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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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Sep 4, 2020

8 out of 10 millionaires reached millionaire status by age 49 inside their 401(k)! This investment tool is too powerful to overlook, but how exactly does it work? How can you be sure your 401(k) plan is a good one? And are you sure you're maximizing its full potential? In this episode, we break it all down, equipping you with everything you need to know to become one of those 8 out of 10 millionaires.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/09/are-you-using-your-401k-the-wrong-way/

Aug 28, 2020

It's great to be intentional about how you spend your money, but is it always the wisest choice? You can save money by cutting a corner or being cheap, but if it is going to impact you in the long-term... those savings are empty and could actually cost you. 

This show walks you through the items you should think twice before hunting for a bargain!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/08/11-things-you-should-never-buy-for-cheap/

Aug 21, 2020

You want to know you're making the right decisions with your money, but no one is perfect. While we recognize you'll have your moments of error, we want to make sure you get the big items right! What are the 3 most significant financial areas that will make or break your financial life? This episode unpacks some fundamental financial strategies that will either set you up for success or completely ruin your financial life.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/08/ruining-your-financial-life/

Aug 14, 2020

Smart financial strategies are simple... but they're not always easy! Humans do not always act in a predictable or rational manner, even when the smart behavior is easy to grasp. The problem is, many of our financial decisions stem from subtle behavioral influences, preying on our emotions and keeping us from making rational decisions. If you can recognize these mental patterns, you can hack your financial life and make your best money decisions yet!

This is a fun episode! We share a lot of hilarious personal stories, all tying back to some awesome financial concepts.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/08/9-dumb-financial-decisions-most-people-make/

Aug 7, 2020

Dave Ramsey is the best resources for getting out of debt. He has done incredible good for the financial world and millions of people across America. But there is one element of Dave's advice that deserves a closer look. How effective is Ramsey Solutions' investment advice? Let's do a deep dive on why it might not be as prudent as you think - and how to fix it!

This was a highly requested episode! We hope it's helpful and inspiring.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/08/dave-ramseys-investment-advice/

Jul 31, 2020

The Money Guy Show would not be successful without our move to Nashville, TN. It has provided us with business and financial opportunities, a great quality of life, educational opportunities for our families, and access to a host of creative people who have made the show what it is today.

There are a myriad of good reasons we end up living where we do, but have you ever stopped to consider how a certain U.S. state or city can completely change your financial trajectory? In this episode, we're going to lay out some actionable data points and jump-start your research. Let's spark some curiosity about the financial pros and cons of your state, at your stage of life!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/07/the-best-places-in-america-to-build-wealth/

Jul 24, 2020

We've heard it for years: STOP buying that morning latte and your financial problems will be solved! Producer Rebie joins us as we break down how to tell if your coffee purchases are affecting your financial life and what is REALLY derailing your finances.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/07/can-coffee-really-ruin-your-finances/

Jul 17, 2020

Telsa is revolutionizing the auto industry, but what does that mean for your finances? Get ready for some mind-blowing math about how this luxury vehicle may be coming for tried-and-true brands like BMW and Honda.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/07/tesla-to-revolutionize-the-auto-industry/

Jul 10, 2020

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!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/07/how-much-is-your-lifestyle-really-costing-you/

Jul 3, 2020

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!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/07/best-and-worst-financial-decisions/

Jun 26, 2020

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!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/06/average-401k-balance-by-age-2020-edition/

Jun 19, 2020

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.

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/06/every-american-must-know-about-money/

Jun 12, 2020

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!

For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/06/technology-is-changing-building-wealth/

Jun 5, 2020

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/

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/

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