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Episode #97: Wrapping up 2022
Steve and Dave look forward to their upcoming, star studded spectacular ( actually doing nothing different than normal) 100th podcast episode, and look back at the market’s 2022 performance. What if 2023 is as dismal as 2022? Does it really matter? If you’re interested in Dave peppering Steve with 4 word questions, and an old random story about running into former GE head honcho Jack Welch on the golf course, then episode 97 of PFLN is for you!
Podcast #96 Thanksgiving Potpourri
Steve and Dave cover a variety of topics including the dangers of market timing, some surprising tips on “TIPS” (and Gold, but that didn’t sound clever), and a negative spin on the advancement of Alzheimer's testing. Along the way, you’ll be introduced to the “When They Say It’s Dead It’s Very Much Alive Fund”. It will all make sense when you listen to episode 96 of Plan For Life Now
2022 10 13 Podcast #95 - Theories About Market Theories
Steve and Dave delve into all of the predictions and theories about where this volatile stock market is headed. Have you heard the one about what stocks will do after the Midterm elections? Steve and Dave have…many times! If you’ve been wondering if our 95th podcast will lead to the market going up 9.5% in 95 days, then this episode is definitely for you!
Episode #94-Where did Summer Go?
The endless summer is ending, and on this episode of PFLN, Dave ponders this fact from his patio in Ocean View, DE. We also learn about his pickleball performance at the Maryland Senior Olympics, which was eerily similar to the stock market in August-weak and seemingly lifeless. Steve points out some interesting “glass half full” points about the future of the stock and bond markets, and there’s a passionate discussion about what retirees are really worried about these days.
Episode #94: How Low Can It Go?
There is no other word to describe recent stock and bond returns, other than awful. The six months ending June 30th ranked in the bottom 2% in history for a balanced portfolio. Dave and Steve discuss the current state of the markets and what we should expect for the rest of the year. What will the Secure Act 2.0 mean for your RMDs? Should I buy I bonds right now? And why are so many people filing early for social security? Hear all this and more in the latest episode!
Episode #92: The Bear Has Arrived
After flirting with the magical 20% barrier, stocks officially closed in a bear market. What does this mean for the average retiree? How long does the typical bear market last and how fast is the average recovery? How should you have your assets allocated between different asset classes? Also, find out which famous (infamous?) internet ad is mysteriously absent during a bear market and why it drives Dave crazy. Tune in to hear all of this and more in the latest episode!