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The majority of people in fact-- to spend too much even when we seem to make all the right moves? Steve and Sinclair review an intriguing report from the Wall Street Journal.

The majority of people in fact-- to spend too much even when we seem to make all the right moves? Steve and Sinclair review an intriguing report from the Wall Street Journal.
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The majority of people in fact-- to spend too much even when we seem to make all the right moves? Steve and Sinclair review an intriguing report from the Wall Street Journal.






Mastering Money 1/18/18

Long-term-care insurance was supposed to help pay for nursing homes, assisted living and personal aides for tens of millions of Americans when they became unable to take care of themselves. Now, however, the industry is in financial turmoil, causing misery for many of the 7.3 million people who own a long-term-care policy, equal to about a fifth of the U.S. population at least 65 years old. Rates are rising, and benefits are being cut. What can you do and... what SHOULD you do? We’ll...

Duration: 00:44:48

Mastering Money 1/17/18

..What do you know about claiming your social security benefits? And how do you know … what’s fact-- or fiction? Should you delay taking your benefits as long as possible? Or are you better off claiming your benefits sooner, than later? ...Or does it even matter … because YOU believe the system is on the verge of going bankrupt anyway? Today on Mastering Money you'll get the facts right from the source that could save you thousands in lost benefits and taxes!!

Duration: 00:45:22

Mastering Money 1/16/18

"...What Rate of Return Should You Expect To Earn On Your Retirement Investments over the next ten years? The higher this market goes, the lower the following ten year period will be according to historical and mathematical statistics. Every calendar quarter BlackRock publishes capital market assumptions about a wide range of asset classes. In its most recent forecast, BlackRock expects annualized gains for the next ten years of …are you ready? ….5.9% for U.S. stocks and 3.1% for U.S. bonds....

Duration: 00:45:19

Mastering Money 1/12/18

...It may surprise you to learn that EVERY year, Americans acquire more than $200 billion dollars in new annuities-- And--even more surprising, over half of those annuities are being used for 401(k), 403(b) and IRA rollovers! Why? Studies show there are three key reasons, and we'll review them all plus Steve will have five tips you won't want to miss!

Duration: 00:44:10

Mastering Money 1/11/18

You did some research, you studied hard, and you picked several top rated mutual funds for your IRA, or 401K …You even picked several of last year’s number one funds in their category! And you thought you were good to go! But in reality … you just made two of the biggest investing mistakes on Wall Street according to Dow Jones researchers. Today, we’ll reveal what to do now to avoid those mistakes, and to finally make the most out of your money!!

Duration: 00:00:58

Mastering Money 1/10/18

Fox News Contributor Gary Kaltbaum, host of the Investors Edge on Money Radio--joins Steve and I today live, but first do you have any mutual funds in your IRA, 401K, or investment portfolio? You may think you’re invested in some of the highest rated funds by Morningstar …But in reality … they could be underperforming dogs! Today we’ll review some startling findings by the Wall Street Journal you won't want to miss if you own mutual funds!

Duration: 00:45:54

Mastering Money 1/9/18

...The market rolls on and experts say it still has gas in the tank, mainly because of the new Tax Bill! What investments are best when the market is reaching new highs? One investment you may consider is the IQ Wealth Blue Diamond Income and Growth Portfolio which features both an offensive and defensive stance, seeking to benefit from ongoing growth as well as ongoing increasing dividends.Today we will take an in depth look at the Blue Diamond. Tune in to learn more about a very unique...

Duration: 00:44:09

Mastering Money 1/8/18

It’s a LARRY KUDLOW MONDAY! The former Ronald Reagan economist and syndicated talk show host is up next with special guests and unique insights on money, politics, Donald Trump, Congress, Muller, Russia, North Korea, the new tax bill, and MORE! You won't want to miss Larry today!

Duration: 00:42:32

Mastering Money 1/5/18

Most Americans say they would love to have long term care insurance--but they have only one little problem--they hate paying for it!! No surprise there--no one likes paying for something they might not ever use. What they want is an old fashion money-back guarantee. Well good news! Insurance companies have responded to the growing demand with what some are calling hybrid living benefit life policies. They can pay up to a six-to-one benefit if you need the care, but if you don't need it, you...

Duration: 00:44:18

Mastering Money 1/4/18

...Whether you want to lose weight, save more, learn something new or just be a better version of yourself, the start of a new calendar year seems to always get us thinking about what we want to do different in the year ahead. Yet, as many of us know – many resolutions never amount to more than something we think-- or say-- we want to do. 2017 is in the books. Will this be the year you finally take control of your money and investments? Steve and I will review 5 easy to follow investing...

Duration: 00:44:39

Mastering Money 1/3/18

Studies show that over 68% of retiring Americans have the same unanswered questions on Social Security: When am I eligible to receive my benefits?How is eligibility determined?Will Social Security go broke and leave me with nothing? What changes are in store for 2018?Should I claim my social security benefits early?Should I delay claiming my benefits?How much will I pay in taxes on my benefits?Will I get the same amount of money out of the system that I put in? Today, we'll explore the...

Duration: 00:44:10

Mastering Money 1/2/18

If you are a wise investor, you pay attention to fees! But did you know there is a big difference between a fee, an expense, and a COST when it comes to investing? One of them is measured in hundredths of a percent--The others can be measured in thousandsof dollars!! We’ll give you the inside scoop on how to lower BOTH your fees and the TRUE COST of investing for retirement. Steve will lay out the irrefutable logic and simple math for becoming a better and smarter investor! You don't want to...

Duration: 00:44:33

Mastering Money 12/29/17

No market rises forever, and even if this market continues its march upward in 2018, we all know a reversal is out there somewhere. If the market does go into a tailspin, experts point out that it will not be individual mom and pop investors that will bring it down, it will likely be quant computers and programmed trading, which now control of over five trillion dollars of capital on Wall Street. History shows that computer programmed trading has been one of the main culprits in accelerating...

Duration: 00:43:00

Mastering Money 12/28/17

Today on Mastering Money Should you own IBM stock? We’ll review the Motley Fool’s opinion of the all new Big Blue and see if its big shift into future technologies will make it a major player in the years and decade ahead. Plus Steve will review the Black Diamond and Blue Diamond investment portfolios

Duration: 00:44:01

Mastering Money 12/27/17

A new major economic study shows that China’s economy is now responsible for nearly half of all global GDP growth, and will surpass the United States in 2032--the same year that the U.S. Social Security system is due to be underfunded. The study also found that India will surpass China in the second half of this century as the world's largest economy. Where do we stand with China right now, and is your portfolio prepared? Do you have a plan for retirement that protects you in both good AND...

Duration: 00:44:38

Mastering Money 12/26/17

Most people are aware of the IRS penalty of 10% for withdrawing money prior to age 59 ½ from an IRA or tax qualified retirement plan like a 401k. However, there are two rules which, if followed correctly, may allow a person to withdraw substantial funds WITHOUT penalty, setting up a steady income stream to cover an early retirement. Coming up next, we’ll review the rules of IRS code 72(t) and the Rule of 55, plus much more!

Duration: 00:44:02

Mastering Money 12/22/17

Is there any such thing as the perfect investment or the perfect WAY to invest? And--is it possible to diversify enough to eliminate risks and still maximize the upside? ..Unfortunately not! Risks can be offset, but never eliminated, when you invest in stocks. Today, we’ll explore the world’s most famous investment strategy and see why it has lagged the S & P 500 and the Dow for years! Then Steve reviews some unique new trends in life insurance with refundable long term care conversion...

Duration: 00:43:03

Mastering Money 12/21/17

Why is there a move back into dividends, and where can you find the highest dividend-paying stocks? Most important, what do you need to know before you buy dividend stocks and how do you calculate the dividend yield easily? Today we’ll review that and 5 opportunities for getting higher dividends into your financial plan.

Duration: 00:45:07

Mastering Money 12/20/17

The rise of artificial intelligence has created fierce demand for a new kind of computing power. That’s why Nvidia, historically a maker of chips that give video games their slick graphics, has the best-performing shares in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index over the past year–up 200%!! The same technology that makes all those video games look so real, can also tell photos of Uncle Ron from those of the family poodle! Several other companies are on Barron's list that are in position to dominate...

Duration: 00:44:01

Mastering Money 12/19/17

Can money buy you happiness? And are recent lottery winners as happy as victims of car accidents who have lost their ability to walk? You can probably answer that question with a hunch but you may really be surprised by recent research when it comes to money and happiness. Then in the Q & A segment we’ll talk to commodity expert Terry Shveda with of America's leading agricultural resource analysts! Find out where returns of 40% to 70% are currently being made with real...

Duration: 00:44:22

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