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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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Now displaying: September, 2018
Sep 25, 2018

If you’re tired of the same old financial tips like “stop buying lattes” then you have come to the right place. This is financial advice for grownups who have serious financial questions as you approach retirement and your next chapter in life. You’ve already worked hard and saved money now it’s time for the real financial challenges. Your host today, a top investment columnist for Forbes and US news & World Report, as well as a licensed investment advisor and president of nationally known asset management and financial planning firm “Better Money Decisions” Kate Salter.

 

Kate talks with Bob Lang on the show, he launched Explosive Options. We hear about his book on options, and some great information how you can use Options to protect you. 

 

Show Highlights:

  • Financial wellness and some cold brutal truths
  • Paying a planner by the hour and why it is not good
  • Resources you need to retire
  • Options and Bob Lang’s book
  • Buying a call and what it means with examples
  • Buying puts and what it means with examples
  • What people need to know about options
  • Controlling emotions
  • Volatility implied and Realized and what they are
  • What Bob’s take is on all the media and TV talking heads
  • Some success stories Bob has found significant 
  • Explosive Options and what they offer 
  • What type of environment Explosive Options is

Resources:

Better Money Decisions Show on Facebook

Explosive Options

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Sep 4, 2018

One of the things that financial writers, and financial advisors talk a lot about is indexes. Dow Jones, S&P 500, NASDAQ. Some people don’t know exactly what an index is. Today we talk with Daniel Prince, the head of iShares product consulting at Black Rock. iShares operates a number of funds based on indexes. Daniel will explain exactly what these things are. Daniel will also discuss what Exchange Traded funds (ETF’s) and how you can use them as part of your asset allocation. ETF’s are often based on indexes and help track them. Stocks and bonds, mutual funds, ETF’s, are just vehicles to help you invest, to help you achieve what you want in life.

 

Show Highlights:

  • What is the very basic definition of Index
  • Brief example using S&P 500 to illustrate the points of index
  • Indexes were first formed to help measure yourself against the market
  • Some indexes are accepted more as standards
  • Some indexes are just something someone designed to sell a product
  • Not all indexes are created equal
  • Every index can look differently
  • Number one benefit is to do your research, and understand what the different indexes are
  • Can it be risky that there are so many choices out there with indexes?
  • Broad definition of Exchange Traded Fund
  • Most ETF’s today, not all, are tracking an index
  • Building an Asset allocation, trying to put your dollars to work
  • Broad market exposure helping build your portfolio

Resources:

Better Money Decisions Show on Facebook

www.ishares.com

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