Rebel Entrepreneur With Alan Donegan | Ep 195

Alan Donegan, the founder of Pop up Business School joins the show to take a look at how businesses can continue to thrive during this difficult time. Popup biz school is an event based business… going into communities for two weeks at a time and teaching people how to start and run their own businesses. His biz has been hit hard during the pandemic since the whole basis of the

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The Role Of Bonds In A Portfolio

The Role Of Bonds In A Portfolio | Ep 194

What if you don't want to be 100% equities in your portfolio? What role do bonds play in your portfolio? Frank is an active member of the ChooseFI community and has a lot of knowledge in this area. In 2008, read “Spend To The End” that said he should put all of bond money in TIPS (Treasury Inflation Protected Securities). He thought they would do well while stocks were doing

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The Market Always Goes Up

The Market Always Goes Up | Ep 193

A look at investing during difficult times. Does the market always go up? And should you invest a lump sum all at once or slowly over time? Silver Linings Laura cut Brad's hair for the first time and it went really well! Brad doesn't think he will go back to getting professional hair cuts again. MK is excited just to go pick up her grocery order from the store. Brad's

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Freelancers And The Paycheck Protection Program | Ep 192

Travis Hornsby from the Student Loan Planner joins us to discuss the Paycheck Protection Program. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is part of the CARES act that was passed to deal with the economic fallout of COVID. PPP allows small businesses to get a forgivable loan for 2.5 times your monthly payroll costs (plus a few other things such as rent and utilities). The point is to keep people employed

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Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation | Ep 190

Jean Chatzkey stops by to discuss the sandwich generation and how to balance caring for both kids and aging parents. The goal of financial conversations with your parents is to avoid surprises. Try to establish if your parents have saved enough, if they have long term care insurance, and their debts and bills. Jean lives in New York and her parents were living in Florida. They came down with a

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investor policy statement

Investor Policy Statement | Ep 189

The ChooseFI Foundation has created several free resources to teach people solid personal finance concepts, even if they don't have access to this podcast. Resources including the k-12 school curriculum and the FI101 course for the public. If you have the ability and you'd like to support the ChooseFI Foundation you can set up your donation here. An Investor Policy Statement lays out your investment plan. It's a tool to

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