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34-year financial talk radio veteran, Don McDonald and former host of Serious Money on PBS, Tom Cock, join forces to talk about real money issues. In each episode, they solve real money problems, dole out real investing (not speculating) advice, and really explain the financial issues that effect all of us. Plus, it's actually fun! Talking Real Money is a podcast designed to provide the real help we all need to enjoy a really great future. Call in with your questions anytime at 855-935-TALK (8255).

Talking Real Money - Investing Talk Don McDonald

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 388 Ratings

34-year financial talk radio veteran, Don McDonald and former host of Serious Money on PBS, Tom Cock, join forces to talk about real money issues. In each episode, they solve real money problems, dole out real investing (not speculating) advice, and really explain the financial issues that effect all of us. Plus, it's actually fun! Talking Real Money is a podcast designed to provide the real help we all need to enjoy a really great future. Call in with your questions anytime at 855-935-TALK (8255).

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    TGIFQAD

    Another potpourri of great questions:
    Should the cost basis in an IRA be documented?
    Is M1 Finance a decent brokerage service?
    How do we determine which funds are likely to outperform in the future?
    Do mutual funds offer an advantage over ETFs for systematic investors?
    What's the real deal with a Lincoln Financial 403b?
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    • 19 min
    Is it Really Passive Income?

    Is it Really Passive Income?

    The term "passive income" has been used to refer to everything from buying houses to selling stuff on Amazon. Funny how most of those ideas pitched as providing passive income are actually a lot of work. Usually, the only one making a lot with little effort are the folks teaching you how to do it.
    Then, we hear from you about:

    How do I pick the best funds for my risk tolerance?

    Why would a fund generating capital gains be a bad thing?


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    • 21 min
    Adding Insult to Injur

    Adding Insult to Injur

    Watch out for this year's tax mutual fund tax forms. Many actively managed mutual funds have a surprise for you. Despite losing money in 2022, you might find you owe taxes on a distributed capital gain.
    Then, we take your questions:

    How should money from a broker sold portfolio be invested?

    Is an inherited Roth IRA subject to the 10-year withdrawal rule?


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    • 20 min
    Ramsey, Orman, Kyosaki, or...

    Ramsey, Orman, Kyosaki, or...

    From whom should you get you financial and investing advice? Robert Kyosaki, Suze Orman, Dave ramsey, economists? We look at the various mainstream financial education providers. Plus, why is Tesla rising so fast?
    We hear from listeners, too (mostly about banking):

    Why don't banks pay more on savings?

    What is the advantage to taking lottery winnings in a lump sum?

    How do high-yield savings products pay so much more?

    Will a 72-year old need to take RMD in 2023?


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    • 40 min
    Investing Near the Ceiling

    Investing Near the Ceiling

    The news can be disconcerting and push us to react emotionally. What should you do just in case the US government defaults on its debut? Why do you keep making horrible investing decisions? What is driving the huge disparity in savings rates?
    Then a lot of you get in touch:
    First, the old "...what should I do with this money?" question addressed.
    How can money be moved from an employer retirement plan?
    How do you find a safe online bank?
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    • 40 min
    Weekend Special: Tom with Bill Conerly

    Weekend Special: Tom with Bill Conerly

    Tom loves interviews. Now that he's figured out the technical aspects of creating them, look for more weekend specials featuring prominet money guests.
    This weekend, Tom spends time with Bill Conerly, PhD discussing the possible economic future, why highre rates were needed, the future of unemployment, and much more.
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
388 Ratings

388 Ratings

red light kid ,

Talking Real Money

Every week Tom and Don hit it out of the ballpark with their masterful blending of insightful content and humor on a topic most of us don’t like to talk about - MONEY.

Few aspects can make or break our lives than this one. Failing to master it can really lead to an unpleasant life, not to mention our final years.

Kudos to them for being warriors and so giving of themselves to help each of us build a better life.

Mickey641 ,

Talking Real Money

Solid financial advice. No gimmicks approach to investing and love the humor which keeps a normally boring topic interesting!

Tuffvvvvv ,

Biased

Definitely

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