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The podcast for independent investors seeking capital gains AND income. That’s Total Returns.

The podcast for independent investors seeking capital gains AND income. That’s Total Returns.

Location:

United States

Description:

The podcast for independent investors seeking capital gains AND income. That’s Total Returns.

Twitter:

@susanlyons

Language:

English

Contact:

7202804426


Episodes

The Difference Between an Investment Advisor and an Investment Coach – TR020

12/3/2019
"I was talking to a friend of mine who’s a retired investment advisor. I told her about what we’re doing at the Income Investors to teach people a new way to invest for income and she laughed and said “Thank goodness I’m retired. This is the kind of stuff that puts people like me out of business!” This Week’s Total Return: 26.75% 14.16% capital gains + 12.59% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: The 4 different professionals you can hire to help manage your money.The 3 big advantages...

Duration:00:15:22

How to Find Your North Star – TR019

11/26/2019
Do you ever get the feeling that something’s off? Like you can’t really put your finger on it but you just feel unmotivated and unfulfilled and you can’t figure out why? In this episode, we’re going to talk about that. And I’ll share how I fixed it for myself so that you might find your way out of it, too. This Week’s Total Return: 26.89% 14.30% capital gains + 12.59% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: The real reason you might feel unmotivated or unfulfilled.My Value Discovery...

Duration:00:15:37

80% of Investors Suffer From This Disorder – TR018

11/13/2019
Behavioral economists say that 4 out of 5 investors suffer from a little-known disorder that could lead to huge losses in the market. Do you have it? Let’s find out - the Doctor is in. This Week’s Total Return: 27.61% 14.99% capital gains + 12.62% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: The common disorder that 80% of investors suffer from… and how to avoid it.How to perform a 4-point stock ‘checkup’ to determine if you should hold or sell.The problem with stock analysts ‘consensus.’A...

Duration:00:12:46

Are You Too Old To Start A Dividend Growth Portfolio? – TR017

11/6/2019
If there’s one thing that drives me nuts it’s when someone says they’re too old to do something. Like start a business or an investment plan or take up a new sport. If you look at my style of income investing and think, I’m too old for that to work, you just told a lie to your own self. And if there’s one person you shouldn’t be lying to, it’s your own self. This Week’s Total Return: 28% 15.27% capital gains + 12.73% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: What dividend growth investing...

Duration:00:16:10

How Stock Buybacks Increase Your Returns – TR016

10/29/2019
I think the first time I really understood the concept of supply and demand was in 1981. I had a part-time job at Sears and my little sister wanted a Cabbage Patch kid for Christmas. My Mom told me to do what I had to do to make sure she got that doll. I got it. Her name was Dolores Dotty, my sister was thrilled, and I got to bribe a dock worker to make sure that Cabbage Patch kid literally fell off the truck. This Week’s Total Return: 26.11% 13.46% capital gains + 12.65% income yield. In...

Duration:00:14:53

The Only Number That Matters to an Income Investor – TR015

10/15/2019
Remember that movie A Few Good Men when Jack Nicholson, the corrupt General, was testifying and he yelled out “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!” Sometimes that’s what I feel like telling folks when they ask how they should be investing. This Week’s Total Return: 26.56% 13.89% capital gains + 12.67% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: The ONLY number that matters to income investors (I guarantee it's not what you think).Why you should think of your portfolio as a...

Duration:00:13:25

How to Calculate the True Value of a Stock – TR014

10/2/2019
It's the biggest question stock investors have - what is the true value of a stock. In this episode, I give you 5 ways to answer that question. This Week’s Total Return: 28.39% 16.00% capital gains + 12.39% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: Five ways you can value a stock to try to determine for yourself if your overpaying, paying just the right amount, or getting it for a discount.A deep dive into the 5 valuation formulas: Historical Multiples, PE Ratio, PS Ratio, Analysts...

Duration:00:15:52

My Secret Value Investing Strategy – TR013

9/24/2019
Want to find a great stock on sale that you can buy for cheap? Look no further than CEO's Gone Wild. This Week’s Total Return: 30.55% 18.13% capital gains + 12.42% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: My secret, proprietary value investing strategy to buy the best stocks the minute they go on sale.What value investing is and how it differs from income or growth investing.The Graham's Number formula - how most value investors like Warren Buffett find value stocks.Why and how my secret...

Duration:00:19:53

The Coffee Can Portfolio to Survive Any Market – TR012

9/10/2019
Investors who are in it for the long haul (like me) are just looking for our stock soulmates to stuff in a coffee can and hold for a long, long time. This Week’s Total Return: 28.2% 15.85% capital gains + 12.35% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: The 3 things you need to be a successful investor. (Not trader; investor)How to find your 'stock soulmates' to stick in a coffee can so they can grow and compound forever.The 4 indicators I use to figure out what the heck is actually going...

Duration:00:18:47

Passive Real Estate Investing vs Active Real Estate Investing – TR011

9/3/2019
I’ve been an active real estate investor and a passive real estate investor and passive wins all day every day and twice on Sunday. In this Total Returns episode, I show you exactly how much more equity and income you can make by not lifting a finger. This Week’s Total Return: 27.97% 15.66% capital gains + 12.31% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: The difference between active real estate investing and passive real estate investing.What real estate investment trusts are and the 12...

Duration:00:18:28

How to Make Peer to Peer Loans for Income – TR010

8/28/2019
Today I'm sharing a relatively new income investment strategy that’s simple, high-yielding, doesn’t require a stock brokerage account (because it’s not in the stock market) and has a super low minimum investment amount. It’s called Peer to Peer Lending or p2p for short. This Week’s Total Return: 29.79% 17.53% capital gains + 12.26% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: What is peer to peer (p2p) lending and how it works for investorsThe 3 platforms I’ve personally tested, the type of...

Duration:00:18:40

Selling Options for Instant Income – TR009

8/20/2019
Everyone knows there are two ways to make money on stocks you own - capital gains when you sell for more than you bought and income from dividends. But did you know there's a third way that creates cash on demand? Yep, this one's all about selling options for instant income, y'all! This Week’s Total Return: 31.46% 19.25% capital gains + 12.21% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: How to trade stock options for income on demand - whether you own the stock or not!The top two option...

Duration:00:17:08

Angel Investing for Income – TR008

8/14/2019
Want to be an angel investor like the folks on Shark Tank and get a guaranteed income stream while doing it? This episode is all about turning the VC model on its head by investing in debt instead of equity and being an... Income Angel. This Week’s Total Return: 30%. 18.86% capital gains + 12.14% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: What angel investing is and why it only has a 1% success rate when you do it the 'traditional' way.How Title III of the JOBS Act changed things forever...

Duration:00:20:12

Investing in Baby Bonds – TR007

8/6/2019
What's safe like a bond but pays and trades like a high-yield stock? This episode is all about baby bonds aka exchange-traded debt securities. Our secret honey hole of income investing goodness. This Week’s Total Return: 30.36%. 18.38% capital gains + 11.98% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: What a baby bond is and how it differs from traditional bonds.Where baby bonds fall in the 'capital stack.'How and where to buy baby bonds and my tips for investing.Risks of investing in baby...

Duration:00:18:44

How to Avoid a Dividend Yield Trap – TR006

7/30/2019
It's the biggest debate in income investing - high yield vs low yield. In this episode, I’ll share with you why you want to target high yields as long as they can afford those yields. You'll learn how to quickly determine if a company can afford to pay us... now and in the future. This Week’s Total Return: 32.78%. 20.73% capital gains + 12.05% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: What a high-yield is... and isn't.The weird, inverse relationship between share price and dividend...

Duration:00:18:22

How to Give Yourself a Raise When the Market Crashes – TR005

7/23/2019
Income investing gives us a lot of options when the stock market gets rocky. In this episode, I'll share with you one of the best things about investing for income. That's the ability to give yourself a raise when markets crash. Yep, when other folks are crying at their dinner parties, we're giving ourselves a raise! This Week’s Total Return: 33.6%. 21.55% capital gains + 12.05% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: All about cost basis, dividend yield, and yield on cost.The weird,...

Duration:00:18:21

Dividends and Compounding – TR004

7/16/2019
Income investing is driven by two powerful concepts - dividends and compounding. Listen in to this episode to hear what they are, how they drive your investment income, and ultimately generate wealth. This Week’s Total Return: 36%. 23.94% capital gains + 12.06% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: How, why, and when companies pay dividends to shareholders.How Costco gave me a big bonus (and saves us a lot on good vodka).The total income our Income Investors Academy Portfolio produces...

Duration:00:16:37

Milk Your Cows – TR003

7/10/2019
Income investing requires a completely different mindset. Listen in to this episode to hear the big differences between what we do and what the mainstream financial 'experts' suggest. Because if you do it 'their' way, you're guaranteed to run out of money if you live too long. This Week’s Total Return: 36.42%. 24.35% capital gains + 12.07% income yield. In this episode, you’ll learn: An income investing metaphor - the Tale of Two Farmers.How to calculate yield on cost and give yourself a...

Duration:00:22:17

I12 Income Acceleration System – TR002

7/10/2019
Learn all about the I12 Income Acceleration System of income investing. The simple investment strategy, developed by financial coach Susan Lassiter-Lyons, pays you instant income, gives you raises when markets crash, and beats the S&P 500 returns by more than 400%. Making money one way is... great. But making money three ways is AWESOME!Susan Lassiter-Lyons This Week's Total Return: 36.42%. 24.35% capital gains + 12.07% income yield. In this episode, you'll learn: The 80/15/5 bucket style of...

Duration:00:37:14

Total Returns Intro Episode – TR001

6/19/2019
Learn all about Total Returns and our I12 Income Acceleration System. The simple investment strategy, developed by financial coach Susan Lassiter-Lyons, pays you instant income, gives you raises when markets crash, and beats the S&P 500 returns by more than 400% I like the money that my money makes. But I like the money that my money's money makes even more.Susan Lassiter-Lyons In this episode, you'll learn: The personal tragedy that led Susan to the big realization that income investing is...

Duration:00:14:02