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401k vs Roth: Which is Better?

7/13/2018
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What's the difference between a traditional (pre-tax) IRA and a Roth IRA? We have your answers in this week's short episode of The Money Guy Show. While this is foundational financial advice, we share advanced skills you won't want to miss. For more details, please visit the show notes on our website: https://www.moneyguy.com/2018/07/401k-vs-roth-which-is-better/

Duration:00:18:58

How to Be a Tax-Free Millionaire

7/6/2018
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If there was a way for you to become a tax-free millionaire, do you think that would be something you'd want to know about? The good news is that there is a retirement vehicle that was designed to incentivize Americans to save toward retirement by allowing assets to grow tax-free, and it's known as a Roth IRA. You may be familiar with what a Roth IRA is but do you know all the reasons that make it such an amazing component to your overall retirement strategy? You're in luck because in this...

Duration:00:44:31

Timing the Market | Can Experts Be Trusted?

6/29/2018
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Tune in to this week's episode of The Money Guy Show as we discuss the sport of timing the market and what investors need to keep in mind. While we may enjoy speculating about what could happen, it's important to remember that no one can predict the future and that includes the financial future. Find out just how harmful it can be to investors when investment advisors and media personalities peddle predictions. Learn why your investment decisions should instead be based on your individual...

Duration:00:13:42

The Worst Mistakes You Could Make With Your Money, Part 2

6/22/2018
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This week's episode is the second installment of The Worst Mistakes You Could Make With Your Money. Last week, we addressed money mistakes to avoid in your 20s and 30s. This week, we share the money moves that are important to make in your 40s, 50s, and 60s. For more details, please visit the show notes on our website: https://www.moneyguy.com/2018/06/the-worst-mistakes-you-could-make-with-your-money-part-2/

Duration:00:45:16

The Worst Mistakes You Could Make With Your Money

6/15/2018
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There is an old saying that goes something like, "Mistakes are the best teachers." And while this is undoubtedly true, perhaps we can all agree that learning from other people's mistakes when it comes to our finances is way better than making them ourselves. In this week's episode of The Money Guy Show, we're doing just that! We are peeling back the curtain on the worst possible mistakes you could make with your money so that you can hopefully avoid making them in your own life. Heed the...

Duration:00:56:30

9 Ways To Lower Your Auto Insurance Bill

6/8/2018
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If you are interested in lowering your auto insurance bill and monthly premiums, then you'll want to tune in to this week's episode of The Money Guy Show. We share how you can save money and keep yourself protected. For more information, please visit the show notes on our website: https://www.moneyguy.com/2018/06/9-ways-to-lower-your-auto-insurance-bill/

Duration:00:16:12

What Wealthy People Know About Spending Money

6/1/2018
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When is it OK to spend money? It's very common for people who prioritize building wealth to shudder at the notion of spending it. After all, we as a tribe have self-selected out of this culture of consumerism and embraced a lifestyle of forced scarcity to help us reach financial goals and, ultimately, financial independence. But spending money isn't inherently bad. In fact, once you get to a place where your net worth is increasing faster than your income, you have likely reached a...

Duration:00:54:45

Why Americans Are Broke

5/25/2018
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Why are Americans broke? On May 15, 2018, Charles Schwab released their second annual Modern Wealth Index Assessment for 2018. What this report revealed is that Americans have some work to do to rightsize their finances. What was even more interesting, is that this Wealth Index Assessment identified the primary contributing factor as to why Americans aren't better off financially. Tune in to today's episode to find out why Americans are broke and what you can do to build wealth. For more...

Duration:00:18:07

Why The Tesla Model 3 Is The Best Car This Year!

5/18/2018
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We have an entirely different type of show for you today! Join Brian and Bo as they take you on a trip in Brian's Tesla Model 3. Yes, you heard that right, Brian and Bo take this week's show out of the studio and on the road. You'll want to watch this week's episode on YouTube if you can. This episode is part Tesla review, part car industry overview, and part how electric vehicles impact personal finance. For more details, please visit the show notes on our...

Duration:01:02:50

What You Need to Know About Whole Life vs. Term Insurance

5/11/2018
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Have you ever wondered if you should buy whole life or term insurance? Tune in to this week's mini-episode of The Money Guy Show as we review the two different types of life insurance policies and what you need to know about them both. For more details, please visit our website for show notes: https://www.moneyguy.com/2018/05/what-you-need-to-know-about-whole-life-vs-term-insurance/

Duration:00:11:41

Why Do Stocks Go Up (and Down)?

5/4/2018
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Part of what goes into making smart money choices is understanding your investments, how they work, and what impacts how they perform. That is why we take a deep dive into investments and share the fundamentals of what investors should know about stock valuations. In this show, we cover what drives the stock market's ups and downs, how you can measure how you're doing with your investments, and the common investing mistakes to avoid. For more details, please visit the show notes on our...

Duration:00:53:54

Mind-Blowing Benefits of Health Savings Accounts

4/27/2018
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Should you have a Health Savings Account (HSA)? Fidelity estimates that people 65 years of age till death will require $275,000 to cover medical care costs in retirement. That can leave many of us wondering how to plan and prepare for having that sum of money ready for future healthcare costs. Fortunately, there is a financial tool that may just be the answer for saving toward healthcare costs in retirement. For more details, please visit the show notes on our website:...

Duration:00:14:28

Millionaire Habits By Age | How To Become a Millionaire

4/20/2018
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In this week's episode of The Money Guy Show, we share the wealth-building habits by age that can put you on the path to Millionaire status. Tune in to find out how to dial-in your money mindset in each decade of your life, and what financial matters you should be most focused on as you progress through the years. For more details, please visit the show notes on our website: https://www.moneyguy.com/2018/04/millionaire-habits-by-age-how-to-become-a-millionaire/

Duration:01:15:03

How to Know if You Should Invest in a Lump Sum or Dollar-Cost-Average

4/13/2018
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If you've come into some money, how should you invest it? Lump sum or dollar-cost average? Tune in to this week's episode of The Money Guy Show to find out how each investment strategy works and which one offers the greatest potential for growth. For more information, visit the show notes on our website: https://www.moneyguy.com/2018/04/how-to-know-if-you-should-invest-in-a-lump-sum-or-dollar-cost-average/

Duration:00:09:26

The Truth About Keeping Up with the Joneses

4/6/2018
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In this week's installment of The Money Guy Show, we break down how you can inoculate yourself against the temptation to try to keep up with the proverbial Joneses. For more details, please visit the show notes on our website: https://www.moneyguy.com/2018/04/the-truth-about-keeping-up-with-the-joneses/

Duration:00:52:09

How to Maximize Your Charitable Giving Under 2018 Tax Changes

3/30/2018
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In this week's episode, we talk about ways you can align your Army of Dollar Bills with a heart of giving. Being generous and minimizing your taxes can go hand-in-hand if you are thoughtful with the way you give. Tune in to this week's episode to learn how you can maximize charitable donations under the 2018 tax changes. For more information, please visit our show notes on our website: https://www.moneyguy.com/2018/03/how-to-maximize-your-charitable-giving-under-2018-tax-changes/

Duration:00:18:51

How to Get the Most from Your Rewards Credit Cards

3/23/2018
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Credit cards, if used responsibly, can be a great financial tool to help your Army of Dollar Bills go further for the purchases you make. It's been quite some time since we covered the topic of credit cards, so tune in this week as week revisit this important financial subject. In this episode, we review how to use credit cards to your financial benefit and look at the different types of rewards programs in depth. For more information, please visit the show notes on our...

Duration:01:08:10

Unbelievably Useful Tips for Buying Mutual Funds

3/16/2018
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Mutual funds. Many people use them as part of their long-term investment strategy, but how do you pick which mutual fund is right for you? Don't miss this week's 10-minute episode where we share the two ways you can buy mutual funds and trends you should watch for as an investor with choices. For more details, visit the show notes on our website: https://www.moneyguy.com/2018/03/unbelievably-useful-tips-for-buying-mutual-funds/

Duration:00:10:54

Warren Buffett's Top Investing Strategies | Annual Letter Highlights

3/9/2018
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For anyone who has listened to The Money Guy Show for a while, you know how much we love our annual tradition of reviewing Warren Buffett's yearly letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Make sure you tune in to this episode to hear us extrapolate the financial insights that apply to all investors. For more details, please visit the show notes on our website: https://www.moneyguy.com/2018/03/warren-buffets-top-investing-strategies-annual-letter-highlights/

Duration:00:47:00

How to Win with Passive Investing Right Now

3/2/2018
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How do you design a portfolio to meet your financial goals? We share the difference between active versus passive investing strategies, and which one may make the most sense for long-term financial success in this week's installment of The Money Guy Show. For more details, please visit the show notes on our website: http://www.moneyguy.com/2018/03/how-to-win-with-passive-investing-right-now/

Duration:00:10:11