May27

#273 Exploring a Minimalist LIfe with James Altucher

I recently listened to a podcast that prompted me to say aloud, “I need to interview this guy!” Thankfully in the social media age, I was able to tweet the host, James Altucher to let him know: Apr 30, 11:29am via Twitter for iPhone @jaltucher I just listened to your minimalist podcast and it blew me away…would you
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May21

Career Advice for Class of 2016

It’s that time of year when I am asked to offer career advice to recent college graduates. I always laugh when I think about the statement my dad (the options trader) gave me, before starting my first post-collegiate job as a commodities trader: “Do your job and don’t screw up!” Let me couch dad’s words
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May20

#272 How to be a Smarter and Richer Mom

Financial journalist, author and speaker Kimberly Palmer joins the show to discuss her new book “Smart Mom, Rich Mom” (order it here!). Kimberly says that the biggest problem families face is not preparing for the financial impact of kids. That’s amazing considering that raising a child costs $250,000– not including college! How will you pay
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May14

Are American Shoppers Spent?

Are American shoppers spent? That’s what it felt like when some of the nation’s big retailers released their earnings last week. Macy’s reported disappointing sales and slashed its guidance for the year; Kohl’s saw a surprising drop in comparable sales and logged its first slide in net sales in six quarters; Nordstrom’s results were impacted
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May13

#271 Will the Market Crash if Trump is Elected?

Investors spend a lot of time worrying about the market implications of the political season. Guest Taylor Tepper, who is a writer at Money, says that’s a mistake. Despite all of the worries about a Trump presidency, Taylor says that the stock market will NOT crash if Donald Trump were elected president. That’s just one of the topics
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May07

Why You Stink at Investing

Did you panic when markets tumbled earlier this year? Do you feel better now that they have stabilized? If so, you aren’t alone. The hardest part of being an investor – even a long-term one – is coming to terms with a terrible truth: we stink at investing because we are human beings. In fact,
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May07

April Jobs Report: The Two-Tiered Recovery

The April jobs report continued the saga of a two-tiered labor market. The economy added 160,000 jobs and the unemployment rate remained at 5 percent. Revisions to the previous two moths amounted to 19,000 fewer jobs than originally reported. But the broad numbers may not paint a true picture of the employment landscape. The biggest
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May06

#270 Stop Being a Lousy Investor

We are wired to be lousy investors, says guest Dan Egan, the Director of Behavioral Finance and Investments at Betterment. Dan explained that the very cognitive behaviors that distinguish human beings from other forms of life, can lead us astray. Unlike traditional economists, who believe that incentives, along with logical thought processes, will ultimately dominate our decisions, behavioral economists acknowledge
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April30

With Economy Stalling, Time to Sell in May and Go Away?

Should you follow the old Wall Street adage to “Sell in May and Go Away”? You might be tempted to do so, especially with economic growth crawling at a measly 0.5 percent annualized pace in the first quarter, consumer spending decelerating for the past nine months and corporate earnings on track for a third consecutive
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April29

#269 Behind the Curtain of Hedge Funds

What’s behind the curtain at those often-discussed, murky hedge funds? According to our guest Mark Spindel, the managers of these risky investment vehicles for the rich pretty much do what we do: try to figure out what’s going on in the world (aka assess the macro economic outlook), weigh the risks that exists and put money
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