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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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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.

May 7, 2021

Anyone can build wealth. It's not always easy, but that simple belief motivates us to teach smart financial strategy to everyone who will listen. We love revealing how the power of compounding interest can turn you into a millionaire, as illustrated in our Wealth Multiplier.

But what about inflation? What about people in high cost of living areas? What about the uncertainty of social security? Without fail, we have naysayers bringing up these questions and more, saying that $1,000,000 does not count as financial success.

Let's take an honest look at the naysayers' perspective - what should we consider and where do they go wrong? Ultimately, we'll make sure these fears don't knock you off track from achieving your financial potential!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/05/is-1000000-enough-to-win-financially/(opens in a new tab)

May 5, 2021

What are some of the things you should think about when you're selecting when you want to retire? And should you prioritize a Roth IRA or an HSA first?

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

Apr 30, 2021

It's shocking that 35% of American employees are leaving free money on the table by not getting their employer match. 401(k) accounts tend to hold the largest amount of assets in the average portfolio. In fact, 80% of millionaires invested in their 401(k) match and many credit this account as being a huge catalyst to reaching their first $1 million.

How does your 401(k) balance compare to the average American? This episode helps you discover not only how powerful this wealth building tool can be, but gives benchmarks for where most people are and where you should be in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and beyond!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/04/average-401k-balance-by-age/

Apr 28, 2021

We were recently sent an article called, "It’s Not What You Earn, But What Your Parents Have that Truly Counts."

So... if your parents weren't rich, should you stop expecting to have wealth? Is there data to support this claim? Join us in this episode to hear our (very strong) opinions on this article, then we'll answer your questions!

Apr 23, 2021

It's difficult to ignore market volatility. News about its rise and fall gets plastered on every news and media outlet. Many will even tell you what you should feel about it and how that emotion should affect your financial decisions.

So, what's really going on with the stock market right now? Does the recent volatility and current all-time high mean we should be worried? How can we protect our finances and stay secure in the event of downturn? This episode unpacks all of these questions and more.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/04/stock-market-is-at-an-all-time-high-should-you-be-worried/(opens in a new tab)

Apr 21, 2021

Should you go after your dream job when you're younger, or wait until you have a stable income and then chase that dream job? And when should you prioritize paying off your mortgage?

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

Apr 16, 2021

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • How to protect yourself from getting trapped in too much debt
  • How to avoid the biggest debt pitfalls at every age
  • Healthy ways to approach big sources of debt like mortgages, auto loans, and student loans
  • How you measure up to your peers

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/04/average-debt-by-age-2021/

Apr 14, 2021

Where did you first learn how to invest? Who explained the power of compounding interest and the discipline of living on less than you make? 

In today's episode, we're breaking down a recent survey revealing where the majority of investors get their investment advice. We'll share our thoughts on these sources and explore how to tell if a source is trustworthy!

Apr 9, 2021

Understanding history can keep you protected as you move into your future.

After years of working in the financial space, we see trends in the investment world. With a desire to build wealth fast and a fear of being left behind, we've watched the public jump on the latest investment trends, often leading to severe disappointment. When one financial frenzy or "hot dot" investment fades into the past, a new trend never fails to replace it.

What causes these financial frenzies, what can we learn from them, and what might that "hot dot" investment be today? Let's learn to recognize these bubbles, both past and present. Your wallet will thank you.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/04/worlds-strangest-investments-you-need-to-avoid/(opens in a new tab)

Apr 7, 2021

When should you start working with an advisor? And how much should you be investing when you're saving for a house?

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

Apr 2, 2021

Here's exactly what a millionaire looks like. The 2021 Money Guy Survey has officially wrapped and we're sharing the results in this episode. We surveyed our Abound Wealth clients who have reached millionaire status (and beyond) to help you better understand who they are, what steps they took to reach their first $1 million, and the common mentality that drove each one of them to financial success.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/04/shocking-millionaire-secrets-revealed/(opens in a new tab)

Mar 31, 2021

Poor... not exactly the outcome most folks are going for! But are you doing any of these five things that keep you from building wealth?

We get that living for the moment is fun, but what if you didn't have to trade your financial security for it?

Join us for this week's show where we name the five ways you're keeping yourself poor and how you can build lasting wealth instead.

Mar 26, 2021

This episode will help you transform your finances using real life advice from a billionaire! Each year, Warren Buffett writes an annual letter to shareholders, reflecting on the past year and commentating on his journey to financial abundance. Once again, 90-year-old Warren drops BOMBS, and he does it with remarkable simplicity! We'll show you the best takeaways from the letter and how to apply each one to your personal finances.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/03/billionaire-warren-buffetts-best-investment-advice-summarized/

Mar 19, 2021

Inflation is a hot topic in the financial world right now. Our YouTube comment section attracts nay-sayers, claiming that the money we want you to invest today will not be worth as much in the future due to inflation. Let's address this! What is inflation? Why is it concerning? What action items should you take to protect yourself from it? We unpack it all in this episode. 

Mar 17, 2021

Pull up a seat for this special episode of The Money Guy Show! Rebie joins Bo to share some of the biggest financial mistakes she's made in her 20s and what she learned.

From buying a car to getting married and buying her first house, find out what Rebie got right and what she got wrong when it came to her finances. These are lessons everyone can learn from!

Mar 15, 2021

Let's break down how The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will affect YOUR finances.

Mar 12, 2021

Life is a collection of big decisions and trade-offs that can have a significant impact on your life. Strong goals are what keep you on the path that will get you where you want to go. Goals function as our "why." They are a grounding force, helping us make big and small decisions. We've experienced this in our own lives. Now we're sharing our secrets with you! Accomplished goals are the secret to a fulfilled life. Let's teach you how to make your dreams a reality and set goals like a pro!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/03/make-your-financial-dreams-a-reality-setting-goals/(opens in a new tab)

Mar 5, 2021

Even people with a lot of money are in danger of going broke. There's a big difference between being "rich" and "wealthy." Is your cashflow high, but your net worth statement low? Do you own your life, or are you do you find yourself, like the man in one of our favorite commercials, "in debt up to your eyeballs"?

This episode will show you the fascinating statistics behind the broke high-income earners across America. Plus, you'll walk away knowing how to protect yourself from the same fate as you reach financial success.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/03/why-high-paid-americans-are-actually-broke/

Mar 3, 2021

A paper found that young adults don't need to start saving for retirement until age 40. The study is based on "total life satisfaction" rather than savings.

But, hang on. Let's take a closer look at this and see what actually happens if you wait until 40 to start saving. Who do you think would be more miserable? The person who starts saving before age 40 or the person who doesn't...?

We'll break it down by the numbers and see what we can see.

Feb 26, 2021

If you interact with any other human beings, you are involved in negotiations! At its heart, the art of negotiation is an interpersonal skill that can not only help you save money, but can make you a better friend, co-worker, partner, or boss. Too often we think one person wins and the other loses when negotiating. That is not the case! It is all about setting aside your own desires long enough to learn about another person. This episode will show you our top five tips to transform your personal and professional interactions for the better.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/02/top-5-negotiating-strategies-to-save-you-money/(opens in a new tab)

Feb 19, 2021

Tax evasion is illegal, however, tax avoidance is highly encouraged. Roth accounts provide an outstanding opportunity for tax advantaged retirement savings and wealth building. This powerful investment vehicle was created to encourage everyone to save for retirement and see the beauty of investing in their financial future.

This episode will teach you exactly how to take advantage of this opportunity in your own financial life.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/02/legally-hide-money-from-the-government-forever-roth-secrets-revealed/(opens in a new tab)

Feb 12, 2021

No one wants to be fooled. Unfortunately, there are many popular financial products that seem like a good idea, but can actually derail your financial plans and cause you to miss out on true wealth building opportunities. Truly wealthy, secure people know how to tell which financial investments are worth it and which are too good to be true. In this episode, we'll teach you how to tell the difference and think like a millionaire!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/02/5-things-millionaires-dont-invest-in/

Feb 5, 2021

It's not always about how much money you make. It's about how much money you keep.

We often share strategies on how to build wealth and reach your first million, but are you equipped to hang onto it in the long-run? This episode lets you learn from our experience with high income individuals. Some have kept their wealth, building it for the long-term, while others have fallen into common, but dangerous habits that have caused financial failures. Which will you be?

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2021/02/how-to-get-rich-and-stay-rich/

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