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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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Mar 29, 2019

Many Americans are unaware of the steps they need to take to be well-prepared for their retirement. Not only are they neglecting planning, but the average American doesn’t even start saving until after 55. Today Kate Stalter talks about the predicted retirement crisis that this upcoming generation is going to face and the factors to consider that people may not have had to worry about in the past. To learn how you can avoid these major roadblocks, leave the legacy you want with your money, and insure you can cover long term expenses, tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with Kate Stalter. 

 

Show Highlights: 

 

  • The predicted retirement crisis 
  • Why we have to plan better for retirement than people have in the past 
  • Factors we should consider when planning 
  • The biggest retirement roadblocks 
  • The issue with not being knowledgeable about the stocks you own 
  • Making sure your investments match your risk tolerance 
  • Neglecting a retirement income plan 

 

 

Links: 

 

Our proprietary Financial Wellness For Life program 

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

Register for upcoming webinars and get your no-obligation portfolio review: 

BetterMoneyDecisions.com/webinar 

Contact Better Money Decisions: 

(844) 507-0961 Extension 700 

WeCanHelp@bettermoneydecisions.com 

Want our library of financial education topics? It’s all right here: 

www.betterfinancialdecisions.com 

Kate’s Forbes articles: 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katestalter/#799df653349f 

Kate’s US News & World Report articles: 

https://www.usnews.com/topics/author/kate_stalter 

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Mar 26, 2019

What’s best for you long-term doesn’t always feel good in the present, but those who put in the time and hard work will thank themselves in the future. Today Kate Stalter shares why you should look at the long-term horizon and how to build the endurance necessary to deal with the inevitable ups and downs in the market. Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with Kate Stalter to learn more on why you should invest in yourself, your family, and your future. 

Show Highlights: 

  • The issue with saving vs. investing 
  • The power of compounding 
  • The role risk and returns play in investing 
  • Looking at the long-term horizon 
  • Factors that determine risk tolerance 
  • Dealing with inevitable downturns in the market
  • Why it’s never too late to invest 
  • Taking steps to achieve the future you want 
  • Enduring pain now to experience joy later 

Links: 

Our proprietary Financial Wellness For Life program 

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

Register for upcoming webinars and get your no-obligation portfolio review: 

BetterMoneyDecisions.com/webinar 

Contact Better Money Decisions: 

(844) 507-0961 Extension 700 

WeCanHelp@bettermoneydecisions.com 

Want our library of financial education topics? It’s all right here: 

www.betterfinancialdecisions.com 

Kate’s Forbes articles: 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/katestalter/#799df653349f 

Kate’s US News & World Report articles: 

https://www.usnews.com/topics/author/kate_stalter 

Visit us on social media: 

Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/bettermoneydecisions/

Twitter: ​https://twitter.com/FinancialBetter

Instagram: ​https://www.instagram.com/betterfinancialdecisions/

LinkedIn: ​https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-money-decisions/ 

Mar 22, 2019

Many people go all in on companies that seem to have promising growth, but what happens when they make a mistake? Believe it or not, this is more common than you’d think. Today, Kate Stalter talks the risks of investing in single stocks and why you should be cautious of only investing in specific companies. For more on how to avoid risky investments and secure smooth returns, tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions. 

 

 

Show Highlights: 

 

  • The issues Boeing is facing 
  • The effects the Ethiopian Air crash had on stocks 
  • Why current issues are relevant to your investments 
  • The risk of investing in biotech 
  • How to smooth out your returns 
  • The risk of single stocks 

 

 

Links: 

 

Our proprietary Financial Wellness For Life program 

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

Register for upcoming webinars and get your no-obligation portfolio review: 

BetterMoneyDecisions.com/webinar 

Contact Better Money Decisions: 

(844) 507-0961 Extension 700 

WeCanHelp@bettermoneydecisions.com 

Visit us on social media: 

Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/bettermoneydecisions/
Twitter: ​https://twitter.com/FinancialBetter
Instagram: ​https://www.instagram.com/betterfinancialdecisions/ LinkedIn: ​https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-money-decisions/ 

Mar 19, 2019

No matter how much you have in the bank, you can’t afford to not save for retirement. There are many factors to consider when planning for retirement and it’s important to make sure you’re prepared before it’s too late. Today Kate Stalter shares the most widespread reason people can’t afford to retire and how to avoid it. If you want to live your best life in retirement, live comfortably and securely, and give your finances a fighting chance tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions. 

 

Show Highlights: 

 

  • Why many people can’t retire comfortably 
  • Using the blame factor to avoid responsibility 
  • Protecting and using your hard-earned money the way you want 
  • Most common and reliable solutions to have more funds for retirement 
  • Why a large sum of money doesn’t ensure you’ll be okay 
  • Elements of retirement money that go beyond investing 

 

 

Links: 

Our proprietary Financial Wellness For Life program 

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

Register for upcoming webinars and get your no-obligation portfolio review: 

BetterMoneyDecisions.com/webinar 

Contact Better Money Decisions: 

(844) 507-0961 Extension 700 

WeCanHelp@bettermoneydecisions.com 

Visit us on social media: 

Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/bettermoneydecisions/
Twitter: ​https://twitter.com/FinancialBetter
Instagram: ​https://www.instagram.com/betterfinancialdecisions/ LinkedIn: ​https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-money-decisions/ 

Mar 15, 2019

No one can consistently pick stocks that’ll result in the highest returns, but you can learn how to make the market work for you. Most people tend to think their finances are completely out of their control, although there are many techniques you can implement to mitigate risk and generate more income. Today, Kate Stalter shares insight on how you can take control of your finances and what strategies to use in order to drive higher returns. To hear more on how you can reach your financial goals and set yourself up for the retirement of your dreams, tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions. 

 

Show Highlights: 

 

  • Aspects of investing that you can control for a successful outcome 
  • Calculating your time horizon and risk tolerance to achieve your goals 
  • Structuring your portfolio around dimensions of return 
  • What drives returns 
  • How to get the science to work for you 
  • Diversifying broadly and reducing expenses 
  • Buying and selling different elements within a fund 
  • Formulating a withdraw strategy 
  • Understanding how to respond to financial surprises 

 

 

Links: 

Our proprietary Financial Wellness For Life program 

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

Register for upcoming webinars and get your no-obligation portfolio review: 

BetterMoneyDecisions.com/webinar 

Contact Better Money Decisions: 

(844) 507-0961 Extension 700 

WeCanHelp@bettermoneydecisions.com 

Visit us on social media: 

Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/bettermoneydecisions/
Twitter: ​https://twitter.com/FinancialBetter
Instagram: ​https://www.instagram.com/betterfinancialdecisions/ LinkedIn: ​https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-money-decisions/ 

Mar 12, 2019

We all tend to believe the flashing headlines on our television screens, but when it comes to the market they’re almost always wrong. No one has the ability to time the market, not even journalists, but how do we avoid buying into the screaming propaganda? Today Kate Stalter shares how to avoid buying into our own biases, how to ignore the top headlines, and the most refutable sources for better investing. Tune into this episode of Better Money decisions if you want to learn how you can become a better investor. 

 

Show Highlights: 

 

  • News highlights that impact todays market 
  • Why you shouldn’t trade based on news 
  • The motive behind news channel headlines 
  • Avoiding buying into confirmation bias 
  • The worst thing you can do during a market downturn 
  • How mistakes can devastate retirement 
  • Why you shouldn’t use media as a tool for investing 

 

 

Links: 

 

“7 Behavioral Biases That May Hurt Your Investments” by Kate Stalter, US News & World Report 

https://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/mutual-funds/articles/2015/05/26/7-behavioral-biases-that-may-hurt-your-investments 

Our proprietary Financial Wellness For Life program 

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

Register for upcoming webinars and get your no-obligation portfolio review: 

BetterMoneyDecisions.com/webinar 

Contact Better Money Decisions: 

(844) 507-0961 Extension 700 

WeCanHelp@bettermoneydecisions.com 

Visit us on social media: 

Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/bettermoneydecisions/
Twitter: ​https://twitter.com/FinancialBetter
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Mar 8, 2019

Many people don’t realize how blinding emotions can be, especially when it comes to the stock market. It’s easy to let temporary feelings and market fluctuations dictate long-term goals. 

 

Today Kate Stalter talks about why we should put those emotional attachments aside and look at the stock market from a logical standpoint. Not only does she share how to navigate every aspect of your financial life, but this episode also covers how to avoid the emotional downturns that accompany it. Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions to learn how to manage your emotions to live your best financial life. 

 

Show Highlights: 

 

  • Navigating all the qualitative aspects of financial life
  • Basing investments on emotions instead of science 
  • Why keeping with cash diminishes your spending power 
  • Creating a life you value 
  • How to avoid emotional traps heading into retirement 
  • The importance of having a vision 
  • Developing a philosophy about the market 
  • Anticipating losses when investing 
  • Riding through low points in the market 
  • Removing personal feelings from investments 
  • How to be sure you’ll achieve your goals and avoid emotional downfalls 

 

Links: 

 

Our proprietary Financial Wellness For Life program 

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

Register for upcoming webinars and get your no-obligation portfolio review: 

BetterMoneyDecisions.com/webinar 

Contact Better Money Decisions: 

(844) 507-0961 Extension 700 

WeCanHelp@bettermoneydecisions.com 

Visit us on social media: 

Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/bettermoneydecisions/
Twitter: ​https://twitter.com/FinancialBetter
Instagram: ​https://www.instagram.com/betterfinancialdecisions/ LinkedIn: ​https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-money-decisions/ 

Mar 5, 2019

It’s easy to get distracted by empty promises and stock brokers claiming they know “the next big thing”, but if it were that easy we’d all be millionaires. Learning how to decipher the difference between bad products and investments is necessary to help you avoid market timing. It’s vital to start tuning out these uneducated marketers now and to start making more logical investments. To learn more about how you can invest tactically, avoid market timing and being sold poor products, tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with your host, Kate Stalter. 

Show Highlights: 

  • Why you shouldn’t listen to stock brokers 
  • How people justify emotional investing 
  • Embracing the logistics of investing 
  • Avoiding using investing as entertainment 
  • How to stop wasting your time, energy and money trying to outguess the market 
  • The best way to capture market returns 

 

Links: 

Our proprietary Financial Wellness For Life program 

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

Register for upcoming webinars and get your no-obligation portfolio review: 

BetterMoneyDecisions.com/webinar 

Contact Better Money Decisions: 

(844) 507-0961 Extension 700 

WeCanHelp@bettermoneydecisions.com 

Visit us on social media: 

Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/bettermoneydecisions/
Twitter: ​https://twitter.com/FinancialBetter
Instagram: ​https://www.instagram.com/betterfinancialdecisions/ LinkedIn: ​https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-money-decisions/ 

Mar 1, 2019

There will always be outside sources that claim to know the next best thing when it comes to investing, but the best thing you can do is ignore them. No one knows what you need to reach your goals better than you do. In todays’ episode, Kate Stalter talks diversification and how to build a portfolio that correlates with the life you want. To learn more about how to take educated risks, avoid common mistakes and create a multi-faceted portfolio, tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions. 

Show Highlights: 

  • How the media botches portfolio construction 
  • How diversification can improve your return 
  • Owning international and global stocks 
  • The most common mistakes investors make 
  • How broad diversification came about 
  • The risk you need to take to generate return 
  • What qualifies as a diversified portfolio 

Links: 

Our proprietary Financial Wellness For Life program 

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

Register for upcoming webinars and get your no-obligation portfolio review: 

BetterMoneyDecisions.com/webinar 

Contact Better Money Decisions: 

(844) 507-0961 Extension 700 

WeCanHelp@bettermoneydecisions.com 

Visit us on social media: 

Facebook: ​https://www.facebook.com/bettermoneydecisions/
Twitter: ​https://twitter.com/FinancialBetter
Instagram: ​https://www.instagram.com/betterfinancialdecisions/ LinkedIn: ​https://www.linkedin.com/company/better-money-decisions/

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