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Better Money Decisions

You’ve probably started with great intentions, telling yourself you’ll stash away more for retirement and buy fewer lattes (because some writer said buying lattes is a bad thing). But life happens. It’s not as neat and tidy as the financial experts on TV seem to think. You’ve got a lot going on in your life, and you need more than simplistic, cookie-cutter instructions to keep you on the right financial path. Kate Stalter escorts you to the right path for your money. She talks to experts and "normal" people who have taken the right steps to make better money decisions.
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Jun 25, 2018

Socially responsible investing is something we can all do without settling for a low return rate. There are many ways you can find companies that fit your personal values and positively impact the environment, along with other people’s lives. With the right research and assistance, you can learn how to find these companies without having to jeopardize your return. 

To learn how to invest ethically, sustainably, and support companies that aid foundations you care about, tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with Kate Stalter. 

Show Highlights:

  • What socially responsible investing looks like 
  • Using your funds to make a positive impact on something that matters to you
  • Ethical Investing 
  • Looking into investment candidates 
  • Using governance to make investments 
  • Not sacrificing your return to invest responsibly 
  • Focusing deliberately on high returns and sustainability 
  • How investors can force companies to make changes 
  • Companies involved in other companies you don’t support 
  • Institutions, Foundations, and companies becoming more socially conscious 
  • Share Holder Activism 
  • Considering a fund’s investing style, expenses, and quality
  • Making sure you have the right elements in your portfolio

 

Resources:

Contact Information: 844-507-0961 Extension: 702

Kate@bettermoneydecisions.com

Kate's Article in Forbes Magazine  

Kate's Article in US News and World Report 

Jun 21, 2018

Purchasing a home is one of the most monumental investments an individual will ever make. Whether or not this investment will circulate revenue is always a risk, and sometimes it isn’t the smartest one. There are many factors to consider when investing and despite common belief, real estate may not always be your best answer. 

 

In this episode of Better Money Decisions, Aaron Hendon will discuss practical advice on passive income, investing in the stock market versus real estate, the value of buying over renting, and so much more valuable advice. Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with Kate Stalter to learn how to make better investments and avoid common mistakes. 

Show Highlights:

  • Mistakes people make when investing in real estate 
  • The risks of people in retirement having a mortgage payment
  • Investments that have a higher return than real estate 
  • Considering all of the factors that go into whether you should rent or buy 
  • Understanding circumstances along with numbers 
  • Why one size fits all is not applicable to every situation 
  • Evaluating performance before you select a realtor 
  • 7 questions you should ask a realtor 
  • Credentials for becoming a realtor 
  • Combining emotions with rational decisions 
  • Boomers taking care of aging parents 
  • Providing answers before a crisis occurs 
  • Getting people to acknowledge inevitable issues 
  • Being an advisor to clients 

Resources:

Shortchanged by Shortcuts Book

 

Jun 14, 2018

There are many possible challenges when it comes to retirement, especially for women. The list of factors to consider are endless; from health care to income, to estimated life expectancy, it can be difficult to calculate. If you would like to learn how to manage and organize a financial retirement plan tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with Kate Stalter. 

 “Women need to set aside 20% more than men for health care.”Kate Stalter

Show Highlights:

  • Saving money for retirement as a woman 
  • The gap between men and women’s retirement income 
  • Women, money, power 
  • Paying the bills 
  • The purpose of being aware of finances, if your husband delegates the finances 
  • Health care and longer life expectancy 
  • A specialized approach to your personal situation 
  • Planning to make sure you don’t outlive your money 
  • Women working longer 
  • Financial wellness for life 

Resources:

www.bettermoneydecisions.com

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 12, 2018

Retirement is often something we don’t give much thought until it’s too late. There are many simple ways you can save to have money in the future, or to generate more income now. Marc Lichtenstein is a financial expert, the author of the book “You Don’t Have to Drive an Uber in Retirement”, and he has many easy tips that could help you start saving money now. Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with Kate Stalter to acquire quick and easily applicable tips to maintain your desired lifestyle. 

“Saving for retirement, unfortunately, slips through the cracks for most people.”

 

Show Highlights:

  • The Oxford Club 
  • Generating more income 
  • Complications with saving for retirement 
  • Making sure you get protected when you lend money 
  • Help savings accounts 
  • Cutting costs 
  • How to maintain your lifestyle 
  • Things people do to save that you shouldn’t do 
  • Why annuities may not be a good idea 
  • Reverse mortgages 

 

Resources:

Goodrx.com 

Oxfordclub.com 

Wealthyretirement.com 

Uberretirementbook.com 

NY Times Article

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