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This is the first national financial radio program covering primarily mutual fund investments. Hosts Adam Bold, Denny Smith and Andy Smith take calls and deliver their insights with a down-to-earth approach.

This is the first national financial radio program covering primarily mutual fund investments. Hosts Adam Bold, Denny Smith and Andy Smith take calls and deliver their insights with a down-to-earth approach.
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Las Vegas, NV

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This is the first national financial radio program covering primarily mutual fund investments. Hosts Adam Bold, Denny Smith and Andy Smith take calls and deliver their insights with a down-to-earth approach.

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English

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7201 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Suite 110 Las Vegas, NV 89128 (888) 833-8637


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Age gap, longevity, and retirement – St. Louis area Financial Engines advisor Jeff Klever shares the story of Bill and Edith, a couple with a drastic age difference, and how he was able to help them better prepare for retirement, especially given the fact

4/13/2018
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Investing can be emotional, especially when there’s a non-stop flow of news stories that directly affect the markets. Andy re-assures listeners that there ARE positive trends around the globe, and you don’t need to ride this roller-coaster alone. Plus, Senior Investment Analyst Bill Tracy shares his charts and trends that the Research Center is following, including rising oil prices and sector performance.

Duration:00:41:04

The Senior Nomads, part 2: Re-writing the rules of retirement – Rather than settle down in retirement as most people do, Michael and Debbie decided to uproot themselves and travel the world. Our producer Chris continues his conversation with this fascinat

4/7/2018
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If you’ve felt some queasiness due to all the market’s ups and downs, consider this show as medicine for the market’s ills. Financial Engines Senior Financial Analyst Bill Tracy is back to help the guys understand what is causing all this motion and decipher what the latest market trends and activity actually mean. Plus, Andy talks with author and New York Times critic Dwight Garner about his unusual relationship with money. 484399

Duration:00:41:04

The Senior Nomads, part 1: A new perspective on retirement – Rather than settle down in retirement as most people do, Michael and Debbie decided to redefine retirement and travel the world. Chris tracked them down in Australia, so take a listen as as he t

3/31/2018
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This year’s market feels different because last year’s was a “beauty.” But recently, the market has acted like a beast. Andy helps you place the recent volatility in historical perspective. Plus, analyst Bill Tracy is back to share insights from the Research Center, and producer Chris has a conversation with one of the most interesting and inspiring retired couples: The Senior Nomads!

Duration:00:41:04

LIVE Portfolio Review – This week’s review is for David, who would like to start building a retirement portfolio, but is worried about entering the market due to volatility. Andy provides some advice on keeping recent volatility in context over a long tim

3/24/2018
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In recent shows, Bob and Andy talked about the bright future of technology, but today, they dive even deeper into the massive opportunities of the new “digital” economy and what it means for American investors. Also, with tax deadlines fast approaching, our resident tax expert Ed Lyon talks about the changing tax landscape. Plus, investment analyst Bill Tracy joins the show to share his valuable insights on current market trends and whether recent volatility presents a buying opportunity.

Duration:00:41:04

Argument against Andy’s anti-annuity attitude? – It’s no secret that Andy considers annuities to be a terrible product and he will take a stand and look out for investors who are feeling pressured to buy. Apparently, some of his latest rants have ruffled

3/17/2018
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As the market continues on the path to recovery, Bob and Andy revisit Bill Miller’s call for a “melt up” in stocks. Also, the guys tackle a number of calls and emails about target-date funds and Andy breaks down a recent controversial news story about these funds that are common in 401ks and other retirement plans. Plus, an insurance salesperson emails the show to confront Andy about his anti-annuity stance!

Duration:00:41:04

Ask Andy: Hybrid Retirement Income Annuities – Due to the market pullback and uptick in volatility lately, it seems like insurance companies can smell fear and are trying to capitalize on it with high cost products. John from Illinois calls the show curio

3/10/2018
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Bob and Andy learn a valuable lesson from Shark Tank: the experts are often wrong! Even though the show is strictly for entertainment, the lesson applies to news and financial media. But how can investors separate a personalized financial plan from the noise and bombardment from fear-mongering TV pundits, breaking news, and even advertising? Also, the guys look toward two important deadlines fast-approaching on the financial calendar: required minimum distributions (RMDs) and tax day.

Duration:00:41:04

Ask Andy: Post pullback roundup – Andy makes the rounds through calls and emails, including questions about whole life insurance, dividend paying stocks, and fixed index annuities. Bob noticed a trend in these topics: the recent pullback in the market has

3/3/2018
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In a society that tends to focus on the negative, Andy continues to carry the torch and point out positive trends, especially when it comes to technology and medical advances. This week, the guys blast off and look into the amazing advances in the new space race and other breakthrough technologies that are leading the way. Also, former Olympic athlete and author Alex Allred joins the show to talk about caring for aging parents.

Duration:00:41:04

Ask Andy: Robo-advisors? – Listening from Louisiana, Shawn calls in to ask about Robo-advisors. Bob tells a story about his friend who made a surprising discovery about his Robo-advisor during the recent market meltdown. Andy explains the importance of th

2/24/2018
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Only two months in, and 2018 has already been a wild year for investors. From the stock market pullback and rising interest rates, to life expectancy and the risk of inflation, the guys help you make sense of what’s happening right now. Andy believes there is plenty of reason to be optimistic and offers an easy way for you to capitalize on America’s bright future.

Duration:00:41:04

The start of a new bear market? – Many investors are worried about the possibility of a new bear market. Andy gets technical and reminds us that data tells the truth. With the help of Warren Buffet, the guys give reasons to be optimistic, and how investor

2/17/2018
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The recent spike in market volatility has the financial media in a tizzy. But Andy has an almost controversial idea: the last few weeks in the market were actually NORMAL. Join the conversation as Bob and Andy dissect the reasons behind recent stock market activity, look at historical market corrections and dips, and explain why there is reason to see opportunity even when the media spreads fear.

Duration:00:41:04

Full Interview: Don Luskin – Andy’s been urging listeners to keep an eye on interest rates for the past few months. We’re lucky to be joined again by Chief Investment Officer at Trend Macrolytics and friend of the show, Don Luskin, to take a deep dive int

2/10/2018
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Financial markets from stocks, to bonds and interest rates, to currencies are all seeing an increase in volatility over the last couple of weeks. Sometimes, in order to see where we are, we need to step back and look at where we came from. Bob and Andy offer some much-needed perspective for the recent market swings, along with practical steps and guidance for listeners after the wild ride this week.

Duration:00:41:04

Full Interview: JT Taylor – From the outside looking in, the government seems so dysfunctional these days. So, we dialed up our good friend JT Taylor to help make sense of the circus in D.C. Join JT as he shares the real story behind the absurd shutdown a

2/3/2018
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A controversial statement from Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, might have some investors re-thinking cash holdings, but Andy reiterates why financial planning requires long-term thinking and is much more personal than a trendy soundbite. Also, listen and learn from conversations with two special guests: Trend Macrolytics Chief Investment Officer, Don Luskin, gives his view on the tax cuts and the economy, while Washington insider JT Taylor returns to chat about the...

Duration:00:41:04

First, do no harm – Lost in the mix of market performance, full implementation of the fiduciary rule is delayed until 2019 under President Trump. Though the stock market applauds deregulation in the business world, this is one regulation that keeps people

1/26/2018
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Some investors may worry the market is “too high,” others might let political views prevent executing an investment strategy, but Andy sees a lot of folks are finally looking to invest, citing the huge sums of money flowing into funds. He repeats how valuable it is to have a financial plan and fiduciary advisor by your side, along with a way to get started if you don’t know how. Plus, the Wall Street Journal recently blasted advisers and brokers for allegedly pushing high-priced products....

Duration:00:41:04

Deep dive into the new tax cuts – For individual investors, the new tax code could add another layer of complexity in an already complex world. But what does the new tax code mean for the market, economy, and jobs? Listen to insights from Bill Miller and

1/20/2018
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The S&P 500 is off to its best start in over 30 years, but the stock market isn’t the only market on the move. Now the bond market is breaking out. This begs the question: Are rising rates good or bad for stocks? Andy breaks down both sides of this question, which leads to an important realization about your portfolio and investment expectations. Plus, Olympic bobsledder Alex Allred joins the show to share her story of triumph, tragedy, and the healing power of humor.

Duration:00:41:04

Full Interview: Deacon Hayes – Deacon Hayes, author of the new book “You CAN Retire Early,” talks about how it IS possible for nearly anyone to retire early. What does that look like and what steps can you take now to reach this goal?

1/12/2018
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Last year was historic for the stock market, not only because of the positive returns every month, but also because of the low volatility on which these returns were earned. The stock market is off to great start this year, but will the smooth ride continue? Plus, our live portfolio review asks the question: when is NOT taking enough risk actually a BIG risk? Also, if you’re already struggling with your resolutions, Andy gives his S.M.A.R.T. guidelines for setting goals in 2018 and beyond.

Duration:00:41:04

The “I” word: Inflation – Inflation is one of the risks that can disrupt your financial future and delay your dreams and it can be stealth-like. Andy gives a real-life example of this “silent killer,” and Bob asks the important question: Where are we righ

1/6/2018
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As the great Yogi Berra once said, “It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.” After a record-setting year in the stock market, many investors are wondering what’s next. Bob and Andy stress the importance of managing fear when it comes to financial planning. Plus, the guys reveal a free and easy way to make sure your portfolio is on the right track!

Duration:00:41:04

The million-dollar question – Bob asks a doozie of a question: How long will $1 million actually last in retirement? The answer, of course, depends on location. Andy breaks down the most and least affordable retirement destinations, plus he explains how “

12/29/2017
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Happy New Year from Investing Sense! As we look forward to 2018, it’s always a good idea to look back and reminisce about where we’ve been. Listen along with Andy and Bob as they re-visit some of the best ideas, interviews, and insights of 2017!

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‘Twas The Night Before Christmas – Andy shares a special end-of-year holiday poem…with a twist! From all of us at Financial Engines Investing Sense, we wish you a very merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2018!

12/21/2017
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Bob and Andy examine market returns through mid-December, and discuss reasons to be optimistic about the bull market heading into 2018. Also, fraud expert Kathy Bazoian Phelps joins the show to talk about Ponzi schemes and how you can protect your money. Plus, don’t miss Andy as he closes out the year with a special holiday poem…with a twist!

Duration:00:41:11

‘Tis the season… to beware of charity scams! – It’s no surprise the holidays are the busiest time of year for charitable donations. But unfortunately, whenever big money is changing hands, you can be sure that scammers are trying to get a cut. Andy gives

12/15/2017
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It’s the time of year when investors look forward to the promise of a new year, and look back at the returns of the past year. Bob and Andy take a listen to what some pundits in the financial media were predicting throughout 2017, and it turns out that fake news applies to more than just politics! But with all the reckless statements made by the media, what is an everyday investor supposed to do? Plus, Andy shares ways to avoid all-too-common holiday charity scams.

Duration:00:41:04

Make a list; check it twice: Andy’s holiday tips on avoiding credit card debt – It’s the busiest of all shopping seasons, and unfortunately, many Americans dive head-first into debt just to pay for holiday gifts. Andy plays Santa and gifts you with tips a

12/8/2017
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As Bob says, it’s been a very “interesting” year, but through it all, the stock market continues to perform. Yet, too many Americans are missing out on the record rally in stocks because they can’t tune out the noise coming from news and politics. Andy repeats that it’s never too late to get in the market and emphasizes the importance of looking forward, not back. Also, author and financial expert Deacon Hayes sits down to explain how you CAN retire early!

Duration:00:41:04

How to get a raise at work! – One of the big contributors to the current retirement crises is income inequality and stagnating wages, but one simple solution is often overlooked: getting a raise at work. Luckily, Andy has an easy hack that millions of wor

12/2/2017
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This could be a make-or-break week for tax reform, and it’s coming down to the wire. What happens to the stock market if reform passes? What if it fails? Bob and Andy dissect differing opinions and help you navigate this binary set-up that could have a big impact on your portfolio. Also, Dan Ariely, a leading expert on psychology and finance, joins the show to talk about how we “mis-think” about money.

Duration:00:41:04

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