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34-year financial talk radio veteran, Don McDonald and former host of Serious Money on PBS, Tom Cock, join forces to talk about real money issues. In each episode, they solve real money problems, dole out real investing (not speculating) advice, and really explain the financial issues that effect all of us. Plus, it's actually fun! Talking Real Money is a podcast designed to provide the real help we all need to enjoy a really great future. Call in with your questions anytime at 855-935-TALK (8255).

Location:

Mesa, AZ

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Business

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34-year financial talk radio veteran, Don McDonald and former host of Serious Money on PBS, Tom Cock, join forces to talk about real money issues. In each episode, they solve real money problems, dole out real investing (not speculating) advice, and really explain the financial issues that effect all of us. Plus, it's actually fun! Talking Real Money is a podcast designed to provide the real help we all need to enjoy a really great future. Call in with your questions anytime at 855-935-TALK (8255).

Language:

English

Contact:

877-397-5666


Episodes
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Why Small Cap Stocks?

7/17/2024
In today's episode: 3:31 The Dow and Small Company Stocks 6:37 The Value in Small Cap Investing 13:01 Beware of Gimmickry in Investing 15:06 Understanding Risky Investment Strategies 21:09 Get a Second Opinion for Your Financial Future 27:42 Overcoming Hodgepodge-itis in Your Portfolio 36:44 Recommendations for Small Cap Value Funds Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:08

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Insurance+Investments=Issues

7/17/2024
In what was supposed to be the Tuesday podcast: 1:46 The Truth About Annuities 5:37 A Bright Financial Future 6:25 Financial Decisions Made Easy 6:43 Slamming the Insurance Industry 7:03 Properly Placed Annuities 7:16 Beware of Variable Annuities 16:52 Basket Portfolios and ETFs 27:33 Overcoming Hodgepodge-itis 30:43 Prioritizing Financial Goals 35:14 Universal Life Insurance Dilemma 36:41 Summer Adventures and Updates Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:15

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Travelin' Answer Man

7/12/2024
In this Q&Apisode: 0:04 On the Road Again 5:24 Planning for Retirement 8:58 Handling Inherited Accounts 13:08 Maximizing Retirement Savings 14:24 Balancing Investment Focus 18:48 Role of Real Estate in Portfolio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:07

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Another Show with Joe

7/11/2024
Joe Saul-Sehy from Stacking Benjamins joins Don again to discuss: 3:09 Financial Planning Teaching Methods 8:23 Taxation and Financial Planning History 12:25 Efficacy of Fee-Only Planners 16:58 Transition to Lower Commission Annuities 21:10 Portfolio Analysis and Index Fund Consideration 26:54 Stoicism and Investing Philosophy 29:06 Road Trip Update Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:58

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Stock Picking Fails

7/10/2024
Another episode on the road: 0:03 Bad Year for Stock Pickers 3:24 Property Value and Lease Analysis 4:35 Triple Net Lease Concerns 5:19 Seeking a Second Opinion 5:31 Fiduciary Advisors at Apella 6:18 Creating a Bright Financial Future 13:17 Starting a Retirement Plan 15:02 Retirement Planning for Contractors 25:24 Reality Radio and Index Funds 27:03 Treating Hodgepodge-itis 28:44 Retirement Planning for Special Needs Children 37:27 Diversification with Vanguard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:46

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Better Berries, Bad Banks

7/9/2024
As Don continues his travels, we discuss: 0:03 On the Road Again 5:41 Berry Talk 8:11 Financial Philosophy 12:39 Protecting Your Investments 20:56 Family Inheritance Dilemma 24:48 Setting Expectations 27:36 Overcoming Hodgepodge-itis 33:53 Portfolio Allocation Concerns 36:58 Banking Fees Deception Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:54

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Tom & Roxy Q&A

7/5/2024
In this Q&A episode: 1:49 The Dangers of Following Market Trends 4:27 Making Decisions Based on Future Feelings 4:58 Investing for Yourself, Not the World 5:19 Welcoming Roxy Butner to the Studio 5:31 Question from Jane about Robo-Advisors 10:24 Estate Planning and Trusts 13:35 Exploring Annuities in Retirement Accounts 18:25 Retirement Planning with Thomas from New Jersey 25:39 Importance of Financial Planning in Retirement Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:01

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Investing Should Be Dull

7/3/2024
Another exciting episode from the mountains of North Carolina: 0:03 Introduction to the Journey 2:40 Looking for exciting investments? 7:45 Importance of Seeking Second Opinions 9:23 Retirement Planning and Investment Allocation 11:05 Sustainable Withdrawal Rate in Retirement 21:43 Investing Should Be Boring 24:32 Discussion on Avoiding Capital Gains Taxes 28:09 Seeking Treatment for Hodgepodge-itis 34:22 Push for Consumer-Centric Financial Industry 38:25 Challenging Live Show Amidst Rainstorm Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:51

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Five Feels Fine

7/2/2024
Here's the first true "On the Road" edition: 0:04 On the Road Woes 4:09 Temptation of the S&P 500 13:25 Technical Challenges Resolved 14:24 The Dumb Duo of Investing 14:56 Investment Horrors Unveiled 15:33 Real Estate Syndicates Warnings 25:22 Portfolio Purpose Planning 29:46 Avoiding High Fee Traps 34:18 Great American Road Trip Ahead Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:46

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While the Tom's Away...

7/1/2024
Join Don and Joe Saul-Sehy from Stacking Benjamins as they discuss: 0:04 The Secret Coup 1:27 Stacking Benjamins 3:07 The FIRE Movement 9:18 Work and More 12:22 Retirement Realities 14:56 Retirement Reimagined 17:39 The Power of Need 19:05 Unveiling the Box 21:53 Understanding Complexity 25:03 Analyzing ETF BOXX 26:25 The Greatest Money Show on Earth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:29:55

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Friday Q's on Saturday

6/29/2024
Don is on the road, so Friday's Q&A is a bit late: 1:28 Maximizing Financial Aid Strategy 4:06 Investing in Individual Stocks 7:49 Converting 401k to IRA 11:37 Creating a Glide Path Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:19:27

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Gradual Change

6/27/2024
In this episode: 0:03 Slow Roll into Retirement 2:38 Working Beyond Retirement Age 4:38 Managing Retirement Portfolio Successfully 7:48 Housing Dilemma 9:18 Mutual Funds vs. ETFs 14:34 Owning Multiple Houses 16:46 Long-Term Housing Plans Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:47

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State Retirement Costs

6/26/2024
In this edition: 13:09 Exploring Retirement Costs Across the Country 20:44 Importance of Second Opinions in Investing 29:31 Exploring Anti-ESG Funds 35:02 Disputing Charges on Credit Cards Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:53

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Dumb and Dumber

6/25/2024
In this episode: 1:34 Don's Dumb Duo 5:23 Get a Second Opinion 8:40 The Value of Gold 11:43 Financial Planning Challenges 14:55 Roth Conversions Advice 16:57 Schwab and Fidelity Comparison 19:50 Clarification on Bond Holdings 22:06 After-Tax Contributions in 401k 29:46 Disagreement on Alternative Investments 33:56 Caution on Private Credit Investments 37:08 Risks of Alternative Investments Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:41

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Dimensional's Matrix Book

6/25/2024
In today's show: 0:04 Slipping into the Matrix 5:01 The Fascination with Market Capitalization 9:45 The Importance of Diversification 13:14 Understanding Pension Plan Options 16:59 Annuities vs. IRAs: Which is Better? 19:16 Opportunities for Financial Guidance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:00

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Q&A with Tom & Roxy

6/21/2024
In this Question and Answer Episode: 0:04 The Gold Rush: Physical vs. Financial 1:18 The Speculation of Gold 3:05 Investing Insights: Stocks vs. Gold 4:36 Q&A with Roxy Butner 5:06 Roth IRA Dilemma: Lump Sum or Dollar Cost Average? 8:06 Portfolio Makeover: Fund Reallocation 11:17 Retirement Planning: Managing 403b and 401k Funds 14:45 Understanding Fund Gains: Net vs. Gross 16:41 Financial Evolution: Trends in Investor Questions 18:23 Special Announcement: Retirement Reprise Event Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:19

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Emotional Manipulation

6/20/2024
In this episode we discuss: 0:04 Investment "Cheesecake" 1:46 Market Predictions: To Worry or Not to Worry 1:53 Stock Market History: Looking Back and Moving Forward 6:41 The Unpredictable Future: Market Speculations 9:56 Market Timing Dilemma: Selling and Buying Strategies 16:15 Retirement Investment Queries: Bond Funds and Risk Tolerance 18:49 Evaluating Investment Providers: Avoiding Gimmicks Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:00

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Parental Influences

6/19/2024
In this show we discuss: 1:12 Parents' Influence on Money Behavior 2:22 Impact of Childhood Money Habits 9:45 Retirement Dilemma Discussion 13:45 Tax Planning Considerations 17:00 Managing Real Estate Assets 20:49 Annuity Evaluation Guidance 24:46 Selecting Investment Funds in 401k 29:08 Annuity Liquidation Tax Implications 32:01 Annuity Sales Pitch Awareness 35:30 Indexed Annuities Podcasts Overview Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:43

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Self-Fulfilling Profits, See?

6/18/2024
In this episode: 3:40 A Potential Problem with Some ETFs. 10:12 Understanding Standard Deviation in Investing 14:34 Holding a Diversified Portfolio 19:41 Comparing Avantis and Vanguard Funds 21:29 The Impact of Index Funds on the Market 26:19 Importance of Diversification in Investing 31:13 The Value of Target Date Funds 33:28 The Impact of Small and Value Companies 36:55 Housing Market Trends and Real Estate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:05

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Advisors Lie

6/17/2024
In today's skeptical episode: 0:04 Introduction: The Importance of Trust in Finance 3:09 The Market's Trustworthiness: A Closer Look 5:29 Misconceptions About the Market: Zero-Sum Game 9:53 Addressing Market Manipulation and Trust Issues 13:42 Managing Emotional Responses to Market Fluctuations 17:04 Understanding the Long-Term Value of Market Investing 21:27 Analyzing High Beta and Exponential Tech Investments 23:46 Evaluating the Role of Financial Advisors 25:48 Dissecting Trust Company Practices and Fees Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:10