September04

#235 The Labor Day Show

As Serena Williams tries to make tennis history, tune into the Grand Slam of money shows! We started with Bob, who is 72 years old. Half of his $3 million nest egg is invested in rental real estate: Is that too much? Download the podcast on iTunes Download the podcast on feedburner Download this week’s
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September02

Back to School for Your Money: Life Insurance

It’s National Life Insurance Awareness Month, a perfect time to tackle the complicated topic. According to the industry research group LIMRA, more than 70 million Americans know they need more life insurance, but many are worried about the cost and the process of actually purchasing coverage. Unfortunately, many are sold insurance policies that are too expensive or worse, which
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August31

Back to School for Your Money: Bonds

Now that the kids are back to school, it’s time to hit the books for you and your money, starting with one of the most misunderstood asset classes: BONDS. Companies have two basic ways to finance their operations: through stock and through bonds. When you purchase stock (“shares” or “equity”), it represents ownership of a
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August29

The Fed’s Two-Day Correction

There were ostensibly three factors behind the recent stock market correction: (1) fear of a slow down in China, which can’t be stopped regardless of measures out of Beijing; (2) a sell off in commodities, which is pressuring emerging markets; and (3) continued concern about when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates and how
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August28

#234 Leap with Tess Vigeland

Never let a correction ruin a great radio show! Our listeners did not seem at all spooked by the recent market gyrations, but did have some great questions. Mandy and her husband are accumulating cash and want to know what to do with it and Sharon needed advice for her daughter, who is carrying $200,000
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August26

Stock Market Correction 2015: 5 Investor To-Dos

The first stock market correction in nearly four years (in 2011, the S&P 500 sank by nearly 20 percent) has been a great reminder to investors of core concepts that can guide us through both good and bad times. First a note about this correction: it was long overdue. In statistics dating back to 1900
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August22

Correction Reflection

Time flies when investors are enjoying a bull market. It has been four, mostly blissful years since the last 10 percent correction for stock markets. Back then, the fragile economic recovery was at risk due to a Congressional battle over raising the US debt ceiling limit. This time around, we have plain old anxiety about
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August21

#233 The Non-Vacation Show, Part 2

Yes, I am on vacation, but never too busy to answer your great financial questions, especially after a volatile week that left the Dow, NASDAQ Composite and Russell 2000 in correction territory! Download the podcast on iTunes Download the podcast on feedburner Download this week’s show (MP3) Thanks to everyone who participated this week, especially
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August14

#232 The Non-Vacation Show, Part 1

Yes, I am on vacation, but never too busy to answer your great financial questions! Download the podcast on iTunes Download the podcast on feedburner Download this week’s show (MP3) Thanks to everyone who participated this week, especially Mark, the Best Producer in the World. Here’s how to contact us: Call 855-411-JILL and we’ll schedule
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August07

#231 Retirement in August

It’s hot across much of the country, but we cool down with dreams of retirement. Whether you are thinking about early retirement, tinkering with your asset allocation, considering an annuity, weighing lump sum or stream of income or just starting out, this is the show for you! Download the podcast on iTunes Download the podcast on
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