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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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May 15, 2018

Beth Kobliner joins us to talk about how common parental instincts aren’t always right when it comes to teaching kids about money.

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May 8, 2018

New York Times reporter John Schwartz joins us to talk about his book, “This Is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order,” and Bro shares 5 investing lessons from the fall of General Electric.

May 1, 2018

Jason Moser joins us to answer your investing-related questions like buying your first stock, comparing ETFs and mutual fund performance, moving to cash, and his favorite investing books.

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Apr 24, 2018

The potential for a Trade War with China continues to dominate the headlines. With the help of Scott Kennedy of the Center for Strategic and International Studies we'll talk about what it means for us as consumers and investors.

Apr 17, 2018

Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google (ahem, Alphabet) have had a heckuva ride lately. We’ll talk to Motley Fool Analyst, Matt Argersinger about the Zuckerberg Capitol Hill hearings and other recent events that have weighed on these tech giants.

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Apr 10, 2018

With the help of financial advisors from TheCollegeFundingCoach.org, we’re going to debunk the most common myths about applying for student aid and paying for college. We’ll also talk about the point when investment returns outweigh your contributions to your retirement stash and what you should do about it.

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Apr 3, 2018

Celebrating the best, and sometimes less-than-best, in investing and personal finance. This year we’re recognizing the Foolish Stock of the Year, Unsung CEO, Best Cryptocurrency To Go Broke With and more! With special guests: Motley Fool Analysts Tim Hanson, Aaron Bush and Matt Argersinger.

Mar 27, 2018

We’ll answer your questions about the benefits of after-tax 401(k), the Backdoor IRA, i-savings bonds, and if Bro really meant it when he said you should treat a pension like a bond.

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Mar 20, 2018

Author Alan Pell Crawford joins us to talk about his book, “How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain.” We’ll also learn a few lessons from the downfall of Theranos and its relentlessly deceptive founder.

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Mar 13, 2018

You read that right.  March Madness is here, and everyone is talking about basketball, so we’re talking about basketball the only way we know how: in the context of money. And when it comes to managing it, you’d have a hard time finding a better pair of ballers and money managers than Warren Buffett and LeBron James.

Mar 6, 2018

Motley Fool Australia's Scott Phillips joins us with a global perspective on some of the trends driving opportunities for investors right now. We'll also talk about the big takeaways from Warren Buffett's annual letter to shareholders and get an insider's guide for traveling to Australia.

Feb 27, 2018

This month we’ll answer your questions about financial planning tools, investing in peer-to-peer lending, annuities, Social Security divorce benefits, and more. What was that ridiculous url Bro said again? www.calcxml.com/calculators/retirement-planning?xkm=606.

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Feb 20, 2018

It's time once again to hand out the medals to countries who are crushing it for investors. We'll get expert commentary on winners in Robotics, ECommerce, and more. Bro also shares some controversial ideas about how to factor your home into your net worth.

Feb 13, 2018

Bro shares his best advice when managing money with your shmoopy. We'll also talk about the crazy week of volatility in the stock market and the science behind being lovesick.

Feb 6, 2018

Whether you’re experiencing stress over money, your job, relationships, or politics, Pete Shalek, the Founder of Joyable, joins us to talk about ways to reduce your anxiety and be a happier person. We’ll also talk about people increasingly cashing out their 401(k)s early and play a game of Would You Rather. Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast.

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Jan 30, 2018

The head of Motley Fool planning, Megan Brinsfield (aka Taxypants), joins us to answer your questions on term life insurance, diversifying employer stock, and taxes. We’ll also share some listener tips and feedback. Thanks to LegalZoom for supporting The Motley Fool.  Get special savings by going to legalzoom.com use Fool at checkout.

Jan 23, 2018

One way to be happier (and healthier, and wealthier) is to get a better job. With the help of The Motley Fool’s team of ace recruiters, we’re going to discuss how to stand out from the crowd and get a shiny new job.

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Jan 16, 2018
Being healthier means being wealthier and, with the help of The Motley Fool’s Chief Wellness Officer, we’re sharing how we stay motivated to exercise and eat better. We’ll also talk about how most individual investors missed the boat on this bull market and how your financial advisor might be incentivized to put you in pricier options.
Jan 9, 2018

Bro shares seven things that you can do in 15 minutes or less to be wealthier in 2018 and beyond. We’ll also take a look back at how the market did in 2017 and what the experts say you should expect in 2018.

Jan 2, 2018

Here's to being more organized in 2018 with advice from Matt Paxton, extreme cleaning expert from A&E's show Hoarders! We'll also answer your question about figuring out how much money you'll need in retirement.

Dec 26, 2017

Tax reform! It’s happening! Bro explains what changes are in store and the steps you can take to maximize your benefit.

Dec 19, 2017

Cozy up, kids, it's story time with Uncle Bro and Auntie Alison! We'll check in on everyone's favorite reindeer and then cross the Pacific for a delicious tradition from Alison's happy place. And speaking of traditions, Bro will share some of the best holiday traditions that you sent our way. All that and presents, on this week's Answers.

Dec 12, 2017

Alison is back with five more ways that retailers and marketers try to get you to spend ALL the money around the Holidays. We’ll also answer your question about term versus whole life insurance before we revisit Bro’s Holiday tradition of asking listeners to share their family Holiday tradition. 

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Dec 5, 2017

Whether you’re shopping online or throwing elbows at the mall, retailers are trying tap into your most primal instincts to get you to spend, spend, spend this (and every) Holiday Season. We’ll talk about some of the most ubiquitous, and effective, marketing tactics so you can spot them out in the wild.

Nov 28, 2017

Start your New Year’s resolutions planning now with the help of Gretchen Rubin, the author of Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and The Four Tendencies. She recently sat down with Alison at Fool HQ to discuss how to motivate others, how to acquire better habits, and how to use the threat of embarrassing pictures on Facebook to get stuff done.

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