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Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. Send your questions to answers@fool.com.

Latest Episodes

Investing in Consumer Goods

What's so good about consumer goods? Emily Flippen joins us from the Motley Fool Industry Focus podcast to talk about the companies that sell us the stuff.

32 min6 d ago
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Investing in Consumer Goods

To Roth or Not to Roth

Bro explains why many people who choose a traditional retirement account would be better off with a Roth.

20 min1 w ago
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To Roth or Not to Roth

An Intro to Financial Therapy

Dr. Megan McCoy joins us to discuss the feelings behind our finances. And the father of the “4% rule” suggests the number could be higher.

34 min2 w ago
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An Intro to Financial Therapy

Fall Into the October Mailbag!

Motley Fool Analyst Jim Mueller joins us to answer your questions about calculating portfolio returns, why bother with cash or bonds, whether you should take defensive action because of the election, and much more. And if your kid is obsessed with retirement, find out how they could be on TV!

41 min3 w ago
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Fall Into the October Mailbag!

Small Caps, Value, International – Oh, My!

The S&P 500 has trounced smaller, cheaper, and non-U.S. stocks over the past several years. Is this just a typical cycle, or will the trend continue? Senior Advisor Bill Mann joins us to explain what’s happening and what to do.

36 minOCT 20
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Small Caps, Value, International – Oh, My!

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your 401k

How to maximize the returns from your 401k as well as evaluate your options and lobby for a better plan at your workplace.

22 minOCT 13
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7 Ways to Make the Most of Your 401k

The In’s and Out’s of IPOs

Abi Malin, analyst with The Motley Fool’s Discovery: IPO Trailblazers service, joins us to explain the IPO process and talk about recent and upcoming IPOs to watch.

30 minOCT 6
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The In’s and Out’s of IPOs

It’s the September Mailbag!

Megan Brinsfield from Motley Fool Wealth Management joins us to talk about Incentive Stock Options, HSAs versus FSAs, tax benefits for working from home, and more.

36 minSEP 29
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It’s the September Mailbag!

What’s Behind the Unemployment Numbers?

We’re joined by Dr. Rakesh Kochhar from the Pew Research Center to help us understand how the unemployment rate is calculated, how to dig into the numbers of the monthly Jobs Report, and the impact of COVID-19 on workers in the US.

42 minSEP 22
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What’s Behind the Unemployment Numbers?

Will You Be Able to Work as Long as You Want?

Richard Johnson of the Urban Institute discusses the likelihood that workers over the age of 50 will experience a career disruption, and how to increase the chances that you can work well into your 60s.

40 minSEP 15
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Will You Be Able to Work as Long as You Want?

Latest Episodes

Investing in Consumer Goods

What's so good about consumer goods? Emily Flippen joins us from the Motley Fool Industry Focus podcast to talk about the companies that sell us the stuff.

32 min6 d ago
Comments
Investing in Consumer Goods

To Roth or Not to Roth

Bro explains why many people who choose a traditional retirement account would be better off with a Roth.

20 min1 w ago
Comments
To Roth or Not to Roth

An Intro to Financial Therapy

Dr. Megan McCoy joins us to discuss the feelings behind our finances. And the father of the “4% rule” suggests the number could be higher.

34 min2 w ago
Comments
An Intro to Financial Therapy

Fall Into the October Mailbag!

Motley Fool Analyst Jim Mueller joins us to answer your questions about calculating portfolio returns, why bother with cash or bonds, whether you should take defensive action because of the election, and much more. And if your kid is obsessed with retirement, find out how they could be on TV!

41 min3 w ago
Comments
Fall Into the October Mailbag!

Small Caps, Value, International – Oh, My!

The S&P 500 has trounced smaller, cheaper, and non-U.S. stocks over the past several years. Is this just a typical cycle, or will the trend continue? Senior Advisor Bill Mann joins us to explain what’s happening and what to do.

36 minOCT 20
Comments
Small Caps, Value, International – Oh, My!

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your 401k

How to maximize the returns from your 401k as well as evaluate your options and lobby for a better plan at your workplace.

22 minOCT 13
Comments
7 Ways to Make the Most of Your 401k

The In’s and Out’s of IPOs

Abi Malin, analyst with The Motley Fool’s Discovery: IPO Trailblazers service, joins us to explain the IPO process and talk about recent and upcoming IPOs to watch.

30 minOCT 6
Comments
The In’s and Out’s of IPOs

It’s the September Mailbag!

Megan Brinsfield from Motley Fool Wealth Management joins us to talk about Incentive Stock Options, HSAs versus FSAs, tax benefits for working from home, and more.

36 minSEP 29
Comments
It’s the September Mailbag!

What’s Behind the Unemployment Numbers?

We’re joined by Dr. Rakesh Kochhar from the Pew Research Center to help us understand how the unemployment rate is calculated, how to dig into the numbers of the monthly Jobs Report, and the impact of COVID-19 on workers in the US.

42 minSEP 22
Comments
What’s Behind the Unemployment Numbers?

Will You Be Able to Work as Long as You Want?

Richard Johnson of the Urban Institute discusses the likelihood that workers over the age of 50 will experience a career disruption, and how to increase the chances that you can work well into your 60s.

40 minSEP 15
Comments
Will You Be Able to Work as Long as You Want?
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