Bitcoin is growing all the more popular these days, including a photo bomb during Janet Yellen’s appearance before congress last week! The guys take calls about this trendy cryptocurrency: What’s the best way to invest? What are the tax implications when making bitcoins? What does the future look like? Plus, a portfolio review with a young investor who may be guilty of survivorship bias.
A new monster muscle car impresses the guys with its style and performance stats. It's so powerful, buyers have to sign an acknowledgement letter before driving, which makes Andy think of the Department of Labor's Fiduciary Rule. Plus, special guest Meir Statman, Professor of Finance at Santa Clara University, joins the show to talk about investor behavior and retirement habits.
At the halfway point of 2017, Andy takes a look at market performance over the past six months. Also, Bob gets excited about retiring in Margaritaville, as guest Mike Belmont, president of Minto Communities USA, talks about these unique retirement communities.
Happy birthday, America! Celebrate the 4th of July with Andy and Bob as they tell the story behind the story of the Amazon.com (AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods (WFM). Andy shares 7 of his must-watch American movies over the holiday. Plus, get the lowdown on high healthcare costs from Medicare expert Diane Daniels.
From Facebook to Netflix, and even bitcoin, technology is all the rage on Wall Street. Learn what's behind the recent volatility in tech stocks and how technology is improving our daily lives. Plus, hear how Darin Pilancinski, Senior Vice President – Financial Planning, Financial Engines, helped an elderly investor cut bait on a hedge fund.
Happy Father’s Day weekend! There’s been a lot of recent focus on big tech stocks with lofty share prices. Are they a cause for worry? Also, John Bunch joins the show to talk about the most common elderly financial scams.
10,000 bitcoins paid for two pizzas in 2010 would be worth $20 million today. Bob and Andy take a look at the cryptocurrency bull market, and whether or not it is a bubble ready to burst. Also, Andy speaks to a caller about the DOL fiduciary rule, and the impact it could have on retirement savers.
As the dog days of summer get underway, the guys examine the latest dominant storylines: Uncertainty in politics, another look at the state of pension plans, as well as a peek at the NBA playoffs and what financial lessons we can learn from athletes. Plus, research economist Dr. Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher talks about the benefits of a late-career job switch.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! John Bunch shares the personal impact and lessons to be learned from the Bernie Madoff story. Also, expert organizer and TV personality Peter Walsh talks about decluttering our homes, and downsizing for retirement. Plus, a special DOUBLE portfolio review!
We all know the saying: our perception is our reality. But can errors in our perception lead to bad investing decisions? University of London professor of neuroscience Beau Lotto joins to show to talk about our biases, assumptions, and how we perceive the world. Also, a look at the good, bad, and ugly side of ETFs.
Happy Mother’s Day! Don’t forget to buy flowers for your mom this weekend, but a secure retirement is an even better gift. Bob and Andy talk about taking steps to help with your loved ones’ financial future. Also, political strategist JT Taylor joins the show to talk about the current huge topics in Washington.
Investing Sense has been on the air for a whole year! To celebrate, Andy and Bob share behind-the-scenes recordings and a look at the past year’s news headlines. Plus, wealth psychologist Kathleen Burns Kingsbury joins the guys to talk about financial infidelity.
Investing in marijuana stocks is a blazing hot topic. Bob and Andy dive into this controversial emerging industry and discuss whether it’s a valid investment opportunity or just blowing smoke. Also, a look at Trump’s first 100 days and his just-released tax plan.
The average cost of retirement is 2.5 times the cost of your house, or 9 times the cost of college! How can one rely on more than hope to reach their retirement goals? Plus, Andy gives some insight on the biggest threat to retirement plans.
Your “biological age” is NOT necessarily the same as your “chronological age”, and this difference can have a huge effect on your retirement plan! Plus, Andy dives into some economic indicators for springtime.
The guys give us an update on the Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule. Also, history shows that investors are unable to time the market, but still do it, therefore missing out on returns. Andy helps save us from this bad behavior. Plus, special guest author Scott Sonenshein talks to the guys about how his new book, Stretch, can apply to investing.
Want to avoid being the biggest April Fool of all? Andy has some IRA tax tips to save you money, guest Christopher Jones debunks common financial fake news, plus a look into some questionable investing fads.
Some pension funds are starting to show signs of trouble; Andy and Bob discuss how these guaranteed funds may not be so “guaranteed” anymore. Also, the costliest miscalculation people make with their 1099!
A discussion of the first interest rate hike of 2017 that was recently announced, including the reasons why it happened, and what we should be doing in the weeks and months ahead. Plus, retirement in the famous Margaritaville!
To commemorate the second-longest bull market in history, Bob and Andy re-live some of the painful investing moments along the way. Also, expert John Diehl shares MIT AgeLab research on how technology will add life to our retirement years.
Special guest Christopher Jones talks to the guys about target-date funds and how they are widely misused. Also, Andy re-writes some misleading investing headlines.
Andy and Bob talk about the impact President Trump has been having on markets, particularly through his messages on Twitter, and what it means for everyday investors.
Andy and Bob discuss the recent memorandum issued by President Trump asking for a re-examination of the conflict of interest/fiduciary rule.
Andy and Bob talk with Christopher Jones about how the S 500 works, how it’s changing and why it may not be the best benchmark for you.