Financial and retirement planning guidance with Brian Doe of Livingworth Wealth Advisors, based in the lake country of Georgia.
Ep 45: Printing Money - Debating The Modern Monetary Theory
With the $1.9 trillion stimulus package and our national debt rising with no end in sight, many people are asking what this means for our long term fiscal health. Some people are worried about future budget crises, program cuts, and inflation. But others point out that our bigger problems are deflation and unemployment, and that a little inflation would actually be good. There’s a relatively new school of economic thinking called Modern Monetary Theory that looks at our government spending in a very different way than most people are used to. Who is right about these fiscal challenges? We'll debate all these topics and more with special guests Jamal Mahmood and Mike Minter of Main Street Financial Solutions.
Ep 44: Keep The Cash Flowin'
Brian reacts to the $2 trillion stimulus bill and evaluates whether it strengthens or weakens us as a country. He'll put the impacts of the bill in perspective for those of us planning for retirement and address some of the ongoing threats to our financial futures.
Ep 43: Special Edition - "It's A Trap!"
Certified Financial Planner Kerrie Debbs joins the show again to discuss the 401(k) trap that many Americans are falling into as they prepare for retirement. "The 401(k) Trap" also happens to be the name of an excellent e-book that Kerrie and Brian Doe co-created to help retirees avoid the missteps others make in their savings and retirement accounts. Brian & Kerrie discuss how higher taxes in the future could rob you of your retirement dreams, what will happen if an unexpected expense forces you into a higher tax bracket, and explore the benefits of maximizing your after-tax income in retirement. Learn all about The 401(k) Trap on this episode and also by downloading the e-book.
Ep 42: Investing For The Future
The world is constantly changing. On this episode, we'll take a look at how advancements in technology are changing our way of life and analyze what kinds of opportunities might arise because of the changing landscape. We'll explore telemedicine, remote learning, 5G, computing power, transportation and more.
Ep 41: Hedge Funds & Alternative Investments
You probably heard all about GameStop stock and buzzwords like short squeeze, Reddit’s Wall Street Bets, and hedge funds in the last week of January. But to understand the full story, we need to take a step back and look into what short selling is and how a hedge fund operates. Brian will define these concepts for us and explain what happened with the GameStop frenzy that has everybody talking.
Ep 40: Math vs. Human Behavior
When we are making financial decisions, we want to make sure that the logic and math of the plan check out. However, this is difficult to do when we get our emotions involved. Today Brain talks to us about behavioral finance and why a mix of both delayed and instant gratification can be beneficial in your plan with some practical examples.