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By Brian Preston and Bo Hanson

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Brian Preston and Bo Hanson, fee-only financial planners and wealth managers, go beyond common sense as they help you make smart financial decisions. Their professional credentials, sophisticated topics, and approachable style have attracted thousands fans and made them a personal finance phenomena. Get free resources, learn more about the Brian and Bo, and discover what it's like to work with us at

Episode Date
Should You Start Your Own Business?

How do you know if you should leave a company to start your own business, and what should that process look like?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in today's Q&A episode!

Aug 04, 2021
What Should Your Next Financial Move Be?

If you're maxing out your retirement accounts, what should you do next? And what's the best way to do a backdoor Roth IRA?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in today's Q&A episode!

Aug 02, 2021
Should You Stop Saving at 25%?

If you're able to save more than 25% of your income for retirement, should you? Or should you stop saving once you reach 25%? And how does having a pension affect your savings rate?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in today's Q&A episode!

Jul 30, 2021
100k YouTube Creator Award Unboxing!

After a few months of anticipation, we got a package from YouTube last week - and we want to open it with you!

After we unveil our first ever YouTube award, we'll do what we do best - answer your financial questions live from the chat.

Watch us unbox the award on YouTube!

Jul 28, 2021
Top 10 Mind Blowing Money Stats [That Will Make You Rich!]

Wealth creation is surprisingly simple. You need discipline, money, and time. So why do so many Americans miss the mark when it comes to personal finance? The 10 stats in this episode are simple, real world reminders of how powerful a few small financial decisions can be. Keep these powerful stats top of mind to help you stay grounded, motivated, and on track to build wealth.

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Jul 23, 2021
3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying My First House

It's confession time. We want you to be fully ready when you take the leap and make a big home purchase. After several months of being a new home owner, we grilled Producer Rebie on what surprised her and what she WISHED she knew before making this big purchase.

Jul 21, 2021
40% of Americans are Quitting Their Jobs! Should You?

40% of Americans are considering quitting their jobs in 2021. Why is this happening? Let's discuss how to tell when it's time to find a new job or change careers. We'll offer some practical self-assessment tools, along with tips on how to stand out from the crowd when applying to a new job. Get honest advice from two guys who have been on the other side of the hiring process a lot over the past few years!

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Jul 16, 2021
I Made Money with AMC Stock - What Should I Do Next?!

Gamestop, AMC, and other "meme stocks" have blown up in 2021 - so what does that mean for your investing strategy?

We'll walk you through that question and more in this week's Q&A episode!

Jul 14, 2021
5 Reasons Pro Athletes Go Broke! (It Could Happen to You, Too!)

You would think money at a young age would mean financial success. So, why do so many young, professional athletes end up in financial trouble? Turns out, they fall into the same common traps that derail the average Joe's finances everyday. Let's break down how you can avoid these mistakes!

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Jul 09, 2021
How Do I Start Investing for My Kids?

We get this question all the time - "How do I start saving and investing money for my kids?" So what accounts should you set up for your children, and how do you get started?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode!

Jul 07, 2021
How to Retire Early By Age! (What FIRE Gets Wrong)

This isn't your average FIRE (Financially Independent/Retire Early) show. If you want to know exactly what it takes to be financially independent and retire early, this is your deep dive. We do the math on how much you need to save or already have saved at your age in order to retire early successfully. We always shoot straight with you, sharing both the encouragement and reality check you need to hear.

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Jul 02, 2021
How to Buy and Sell in a Used Car Bubble

If you're trying to buy a used car right now, you might be having a tough time. Why have prices gone up so much, and how should you best navigate it as a financial mutant? We'll talk through all of this, then answer your questions live from the chat.

Jun 30, 2021
How Millionaires Use Credit Cards in 2021

Let's break down the pros and cons of the tool we love to hate: the credit card.Is there any advantage to using one? How many millionaires regularly pay with credit cards? Is there a SAFE way to use credit? We're answering all of this, plus sharing our personal experience with credit card usage. Whether you're a credit-card-aholic or a financial mutant, this episode will help you assess and maximize your current relationship with debt, spending, and credit.

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Jun 25, 2021
Do You Need a 3 or 6 Month Emergency Fund?

We hear about term and whole life insurance all the time - so do you need it? And should you have a 3 or 6 month emergency fund?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode!

Jun 23, 2021
Should I Reduce My Retirement Savings to Pay for a House?

The housing market is insane these days - so should you reduce your retirement savings to help pay for a house? And what's the best way to pay for grad school?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode!

Jun 18, 2021
Do Rich People Have Access to Better Investments?

Do you need to be rich to have access to the best investments? Turns out, a lot of people would answer "yes" to this question. But there's something about actively managed investments that many people don't know... and it might change their minds.

Producer Rebie joins the show as we break down the details, give you some good news about your wealth building potential, then answer your questions live from the chat!

Jun 16, 2021
Debt Snowball vs. Debt Avalanche: Which is the BEST Way to Pay Off Debt?

If you find yourself with too much debt, you’re not alone. America has a debt problem. The accumulation of high-interest debt is one of the quickest ways to derail your financial life, so it’s no surprise that strategies and philosophies on debt re-payment are a popular topic among financial commentators. With so many people telling you what to do with your debt, how do you know which approach is the best? In this episode, we break down two of the most popular approaches to debt re-payment (the Debt Snowball and the Debt Avalanche,) then do the math to help you understand which one will maximize your money and get your finances back on track!

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Jun 11, 2021
You're Getting Robbed - You Just Don't Know It!

Inflation is on the rise, but the higher prices may be hard to catch. Here's how to tell if you're being ripped off!

Then we'll answer your financial questions live from the chat!

Jun 09, 2021
Millionaires Share Their Secrets to Financial Success!

This is a peak behind the curtain on how millionaires get on the path to financial success and stay there. We're sharing everything we've learned through our own experience - the good and the bad, the successes and the failures. We are your case studies! Here are nine "secrets" to financial success that we believe have made all the difference in our own lives and the lives of our wealth management clients. Take these and make them your own to set yourself up for long-term success!

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Jun 04, 2021
How Should You Invest Your Roth IRA?

Where should you invest in your Roth IRA? And where does saving for a down payment on a house fall in the Financial Order of Operations?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode!

Jun 02, 2021
7 Things We Wish We Knew About Money Earlier!

Have you ever stumbled upon some life-changing information and thought, "If only I had known about this sooner!" or "What have I been doing my whole life?" For young Brian Preston, that was discovering the joys of buying the nicer laundry detergent.

In this episode, we walk through the life-changing financial advice you need to know! We hope you have a "if only I had known" moment today, so you don't have to experience it later. Put these financial truths and hacks to work and watch your financial life change for the better!

May 28, 2021
The IRS is Hiring 87k New Employees - Should You Be Worried?

Is the IRS targeting crypto?? With the announcement of 87,000 new employees and an emphasis on tax evasion, the IRS is certainly giving us something intriguing to keep an eye on. 

After we talk through this announcement from the IRS, we'll be answering your financial questions live from the chat. See you there!

May 26, 2021
Dirty Secrets of Financial Advisors EXPOSED!

We feel like the masked magician - revealing all the secrets about the financial advisor industry!

Whether it's learning how to spot conflicts of interest to catching major red flags, we're going to reveal exactly how the wealth management world operates. We'll share our own code of ethics, conflicts of interest, and fee structure, along with advice on how to vet your own financial advisor. 

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May 21, 2021
Do You Actually Need a Financial Advisor?

Why do you need a financial advisor if index investing beats managed investing after fees? And does a financial planner help you buy or sell a house in this crazy market environment?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode!

May 19, 2021
How to Buy and Sell a Home in a Housing Bubble! (By Age)

The real estate market is white hot. Prices are up, interest rates are low, and people are clamoring to get their foot in the real estate door in many cities. Whether buying, selling, or renting, it can be hard to decide which option is best for you and how to do it right. This episode walks you through the financial factors you need to consider when making housing decisions at every age!

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May 14, 2021
Are Your Taxes About to Become a Nightmare?

Taxes! Let's cut through the noise of this hot button issue. We'll talk through an overview of what the new policy proposals mean, and what to expect in your financial life.

May 12, 2021
Is $1,000,000 Enough to Win Financially?

Anyone can build wealth. It's not always easy, but that simple belief motivates us to teach smart financial strategy to everyone who will listen. We love revealing how the power of compounding interest can turn you into a millionaire, as illustrated in our Wealth Multiplier.

But what about inflation? What about people in high cost of living areas? What about the uncertainty of social security? Without fail, we have naysayers bringing up these questions and more, saying that $1,000,000 does not count as financial success.

Let's take an honest look at the naysayers' perspective - what should we consider and where do they go wrong? Ultimately, we'll make sure these fears don't knock you off track from achieving your financial potential!

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May 07, 2021
What Age Should You Retire?

What are some of the things you should think about when you're selecting when you want to retire? And should you prioritize a Roth IRA or an HSA first?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode!

May 05, 2021
Average 401(k) Balance by Age (2021 Edition): Are You Behind?

It's shocking that 35% of American employees are leaving free money on the table by not getting their employer match. 401(k) accounts tend to hold the largest amount of assets in the average portfolio. In fact, 80% of millionaires invested in their 401(k) match and many credit this account as being a huge catalyst to reaching their first $1 million.

How does your 401(k) balance compare to the average American? This episode helps you discover not only how powerful this wealth building tool can be, but gives benchmarks for where most people are and where you should be in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond!

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Apr 30, 2021
Is the Financial Institution Against You?

We were recently sent an article called, "It’s Not What You Earn, But What Your Parents Have that Truly Counts."

So... if your parents weren't rich, should you stop expecting to have wealth? Is there data to support this claim? Join us in this episode to hear our (very strong) opinions on this article, then we'll answer your questions!

Apr 28, 2021
Stock Market is at an All-Time High! - Should You Be Worried?

It's difficult to ignore market volatility. News about its rise and fall gets plastered on every news and media outlet. Many will even tell you what you should feel about it and how that emotion should affect your financial decisions.

So, what's really going on with the stock market right now? Does the recent volatility and current all-time high mean we should be worried? How can we protect our finances and stay secure in the event of downturn? This episode unpacks all of these questions and more.

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Apr 23, 2021
When Should You Chase Your Dream Job?

Should you go after your dream job when you're younger, or wait until you have a stable income and then chase that dream job? And when should you prioritize paying off your mortgage?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode!

Apr 21, 2021
Average Debt By Age (How Do You Compare Against Normal Americans?)

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • How to protect yourself from getting trapped in too much debt
  • How to avoid the biggest debt pitfalls at every age
  • Healthy ways to approach big sources of debt like mortgages, auto loans, and student loans
  • How you measure up to your peers

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Apr 16, 2021
Where Can You Find Investing Advice You Can Trust?

Where did you first learn how to invest? Who explained the power of compounding interest and the discipline of living on less than you make? 

In today's episode, we're breaking down a recent survey revealing where the majority of investors get their investment advice. We'll share our thoughts on these sources and explore how to tell if a source is trustworthy!

Apr 14, 2021
Top 5 World's Strangest Investments You Need to Avoid!

Understanding history can keep you protected as you move into your future.

After years of working in the financial space, we see trends in the investment world. With a desire to build wealth fast and a fear of being left behind, we've watched the public jump on the latest investment trends, often leading to severe disappointment. When one financial frenzy or "hot dot" investment fades into the past, a new trend never fails to replace it.

What causes these financial frenzies, what can we learn from them, and what might that "hot dot" investment be today? Let's learn to recognize these bubbles, both past and present. Your wallet will thank you.

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Apr 09, 2021
Should I Invest or Put More Down on My House?

When should you start working with an advisor? And how much should you be investing when you're saving for a house?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode!

Apr 07, 2021
Shocking Millionaire Secrets Revealed! (Build Wealth Like the 1%)

Here's exactly what a millionaire looks like. The 2021 Money Guy Survey has officially wrapped and we're sharing the results in this episode. We surveyed our Abound Wealth clients who have reached millionaire status (and beyond) to help you better understand who they are, what steps they took to reach their first $1 million, and the common mentality that drove each one of them to financial success.

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Apr 02, 2021
Top 5 Ways to Stay Poor!

Poor... not exactly the outcome most folks are going for! But are you doing any of these five things that keep you from building wealth?

We get that living for the moment is fun, but what if you didn't have to trade your financial security for it?

Join us for this week's show where we name the five ways you're keeping yourself poor and how you can build lasting wealth instead.

Mar 31, 2021
Billionaire Warren Buffett's Best Investment Advice! [Summarized]

This episode will help you transform your finances using real life advice from a billionaire! Each year, Warren Buffett writes an annual letter to shareholders, reflecting on the past year and commentating on his journey to financial abundance. Once again, 90-year-old Warren drops BOMBS, and he does it with remarkable simplicity! We'll show you the best takeaways from the letter and how to apply each one to your personal finances.

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Mar 26, 2021
How to Protect Yourself from Inflation

Inflation is a hot topic in the financial world right now. Our YouTube comment section attracts nay-sayers, claiming that the money we want you to invest today will not be worth as much in the future due to inflation. Let's address this! What is inflation? Why is it concerning? What action items should you take to protect yourself from it? We unpack it all in this episode. 

Mar 19, 2021
28-Year-Old Shares Her BIGGEST Financial Mistakes

Pull up a seat for this special episode of The Money Guy Show! Rebie joins Bo to share some of the biggest financial mistakes she's made in her 20s and what she learned.

From buying a car to getting married and buying her first house, find out what Rebie got right and what she got wrong when it came to her finances. These are lessons everyone can learn from!

Mar 17, 2021
Will You Get a $1400 Stimulus Check? [2021 Covid Relief Bill Explained]

Let's break down how The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will affect YOUR finances.

Mar 15, 2021
How to Make Your Financial Dreams a Reality! (Setting Goals Like a Pro)

Life is a collection of big decisions and trade-offs that can have a significant impact on your life. Strong goals are what keep you on the path that will get you where you want to go. Goals function as our "why." They are a grounding force, helping us make big and small decisions. We've experienced this in our own lives. Now we're sharing our secrets with you! Accomplished goals are the secret to a fulfilled life. Let's teach you how to make your dreams a reality and set goals like a pro!

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Mar 12, 2021
Why High Paid Americans Are Actually BROKE!

Even people with a lot of money are in danger of going broke. There's a big difference between being "rich" and "wealthy." Is your cashflow high, but your net worth statement low? Do you own your life, or are you do you find yourself, like the man in one of our favorite commercials, "in debt up to your eyeballs"?

This episode will show you the fascinating statistics behind the broke high-income earners across America. Plus, you'll walk away knowing how to protect yourself from the same fate as you reach financial success.

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Mar 05, 2021
Will Saving for Retirement Before 40 Make You Miserable?!

A paper found that young adults don't need to start saving for retirement until age 40. The study is based on "total life satisfaction" rather than savings.

But, hang on. Let's take a closer look at this and see what actually happens if you wait until 40 to start saving. Who do you think would be more miserable? The person who starts saving before age 40 or the person who doesn't...?

We'll break it down by the numbers and see what we can see.

Mar 03, 2021
Top 5 Negotiating Strategies to Save You Money!

If you interact with any other human beings, you are involved in negotiations! At its heart, the art of negotiation is an interpersonal skill that can not only help you save money, but can make you a better friend, co-worker, partner, or boss. Too often we think one person wins and the other loses when negotiating. That is not the case! It is all about setting aside your own desires long enough to learn about another person. This episode will show you our top five tips to transform your personal and professional interactions for the better.

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Feb 26, 2021
How to Legally Hide Money from the Government FOREVER in 2021 (Roth Secrets Revealed)

Tax evasion is illegal, however, tax avoidance is highly encouraged. Roth accounts provide an outstanding opportunity for tax advantaged retirement savings and wealth building. This powerful investment vehicle was created to encourage everyone to save for retirement and see the beauty of investing in their financial future.

This episode will teach you exactly how to take advantage of this opportunity in your own financial life.

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Feb 19, 2021
5 Things Millionaires DON'T Invest In!

No one wants to be fooled. Unfortunately, there are many popular financial products that seem like a good idea, but can actually derail your financial plans and cause you to miss out on true wealth building opportunities. Truly wealthy, secure people know how to tell which financial investments are worth it and which are too good to be true. In this episode, we'll teach you how to tell the difference and think like a millionaire!

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Feb 12, 2021
How to Get Rich AND Stay Rich! (The 5 Things You Need to Know)

It's not always about how much money you make. It's about how much money you keep.

We often share strategies on how to build wealth and reach your first million, but are you equipped to hang onto it in the long-run? This episode lets you learn from our experience with high income individuals. Some have kept their wealth, building it for the long-term, while others have fallen into common, but dangerous habits that have caused financial failures. Which will you be?

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Feb 05, 2021
5 Financial Lessons Learned From GameStop!

GameStop, GameStop, and more GameStop! What in the world happened? Unless you've been living under a rock, that's all anyone has been talking about for the past week.

And many people still have no clue as to what is going on, so that's where we come in. We're breaking down the entire GameStop situation and giving you some tips and tricks to apply to your personal finances as well.

Feb 03, 2021
10 Truths About Winning In Life and with Money (Yes, You're Doing it Wrong)

Are you ready to start winning at money and life? We gathered all of the financial and life advice we've read and experienced over the years and put it into one episode!

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Jan 29, 2021
How to Be Young Money Millionaires! (By Age)

Financial success doesn't have to be rare. By teaching the younger generation basic principles of compounding interest and money management, we can equip each and every one of them to become multi-millionaires by the time they retire.

Our message to young savers (from small children to young adults) is this: wealth creation is surprisingly simple, but it's not easy! This episode will show you how much your money can grow when you have time on your side, and teach you how to avoid common financial mistakes that can hurt your success.

Whether you're young yourself, or a friend or family member to a young person, this episode is for you!

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Jan 22, 2021
Is Bitcoin Officially a Horrible Investment in 2021?

Our view of Bitcoin is evolving and your input has helped. Fans of the show have been asking what we think of Bitcoin for 2021.

Here's what we think of Bitcoin as an investment, how you should think of it in the context of your total investment portfolio, and how to use it.

Jan 20, 2021
How Wealthy People Save and Spend Their Money Show! (Secrets Revealed)

We’re guilty. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and Cribs influenced our childhood ideas of what wealth looks like more than we would like to admit. Today, we work with wealthy folks from all over the country and help them make smart financial decisions. The contrast between common perceptions of wealth and the characteristics of truly successful people is stark! In this episode, we pull back the curtain to reveal what true financial success looks like and what milestones or characteristics you should (and should not) strive to emulate.

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Jan 15, 2021
Top 6 Paying Side-Hustles in 2021! (Are You Ready to Make More Money?)

There are two ways to build wealth: 1) Spend less, or 2) Earn more! Saving money is a popular financial topic, but today's episode is dedicated to learning how to earn more.

We live in what's known as the gig economy. It's more possible than ever to pick up a side-hustle that helps you hit your financial goals, like paying off debt, investing 20-25%, or bulking up your emergency fund. So, where should you invest your time and how much can you really make in the gig economy? Let's talk about it!

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Jan 08, 2021
Top 10 Highest Paid YouTube Stars Revealed!

Ever wonder how much money people make by being on YouTube? You will be SHOCKED by how much money some YouTubers earn.

This week's LIVE Q&A episode will reveal who the top 10 highest-paid YouTube stars are and how they managed to cash in so handsomely from the video platform.

Jan 06, 2021
Average Net Worth By Age in 2021!

Have you done your Net Worth statement recently? This is one of our favorite and most powerful yearly traditions. Simply add up your assets, and subtract your liabilities, and you'll start to get a picture of where you are financially.

In this show, we're breaking down what your Net Worth statement should look like at your age! We'll explain what elements you should watch out for, explore how you measure up to your peers, and show you how to improve in the coming year.

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Jan 01, 2021
4 Life Lessons We Learned in 2020!

We will never forget the year 2020.

No one could have predicted the ways this year has affected our lives. As we turn the page to a new year, we can't help but look back and consider what we've learned, the mindsets we will leave behind, and the perspective we will take with us into 2021 and beyond.

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Dec 25, 2020
9 Secrets to Having a Successful Retirement!

After a combined 30+ years of experience of financial planning, we've seen retirement done right... and NOT right. So what are the key factors that will make or break your retirement? Whether it's stress testing your plan for weaknesses or understanding how your mindset will affect your success - we unpack it all in this episode!

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Dec 18, 2020
Top 10 Financial New Year's Resolutions - Are They Worth It??

We break down the most popular financial resolutions and whether or not each one is worth it. The ones that are worth it? We'll give you some Money Guy tips on how to accomplish it.

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Dec 11, 2020
How to Become a Millionaire! (By Age)

Who wants to be a millionaire? Everyone.

We believe that everyone can build wealth, but what does it actually take to be a millionaire? In this episode, we not only walk through habits and characteristics of highly successful millionaires, but we also break down powerful numbers and strategies. How much do you need to save at your age to become a millionaire by the time you're 65? And if you got a late start - how much do you need to save to catch up?

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Dec 04, 2020
5 Levels of Wealth AND How to Achieve Them!

How do you know you're on the right track on the path to financial abundance? Consider this episode your roadmap to financial success! We walk through each step along your financial journey, explaining how to tell if you're on track, pitfalls to watch out for, and exactly what you need to do to get to the next level.

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Nov 27, 2020
Top 10 Year-End Tax Planning Tips for 2020!

Make sure you maximize your tax dollars this year! Whether just starting out or reaching a new level of financial complexity, we have important tax planning tips you can take advantage of before the year ends.

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Nov 20, 2020
Did 2020 Destroy the FIRE Movement?!

Financial freedom lets you do what you want, when you want, and how you want. FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) is the dream that you can take advantage of this sooner! So, how has 2020 affected the FIRE movement?

We pull out the big guns and run some example Monte Carlo simulations in real time with software we use for our financial planning clients!

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Nov 13, 2020
How to Get a Good Deal on a Car Purchase!

Owning a new car sounds great... but is it actually keeping you poor? Buying a car can be a treacherous process, threatening to knock your financial life way off course. This episode will walk you through everything you need to know! You'll be able to walk off the lot knowing you made an informed decision and got a good deal!

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Nov 06, 2020
5 Signs You're NOT Ready to Be Wealthy!

Everyone wants to be wealthy, but wanting it and being ready for it are two very different things. After a combined 4 decades of experience, we've seen real life examples of what can go wrong if someone truly does not have the right mindset to handle significant wealth. Let's make sure you're 100% ready for the success that's coming your way!

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Oct 30, 2020
6 Financial Decisions Your FUTURE Self Will Regret!

I think it's safe to say that 2020 is a year we would all like to leave behind. If we could travel back in time, there are lots of things we would have told our 2019 selves to do differently. Take that trip, go to that movie, invest in virtual meeting software!

While we don't have a Delorean, and our flux capacitor isn't operating at full capacity, there are some decisions we know you can make today that your future self will thank you for!

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Oct 23, 2020
How to Be the World's Best Investor (No, For Real!)

Golidlocks and the Three Bears is a great example of a smart investment strategy. How so? Many investors get caught up in doing too much or let fear cause them to do too little while a "Goldilocks investor" discovers the balance of "just right."

In this episode, we break down the numbers. What happens to your dollars over time if you time the market just right, invest at the "worst" possible times, or take a methodical "goldilocks" approach? Then we'll teach you how to apply it!

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Oct 16, 2020
Do This to Be Rich! (The 3 Secret Ingredients!!)

Are there clues, secrets, or hacks to financial success? Of course there are! That's what The Money Guy Show was built off of. Understanding these 3 key factors can change your trajectory and usher you into financial success. 

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Oct 09, 2020
Is Graham Stephan Legit?! (Financial Advisors React!)

YouTuber, real estate mogul, and 30-year-old millionaire Graham Stephan check all the boxes: flashy titles, fancy cars, and an edgy slogan. When observing an influencer like Graham, how can you tell if they're legit? In this episode, two fee-only financial advisors give an honest reaction and breakdown and Graham's money philosophy. Without spoiling too much, we think Graham is a guy to watch and he spurred some great conversations about what makes wealth building work! 

Oct 02, 2020
4 Ways the Financial World is Lying to You (Who CAN You Trust?)

The biggest obstacle to your success is right between your ears. With the amount of information at our fingertips and media outlets vying for our attention, it's so easy to be swayed by questionable financial advice. Our goal is to help you know what's coming your way! We want you to have wisdom that helps you weather the barrage of ideas, opinions, and false information. This show tells you exactly what to watch out for and what to do instead!

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Sep 25, 2020
How to Election-Proof Your Finances (By Age)

"Is the next recession around the corner?" Every four years, we get this question without fail - and this year is no exception! No matter your candidate or preferred party, it's easy to fall into worrying about the election's impact on our economy and your personal portfolio. Let's debunk some lies, examine history, and make sure your finances can weather the political storm!

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Sep 18, 2020
If You Do NOT Follow This Financial Advice, It COULD Cost You Millions!

What actually happens if you let your finances get out of whack? We've been managing money for close to four decades combined. We're sharing the common mistakes we've seen, how you can avoid them, and breaking down how each one affects your financial plan.

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Sep 11, 2020
We Have a BIG Announcement! (Take Your Finances to the Next Level)
Have you heard the BIG NEWS!? 📣 We’re excited to bring you our first-ever online course!
This online learning experience will walk you through every step of the Financial Order of Operations (“FOO”), and show you how to immediately apply these principles to your own life.
What’s the FOO? We like to think of it as the official instruction manual for money.
These tried-and-true steps make it easy for anyone to start building wealth using the money they have now.
The course drops on October 1, 2020!
Sep 04, 2020
Are You Using Your 401(k) the WRONG Way? (You'll Want to Watch This!)

8 out of 10 millionaires reached millionaire status by age 49 inside their 401(k)! This investment tool is too powerful to overlook, but how exactly does it work? How can you be sure your 401(k) plan is a good one? And are you sure you're maximizing its full potential? In this episode, we break it all down, equipping you with everything you need to know to become one of those 8 out of 10 millionaires.

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Sep 04, 2020
11 Things You Should NEVER Buy for Cheap!

It's great to be intentional about how you spend your money, but is it always the wisest choice? You can save money by cutting a corner or being cheap, but if it is going to impact you in the long-term... those savings are empty and could actually cost you. 

This show walks you through the items you should think twice before hunting for a bargain!

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Aug 28, 2020
3 Ways You Are Ruining Your Financial Life!

You want to know you're making the right decisions with your money, but no one is perfect. While we recognize you'll have your moments of error, we want to make sure you get the big items right! What are the 3 most significant financial areas that will make or break your financial life? This episode unpacks some fundamental financial strategies that will either set you up for success or completely ruin your financial life.

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Aug 21, 2020
9 Dumb Financial Decisions Most People Make (Do You?!)

Smart financial strategies are simple... but they're not always easy! Humans do not always act in a predictable or rational manner, even when the smart behavior is easy to grasp. The problem is, many of our financial decisions stem from subtle behavioral influences, preying on our emotions and keeping us from making rational decisions. If you can recognize these mental patterns, you can hack your financial life and make your best money decisions yet!

This is a fun episode! We share a lot of hilarious personal stories, all tying back to some awesome financial concepts.

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Aug 14, 2020
Deep Dive on Dave Ramsey's Investment Advice! (Financial Advisors React)

Dave Ramsey is the best resources for getting out of debt. He has done incredible good for the financial world and millions of people across America. But there is one element of Dave's advice that deserves a closer look. How effective is Ramsey Solutions' investment advice? Let's do a deep dive on why it might not be as prudent as you think - and how to fix it!

This was a highly requested episode! We hope it's helpful and inspiring.

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Aug 07, 2020
The Best Places in America to Build Wealth (By Age)

The Money Guy Show would not be successful without our move to Nashville, TN. It has provided us with business and financial opportunities, a great quality of life, educational opportunities for our families, and access to a host of creative people who have made the show what it is today.

There are a myriad of good reasons we end up living where we do, but have you ever stopped to consider how a certain U.S. state or city can completely change your financial trajectory? In this episode, we're going to lay out some actionable data points and jump-start your research. Let's spark some curiosity about the financial pros and cons of your state, at your stage of life!

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Jul 31, 2020
Can Coffee Really Ruin Your Finances? #AskTheMoneyGuy

We've heard it for years: STOP buying that morning latte and your financial problems will be solved! Producer Rebie joins us as we break down how to tell if your coffee purchases are affecting your financial life and what is REALLY derailing your finances.

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Jul 24, 2020
Is Tesla About to Revolutionize the Auto Industry [AGAIN]?

Telsa is revolutionizing the auto industry, but what does that mean for your finances? Get ready for some mind-blowing math about how this luxury vehicle may be coming for tried-and-true brands like BMW and Honda.

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Jul 17, 2020
How Much Is Your Lifestyle Really Costing You?! (Shocking Stats)

Small decisions have big impacts. Savings goals and milestone purchases should be celebrated, but they might be costing way more than you think! There is a major flaw in how Americans view money. We want to make sure you recognize it! This episode shows you how to measure twice, cut once, and make sure you're making lifestyle decisions that will set you up for success.

Warning: These numbers might shock you!

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Jul 10, 2020
The Best and Worst Financial Decisions That You Can Make!

The best way to create wisdom is through experience. Over two decades of wealth management experience has taught us a lot and, thankfully, we're self-deprecating enough to share all of it - the good and the bad! This episode unpacks our top 3 successes and failures in the world of finance, so you can avoid the pitfalls from our early years and capitalize off of our current wins!

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Jul 03, 2020
Average 401(k) Balance by Age (2020 Edition): Are You Behind?

In this episode, learn what makes this retirement savings vehicle so powerful and how your 401(k) balance measures up to your peers. Don't pass up this opportunity for free money and powerful compounding interest!

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Jun 26, 2020
5 Things Every American Must Know About Money

I love that my daughter's high school requires a personal finance class. Watching her discover smart financial concepts (like deferred gratification) and put them into practice makes me so happy! These concepts are putting her on the path to success.

The Money Guy Show is dedicated to helping YOU get on that path, as well. This show breaks down fundamental financial principles that could change every American's life forever.

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Jun 19, 2020
Technology Is Changing Everything About Building Wealth! (Will You Be Left Behind?)

You'll be shocked when you realize what technology did not exist just a little over 10 years ago. Whether it's social media, online banking, or video chat, technology has drastically changed how we manage our time and money. In this episode, we take a look back on technological advancements from the last 15 years that make it more simple than ever before to build wealth!

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Jun 12, 2020
Financial Pitfalls to Avoid During a Pandemic! (By Age)

Watch out for the potential financial pitfalls brought on by this global pandemic! The Money Guy Show is committed to helping you keep your finances on track at every age, in every situation. Whether you’re 20, 30, 40, or 50, there are unique financial pitfalls either created or exacerbated by COVID-19. This episode lets you learn more about them, so you can avoid trouble and spread the word!

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Jun 05, 2020
How to Find Easy Money (Up to $6,728)!

An emergency fund and an increase to your savings rate can change everything about your financial life. It will give you the security and flexibility you need to hit those financial goals and have room to dream! In today's episode, we teach you practical ways to find and save an extra $6,728 per year!

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May 29, 2020
The Pros and Cons of Mutual Funds and ETFs (Which Option is Best?)

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs: is this the showdown of the century? While it's fun to pit things against each other in friendly competition, we believe both of these funds can be used for good. Mutual Funds and ETFs can be super friends, but you must understand the pros and cons of each and how they impact your unique financial situation.

Let's unpack what these funds are, how they work, and which strategies might be right for you!

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May 22, 2020
11 Financial Lessons Learned from "The Last Dance" (Michael Jordan Doc)

Michael Jordan lead the Chicago Bulls to legendary success throughout the 90s. We were so excited to watch the new ESPN documentary called "The Last Dance," as it chronicles the rise and fall of this great team. While we were geeking out of Jordan's incredible story, we realized this doc is chock full of valuable financial lessons that apply to your personal finances. Join us as we reminisce about the Bulls' golden years and learn from their successes - and failures. 

May 15, 2020
What You Need to Know Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

Every home owner needs to hear this episode! When most people refinance their mortgages, they're doing it wrong. Let's make sure you're not one of them! We break down how refinancing works, when it's a good time to refinance, and how to make sure you're actually saving money and doing it right.

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May 08, 2020
The Harsh Truth About Annuities

Fear is a great sales tool. With every swing of the market, that fear grows, and your need to be educated on financial terms and strategies increases along with it. Before you get pitched on an annuity to calm your financial fears, use this episode to educate yourself!

Not every annuity or financial salesman is bad, but we've seen too many consumers be taken advantage of with this financial tool. This episode explains everything you need to know about annuities: what they are, how they work, and how to tell if you're getting ripped off.

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May 01, 2020
5 Ways You Can Overcome Financial Adversity During a Pandemic!

Hardship is, unfortunately, a part of life. Whether it's an economic downturn, losing a job, or the loss of a loved one, how we handle these situations can change our lives forever.

We know the gravity of what it's like to be hit with adversity. Even though we tackle some serious subjects in this episode, Brian wanted to title it "Victory from the Jaws of Defeat!" Let's talk through personal stories and tried-and-true strategies for persevering through a negative situation and coming out stronger on the other side.

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Apr 24, 2020
7 Financial Lessons You Should Learn From Tiger King!

The Netflix documentary "Tiger King" is more than just a hilariously captivating hot mess. It's a perfect example of what NOT to do with your personal finances. If Joe Exotic (and the whole cast) had followed the advice from this episode, their lives would have looked wildly different than they do today! Let's have some fun and break down 7 fantastic personal finance lessons you can learn from this crazy show.

Warning: There are "Tiger King" spoilers in this episode!

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Apr 17, 2020
Why Every Investor Should Own This Fund!

This one investment could change your entire financial life! (We're, talking about Index Funds!) Instead of beating the market, this episode teaches you to grow with the market.

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Apr 10, 2020
Stimulus Checks: How to Maximize Your Money (Important Information)

How can you maximize the money available to you through the CARES Act? This legislation is a fluid situation, but through lots of research, we broke down exactly how you can take advantage of these new benefits. Whether you’re an individual or a small business, there are provisions you need to be aware of and instructions you need to keep in the forefront of your mind. We walk through every detail we could uncover in this episode.

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Apr 03, 2020
Coronavirus Stimulus Bill: What You Need To Know

A huge legislation just passed called the CARES Act. This new stimulus bill promises to ease the extra financial burden brought on by the coronavirus. In case you don’t have time to read and decode a 335 page bill, we did it for you! Let’s unpack what you need to know about the CARES Act and how it affects your personal finances.

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Apr 01, 2020
The BEST Financial Strategy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When you live through a market downturn, you walk away wiser, and full of new planning strategies to help you prepare for your next unexpected life event. In this episode, we walk through financial planning opportunities you can take advantage of in the middle of this uncertainty, then shift our focus on how to prepare for the next one.

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Mar 27, 2020
How To Financially Survive the Coronavirus Outbreak: We Answer Your Questions!

Our world is changing rapidly! We want to help you break down the changes that have happened over the past week and hone-in on how each one affects your finances. How should you respond to these economic and emotional fluctuations? We talk through it in this week’s Q&A episode.

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Mar 24, 2020
9 Life Changing Lessons from Warren Buffett

There's something reassuring about Warren Buffett's outlook on life.

His journey to building over $81 billion of wealth has been extraordinary. It gives credibility to his super-human ability to analyze numbers, spot opportunities, and give excellent life advice. In this episode, we break down 9 life changing Warren Buffett quotes from his 2019 Letter to Shareholders and beyond. They will leave you inspired to kick-start your financial strategy and reignite your passion for life.

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Mar 20, 2020
Coronavirus And Your Finances: We Answer Your Questions!

COVID-19 is on all of our minds. We are all concerned about the health of our loved ones, and the volatility of the financial markets is not helping to ease everyone’s anxiety or nervousness. Our goal is to keep you updated and be a resource as we all work through these difficult times.

We recorded a special Money Guy Q&A show that specifically addressed what we are facing. A few of the questions that were covered include:

  • Why don’t we go to cash, let things calm down, and then get back into the market? 
  • How can we be sure that markets will recover?
  • Is this downturn and bear market different?

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Mar 18, 2020
How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing in 2020

Real estate investing can be a viable way to build wealth, but you need to have a plan and know exactly what you're getting into.

This episode of The Money Guy Show provides one of the most honest assessments of real estate investing you'll find online. We'll dive deep into strategic ways you can use this valuable asset to your advantage, but also, we'll give you a dose of reality that's not on the shiny brochure!

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Mar 13, 2020
5 Steps to Becoming a Millionaire!

Have you ever wanted to ask a millionaire how they built their wealth? In this episode, we asked and they answered! We work with hundreds of financially successful people everyday. They were kind enough to help us create this episode by sharing their wisdom through The Money Guy Wealth Survey. It gives us a glimpse into how millionaire minds work and how all of us can implement these simple steps to create abundance in our own lives.

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Mar 06, 2020
Top 3 Money Traps to Avoid By Age!

A big part of our job as financial advisors is protecting people from making bad behavioral mistakes with their finances. Knowledge is power! In this episode, we'll equip you with everything you need in order to spot common money traps and protect yourself from accidental financial mistakes.

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Feb 28, 2020
3 Reasons Why Americans Are Still Broke!

With the financial tools accessible to Americans today, we believe anyone can build wealth and set himself up for a better life. Even so, 60% of people don't have the savings to pay for an unexpected emergency. Why are Americans so broke?

There are 3 major pitfalls in understanding and behavior that keep people from tapping into the amazing financial opportunity we have access to everyday. Let's break down all 3 and talk about how to turn the tide or avoid these situations altogether on your journey to financial freedom!

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Feb 21, 2020
What Wealth Looks Like By Age! (Are You Actually Wealthy?!)

What does wealth look like? It depends on a lot of factors including your age, lifestyle, and savings rate. So, how do you know you're on the right track to building wealth and achieving financial abundance?

Our "5 Levels of Wealth" show really struck a chord with The Money Guy family. So, we're unpacking what each level looks like at each stage of life. Which levels are achievable at your age? Do the levels look different in each decade? Let's explore what it looks like to be wealthy in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s!

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Feb 14, 2020
3 Signs You're Ready to Live Like No One Else!

Ever wish you had permission to spend guilt free?

As financial advisors, people expect us to advise on saving money and spending less, but one of our favorite parts is being that voice of reason and letting people know when they can take their foot off the brake and start living like no one else!

Let’s walk through 3 surefire signs that you're ready to start spending a little more on the things you love. We cover financial priorities, making memories, and keeping your life balanced.

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Feb 07, 2020
The Dark Side of Being a Millionaire! (The Truth About Being Wealthy)

Building wealth feels amazing, but beware of the pitfalls and traps along the way! We want you to be set up for success financially and personally. Let's explore the downfalls countless millionaires have fallen into and unpack loads of tips to keep you from going down the same path. Here's how to stay on the path to a life of freedom and abundance!

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Jan 31, 2020
Will The SECURE Act Negatively Impact Your Finances?

On December 20th, a big piece of legislation was passed called the SECURE Act. It will affect retirement, IRAs, taxes, and more! Don't worry, in this episode, we break down everything you need to know about the SECURE Act and how your strategies may need to change. Plus, we make it fun!

Jan 24, 2020
How and When to Hire a Financial Advisor

Navigating the world of fee structures, letter designations, and financial strategy can be daunting. In this episode, we take the guesswork out of this big decision. Let's break down how to know it's time to recruit the help of an advisor and whether or not they have your best interest at heart!

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Jan 17, 2020
Financial Advisors React to Old Financial Advice!

After a decade of hosting a financial show (and working in finances for even longer,) what advice has changed or shifted over the years? In this episode, we react to some of our old shows. We share great stories, have a good laugh, and break down fantastic teachable tips designed to fuel your financial life!

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Jan 10, 2020
How To Make Money In 2020 by Predicting The Future!

In this show, you'll learn how to capitalize on financial predictions and recognize bad predictions when you see them. There are many reasons to be excited about your financial future. Let's dive in and find out why!

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Jan 03, 2020
How to Make a Smart Car Purchase in 2020

Cars are necessities for a lot of us, but they can easily become one of your biggest financial mistakes. In this episode, we'll teach you our best tips and tricks for buying a car - the smart way!

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Dec 27, 2019
How to Invest Your Money in 2020

Knowing where to invest your time, money, and attention can be challenging. We get it! In this show, we breakdown the most valuable investment strategies to focus on in your 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s.

This episode goes hand-in-hand with our Average Net Worth By Age show!

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Dec 20, 2019
Average Net Worth By Age In 2020!

This is our favorite annual tradition! Let's update the numbers and see how your Net Worth measures up to your peers in the new year.

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Dec 13, 2019
How to LEGALLY Avoid Paying Taxes This Year

Taxes may be inevitable, but we have good news! There are smart, LEGAL strategies to help you pay fewer taxes this year and every year to come. We use these strategies for ourselves and our clients and, in this episode, we’re going to walk you through the basics.

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Dec 06, 2019
How to Stick to Your 2020 Financial Goals

Everyone has financial dreams and goals they would like to achieve. Every year, without fail, the topic of personal finance shows up in the Top 5 most popular New Year's Resolutions list. So how can you make your financial dreams a reality?

In this episode, we're going to walk you through 4 vital financial areas to add to your goals and then, teach you how to make them stick!

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Nov 29, 2019
How to Build Wealth with a Low Paying Job BY AGE

You've been lied to! The vast majority of millionaires don't build their wealth overnight. There are real and tangible ways anyone at any age can build wealth and become a millionaire!

In this episode, we reveal the average salary of each age group (20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s), how much you should realistically be investing in each decade based on those salaries, and what the incredible outcome will be if you follow this strategy.

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Nov 22, 2019
How to Speed Up Your Wealth Building Process

Identify key roadblocks and behaviors that halt your financial progress and learn how to overcome each one.

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Nov 15, 2019
The Biggest Thing the F.I.R.E Movement Gets Wrong (Financially Independent, Retire Early)

Consider this your graduate degree in how to make FIRE a reality!

Folks in the F.I.R.E (Financially Independent, Retire Early) Movement are set on retiring in their 30s or 40s. So much of this movement is about motivation, but we want to make sure you understand the nuts and bolts of your plan so the wheels don't fall off! (Don't worry - we'll motivate you, too!)

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Nov 08, 2019
7 Financial Habits That Can Change Your Life!

If you implement these 7 habits, your financial life will change for the better! This show is a beautiful self-assessment. Join us as we walk through each habit and evaluate where we are and how we can use each one. 

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Nov 01, 2019
5 Scary Financial Decisions That Will Make You Broke!

Managing finances doesn't have to be scary - but it can be if you make these 5 financial decisions. In honor of the Halloween season, we're telling you scary tales of financial catastrophe AND how you can avoid them!

Note: We wore our Halloween costumes for this show! See what costumes we chose on YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter.

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Oct 25, 2019
Passive Income Exposed: 3 Ways To Actually Make Money

Is passive income too good to be true?

In today's episode, we expose false claims of "making money for nothin'" and set the record straight on how you can actually make money doing real estate, content creation, and, quite literally, while you sleep!

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Oct 18, 2019
4 Ways You Are Investing Your Money Wrong!

Time for a gut check! If you're saving or investing your money in these 4 ways, it might be time for a new strategy.

We'll break down why each mistake is not serving you well, then we'll cover the best techniques to get out of that financial rut and set yourself up for success!

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Oct 11, 2019
5 Ways You Can Be a Financial Super Hero

How heroic (and different) are you with your finances? We lay out 5 unique ways to tell if you're a financial super hero. Plus, we teach you how to add each of these 5 skills to your everyday life.

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Oct 04, 2019
How Rich People Get Rich: The Secrets Revealed!

We believe anyone can be wealthy. But how?

This topic has some sizzle! We are about to share 4 paths anyone can take to become wealthy. We'll break down secrets to achieving each path and will help you decide which one is right for you.

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Sep 27, 2019
How to Live Life Like a Celebrity

In this episode of The Money Guy Show, we unpack the successes and failures of celebrities like Lebron James, Melissa McCarthy, Billy Joel, and more. Let's look at what they got right, where they went wrong, and how you can implement these lessons to make the most of your own finances.

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Sep 20, 2019
Money and Marriage By Age: The Secret to a Happy Marriage

Money and marriage: can they coexist in harmony? Money can play a huge role in the overall happiness and success of your marriage. Taking time to consider the way you handle finances as a couple today can make all the difference in the long-run.

We're going to walk you through signs of financial success and traps to avoid at every phase of marriage from Newlyweds to Empty Nesters.

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Sep 13, 2019
The Best Ways to Save and Pay For College

If you have children or you're thinking about funding any kind of future education, this episode is your new best friend! We're breaking down the best ways to save and pay for college, plus giving you hard numbers that will help you make the best decision on where to get your education.

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Sep 06, 2019
Is Roth Really A Solid Financial Strategy?

After watching Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, we realized the financial world has its own ferocious apex predator. Roth assets sit on the top of the food chain. They get tax-free growth, provide emergency access to your funds, and there are no required minimum distributions for these kinds of assets. 

In today’s show, we breakdown how Roth assets can help you grow your wealth exponentially!

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Aug 30, 2019
Top Secret Planning Strategies of the Rich

You're not going to believe we're giving away this advice for free! We're so excited to share these untold secrets and help you take your finances to the next level.

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Aug 23, 2019
5 Levels of Wealth and How to Achieve Each

There are five levels of wealth that can let you know where you stand in your financial journey and how comfortable you really are when it comes to your finances.

Join us for today’s episode of The Money Guy Show to find out where you are in this race of building wealth. We understand that it takes getting to a certain level of wealth when you can actually start breathing a little easier knowing that you have your army of dollar bills built up and working for you. But what does abundance looks like at the graduation point? 

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Aug 16, 2019
7 Financial Rip-Offs to Avoid at All Costs!

No one wants to feel like a chump! We're helping you recognize and avoid 7 financial rip-offs people are falling for each day.

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Aug 09, 2019
How to Maximize Your Investment Performance

Yes, YOU can make money investing! And no, it's not gambling! 

Investing is a powerful tool that can help you put your army of dollar bills to work and build wealth. How much wealth? Well, join us as we take a look at the data. 

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Aug 02, 2019
The Money Guy Take on Dave Ramsey's 7 Baby Steps

When you get serious about taking control of your finances, one of the first names or resources you may come by is Dave Ramsey. He is a beast in the personal finance industry. Dave has undoubtedly impacted millions - MILLIONS- of people’s lives through his Financial Peace University, radio show, best-selling books, and the plethora of other financial education resources available through Ramsey Solutions. 

But what happens after you take control of your money and climb out of the “dungeon of debt” as Bo calls it? Well, here is where we think that our Financial Order of Operations parlays nicely with Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps

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Jul 26, 2019
Should You Pay Off Debt Before Investing? Here Is The Real Answer.

So often, we are asked whether someone should pay off an outstanding loan or invest. 

In today’s show, we put the rubber to the road and focus on the numbers. We also look at the different types of debt, how some is more punitive than others, and discuss the role it plays in your overall financial success. Yes! Debt is an important tool to help you achieve financial success. 

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Jul 19, 2019
Avoid These 7 Common Estate Planning Mistakes

Estate planning can seem like a complex undertaking, and not knowing how to approach it can lead to inaction. Lucky for you, you know us! And like any good friend, we are going to let you in on what we know. Pull up a seat as we share how to get your estate plan established well and the common mistakes people make that you won’t after tuning in to this week’s how.

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Jul 12, 2019
How Much Does It Cost to Buy Happiness?

Can you buy happiness? How much does it cost to buy happiness? What is the relationship between money, wealth, and how happy you are about life?

While we don’t have all the answers, we do think we offer a unique perspective on this topic because of our day jobs as fee only financial advisors. We have many conversations with our clients in regards to their money, goals, dreams and what makes them happy, and we share our high-level observations in this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show. 

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Jul 05, 2019
9 Pieces of Financial Advice You Should Ignore

It seems like you can’t go anywhere without someone having an opinion or a piece of advice regarding your finances. We are inundated with financial articles, news headlines, and information from our families - solicited or not. While there are times when the advice shared may sound good, it very well may not be right for your particular situation so you have to be careful about the information you act upon.

Financial advice, no matter how well-intentioned it may be, can function like that old game of Telephone. It starts with one message, but by the time it reaches you it can end up communicating something vastly and, in the case of your money, dangerously different. 

Be sure to tune in to this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show as we uncover the nine pieces of financial advice you should probably ignore. 

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Jun 28, 2019
How To Become Rich Making Less Than Six Figures!

Can you become rich making less than six figures? This goes against the grain of what most people believe. In fact, the statistics show that over half of baby boomers and millennials believe people inherit their wealth. However, the reality is that only 21 percent of wealthy people inherit money and of that only 3 percent are millionaires.  

This means, then, that the overwhelming majority of millionaires are your self-made, next-door types! This also means that you don’t necessarily have to make boatloads of money in order to become a millionaire. Tune into this week’s episode to find out how to avoid all the traps, pitfalls, and mistakes that can interfere with your potential to become a millionaire.

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Jun 21, 2019
Everything You Know About Money Is Wrong

Everything you know about money is probably wrong, and holding you back from success in your financial life! Well, today that will change in this episode of the Money Guy Show we are going to straighten it all out for you.


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Jun 14, 2019
The Truth About the FIRE Movement

The FIRE Movement. What is it? Who’s doing it? Should I do it? Is it good or bad? How do I do it? These are all questions you may ask yourself when you hear people talking about the FIRE Movement. We cover all of this and so much more in this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show.

You may notice that we have a special visitor for this episode. Brian is out of the office visiting his favorite mouse (if you guessed Mickey, you'd be right)! Gabe Talley from our team joins us and shares his vast knowledge on this subject with our Money Guy family. You don’t want to miss this episode of the Money Guy Show.

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Jun 07, 2019
Average 401(k) Balance by Age: Are You Behind?

How does your 401(k) balance measure up against your peers? Do you have enough or are you behind? When we meet with potential clients, most of them want to know the answer to these two questions:

  1. Where am I?
  2. Where am I headed?

Tune in to this week’s episode as we share the average 401(k) balance by age and answer the question of whether or not you're behind with your retirement savings.

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May 31, 2019
How To Simplify Your Finances

Keep it simple, Sam or Sally! How do you KISS gpur complicated financial life good-bye? When I was younger and working as an accountant, I used to dream about being a sophisticated financial person. I wanted to have a complicated tax return, because I felt that meant I had a great life. Be careful what you wish for because later in life I had a complicated financial life and began to think what I can do change it.

Simple may not be sexy and may not turn heads, but it can give you something more valuable: peace of mind. It can put you head and shoulders ahead of your peers. In this week's episode, we share ways you can simplify your finances.

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May 24, 2019
How To Financially Prepare For Your Death While You’re Still Young

What is one of the most shocking statistics that impacts your finances? Spoiler Alert: It affects everyone regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, or where you live.

If you guessed mortality, you'd be correct. 100% of us will die. We know that this is not something to take lightly, and here at the Money Guy Show, our goal is to make sure that you and your family are financially prepared for all of life’s seasons.

Are you and your loved ones financially prepared and protected for when you pass on? Tune in to this episode and learn how to adequately plan your finances when you're gone, how to approach finances if a loved one passes away, and what you need to know to be an executor of an estate.

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May 17, 2019
How To Bulletproof Your Marriage Financially

One of the biggest decisions you will make in your life is marriage! As you know, here at the Money Guy show, marriage and finance has always been a very important topic. Money creates a unique dynamic within any marriage, and how you manage it can strengthen or undermine this significant relationship.

The inspiration for today's episode actually comes from a personal situation. I was on a trip with some of my old Georgia neighbors when my wife called me in a panic. She shared that she had a vivid dream that I had passed away. She realized that even though she is listed on all of our accounts, she did not know how to access them and began to wonder what would happen if I was no longer here.

Are you and your better half set up for financial success as a couple? Find out how you can make your personal finances an opportunity to grow together rather than allow it to drive a wedge and become a source of stress and marital discord.

Tune in to this week’s episode as we discuss, “How To Bulletproof Your Marriage Financially.”

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May 10, 2019
How To Plan for Your Financial Future as a Stay-at-Home Spouse

You are in for a special treat this week! We are doing #AskTheMoneyGuy right here in the studio. Every week we answer listener requested questions, but this week we felt we wanted to dedicate more time and make this question into a full show.

Are you the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for your household? Perhaps more specifically, are you a stay-at-home spouse who manages all the household finances? If you have ever wondered about retirement, social security, or your financial future in general, you won't want to miss this episode. We discuss the options of building personal assets versus depending on your working spouse. We agree this is an important topic. Thank you Kate for submitting this question!

Tune in to this week’s episode as we answer the question, “How to plan for your financial future as a stay-at-home spouse.”

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May 03, 2019
Average Debt By Age (And What To Do About It)

Debt is a four letter word. Is that a coincidence or a consequence? In this week’s episode, we take a deep dive into each age group and what debt should look like at each stage.

If your boat is leaking because of debt, cash flow issues, or making monthly payments is a struggle, then you want to take control of your finances immediately so you can get on the path to financial independence. This episode can help you do just that!

Tune into this week’s episode as we walk you through how you can handle debt over your various stages of life.

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Apr 26, 2019
4 Life-Changing Investment Accounts That You May Not Know About!

There are four accounts that you may or may not be aware of that can change your financial life. This is not clickbait, we want to share with you about these accounts because they can transform your finances. We were inspired to produce today’s episode from the many emails and questions we have received from you, our loyal listeners.

As you know, The Money Guy Show exists to help you make simple and smart choices with your money. We are passionate about everyone saving for the future, and we always want to make sure that we help you succeed. Tune in to this week’s episode as we share the four investment accounts that can potentially change your life.

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Apr 19, 2019
The Rule of 3: How to Make the Best Financial Decisions

The Rule of 3! Have you ever noticed that you are only able to hold three or four key concepts at a time? That applies to your finances as well. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is just an example of the Rule of 3 concept.

We wanted to have an episode where we break down the financial basics to set you up for success. Tune in to this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show as we discuss the Rule of 3 and how you can apply it your finances.

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Apr 12, 2019
Never Be Manipulated Again into Making Bad Financial Decisions!

What if we told you there is an entire category of words that can be used to manipulate your financial decisions? After all, one of the major components of marketing is being able to persuade people to buy a product or service. But what happens when these same marketing tactics are used in financial services?

Here at the Money Guy Show, we believe that knowledge is power. We always want to share the best information that can equip you to reach your financial goals, and that includes making you aware of manipulative sales strategies in financial services.

Join us for today’s episode as we share the manipulation tactics that are commonly used that can lead to bad financial choices.

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Apr 05, 2019
Financial Decisions You Hope Your Friends Make

Should you buy a second home, RV, timeshare, or a boat? Chances are they could be horrible for your financial life, but, if your lucky, your friends may make these purchases. We all have friends, and as humans we are hardwired to stand out from our peers. Sometimes our peers make financial decisions that would not be great for our personal finances, but we can take advantage of those purchases that they have decided to make. We recorded a show back in 2016 where we discussed financial mistakes you hope your friends make. So, we are returning with a fresh take on that episode.

Join us for today’s episode as we share the financial decisions you hope your friends make. Our goal here at the Money Guy Show is to always help you understand how to best use your army of dollar bills to achieve financial independence.

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Mar 29, 2019
Top Investing Lessons from Warren Buffett in 2018: Letter to Shareholders

What did Warren Buffett tell us about personal finance in 2018? It may not be Christmas, but it certainly feels like it when the “Oracle of Omaha” shares his wisdom with us. There have been many of you asking when we are going to cover Warren Buffett’s letter to shareholders. That day has finally arrived!

Buffett shares that there are many things to be excited about, as well as future opportunities for all of us. In today's episode, we share the most important investment lessons he reveals that you can apply to your own personal finances. Join us for this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show as we explore Warren Buffett’s letter to shareholders.

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Mar 22, 2019
Understanding Your Rate of Return (RoR)

Do you know the power of your Rate of Return (RoR)? This week’s Money Guy episode is about all things rate of return. If you have ever wondered what a reasonable rate of return is or how to actually calculate it and make sense of it, then this show is for you!

You always want to make sure that your rate of return reflects you and what your needs are for your financial road map. Our goal for all of our listeners is for you to attain financial independence, and we want to make sure that you have a clear understanding of your investments. Join us for this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show as we discuss the power of your rate of return.

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Mar 15, 2019
How to Invest a Windfall of Cash: Dollar Cost Averaging vs. Lump Sum Investing

This week’s Money Guy Episode is inspired by an article written by Nick Maggiulli Of Dollars and Data on February 19, 2019 titled "How to Invest a Lump Sum” that talks about what you should do if you suddenly experience a windfall of money.

As it turns out, we also did a show on this very topic less than a year ago where we discussed whether or not you should take a lump sum or a dollar cost average approach to your investing. So, this week’s episode is a reboot that allows us to apply the same principles to the scenarios laid out by Nick Maggiulli.

Join us for this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show as we build a bridge between the analytics cited in Maggiulli’s article and the financial behaviors that impact your bottom line.

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Mar 08, 2019
Financial Advisors Reveal Their WORST Financial Mistakes!

Do you know where wisdom comes from? It comes from learning from your mistakes. Back in 2013, we had an episode where we shared the mistakes we had made. Now in 2019 we are revisiting and updating our list of mistakes and sharing those with you today.

Tune in to this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show as we cover Money Guy misses remastered. We are human and make mistakes, too! By sharing our mistakes with you, we hope that it will help you avoid the financial mistakes we made and continue guiding you on your path toward financial independence.

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Mar 01, 2019
The #1 Reason Why 70% of Wealthy Families Lose All Their Money

Your kids, grandkids, great-grandkids could go broke if you do not fix this problem. Yes, that may seem a bit harsh, but when you look at the statistics of generational wealth building it is very somber.

  • 70% of rich families lose their wealth by the 2nd generation
  • 70% of family-owned businesses fail and/or sold by the 2nd generation
  • 86% of millionaires are first generation.

Tune in to this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show as we reveal the secrets to sustaining your wealth through future generations. Learn the practical steps you and your family can implement to keep your wealth for generations to come.

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Feb 22, 2019
What to Know Before You File Your 2018 Taxes

Hold on to your seats for this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show! We’re talking 2018 tax changes and planning opportunities, and it has us over-the-moon excited. As many of you know, Brian is a CPA and prepared client taxes for 16 years. Therefore, we’re sure you can imagine just how joyful he is to geek-out over this important topic we cover in this episode of the Money Guy Show.

We cover a lot of ground in this show, so you may want to have your pen and notepad handy so you can jot down your notes and anything you may want to address with your tax preparer this season. Ok, let’s jump into the episode.

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Feb 15, 2019
Here Are The Best Retirement Plans for the Self-Employed!

Are you self-employed or have a side hustle? Then this episode is for you! What are your options for retirement planning as a self-employed person? What are the pros and cons of each option? You want to make the correct decision for your short and long term goals to achieve financial independence.

We love that you guys are out there, whether you are self-employed or hustling on the side, working so hard to create more income to achieve your goals and dreams. You should let your money work just as hard for you by making sure you are taking advantage of the correct retirement plan. Tune in this week to learn about the different retirement savings strategies that you have as a self-employed person.

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Feb 08, 2019
401k Plans Deconstructed

You know that here at The Money Guy Show, we don’t just want you to save toward retirement. We want you to save as much as possible toward retirement and as early as possible! We especially want you to contribute enough to your employer-sponsored retirement plan so that you get that employer-match. Free money!

But how do 401k plans work? And what information should you have handy so that you can maximize your contributions to this effective retirement-savings vehicle?

Tune in this week to learn about the financial planning opportunities you can take advantage of in your employer-sponsored 401k or 403b plans. 

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Feb 01, 2019
6 Must-Follow Financial Planning Tips for Parents

If you’re a parent, you know the love for your child is like nothing else in the entire world. You take all the essential measures to keep your kids safe, clothed, fed, and happy. But are you dropping the ball when it comes to the financial side of being a parent?

Join us for today’s episode as we share the six financial planning items you should definitely address to help ensure your child’s financial security.

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Jan 25, 2019
Index Investing vs. Active Management: Are You Making a Mistake?

Assets in passive equity strategies grew to nearly 45 percent of all stock market investments in the U.S., and active equity managers continue to lose ground due to the over $470 billion investors have invested in passive equity strategies like index funds.

There is good reason why index investing has an eager and growing participation. It is much cheaper than active management. But, are index funds better for your financial goals? The answer is yes, but with a footnote.

For anyone that has listened to our show for some time, you know that we are huge proponents of index investing. There are a lot of reasons to like index funds, but what is the difference between index investing and active management? And how can you use index funds to reach your financial aspirations? That’s what we cover in today’s episode of The Money Guy Show.

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Jan 18, 2019
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making Major Financial Decisions

Ever wonder why certain people are more financially successful than others? Does it have something to do with their economic status their born into? IQ? Genetics? Behaviors? Or a combination of certain factors?

Well, as it turns out, research consistently reveals since as early as the last 1800s, that the vast majority of millionaires don’t come from millions. What the research does find again and again is that self-control and discipline behaviors are correlated with success.

This is good news! This means that financial success is well-within your control. And the money decisions you make now can have a big and small impact on your overall financial situation. 

Join us for this week’s installment of The Money Guy Show as we reveal the 8 behavioral finance questions every individual and couple should ask before making major financial decisions.

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Jan 11, 2019
How To Survive a Bear Market Attack

It is no secret that the stock market has been a bumpy road in recent weeks. Any media channel you tune to will highlight the volatile performance of the S&P and Dow Jones. Headlines like, "Dow Plunges More Than 650 Points as Apple Flashes Warning Signs" are quickly followed by, "Stocks Surge After Blowout Jobs Report." For investors, the undulating market performance can be nauseating.

As we traverse what is, most likely, a bear market, we want to make sure that our Money Guy Show fans and Abound Wealth clients don't make short-term decisions that can derail long-term financial goals. Therefore, be sure to tune in to this week's episode to find out what to do if a bear market attacks.

In today's episode, we cover the facts and data about market performance that helps put all the headlines into perspective and can help you sleep easier at night. Equip yourself with the knowledge that can prevent you from making irrational, short-term decisions that could derail your retirement.

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Jan 04, 2019
How to Invest $1,000 in 2019

Happy New Year Money Guy Show Family! There has never been a better time to buy into the market and start investing than right now! Between investment options and low-cost investments, you have an opportunity to supercharge your finances by investing.

Unlike earlier years, today you have access to different financial products that simply weren't available before. And If you have less than $250,000 in investable assets, you probably don't need a financial advisor just yet. Meaning, you can jumpstart and build wealth on your own for now.  If you have more than $250,000, then it's probably time to consider hiring a co-pilot to avoid making financial mistakes and maximize your investment returns. 

Either way, no matter where you are in your financial journey, today's episode shares the 9 steps you can take to invest $1,000 right now! Imagine the impact properly investing $1,000 can have on your growth potential. We talk about that and so much more in today's show. 

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Dec 28, 2018
How to Win With Money: Average Net Worth by Age

The New Year equals new opportunities to calibrate and refocus. 2019 can be your year of success! As one of our neighbors and friends here in Franklin, TN says, “You can make this year your best year ever!”

So, be sure to join us for this very special year-end episode of The Money Guy show where we provide you with an overview of what you need to be doing to keep yourself on track financially.

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Dec 21, 2018
Top 5 Entrepreneurial Mistakes That Everyone Seems to Make

This week’s mini episode of The Money Guy Show zeros in on the five mistakes all new business owners tend to make. Brian admits to making all of these mistakes himself when he was a new business many years ago and has seen it time and time again with others.

So, what are these five entrepreneurial mistakes and what can you do to avoid them if you yourself are a new entrepreneur or thinking about becoming one? Tune in to today’s episode to glean valuable insights about mistakes to avoid as a new business owner and lessons you can learn from the entrepreneurs who have come before you.

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Dec 14, 2018
Lessons Learned From Celebrity Mistakes

Everyone wants to be like a celebrity. All they have to do is have the right handbag, shoes, or outfit and it will sell out. We have learned celebrities are not immune to financial mistakes. We have all seen stories in the media about different mistakes that celebrities have made.

Be sure to tune-in to this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show as we share the lessons we have learned from celebrity financial mistakes. Also, how you can apply these lessons to your financial life.

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Dec 07, 2018
Are Generous People More Successful?

Are generous people more successful? Cultural idioms like it’s a “dog-eat-dog-world” and “nice guys finish last” may have you thinking that while generosity is the “right” way to be, it doesn’t always pay-off in the end. And that somehow the “ends justifying the means” is the way to get to the top of the success scale.

Well, we have a contrary belief to the worldview of generosity and, as it turns out, there are studies that reveal that generosity does, in fact, lead to success!

Be sure to tune-in to this week’s short episode of The Money Guy Show to find out just how successful some generous people are and how they get there while others do not.

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Nov 30, 2018
12 Days of Saving this Holiday Season

Ever wonder what the 12 days of Christmas cost? Well, we did too! Today’s episode is inspired by PNC Bank’s Christmas Price Index. For 35 years, they have calculated the prices of the twelve gifts from the classic carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas." The result is the PNC Christmas Price Index, a unique and whimsical holiday tradition that makes learning about the economy fun.

In addition to covering PNC’s Christmas Price Index and inflation, we also wanted to relate these twelve traditional gifts to financial tips and recommendations we think you ought to take care of before 2019 gets here. We are only a few weeks away from a brand new year, and there are certain financial matters that are better to address in the current calendar year.

Money Guy Show family, it is officially “Merry Christmas” time. Join us for today’s episode of The Money Guy Show as we uncover the 12 ways you can save this holiday season!


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Nov 23, 2018
Financial Advice You Wish You Knew as a Teenager

Today’s episode of The Money Guy Show is inspired by a listener question.  This listener wrote in to the show and asked us what advice we wish we knew as a teenager, because she is a youth group leader working closely with young adults. And what a great question this is!

So, we’re shifting today’s episode to speak directly to our teenage listeners and parents with teenagers. Even if you aren’t in this group of listeners, there are still plenty of useful and timeless tips we share to help set you up for financial success.

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Nov 16, 2018
How to Become the Next Millionaire Next Door with Dr. Sarah Stanley Fallaw, Ph.D.

We have a special show for you this week with a very special guest: Dr. Sarah Stanley Fallaw, Ph.D. Dr. Fallaw is the founder and President of DataPoints LLC, a company that provides scientifically validated, automated behavioral finance tools to the financial services industry. DataPoints created the industry's first biodata-based, predictive assessment of individual propensity to build wealth. She is the co-author of The Next Millionaire Next Door, a new edition to her father Dr. Thomas Stanley’s original text The Millionaire Next Door.

Dr. Fallaw joins us to share her research on what the portrait of today’s millionaire looks like. She reveals the psychological and behavioral side of financial planning. Tune in to find out how the way people think about and react to money correlates with their ability to build wealth.

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Nov 09, 2018
The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Trip to Walt Disney World!

Hey Money Guy Show family! We’re back with a second episode on how you can plan for your next magical Disney World vacation. We did a similar show two years ago (Maximizing the Magic: All the Ways You Can Save Money at Walt Disney World) and are back with even more tips and tricks you can use to help you make the Disney magic go further.

Brian just returned from a family vacation to Disney World in mid-October and has fresh and new ideas to share with you. When a Disney World vacation can easily cost you thousands of dollars, it’s vital to get the most from your Disney experience.

Tune in to this week’s mini-episode of the Money Guy Show to get new Disney World planning tips, money savings tactics, and exciting park updates.

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Nov 02, 2018
The Top Habits of Highly Successful People

In today’s episode of The Money Guy Show, we take a closer look at Sarah Stanley Fallow, Ph.D.’s new book The Next Millionaire Next Door, Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Tom Corley’s 9 Habits of Highly Successful People, and Tony Robbin’s How to Establish Joyful Habits. What we found is that there are certain habits and behaviors that show up again and again that correlate with success.

Be sure to tune in as we explore the habits and choices that millionaires make that contribute to their financial well-being. Also, if you haven’t done so already be sure to subscribe to our mailing list so that you get access to special show giveaways. For more details, please visit the show notes on our website:

Oct 26, 2018
How to Become a Financial Advisor

Today’s mini-episode of The Money Guy show is a compilation of road shows we put together for our #AskTheMoneyGuy series. 

In today’s listener-inspired episode, we cover a question we get all the time that we didn’t realize would come up as often as it does and that is how to become a financial advisor. This one is near and dear to our hearts as financial advisors ourselves and a question we’re happy to answer in this week’s installment of The Money Guy Show.

Be sure to join us on the road this week as we talk about how to become a financial advisor.

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Oct 19, 2018
A Different Take on Rebalancing

So much is made about this tool of asset management, but how much does the average investor actually know?

As a brief overview, rebalancing is getting your investment allocation to the appropriate target.  For example, if your portfolio is comprised of 60% in risk assets (i.e. stocks) and 40% in conservative assets (i.e. bonds) and one piece of that moves differently and throws the balance off, rebalancing helps to get you back to your original allocation.

In the simplest form, rebalancing buys the assets that have gone below the allocation threshold you would like to be at and sells the assets that have gone over. And you rebalance so that you can maintain the appropriate level of risk in your portfolio and to help stay on track to reach long-term financial goals. 

But what does the research say about rebalancing? And what is the common sense approach when it comes to this tool? Tune in to this week’s episode to hear us dive into the nuts and bolts of rebalancing and how you can use it in your financial life.

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Oct 12, 2018
Cash Is Making Money Again! Here Is What It Means For Your Wallet

Hey Money Guy Show Family! Cash is making money again. That’s right. Times are changing and you can generate income from cash again. (Seriously)

The Great Recession (2008-2009) slashed interest rates and they were in a free fall sitting on the bottom at 0.5% for the better part of a decade. Now, cash is making a comeback and it can yield over 2% today in high-yield savings accounts and over 2.5% in a 1-year CD and 3% for longer term CDs.

We’re at the point now where we all should start paying attention to cash as an asset class that can yield a return and what you can do about it.

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Oct 05, 2018
Surviving and Thriving in the Transition to Retirement with Fritz Gilbert

This is a special episode of The Money Guy Show with special guest Fritz Gilbert of The Retirement Manifesto. Fritz joins us in this episode to share his personal experience of transitioning to retirement with plenty of actionable takeaways for The Money Guy Show audience.

The transition to retirement can be a smooth one if you are prepared and planned accordingly. The earlier you start planning for retirement, the better. Our guest Fritz is just one (powerful) example of how effective financial planning can be to help you reach you financial goals and, ultimately, financial freedom.

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Sep 28, 2018
Use Whole Life Insurance to Avoid Estate Taxes?

There’s a whole industry on avoiding estate taxes. Should I use whole life insurance to avoid estate taxes? Tune in to this week’s mini-episode of The Money Guy Show as we discuss how whole life insurance is being used for estate planning.

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Sep 21, 2018
The Worst Financial Rip-Offs and How to Avoid Them

Unfortunately, there are quite a few products, services, and straight-up rip-offs that you need to be aware of so that you can decide what is appropriate and what will detract from your financial vision. It’s sometimes difficult to tell the difference between useful investment or expenditure and the equivalent of lighting your money on fire.

This show is also stocked full of useful and surprising information that you may not have been aware of. Even if you are a Money Master, there are nuggets of information you can share with your tribe. Be sure to tune in as we share our thoughts on the worst financial rip-offs so you can determine if they are useful to you or if you should steer clear.

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Sep 14, 2018
Are You Letting Fear Drive Your Investment Decisions?

One of our biggest issues with the financial industry is when products are sold to consumers and investors through fear tactics. And while there are instances where fear is a natural motivator behind certain financial products, such as having a will if you have dependent children, not every financial decision should be based on fear.  

There are many financial products out there designed to help you achieve financial goals. Understanding your needs and the purpose financial tools can serve is paramount to you making wise decisions about your finances.

Tune in to this week’s short episode of The Money Guy Show to find out which financial products are generally sold with fear-based tactics and how you can safeguard yourself against them.

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Sep 07, 2018
How to Beat Market Timers

If you were just going off what you hear from friends and family members at social gatherings, you might think everyone hits it big when they trade stocks. People are eager to tell you when their risky investments make money, but they are less forthcoming about all the busts. 

Trying to time the market to get that “big win” is a risky endeavor. Ben Carlson from A Wealth of Common Sense wrote an awesome post back in 2014 that introduced us to Bob, "The World's Worst Market Timer." Join us for this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show, as we unpack the cautionary tale represented by Bob, “The World’s Worst Market Timer” and highlight where Bob goes wrong and what his potential outcomes could have been if he did things differently.

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Aug 31, 2018
Zero-Fee Index Funds Are Here! Here's What It Means For Your Wallet.


It’s an exciting time to be an investor because price wars have been gradually bringing down the cost to invest in recent years. But is it really possible to invest with zero fees?  

We’ve observed the industry has been slowly moving toward zero, and it looks like it has finally gotten there. Join us for this week’s episode of The Money Guy Show to hear us discuss this big news about zero-fee investing and what it can mean for your wallet and future.

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Aug 24, 2018
Financial Order of Operations: How To Prioritize Your Financial Goals

Knowing how to prioritize every dollar that comes in is a major factor in your overall success. Join us for this week's episode of The Money Guy Show where we share ways to approach your finances that can result in two to three times the amount of money you have at retirement.

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Aug 17, 2018
Shopping Hacks That Will Save You a Fortune!

If you want to stretch your back pocket and make it go as far as possible, then tune in to this week's episode of The Money Guy Show.

We're talking about some supreme online shopping ninja skills that can help increase your purchasing power. Tell us the idea of stretching your money an extra 5 to 10% more than your friends doesn't put an extra pep in your step!

Find out the three things you can do to maximize your dollar bill.

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Aug 10, 2018
Seeing the BIG Picture of Your Financial Life

We all come from different families, unique individual talents, geographic locations, and from poor, modest, or wealthy parents. These are the special recipe ingredients that make us who we are. You don’t realize it, but some of these special recipe ingredients will be the rocket fuel that propels you to tremendous success, and some will be the limiting beliefs or blind spots that could slow or derail your best version of yourself.

Let’s make sure that your financial decision making is BIG enough and that you are not being distracted or derailed by a blind spot or limiting beliefs. Join us for this week's episode of the Money Guy Show where we share practical advice on how to reach your full wealth potential.


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Aug 03, 2018
Should You Cut the Cable Cord?

Cable is expensive, and the customer service takes the cake for being one of the worst in the industry. So, do we really need to pay exorbitant prices and accept bad service to watch the shows we love? We say nay and share why in this week's short episode.

Tune in to this week's episode to find out how you can cut the cord without sacrificing your favorite shows. 

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Jul 27, 2018
Why Following the Crowd is Dangerous When it Comes to Investing

When it comes to investing, do you ever find yourself reacting to the media headlines? If you spend even one day listening to financial news updates, you could be convinced that you need to do something drastic to combat the doom and gloom that's perpetuated by industry 'gurus.' Fear is often the driving emotion behind bad financial decisions, and we don't want you to total your financial life because of such peer pressure.

You (and any other investor) are told on a daily basis by the financial media to follow the herd and invest your money in this or that, or worse... sell when things seem scary. In this week's episode, we talk about how even when there's good news the media somehow wraps it up in negativity. Don't be misled in your financial life.

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Jul 20, 2018
Traditional IRA vs Roth IRA: Which is Better?

What's the difference between a traditional (pre-tax) IRA and a Roth IRA? We have your answers in this week's short episode of The Money Guy Show.

While this is foundational financial advice, we share advanced skills you won't want to miss. 


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Jul 13, 2018
How to Be a Tax-Free Millionaire

If there was a way for you to become a tax-free millionaire, do you think that would be something you'd want to know about? The good news is that there is a retirement vehicle that was designed to incentivize Americans to save toward retirement by allowing assets to grow tax-free, and it's known as a Roth IRA.

You may be familiar with what a Roth IRA is but do you know all the reasons that make it such an amazing component to your overall retirement strategy? You're in luck because in this week's episode of The Money Guy Show we share why Roth IRAs were created and how you can use them to gain the highest benefit.

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Jul 06, 2018
Timing the Market | Can Experts Be Trusted?

Tune in to this week's episode of The Money Guy Show as we discuss the sport of timing the market and what investors need to keep in mind. While we may enjoy speculating about what could happen, it's important to remember that no one can predict the future and that includes the financial future.

Find out just how harmful it can be to investors when investment advisors and media personalities peddle predictions.  Learn why your investment decisions should instead be based on your individual circumstance, risk management, as well as on valuations of asset classes and companies.

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Jun 29, 2018
The Worst Mistakes You Could Make With Your Money, Part 2

This week's episode is the second installment of The Worst Mistakes You Could Make With Your Money. Last week, we addressed money mistakes to avoid in your 20s and 30s. This week, we share the money moves that are important to make in your 40s, 50s, and 60s.

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Jun 22, 2018
The Worst Mistakes You Could Make With Your Money

There is an old saying that goes something like, "Mistakes are the best teachers." And while this is undoubtedly true, perhaps we can all agree that learning from other people's mistakes when it comes to our finances is way better than making them ourselves.

In this week's episode of The Money Guy Show, we're doing just that! We are peeling back the curtain on the worst possible mistakes you could make with your money so that you can hopefully avoid making them in your own life. Heed the warnings of those who have stumbled before you so that your path to financial independence can be smoother sailing.

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Jun 15, 2018
9 Ways To Lower Your Auto Insurance Bill

If you are interested in lowering your auto insurance bill and monthly premiums, then you'll want to tune in to this week's episode of The Money Guy Show. We share how you can save money and keep yourself protected.


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Jun 08, 2018
What Wealthy People Know About Spending Money

When is it OK to spend money? It's very common for people who prioritize building wealth to shudder at the notion of spending it. After all, we as a tribe have self-selected out of this culture of consumerism and embraced a lifestyle of forced scarcity to help us reach financial goals and, ultimately, financial independence.

But spending money isn't inherently bad. In fact, once you get to a place where your net worth is increasing faster than your income, you have likely reached a critical tipping point in your financial journey that allows you to start making a transition from saver to spender.

Tune in to this week's episode of The Money Guy Show as we give you clear direction on what, when, and how you can spend better and still stay on your path to building lasting wealth.

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Jun 01, 2018
Why Americans Are Broke

Why are Americans broke? On May 15, 2018, Charles Schwab released their second annual Modern Wealth Index Assessment for 2018. What this report revealed is that Americans have some work to do to rightsize their finances. What was even more interesting, is that this Wealth Index Assessment identified the primary contributing factor as to why Americans aren't better off financially.

Tune in to today's episode to find out why Americans are broke and what you can do to build wealth.

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May 25, 2018
Why The Tesla Model 3 Is The Best Car This Year!

We have an entirely different type of show for you today! Join Brian and Bo as they take you on a trip in Brian's Tesla Model 3. Yes, you heard that right, Brian and Bo take this week's show out of the studio and on the road. You'll want to watch this week's episode on YouTube if you can.

This episode is part Tesla review, part car industry overview, and part how electric vehicles impact personal finance.

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May 18, 2018
What You Need to Know About Whole Life vs. Term Insurance

Have you ever wondered if you should buy whole life or term insurance?

Tune in to this week's mini-episode of The Money Guy Show as we review the two different types of life insurance policies and what you need to know about them both.


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May 11, 2018
Why Do Stocks Go Up (and Down)?

Part of what goes into making smart money choices is understanding your investments, how they work, and what impacts how they perform. That is why we take a deep dive into investments and share the fundamentals of what investors should know about stock valuations.

In this show, we cover what drives the stock market's ups and downs, how you can measure how you're doing with your investments, and the common investing mistakes to avoid.


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May 04, 2018
Mind-Blowing Benefits of Health Savings Accounts

Should you have a Health Savings Account (HSA)?

Fidelity estimates that people 65 years of age till death will require $275,000 to cover medical care costs in retirement. That can leave many of us wondering how to plan and prepare for having that sum of money ready for future healthcare costs. Fortunately, there is a financial tool that may just be the answer for saving toward healthcare costs in retirement.


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Apr 27, 2018
Millionaire Habits By Age | How To Become a Millionaire

In this week's episode of The Money Guy Show, we share the wealth-building habits by age that can put you on the path to Millionaire status. Tune in to find out how to dial-in your money mindset in each decade of your life, and what financial matters you should be most focused on as you progress through the years.

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Apr 20, 2018
How to Know if You Should Invest in a Lump Sum or Dollar-Cost-Average

If you've come into some money, how should you invest it? Lump sum or dollar-cost average? Tune in to this week's episode of The Money Guy Show to find out how each investment strategy works and how to assess which one is right for your specific situation.

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Apr 13, 2018
The Truth About Keeping Up with the Joneses

In this week's installment of The Money Guy Show, we break down how you can inoculate yourself against the temptation to try to keep up with the proverbial Joneses.

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Apr 06, 2018
How to Maximize Your Charitable Giving Under 2018 Tax Changes

In this week's episode, we talk about ways you can align your Army of Dollar Bills with a heart of giving. Being generous and minimizing your taxes can go hand-in-hand if you are thoughtful with the way you give.

Tune in to this week's episode to learn how you can maximize charitable donations under the 2018 tax changes.

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Mar 30, 2018
How to Get the Most from Your Rewards Credit Cards

Credit cards, if used responsibly, can be a great financial tool to help your Army of Dollar Bills go further for the purchases you make. It's been quite some time since we covered the topic of credit cards, so tune in this week as week revisit this important financial subject.

In this episode, we review how to use credit cards to your financial benefit and look at the different types of rewards programs in depth.

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Mar 23, 2018
Unbelievably Useful Tips for Buying Mutual Funds

Mutual funds. Many people use them as part of their long-term investment strategy, but how do you pick which mutual fund is right for you?

Don't miss this week's 10-minute episode where we share the two ways you can buy mutual funds and trends you should watch for as an investor with choices.

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Mar 16, 2018
Warren Buffett's Top Investing Strategies | Annual Letter Highlights

For anyone who has listened to The Money Guy Show for a while, you know how much we love our annual tradition of reviewing Warren Buffett's yearly letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Make sure you tune in to this episode to hear us extrapolate the financial insights that apply to all investors.

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Mar 09, 2018
How to Win with Passive Investing Right Now

How do you design a portfolio to meet your financial goals? We share the difference between active versus passive investing strategies, and which one may make the most sense for long-term financial success in this week's installment of The Money Guy Show.

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Mar 02, 2018
Beware of These Mistakes When Buying and Selling a Home

In this week's episode of The Money Guy Show, we dig into the painstaking details of buying and selling a home. We share the biggest mistakes to avoid, ones that we ourselves have even made, and offer tips on how to approach your next real estate transaction successfully.

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Feb 23, 2018
6 Reasons Why Dave Grohl Is a Financial Rock Star

Dave Grohl is not only a rock star in the music industry but he's also one with his finances. Here are the six reasons why Dave Grohl is a financial rock star.

There are six reasons why Dave Grohl's approach to his finances makes him so unique. Catch this week's episode to find out how to apply Dave Grohl's viewpoints on money to be a financial success, too.

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Feb 16, 2018
What to Do When the Stock Market Get Scary

The week of February 5, 2018, has been an interesting week for the markets. The market got spooked, and so did many investors.

Tune into this week's installment of The Money Guy Show to find out what happened, why it happened, and what you can do to protect yourself from volatile markets.

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Feb 09, 2018
Bitcoin: Informative Insights for Potential Investors

Join us for this very special extra-installment of The Money Guy Show. We not only offer our views on this new form of currency, but we unpack where we think the real opportunities are when it comes to digital money.

Highlights from this week's mini-episode include:

  • Overview of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and blockchain technology
  • Where Brian sees the opportunity
  • How investors make money with cryptocurrencies
  • Word of caution for people investing in cryptocurrencies

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Feb 02, 2018
Changing Jobs? Here Are Your Options for Your 401(k)

With the average person now holding 11.7 jobs over the course of his or her career, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a good chance that retirement plan assets get left behind.

If you have ever wondered how best to take your 401(k) assets with you when you switch employers, you will want to tune in to this week's episode of The Money Guy Show.

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Jan 26, 2018
Vision Planning In 2018: How To Set (and Keep) Financial Goals

Tune in to this week's show to learn the 7 Steps to developing a Vision Plan for your future. The last thing anyone wants is to find out they don't have enough money saved to retire when or how they want. This is why creating a Vision Plan is so important to your financial success.

Don't settle for just any version of your life when you can create the best version of your financial future starting right now.

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Jan 12, 2018
The GOP Tax Plan: What Does it Mean For Your Tax Bill?

With the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) taking effect on January 1, most people are wondering what the GOP tax plan means for them specifically. In today’s show, we go over what you need to know about TCJA and the different ways you can leverage the changes.

Tune in so you know how to make smart money choices and tax moves going forward.

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Dec 29, 2017
How to Buy A New Car From A Dealer

When you have exercised forced scarcity and been disciplined with your finances, there often comes a point in your life where you go from being a "tight wad," as we say here at The Money Guy Show, to being able to spend a bit more freely. When that shift happens from super saver to abundance, buying a new car might be on your wish list.

In this week's episode of The Money Guy Show, we walk you through all the tips and tricks of buying a new car.  Tune in so you can learn how to avoid the common car buying mistakes that wind up costing consumers thousands of dollars. Instead, find out how you can successfully buy a new car and feel good that you got the best price possible.

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Dec 15, 2017
The Definition of Wealth

What is wealthy? We define what it means to be wealthy relative to your peers at every age and stage of life in this latest episode of The Money Guy Show.

When it comes to your money, we wanted to provide you with a resource that would help break down and explain financial priorities that put you on the path to financial independence. We talk about the various things you ought to be thinking about and doing in every decade of your life from your 20's to your 50's and into retirement.

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Dec 01, 2017
How to Navigate Hiring a Financial Planner

Navigating your personal finances can be complicated enough. Finding the right type of financial professional for your needs can be a little easier when you know what to look for and where you can find it. With nearly 300,000 financial professionals hanging their hat on the same tile of “financial advisor,” it’s important for any investor to understand the different types of financial professionals that exist and what they do.

In this week’s installment of The Money Guy Show, we offer helpful tips and tools as you consider your options when it comes to financial professionals.

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Nov 17, 2017
The Ultimate Guide to 529 Plans: What Every Parent Needs to Know

We address many of the important questions parents have about how they should save toward their children's future education costs. Which tools are available? Which ones are the best for your situation? Don't go anywhere, because we cover that and a whole lot more in this week's installment of The Money Guy Show.

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Nov 03, 2017
Financial Decisions That Will Terrify You
In this special Halloween episode of The Money Guy Show, we share financial decisions that will terrify you! Tune in as we discuss 6 BIG BAD SCARY FINANCIAL DECISIONS and 6 SUPER SCARY GOOD DECISIONS.
Oct 20, 2017
6 Types of Insurance That Can Keep You Out of Trouble
Tune in to this week's episode of The Money Guy Show to learn about the types of insurances you need - and don't need - to keep yourself out of trouble and what you value safe.
Oct 06, 2017
Equifax Data Breach: What You Need to Know
Equifax Data Breach: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself
If one of the three major credit reporting agencies can be hacked, is any of our information really safe? Tune in to this week's episode of The Money Guy Show where we review all the ways your credit is used and what impact the Equifax data breach has on your sensitive personal information.
Sep 22, 2017
Financial Advice for Teenagers: Ways to Win With Money!
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In this week's episode of The Money Guy Show, we tackle the money concepts we think are important to start mastering as a teenager. Having winning financial knowledge as early as possible can have a significant impact on future financial success.
Sep 08, 2017
Don’t Let These Obstacles Ruin Your Retirement
Don’t Let These Obstacles Ruin Your Retirement
Knowing what obstacles may try to come between you and your retirement can help ensure you are able to avoid and overcome them.
Aug 25, 2017
What You Need to Know About Using Retirement Funds Early
what you need to know about accessing your retirement funds early
If you ever wondered what would happen if you dipped into your retirement savings before turning fifty-nine and half years old, this episode is for you. This is a cautionary tale about when it *might* make sense to withdraw retirement funds before you retire.
Aug 11, 2017
Do This With Your Money to Live Like No One Else
Do This With Your Money to Live Like No One Else
Knowing how to prioritize your money is what we talk about in this week's episode of The Money Guy Show. We share some simple guidelines that will better inform you as to where your next dollar should go.
Jul 28, 2017
The Zombie Effect: How to Escape The Walking Debt

You don't have to be a die-hard The Walking Dead fan to appreciate the allusion for this week's podcast. As financial advisors, we can draw parallels between a fictitious zombie apocalypse and the type of real apocalypse that debt can cause in people's lives.

Tune in to this week's episode of The Money Guy Show as we prepare you for the zombie effect of debt and train you to leverage it as a tool instead.

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Jul 14, 2017
11 Hallmark Signs You’re a Financial Success
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Do you exhibit these hallmark signs of being a financial rock star? Chances are that most, if not all, of these signs look familiar to you. But are you doing your part in each of these areas to reach your financial potential?
Jun 30, 2017
How to Win Friends and Influence Your Wallet
How to Win Friends and Influence Your Wallet
In this episode of The Money Guy Show, we're sharing the super-hero skill set you need to effectively complain to come out ahead economically. We also reveal the five things you can do so you aren't taken advantage of by your beloved service providers.
Jun 16, 2017
How to Know If Your Financial Advisor is Working Against You
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In this episode of The Money Guy Show, we walk you through five red flag warnings that your financial advisor may not be representing your best interests. Tune in to learn the ways in which a financial advisor may be working against you and what you can do to protect yourself and your finances.
Jun 02, 2017
The 1 Thing You Need to Do to Build Financial Independence
The 1 Thing You Need to Do to Build Financial Independence
Ever wonder if there was one thing in particular you could do that would truly help you build financial independence? While we share this simple concept in many of our podcast episodes, this is the first time we are dedicating an entire episode of The Money Guy Show to it. Tune in to find out how to implement the concept of forced scarcity into your day-to-day life and what it can do for your long-term financial situation.
May 19, 2017
How to Avoid Becoming a Miserable Financial Miser
How to Avoid Becoming a Miserable Financial Miser
Don’t become an asset hoarder that distorts the benefits of being financially responsible.
May 05, 2017
How to Take the ‘Wealth’ Less Traveled: Insights on Success & Pursuing Your Passion
how to take the wealth less traveled
What would it take for you to step outside your comfort zone, to take a risk and pursue your dreams? In this episode, we give you the benefit of our experience and the preparation you need to be successful in whatever endeavor you pursue.
Apr 21, 2017
Ways to Tackle Education Planning as Life Happens
Ways to Tackle Education Planning When Life Happens
In this week's episode of The Money Guy Show, we talk about all the ways you can plan for your child's education and which tools will be most flexible for you no matter what path your child takes.
Apr 07, 2017
The Best Investment That Only 20% of Investors Have
The Best Investment That Only 20% of Investors Have
Prepare to get a little nerdy with us as we dissect index funds, and why they are the best investment that only 20% of investors have.
Mar 25, 2017
How to Win in Finance Like Warren Buffett
How to Win in Finance Like Warren Buffett
Tune in to hear us share ways you can win in finance like Warren Buffett. We'll explore the traits and behaviors that have made him such a financial success and how all of us can put his good money examples to work in our own lives.
Mar 10, 2017
10 Huge Tax Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make
10 huge tax mistakes you don't want to make
With over two decades of tax preparation experience, this Money Guy Show episode shares tax preparation tips that you've probably never heard of before. We want to help you avoid the most common mistakes that people make when filing their income tax returns.
Feb 24, 2017
What to Do With Your Retirement Assets When You Change Jobs (or Retire)
what to do with your retirement assets when you change jobs
In this week's episode of The Money Guy Show, we let you know how to assess the options for your money when you change jobs, or retire, and what you should consider before making your final decision. Wondering what to do with your retirement assets may be a detail that slips your mind in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of such a transition. That being said, you'll want to make a decision sooner rather than later over what to do with your hard-earned dollars when you leave an employer who provided your retirement plan.
Feb 10, 2017
Eyebrow-Raising Facts About How the Top 1 Percent Manages Wealth
Eyebrow-Raising Facts About How the Top 1 Percent Manages Wealth
Ever wonder what is considered the top 1 percent of income earners in the United States? Or how they wind up managing their wealth differently from those of us still building wealth? Well, we've gotten some questions from our listeners about what to do with your wealth once you cross a certain threshold and how to approach some of the "fancier" products on the market that are designed specifically for people with sizable assets. The truth behind the top 1 percent of high income earners and what they do with their wealth may surprise you.
Jan 28, 2017
Setting the Amount You Need for Retirement the Right Way
Setting Your Retirement Number
It's the beginning of a New Year and you may be wondering if you're doing everything you should be doing right now in order to secure enough money for your eventual retirement needs. Taking a pulse of where you are financially and how you measure up against other people in your age range is a wise step towards making sure you stay on track financially. It's not enough to simply hope there will be enough money for you to retire comfortably. That's why we dedicated this episode of The Money Guy Show to helping our listeners know where you are and what you can do to work towards a better retirement.
Jan 13, 2017
How to Build a Better Retirement in 2017
how to build a better retirement
It's the end of 2016 and the beginning of a New Year. Now is the perfect time to look forward to opportunities that are going to best help you reach your long-term financial goals. What better tools do we have to prepare for our future than retirement savings accounts? And with so many different types, it can get confusing over which ones to choose from. We take a deep dive into the different retirement planning tools you can use to build a better retirement in this episode of The Money Guy Show.
Dec 31, 2016
Ways to Overcome Investment Analysis Paralysis
Ways to Overcome Investment Analysis Paralysis
If you've been watching the markets these last several weeks, you may be wondering what you should be doing with your investments. Rest easy, because in this episode of The Money Guy Show, we take a stroll down memory lane to explore how markets have performed over the last seventy years and what investors should do today when market performance is at an all-time high.
Dec 16, 2016
3 Ways to Understand Your Money Mindset
3 ways to understand your money mindset
If you're wondering how to create a money mindset that leads to financial success, this is the show for you. In this episode we walk you through the three critical areas where you can shape how you think and feel about your finances so that you're better prepared to see opportunities and pursue your dreams.
Dec 02, 2016
How to Be a Retail Rambo this Black Friday
how to be a retail rambo on black friday
Black Friday is coming and we want to prepare our listeners to be judicious spenders and maximize your hard earned dollars this holiday shopping season. In this episode of The Money Guy Show, we walk you through how to avoid the Black Friday gimmicks and get the greatest bang for your buck. Hold on tight, because we cover a lot of ground in this fun segment of our podcast.
Nov 18, 2016
How to Survive and Thrive Financially From This Year’s Presidential Election
This year's presidential election has a lot of investors on edge over what the outcome will mean to their bottom line. That's why in this week's episode of The Money Guy Show, Bo and I are talking about all the ways you can survive and prosper financially regardless of who gets elected into office come November 8.
Nov 04, 2016
Maximizing the Magic: All the Ways You Can Save Money at Walt Disney World
In this episode of The Money Guy Show, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks that will help you stretch your wallet and maximize your time when you plan your next Disney getaway. Tune in to hear Brian and Bo share their insights for maximizing the magic at Walt Disney World and also get an inside peek at Brian's most recent family trip to Disney World while Hurricane Matthew slammed the east coast.
Oct 21, 2016
How to Leverage Fear for Financial Opportunity
Everyone has fears. It's what you do with fear that determines whether or not you will allow it to help you or hurt you. In this episode of The Money Guy Show, Brian and Bo explore how investors can leverage fear to their financial advantage and discuss the steps you can take to overcome your fears to reach success.
Oct 07, 2016
3 Steps You Can Take So You Don’t Screw Up Your Portfolio
There are a series of things you can do in order to set yourself up for financial success. Likewise, there are a set of things that maybe you're not doing that could be negatively impacting your financial portfolio. In this episode of The Money Guy Show, Brian and Bo walk listeners through the three easy steps you can take so you don't screw up your portfolio.
Sep 23, 2016
The Best Money Advice You’ve Ever Received
Have you ever stopped to think about what the best money advice you've ever received was? It's quite the loaded question that takes a little contemplation. Well, that's exactly what we do on this episode of The Money Guy Show. And what's even better? We invited a few of our friends to share their answer to this deep question with our listeners.
Sep 09, 2016
I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now About Building Wealth
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In this episode of The Money Guy Show, Brian and Bo discuss the five biggest tips the future wealthy you would want you to know right now about building wealth. This is a truly universal topic that applies to everyone - every age and every income level.
Aug 26, 2016
Everything You Never Thought You Needed to Know About Health Savings Accounts
health savings account
In our latest installment of The Money Guy Show, we're tackling the wild topic of Health Savings Accounts. Now, upon first hearing the words "health savings account" you might be thinking you don't need one of those. Listen in, because Brian and Bo unpack this incredibly useful type of savings account and you won't believe the benefits they reveal.
Aug 12, 2016
The Secrets to All-Inclusive Travel
One of the primary things you dream about as you work towards financial independence is the day you get to travel and enjoy the fruit of your hard work. Most of those fantasies include a tropical beach, a cold adult beverage, and the smell of sunscreen. Unfortunately, many of us become such proficient savers that we have a hard time letting go of the purse strings to actually start spending.
Jul 29, 2016
All You Need To Know About ABLE Accounts
The ABLE Account is an incredibly valuable new savings vehicle specifically geared for individuals with disabilities. Brian shares his personal experiences raising a special needs child and gets into the details of how these accounts operate. The ABLE Account is essentially a way to save and invest on a tax free basis to use for the support costs of disabled individuals.
Jul 15, 2016
Brexit, ETFs and Mutual Funds – What You Need to Know
Brian and Bo jump into the Brexit conversation and give you their insight on the events and subsequent market volatility. The guys also talk through the differences between ETFs and Mutual Funds and explain which one may make the most sense for your situation
Jul 01, 2016
Last Week Tonight – Retirement Plans
Finally! Someone in the mainstream media caught up with the times and discussed some of the issues within the financial advisory world that we have been sharing with listeners for over a decade now. HBO’s John Oliver, host of Last Week Tonight, put the commission based financial advisory world on blast by sharing his experience of implementing a 401k plan for the Last Week Tonight staff.
Jun 17, 2016
3 Behavioral Finance Traits You Should Avoid
Without a doubt, humans are emotional creatures. You could even argue that we’re drawn to negative behaviors. A large part of becoming better and more efficient with managing your personal finances is to work to control and tame that emotional behavior. In this episode, we address 3 Behavioral Finance Phenomena That Impact Your Finances, and we give you a guide to restore order to financial chaos.
Jun 03, 2016
Use Tax Planning as a Window into Your Financial Future
With April behind us, you might feel a sense of relief since you won’t have to deal with anything tax-related for a while. But just because you’ve completed your taxes for the year doesn’t mean you’re done with tax planning. Your tax return can tell you a lot about your financial life. In fact, we like to think of it as the window into all of your most important financial decisions. On this episode, we’ll help you put together your tax planning toolbox by sharing what you need to know to take as many deductions as possible, identify tax savings opportunities, and so much more!
May 20, 2016
The Importance of a Proper Estate Plan
A few weeks ago, the death of musical icon Prince sent shockwaves through fans around the world. But perhaps what was more shocking than his untimely death, was the revelation that he passed away without a will or proper estate plan in place. Creating an estate plan isn’t something you do for your own benefit -- it’s for the loved ones left behind. Today, we're discussing what you need to structure in your life to ensure you have a solid estate plan in place so you can start developing your own.
May 06, 2016
Breaking Down the It Factor
Ever wondered how super-productive people seem to get everything done -- and make it look so easy in the process? You're not alone in asking this question. How do they do it, when we all have the same 24 hours in a day? We're bringing you the answer on this episode of The Money Guy Show! We discuss that elusive it factor and outline the actions that you can take to shift your focus and begin boosting your productivity to reach a higher level.
Apr 22, 2016
The Money Guy Mailbag Episode
Ever wish the Money Guys would answer YOUR money-related question? That's exactly what we're doing in today's episode, as we answer questions from members of the Money Guy family. A few weeks ago, we asked show listeners on Facebook to tell us what you want covered on the podcast -- and we got a wealth of great topics. Let's dig into the mailbag and respond to the questions that matter to you!
Apr 08, 2016
Everything You Need to Know About IRAs
How much do you really know about IRAs? When you can choose between Traditional, Roth, SEP, SIMPLE, and more IRA options, it’s easy to get confused. How can you be sure that you’re choosing the right one? By tuning into the Money Guy Show, of course. On the show today, we’re talking about the evolution of IRAs and why they're not all created equal. We break down each account option available and help you make sense of their long-term benefit to your bottom line.
Mar 25, 2016
Financial Order of Operations, Money Guy Style
Often, not knowing all the good ways to put money to work for you isn't the problem stopping you from achieving financial success. It's knowing what to do first and how to prioritize when we all have so many competing financial goals. It'd be great if there was a sort of financial order of operations we could use to know the right order of steps to take to build wealth, right? Which is why, on today’s episode, we’re giving you that order of operations for managing your finances. Tune in and learn more!
Mar 11, 2016
The Secrets of the Financial Planning Industry
Have you ever felt confused about what REALLY goes on in the financial planning industry? Traditionally, financial planning as a profession has lacked transparency, and stories of bad experiences with salespeople disguised as "advisors" deter many people from even trying to seek out reliable, trustworthy financial planners. On today's episode, we're pulling back the curtain to shed light on what really goes on in the financial planning industry, what you need to know to identify sure signs of a good thing and red flags that serve as warnings, and much more.
Feb 26, 2016
How to Spot and Maximize Opportunities
There’s not a single person that enjoys missing out on great opportunities -- especially those that have the potential to completely change the trajectory of life. And yet, many of us do this by not recognizing when opportunities are presented, or having all sorts of reasons why we can't pursue them when we DO recognize them. Today, let's talk about how to get past that so you can identify where you can make the most of your unique talents. Tune in and start maximizing the opportunities that come your way!
Feb 12, 2016
Financial Mistakes You Hope Your Friends Will Make
It’s always nice to enjoy your hard-earned money -- but not so much that you sabotage your future financial goals. But there may be ways to enjoy all the benefits of vacation homes, specialty vehicles, and other luxury, lifestyle purchases without allowing these potential landmines to derail your long-term financial plans. These are the kind of financial "mistakes" you want to avoid.. but may wish your friends make! It's all in good fun, and this week's episode takes a look at why these kinds of luxury purchases can put you off the path to financial success -- and some smarter, simpler ways to enjoy the good life without losing out on opportunities to grow real wealth.
Jan 29, 2016
All the Financial Advice You Need on an Index Card
Happy 2016! The Money-Guys are thrilled to celebrate 10 years of producing The Money Guy Show. It’s been an incredible decade of sharing this podcast with you. Thanks for being along for the ride. On this episode, we want to cover something you might have seen in the news recently: the claim that you can fit all the financial advice you need on an index card. But we’re putting a bit of Money Guy twist on things, and sharing some unique tips and ideas for smart and simple money management.
Jan 15, 2016
The 30(ish) Minute Financial Plan
Happy New Year, y'all! We want to start your new year off right in this first Money Guy Show episode of 2016. Whether you just started your financial journey or you consider yourself a money master, today's podcast will get you on the right path to financial success. We're bringing you all you need to know to create your own financial plan in just about 30 minutes. Ready to get started?
Jan 01, 2016
7 Must-Read Books for Success in 2016
Get your New Year reading list in order with our 7 must-read book recommendations for 2016. Whether you want to improve your financial health or focus on self-development, these books have you covered. If you’ve ever wondered what information helped shape us into the financial experts we are today, this show provides the answers. After tuning in, don't forget to connect with us on Twitter @MoneyGuyPodcast, or check us out on Facebook. Share your own book recommendations with us on social media -- we’d love to hear what you think we missed.
Dec 18, 2015
The Expensive Truth About Annuities
Truth about Annuities
Today, we want to expose a few truths about a type of investment that gets a lot of folks in the financial world fired up. We're sharing the truth about annuities on this episode of The Money-Guy Show, and explaining what you need to know about four different types of annuities and the expensive fees associated with each.
Dec 04, 2015
7 Steps for Successful Vision Planning in 2016
Vision Planning for 2016
In this episode, your Money Guys cover a few tips on Black Friday shopping before revealing 7 steps you can take to have a successful 2016. If you’ve found you’re not happy with where you are and want to push past boundaries in 2016, this show will leave you feeling inspired to take action.
Nov 20, 2015
11 Dangerous Financial Mistakes Couples Make
Dangerous Financial Mistakes Couples Make
Do you and your other half function as a team? If you’re the financially dominant one, do you include your spouse in all financial decisions? Does your spouse understand why you make those decisions? We’re covering these topics and more as we take a deep dive into how couples can successfully manage their financial lives together. Learn the 11 most common -- and dangerous -- mistakes we see couples make with their money, and gain insight into how you can avoid these missteps in your own marriage and life.
Nov 06, 2015
3 Ways to Make Your Money Go Farther
The holidays are fast approaching, and that means holiday shopping. But if you want to learn how to take advantage of sales year-round -- and not just during the holidays -- then you’ll want to tune into this episode. We’re covering 3 simple but often overlooked ways you can make your money go 3 to 5% further than the rest of your peers.
Oct 23, 2015
How to Get Out of Traps Laid by Bad Investments
Do you feel stuck with an individual stock you bought? Or maybe you bought into a front-loaded mutual fund a while ago, and now you’re not sure what to do with it. Perhaps you’ve got one of those variable annuities and it’s dragging your financial life down. On the show today, we’re talking about financial follies and the traps we fall into from bad investments -- and how to get out of them.
Oct 09, 2015
Have Kids? Here’s How to Save for College
How to Save for College
If you have children, you know a huge cost you'll face as a parent is higher education. In this episode of The Money-Guy Show, Brian and Bo cover 5 important areas that you need to think about in discovering how to save for college -- including where to put your savings and how to invest in plans like 529s.
Sep 25, 2015
Rethink the Way You Look at Cash
Rethink the way you look at cash
Feel like cash is a boring way to go -- when you could be making great returns in the stock market? Cash may not be as exciting as smart investments, but it's still a vital part of a comprehensive financial plan. This week, Bo and Brian chat about why and how to rethink the way you look at cash.
Sep 12, 2015
Are Robo-Advisors the Enemy? With Jon Stein from Betterment
Robo Advisors
Tune in today for an exclusive interview with an industry insider: CEO of robo-advisor platform Betterment, Jon Stein. Brian and Jon talk about everything from the future of the financial advice industry to how Betterment goes beyond technology to help its investors. You don't want to miss this episode of The Money-Guy Show!
Aug 28, 2015
Don’t Get Spooked by Market Volatility
Stock Market Market Volatility
This is a special bonus episode of The Money-Guy Show. In light of recent market activity, we're re-releasing a past show that covered the importance of staying rational and understanding what market volatility really means.
Aug 26, 2015
5 Tips on Navigating Marriage and Money
Marriage and Money
Whether you’re a newlywed or have been married for decades, navigating marriage and money can be tricky. Don't fall victim to financial arguments, miscommunications, and other mistakes. Here's how to blend marriage and money harmoniously so you can enjoy your wedded bliss.
Aug 14, 2015
6 Financial Mistakes Pro Athletes Make and How They Apply to You
Financial Mistakes Athletes
As with most shows on TV, HBO's new show Ballers depicts the pro athlete lifestyle as -- well, “baller.” Unfortunately, this is very different from the reality many athletes face day-to-day. Your Money Guys would know. Brian used to work at a firm assisting A-listers and athletes with their portfolios, and Bo has a few friends in the NFL and MLB. They’ve witnessed countless athletes making the same financial mistakes over and over. In this episode, Brian and Bo review six financial mistakes pro athletes tend to make -- and that you can avoid whether or not you've got millions in your bank account.
Jul 31, 2015
A Musical Money-Guy Mashup
Muscial Money Guy Mashup
Curious about how music relates to your finances? This week, Brian revived an old Money-Guy show from way back in 2013. He takes the 7 principles in The Millionaire Next Door and matched them up with songs and lyrics. Ready to jam?
Jul 17, 2015
How to Avoid Cognitive Investing Biases on the Road to Financial Independence
Cognitive Investment Biases
Letting your emotions influence your financial decisions, especially when it comes to your investments, is a bad idea. How can we push our emotions aside so they don’t cause us to make grave mistakes with our portfolio? Brian and Bo give you the answers in this episode, and in honor of Independence Day this weekend, discuss 15 cognitive investing biases to avoid on the road to financial independence.
Jul 03, 2015
Why (and How) You Need to Plan for the Cost of College
Your Money Guys are back on this Podcast Friday to share thoughts around the importance of planning ahead for the cost of college -- and how to do so. Brian and Bo discuss how thinking ahead now can save you from bad financial situations in the future, and share a few tips on steps to take to make sure college costs don't get out of control.
Jun 19, 2015
A Baby, a Wedding, and a House
Engagement Ring
The Money-Guy Show family has been extremely busy lately! We’re excited to celebrate a number of big life milestones with the leaders of Tightwad Nation. This show is a bit different, as Bo is busy welcoming Baby Hanson to his family. Gabe joins the show today as a guest co-host. He's another UGA grad and soon-to-be CFP® -- and he just got engaged! To celebrate, the podcast covers info and resources on finding the right engagement ring and getting started with your wedding planning. Even if you're already married, Brian and Gabe take a deep dive into this subject and provide a lot of knowledge that you could pass along to other friends and family members who have yet to hit this milestone.
Jun 05, 2015
10 Things to Know Before Applying for a Mortgage
Applying for a Mortgage
Remember our rent vs. buy debate discussed in previous episodes of The Money-Guy Show? While that episode covered the arguments for and against both renting and buying, it didn't take a deep dive into the actual process of financing a home. Today, Brian and Bo look at the ins and outs of applying for a mortgage and cover what you need to know before you borrow money.
May 22, 2015
12 Mistakes to Avoid Making With Your IRA
Mistakes to Avoid with IRA
Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are critical in securing financial independence in retirement. Because of this, Brian and Bo took the opportunity to discuss what mistakes they see clients make -- and how you can avoid them. Tune in to learn about 12 errors that lead to financial trouble, and go beyond common sense with the latest advice from The Money Guys.
May 08, 2015
5 Habits of 401(k) Millionaires
401(k) Millionaire
Think it's impossible to become a 401(k) millionaire? Wondering if you can commit to what's necessary to achieve this big goal? On this episode of The Money Guy Show, Brian and Bo review a recent study from Fidelity and dive into the 5 habits and actions that can get you to millionaire status in a working career.
Apr 24, 2015
5 Ways to a Happier Financial Life
Have a Happy Financial Life
Who doesn’t want to learn how to live a happier financial life? Here's the good news: The Money-Guy Show explains how in this episode. Brian and Bo review an article from The Wall Street Journal and share 5 simple, common-sense keys to living a happier financial life.
Apr 10, 2015
Recapping the 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Letter to Shareholders
It's our favorite time of year! Well, it's close for financial fans and money nerds. Here's what's going down: Brian and Bo cover the 2015 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Letter to Shareholders in this episode of The Money-Guy Show. Here are the highlights from each.
Mar 27, 2015
Remembering a Personal Finance Icon and His Timeless Advice
Thomas J Stanley
This episode of The Money-Guy Show is a reflective one as Brian and Bo pay tribute to Thomas J. Stanley, co-author of the popular personal finance book, “The Millionaire Next Door.” They also discuss the importance of healthcare directives in light of Brian’s father-in-law passing away unexpectedly. As loss is unfortunately inevitable in our lives, Brian is also offering his wisdom on how we can turn loss into motivational fuel.
Mar 13, 2015
Lump Sum or Payout: How to Withdraw When You Retire
Lump Sum vs. Monthly Payments
This week, your Money Guys tackle a question often asked by their clients in regards to retirement planning: “Should I take a lump sum payment, or a monthly pension payment?” Brian and Bo walk listeners through the same decision-making process they offer their clients. They cover the pros and cons of each option, as well as the factors (and math) you need to take into consideration when making the decision.
Feb 27, 2015
What to Do When Life Happens
Financial Planning for the Unexpected
Here's a simple fact: life happens. Even though we try to plan for everything, we can’t possibly know what life is going to throw at us next. So how can we financially prepare ourselves for life's emergencies? How can we work in financial planning for the unexpected? Today, your Money Guys provide the steps you can take to ensure you’re prepared and can plan for the unexpected.
Feb 13, 2015
Breaking Through the Mystery of Investing
Brian and Bo hate to see so many individuals out there put off by the idea of investing. Today, they're showing you how easy it is to get started by breaking through the mystery of investing your money -- because it's the fastest way to grow your wealth.
Jan 30, 2015
Should You Rent or Buy?
Rent or Buy
Rent or buy? It's a big debate and each side of the argument has its pros and cons -- and your age, your experience, and the way you view your money and your long-term goals can all impact whether you think it's better to rent or buy. In this podcast episode, Brian and Bo cover the emotional aspects of home ownership, when renting may make more sense, and why owning your own home can pay off financially.
Jan 16, 2015
What to Look for When You Need a Financial Professional
Financial Professional
Your Money Guys kick off the first podcast of 2015 with valuable advice on what to look for in a financial professional -- be it a tax preparer, insurance agent, or financial advisor. Nearly everyone uses (or should use!) services provided by these financial pros, so it's important to understand the questions to ask each of these individuals in order to make sure they’re in the right position to help you. This episode will also provide you with a better idea of how to vet each one so that you end up a happy client.
Jan 02, 2015
Creating a Vision Plan for 2015
With this last show of the year, we wanted to do something a little different and get you set up for success in 2015. You can change your life in the new year with the right drive, determination, and dedication to your goals. There are no limits! Brian and Bo walk you through creating a personal vision plan for the new year and offer tips on creating a plan, taking action, and achieving success.
Dec 19, 2014
The Financial Decisions to Get Right at Every Stage and Age
Financial Decisions
No matter what your life stage, there are financial decisions to think about -- and to get right. It’s never too early (or too late!) to take smart action and improve your financial situation. In this episode of The Money-Guy Show, the guys are joined by guest Alan Moore of XY Planning Network to discuss the pitfalls, blind spots, and solutions to money matters and problems for all ages.
Dec 05, 2014
Black Friday and Bad Fees
Black Friday Shopping
Wait -- what’s a tightwad doing talking about spending money for the holidays? Don't worry, Tightwad Nation. The guys discuss this retail "holiday" as an opportunity to buy things you actually need and at a much lower cost than any other time of the year.
Nov 21, 2014
How to Prioritize Financial Goals
Here's how to prioritize your financial goals
The guys got a great listener question a few months ago -- from a husband and wife team who listen to the podcast together! -- and are taking it on for this episode. The question: how much should you save and invest if you have debt? Brian and Bo answer with some basics we can all abide by when it comes to prioritizing financial goals, and wrap up with a discussion of some of the biggest money-wasters out there.
Nov 07, 2014
Is the Sky Falling? How to Handle Market Volatility
Stock Market Volitility
Spoiler alert: no, the sky is not falling. Don’t let the financial media get you riled up when they start trying to develop an emotional frenzy. When you start hearing dramatic reports about the stock market from media outlets, it’s important to understand that the actual data paints a very different picture than the talking heads on your TV or radio.
Oct 22, 2014
Financial Lessons Learned at FinCon
Brian and Bo made their first appearance at FinCon this year and share their experiences with you. They also discuss when it makes sense to be a tightwad versus when you should pay the extra money for professional help. Brian and Bo start by reviewing a few tips found in Damian Davila’s article on WiseBread, […]
Oct 10, 2014
Celebrity Money Mistakes and How to Prevent Them
Brian and Bo run through money mistakes that celebrities have made and give you some advice on how to correct or avoid making the same mistakes yourself.
Sep 26, 2014
Target Date Retirement Funds Pros and Cons
Target date funds have been around for two decades now and they continue to evolve and find their place in more and more portfolios. The funds are typically inexpensive and give you a great amount of diversification while targeting an appropriate amount of risk to fit your financial timeline.
Sep 15, 2014
How Much Insurance Do I Need?
Brian and Bo discuss insurance necessities as well as the appropriate level of insurance to carry across varying career and life stages. The guys also discuss emergency reserves and disability insurance. If you are in the market for insurance this is the show for you!
Aug 29, 2014
Savings Samurai – Nickel Ninja
Brian and Bo give you the tips and tools you need to make your dollars stretch further than the rest. The guys share sites to help save you money shopping online, booking travel arrangements, negotiating utilities, and grabbing a cab.
Aug 15, 2014
Dollar Cost Averaging…The Discussion Continues
This week Brian and Bo dig into the dollar cost averaging discussion, and illustrate the pros and cons that DCA presents. The Dollar Cost Averaging strategy is fairly simple, it boils down to having systematic entry points into the market.
Aug 01, 2014
Broken Dreams: Take 2
Brian and Bo pick up where they left off last week by detailing financial factors to consider when participating in the housing market. The guys even discuss some strategies and tools to utilize when reviewing non-mortgage, housing related expenses.
Jul 18, 2014
Broken Dreams: What’s Going on in Housing?
Have you been waiting to buy or sell a house? Are you tired of renting and have been waiting to purchase your dream home? Brian and Bo give you their thoughts on the housing market so you can make sense of the current housing environment. The guys first look at few explanations for the suppressed […]
Jul 11, 2014
Is The Risk Worth The Reward?
Brian dives into what it takes to be successful in business, finances, and your career, and how that success relates to the risks you take. He covers the habits that seem to drive successful people to push the envelope, and how those are the people who are willing to take risks more often in order to accomplish their goals. He also discusses why people tend to take the easy road and settle for a life that they may only be content with.
Jun 27, 2014
How to Become a Millionaire
A million dollars seems like such a magic number, but what does it take to get you there? It may be true that saving the first $100,000 is the hardest, but you have to start somewhere. This week Brian and Bo give you the basic steps necessary to becoming a millionaire by retirement age. The choice is yours, start early or start can be done!!
Jun 13, 2014
Top Tips to Prepare for Retirement
Brian and Bo cover different strategies and steps to take when preparing for retirement and review features that are available in your 401k. The motivation for this show is two articles that finance blogger Dana Anspach recently released about 401k’s and other retirement accounts, 7 Things I Wish People Knew About 401k Plans, and 7 to-do’s before you turn 59.
May 30, 2014
How Do You Hold Your Assets?
Brian and Bo discuss the strategy behind asset location and give you a breakdown of their thoughts when designing investment portfolios. The guys give you the rundown on tax-efficiency and cover the three “pots” of money in the investing world 1) Taxable 2) Tax-Deferred 3) Tax Free.
May 16, 2014
Is Lending Club a Good Idea?
The market downturn from 2007-2009 forced banks and other lending institutions to increase their lending standards for personal loans, as a result, peer-to-peer lending has found its footing. From this, Lending Club has jumped to the front of the market for these loans. Brian and Bo have been dabbling with the site over the past year, and in this show they give everyone a rundown of their experience over the past year.
May 02, 2014
Is Identity Theft Protection Worth It?
Brian and Bo investigate identity theft protection, and credit monitoring industries, as well as provide you with alternative methods to identity security that is available. This week’s episode is a must-listen and a great resource to keep an eye on your credit score, report, and security.
Apr 18, 2014
Discussing Money With Your Aging Parents
The core of this week’s show is staying informed with your parent’s financial situation. Brian and Bo cover what you need to know and when it makes sense to discuss finances with your parents or children.
Apr 04, 2014
Be An Advocate For Your Wallet
Brian and Bo share tips for saving money every month with a couple of phone calls. They stress being an advocate for your wallet by constantly looking for the best deals. This week we cover reducing your utility bills and explore resources online that allow you to compare the best prices for the services that you spend money on every month.
Mar 21, 2014
Has Warren Buffett Lost His Golden Touch?
In this week’s show Brian and Bo analyze Warren Buffett’s annual Letter to Shareholders. It does not matter the market the conditions, he always has a simplistic view and understanding of investing and can relay that information in layman’s terms. Basically, Buffett's still got it.
Mar 07, 2014
Active vs. Passive Investing: Which Works?
In this episode Brian and Bo dig into the active vs passive argument. It seems like there is a constant battle among investors and advisors about their stance on active and passive management. Brian and Bo share their opinions and give a behind the scenes look of their investment philosophy.
Feb 21, 2014
Tax Essentials
The IRS started accepting tax returns January 31st so we thought it was best that we give you some tips when filing your return. We cover some topics that will hopefully make filing your 2013 taxes a little less stressful.
Jan 31, 2014
Homeowners Insurance 101
Brian and Bo cover homeowners insurance in this week’s podcast. The topic surfaced after Brian had a pipe burst in his home and experienced pretty significant water damage. The guys give you a rundown of what to expect during an insurance claim as well as the ins and outs of your homeowners insurance policy.
Jan 17, 2014
Benchmarking Financial Success
Happy New Year! We are starting the year out by giving you a ton of great advice. The theme of this show is to stick to what works. We are not going to try to re-invent the wheel, but rather explore what creates success and benchmark it. This week Brian and Bo cover some great financial concepts to implement in the New Year.
Jan 03, 2014
The Big Give
  This week we dig into charitable giving, it’s a perfect topic for this time of year. Brian and Bo cover donor advised funds as well as some cool tax tips. We also discuss our goals for 2014 and give you a sneak peak of what to expect from us in the coming year. Money-Guy […]
Dec 20, 2013
Finding Your Place in Life
Brian’s recent birthday is the inspiration for this week’s podcast. He reflects on the defining moments in his life so far and shares his thoughts on the factors that determine your place in life, both financially, and emotionally. The two key issues that he felt were pressing to address in this podcast are: 1. Where should you be financially, and 2. Doing things in life that make you happy.
Dec 06, 2013
Financial Lessons Learned in Vegas
Brian and Bo share funny stories and financial lessons learned from their recent trip to Las Vegas. They cover everything from playing the odds to knowing how to get free and discounted incentives. If you’re planning a trip or vacation in the future this show is a must listen. Check below the show notes for a list of links to topics from this podcast like celebrity gamblers and the wizard of