Your Life Your Wealth

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Episode #151 – How You can Gain Market Perspective

November 7, 2018

Cordasco Financial Network Relationship Advisor John Walker is with me to discuss ways to deal with the anxiety some investors experience in a volatile market. We discuss the importance of education, clarity, and direction necessary to weather any market condition.

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Episode #150 – Mid-Terms and the Markets

November 2, 2018

Joe Cortese of the Cordasco Financial Network investment team joins me. We discuss the potential results of the midterm elections, and how those results, combined with the tone of media coverage, could effect our already volatile markets.

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Episode #149 – Are You Prepared for the High Cost of Late Life Care?

October 30, 2018

Ryan Flurer of the Cordasco Financial Network team joins me to discuss the staggering cost of late life care and the importance of early planning.

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Episode #148 – Dr. Sebastian Gorka on National Security

October 26, 2018

I speak with Dr. Sebastian Gorka, former Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump and author of Why We Fight: Defeating America's Enemies With No Apologies. Our conversation took place at our recent "Midterm Battleground Talkers Tour” event. We discuss his book about some of the biggest concerns regarding our national security including ongoing economic threats from China.

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Episode #147 – The Right Time to Retire

October 23, 2018

Determining the right time to retire and knowing what your retirement will look like can be complicated. I discuss how education, clarity and support can help you make good decisions for this important chapter of your life.

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Episode #146 – Too Big To Fail

October 19, 2018

I’m joined by James Freeman, author of Borrowed Time: Two Centuries of Booms, Busts and Bailouts at Citi, a book about one of the largest financial institutions in the world. We discuss the role Citi Group played in the 2008 financial crisis and how it became a “too big to fail” institution. We also talk about the Federal Reserve’s history and recent Fed criticism by President Trump.

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Episode #145 – Your IRA: What You Need To Know

October 16, 2018

IRA’s are an important tool used in retirement planning. I discuss the differences between traditional and Roth IRA’s, and the key benefits of each. I’ll also detail the need to keep IRA beneficiary designations up-to-date. Unfortunately, that’s one of the most common mistakes one can make!

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Episode #144 – Stock Market Fundamentals

October 12, 2018

I take a deeper look at the fundamentals and discuss reasons markets experience sell-offs. I describe the CFN strategy in dealing with these fluctuations, ways to help overcome fear in the markets, and an approach for maintaining confidence when managing money for those in, or near, retirement.

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Episode #143 – Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones

October 9, 2018

Americans are living longer and for many of us our retirement years may be lengthier than anticipated. For some, money runs out, and family members must pitch in and provide care. I discuss long-term care insurance options, and a little known program offering financial help for family members caring for a loved one.

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Episode #142 – Real Estate Investment Trusts

October 5, 2018

Cordasco Financial Network CPA Tim Joseph joins me to discuss REITs and how ownership of REITs differs from owning brick and mortar real estate. We also cover the new 2018 IRS rules that offer tax advantages for REIT ownership.

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