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Everything You Know About Money Is Wrong

6/14/2019
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Everything you know about money is probably wrong, and holding you back from success in your financial life! Well, today that will change in this episode of the Money Guy Show we are going to straighten it all out for you. For more details, please visit the show notes on our website: https://www.moneyguy.com/2019/06/everything-you-know/

Duration:00:42:49

The Truth About the FIRE Movement

6/7/2019
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The FIRE Movement. What is it? Who’s doing it? Should I do it? Is it good or bad? How do I do it? These are all questions you may ask yourself when you hear people talking about the FIRE Movement. We cover all of this and so much more in this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show. You may notice that we have a special visitor for this episode. Brian is out of the office visiting his favorite mouse (if you guessed Mickey, you'd be right)! Gabe Talley from our team joins us and shares his...

Duration:01:03:52

Average 401(k) Balance by Age: Are You Behind?

5/31/2019
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How does your 401(k) balance measure up against your peers? Do you have enough or are you behind? When we meet with potential clients, most of them want to know the answer to these two questions: Where am I?Where am I headed? Tune in to this week’s episode as we share the average 401(k) balance by age and answer the question of whether or not you're behind with your retirement savings. For more details, please visit the show notes on our website:...

Duration:00:51:26

How To Simplify Your Finances

5/24/2019
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Keep it simple, Sam or Sally! How do you KISS gpur complicated financial life good-bye? When I was younger and working as an accountant, I used to dream about being a sophisticated financial person. I wanted to have a complicated tax return, because I felt that meant I had a great life. Be careful what you wish for because later in life I had a complicated financial life and began to think what I can do change it. Simple may not be sexy and may not turn heads, but it can give you...

Duration:00:56:39

How To Financially Prepare For Your Death While You’re Still Young

5/17/2019
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What is one of the most shocking statistics that impacts your finances? Spoiler Alert: It affects everyone regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, or where you live. If you guessed mortality, you'd be correct. 100% of us will die. We know that this is not something to take lightly, and here at the Money Guy Show, our goal is to make sure that you and your family are financially prepared for all of life’s seasons. Are you and your loved ones financially prepared and protected for...

Duration:00:35:56

How To Bulletproof Your Marriage Financially

5/10/2019
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One of the biggest decisions you will make in your life is marriage! As you know, here at the Money Guy show, marriage and finance has always been a very important topic. Money creates a unique dynamic within any marriage, and how you manage it can strengthen or undermine this significant relationship. The inspiration for today's episode actually comes from a personal situation. I was on a trip with some of my old Georgia neighbors when my wife called me in a panic. She shared that she...

Duration:00:57:22

How To Plan for Your Financial Future as a Stay-at-Home Spouse

5/3/2019
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You are in for a special treat this week! We are doing #AskTheMoneyGuy right here in the studio. Every week we answer listener requested questions, but this week we felt we wanted to dedicate more time and make this question into a full show. Are you the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for your household? Perhaps more specifically, are you a stay-at-home spouse who manages all the household finances? If you have ever wondered about retirement, social security, or your financial future in...

Duration:00:20:01

Average Debt By Age (And What To Do About It)

4/26/2019
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Debt is a four letter word. Is that a coincidence or a consequence? In this week’s episode, we take a deep dive into each age group and what debt should look like at each stage. If your boat is leaking because of debt, cash flow issues, or making monthly payments is a struggle, then you want to take control of your finances immediately so you can get on the path to financial independence. This episode can help you do just that! Tune into this week’s episode as we walk you through how you...

Duration:01:04:20

4 Life-Changing Investment Accounts That You May Not Know About!

4/19/2019
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There are four accounts that you may or may not be aware of that can change your financial life. This is not clickbait, we want to share with you about these accounts because they can transform your finances. We were inspired to produce today’s episode from the many emails and questions we have received from you, our loyal listeners. As you know, The Money Guy Show exists to help you make simple and smart choices with your money. We are passionate about everyone saving for the future, and...

Duration:00:43:05

The Rule of 3: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions

4/12/2019
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The Rule of 3! Have you ever noticed that you are only able to hold three or four key concepts at a time? That applies to your finances as well. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is just an example of the Rule of 3 concept. We wanted to have an episode where we break down the financial basics to set you up for success. Tune in to this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show as we discuss the Rule of 3 and how you can apply it your finances. For more details, please visit the show...

Duration:00:35:30

Never Be Manipulated Again into Making Bad Financial Decisions!

4/5/2019
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What if we told you there is an entire category of words that can be used to manipulate your financial decisions? After all, one of the major components of marketing is being able to persuade people to buy a product or service. But what happens when these same marketing tactics are used in financial services? Here at the Money Guy Show, we believe that knowledge is power. We always want to share the best information that can equip you to reach your financial goals, and that includes...

Duration:00:27:04

Financial Decisions You Hope Your Friends Make

3/29/2019
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Should you buy a second home, RV, timeshare, or a boat? Chances are they could be horrible for your financial life, but, if your lucky, your friends may make these purchases. We all have friends, and as humans we are hardwired to stand out from our peers. Sometimes our peers make financial decisions that would not be great for our personal finances, but we can take advantage of those purchases that they have decided to make. We recorded a show back in 2016 where we discussed financial...

Duration:00:44:09

Top Investing Lessons from Warren Buffett in 2018: Letter to Shareholders

3/22/2019
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What did Warren Buffett tell us about personal finance in 2018? It may not be Christmas, but it certainly feels like it when the “Oracle of Omaha” shares his wisdom with us. There have been many of you asking when we are going to cover Warren Buffett’s letter to shareholders. That day has finally arrived! Buffett shares that there are many things to be excited about, as well as future opportunities for all of us. In today's episode, we share the most important investment lessons he...

Duration:00:34:03

Understanding Your Rate of Return (RoR)

3/15/2019
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Do you know the power of your Rate of Return (RoR)? This week’s Money Guy episode is about all things rate of return. If you have ever wondered what a reasonable rate of return is or how to actually calculate it and make sense of it, then this show is for you! You always want to make sure that your rate of return reflects you and what your needs are for your financial road map. Our goal for all of our listeners is for you to attain financial independence, and we want to make sure that you...

Duration:00:43:36

How to Invest a Windfall of Cash: Dollar Cost Averaging vs. Lump Sum Investing

3/8/2019
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This week’s Money Guy Episode is inspired by an article written by Nick Maggiulli Of Dollars and Data on February 19, 2019 titled "How to Invest a Lump Sum” that talks about what you should do if you suddenly experience a windfall of money. As it turns out, we also did a show on this very topic less than a year ago where we discussed whether or not you should take a lump sum or a dollar cost average approach to your investing. So, this week’s episode is a reboot that allows us to apply...

Duration:00:24:18

Financial Advisors Reveal Their WORST Financial Mistakes!

3/1/2019
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Do you know where wisdom comes from? It comes from learning from your mistakes. Back in 2013, we had an episode where we shared the mistakes we had made. Now in 2019 we are revisiting and updating our list of mistakes and sharing those with you today. Tune in to this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show as we cover Money Guy misses remastered. We are human and make mistakes, too! By sharing our mistakes with you, we hope that it will help you avoid the financial mistakes we made and...

Duration:00:58:32

The #1 Reason Why 70% of Wealthy Families Lose All Their Money

2/22/2019
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Your kids, grandkids, great-grandkids could go broke if you do not fix this problem. Yes, that may seem a bit harsh, but when you look at the statistics of generational wealth building it is very somber. 70% of rich families lose their wealth by the 2nd generation70% of family-owned businesses fail and/or sold by the 2nd generation86% of millionaires are first generation. Tune in to this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show as we reveal the secrets to sustaining your wealth through future...

Duration:00:27:32

What to Know Before You File Your 2018 Taxes

2/15/2019
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Hold on to your seats for this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show! We’re talking 2018 tax changes and planning opportunities, and it has us over-the-moon excited. As many of you know, Brian is a CPA and prepared client taxes for 16 years. Therefore, we’re sure you can imagine just how joyful he is to geek-out over this important topic we cover in this episode of the Money Guy Show. We cover a lot of ground in this show, so you may want to have your pen and notepad handy so you can jot...

Duration:00:42:11

Here Are The Best Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed!

2/8/2019
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Are you self-employed or have a side hustle? Then this episode is for you! What are your options for retirement planning as a self-employed person? What are the pros and cons of each option? You want to make the correct decision for your short and long term goals to achieve financial independence. We love that you guys are out there, whether you are self-employed or hustling on the side, working so hard to create more income to achieve your goals and dreams. You should let your money work...

Duration:00:25:52

401k Plans Deconstructed

2/1/2019
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You know that here at The Money Guy Show, we don’t just want you to save toward retirement. We want you to save as much as possible toward retirement and as early as possible! We especially want you to contribute enough to your employer-sponsored retirement plan so that you get that employer-match. Free money! But how do 401k plans work? And what information should you have handy so that you can maximize your contributions to this effective retirement-savings vehicle? Tune in this week to...

Duration:00:44:45