Bonus Call: Active vs Passive Investing

By now you probably know that I consider myself a passive investor. That said, is there ever a time when it makes sense to be an active investor so you can squeeze out a greater percentage on that return? That’s the question from Ben in Indiana on the latest BONUS call.

Bonus Call: Retirement Plan Checkup

It’s one thing to have a retirement plan in place, but once it’s established, you need to tweak and modify it as the years go by, hence the need for regular financial checkups. That’s the case today with Jeff who first called me five years ago.

Bonus Call: Protecting Your Retirement Plan

You’ve done a great job with your retirement plan and a great job of saving. But now you’re thinking about worst case scenarios. What happens if there’s another recession? Will I lose everything? Is my current allocation too aggressive? That’s the scenario on the latest bonus call with Bob from Philadelphia.

Bonus Call: How to Invest Extra Money

For years and years you’ve been the sole breadwinner. Now your spouse is back in the workforce and there’s a surplus of money flowing in. What should you do with it? That’s the good problem facing John from North Carolina.

Bonus Call: Planning After a Sudden Loss

We can do all the planning we want in life, but sometimes things just happen, including the sudden loss of a loved one. That’s the case with Steve from Cleveland who is trying to navigate things after the loss of his father.

Bonus Call: Can I Retire Early?

47 years old and looking to retire in the next four years or so…can he do it? That’s the question from Michael in New York on the latest BONUS call. I know one thing…he better be sitting on a pile of money!

Bonus Call: Save for Retirement or Pay Off Mortgage

So you just got a raise and are trying to decide if you should put that extra money into the retirement pot or put it toward the mortgage? I love this question. Paying down the debt seems like a no-brainer, right? Take a listen my friends as we walk through it with Nick from the Bay Area.

Bonus Call: First Time Home Buyer

Few things are bigger than buying your first home. That’s why you want to make sure you approach it in the right way. That’s the chat I had with Mariana on the latest BONUS call.

Bonus Episode: A Large Financial Windfall and Disability Insurance

Digging out from under our pile of calls and emails has been a struggle all year long, and there’s really no end in sight. It’s definitely a good problem to have and one that will certainly lead to more shows like today’s episode that only features questions from you, our fabulous listeners!

Bonus Call: Ways to Save for Retirement

There’s a variety of ways to save for retirement. You can do it at work via a workplace sponsored plan such as a 401(k), you can open a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA, or you can also open a brokerage account. The point is there’s a variety of options. Which is best in your particular situation? That’s what Katie from Omaha was asking on the latest BONUS call.