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Ep 76: Should We Be Worried? Inflation, Interest Rates and Bonds

With summer comes rising temperatures and this year, rising inflation! On today’s episode we’re going to discuss the importance of education, managing expectations, and understanding when it comes to navigating a volatile market.

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Solutions to Investor Anxiety

Last week we spoke on the cycle of investor anxiety. How can we break this cycle and enjoy a fruitful financial future without the stress?

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The Cycle of Investor Anxiety

How do we overcome the cycle of anxiety we face as investors? On today’s episode, Don breaks down the 5 stages of investor anxiety and how we can overcome these obstacles in today’s world.

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Inflation, Interest Rates, and Investment Volatility – Part 2

It seems like all the talk lately as been inflation, interest rates and investment volatility. Every time you look at the news you see rising inflation numbers, gas prices seem to have actually gone up again and the stock market has been crazy volatile. Add in another interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve and the list of issues gets longer and longer. We didn’t have enough time to dig deep into all of these things so, let’s see if we can make some sense of what’s going on and what we can do about it.

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Inflation, Interest Rates and Bond Prices – Oh My!

Interest rates are going up, inflation is impacting our wallets, and bond prices are down. On today’s episode, we break down these issues and how they could impact you.

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Winners and Losers 2 Years After Covid Market Crash

What does it take to be a winner in today’s stock market? We’ll explore the difference between winners and losers when it comes to investing on today’s episode.

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Proposed IRA Changes and Roth Tax Tips

Last month some new IRA changes were proposed. How could these possible changes impact your financial future and your family’s?

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Facing Geopolitical Risk

Today, we will discuss the geopolitical events of the past and present. Geopolitical risk is nothing new, but will current conflicts significantly impact the economy?

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How Media Hype Can Lead to Bad Retirement Decisions

Today we’re talking about media hype and how it can lead people to make bad financial decisions that could cause problems with or ruin their retirement. Find out if you have fallen for any of this hype.

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Coming Economic Storms and Media Mania

We are wrapping up our series on economic storms this week by focusing on the media. Between constant headlines and breaking news, there can be a lot of news to sift through. So, what should we expect from the media throughout 2022?

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Economic Storms in 2022 – Part 2

What other economic storms can we expect in 2022? We’ll discuss stock market dips, geopolitical tensions, and more today.

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Economic Storms in 2022 – Part 1

What economic threats should we be preparing for in 2022? We’ll discuss inflation, taxes, and political turmoil today and how these storms could impact your plan.

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2021 Year in Review

As 2021 comes to an end, what can we learn from this year? On today’s episode, we’ll discuss some of the top headlines and predictions of this year. How many of those predictions turned out to be correct?

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The Season of Giving

Giving Tuesday was this week and we are entering the most charitable time of the year. What do you need to know about charitable giving and taxes?

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Inflation, Infrastructure, and Medicare Increases in 2022

Inflation! We are seeing it everywhere. From the gas we buy to our Thanksgiving turkeys, prices seem to be going up everywhere. How does this affect Medicare? Well, you’ll probably be paying more on premiums. Will the infrastructure bill make inflation worse? That remains to be seen but you should stay vigilant. We will discuss these issues and how they impact you on today’s show.

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The ABC’s of Medicare

It is open enrollment season for Medicare! On today’s show, we are going to discuss Medicare with expert Ray Martin. We will be covering the different types of plans, premiums, and tips you should be aware of as you reach age 65 and beyond.

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Important Ages in Retirement

What should you be planning for as you reach 50? What is the best age to take Social Security? Today, we are going to go over some key ages to be aware of as you plan for and approach retirement.

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Bonds, Interest Rates, and Tax Proposals

You’ve probably heard about the recent tax proposals in Congress. How will they affect your financial future if they pass? Today we will discuss these proposals, while also taking it back to 1981 to discuss bond rates.

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5 Financial Biases to Avoid

What can get in the way of your financial success? Today we are talking about a few financial biases such as the fear of missing out and overconfidence. We will also discuss how to overcome these biases.

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Finding a New Path and Perspective after 9/11

Don talks with special guest Kevin Haney about how his work took a turn after September 11th and what that meant for his life.

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