Are You Ducking Crazy

160 Are You Ducking Crazy?

Despite it being a bit of a slow week in the world of financial news, we managed to find a few nuggets that hopefully you'll find interesting.

Today we are talking about President Obama's proposed budget for 2016…well not really. But we are discussing some of his proposed changes to how IRA's are taxed–both in regard to Roth IRA conversions and to the repeal of stretch IRA provisions. No doubt both will prove to lightning rod issues for many.

Also, we're taking a look at a grand experiment that is being funded by Peter Thiel that pays kids to drop out of college and dive into the world of entrepreneurship. It started a few years back and we have an update on its progress.

Institutional bond investors have decided now's the time to buy bonds? Seems like they're late to the party…no?

Finally, we look at some common mistakes and misconceptions surrounding life insurance beneficiaries. Yes, we know it's not terribly interesting but it is very important, be sure not to skip it as it could save your heirs a ton of trouble and money.


Here's what we covered in today's episode along with those handy timestamps:

The end of “back-door” Roth IRA conversions (02:48)

Update on the Thiel Fellows (17:08)

Institutional investors pour money into bonds? Now? (36:30)

10 ways to screw up your life insurance beneficiary designations (47:26)

Right now, we're compiling questions for a “Q&A” show.

As a matter of fact, we'd like to have two such shows this year.

As you can probably tell by now, we are more than capable of talking about things that WE are interested in but we'd much prefer to talk about things that will really help those in our audience.

That being said, if you have a question, comment or suggestion–please reach out to us, we are open and willing to entertain discussion on just about anything in the world of finance.

About the Author Brantley Whitley

Brantley is a practicing life insurance agent and has been for over 18 years. After years of trying to sell like his sales managers wanted him to, he discovered that people want to buy life insurance if you actually explain the benefits.

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