February08

Investing Amid Market Volatility

It has been a rough year for investors. U..S stock indexes have plunged into correction territory (down 10 percent from the recent peak) for the second time in six months and the big swings are testing every investor’s internal fortitude. The bad start to the year is causing a bit of déjà vu all over
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February06

Murky January Jobs Report Will Keep Fed on Hold

The January jobs report did little to help the Fed prepare for its March policy meeting. The US economy added 151,000 jobs last month, slightly lower than expectations; and the unemployment rate edged down to 4.9 percent, the lowest level since February 2008, even as about half a million Americans joined the labor force. That’s progress, but
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February06

#257 Super Bowl Show with Mohamed El-Erian

It doesn’t get any better than spending an hour with the great economist, Dr. Mohamed El-Erian, author of the new book, “The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability, and Avoiding the Next Collapse“. Mohamed is Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz and chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council and if that doesn’t keep him busy enough,
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February05

Love and Money

Just in time for the Valentine’s celebration, CreditCards.com released a report that was sobering. 13 million Americans have committed financial infidelity by hiding a bank or credit card account from a spouse or partner. Maybe you can get away with your financial infidelity for a period of time, but just like the other kind of
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January30

Do Rotten Stock Markets Indicate Economic Trouble Ahead?

January was a rotten month for stock markets, but what is the action is telling us? Is the economy about to careen into a recession or did stocks get ahead of the broader economy and are now resetting lower, to a more reasonable level? My guess is that it’s the later, but the answer will only
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January29

#256 Which Candidate is Best for Your Money?

The political season finally kicks off with Monday’s Iowa Caucus. But for months, all of the candidates from both parties are talking about how they would improve your bottom line. To help us figure out what’s going on, we invited Money Magazine’s Senior Writer Ian Salisbury to parse the rhetoric. If you want more information, check
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January23

Recession Fears Escalate

The recent turmoil in global markets has wiped out about $4 trillion in value this year. It has also spurred a new round of recession calls. It’s been nearly seven years since the last recession and while there is a case to be that we might be due for one, the folks at Capital Economics
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January23

#255 Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

Special guest Helaine Olen, co-author of “The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated” returns to the show to discuss her new book and what ten steps you can take to simplify your life. Helaine’s previous book, “Pound Foolish” is a must-read for anyone who wants to know about the dark side of
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January16

Will Stock Correction Lead to Bear Market?

The first two weeks of the year have been the worst ever for US stock indexes. Indexes are now in correction territory for the second time in six months and the big swings are testing every investor’s internal fortitude and begging the question: will the correction lead to the first bear market in nearly seven
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January15

#254 Talking Bout My Generation, File and Suspend

Cam Marston, a leading expert on the difference among generations in the workplace, joins the show to help us become better co-workers, bosses and employees. Marston’s books, articles, columns, and blog describe and analyze the major generations of our time: Matures (born before 1946), Baby Boomers, (born 1946-64), Generation X (born 1965-79), and Millennials (born 1980-2000). 
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