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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. 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: 2020
May 29, 2020

An emergency fund and an increase to your savings rate can change everything about your financial life. It will give you the security and flexibility you need to hit those financial goals and have room to dream! In today's episode, we teach you practical ways to find and save an extra $6,728 per year!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/05/how-to-find-easy-money/

May 22, 2020

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs: is this the showdown of the century? While it's fun to pit things against each other in friendly competition, we believe both of these funds can be used for good. Mutual Funds and ETFs can be super friends, but you must understand the pros and cons of each and how they impact your unique financial situation.

Let's unpack what these funds are, how they work, and which strategies might be right for you!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/05/the-pros-and-cons-of-mutual-funds-and-etfs/

May 15, 2020

Michael Jordan lead the Chicago Bulls to legendary success throughout the 90s. We were so excited to watch the new ESPN documentary called "The Last Dance," as it chronicles the rise and fall of this great team. While we were geeking out of Jordan's incredible story, we realized this doc is chock full of valuable financial lessons that apply to your personal finances. Join us as we reminisce about the Bulls' golden years and learn from their successes - and failures. 

May 8, 2020

Every home owner needs to hear this episode! When most people refinance their mortgages, they're doing it wrong. Let's make sure you're not one of them! We break down how refinancing works, when it's a good time to refinance, and how to make sure you're actually saving money and doing it right.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/05/know-before-refinancing-your-mortgage/

May 1, 2020

Fear is a great sales tool. With every swing of the market, that fear grows, and your need to be educated on financial terms and strategies increases along with it. Before you get pitched on an annuity to calm your financial fears, use this episode to educate yourself!

Not every annuity or financial salesman is bad, but we've seen too many consumers be taken advantage of with this financial tool. This episode explains everything you need to know about annuities: what they are, how they work, and how to tell if you're getting ripped off.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/04/the-harsh-truth-about-annuities/

Apr 24, 2020

Hardship is, unfortunately, a part of life. Whether it's an economic downturn, losing a job, or the loss of a loved one, how we handle these situations can change our lives forever.

We know the gravity of what it's like to be hit with adversity. Even though we tackle some serious subjects in this episode, Brian wanted to title it "Victory from the Jaws of Defeat!" Let's talk through personal stories and tried-and-true strategies for persevering through a negative situation and coming out stronger on the other side.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/04/overcome-financial-adversity-during-a-pandemic/

Apr 17, 2020

The Netflix documentary "Tiger King" is more than just a hilariously captivating hot mess. It's a perfect example of what NOT to do with your personal finances. If Joe Exotic (and the whole cast) had followed the advice from this episode, their lives would have looked wildly different than they do today! Let's have some fun and break down 7 fantastic personal finance lessons you can learn from this crazy show.

Warning: There are "Tiger King" spoilers in this episode!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/04/financial-lessons-from-tiger-king/

Apr 10, 2020

This one investment could change your entire financial life! (We're, talking about Index Funds!) Instead of beating the market, this episode teaches you to grow with the market.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/04/every-investor-should-own-this-fund/

Apr 3, 2020

How can you maximize the money available to you through the CARES Act? This legislation is a fluid situation, but through lots of research, we broke down exactly how you can take advantage of these new benefits. Whether you’re an individual or a small business, there are provisions you need to be aware of and instructions you need to keep in the forefront of your mind. We walk through every detail we could uncover in this episode.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/04/stimulus-checks-how-to-maximize-your-money/

Apr 1, 2020

A huge legislation just passed called the CARES Act. This new stimulus bill promises to ease the extra financial burden brought on by the coronavirus. In case you don’t have time to read and decode a 335 page bill, we did it for you! Let’s unpack what you need to know about the CARES Act and how it affects your personal finances.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/03/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-what-you-need-to-know/

Mar 27, 2020

When you live through a market downturn, you walk away wiser, and full of new planning strategies to help you prepare for your next unexpected life event. In this episode, we walk through financial planning opportunities you can take advantage of in the middle of this uncertainty, then shift our focus on how to prepare for the next one.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/03/best-financial-strategy-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/

Mar 24, 2020

Our world is changing rapidly! We want to help you break down the changes that have happened over the past week and hone-in on how each one affects your finances. How should you respond to these economic and emotional fluctuations? We talk through it in this week’s Q&A episode.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/03/how-to-financially-survive-the-coronavirus-outbreak/

Mar 20, 2020

There's something reassuring about Warren Buffett's outlook on life.

His journey to building over $81 billion of wealth has been extraordinary. It gives credibility to his super-human ability to analyze numbers, spot opportunities, and give excellent life advice. In this episode, we break down 9 life changing Warren Buffett quotes from his 2019 Letter to Shareholders and beyond. They will leave you inspired to kick-start your financial strategy and reignite your passion for life.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/03/lessons-from-warren-buffett/

Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19 is on all of our minds. We are all concerned about the health of our loved ones, and the volatility of the financial markets is not helping to ease everyone’s anxiety or nervousness. Our goal is to keep you updated and be a resource as we all work through these difficult times.

We recorded a special Money Guy Q&A show that specifically addressed what we are facing. A few of the questions that were covered include:

  • Why don’t we go to cash, let things calm down, and then get back into the market? 
  • How can we be sure that markets will recover?
  • Is this downturn and bear market different?

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/03/coronavirus-and-your-finances-we-answer-your-questions-askthemoneyguy/

Mar 13, 2020

Real estate investing can be a viable way to build wealth, but you need to have a plan and know exactly what you're getting into.

This episode of The Money Guy Show provides one of the most honest assessments of real estate investing you'll find online. We'll dive deep into strategic ways you can use this valuable asset to your advantage, but also, we'll give you a dose of reality that's not on the shiny brochure!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/03/get-started-in-real-estate-investing-in-2020/

Mar 6, 2020

Have you ever wanted to ask a millionaire how they built their wealth? In this episode, we asked and they answered! We work with hundreds of financially successful people everyday. They were kind enough to help us create this episode by sharing their wisdom through The Money Guy Wealth Survey. It gives us a glimpse into how millionaire minds work and how all of us can implement these simple steps to create abundance in our own lives.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/03/5-steps-to-becoming-a-millionaire/

Feb 28, 2020

A big part of our job as financial advisors is protecting people from making bad behavioral mistakes with their finances. Knowledge is power! In this episode, we'll equip you with everything you need in order to spot common money traps and protect yourself from accidental financial mistakes.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/02/money-traps-to-avoid-by-age/

Feb 21, 2020

With the financial tools accessible to Americans today, we believe anyone can build wealth and set himself up for a better life. Even so, 60% of people don't have the savings to pay for an unexpected emergency. Why are Americans so broke?

There are 3 major pitfalls in understanding and behavior that keep people from tapping into the amazing financial opportunity we have access to everyday. Let's break down all 3 and talk about how to turn the tide or avoid these situations altogether on your journey to financial freedom!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/02/3-reasons-why-americans-are-still-broke/

Feb 14, 2020

What does wealth look like? It depends on a lot of factors including your age, lifestyle, and savings rate. So, how do you know you're on the right track to building wealth and achieving financial abundance?

Our "5 Levels of Wealth" show really struck a chord with The Money Guy family. So, we're unpacking what each level looks like at each stage of life. Which levels are achievable at your age? Do the levels look different in each decade? Let's explore what it looks like to be wealthy in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/02/what-wealth-looks-like-by-age/

Feb 7, 2020

Ever wish you had permission to spend guilt free?

As financial advisors, people expect us to advise on saving money and spending less, but one of our favorite parts is being that voice of reason and letting people know when they can take their foot off the brake and start living like no one else!

Let’s walk through 3 surefire signs that you're ready to start spending a little more on the things you love. We cover financial priorities, making memories, and keeping your life balanced.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/02/ready-to-live-like-no-one-else/

Jan 31, 2020

Building wealth feels amazing, but beware of the pitfalls and traps along the way! We want you to be set up for success financially and personally. Let's explore the downfalls countless millionaires have fallen into and unpack loads of tips to keep you from going down the same path. Here's how to stay on the path to a life of freedom and abundance!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/01/dark-side-of-being-a-millionaire

Jan 24, 2020

On December 20th, a big piece of legislation was passed called the SECURE Act. It will affect retirement, IRAs, taxes, and more! Don't worry, in this episode, we break down everything you need to know about the SECURE Act and how your strategies may need to change. Plus, we make it fun!

Jan 17, 2020

Navigating the world of fee structures, letter designations, and financial strategy can be daunting. In this episode, we take the guesswork out of this big decision. Let's break down how to know it's time to recruit the help of an advisor and whether or not they have your best interest at heart!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/01/when-to-hire-a-financial-advisor/

Jan 10, 2020

After a decade of hosting a financial show (and working in finances for even longer,) what advice has changed or shifted over the years? In this episode, we react to some of our old shows. We share great stories, have a good laugh, and break down fantastic teachable tips designed to fuel your financial life!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/01/financial-advisors-react/

Jan 3, 2020

In this show, you'll learn how to capitalize on financial predictions and recognize bad predictions when you see them. There are many reasons to be excited about your financial future. Let's dive in and find out why!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/01/make-money-by-predicting-the-future/

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