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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. Learn more about Brian and Bo, read, listen, or watch the show, follow the blog, and connect directly to go beyond common sense at www.moneyguy.com.
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Now displaying: 2010
Dec 13, 2010
As is usually the case, the holiday season has caused our bi-weekly schedule to be slightly off. You could probably even say that the frequency at which we get these podcasts published during the holidays is somewhat "uncertain" (you will see how clever this statement is as you read on... : -)
Nov 12, 2010
That's right! It's that time of year again. I think the name probably says it all... Black Friday is upon us. This is one of my absolute favorite days of the year because I love the challenge of seeing just how far I can stretch my dollars!
Oct 29, 2010
Today's show is very timely considering how much health insurance has been in the news lately. It is a topic that affects every man, woman, and child in this country and is not always a straight-forward and easy thing to understand.
Oct 18, 2010
Today's show is a bit of a reset. Every now and then, it is good to get back to Money 101. For me, "Money 101" takes me back to a high school Economics teacher who very possibly changed the course of my entire life...
Oct 4, 2010
Today's show is a follow-up to a show we did back in February 2009 titled "529 College Savings and 'The 2009 Stimulus'". Now that we have had a decent run up in the financial markets, we have the ability to look back in time and see how well those "best" and "worst" plans have done.
Sep 20, 2010
It is absolutely amazing the things we can learn from history. Even more amazing is how, very ofter, history appears to repeat itself. No, not in the deja-vu type fashion; but more of a, "Hmm, I think I've been here before". Today's show comes from the minds of two great thinkers and theorists, Milton Friedman and Adam Smith.
Sep 3, 2010
Today's show is kind of unique. Due to all of your positive feedback, I decided to sit back and let Bo take the lead. I asked him to come up with a topic that he felt was timely and even related to his life. The topic he landed on (which is no surprise if you the know the guy), was Creative Ways to Save a Few Bucks.
Aug 24, 2010
You have probably noticed that we are slightly off of our 2-week routine of getting you guys a new show this week. The reason is, well, because sometimes life just happens. So, over the last two weeks, life has been happening and it had me temporarily out of whack.
Aug 6, 2010
An unfortunate truth is that all of us, most likely, at some point in our lives will have to deal with being in a car accident. Of course the safety and well-being of all those involved is the most important thing. Assuming, however, there are no irreplaceable losses or injuries, the next thing most of our minds go to are 1) costs and 2) dealing with the insurance companies.
Jul 23, 2010
To say that 2010 and 2011 are going to be 'unique' tax years would be quite an understatement. With all of the changes, or potential changes, heading our way, I thought it would timely to discuss what some of these changes are and how they may potentially affect you and your family.
Jul 9, 2010
We have received a number of emails lately asking what steps can young people take to start getting their financial houses in order from the very beginning. In today's show, Bo addresses what decisions can be made early on to begin on the right track to financial independence.
Jun 24, 2010
What if I told you there was an investment where you had a guaranteed rate of return when the stock market was doing poorly, but then you could make even more when the stock market goes up? Sound too good to be true? Well, it just may be...
Jun 11, 2010
While it comes as no surprise that it is a little harder to sleep at night when the stock market is bouncing all over the place, is there actually a way you can harness these big swings to benefit your portfolio and still get a decent night's sleep?
May 28, 2010
So we head to Chicago for a conference and the market decides to misbehave! The Euro-Zone deteriorates, there is an oil spill that can't be stopped, and the Korea's are fighting. Sure sounds like an emergency to me... But wait, is there hope? My answer is yes...
May 14, 2010
Today's show is about debt, plain and simple. It builds off of two shows we did last year titled "Legacy of A Generation...Not the Millionaire Next Door" and "Bringin' Simple Back". Our hope is to bring attention to the destructive nature that debt can have and potentially come up with solutions before we...
May 3, 2010
All of us at some point in our lives have bought, or are planning on buying, an automobile. For many, however, this is not a very pleasant experience. This comes as no surprise when, according to Forbes, "Of the top 10 industries that received the most consumer complaints last year, three were auto related".
Apr 16, 2010
Today's show is a fun one! With it being the day after tax day, we thought we would do a very light-hearted and entertaining show. Don't worry, though, our next episode is back to the "meat". Our topic today is based off of an article in this month's Readers Digest titled "The Cheapest People in America".
Mar 26, 2010
With all of the media coverage concerning the new health care legislation, it would be easy to focus on the ins and outs of the new bill. However, we thought we would go a different route and talk about your financial health. Just like you keep track of your blood pressure, weight, what you eat, and how much you exercise; you should also keep track of how well your finances are doing.
Mar 10, 2010
Today's show was spurred by two things: 1) it's tax time and, therefore, thinking about taxes and tax planning is fresh on most people's minds, and 2) a letter we received from one of our Premium Subscribers. In the letter, he stated he would like to hear a show on the tax efficiency of mutual funds and how you select a fund that is tax efficient. So, we set out to answer his questions...
Feb 26, 2010
Today's show is on an issue that we all face, yet not many people know how to handle. It's happened to every one of us. You start a folder to house all of your "important documents", then maybe your folder turns into a binder, the binder turns into a drawer, the drawer becomes a filing cabinet, and next thing you know, you're up to your ears in "important documents".
Feb 12, 2010
Today's show isn't exactly one of those that gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. The topic is, however, one of those that is a necessary evil and is a very real issue that needs to be addressed. The unemployment rate is, and has been, one of those statistics that the mainstream media has inundated us with.
Jan 28, 2010
Well here it is; we finally did it. You have been writing, calling, and asking for us to explain and go through the nuts and bolts of the Roth conversion and why 2010 is such an important year. You can't really turn on any financial media or read any financial literature and not come across something that at least mentions or alludes to the this planning opportunity.
Jan 12, 2010
Well, I've missed you guys. We took a few weeks off for the holidays, and I can only hope that absence has made the heart grow fonder. I thought a great way to start out this new year of financial topics was to touch on an area that I think a lot of people are probably thinking about right now.
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