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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Aug 28, 2018

You often hear people talking about a particular investment thesis. A few popular ones would be water, Bio-tech, Cannabis. Logic and investing are not as closely related as you may think. Any thesis is not right one hundred percent of the time. Different sectors may move in and out of leadership, which is normal. You should be knowledgeable about the investing universe so you can make informed decisions and choose the right for your risk tolerance, your time horizon, and your own unique financial objectives.

Along these lines today we hear from Bill Studebaker president and chief investment officer of Robo Global. Robo Global runs the robotics and automation index ETF. Bill will explain exactly what all that means and his approach on investing in companies that are at the forefront of using robotics and artificial intelligence, rather than trying to segment out to companies that only specialize in that space.


Show Highlights:

  • Background on Robo Global Robotics and automation index
  • How personally Studebaker became interested in it
  • Brief History of Robo Global
  • FANG Stocks (Big consumer techs): Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google
  • The fear of artificial intelligence and robotics
  • Using AI and robotics helps you move forward in your business
  • Some applications Bill is most excited about right now that are poised to make a big impact
  • Discuss some of the other sectors/industries that are represented in this index
  • How Bill envisions investors using Robo Global
  • How Robo Global finds companies that they feel have a technological mode to run the business
  • Robo Global’s target market
  • How Studebaker suggest investors use this fund
  • Robo Global is planning on launching new products
  • How listeners can learn more about Robo Global


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Aug 21, 2018

We all like clean cut predictions but unfortunately stocks aren’t like the weather. It is impossible to know exactly when or how the market will fluctuate, which is why it is important to always be prepared. If you’re looking for the best solutions to manage and prepare your stocks for future market corrections, Kate Stalter is here to teach you how. Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions for the best advice on how you can avoid major risks with your stock investments. 


Show Highlights:

  • Normal market correction 
  • Making predictions for the market correction 
  • Stock fluctuation 
  • Buying in large 
  • Runaway inflation 
  • Uncertainty and risk 
  • Determining retirement money 
  • Being conscious of who you’re taking investment advice from 
  • Preplanning investments 
  • Looking at your current spending 
  • Taking on market risk 
  • Avoidable risks 


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Aug 14, 2018

The first step to money success is to build a good relationship with money, yet many of us are unaware of how to do that. Learning how to change your money mindset and limiting beliefs on money is the first step to financial freedom. 

Barbara Huson is a money coach and financial expert with a plethora of tips on how to use money to live life on your own terms. Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with your host, Kate Stalter, to learn how to use your money to achieve your goals and live with the financial freedom you deserve. 

Show Highlights:

  • How love encourages self-acceptance 
  • Being smart with money 
  • The process of working with finances 
  • Dealing with money beliefs 
  • Having confidence to make smart money decisions 
  • Fearing the consequences of intelligence 
  • Collective learning about money 
  • Openly talking about money 
  • The wealth connection
  • Creating a safe place to talk about emotions behind money 
  • Finding individual values 
  • Why it is important to create wealth 
  • Living life unapologetically 
  • Finding emotional healing 
  • Participating in financial decisions 
  • Steps to follow for financial success 



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Aug 7, 2018

At some point we’d all like to retire but what that looks like is different for all of us. No one wants to have to downsize their home, lack necessities, or have to work excessive hours in order to build up savings for retirement. Building up savings requires discipline and planning, yet many are unaware of how to do that. Fritz Gilbert, this weeks’ guest, is here to teach life lessons and valuable financial tips to help you build your retirement savings. Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions with Kate Stalter to learn how you can start compound investing and building your net worth. 


Show Highlights:


  • Retiring early 
  • Being unprepared for retirement 
  • Techniques to prepare for retirement 
  • Advantages to saving later in life 
  • Making difficult decisions 
  • Resisting change 
  • Reduction in lifestyle 
  • How to begin planning for retirement early 
  • Personal retirement stories 
  • Lifestyle change 
  • Finding balance 
  • Keeping up with the Joneses 
  • Being on the same page financially as your spouse 
  • Recognizing the logistics of finances 
  • Automating your savings 
  • Being consistent 
  • Finding true contentment 
  • Developing a steady stream of income 
  • Making financial decisions based on political views 
  • Having liquidity and diversifying investments 
  • Domestic travel 
  • Mindset to have in retirement 
  • Knowing how to pivot 


Resources Mentioned: 

Twitter & Facebook: Fritz Gilbert 

10 commandments of retirement article

 Betty and Gordon article