than – well, ours. And, everything you know about investing for retirement is wrong and dangerous. At least, that’s what some newsletters would have you believe. Plus, Joe and Big Al discuss … Read more

Guest:  Whitney Hansen Whitney Hansen

Podcast #146

What You Need To Know Before You Buy or Sell Gold

Peter Hug from Kitco describes the four types of people that buy precious metals, how to best buy and sell silver and gold yourself, and whether these commodities are similar to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Blockchain. Joe and Big Al talk permanent vs term life insurance and tax reform. Plus, holiday gift ideas to transform the quality of life for … Read more

Guest:  Peter Hug Peter Hug

Podcast #145

8 Ways to Avoid Holiday Debt Hangover & Save Big Cash

Eight ways to save serious cash, so we can avoid the holiday debt hangover. (Can’t guarantee that you can avoid working out, though.) Plus, the latest tax reform news, and 8 ways to create tax-free income. And is Joe going to start charging his dear sweet mother Ruthie rent when she comes to visit him from Minnesota?

 

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Guest:  Laura Adams Laura Adams

Podcast #144

9 Retirement Tips If You Don’t Plan to Retire

Retirement planning tips and benefits when you don’t plan to retire. Plus, how much should you have saved for retirement at different stages of life, how much has the average millennial saved, and the Roth 5 year clock: should you get married so you can take advantage of the fact that your new spouse’s Roth is already over 5 years … Read more

Podcast #143

Use These Tax Deductions Now, They May Be Gone In 2018

Recharacterizing your Roth conversion, getting that knee replacement, meeting with every client you have all across the country,  and more: Joe and Big Al cover many things you might want to do before tax laws potentially change in a big way come January 1. Also, Suze Orman thinks everyone should work until they’re 70 – we’ll find out what Walter
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Guest:  Walter Updegrave Walter Updegrave

Podcast #142

Trump Tax Cuts? False. Try Tax Increases.

Actual news you can really use the ever-changing landscape of tax reform, why Trump’s promised biggest tax cuts ever are actually a tax increase for many of us, and how it will affect you. Those sneaky, sneaky Congresspeople. And Joe and Big Al have a yarn with Joe’s fair dinkum, true blue, Aussie fine arts painter mate, Pete Tillack, on
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Podcast #141

A Last Minute Feel-Good Way to Reduce Your 2017 Taxes


Elaine Martyn from Fidelity Charitable explains how donor-advised funds can help others and reduce your 2017 taxes. Retirement jitters, a retirement crisis, and 7 ways to teach your kids the value of saving for retirement to help them avoid both the jitters and the crisis. Plus, is there any way to undo rolling a 401(k) into a 403(b) annuity? And … Read more

Guest:  Elaine Martyn Elaine Martyn

Podcast #140

How To Live a Luxe Life & Still Save Money

The Luxe Strategist offers six secrets to splurging on nice things while still saving 50% of your income. Joe and Big Al cover the latest on Trump tax reform, the retirement crisis, 7 Retirement Catch Up Strategies for Lifelong Procrastinators, and why caller Maria maybe shouldn’t trade options. Plus, the fellas confess to their worst impulse purchases.

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Guest:  The Luxe Strategist The Luxe Strategist

Podcast #139

Losing Money Sucks. Time for Asset Protection

Asset protection attorney Doug Lodmell has the secrets to keeping your money safe in the event of a lawsuit. Social Security benefits and 401(k) contributions are going up, but the 401(k) thing may also be a nightmare. Al’s got 6 myths about freezing your credit in the wake of the Equifax double debacle, and the fellas answer your emails on … Read more

Guest:  Doug S. Lodmell, J.D., LL.M. Doug Lodmell

Podcast #138