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Talking Real Money - Investing Talk

34-year financial talk radio veteran, Don McDonald and former host of Serious Money on PBS, Tom Cock, join forces to talk about real money issues. In each episode, they solve real money problems, dole out real investing (not speculating) advice, and really explain the financial issues that effect all of us. Plus, it's actually fun! Talking Real Money is a podcast designed to provide the real help we all need to enjoy a really great future. Call in with your questions anytime at 855-935-TALK (8255).

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Recent Episodes of Talking Real Money - Investing Talk


Seven Serious "Sins"

Seven Serious "Sins"

When it comes to money, we make a lot of investing mistakes. Today, we talk about:

3:30 The Seven Deadly Sins of Wealth Management 14:59 Seeking a Second Opinion 21:05 Not Making Cash the King & Letting Dollars Be Lazy 22:50 The Purpose of Risk in Investing 32:42 Investing as a Means, Not an End 37:24 Importance of Guidance in the Decumulation Phase 38:43 Stop Dreaming, Start Doing

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Episode 11 June 2024 46m and 24s


Killer Premiums

Killer Premiums

In this episode, we discuss the high price of home and auto insurance:

0:04 Midwest Storms and Insurance Costs 1:48 Home and Auto Insurance Rate Increases 4:03 Reinsurance Companies and Rate Hikes 5:23 Factors Impacting Insurance Rates 7:34 Dealing with Scammers and Identity Theft 11:35 Saving Money on Insurance Policies 13:33 Importance of Financial Planning in Retirement 19:19 A Little Chat About Scammers 22:46 Rebalancing and Risk Tolerance in Roth Accounts

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Episode 10 June 2024 31m and 14s


Friday is Question Day

Friday is Question Day

This week's topics:

1:19 Company Stock Purchase Program Dilemma 4:43 Investing Strategies for a 24-Year-Old 7:06 Listener Input on IPOs and Conservative Fund Options 10:05 Retirement Planning with a Large Investment Portfolio 13:36 Investment Decision for a Late 30s Individual 16:06 Retirement Investment Planning for a 64-Year-Old 19:17 Strategy for Investing Proceeds from Property Sale

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Episode 7 June 2024 27m and 47s


Vast Hidden Wealth

Vast Hidden Wealth

In This Episode:

1:15 Inaccessible Home Equity 2:24 Tempting Yet Tricky Home Equity Options 3:31 Exploring New Financing Frontiers 4:01 The Evolution of Reverse Mortgages 5:07 Weighing the Home Equity Loan Dilemma 6:11 An Unconventional Option: Home Profit Sharing 7:11 Unpacking Home Profit Sharing Terms 8:45 Evaluating Alternative Financing Routes 9:21 Leveraging Home Equity Strategically 10:26 The Dangers of Early Mortgage Payoff 10:43 Knowledge is Key: Understanding Home Equity Options 15:07 Q&A: Understanding Investment Returns 16:09 Insight into Index vs. Personal Returns 17:43 Clarifying Investment Fund Recommendations

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Episode 6 June 2024 26m and 15s


The Dumb Dow Endures

The Dumb Dow Endures

Topics in the episode:

2:02 The Dow Jones Industrial Average 5:23 Financial Second Opinions 10:35 Roth Conversions and Financial Planning 13:45 Trusting Financial Data 16:43 Financial Phone-In Questions 19:11 Vanguard Advisory Service Review 21:01 Managing Inherited IRAs 26:28 Diagnosis: Hodgepodge-itis 27:35 Importance of Financial Planning 33:09 Handling Unexpected Fees 37:59 Talking Real Money Road Trip

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Episode 5 June 2024 43m and


What's Your Happy Price?

What's Your Happy Price?

Today we discuss:

1:00 Money and Happiness

5:31 Second Opinions

12:50 Microphone Woes

27:04 Hodgepodgeitis

37:04 Retirement Account Diversification

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Episode 4 June 2024 46m and


Your Brain on Money

Your Brain on Money

Here's what in this episode:

1:02 Understanding the Psychology of Money

2:32 Rethinking Financial Advisor Terminology

3:27 Rise of Financial Therapy Certification

4:17 Impact of Money on Mental Health

7:17 Overcoming Financial Anxiety

10:58 Addressing Financial Concerns & Ideas

14:09 Tips for Managing Investment Emotions

19:27 The Purpose of Life Insurance

20:59 Adjusting Investment Allocation in 401k

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Episode 3 June 2024 27m and 40s


New Questions Week

New Questions Week

In this week's Friday Q&A:

1:52 ETF Purchasing Best Practices 2:53 Avoid Overthinking and Minutiae 5:37 Making Financial Decisions and Pension Options 7:51 Investing Strategy and Career Reset 11:24 Comfort in Financial Decisions 14:45 Long-Term Saving for Family 17:16 Importance of Financial Planning 18:53 Pension Drawing Decision

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Episode 31 May 2024 25m and 12s


Multi-Level Trading

Multi-Level Trading

In this episode we discuss a trading staregy combined with a multi-level marketing scheme MLMs in general.

5:27 Second Opinions and Financial Decisions  8:49 Learning and Correcting Mistakes 12:37 Multi-Level Marketing and Trading Strategies  21:04 Warren Buffett's Timeless Advice 25:13 Investigating Ron Blue Investments 32:49 Researching the National Electrical Annuity Plan  36:38 The Graceland Financial Mystery 39:57 Preparing for College and Paying for It

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Episode 30 May 2024 46m and 7s


More Investing Mistakes

More Investing Mistakes

In this episode, recorded on Saturday May 22:

0:04 Pre-Memorial Day Weekend Banter 4:00 Focus on Investing Mistakes with Christine Benz 4:54 Portfolio Building and Managing Mistakes 18:30 Being Patient vs. Hands-Off Investing 34:40 Discussing American Funds and Expense Ratios

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Episode 29 May 2024 44m and 51s

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