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Don McDonald has been in the investing business for almost 30 years. Most of that time was spent help people across the country better manage their money and investments on his nationally-syndicated talk radio program.

Don McDonald has been in the investing business for almost 30 years. Most of that time was spent help people across the country better manage their money and investments on his nationally-syndicated talk radio program.
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Location:

Mesa, AZ

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Business

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Don McDonald has been in the investing business for almost 30 years. Most of that time was spent help people across the country better manage their money and investments on his nationally-syndicated talk radio program.

Language:

English

Contact:

877-397-5666


Episodes

Commodity Games

9/21/2018
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Don takes calls on small cap investing, portfolios, credit scores and more. Spliced in between these we hear why stocks are still the best place to put your money, the arguments against commodities as investment, and why money and happiness are not actually as disconnected as has often been said.

Duration:00:21:17

Dialing in Risk

9/20/2018
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Today on the show we are answering your money questions, about the tax implications of transferring funds from a 401(k), equities versus fixed income investments, student loan refinancing, and why it is so important to understand your risk profile before making your investment choice. We also broach the topic of fiduciaries, and what you should always ask them. So for all the strategies and tips to make your money life a lot better, don’t miss out on this great episode!

Duration:00:39:02

Buy Norway?

9/18/2018
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The long podcast returns, as Don and Tom answer questions on a Roth 401k, disability insurance, and inheritance investments. They also chat about deceitful annuities, the US markets this year and investing in Norway in 2009.

Duration:00:39:56

Taking It Slowly

9/13/2018
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In this episode, Don fields questions on the amount of cash held by index, and the best way to deal with an inherited IRA. Plus, he discusses money and happiness, surrender fees and the problems with some stock brokers and advisors.

Duration:00:15:42

Conflict Free?

9/7/2018
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In this episode we discuss investing in ETFs versus mutual funds, why you should stay away from actively managed funds, and understanding that you cannot build wealth without the inherent risk. Finally, we also dig into what to look for when choosing your financial adviser and what questions to ask in making your decision.

Duration:00:19:00

Healthy Savings

9/6/2018
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On today’s pocket-sized episode we tackle health savings accounts and consider low-cost (or no-cost) offerings from Fidelity and Vanguard. Don also packs in a few reminders about the evils of actively managed funds and those who claim to know the future. Finally, we consider the flimsiness of bitcoin investments.

Duration:00:16:41

Designation Decipher

8/30/2018
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Great calls and valuable information to help you manage money better. Don answers questions on finding a fiduciary advisor and the meanings of various professional designations. He also takes calls of 529 plan allocation and getting a late start on retirement. He also offer some thoughts on global investing, actively managed funds, and why risk so important in growing your funds.

Duration:00:22:05

Grown Up Bullies

8/29/2018
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In this episode, Tom and Don are tackling the adult equivalent of those old bullies who stole your lunch money. We hear from one caller who does not know how much commission her advisor is taking even though she has asked him multiple times. We also talk about the myths of actively managed funds and clever ways to think about your Social Security as you reach the age of collection.

Duration:00:38:39

Collapsing Woodbridge

8/28/2018
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An update on the now official Woodbridge Ponzi scheme. Many of this episodes calls focus on moving money from one place to another. Don and Tom help a few callers with different variations of this problem from avoiding taxation to finding the right place for an inheritance in the short term.

Duration:00:37:32

Quick: Mortgage Inverted

8/23/2018
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This episode is jam packed with great questions and useful investing information for all listeners. Don answers this week’s queries on reverse mortgages, early retirement and the concept of F.I.R.E. and discusses the recent, long running bull market and the real value of gold.

Duration:00:20:20

Shockingly Expensive

8/22/2018
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In this episode, discuss a bond fund with outrageously high fees and extraordinary risk. Listen in as they chat about easily accessible online resources for money management, retirement preparation, and how to invest cleverly from a young age. They also talk about inflation and why silver has not actually increased in value in the last hundred years.

Duration:00:38:51

Money Media Mendacity

8/21/2018
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Today’s topics include which investing personalities, on TV and radio, should be trusted, living your life smartly with the constant alerts to impending doom, Jim Cramer and why investing estimates are framed in a particular way.

Duration:00:39:28

Quick: Figuring the Future

8/16/2018
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In this episode of Talking Real Money Quick we explore the evils of stock picking and why investment decisions should not be made from emotional or intuitive areas of our brain, the best retirement calculator, Ponzi schemes and much more.

Duration:00:11:56

How Much Risk?

8/15/2018
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This episode’s topics range from savings accounts to annuities. Don and Tom tackle your questions about IRAs, pensions and bond funds. We also pack in some useful information on the resources available on our website and how to use RisQuiz to help you on your investment journey.

Duration:00:37:51

Stick to Debt Talk

8/14/2018
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Dave Ramsey has helped a lot of people manage their debt and become savers. However, his investing advice leaves a whole lot to be desired because he has a huge financial interest in promoting brokers.

Duration:00:37:58

Quick: Pecuniary Puzzles

8/10/2018
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Bite-sized money bits including: Things the financial industry hides from you. Who is less honest? Stock brokers or insurance agents? The common thread through all the so-called crises of recent history. How the rule of seventy-two can help you calculate future worth. Plus, much more

Duration:00:12:43

Silver's So Sad

8/10/2018
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Most of those in the financial services industry are not looking out for you, they’re looking out for themselves. In this episode, Don shows you how to look out for you. He also gets into commodities with a caller who's promoting silver. How has silver done when compared with equities and the growth of the global economy.

Duration:00:39:14

What's the Catch?

8/9/2018
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Tom's on vacation, so Don talks about fund fee wars. Last week, Fidelity Funds announced two new funds, Fidelity Zero Total Market and The Fidelity Zero International without zero expenses. In other words, Fidelity is going to lose a lot of money on them.

Duration:00:37:48

Quick: Home as Investment?

8/2/2018
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Are homes great investments? The reality of home price appreciation has been far different than we’ve been lead to believe. Why we often feel like we knew what the markets were going to do, when in fact we knew nothing at all. Plus, much more.

Duration:00:13:30

No Money Magic

8/1/2018
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The path to a great future is paved with money. But to have money you have to manage it properly. To manage it properly you need to find somebody that you can absolutely trust to do what’s best for you. Like a fiduciary.

Duration:00:39:43