Small decisions have big impacts. Savings goals and milestone purchases should be celebrated, but they might be costing way more than you think! There is a major flaw in how Americans view money. We want to make sure you recognize it! This episode shows you how to measure twice, cut once, and make sure you're making lifestyle decisions that will set you up for success.
Warning: These numbers might shock you!
The best way to create wisdom is through experience. Over two decades of wealth management experience has taught us a lot and, thankfully, we're self-deprecating enough to share all of it - the good and the bad! This episode unpacks our top 3 successes and failures in the world of finance, so you can avoid the pitfalls from our early years and capitalize off of our current wins!
In this episode, learn what makes this retirement savings vehicle so powerful and how your 401(k) balance measures up to your peers. Don't pass up this opportunity for free money and powerful compounding interest!
I love that my daughter's high school requires a personal finance class. Watching her discover smart financial concepts (like deferred gratification) and put them into practice makes me so happy! These concepts are putting her on the path to success.
The Money Guy Show is dedicated to helping YOU get on that path, as well. This show breaks down fundamental financial principles that could change every American's life forever.
You'll be shocked when you realize what technology did not exist just a little over 10 years ago. Whether it's social media, online banking, or video chat, technology has drastically changed how we manage our time and money. In this episode, we take a look back on technological advancements from the last 15 years that make it more simple than ever before to build wealth!
Watch out for the potential financial pitfalls brought on by this global pandemic! The Money Guy Show is committed to helping you keep your finances on track at every age, in every situation. Whether you’re 20, 30, 40, or 50, there are unique financial pitfalls either created or exacerbated by COVID-19. This episode lets you learn more about them, so you can avoid trouble and spread the word!
For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/06/financial-pitfalls-during-pandemic-by-age/
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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/
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/
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.
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/
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.
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:
For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/03/coronavirus-and-your-finances-we-answer-your-questions-askthemoneyguy/
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!