The SECURE Act for the Rest of Us

The SECURE Act for The Rest of Us For those of us who don’t have to worry about required minimum distributions for a few decades, there are some new things in the SECURE Act for the rest of us. Those include: better access to retirement plans, new provisions for penalty-free withdrawals from your Retirement Accounts […]

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Paying Compound Interest

On today’s show, we talk about paying compound interest.  We’ll discuss: The impact of time The impact of the interest rate Be sure to scroll down for the charts and graphs that help illustrate how this can impact you. Watch: Paying Compound Interest https://youtu.be/nfrtZKEBJkA Please be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and like […]

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Is Gold A Good Investment?

Is gold a good investment?  We answer a listener question about the shiny metal.  We will discuss: Where gold really shines Some potential costs And things to consider when deciding if it is right for you. Watch: Is Gold A Good Investment? https://youtu.be/yquQP1ny4FkPlease be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and like our  Facebook […]

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A Fishy CD Ad

On today’s show, we talk about a fishy CD ad.  It reminds us if things sound too good to be true, they probably are. Watch: A Fishy CD Ad https://youtu.be/hIGzDl2aMNYPlease be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and like our  Facebook page.   Audio Only Version: Stay Up To Date. Join Our Mailing List. Each […]

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An Ice Cold COLA

The Social Security cost of living adjustment, or COLA, is designed to help retirees combat inflation.  The SSA recently announced the improvement for 2020.  Spoiler alert:  This is an ice cold COLA. Video: An Ice Cold COLA Each Episode of Monday Morning Money is also broadcast on Local Radio, WMOA (1490 AM and 101.3 FM).  You […]

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When Planning for Retirement, Where Do You Start?

When preparing for retirement, where do you start?  That is a question submitted by Tony.  Today, on Monday Morning Money we’ll answer it. Video: Answering A Reader Question, Where Do You Start? Each Episode of Monday Morning Money is also broadcast on Local Radio, WMOA (1490 AM and 101.3 FM).  You can hear it at 11:07 every […]

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Earnings Matter

On any given day, a headline—or even a tweet—can move the stock market. And sometimes those moves are extreme. But what really drives stock prices over the long-term?  Spoiler alert: Earnings matter. In this episode we discuss: Do Presidential tweets move the market? There is a lot of noise, but over time, profits drive the […]

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Why Do People Run Out of Money During Retirement?

Nearly Half of Americans say running out of money is their primary concern.  So, why do people run out of money during retirement?   In this episode we will discuss: There is almost never just one singular reason, it is a combination of factors. A major stock market decline is one factor, but it takes more […]

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Not As Bad As It Seems

In the investing world, things are often not as bad as they seem. The data doesn’t always match the headlines.   Today we talk about: August was not good, but was it really bad? It felt really bad. The worst month for stocks (so far) this year is… Have we even had a correction in stocks […]

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