Liz Ann Sonders (Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab & Co.) provides insight on what happened in the market in 2018 and her outlook for 2019. Liz Ann discusses the causes of recent market volatility, the Fed funds rate, the possibility of a recession in 2019...
Devin Carroll (Big Picture Retirement podcast, Social Security Intelligence blog) explains how sex could save Social Security and the surprising effect that immigration has on your Social Security benefits. Plus, Joe and Big Al answer your questions: How should I diversify from a single highly...
Marcus Garrett from Paychecks and Balances and author of Debt Free or Die Trying tells us the four simple actions he takes to make his New Years resolutions stick. Plus, Joe and Big Al answer your money questions: Do I owe taxes on a property gifted...
What do the increases in the Federal Reserve interest rates mean for the economy and our portfolios – and how can we benefit from the rate hikes? Lindsey Stanberry dishes about Refinery29 Money Diaries. Joe and Big Al answer your money questions on state vs. federal tax deductions, saving for retirement vs. paying debt, and […]
Julia Wang from ValuePenguin.com tells us which holiday scams are all the rage this season – and how to be smarter than the scammers. Joe and Al answer questions about Roth conversions, Medicare premiums, RMDs, and taxes; doing a 1031 exchange for rental real estate when you don’t really want the property, and what your […]
Todd Tresidder of FinancialMentor.com shares the surprising ways to reduce risk and increase returns as outlined in his new book, The Leverage Equation: How to Work Less, Make More, and Cut 30 Years off Your Retirement Plan. Joe and Big Al answer your money questions on real estate investing, buying a house with your 401(k) money, […]
Jefferson Lilly from Park Avenue Partners and the Mobile Home Park Investors podcast and LinkedIn group tells us why he thinks mobile home parks are the best real estate investment available. Plus, Joe and Big Al answer a whole slew of your money questions: what percentage of natural resources should be in your portfolio? How […]
JP Morgan’s Chief Global Strategist Dr. David Kelly discusses the mid-term elections, market volatility, interest rates, tariffs and trade wars, Brexit, his 2019 economic predictions, and what all of that means for you and me. How should you be invested now? Dr. Kelly also gives his opinions on value versus growth stocks, international stocks versus […]
Dr. Stephen Wendel, Head of Behavioral Science at Morningstar, talks about the challenges that keep us from making good investing decisions, and 9 simple actions we can take to create a better retirement for ourselves. Plus, a quick look at how companies helped get out the vote for the midterm elections and some market movers […]
How the most volatile month of the year affected Spotify and Apple, and how to avoid volatile markets and sequence of returns risk affecting your required minimum distributions. Plus, should a self-employed small business owner contribute to a solo Roth 401(k)? If you max your Roth IRA contributions and receive a company match, is that […]
The market has been in correction territory more than once over the past week, and Joe and Big Al explain why that’s a good thing. Plus, is the three bucket investing and withdrawal strategy good for large portfolios? What’s the real value of your net worth? Ways to protect your sanity and your money as […]
Jean Chatzky (NBC’s Today Show) talks about HerMoney.com, her new project giving women the confidence to lead the charge into the financial future. Plus, what women get wrong about money, how automation can help our health and our wealth, and why the gig economy isn’t helping. Joe and Big Al discuss the Uber IPO, taking […]
Brian Perry and Larry Swedroe on market volatility, whether, as President Donald Trump said, the Fed is crazy, and what 3 things you should do next to be like the greatest investor of all time, Warren Buffett. Plus, answers to your questions: can you roll a 401(k) into a home purchase? What’s a good allocation […]
Trump tax cuts are slated to sunset in 2025, but the House has passed the GOP bill to make them permanent. Life insurance settlements, or “Death Bonds,” are being offered as a “solution” to senior bankruptcies. Four different Roth conversion options to avoid a tax bracket jump, with a caveat. And answers to your questions: […]