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Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. Send your questions to answers@fool.com.

Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. Send your questions to answers@fool.com.

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Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. Send your questions to answers@fool.com.

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Episodes

July Mailbag of Moser

7/27/2021
Motley Fool Senior Analyst Jason Moser joins us to answer your burning questions about STOCKS! Including dividend stocks, spicy stocks, stocks about to be acquired, and the completely-not-scientific-but-still-handy Gardner-Kretzmann Continuum (and more!)

Duration:00:46:59

Travel Hack Your Way to a Cheaper Vacation ...

7/20/2021
...And then send us a postcard! Dan Miller, founder of the Points With a Crew blog, joins us to talk about travel hacking and how you can cut vacation costs by maximizing your credit card points.

Duration:00:34:03

Think You’re Too Smart to be Scammed? Think Again.

7/13/2021
Ron Lieber with the New York Times is back to talk about some of the most common scams in current circulation and why younger people are more susceptible to falling for them.

Duration:00:35:11

Life Insurance for Fun and Profit

7/6/2021
Okay, we’re kidding about the fun part. But Joe Perna with Motley Fool Wealth Management joins us to talk about everything you’d want to know about life insurance including who needs it, how much, what kind, possible tax benefits, and more.

Duration:00:44:11

June “But It’s a Dry Heat” Mailbag

6/29/2021
Jenn Thomas with Motley Fool Wealth Management joins us to answer your questions on how much you need to live that sweet FIRE life, building up (and where to stash) your emergency fund, whether tis nobler to invest or pay off student debt or your mortgage, and much more.

Duration:00:44:09

When and How to Get Financial Advice

6/22/2021
How can you find a professional who works on your terms, and at a reasonable price? Sean Gates of Motley Fool Wealth Management joins us to discus the choices.

Duration:00:37:32

How to Choose the Right Broker or Robo-Advisor

6/15/2021
What differentiates one firm from another? Matt Frankel, who reviews discount brokers and robo-advisors for The Ascent (a Motley Fool company), breaks down the important criteria. And Alison digs into the research about how working from home affects productivity.

Duration:00:36:55

The Delusions Of Crowds With William Bernstein

6/8/2021
Are we living in the End Times? Again? Are we falling for a financial bubble? Again? Author William Bernstein is here to expose the roots of human irrationality and the cost of mass mania. Plus, Alison teaches us the poetry of yogababble.

Duration:00:46:51

6 Myths About the FIRE Movement

6/1/2021
Diania Merriam, founder of the EconoMe Conference and host of the Optimal Finance Daily podcast, debunks common misconceptions about the Financial Independence/Retire Early movement. And Alison blames everyone and their mortgage broker for skyrocketing home prices.

Duration:00:34:10

May-be it’s the May Mailbag Episode! (It Is.)

5/25/2021
We just can’t get enough of Motley Fool contributor Dan Caplinger as he helps us answer your questions about SPACs, Variable Universal Life Insurance, maximizing accounts, hopes for Gen X, and more.

Duration:00:47:45

Eight Ways to Rescue Your Retirement

5/18/2021
It’s not too late! Brian Feroldi joins us to lay out the steps you can take to supercharge your savings. Also, Alison explains why the environmental impact of Bitcoin isn't just a bunch of hot air.

Duration:00:25:48

The 6 Habits of a Rule Breaker Investor

5/11/2021
The Motley Fool Co-Founder and Chief Rule Breaker, David Gardner, is back to share his 6 Habits of a Rule Breaker Investor and Bro reconsiders retiring after age 67 (wait, what?!).

Duration:00:32:08

Six Traits of a Rule Breaker Stock

5/4/2021
Motley Fool Co-Founder and Chief Rule Breaker, David Gardner, joins us to share his investing philosophy and the traits he looks for in a Rule Breaking company.

Duration:00:40:23

April Mailbag With a Couple of Goofballs

4/27/2021
Longtime Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers joins us to discuss how much to invest in one stock, whether to invest a lump sum all at once, accounts for kids, and which types of options strategies are most Foolish.

Duration:00:46:48

The State of Real Estate in the United States

4/20/2021
Matt Argersinger, senior advisor for Motley Fool Millionacres, joins us to talk about how Covid-19 has impacted residential and commercial real estate and offers his advice for homeowners and investors going forward.

Duration:00:35:39

Get Ready to Live to 100… If the Robots Don’t Take Over First!

4/13/2021
The authors of The New Long Life: A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World discuss how individuals, corporations, and governments should be preparing for increasing longevities, accelerating technological innovations, and the end of retirement as we know it. And Alison takes on the debate over whether index funds are good for the economy.

Duration:00:35:27

The Deets on SPACs

4/6/2021
Bill Mann joins the show to explain the nuts and bolts of SPACs as we take Euphonium Industries public.

Duration:00:37:22

March Mailbag Mayhem with Megan

3/30/2021
With the help of Motley Fool Wealth Financial Planner and tax expert, Megan Brinsfield, we’re answering your questions about finding or becoming a professional financial planner, using your stimulus check to jumpstart your kid’s retirement savings, and lots of tax stuff. (No actual mayhem ensued.)

Duration:00:46:43

J. Money Brings Sexy Back to Your Greenbacks

3/23/2021
The founder of Budgetsaresexy.com tells the tale of how he became a successful financial blogger (and millionaire), and also discusses his latest project, AllStarMoney.com. And Alison provides the ABCs of NFTs.

Duration:00:36:40

There’s an App for That

3/16/2021
Whether you’re learning to budget, looking to geek out on your investment returns, or wondering if you’re on track to retire early, there’s an app, tool, or website for that. We’re joined by a couple money nerds at The Motley Fool with their personal reviews of tools like Mint, Personal Capital, various retirement calculators, and more.

Duration:00:41:36