Financial choices are all around us: shopping online, changing jobs, moving, remodeling, 401k accounts, kids and grandkids, insurance, stocks, bonds, gold, bitcoin, and on and on. In this show we tackle these themes and more with the aim of being open minded, curious and practical.
#18: Passwords Are Not Enough
Kevin was inspired to take action upgrading his online security and shares the most practical and effective measures he has taken:
Long and random passwords Password managers 2-factor authorization: basic and advanced Wireless network security
#17: So Much Cash, So Little Interest
Cash is how we participate in the economy every day. But it pays almost no interest while it sits in the bank, and inflation is constantly eating away its purchasing power. My partner, Derek Ripp, joins us to talk about how much cash to hold, where to keep it, and strategies to get the most out of it.
#16: Investing in Commercial Real Estate
The thought of investing in commercial real estate can be daunting, even for someone very comfortable with traditional residential investing. The transactions are bigger, the leases are different, financing is different, and on and on. We are joined by Austin-based commercial real estate professional, Spencer Holbert, to demystify commercial real estate investing.
#15: Maverick Investing
Kevin explores the (surprising!) origins of what it means to be a 'maverick' and how that relates to investing differently from the masses. He talks about the reasons to consider being a maverick investor and the challenges of enduring the psychological torment that comes with the territory. He ends with practical examples from history and suggestions for how an investor should be prepared to take 'maverick risk'.
#14: Inflation and Aliens
Inflation and aliens are on the minds of many. They are big, scary concepts that haven't played much of a role in our lives recently, but some fear they might. Inflation is personal, so Kevin breaks down a typical household budget and analyzes the impact of inflation. He considers the causes of inflation and offers consumers and investors tools that might help defend against it.
#13: What to do with all that equity?
Kevin expands on his recent blog post about the sudden increase in home prices over the last 12 months and the options homeowners are considering to make the best of it, including:
Sell and Move Stay and Improve Buy a Rental Rent and Move Do Nothing