Money Talks - August 24, 201408/25/14
This week on "Money Talks," Bil Lako, CFP®, is joined by Ben Crowe, CFP®, CFA, C.P.A. and Director of Research, Troy Harmon, CFA. The hosts discuss the inflation indicators, FOMC minutes and answer listeners’ questions on temporary living expenses,...
Economic Improvement Seen in Housing and Consumer Price Data
The markets took a break from worrying about Ukraine and to focus on domestic economic news.
Q and A Time: Wal-Mart’s Growth, Retirement Plan Contributions and...
The "Money Talks" hosts answer listeners’ questions on IRA and 401(k) contributions and the dollar stores.
Why We Have a Ten Year Rule
Bil Lako, CFP®, explains why a 10-year holding period matters and how higher interest rates affect your bond holdings.
Temporary Living Expenses
Ben Crowe, CFP®, CFA, C.P.A. joins "Money Talks" to help a listener with the deductibility of reimbursed living expenses.
Money Talks - August 17, 2014
This week on "Money Talks," Dr. Gene is joined by Bil Lako, CFP® and Ted Parrish, CFA, to discuss the improving housing market, the Fed’s taper, buying and selling strategies and listener questions on taxable estates, put all of your savings into a...
Stocks Higher in Light Summer Trading
Despite light summer trading, a tension relapse in Ukraine and negative economic news out of the Eurozone, the U.S. markets rose.
Q and A Time: Taxable Estate, Retirement Savings, Cable Providers and...
The "Money Talks" hosts address a variety of listeners’ questions, including those on cable providers, retirement savings and power companies in China.
The Fed Funds Rate and Interest Rates
Bond prices and interest rates are a supply and demand game.
Minimizing Taxes in Retirement
Should you be "taxaphobic," or do you prepare now for higher taxes later? Maybe a little bit of both.
Timing Your Trading Strategy
A listener wants to time trades with the market’s ups and downs. We weigh in.
Money Talks - August 10, 2014
Ben Crowe, CFP®, CFA, C.P.A., joins Dr. Gene and Teddy Parrish, CFA, to discuss the Services Index, chain store sales, and earnings from AIG, FOX, Disney, Coach and ICE. Ben addresses a listener question on Social Security disability benefits and Ted...
Markets End Week in Positive Territory Despite Mid-Week Tumble
The markets started the week strong and ended the week up, despite the rocky trading mid-week.
Q and A Time: Using a Pension to Fund a Home Purchase, Carlyle Group,...
The "Money Talks"hosts answer a variety of listeners’ questions on The Carlyle Group, SanDisk, and saving to a 401(k) if you plan on retiring early.
Managing a Concentrated Stock Position
When you have a position that comprises a large portion of your portfolio you need to ask yourself, if you sell and pay the capital gains tax can you retire? Generally, the answer will be yes.
Social Security Disability Benefits
The amount of your monthly disability check is based on your average lifetime earnings.
Money Talks - August 3, 2014
This week on "Money Talks," Matt Hames, CTFA, joins Bil Lako, CFP®, and Troy Harmon, CFA, to discuss the second quarter's GDP release, the latest minutes from the Fed and confusing earnings from Twitter. The hosts also address listener questions on...
Stocks Tumble on Fed’s Mixed View of Economy
Stocks fall more than 2% during the week on mixed economic views, losses in the European markets and a potential default by Argentina.
Q and A Time: Solo 401(k)s, Market Research Companies, Yelp and More
The "Money Talks" hosts address a variety of listener questions, including saving to a solo 401(k) and investment research companies.
The Earnings of Twitter
The "Money Talks" hosts discuss the problem with investing in Twitter at this time.
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