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Welcome to FFG's Financial Insights Podcast, where we review subjects relevant to investing, and topics that impact our clients and their plans for retirement.Investment advice is offered through Ford Financial Group, a Registered Investment Advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial. The Financial Advisors of Ford Financial Group are also Registered Representatives with and securities are offered through LPL Financial, Member SIPC, www.sipc.org.For a list of states in which we are registered to do business, please visit www.FordFG.com.1-856451

Welcome to FFG's Financial Insights Podcast, where we review subjects relevant to investing, and topics that impact our clients and their plans for retirement.Investment advice is offered through Ford Financial Group, a Registered Investment Advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial. The Financial Advisors of Ford Financial Group are also Registered Representatives with and securities are offered through LPL Financial, Member SIPC, www.sipc.org.For a list of states in which we are registered to do business, please visit www.FordFG.com.1-856451
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Welcome to FFG's Financial Insights Podcast, where we review subjects relevant to investing, and topics that impact our clients and their plans for retirement.Investment advice is offered through Ford Financial Group, a Registered Investment Advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial. The Financial Advisors of Ford Financial Group are also Registered Representatives with and securities are offered through LPL Financial, Member SIPC, www.sipc.org.For a list of states in which we are registered to do business, please visit www.FordFG.com.1-856451

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855-449-8669


Episodes

Meet the Advisor - Nik Redmond

9/16/2019
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In our "Meet the Advisor" series, we chat with the financial advisors of FFG to learn more about their background, personal lives, and approach to investing and financial planning. In this episode, we talk with Nik Redmond, a Certified Financial Planner whose career began in the Chicago, where he was a floor trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). He joined FFG nearly a decade ago, where he helps clients develop investing strategies tailored to their needs. Tracking...

Duration:00:16:32

Episode 15 - Young Investors & Recessions

9/9/2019
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Brian, Nik, and Ryan delve into the question of how recessions might impact young investors. Should they worry about their retirement portfolios, or do recessions actually benefit their investments? We try to answer the question of what these younger investors (under 50) should really be worried about if recession is on the horizon. Tracking # 1-882558 Music Attribution: Hopeful Start by John Bartman, License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike License)

Duration:00:11:48

Episode 14 - What's New with Social Security? Seven Things for 2019.

9/3/2019
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In this episode we touch on how Social Security paid a small cost-of-living adjustment this year. We also talk about how the COLA is determined, put it into context, and see what it means for your Social Security benefits going forward. Another number affected by the cost-of-living adjustment is the earnings test threshold. We cover about how much you can earn in 2019 without having benefits withheld if you claim Social Security before full retirement age. Next, we talk about taxes, both...

Duration:00:26:25

Episode 13 - Nik and Brian Discuss the Inverted Yield Curve

8/26/2019
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In this episode Nik and Brian discuss the "yield curve," what it is, and why it may be a good predictor of coming recessions... even though it doesn't tell us exactly when a recession may hit or how bad it may be. In August, a brief inversion of the yield curve between 10 Year treasury rate and 2 year treasury rate, which rattled equity markets. Tracking # 1-882558 Music Attribution: Hopeful Start by John Bartman, License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike License

Duration:00:14:35

Episode 12 - Is a Trade Deal Still Possible?

8/19/2019
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Markets don't like uncertainly, but thanks to the trade skirmish between the US and China, they are getting a heavy dose of it now. In this episode Brian and Ryan discuss whether a trade deal between the US and China is still possible, what might motivate the two countries to reach an agreement, and what the effects would be on markets if a deal was reached..... or if one isn't. Tracking # 1-881777 Music Attribution: Hopeful Start by John Bartman, License CC BY-SA 4.0...

Duration:00:10:13

Meet the Advisor - Robert Farmer

8/13/2019
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In our "Meet the Advisor" series, we chat with the financial advisors of FFG to learn more about their background, personal lives, and approach to investing and financial planning. In this episode, we talk with Robert Farmer, an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) and Central Valley native with 25 years of experience helping individuals meet their financial needs by developing investment plans around their long-term goals and risk tolerance. Tracking #1-880907 Music Attribution: Hopeful...

Duration:00:13:07

Episode 11 - The FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) Movement

8/6/2019
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Have you ever thought about retiring early? No.... we mean REALLY early. If so, the "FIRE" movement could be for you. In this episode we discuss what the FIRE movement is, how people are using this money management philosophy to try and retire super early, and how realistic the FIRE scenario really is. Tracking # 1-879324 Music Attribution: Hopeful Start by John Bartman, License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike License)

Duration:00:14:12

Episode 10 - S&P 500 Hits Target—Time to Sell?

7/29/2019
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The S&P 500 Index is within 1% of LPL Research's fair value S&P 500 target of 3,000 after rallying 20% this year and broaching that target several times in July. Now that we’re close to reaching the target, is it time to sell? Tracking # 1-875094 Music Attribution: Hopeful Start by John Bartman, License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike License)

Duration:00:06:24

Episode 9 - Can Stocks Predict the Next President?

7/22/2019
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In this episode we review how the stock market may give clues on who may win future presidential elections. Tracking # 1-874513 Music Attribution: Hopeful Start by John Bartman, License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike License)

Duration:00:10:13

Meet the Advisor - Steve Jolly

7/15/2019
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In our "Meet the Advisor" series, we chat with the financial advisors of FFG to learn more about their background, personal lives, and approach to investing and financial planning. In our second episode, we talk with Steve Jolly, who has served the San Joaquin Valley community as a financial advisor and wealth manager for 30 years. Tracking #1-870733 Music Attribution: Hopeful Start by John Bartman, License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike License)

Duration:00:21:09

Meet the Advisor - Carole Ford

7/3/2019
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In our "Meet the Advisor" series, we chat with the financial advisors of FFG to learn more about their background, personal lives, and approach to investing and financial planning. In the inaugural episode, we talk with Carole Ford, the founder of Ford Financial Group, and discuss how she got started and worked to grow the firm to what it has become. Tracking #1-867910 Music Attribution: Hopeful Start by John Bartman, License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike License)

Duration:00:15:40

Episode 8 - Teaching Kids About Money

6/24/2019
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In this episode we review our most recent newsletter and discuss various techniques of how to teach your young ones about money. Tracking # 1-865630 Music Attribution: Hopeful Start by John Bartman, License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike License)

Duration:00:21:47

Episode 7 - Social Security Basics

6/6/2019
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In this episode we discuss some of the basics of Social Security, such as the mechanics of how benefits are calculated, the choice of what age to start collecting benefits, and some of the rules about spousal benefits and how things like death or divorce can affect them. Tracking # 1-859645 Music Attribution: Hopeful Start by John Bartman, License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike License)

Duration:00:26:55

Episode 6 - Required Minimum Distributions

5/30/2019
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In this episode we discuss the details and rules surrounding Required Minimum Distributions, including when the distributions must be taken, how much, and by whom. Tracking # 1-856532 Music Attribution: Hopeful Start by John Bartman, License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike License)

Duration:00:16:20

Episode 5 - Saving for College

5/15/2019
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In this episode we discuss the use of 529 College Savings Plans to help parents and students save for the ever-increasing costs with college. We cover the key items that make 529 College Savings Plans such a useful tool, as well as some of the drawback and limitations. We also touch on the cost differences between various public and private universities, and the projected increase in costs for tuition over the next decade. Prior to investing in a 529 Plan investors should consider whether...

Duration:00:22:24

Episode 4 - Earnings Season

4/15/2019
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In this episode we discuss what "earnings season" is, and why it may impact the the direction of the markets and, therefore, your portfolio. We touch on how a company's earnings means for a company's stock price (the price/earnings ratio), and what may be ahead for markets in the short term. Tracking # 1-842817 Music Attribution: Hopeful Start by John Bartman, License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike License)

Duration:00:15:31

Episode 3 - Yield Curve

4/10/2019
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Lately the subject of the "yield curve" has been covered quite a bit by the financial media and has led to lots of questions about it from clients. So, in our third episode we discuss what the yield curve is, what it means when it flattens and inverts, and how it might potentially impact markets and investment porfolios. Tracking # 1-839904 Music Attribution: Hopeful Start by John Bartman, License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike License)

Duration:00:15:33

Episode 2 - Fiduciary

4/9/2019
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In our second episode we try to help clients answer the questions "what is a fiduciary?" Tracking #: 1-840308 Music Attribution: Hopeful Start by John Bartman, License CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike License)

Duration:00:13:53

Episode 1 - Markets, Rates, Insurance

3/15/2019
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In our first episode we discuss recent market volatility, the effects that continued low interest rates may have on bond portfolios and consumers, and we finish with a financial planning issue relating to retiree healthcare before age 65. Music Attribution: Title: Hopeful Start Artist: John Bartman License: CC BY-SA 4.0 (Attribution-ShareAlike License)

Duration:00:10:43