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Episode #138 – Your Most Wanted Electronics

September 21, 2018

I talk with Anthony Mongeluzo, President of PCS, an IT services and solutions company. We discuss the new iPhones and Watches from Apple. Many of the products offer advancements that are particularly useful for older adults. The new Apple Watch features auto work-out detection, heart monitoring functions, the ability to perform an EKG, and the ability to detect a fall with automatic notification of emergency services.

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Episode #137 – How Much Money will You need in Retirement?

September 18, 2018

Do you worry about running out of money during retirement? Many Americans do and new research finds valid reasons behind your concern. On today’s show, I provide insight from a new study conducted by Duke behavioral scientists published in the Wall Street Journal called “How Much Money Will You Really Spend in Retirement? Probably a lot More Than You Think.”

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Episode #136 – A Conversation with P. J. O’Rourke

September 14, 2018

I traveled to an event at the CATO Institute in New York City and had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite authors, P. J. O’Rourke. He’s a political satirist, journalist, and the author of 19 books, including his latest “None of My Business: P. J. Explains Money, Banking, Debt, Equity, Assets, Liabilities, and Why He’s Not Rich and Neither Are You.” During our wide-ranging discussion we cover his book, his assessment of the Trump economy, his take on millennials, and the true value of a college education.

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Episode #135 – The Self-Made Millionaire

September 11, 2018

Do you wonder what separates self-made millionaires from the rest of the population? Contrary to the popular stereotype that millionaires just got lucky, a new study demonstrates the common habits of a successful individual, and luck isn’t one of them. A recent behavioral survey conducted by Tom Corley identified the universal habits of highly successful self-made millionaires. Join me on the show to learn the practical benefits of these lifestyle habits. Given my experience working with self-made millionaires, I’ll give you my take on Corley’s study.

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Episode #134 – Your Retirement Security

September 7, 2018

President Trump’s executive order to review certain rules that govern retirement accounts and future required minimum distributions. Although the media tends to try to invoke fears and criticism about President Trump’s new proposal, the proposed plan will help all retirees, not just the rich. Plus, this proposal can be mutually beneficial to small business owners as well as the employees. This podcast will cover the two critical components of the changes that could help retirees.

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Episode #133 – Higher Education Alternative

September 4, 2018

It’s back to school season and you may have a lot on your mind. If your child is a high-school junior or senior, you may feel overwhelmed with the looming price tag of college tuition. Even if you have plenty of money saved for your child’s education, the expense can impact your plans for retirement. You may be concerned that you will need to retire much later than the age you originally planned.

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Episode #132 – Everything You Need to Know About Annuities

August 31, 2018

On today’s podcast, I’m joined by Cordasco Financial Network’s Ryan Flurer to discuss annuities. Ryan, an Insurance Specialist, has extensive insurance knowledge after years of experience in that. Ryan and I will unpack this complicated topic. Annuities are important to understand when it comes to planning for your retirement because they help provide retirees with a source of income. Some people shy away from annuities altogether, because determining the type of annuity that best suits your individualized needs can be a cumbersome and difficult process. The goal of this podcast is to educate you on the various types of annuities so you can make more informed decisions.

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Episode #131 – How will Economic Warfare Impact You

August 28, 2018

Throughout history, tariffs, sanctions, and trade deals have been popular and effective economic tools. Presidents such as Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt used these strategies to protect American workers and businesses. Despite the media frenzy and negative portrayal of President Trump, President Trump has also implemented this strategy to amplify America’s trading, economic, as well as diplomatic power. With American manufacturing jobs on the rise, President Trump has powerful statistics that prove his skills when it comes to economic strategy. President Trump is also being seen as a serious player on the international level who can influence the global economy through such tactics.

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Episode #130 – New Taxes on Vacation Rentals

August 24, 2018

Did you find your last vacation house rental by going online to websites such as Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, or a similar site while planning your last trip to the Jersey Shore? Vacation property ownership is one of the fastest growing small businesses due to the growth of online sites like Airbnb. In fact, a booming demographic of Airbnb hosts is seniors. In New Jersey, a survey found that 6,000 property owners earned over $50 million dollars by renting their home in 2016 on Airbnb.

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Episode #129 – How will You be Impacted by Tariffs?

August 21, 2018

Tariffs and threats of a global trade war impact the health of our economy. I’m joined by Dennis Jablonoski, Financial Planner and Retirement Plan Specialist with Cordasco Financial Network. We discuss how recent economic news may affect asset allocation.

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