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Your Money: Your Choices – The Money Q&A Podcast
Roth IRAs, CDs, stocks, insurance, your 401K . . .what are the right choices for your financial future? Your Money: Your Choices will clear out the cobwebs and confusion surrounding these concepts and more with clear and concise information. You’ll hear tips and tools that you can put into action right now to help save your hard earned income in way that will protect your future for a healthy retirement. Whether you are a single mom or a father of five, “Your Money: Your Choices” will get you on track and put your money back in your control where it belongs!
The Best Episodes from “Your Money: Your Choices”
Episode #11: Investing In Gold For Your Retirement and Weathering The Financial Storms
Did you know that you could own gold bullion, gold coins, and other precious metals directly in your retirement accounts? In this episode of Your Money: Your Choices, I’ll show you exactly how to invest in gold in your retirement accounts when I interview Kirill Zagalsky, a senior account executive at American Bullion. Kirill discusses the options that surround investing in physical gold, silver, and other precious metals in your self-directed IRAs that many individual investors are not aware of. We talk about who should invest in gold, where to keep it, how to do it, whether taking physical possession of the metal is right for you, and a host of other topics. We also divide into a little bit of investing controversy when we talk about storing gold and silver under you bed, why gold ETFs aren’t a great investment, and where the price of gold is going to be in the next ten years. You won’t want to miss this great episode.
Additionally, I talk to Cal Brown who is financial advisor and manager with Savant Capital Management, a fee-only wealth management firm that manages more than $3 billion in assets. During the interview, Cal and I talk about his book, “When Life Strikes: Weathering Financial Storms“. We talk about a host of often unavoidable financial stress and headaches such as losing your job, getting divorced, having the proper insurance policies in place, and a host of other financial issues to be prepared for the financial storms that always seem to encircle us and our lives.
Episode #10: Interview With Gary Vaynerchuk – What It Takes To Get Through Burning Out
In this episode of Your Money: Your Choices, I interview Gary Vaynerchuk who is one of the preeminent entrepreneurs, authors, video bloggers, and business owners in America. Gary discusses what it takes to get through burning out and how to break through the preverbal wall when you hit it. Join us as we talk about why it is still important to hustle today, the social media platforms that you should be on, and why 7pm to 2am can be the most productive time of your life as an entrepreneur. As a nationally recognized speaker and author about taking social media and business to the next level, Gary Vaynerchuk has written the books: “Crush It“, “The Thank You Economy”, and his most recent book, “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook“, is due out this November. You won’t want to miss this great conversation with my biggest interview yet.
Additionally, I talk to Phil Orbanes who is a former Senior Vice President of research and development at Parker Brothers and has written the book, “Monopoly, Money, and You: How To Profit from the Game’s Secrets of Success“. Have you ever wanted to learn how to win your favorite board game from childhood? Have you ever been curious about the life and financial lessons that the game teaches us at a young age? If you’re a Monopoly fan like me, you’ll love the conversation that I have with Phil Orbanes about the game, his book, and the financial lessons we can all pull out of them.
Episode #9: What Is Your Retirement Number?
I talk to Todd Tresidder about in retirement planning. He has written the book, “How Much Money Do I Need To Retire” and is the publisher of the popular website, FinancialMentor.com. You won’t want to miss this great conversation where we dissect how much money you need to have for a nice retirement as well as why your financial planning assumptions may not be the most sound as you are planning your investments and how much to save. We also talk about how to find that ever elusive magical retirement number.
Additionally, I interview Bethy Hardeman from Credit Karma. If you are not familiar with Credit Karma, I’d highly recommend that you check out their service. Credit Karma provides you with a totally free credit score. You do not have to input your credit card information or anything like that. It is actually, really absolutely free.
Episode #6: Increase Your Investment Return With Peer-To-Peer Lending
Are you sick and tired of earning less than 1% on your savings accounts or money market funds? Government bonds are not offering much better in the way of rates of return either. But, Peer to Peer lending is allowing investors to act like a bank and invest in individual loans with people looking to repay debt, consolidate loans, pay for weddings, buy new cars, and much more. Peer-to-peer lending offers investors a larger rate of return than many other investment options. Join us as we talk to Peter Renton, a financial blogger and peer-to-peer authority who is the publisher of the popular site, Lend Academy. Additionally, Peter is the author of “The Lending Club Story”. You won’t want to miss this great conversation about how to increase your rate of returns on your investments with Peer to Peer lending.
Additionally, I interview Scott Sanborn, Lending Club’s Chief Marketing Officer, on the benefits of investing in peer-to-peer lending notes for investors. Together we talk about what a great investing website Lending Club is and more specifically how investors can earn a great rate of return on their investments in loans directly to borrowers. You won’t want to miss this great interview as well on this episode.
Episode 5 – Living Your Life And Completing Your Bucket List
Do you have a bucket list? Do you have a list of goals that you want to complete before you die? I sure do. I have talked a lot about my 100 Goals Before I Die and trying to complete them. The problem is that most of us simply write out a bucket list and then make excuses as to why we haven’t check many items off it or any items at all for that matter. It doesn’t have to be that way though. Join us as we talk to Adam Shepard who is the author of “One Year Lived“. He’s been featured in the New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, the New York Post, the Atlantic, on the Today Show, CNN, Fox News, NPR, 20/20, and others, talking about completing his bucket list. You won’t want to miss this great conversation about how to finally start checking off items on your bucket list.
Additionally on this episode, I talk to Scott Dudelson who is the Chief Operating Officer for Swagbucks.com. Swagbucks is the premier loyalty program on the web. They reward you with Swag Bucks, the global Reward currency, just like credit card loyalty points. Through their online loyalty programs, you earn Swag Bucks for activities at Swagbucks that you already do online every day like answering surveys, playing games, watching videos, discovering offers, and searching the web. This is another great interview that you won’t want to miss!
Episode 3 – You Need A Side Hustle To Earn Extra Income
It is hard to get ahead in today’s busy world and break out of living paycheck to paycheck by simply working at your 9-5 day job. You’ve got to increase your income. Far too many people simply focus on squeezing costs out of their family’s monthly budget, but if you really want to get ahead, break out of the cycle, and get rich, you need to increase your income. And, a side hustle is the best way to do that. Join us as we talk to Jay Money one of the most popular personal finance bloggers around who runs the website, Budgets Are Sexy. Jay features an incredible series of articles on his blog about earning extra income with a side hustle. These are great and wacky side jobs. He’s also a serial entrepreneur with projects like Take Our Stuff, Love Drop, and many others. You won’t want to miss this great conversation about how to take your finances to the next level with a side hustle.
Episode 1 – Everyone Should Be An Entrepreneur
Financial riches aren’t unfortunately aren’t always made from diligent savings, matching 401k contributions, or increasing your Roth IRA investment every year. Riches are made by making something, building something, starting a business, and the like. There are very few things that help people reach their financial dreams like starting their own business. Join us as we talk to Mary Kelly, an author of several books, professional speaker, college professor, and business consultant with a PhD in economics specializing in leadership and economic development who has written the book, 15 Ways to Grow Your Business in Every Economy, for small business owners and working stiffs alike. Find out how to finally get off the sidelines and start your own business even in today’s trying economy.
Are you an expert and want to discuss a certain topic on a future episode? Are you an author who would like to talk about your upcoming book? I’d love to talk about having you on a future episode of Your Money Your Choices. Send me an email at Hank [at] MoneyQandA.com
Past Episodes Of “Your Money Your Choices”
- Episode #19 (10-28-13) – Should You Have A Money Rule To Give To Charity?
- Episode #18 (10-7-13) – Can You Be Too Frugal? Is There Such A Thing As Being Too Frugal?
- Episode #17 (9-15-13) – How Not To Buy Cat Food When You Don’t Own A Cat
- Episode #16 (9-2-13) – Put Your Money Through Boot Camp – Soldier Of Finance By Jeff Rose
- Episode #15 (8-26-13) – What Young Adults Need To Know About Money When Starting Out
- Episode #14 (8-19-13) – How To Make Money Investing Like College Endowments
- Episode #13 (8-12-13) – Money Conversations Parents Need To Have With Their College Freshmen
- Episode #12 (8-5-13) – Don’t Hide Your Head In The Sand When Planning For Retirement
- Episode #11 (7-29-13) – Investing In Gold For Your Retirement Accounts
- Episode #10 (7-15-13) – Interview With Gary Vaynerchuk & Getting Through Burning Out
- Episode #9 (6-24-13) – What Is Your Magic Retirement Number?
- Episode #8 (6-10-13) – Life Insurance Policies That You Do Not Need
- Episode #7 (5-20-13) – Why Everyone Needs To Have A Will And An Estate Plan
- Episode #6 (5-6-13) – Increase Your Investment Return With Peer-To-Peer Lending
- Episode #5 (4-22-13) – Living Your Life And Completing Your Bucket List
- Episode #4 (4-8-13) – How To Incorporate Your Values Into Financial Planning
- Episode #3 (3-18-13) – You Need A Side Hustle To Earn Extra Income
- Episode #2 (3-4-13) – Conquering Your Debt With The Debt Movement
- Episode #1 (2-18-13) – Everyone Should Be An Entrepreneur