Why bonds are riskier than you think. Should you use limit orders to sell stocks? Sell your house or get a roommate? Pay off the mortgage or save for a college tuition tsunami? A checklist for a June Bride on combining finances and more.
There are countless ways you could destroy your retirement savings (investing in Orange Juice Futures and Pokemon cards comes to mind), but we’re only going to focus on 5 common mistakes that even you could be guilty of committing. We’ll also answer your question about comparing market index funds and share the results of our listener survey.
Alison is the expert this week as she tries to convince Robert to cancel his cable subscription. We’ll give you a 5 step plan to cutting the cord, including tips and tricks to keep watching your favorite shows and events.
Welcome to our first annual awards show! We're naming the best mutual funds, credit cards, online brokers and more with the help of Nerd Wallet.
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We’re going on a round the world journey to see what it’s like to be an investor living in countries that aren’t the U.S. We'll compare fees, investing options, and awareness with the head of The Motley Fool's international outposts, Brian Richards. Robert runs down the list of the 3 kinds of insurance you need (yes, only 3) and then we take a look at the personal finance indiscretions of Presidents past.
We’ll cover some of the most useful rules of thumb to estimate if you’re on track in your net worth, retirement savings, emergency fund and more. Bonus rules for how much you should spend on a house and car. Robert also explains the danger of shorting stocks and we’ll help you get lucky in love this Valentine’s Day with a few money pickup lines.
We answer listener questions about investing including tax-loss harvesting, buying stocks on margin, and the very important difference between the price and value of a company’s stock. Then we’ll Tiptoe Through the Tooltips with Bro and 3 sites to help you quickly estimate your tax bill (or refund!) this year.
On Fleek? Do the kids still say that? Johnnie Weathersby, Gentleman about town, joins us to share his step-by-step guide to money like an adult. We’ll also tackle the right and wrong way to measure your investing success.
Our interview with Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner ran a little long so we had to edit it down to fit the show. But, dear listeners, we didn't want to deprive you of his fabulously futuristic insights. So here's the whole shebang, including how sheer laziness can be one of your best investing traits.
If anyone knows what the future looks like at The Motley Fool, it’s our co-founder David Gardner. He joins us to talk about which tech trends he has his eye on, as well as how to find—and invest in—the companies that are driving the future. We’ll also answer a listener question about when to consider a Roth 401k and then meet this week’s Money Morons.
We play Pollyanna to all the negative voices in your head that tell you you'll never have enough money to retire (Yes, even if you don't have a big salary or are getting a late start). We also ask some of our favorite financial advisors for their #1 best way to be better with money in 2016.
It turns out that correctly answering three little questions can predict how financially successful you'll be in life. Sadly most people can't ace the test (but we're confident you can!). We also sit down Tess Vigeland to talk about taking the leap to find happiness in your career and Robert delivers an update on his good habit challenge.
Some send letters to Santa, you send letters to us! So let’s close out the year by digging into our mailbag. We’ll talk about whether you should take matters into your own hands to get better investing returns, the tax implications of dividends, and what’s the right number of stocks to own if you’re just starting out.
Everyone’s eyes are on The Federal Reserve this week as its Board of Governors meets to discuss hiking interest rates in the US for the first time since 2006. We’ll help you be the smartest person in the room (assuming Janet Yellen's not there) when it comes to understanding the Federal Reserve and how we all should feel about a rate hike.
We asked and you responded! We'll share our listeners' best tips and hacks for managing money. We're also going to cover 5 bizarre (but scientifically proven!) ways to spend less when you're shopping over the Holidays—or whenever.
Here are our best ideas to help you tackle your holiday gift list. There's something for every budget and every age to help you help the ones you love be better with money. We also reveal the secret to giving memorable presents that really matter.
While some people like to harp about the good old days, the truth is that this is an amazing time to be alive. Quite possibly the best ever. So we should all take a moment to ponder depressing historical statistics and be thankful for what we've got.
What’s more brutal than talking to your family about politics, sex and religion over the Holidays? Money! It’s not easy, but a few frank and honest conversations with your family members can result in a joyous New Year (and beyond). We'll explain what you should tackle and how to broach the subject of retirement and estate planning with your family members.
Everyone has at least one bad money habit that leads them to spend too much or save too little. In this show, we’re going to share some practical tips and tricks to help you break the bad money habits and replace them with better ones. We’ll also get some decent love advice from the Federal Reserve.
We break out the polyester pants and the double entendres to play the Financial Advisor dating game. We’ll give you the questions to ask and the red flags to look out for when enlisting help managing your money. We also look at the pros and cons of 401k loans and avoid saying the word leakage.
We investigate some of the most infamous stock market superstitions with Morgan Housel and taste test the best goodies pumpkin spice season has to offer. It’s a very Halloween episode of Motley Fool Answers and [spoiler] it’s going to get weird.
Should you pay down your mortgage or invest the money? Are annuities good or bad? Collect Social Security ASAP or wait? We debate the merits of both sides of common money conundrums. Also, we head to the mailbag for your questions on managing your 401k yourself, owning your company’s stock, if it’s ever too late to open a Roth, and more.
We found the diary of a financial advisor and brought him on the show to talk about the surprising things he’s learned throughout his career. Also, is being frugal in your DNA and can a family of four really live off of $14K a year?
Mailbag time! James Early is back to answer your burning questions about swanky-sounding preferred stocks, the pains of loving MLPs and how to convert your portfolio to a dividend producing machine.
Financial pundits and talking heads often say dumb stuff on CNBC or in the Wall Street Journal. Morgan Housel, behavioral finance expert at The Motley Fool, joins us to call out some of the worst offenses. We’ll also tell you about a couple financial experts you SHOULD listen to and Robert defends arguably the worst financial advice ever for 20 year olds.