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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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Jun 4, 2019

We’re joined by Leigh Purvis of AARP to discuss why prescription drug prices are so high in the U.S., possible policy solutions, and what you can do in the meantime to save money.

May 28, 2019

Time for another mailbag where we answer your investing and personal finance questions. This week, Emily Flippen is back to talk about investing in Chinese stocks, when to sell, and more.

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May 21, 2019

Morgan Housel from the Collaborative Fund is back to talk about recent market volatility, IPOs, and whether or not to increase your cash position.

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May 14, 2019

In the next in our series on major money events, Ross Anderson of Motley Fool Wealth Management shares his advice and personal experience when it comes to selling a house.

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May 7, 2019

Phil Buchanan, author of the book Giving Done Right, joins us to talk about philanthropy and charitable giving.

May 3, 2019

It’s a sneak preview of “Investing In Asia”, the newest podcast from The Motley Fool!  If you’re looking to invest in some of the most exciting emerging market opportunities in the world, join this weekly journey around Asian markets.

Apr 30, 2019

We’re answering a record number of questions this month including more on 20-30-50 budgeting, stashing your emergency fund in CDs, required minimum distributions, 15 versus 30 years mortgages, and more.

Apr 23, 2019

You can’t invest in Beanie Babies, but you can invest in more than just stocks and bonds in your IRA. Eric Satz of AltoIRA joins us to discuss alternative investing options for your retirement accounts.

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Apr 16, 2019

Morgan Housel from the Collaborative Fund is back to talk about ways you can be smarter in life and investing.

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Apr 9, 2019

Home sweet home or a money-pit nightmare? Ross Anderson, a planner with Motley Fool Wealth Management, joins us for the third installment of our series that tackles major life events -- this time to help you navigate how to (or whether to) buy that sweet little house you've been dreaming of.

Apr 2, 2019

Morgan Housel from the Collaborative Fund joins us to talk about the aging workforce and the impact it could have on global economic growth, your wallet, and your portfolio.

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Mar 26, 2019

We're answering your questions about tax optimization with asset location, gifting stock, how to help parents catch up for retirement, and more.

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Mar 19, 2019

Bro interviews financial-planning expert Wade Pfau about the assumptions underlying the 4% safe withdrawal rate in retirement, and whether they’re still valid. And Alison discusses whether an elite college degree is worth the price.

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Mar 12, 2019

We assume you already know how to make a baby (special hugs!), but do you know how to support one financially? For the second in our series that tackles major life events, Dan Messeca, a planner with Motley Fool Wealth Management, offers up advice on the money moves you should make and pitfalls to avoid when having kids.

Mar 5, 2019

With the help of Thomas Castelli from The Real Estate CPA, we're going to discuss investing in real estate, including a few ways to do it, the tax benefits, and more.

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Feb 26, 2019

It’s the February Mailbag! With the help of Motley Fool analyst Emily Flippen, we’ll answer your very impressive questions about retiring early, generating income, lifecycle funds, and just what are Bro’s credentials anyway?

Thanks to Airbnb for supporting our show. Go to airbnb.com/fool and start hosting you’ll receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card if you generate $500 in booking value by May 30. Terms and conditions apply.

Feb 19, 2019

It’s the fourth or maybe fifth annual Loofie Awards where we celebrate the best (but this year mostly the worst) in business and finance. We’ll say goodbye to some truly horrible CEOs, say hello to some comeback kids, and give awards for Best Number and more.

Feb 12, 2019

For the first in our series tackling major life events, Sean Gates from Motley Fool Wealth Management offers advice on managing your money and mistakes to avoid when getting married.

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Feb 5, 2019

Alison is taking you to fraud school with lessons from Theranos and the Fyre Festival and Bro explains why everyone should own stocks, even in retirement.

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Jan 29, 2019

This month we're answering your questions about tricks for timing the market (spoiler: there aren't any), allocation advice if you're coming up on retirement, and how you shouldn't feel guilty about putting your retirement over your kid's college fund.

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Jan 22, 2019

We’ll cover everything you need to know about emergency funds--how to build one, where to keep it, and what to do if you don’t have one when an emergency happens. We’ll also honor the life of John “Jack” Bogle, founder of Vanguard and creator of the first index mutual fund.

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Jan 15, 2019

Bro interviews Larry Swedroe, co-author of “Your Complete Guide to a Successful & Secure Retirement.” And Alison challenges Bro and Rick to guess the prices of the weirdest products at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

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Jan 8, 2019

With the help of Motley Fool’s Chief Wellness Officer, we’ll help you improve your chances of having a healthier/wealthier 2019 with tips for losing weight, eating better, and spending smarter.

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Jan 1, 2019

As the prognosticators make their predictions for 2019, how accurate were they about the last year? Bro knows and he’ll tell you.

Dec 18, 2018

Visions of sugarplums will dance in your head after Uncle Bro calms your rattled nerves about where the economy and stock market is headed.

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