Your Financial Mission

National Distracted Investor Awareness Month

They say these days that there’s a holiday of every day of the year. It’s kind of true. In fact, the month of April, for example, is home to Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, Fresh Florida Tomato Month, Fresh Celery Month, Multiple Birth Awareness Month and National Soft Pretzel Month (sorry hard pretzels, you guys have to wait until the overall National Pretzel Month in October). What does all this have to with finances? Well, April is also National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which gave us the idea to discuss some of things that distract us financially. And since every single other thing in existence gets a holiday, we’ll make up our own to discuss on this week’s podcast. It’s National Distracted Investor Awareness Month. We’ll reveal the distractions that often peel our attention away from being good investors and savers and give you tips on how to stay on track.

 

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His And Her Retirement Planning

If you’re married, then this will come as no surprise. It takes two to complete a successful retirement plan. On this podcast, we’ll look at how husbands and wives have different financial goals and how that creates conflict. We’ll, of course, also explore how to resolve that conflict to establish a solid financial plan.

 

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In the News: The Labor And Housing Markets

There have been a lot of interesting headlines in the news lately. On this podcast, we’ll cover recent stories about the labor market and how it seems most people who want to work are actually working. Is that a good sign for the overall economy? Home prices are skyrocketing across the country. Are we just setting ourselves up for another crash like we saw last decade?

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The Financial Olympics

Using the 2018 Winter Olympic Games as inspiration, let’s turn our attention to the not-quite-as-popular Financial Olympics (coming soon to an obscure cable channel near you). If you have a great financial coach, you’ll probably do very well at these events. Let’s see how that advisor will prep you for the games.

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In The News: Are Robots Taking Over?

In the past year, several economists have talked about the impact of increased automation in the labor market, or to put it more plainly, robots taking jobs away from people. We'll find out about J'Neanne's take on this trend and how real the threat is of people losing their jobs to robots in the future.

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Mailbag: Age Gaps, Rental Property, Too Conservative

Answering your questions from the mailbag about selling rental property, planning for a couple when there's an age gap, and conservative investing. Also, what should you do if one spouse has a ton saved for retirement, but the other spouse doesn't? We'll answer that question and more on this week's "Your Financial Mission".

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In The News: Interest Rates Creeping Up

The Fed decided to raise interest rates slightly in December. Let's discuss what it might mean for you. 

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The Cryptocurrency Game

It seems like there’s a new company every week getting involved in the bitcoin/cryptocurrency game. Is this phenomenon worth exploring for the average investor?

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Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

There are a lot of changes, trends and issues we’ll face in the coming years in the financial world. How optimistic should you be about each of them? We’ll cover whether you should see the financial landscape as half full or half empty.

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Common 401(k) Questions

A lot of Americans have 401(k) accounts. Let’s cover some of the common questions we get from 401(k) owners. You probably have some of these questions on your mind anyway. Oh, and this advice generally applies if you have a 403(b) or similar type of account, too.

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