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Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. Send your questions to answers@fool.com.

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Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. Send your questions to answers@fool.com.

    Introducing the new Motley Fool Money

    Introducing the new Motley Fool Money

    We have a new address, and I'm not talking post cards! Going forward you can catch Bro and Alison every Tuesday as part of the new Motley Fool Money podcast. Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect from the daily show, starting on January 5, 2022. See you there!
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    • 1 min
    So Long, and Thanks for All the STOCKS!

    So Long, and Thanks for All the STOCKS!

    It’s the last episode of Answers (but don’t worry, we’re just moving to Motley Fool Money every Tuesday). We’ll reminisce on our biggest lessons learned over the last seven years and answer your questions, some financial, some festive.

    • 30 min
    Why So Sad, Portfolio?

    Why So Sad, Portfolio?

    Motley Fool Analyst Bill Mann joins us to talk about why the market is up but your portfolio may be down. We’ll share some big news and battle our online shopping demons.
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    • 32 min
    Meet Ted Benna, the “Father of the 401(k)”

    Meet Ted Benna, the “Father of the 401(k)”

    Tens of millions of workers contribute to 401(k)s, thanks to a benefits consultant who got creative with a 1978 law. That consultant, Ted Benna, joins us to talk about how he came up with the idea, how he got Uncle Sam’s seal of approval, and the ways that Wall Street have abused the 401(k). He also discusses his new book, “401(k)s and IRAs for Dummies,” including why he thinks Roths are over-sold and his recommendations for retirement plans for small business and the self-employed.

    • 25 min
    An Interview With Michael Kitces

    An Interview With Michael Kitces

    The financial planner’s financial planner talks Roths, asset location, and managing sequence of returns risk. He also tells the story of how he got into the financial advice biz, and offers some career-development and time-management advice.

    • 55 min
    Inflation Conflagration! Also, Bitcoin

    Inflation Conflagration! Also, Bitcoin

    Alison asks Bro 10 burning questions about inflation, including why it's so high, is it worse in the U.S., and what can be done about it — both nationally and in your portfolio. And Fool analyst Aaron Bush answers a listener question about choosing the new Bitcoin futures ETF over actual Bitcoin.

    • 28 min

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812 Ratings

812 Ratings

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Miss the Old Show

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I miss Answers already

I absolutely loved this Podcast! I’m so sad that I don’t get to hear Allison and Bro on a weekly basis now. I learned a tremendous amount about investing through this podcast. I hope one day it will come back.

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Sorry to see Answers Go

I loved listening to Answers for years and am disappointed it is gone. Wish it would come back some day. I miss Allison and Bro. They were great.

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