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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: January, 2019
Jan 29, 2019

The market is constantly changing and adjusting to fit current economic circumstances in the US and internationally. While you could be discouraged by this fluctuation, you can also use it to your advantage. 

In this episode, Kate Stalter talks about global market developments, expanding your portfolio to international investments, and why market declines aren’t necessarily a bad thing. To learn more about discerning the market and how to build a portfolio that will help you reach your financial goals tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions, with your host, Kate Stalter. 

Show Highlights: 

  • Global market developments 
  • What is causing the growth decline in China 
  • How international economic decline dictates the market 
  • The effects of tariffs imposed 
  • Having exposure to markets outside of the US 
  • Why fluctuation in the market shouldn’t deter you 
  • Factors to consider in international investments 
  • Why timing the market isn’t reliable 
  • The importance of rebalancing your portfolio regularly 

 

Links: 

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Forbes article on China

MSCI emerging markets index 

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Jan 25, 2019

Rumor has it that January is the most important month to dictate the course of the annual market. According to credible sources, such as the Stock Traders’ Almanac, these allegations seem to continuously prove to be true. Although, what’s even more important is how you choose to invest your money throughout the rest of the year.

If you’re leery about bonds or simply aren’t sure whether or not they should be included in your portfolio, tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with Kate Stalter to see how you can beneficially integrate bonds into your portfolio. 

Show Highlights: 

  • Tracking January’s performance to indicate the annual market 
  • Bonds of fixed income variety 
  • Dampening the volatility of stocks 
  • Finding solutions to bond declines 
  • Avoiding “junk bonds”
  • Utilizing the exposure that bonds offers 
  • Balancing equity risks 
  • Shortening bond durations 

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www.https://bettermoneydecisions.com/financial-wellness-for-life/ https://www.stocktradersalmanac.com/ 

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Jan 22, 2019

As many of you may already be aware, the founder and chief executor of the Vanguard group, Jack Bogel, has recently passed. What you may not be aware of is the significance behind his work and the investing methods in which he is known for proving to be effective. 

 

This episode of Better Money Decisions explores the pioneering of index funds, why actively managed markets are not always stable, and the importance of acknowledging that there is no fool-proof method to investing. To learn more about index funds and how to manage your investments join your host, Kate Stalter, in this weeks’ episode of Better Money Decisions. 

 

 

Show Highlights:

 

  • The purpose of an index fund 
  • Why Jack Bogel invented the index fund 
  • Why actively managed funds underperform 
  • Why Jack emphasized investing in a broader market 
  • Recognizing that systems are not fool-proof

 

 

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Jan 8, 2019

Many people think you have to be a multimillionaire or have diamonds in the bank to give charitably but that just isn’t the case. Arlene Cogen is a philanthropist, the author of the Amazon bestselling book, Give to Live, and is passionate about improving human welfare.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can give more generously or simply want to get started in philanthropy, this is a great introductory and informative episode. Join your host, Kate Stalter, in exploring charitable giving and eliminating any preconceived beliefs that limit you from supporting charities you believe in

 

Show Highlights:

  • Moving from a career from Wall-street to a more traditional career 
  • Finding a career that brings fulfillment 
  • Consulting a career coach and networking 
  • The disconnect between platforms and the gap in communication 
  • Who should be considering philanthropic giving 
  • Improving human welfare 
  • Tactics to set up a significant charitable gift 
  • Limiting objections to making donations 
  • Determining the key thing that is restricting you from giving 
  • What multi-generational giving means 
  • The inspiration behind writing “Give to Live” 
  • How to get started in giving and identifying core values
  • Creating donor designated funds 
  • Tracking and monitoring your giving 

 

Links: 

Arlene’s Website

Give to Live: Make A Charitable Gift You Never Imagined

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