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Wealth Talks

Release Date: 01/22/2020

Risk Tolerance... or Loss Aversion? show art Risk Tolerance... or Loss Aversion?

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Risk Tolerance is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot in the typical financial world. is defined as the degree of variability in investment returns that you are willing to withstand. But this really doesn’t specify the amount of money you are willing to risk in order to possibly make a certain amount of money. In other words, how much money are you going to gamble with? Of course, just because you gamble with more and more money, that doesn’t mean you will make more, or even any, money in return. Sadly, it seems that many “risk tolerance” measures are just a new-fangled way of...

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The Corornavirus brings on a Black Swan show art The Corornavirus brings on a Black Swan

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The market has plunged rapidly into a black swan, and a black swan is where typical financial planning fails. Typical financial planning tells you just to keep your money in, and let the market come back up. But many times, the best deals are to be found in times like these. If your money is all tied up, you are going to miss out. Traditional financial planning starts out by purchasing Whole Life Insurance, which is not tied to the market. When the market is in a time like this, your money is easily accessible to use for any opportunities that may arise. Sadly, many people who are losing money...

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Keep On Winning When You Win show art Keep On Winning When You Win

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Some people have a big win followed by a devastating loss.  Sometimes the loss even nullifies the win.  Have you seen it? It’s the classic example of winning a battle but losing the war.

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Can you trust your financial plannning strategy? show art Can you trust your financial plannning strategy?

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The market is a mess. Stocks are down, the Dow is down, the S&P 500 is down. Are you happy with your strategy for financial planning? Or does it feel more like gambling in Las Vegas? People are being failed by their financial planning strategy, leaving them dependent on Social Security. This is a problem. You need a foundation that isn’t affected by the latest plunge in the market. Listen now to find out why it is so critical to have this foundation, and how to get it.

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Pitfalls of Typical Fiancial Planning show art Pitfalls of Typical Fiancial Planning

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Typical financial planning has failed, leaving many dependent on social security. 401Ks, simple IRAs and other Tax Qualified Plans, are the “golden goose” that can kill you financially if you don’t know and understand the “terms and conditions” of each. Although it seems like “free money” when your employer is contributing some sort of match, will that “free money” actually cost you in the long run? In today’s episode, Tom and John talk about some of the consequences that could ensue in the future with these typical systems. Surprises can be nice, but tax implications you...

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Clocks and Life Insurance Policies show art Clocks and Life Insurance Policies

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Today on Wealth Talks Michele joins Tom and John… and so does Mr. Higgins! Well, sort of.  Poor Mr. Higgins lives in a book and has a clock but cannot tell if it is on time! Mr. Higgins buys another clock only to discover that neither clock displays the same time. Now Mr. Higgins is in despair! He can’t tell which clock is correct! Is Mr. Higgins doing the same thing with clocks that some people do with life insurance? Listen Now to find out, not only what some people do with life insurance, but also what Mr. Higgins does to fix his problem.

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Tax Advice from a former IRS Auditor show art Tax Advice from a former IRS Auditor

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How can you tell if you’re paying more in taxes than you should be? Can section 199A really give businesses a leg up? What about the Secure Act? Is Life Insurance really a good tool to leave a legacy?   Jack Cohen worked as an IRS Auditor for 33 years, In fact, he won the IRS Employee of the Year Award in 2006. Since then, Jack has switched the “black hat” for the “white hat”, helping people pay as little as they legally can in taxes.   Today he joins Tom and John on Wealth Talks to answer questions about section 199A, the Secure Act, and others. Also, he offers to review...

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Health is Wealth with OHS show art Health is Wealth with OHS

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Health is indeed a part of Wealth. And with so many options for diets and supplements in today’s world, where do you even start to start? Do nutrition and supplementation really play a role in helping you reach Optimal Health? Doug Grant is the founder of Optimal Health Systems (OHS). Before founding OHS in 1997, Doug was the 1st nutritionist ever hired by an NBA team. He has continued on to work with athletes in MLB, the NCAA, the Olympics, and even publishing Ironman magazine for a couple of years. Listen in as Doug Grant joins Tom and John to talk about health and nutritional needs, and...

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Planning for Retirement show art Planning for Retirement

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There are many Retirement Calculators out there, insert your numbers and Ta-Dah! The calculator spits out how much money you need to have in order to retire. But these calculators can’t guarantee how much money you will need in retirement. What chunk of your money will inflation gnaw off throughout your retirement? Are your retirement savings tax free? Or only tax deferred? Will you ever require special medical care? What about assisted living? Or emergencies, or… or… or… Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John talk about events that can catch you by surprise in retirement. Don’t trust...

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The Fedral Reserve and the Stock Market show art The Fedral Reserve and the Stock Market

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The Federal Reserve has been artificially lowering interest rates for years. This has been driving up the cost of stocks, far beyond their economic value. Meanwhile, other central banks are printing up legal currency in order to buy shares of stock. Our own Federal Reserve is printing up currency with which they are purchasing mortgages. Sooner or later, a return to economic reality will have to take place. Today Tom and John are joined by Dr. Paul Cleveland, Ph.D. in Economics and Professor of Economics and Finance at Birmingham-Southern College. Join the conversation as they talk about the...

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Governments and central banks are taking the low road. They are attempting to artificially stimulate the economy by implementing negative interest rates.  John says it will work probably work short-term Tom says it could cause people to hoard tangible assets like gold, silver, antique automobiles and art.

What is it that really stimulates an economy long-term and causes wealth to be created?

Why do you think most business regulations are put in place?

A. To protect small business from getting overrun by big business

B. To make it hard for small business to compete with big business

Now picture yourself approaching retirement… what would you do if interest rates went negative on all of your retirement savings, and instead of earning interest on your money, you had to start paying just to keep the money you’d saved?

All this and more on episode 246 of Wealth Talks. Listen Now.