Category Archives for Podcast Episodes

188 We Are Tootally Done

Well, this is the end of the line. You have come to the very end of the Financial Procast. After a little over three years and 188 episodes we've decided to call it quits. Turns out the C-suite goons have

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187 What Should We Do When We Run Out of Other People’s Money?

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.” Margaret Thatcher Not much that needs to be added to that quote. We are seeing what happens when the government

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186 It’s Tough To Get A Job With Half An Associates Degree

Newsflash: someone has finally exposed the real problem with student loan defaults. Turns out that half a degree doesn't get you a decent return on investment for money you borrowed. And we all know why

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185 Amazing, Simple, Easy, Fair

Well, today may be the shortest full-length podcast we've ever recorded. You're welcome for that little gift. Here's what we discussed in episode 185: New research shows that 401k's haven't hurt retirement

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184 Hey…Have You Heard About the “internet”?

We're back after taking a week off and wouldn't you know it…Gen Y still doesn't like being forced to talk to insurance agents at their kitchen tables? (sarcasm light on) This is a story that never

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183 Reduce Your Retirement Income or Pay Up

Today we're back to your regular format. A veritable hodge-podge of news from the world of finance. Yes, we could've spent another whole episode discussing the volatility of the markets, but we figured

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182 A Discussion of Risk: Percentages Be Damned, I Need Income

Well, we take a week off from recording/producing the financial procast and the market decides it's going to fall apart. I wasn't aware that our podcast was the glue that holds it all together? In light

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181 Cars, Houses and Yard Sale Knick Knacks

In episode 181 of the Financial Procast, here's what we discuss: Money Flees U.S. stock funds SEC commissioners push for greater pricing transparency for bonds Variable Annuity surrender charges aren't

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180 Follow Us on Facebook and Like Us on the Tweeter

Ever been around someone who tried too hard? It's painfully obvious. The financial services industry is guilty of this kind of behavior. Need proof? Just google the term “society of grownups”

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179 Welcome to Chi Phi Pi

Don't let the title fool you. We're not actually starting our own sorority. But we do think that it's a shame that the CFP board recently compared itself to one in a recent court case where they were being

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178 Oh Kevin, I’d Like to Buy Some Health Insurance

We're back after a two week unplanned hiatus. Sometimes life happens, not much we can do about that. Thankfully, we still remember how to record and produce a podcast. Here's what we're discussing in episode

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177 URSA: The Other Retirement Plan

Are you tired of new ideas? Why is that people (us included) spend so much time trying to come up with new ideas when the old ones aren't bad? Let me clear, lest you think I'm a luddite. I'm not saying

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176 I Don’t Think That Word Means What You Think It Means

We tried not to talk about the Department of Labor's proposed rule change regarding retirement accounts. I promise. We had a conversation where we specifically decided we weren't going to do it. But then

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175 The Plural of Anecdote is Not Data

Every now and then something comes along that we just have to spend a bit more time on than usual. Today in the second half of the show, we get into proposed legislation from the Department of Labor. Now,

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174 Predictions with Exactitude

Today we're tackling the topic of getting your financial house in order. That also means that we're discussing the lack of solid financial educational information that is available.

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173 It’s All About Cashflow

One of the most common phrases you'll see tossed around on the internet (at least as it relates to the topic of personal finance) is that “cash is king”. In fact, we recorded a podcast on that

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172 Congress Doesn’t Give a #*?@! What You Think

Well, back from the beach and with much better wifi than what I had last week. I don't think there are any long moments of silence in this episode. Here's what's on tap for episode 172: Data Shows that

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171 If We All Got an Inheritance, We’d All Be Rich

In this week's “live from the coast of Georgia” episode, we're talking about: Why Elite Colleges Don't Guarantee Success How the Rich Got Rich Is the 401k to Blame? Your financial advisor has

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170 Spend More, Save Less

It seems like episode 170 is all about psychology and how people think about things related to money. Well, at least that's what we were shooting for…I think. Of course we'd all like to think that

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169 Remember the Bondex?

In episode 169 of the Financial Procast we re-visit the Bondex. For those of you that have no idea what that means, you could go all the way back here and listen to the original episode. Be warned, it

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168 “O” is for Overconfidence

In the 168th episode of the Financial Procast there is a common theme. Being overconfident about money, how much you REALLY have, and what it takes is dangerous. Confidence is generally a good thing. But

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167 I Paid .25% and All I Got Was An ETF?

Today we're talking about Robo Advisors again. Don't worry, that's not the only thing we're discussing but we do spend quite a bit of time on that topic. What they're doing almost feels dirty. Taking a

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166 Is That Latin 102?

Well, you lucked out again. We got so wrapped up in one of our discussions that we only got to complain about 3 topics today instead of four. In this episode of the Financial Procast we discuss the spending

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165 We’ll Watch Your Money

To those in our audience who have reached out to us and let us know more of what you’d like for us to discuss on the Finanical Procast, we thank you. And for those of you that have not let us know what

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164 More Convicted Than An Index Fund Investor

Here is the lineup for today's show: Hate Your Boss? You're Not Alone. (02:49) Investment Firms Advertise Like Fiduciaries (16:50) Financial Services Companies Late to the Social Media Party (35:06) Index

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163 We Hear Y’all Are Pretty Good on the Computer?

We're back after taking a little break last week but not to worry…we've made up for it with this week's episode. Here's what we're discussing about today: Elite Credit Card Holders Are a Fraud Target (03:06) Foreclosures

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162 I do, I do, I do, I do

You're probably wondering, “what's with the crazy title?” Well, one of us getting married in a few months and is getting quite the education on weddings and I say “miscellaneous”

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161 You Can Be Objective and Still Be Wrong

Sometimes after we record the Financial Procast I realize that though we've discussed three or four separate topics with no apparent connection, a common thread emerges that ties them all together. Today's

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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

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159 This Episode Brought to You By Apple

No today's episode of the Financial Procast is not really sponsored by Apple, but if you listen closely you'll get the joke. All I can say is thank goodness for the amazing battery life of my Macbook

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