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Episode # 224 - How Will Your Spending Habits Impact the Stock Market? Thumbnail

Episode # 224 - How Will Your Spending Habits Impact the Stock Market?

Retail sales are a significant economic indicator. Consumer spending drives a huge part of our economy and helps move the markets, and consumer stocks do have a place in a diversified portfolio. In this episode the focus is on the current state of retail in brick-and-mortar locations and the impact of consistent growth in online retailing.

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Episode # 223 - Valentine’s Day: Couples Share Love, But What about Money? Thumbnail

Episode # 223 - Valentine’s Day: Couples Share Love, But What about Money?

It’s Valentine’s Day! A day, according to the greeting card and floral industries, to celebrate our love for the one closest to us. It’s also a day when we think about the many aspects of our relationships. Dealing with money, how it’s earned, how it’s spent and how it’s saved is an inescapable part of every couple’s existence, and statistics show that disagreements over money can cause the most stress in a relationship. Today, John Walker welcomes CFN colleagues Carolyn Brusilow, Ryan Flurer and Dennis Jablonoski. In this round-table discussion they share their experiences with money and relationships, and focus on ways to overcome differences about money with one’s significant other, whether it’s at home or in the financial planning process.

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Episode # 222 - Coronavirus: Will the Outbreak Impact Your Investment Portfolio? Thumbnail

Episode # 222 - Coronavirus: Will the Outbreak Impact Your Investment Portfolio?

Information about the spread of Coronavirus is in the news every day and often affects the direction of the stock market. How much impact does news of the spreading virus have, and for how long does that impact last? CFN’s John Walker and Dennis Jablonoski put the current Coronavirus reporting in perspective and take a historical look at the impact several previous viral outbreaks have had on short and long term market performance.

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Episode # 221 - Are Raising Kids and Saving for Retirement Mutually Exclusive? Thumbnail

Episode # 221 - Are Raising Kids and Saving for Retirement Mutually Exclusive?

How much will you really need to save for a secure retirement and how much of an impact will your children have on your savings success? recent stats show parents spend as much 40% of their income raising their children during the years from birth until the children are responsible for their own financial needs. CFN’s John Walker is joined by Desiree Reil and Brian Hillsberg. Each has a different personal experience and therefore a different perspective. They discuss ways having, or not having, children impacts your spending and your potential for saving for retirement. Their conversation will help you identify your priorities and your individual retirement needs based on your lifestyle.

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Episode # 220 - Steve Cordasco Returns with an Important Warning: Prepare for the Unexpected Thumbnail

Episode # 220 - Steve Cordasco Returns with an Important Warning: Prepare for the Unexpected

How we handle our finances, our health and well-being, and just about everything we do, is largely within our control. We look ahead. We make plans. Then, the unexpected occurs. Today, I return to the Your Life Your Wealth podcast. I’m back to tell you about the health challenges I've experienced during the past six months. I share the invaluable first-hand lessons I’ve learned, which reinforce the essential need for all of us to prepare for the unexpected.

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Episode # 219 - The Stretch IRA is Dead – Here’s What To Do Thumbnail

Episode # 219 - The Stretch IRA is Dead – Here’s What To Do

The stretch IRA, an estate planning strategy that extended the tax-deferred status of an inherited IRA passed to a beneficiary other than your spouse, has been eliminated with the recent passage of the SECURE Act. CFN’s John Walker is joined by CPA’s Jim Tate and Tim Joseph to discuss the implications of the change and share important planning strategies that will help reduce the tax burden of the individual inheriting an IRA.

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