April22

US Government Shutdown, French Election

Here we go again…yet another chance for a government shutdown looms this week. The government is currently being funded by a continuing resolution (CR), passed in December 2016, through April 28, 2017, but there are still five months remaining for this fiscal year that need funding. Both chambers of Congress must pass a bill, which the
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April21

#320 The Power of Hitting the Pause Button

Before you think about hitting the pause button, at least get through the latest episode of Jill on Money, because it’s a good one! We started with Cindy in California, whose misfortune of losing her dad a couple years ago led to an inheritance worth more than $2 million.  But now Cindy is having a
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April15

Last Minute Tax Tips 2017

There’s good news for tax procrastinators: just one more day of suffering! This year’s tax filing deadline is midnight April 18th and if you’re getting a late start, here are some last minute tax tips via Q&A: What if you owe money, but can’t pay in full by the April 18th deadline? You should still
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April14

#319 Retirement Planning and the Silicon Valley Handbook

Before helping all you budding wannabe Silicon Valley entrepreneurs out there, we did a little retirement planning in hour one.  First we helped Pat in Virginia who’s in a unique situation.  Based on his calculations, Pat figures he’ll actually earn MORE in retirement than he does now.  Given this unusual scenario, Pat is wondering how he
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April08

Stormy Weather for March Jobs

Although it may seem like a lame excuse, stormy weather in March, which followed mild conditions in February, caused job creation to slump in March. The economy added a lower than expected 98,000 jobs and the number of Americans who were not at work due to bad weather was 195,000 in this report, 55,000 more
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April07

#318 Taking Charge of Your Career

Before helping you take charge of your career with my new best friend Nicole Lapin, we started off with some calls and emails.  First up was Nancy in Missouri, a business owner, who was wondering if it makes sense from a tax standpoint to keep making IRA contributions.  Next we chatted with Asa from New
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April04

How to Pay for College

As the college acceptance letters arrive, students are thrilled. However, while parents and grandparents are proud, they may also feel a little anxious about footing the bill for what they know is an important credential in today’s labor force. Before you sign on a dotted line, or heaven-forbid, raid your retirement account or borrow against
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April01

Retirement Planning Week 2017

Happy Retirement Planning Week! In honor of the celebration, it’s time to take stock of where Americans stand. According to the 2017 Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) Retirement Confidence Survey, we still have some work to do: 61 percent say they have saved for retirement 41 percent have calculated out how much money they will
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March31

#317 Being Scrappy and Playing Big

Talking about getting scrappy and fired up…that’s what happens when we start the show and the topic is annuities!  If you’re a regular listener, you know my stance.  I don’t hate every single annuity in the world.  But I do detest when a sales person tries to sell a 79 year old retiree, with no particular
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March29

Housing Market 2017: 6 Tips for Buyers and Sellers

The improving economy, a tighter labor market and rising consumer confidence are fueling the continued housing market recovery. In January, existing home sales jumped to their highest level since early 2007 and nationally, prices rose to a 31-month nominal high, with prices up 5.9 percent from a year ago. The National home price index is
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