33 episodes

A finance podcast for cops, by cops. Based in Flourtown, PA. Hosted by Retired Lt. Jim Donnelly with co-host Kevin McGarry. Sponsored by Valley Financial Group. Episodes are filled with tips and advice for maximizing your income to grow into wealth. Listen for finance advice tailored to law enforcement employees who want to look forward to a comfortable retirement. For a free financial assessment, or for more information visit valleyfinancial.com

Blue Money Jim Donnelly & Kevin McGarry

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

A finance podcast for cops, by cops. Based in Flourtown, PA. Hosted by Retired Lt. Jim Donnelly with co-host Kevin McGarry. Sponsored by Valley Financial Group. Episodes are filled with tips and advice for maximizing your income to grow into wealth. Listen for finance advice tailored to law enforcement employees who want to look forward to a comfortable retirement. For a free financial assessment, or for more information visit valleyfinancial.com

    Episode 33 - Midyear Report: Inflation, Interest Rates, and Housing Market Impact

    Episode 33 - Midyear Report: Inflation, Interest Rates, and Housing Market Impact

    In this episode of the Blue Money podcast, hosts Jim Donnelly and Kevin McGarry discuss the midyear market trends for 2024. They begin by acknowledging the recent shooting of a Philadelphia police officer, expressing their support for law enforcement. The conversation then covers inflation, which is at 3.3%, interest rates, and the housing market, including median house prices and supply issues. They also explore the potential impact of the upcoming elections on the market. Emphasizing patience, diversification, and financial planning, Jim and Kevin offer valuable insights for investors and invite listener engagement.

    To contact Retired Lt. Jim Donnelly: jim@valleyfinancial.com
    To contact Kevin McGarry: kevin@valleyfinancial.com

    • 10 min
    Episode 32 - Essential Tips for Understanding College Financial Aid

    Episode 32 - Essential Tips for Understanding College Financial Aid

    In this episode of the Blue Money podcast, hosts Jim Donnelly and Kevin McGarry, along with guest Frank Pizzichillo, discuss navigating financial aid for college. They emphasize the importance of filling out the FAFSA form by the deadline and understanding the student aid index. Frank shares his personal experience with the FAFSA process, offering practical tips and resources. The episode aims to educate listeners on maximizing financial aid opportunities and planning for education costs.

    General FAFSA Link: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

    Student/Parent Account Creation Website : https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch

    To contact Retired Lt. Jim Donnelly: jim@valleyfinancial.com
    To contact Kevin McGarry: kevin@valleyfinancial.com
    To contact Frank Pizzichillo: fpizzichillo@valleyfinancial.com

    • 11 min
    Episode 31 - Navigating Summer Stock Market Trends

    Episode 31 - Navigating Summer Stock Market Trends

    In this episode of the Blue Money Podcast, hosts Jim Donnelly and Kevin McGarry, along with guest Frank Pizzichillo from Valley Financial, delve into financial topics such as the "sell in May and go away" adage, economic indicators, and summer stock trends. They discuss historical market performance, particularly in election years, and the impact of geopolitical events on investments. Corporate earnings, inflation, and sectors like tourism and technology are also covered. The hosts emphasize the importance of seeking professional advice before making investment decisions and remind listeners that investing is a marathon, not a sprint.

    To contact Frank Pizzichillo: fpizzichillo@valleyfinancial.com
    To contact Retired Lt. Jim Donnelly: jim@valleyfinancial.com
    To contact Kevin McGarry: kevin@valleyfinancial.com

    • 11 min
    Episode 30 - Uncovering the Truth: A Retired Detective's Quest

    Episode 30 - Uncovering the Truth: A Retired Detective's Quest

    In this Blue Money Podcast episode, hosts Jim Donnelly and Kevin McGarry welcome Chris McMullin, a retired police officer and detective, now serving as a lieutenant at the Bucks County Sheriff's Department. McMullin discusses his current role and involvement in a nonprofit called Cold Case Initiative dedicated to solving cold cases, sharing insights from his extensive experience in law enforcement.

    Make a donation at: www.coldcaseinitiative.org

    To contact Lt. Jim Donnelly: jim@valleyfinancial.com
    To contact Kevin McGarry: kevin@valleyfinancial.com
    For a free financial assessment, or for more information visit valleyfinancial.com

    • 15 min
    Episode 29 - Stock Buying: A Rollercoaster Ride or a Smooth Sailing?

    Episode 29 - Stock Buying: A Rollercoaster Ride or a Smooth Sailing?

    In this episode of the Blue Money Podcast, hosts Jim Donnelly and Kevin McGarry discuss the intricacies and risks of buying individual stocks. They stress the importance of market knowledge, diversification, and having a solid financial plan before investing. The hosts warn against the dangers of overconcentration in one sector and greed-driven decisions. They explain the use of the price-to-earnings ratio for stock evaluation and caution against following unverified investment tips. They advise seeking professional advice and remind listeners to be cautious, especially with the rise of cryptocurrency investments among police officers. The episode emphasizes informed decision-making and risk management in stock investments.

    To contact Lt. Jim Donnelly: jim@valleyfinancial.com
    To contact Kevin McGarry: kevin@valleyfinancial.com
    For a free financial assessment, or for more information visit valleyfinancial.com

    • 8 min
    Episode 28 - Digital Currency

    Episode 28 - Digital Currency

    In this episode of Blue Money, Kevin and his co-host Jim are discussing digital currencies. Bitcoin is reaching its intraday high day over day, as of this posting. The guys understand that their listeners have questions when it comes to blockchain and digital currencies, so they’re here to help give you some answers.

    Kevin takes the time to break down digital currencies. He explains the big B versus the little b, and what the function they each hold. He also talks about “miners” - what they’re actually doing, how it works, and how they make money. Jim brings up ETFs for Kevin to discuss.

    Listen to this episode for Jim and Kevin’s opinion on adding digital currency to a financial portfolio. After hearing this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of digital currency. But if you still have questions, reach out to Jim or Kevin; their contact information is below.

    To contact Retired Lt. Jim Donnelly: jim@valleyfinancial.com
    To contact Kevin McGarry: kevin@valleyfinancial.com
    For a free financial assessment, or for more information visit valleyfinancial.com

    • 13 min

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