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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Jul 31, 2018

It can be difficult to separate personal or political views from finances. Often times we see negative or positive things occurring in media and assume they change the trajectory of the financial market. As investors, we must learn to separate ourselves from cognitive biases when making financial decisions. Daniel Crosby is a financial advisor who wants to share the secrets to acquiring wealth and investing successfully with you. Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with your host, Kate Stalter, to learn how to identify any biases hindering your investing success and how to overcome it.  


Show Highlights:

  • A deep dive in cognitive investing 
  • People believing their time is always the most volatile 
  • Misunderstanding the market 
  • Biggest behavioral issues in investors 
  • Investing according to politics 
  • Being optimistic about human potential 
  • Overcoming being surrounded by negativity 
  • Understanding broad market trends 
  • Positive effects coming from negative things 
  • How to be informed consumers 
  • Transitioning from psychology to finance 
  • Developing models and how they correlate with human behaviors 
  • Finding data that supports your approach 
  • Behavioral components 
  • Determining which investment philosophy is the best 
  • How to control emotions and tune out tips in the news 
  • Making good choices and staying in your lane 
  • What makes women better investors than men 
  • Overconfidence and cognitive biases 


Connect with Daniel:

The Behavioral Investor by Daniel Crosby

Twitter: @DanielCrosby 

LINKEDIN: Dr. Daniel Crosby 

Jul 24, 2018

The industry around cannabis is growing rapidly and making monumental advancements. Many new products and technology have been developed that will not only benefit growers of cannabis, but will make a tremendous impact agriculturally. 

While the majority of this industry is still in the shadows, Debra Borchardt, the Co-founder and Editor of Green Market Report, is here to help those who are interested in cannabis stock investments. Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with your host, Kate Stalter to learn all aspects of cannabis investing, economics, and the opportunities for you to make stocks a part of your investment portfolio. 


Show Highlights:

  • The initial attraction to starting this business 
  • Penny stocks 
  • Stock promotion 
  • Listing requirements and IRS issues 
  • Canadian companies and US exchange 
  • 401K benefits and umbrella companies 
  • Challenges for individual or institutional investors 
  • Publicly traded stocks 
  • Legality of cannabis 
  • Advances and indoor growing 
  • Resurgence in depressed areas 
  • Ag-Tech being used in the future 
  • Getting started in investing 



Jul 19, 2018

There are many factors to consider when getting a divorce, but finances may be the most important issue to get properly resolved. There are misconceptions that people have when it comes to financial division in divorce, but Nancy Hetrick is here to invalidate those misunderstood views and inform you on how to reach the best overall solution for your divorce financially. Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with Kate Stalter to learn how you can come to the most suitable and beneficial financial solution in your divorce. 


Show Highlights:


  • CDFA growing in significance 
  • Creating a different process for people 
  • Optimizing property 
  • Determining whether alimony should be paid 
  • Deciding how to balance and adjust financially 
  • Having support needed when you’re emotionally overwhelmed 
  • Forgetting who the decision makers are 
  • Not being willing to compromise 
  • Limiting resources 
  • Giving up 
  • Betting the farm on a new relationship 
  • Wanting guarantees and certainty 
  • Helping people avoid litigation and the court process
  • Being hired as an advocate 
  • Forensics involved in finances 
  • Proportioning out growth in retirement assets 
  • Collaborative divorce 
  • IACP – working towards a settlement 



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Jul 17, 2018

Sustainable investing is becoming a revolution that many of us may not be well informed on. Learning to spend your money and profit only off companies that align with your morals is fulfilling and impactful. Cliff Feigenbaum is the founder of the Green Money Journal, and actively promotes sustainable investing. Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with your host, Kate Stalter to learn how to invest your money more sustainably and make a difference in your environment. 


Show Highlights:


  • Societal and Demographic changes that have influenced business 
  • Investing long term 
  • Personal accountability and transparency 
  • Solutions coming in and approaching sustainability 
  • Avoidance and community investing 
  • Share-holder activism 
  • Companies shifting to millennials and women 
  • Being an entrepreneur with pushback 
  • Getting influential people to contribute to your business 
  • Making healthier food affordable to more people 
  • Trends in impact investing 
  • Growth in financial planning 
  • Making a real impact 
  • Making new connections and covering new ground 
  • Concepts about money that everyone deals with 



Jul 12, 2018

A good financial advisor should be there to assist you in understanding your assets; frankly, that isn’t always the case. Many advisors take advantage of their clients and their lack of understanding. No one wants to be in this situation and facing uncertainty for their financial future. Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with Kate Stalter and Lorraine Ell to learn how to avoid a financial crisis and replenish your account. 


Show Highlights:


  • Not putting up with subpar financial advisors 
  • Horror stories of poor advisors 
  • Being ignorant and stuck in the past 
  • Finding new ways to help your clients 
  • Advisors taking advantage of unaware clients 
  • Advisors incentives and mutual funds 
  • Suitability Rules 
  • Working with someone you like but isn’t working in your best interest
  • Ways clients aren’t being served 
  • Women being discredited 
  • The downfall of handling your own finances 
  • Runaway inflation and bond portfolios 
  • Achieving the best outcome for retirement 





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