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The Money Guy Show | Investing, Tax, Estate, Retirement, Insurance, Spending, Saving, and Wealth Building Advice

Brian Preston and Bo Hanson, fee-only financial planners and wealth managers, go beyond common sense as they help you make smart financial decisions. Their professional credentials, sophisticated topics, and approachable style have attracted thousands fans and made them a personal finance phenomena. Get free resources, learn more about the Brian and Bo, and discover what it's like to work with us at moneyguy.com.
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Aug 2, 2021

If you're maxing out your retirement accounts, what should you do next? And what's the best way to do a backdoor Roth IRA?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in today's Q&A episode!

Jul 30, 2021

If you're able to save more than 25% of your income for retirement, should you? Or should you stop saving once you reach 25%? And how does having a pension affect your savings rate?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in today's Q&A episode!

Jul 28, 2021

After a few months of anticipation, we got a package from YouTube last week - and we want to open it with you!

After we unveil our first ever YouTube award, we'll do what we do best - answer your financial questions live from the chat.

Watch us unbox the award on YouTube!

Jul 23, 2021

Wealth creation is surprisingly simple. You need discipline, money, and time. So why do so many Americans miss the mark when it comes to personal finance? The 10 stats in this episode are simple, real world reminders of how powerful a few small financial decisions can be. Keep these powerful stats top of mind to help you stay grounded, motivated, and on track to build wealth.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/07/10-mind-blowing-money-stats-that-will-make-you-rich/

Jul 21, 2021

It's confession time. We want you to be fully ready when you take the leap and make a big home purchase. After several months of being a new home owner, we grilled Producer Rebie on what surprised her and what she WISHED she knew before making this big purchase.

Jul 16, 2021

40% of Americans are considering quitting their jobs in 2021. Why is this happening? Let's discuss how to tell when it's time to find a new job or change careers. We'll offer some practical self-assessment tools, along with tips on how to stand out from the crowd when applying to a new job. Get honest advice from two guys who have been on the other side of the hiring process a lot over the past few years!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/07/40-percent-of-americans-are-quitting-their-jobs/

Jul 14, 2021

Gamestop, AMC, and other "meme stocks" have blown up in 2021 - so what does that mean for your investing strategy?

We'll walk you through that question and more in this week's Q&A episode!

Jul 9, 2021

You would think money at a young age would mean financial success. So, why do so many young, professional athletes end up in financial trouble? Turns out, they fall into the same common traps that derail the average Joe's finances everyday. Let's break down how you can avoid these mistakes!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/07/5-reasons-pro-athletes-go-broke/

Jul 7, 2021

We get this question all the time - "How do I start saving and investing money for my kids?" So what accounts should you set up for your children, and how do you get started?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode!

Jul 2, 2021

This isn't your average FIRE (Financially Independent/Retire Early) show. If you want to know exactly what it takes to be financially independent and retire early, this is your deep dive. We do the math on how much you need to save or already have saved at your age in order to retire early successfully. We always shoot straight with you, sharing both the encouragement and reality check you need to hear.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/06/how-to-retire-early-by-age-what-fire-gets-wrong/

Jun 30, 2021

If you're trying to buy a used car right now, you might be having a tough time. Why have prices gone up so much, and how should you best navigate it as a financial mutant? We'll talk through all of this, then answer your questions live from the chat.

Jun 25, 2021

Let's break down the pros and cons of the tool we love to hate: the credit card.Is there any advantage to using one? How many millionaires regularly pay with credit cards? Is there a SAFE way to use credit? We're answering all of this, plus sharing our personal experience with credit card usage. Whether you're a credit-card-aholic or a financial mutant, this episode will help you assess and maximize your current relationship with debt, spending, and credit.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/06/how-millionaires-use-credit-cards-in-2021/

Jun 23, 2021

We hear about term and whole life insurance all the time - so do you need it? And should you have a 3 or 6 month emergency fund?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode!

Jun 18, 2021

The housing market is insane these days - so should you reduce your retirement savings to help pay for a house? And what's the best way to pay for grad school?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode!

Jun 16, 2021

Do you need to be rich to have access to the best investments? Turns out, a lot of people would answer "yes" to this question. But there's something about actively managed investments that many people don't know... and it might change their minds.

Producer Rebie joins the show as we break down the details, give you some good news about your wealth building potential, then answer your questions live from the chat!

Jun 11, 2021

If you find yourself with too much debt, you’re not alone. America has a debt problem. The accumulation of high-interest debt is one of the quickest ways to derail your financial life, so it’s no surprise that strategies and philosophies on debt re-payment are a popular topic among financial commentators. With so many people telling you what to do with your debt, how do you know which approach is the best? In this episode, we break down two of the most popular approaches to debt re-payment (the Debt Snowball and the Debt Avalanche,) then do the math to help you understand which one will maximize your money and get your finances back on track!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/06/debt-snowball-vs-debt-avalanche-best-way-to-pay-off-debt/

Jun 9, 2021

Inflation is on the rise, but the higher prices may be hard to catch. Here's how to tell if you're being ripped off!

Then we'll answer your financial questions live from the chat!

Jun 4, 2021

This is a peak behind the curtain on how millionaires get on the path to financial success and stay there. We're sharing everything we've learned through our own experience - the good and the bad, the successes and the failures. We are your case studies! Here are nine "secrets" to financial success that we believe have made all the difference in our own lives and the lives of our wealth management clients. Take these and make them your own to set yourself up for long-term success!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/06/millionaires-share-secrets-to-financial-success/

Jun 2, 2021

Where should you invest in your Roth IRA? And where does saving for a down payment on a house fall in the Financial Order of Operations?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode!

May 28, 2021

Have you ever stumbled upon some life-changing information and thought, "If only I had known about this sooner!" or "What have I been doing my whole life?" For young Brian Preston, that was discovering the joys of buying the nicer laundry detergent.

In this episode, we walk through the life-changing financial advice you need to know! We hope you have a "if only I had known" moment today, so you don't have to experience it later. Put these financial truths and hacks to work and watch your financial life change for the better!

May 26, 2021

Is the IRS targeting crypto?? With the announcement of 87,000 new employees and an emphasis on tax evasion, the IRS is certainly giving us something intriguing to keep an eye on. 

After we talk through this announcement from the IRS, we'll be answering your financial questions live from the chat. See you there!

May 21, 2021

We feel like the masked magician - revealing all the secrets about the financial advisor industry!

Whether it's learning how to spot conflicts of interest to catching major red flags, we're going to reveal exactly how the wealth management world operates. We'll share our own code of ethics, conflicts of interest, and fee structure, along with advice on how to vet your own financial advisor. 

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/05/dirty-secrets-of-financial-advisors-exposed/

May 19, 2021

Why do you need a financial advisor if index investing beats managed investing after fees? And does a financial planner help you buy or sell a house in this crazy market environment?

We'll walk you through these questions and more in this week's Q&A episode!

May 14, 2021

The real estate market is white hot. Prices are up, interest rates are low, and people are clamoring to get their foot in the real estate door in many cities. Whether buying, selling, or renting, it can be hard to decide which option is best for you and how to do it right. This episode walks you through the financial factors you need to consider when making housing decisions at every age!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/05/how-to-buy-and-sell-in-a-housing-bubble-by-age/(opens in a new tab)

May 12, 2021

Taxes! Let's cut through the noise of this hot button issue. We'll talk through an overview of what the new policy proposals mean, and what to expect in your financial life.

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