Today on Mastering Money...It’s a MOTLEY FOOL MONDAY!! The Motley Fool Money Show is one of America’s most popular financial radio programs dedicated to the Stock Market, heard by millions of listeners—including Saturdays right here on Money Radio! After an update of the markets and today's breaking financial news stories, we'll take you to an exclusive broadcast of the Motley Fool Money Show--plus a whole lot more you SURELY won't want to miss!
According to the last census in 2010, there are one hundred and thirty-one million households in the United States. Statistics show that there were about 360,000 house fires that year and only one in ten burned to the ground--MEANING-- that the odds of your house burning to the ground are about one in three thousand! Compare that to the odds of needing long-term care one day for a 65 year old male--one in two-- and a TWO IN THREE chance for women! ..In other words, a financial setback due to long term care is over a thousand times more likely than your house burning down! Today, Steve will reveal several smart ways to help cover long-term care expenses that guarantee you will get more out than you put in and in some cases up to seven TIMES more! You don't want to miss today's show! You don't want to miss today's show! MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!
...How Do You Know When You’re TRULY Ready to Retire? There’s no MAGIC AGE of course, but there ARE things you need to be prepared for. The real question is “what do you want your retirement to look like and feel like?" You may want to do some serious traveling or RV’ing. Maybe you finally travel to Paris or Switzerland and take that river cruise in Europe. Or maybe you want to golf more, or even gamble more! You may even want to back to school! All of the above are good, but there are five key questions to ask yourself--and answer YES to--- to know if you are truly ready for retirement! Today, we'll review all five to make sure YOU are on the right track. You don't want to miss today's show...MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!
Many people invest in bond funds with the motive of preserving capital and reducing risk. While it sounds sensible and has worked for many decades in the past, it is not working now because interest rates are at historic lows. As of today, nearly 80% of Morningstar's taxable bond funds and over 90% of municipal bond funds have lost money so far this year. For example, the Vanguard Total Bond Index fund has lost 1.6 percent this year, even after factoring in a 2.6 percent yield! Find out why bond funds are losing so much money and could KEEP losing money for the next five years. Then health insurance and Medicare expert Shelley Grandidge joins us for the Q & A. A great show today you don't want to miss MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!
One of the biggest concerns for retiring Americans is whether or not Social Security and Medicare will be there for them after paying into the system so faithfully for decades. With the rising popularity of proclaimed Socialist candidates like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Liz Warren, and Bernie Sanders--the socialist agenda is gaining steam this fall. That agenda includes free Medicare for all, a Universal Income for all, and free College for all!! …Socialism couldn't really take hold in the United States of America, right? Not so fast-- according to a Gallup poll published recently, a majority of Democrats no longer hold a positive view of capitalism, while nearly 60 percent of them feel good about... Socialism. We've got some shocking statistics for you you won't want to miss--MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!
Today on Mastering Money...It’s a MOTLEY FOOL MONDAY!! The Motley Fool Money Show is one of America’s most popular financial radio programs dedicated to the Stock Market, heard by millions of listeners—including Saturdays right here on Money Radio! After an update of the markets and today's breaking financial news stories, we'll take you to an exclusive broadcast of the Motley Fool Money Show--plus a whole lot more you SURELY won't want to miss! -- MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR!
We’ve all heard the rather arrogant old billionaire who hates annuities and thinks you should too! It must be nice to be a billionaire, and not ever have to worry about things like guarantees, safety of principal, protection from market crashes, and protection for heirs. The truth is, annuities aren’t made for billionaires, and no billionaire can truly understand why, when planning for thirty years of retirement, you would want actual guarantees of principal and income in your financial plan. Today, we’ll define and clarify exactly why the billionaire is simply wrong, and which types of annuities are the most effective. If you are a non-billionaire, you don't want to miss today's fact-filled show. MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!
Are You an Investor…. or a Gambler? Imagine this scenario: you’ve just flipped a coin in the air 10 times, and somehow, all 10 flips came up heads! Now, if you were asked to say which side, heads or tails, had a higher probability of coming up on the 11th flip, what would you say? If you’re like most people, you would immediately respond that tails was more likely on the next flip.
…But you’d be wrong! That's because the probability of getting either heads or tails on the 11th flip is exactly 50%, just as it was on the previous 10! No matter what flip you are on, your chances are still 50/50. The results of the first 10 flips have absolutely no bearing on future flips! With your investments, you can't rely on coin flipping! You need real analysis!. Today, we'll reveal two proven methods of stock analysis to avoid relying on luck....MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!
The current U.S. economic expansion is one of the longest in history--or THEE longest, depending on which expert you talk to! Either way… it's LONG! And while the next recession may not be imminent, at some point, one will happen. The smart money doesn't wonder WHEN it will happen, or HOW it will happen. The smart money PLANS for it happening and builds a portfolio that not only is prepared, but even benefits in some way when setbacks arrive. How exactly do you go about building an all weather, rain or shine portfolio. Today, Steve will lay out specific guidelines and details. This is a show you DON'T want to miss! MASTERING MONEY is on the air!
When fiascos like the 2008 crisis occur, investor confidence can hit at an all-time low and many investors wonder whether or not investing in stocks is worth all the hassle. But then they see the market come back--- and they begin to kick themselves for not staying in the game when they had the chance. The 2008 Crash proved one thing for sure: even after the “Mother” of all Market Crashes, investment money started flowing back into stocks eventually, proving that the stocks of companies with necessary products, delivering necessary services, and making sustainable profits, eventually come back in price and KEEP on growing. Why? It is a simple matter of supply and demand. Today, we'll explore a clearly defined strategy to help you build retirement wealth for the long haul. Don't miss it!! MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!