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Paying Compound Interest

Paying Compound Interest

December 2, 2019

8th wonder of the world

On today's show, we talk about paying compound interest.  We'll discuss:

  • The impact of time
  • The impact of the interest rate

Be sure to visit our website for the charts which illustrate what we discuss.  The link is:  https://flemingwatson.com/paying-compound-interest/

Year End Tax Tips for 2019

Year End Tax Tips for 2019

November 25, 2019

Only 5 weeks remain this year.  Today we offer some year end tax tips for 2019.  On this show we talk about:

  • Loss harvesting
  • Qualified Charitable Distributions
  • And Capital Gains Distributions from Mutual Funds.

To learn More, please visit: https://flemingwatson.com/year-end-tax-tips-for-2019/

Is Gold A Good Investment?

Is Gold A Good Investment?

November 17, 2019

Is gold a good investment?  We answer a listener's question about the shiny metal.  We will discuss:

  • Where gold really shines
  • Some potential costs
  • And things to consider when deciding if it is right for you.

You can also listen to this episode on our website at: https://flemingwatson.com/is-gold-a-good-investment/

A Fishy CD Ad

A Fishy CD Ad

November 10, 2019

On today's show, we talk about a fishy CD Ad.  It serves to remind us when things sound too good to be true, they probably are. 

You can see more about this topic on our website at: https://flemingwatson.com/a-fishy-cd-ad/

 

Stocks Climb A Wall of Worry

Stocks Climb A Wall of Worry

November 3, 2019

Stocks climb a wall of worry.

What does this mean? 

Today, we talk about:

  • The news always seems bad
  • Recessions, trade wars and now impeachment dominate the headlines.
  • But the stock market? What has it done.

We'll talk about it on this episode of Monday Morning Money.

Do You Need a Million Dollars to Retire?

Do You Need a Million Dollars to Retire?

October 27, 2019

Lisa asks a question: Do I need a million dollars to retire?

For some reason, people are fixated on this big round number. Some people will need at least that much if not more.  Others will be able to make it work with less—sometimes much less.  

We'll talk about the factors which determine the answer to the "how much" question.  And we'll give you a brief example of how much income a $1,000,000 nest egg can provide. 

For more information, visit our website at: https://flemingwatson.com/do-you-need-a-million-dollars/

An Ice Cold Cola

An Ice Cold Cola

October 20, 2019

The Social Security cost of living adjustment, or COLA, has helped retirees combat the effects of inflation. The SSA recently announced the improvement for 2020. Spoiler alert: This is an ice-cold COLA.  We'll talk about how this can impact you, even if you aren't retired.

To learn more, visit our website at:  http://flemingwatson.com/ice-cold-cola/

When Planning for Retirement, Where Do You Start?

When Planning for Retirement, Where Do You Start?

October 13, 2019

When preparing for retirement, where do you start?  That is a question submitted by Tony.  Today, on Monday Morning Money we'll answer it.

Tony asks:

"I'm 60 years old and want to retire in a few years. My wife and I have been saving in our 401k's, but the thought of retiring seems overwhelming. I need to figure this out, where do I start?"

To learn more or submit your question, please visit:  http://flemingwatson.com/where-do-you-start/

People are Living Longer

People are Living Longer

October 6, 2019

People are Living Longer.  This adds to the challenges you face when planning for retirement. 

You can learn more by visiting our webpage at http://flemingwatson.com/people-are-living-longer/

Earnings Matter

Earnings Matter

September 29, 2019

On any given day a headline—or even a tweet—can move the stock market. And sometimes those moves are extreme. But what really drives stock prices over the long-term?  Spoiler alert: Earnings matter.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Do Presidential Tweets move the market?
  • There is a lot of noise, but over time, profits drive the market.
  • A strong correlation between stock prices and earnings
  • Business in America is good.

To see more including the charts we mention in the podcast, visit: http://flemingwatson.com/earnings-matter/