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Welcome to Stacy Johnson's "Money!" A podcast devoted to everything money: how to get it, how to grow it and how to keep it. From the creators of MoneyTalksNews.com, a leading source of personal finance news and advice since 1991.

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Welcome to Stacy Johnson's "Money!" A podcast devoted to everything money: how to get it, how to grow it and how to keep it. From the creators of MoneyTalksNews.com, a leading source of personal finance news and advice since 1991.

    Market Update: Money News You can Use June 15th, 2021

    Market Update: Money News You can Use June 15th, 2021

    Nearly every day there's news that affects you and your money. From politics and taxes to markets and interest rates, things are happening that affect your savings and your future -- so many things, in fact, it's hard to keep up with them all.

    Problem solved. We track everything that's happening every day. And every couple of weeks, I condense it all and report everything you need to know in a special edition of the "Money!" podcast.

    In addition to recapping the news, we check in on my personal investments, and discuss ideas and suggestions to make you smarter and richer, all without boring you to death in the process.

    As usual, my co-host is financial journalist Miranda Marquit. Listening in and sometimes contributing is producer and novice investor Aaron Freeman.

    Want more information? Check out these resources:
    Wall Street Journal: Battle Brews Over Banning Natural Gas to Homes
    CNN: Retailers plead with Biden to fix port congestion that has upended supply chains
    Wall Street Journal: From Tesla to GE, See How Much CEOs Made in 2020
    Bloomberg: AMC Is New King of Meme Stocks, With a 2,900% Gain This Year
    Bloomberg: Building a Home in the U.S. Has Never Been More Expensive
    New York Times: The U.S. Economy Is Sending Confusing Signals. What's Going On?
    Wall Street Journal: Summer Job Market for Teens Is Sweet
    CNBC: Producer prices climb 6.6% in May on annual basis, largest 12-month increase on record
    Wall Street Journal: Lumber Prices Are Falling Fast, Turning Hoarders Into Sellers
    Bloomberg: Cracks in the Housing Market Are Starting to Show
    Wall Street Journal: Covid-19 Delta Variant First Found in India Is Quickly Spreading Across Globe
    Wall Street Journal: U.S. Consumer Prices Rose Strongly Again in May
    Barron's Oil Breaks Through $70 a Barrel. Here's How It Could Keep Going
    Money Talks News' savings account search tool
    Subscribe to the Money Talks News newsletter
    Take our The Only Retirement Guide You'll Ever Need course
    Take our Money Made Simple course
    Miranda Marquit's website

    Hosts:
    MoneyTalksNews
    MirandaMarquit.com

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    • 32 min
    Money Moves You Must Make in Every Decade of Your Life

    Money Moves You Must Make in Every Decade of Your Life

    As you journey through life, you should be laying a financial foundation; one strong enough to provide security and a fulfilling, worry-free retirement.

    How do you do it? Step by step.

    When you're in your 20s, you're getting your sea legs; adapting to adulthood, learning financial responsibility and putting some money aside.

    When you hit your 30s, it's time to get serious by developing a healthy retirement plan and emergency savings.

    In your 40s you hitting your peak earnings years, understanding investing and starting to imagine what retirement life will be like.

    Every decade of your financial life builds on the one before and culminates, hopefully, in bullet-proof savings and enough income to make life after work stress-free and fun.

    If you start investing $100 per month when you're 25, and average an annual return of 10% (the average long-term return for stocks) when you reach 65, you'll have about $640,00.

    That's what this week's "Money!" podcast is about. We're going to talk about essential money moves you should be making for every decade of your life; from your 20s to your 70s and beyond

    Want more information? Check out these resources:
    10 Money Moves You Need to Make in Your 20s
    9 Money Moves You Need to Make in Your 30s
    Make These 5 Crucial Money Moves in Your 40s
    12 Money Moves Everyone Should Make in Their 50s
    11 Essential Money Moves to Make in Your 60s — and Beyond
    Forbes: 3 Financial Goals To Focus On In Every Decade
    Kiplinger: 11 Money Moves to Make in the Decade Before You Retire
    MarketWatch: Financial advice for the key decades of your life
    Money Talks News' savings account search tool
    Subscribe to the Money Talks News newsletter
    Take our course The Only Retirement Guide You'll Ever Need
    Take our course Money Made Simple
    Miranda Marquit's website

    Become a member: https://www.moneytalksnews.com/members/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 44 min
    How to Destroy Your Debt Forever

    How to Destroy Your Debt Forever

    When I explored topics for my first book more than 20 years ago, there was one that I couldn't ignore: Debt. I was compelled to write about how to avoid it and how to destroy it, becasue I'd personally experienced how creating debt holds you back and eliminating it sets you free.

    The result was Life or Debt.

    I've always believed debt is a cancer that destroys the financial fitness of far too many Americans. Sure, there's "good debt," like the kind used for an education, a home or maybe a business. But far too often, debt is what happens when desire meets easy credit. Result? Often, needless stress, derailed goals, ruined relationships and postponed retirements.

    That's why I've served on the board of credit counseling services and why I've been preaching debt-free living for decades. Unlike achieving massive wealth, achieving a debt-free life is within the means of most people, and getting there requires a few simple steps; not easy steps, perhaps, but simple.

    That's what this week's "Money!" podcast is about. We're going to talk about why it's important to avoid debt, the fastest methods to eliminate it, and how to stay debt-free for life.

    Want more information? Check out these resources:
    8 Surefire Ways to Get Rid of Debt ASAP
    How to Pay Off $10,000 in Debt Without Breaking a Sweat
    The Worst and Best Ways to Destroy Debt
    7 Great Tools to Help You Get Out of Debt
    Get Help With Debt in Our Solutions Center
    Clark Howard: 20 ways to stay out of debt
    Money Talks News' savings account search tool
    Subscribe to the Money Talks News newsletter
    Take our course The Only Retirement Guide You'll Ever Need
    Take our course Money Made Simple
    Miranda Marquit's website

    Become a member: https://www.moneytalksnews.com/members/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 45 min
    5 Ways to Cash in on Real Estate

    5 Ways to Cash in on Real Estate

    Which is the better investment; stocks or real estate?

    Due to the unique nature of real estate, an apples-to-apples comparison is tough to make. But speaking from 40+ years of personal experience, I'd say both are important components of a well-balanced investment mix. I've made great long-term money with both.

    Major difference: Stocks are easy to buy, sell and track. Real estate, on the other hand, has traditionally been anything but.

    When you hear someone talking about investing in real estate, you probably imagine a hapless landlord, cleaning, painting, mowing and praying that their tenant can come up with the rent next month.

    While that's not inaccurate -- I lived that version of the real estate investor in my younger days -- these days there are ways to invest in land and buildings that don't involve schlepping lawn mowers and paint cans. There are now real estate opportunities that don't require a boatload of cash, sweat equity or even much supervision.

    That's what this week's "Money!" podcast is about. We're going to talk about all the different ways to invest in real estate, both traditional and cutting edge.

    Want more information? Check out these resources:
    Is It Time to Buy Real Estate?
    8 Ways to Invest in Real Estate for Retirement
    How to Invest in Real Estate for as Little as $500
    Nerdwallet How to Invest in Real Estate: 5 Ways to Get StartedInvestopedia: 5 Simple Ways to Invest in Real Estate
    Motley Fool: 9 of the Best Ways to Invest in Real Estate
    Passive Income MD: 16 Different Ways to Invest in Real Estate
    Forbes: 9 Ways To Invest In Real Estate Without Buying Property
    Business Insider: How to invest in real estate — 6 ways that offer a chance to make money and build long-term wealth
    Money Under 30:  How To Invest In Real Estate - The Smart Way To Get Started
    Kiplinger: The 13 Best REITs to Own in 2021
    US News: 9 Best REITs to Buy for a Recession
    Investopedia: Top REITs for May 2021
    Money Talks News' savings account search tool
    Subscribe to the Money Talks News newsletter
    Take our course The Only Retirement Guide You'll Ever Need
    Take our course Money Made Simple
    Miranda Marquit's website

    Hosts:
    MoneyTalksNews
    MirandaMarquit.com

    Become a member: https://www.moneytalksnews.com/members/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    Market Update: Money News You can Use May 28th, 2021

    Market Update: Money News You can Use May 28th, 2021

    Nearly every day there's news that affects you and your money. From politics and taxes to markets and interest rates, things are happening that affect your savings and your future -- so many things, in fact, it's hard to keep up with them all.

    Problem solved. We track everything that's happening every day. And every couple of weeks, I condense it all and report everything you need to know in a special edition of the "Money!" podcast.

    In addition to recapping the news, we check in on my personal investments, and discuss ideas and suggestions to make you smarter and richer, all without boring you to death in the process.

    Want more information? Check out these resources:
    Axios: Inflation pressures keep rising
    Barron's Monthly Child Tax Payments of Up to $300 Will Begin July 15
    Bloomberg: Fidelity to Allow Teenagers to Trade Stocks With No-Fee Accounts
    Wall Street Journal: Bitcoin Falls as Much as 30% as Investors Sour on Cryptocurrencies
    Axios: Central bank taper timelines start to come into focus
    Barron's: Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Had Another Crazy Week. Here's What Could Happen Next
    Wall Street Journal: Oil Majors Look to Fill Businesses' Growing Appetite for Green Power
    Bloomberg: Silicon Valley Wants Dogs to Live Longer So Humans Can, Too
    Wall Street Journal: U.S. Home-Price Growth Surges as Demand Overwhelms Supply
    Bloomberg: Amazon Agrees to Buy MGM Film Studio for $8.45 Billion
    Wall Street Journal: Biden Is Expected to Unveil $6 Trillion Spending Plan
    Money Talks News' savings account search tool
    Subscribe to the Money Talks News newsletter
    Take our The Only Retirement Guide You'll Ever Need course
    Take our Money Made Simple course

    Hosts:
    MoneyTalksNews
    MirandaMarquit.com

    Become a member: https://www.moneytalksnews.com/members/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 36 min
    10 Ways to Protect Your Savings From a Market Crash

    10 Ways to Protect Your Savings From a Market Crash

    If you've got money in the stock market and haven't checked your statements lately, you're in for a pleasant surprise.

    In mid-March of 2020, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed below 20,000. As I write this, a bit more than a year later, it's over 34,000. That's a gain of 70%. The tech-heavy NASDAQ index has done even better: It's nearly doubled.

    But as they say, what goes up must come down. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but trees don't grow to the sky.

    So, what's an investor to do? If you sell, you could be leaving money on the table. But if you don't, all those profits may one day seem like a pleasant dream.

    While there's no perfect solution, there are some techniques to protect your profits, or at least prepare for the inevitable. That's what this week's "Money!" podcast is about. We're going to talk about some things you can do to keep from surrendering all those tasty gains.

    Want more information? Check out these resources:
    8 Ways to Protect Your Retirement Savings
    15 of the Best Money Moves You Can Make in 2021
    Motley Fool: 4 Strategies to Prevent a Stock Market Crash from Ruining Your Retirement
    US News: Protect Your Portfolio from a Market Crash
    Investopedia: 6 Ways to Prepare for a Market Crash
    US News: 7 Ways to Hedge Your Portfolio Against Volatility
    Newsweek: 10 Ways to Protect Your Portfolio From the Volatile Stock Market
    Nerdwallet: What to Do When the Stock Market Crashes
    Bloomberg: How Stock Traders Are Racing to Protect Gains Against Market Threats
    Money Talks News' savings account search tool
    Subscribe to the Money Talks News newsletter
    Take our course The Only Retirement Guide You'll Ever Need
    Take our course Money Made Simple
    Miranda Marquit's website

    Hosts:
    MoneyTalksNews
    MirandaMarquit.com

    Become a member: https://www.moneytalksnews.com/members/

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 45 min

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