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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.
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Jul 7, 2020

Bro explains why retirement planning will become even more challenging. And Alison reveals three lessons related the unveiling of the Fool’s new logo, including one from the best-performing stock of the past 25 years.

Jun 30, 2020

Ross Anderson of Motley Fool Wealth Management joins us to answer your questions of rollovers, RMDs, Roths, REITs, and things that don’t begin with R (such as the value of hiring a financial advisor).

Jun 23, 2020

Millions of people are opening their first brokerage account and giving day trading a try on sites like Robinhood. Motley Fool Contributing Analyst Matt Frankel joins us to talk about why now, how this will likely end, and whether it’s actually a good thing.

Jun 16, 2020

We’re joined by Motley Fool analyst Alyce Lomax to discuss how to evaluate companies based on their dedication to environmental, social, and corporate governance best practices.

Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Trevon Logan, from the Department of Economics at The Ohio State University, joins us to talk about reasons behind the wealth gap between black and white families in America.

Jun 2, 2020

The real estate market is bigger than the stock market, yet most people don't invest in it. Fool real estate expert Matt Argersinger of Millionacres.com (a Motley Fool company) joins us to explain how the typical, non-tycoon person can begin to build their property empire... or at least earn attractive returns with tax benefits. Also, Alison discusses the future of where we'll work.

May 26, 2020

Motley Fool Contributor Dan Caplinger joins us to answer your questions about the backdoor Roth IRA, navigating the new RMD rules, tax gain harvesting and more.

May 19, 2020

How has the college experience changed and what could it look like going forward? Bro explains how, for the near term, it will be more solo and less solo cups. However, In the long run, we might see much-needed disruption in higher education (for the better).

May 12, 2020

With the help of Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline, we’ll talk about which companies are least likely to survive the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. 

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May 5, 2020

This week we're joined by Chelsea Brennan, founder of the Smart Money Mamas blog, on how handling your money can be the ultimate form of self care and bro delivers the highlights from the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.

Apr 28, 2020

This month we’re answering your questions about the wash sale rule, preferred stock, retirement accounts for the self-employed, and more with the help of Motley Fool Contributor Asit Sharma.

Apr 21, 2020

Dann Albright from The Ascent joins us to share the many places you can receive or give financial relief during the coronavirus crisis.  Learn more at mot.ly/covidhelp

Apr 14, 2020

Motley Fool contributor Brian Feroldi joins us to talk about the most common questions he’s hearing from individual investors amidst the financial fallout of COVID-19. Have we hit the bottom of the market? Should I buy airline stocks?... and more.

Apr 7, 2020

Bro outlines eight provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security Act that may fortify your finances for the coming year.

Mar 31, 2020
We're social distancing but still dispensing answers to your questions about investing and keeping your financial goals on track amidst record volatility.
 
Mar 24, 2020

We’re all reeling from the financial fallout of the covid-19 outbreak and facing the likely threat of a recession. Bro explains what that means and offers his best advice on how to get your financial life in order and tap into emergency sources of money.

Mar 17, 2020

It took over 10 years, but we are officially in bear market territory and likely at the start of a very bumpy ride in the stock market. Motley Fool’s Chief Investing Officer, Andy Cross, joins us to share what it was like during the last two bear markets as well as five Foolish rules he learned for coming out on top.

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Mar 10, 2020

With the help of HerMoney’s Dayana Yochim, we’re going to talk about financial infidelity: What is it, how to prevent it, and what to do if you or your significant other is guilty of it.

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Mar 3, 2020

It was a stressful week in the world and in the markets as countries work to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Motley Fool analyst Bill Mann joins us to share his insight into the top headlines as well as how he’s managing his money amidst the volatility.

Feb 25, 2020
Motley Fool analyst Ron Gross joins us to answer your questions about sky high market valuations, IPO warning signs, starting an investment club and more.
 
Feb 18, 2020
Members of The Motley Fool's recruiting team join us with their best advice for how to make your resume and cover letter stand out, nailing a job interview, and how to negotiate a great offer.
 
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Feb 11, 2020

Last week we looked at how you might compare to the average American. This week we’re looking at how America compares to the rest of the world around issues of debt, college spending, retirement savings, and more.

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Feb 4, 2020
Bro will walk us through the heaps of research to see how you compare to the average American in all things financial: debt, savings, income, and more. Also, which way will your credit score when the new FICO scoring system is in place? Probably up because you're smart and listen to this podcast.
 
Jan 28, 2020
Motley Fool Wealth Financial Advisor Sean Gates joins us for our first mailbag of 2020. We'll be answering your questions about how much to pay for financial planning advice, asset allocation as retirement approaches, improving your company's 401k options, and more.
 
Jan 21, 2020

It’s our annual clean-up-your-financial-stuff-and-get-organized episode. This year we have the help of Dayana Yochim from HerMoney with tips and tricks for tidying up your accounts, portfolio, documents, and life in general.

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