Guests – Muhammad and Mya members of Ex-Muslims of North America (more below)
US Market Segment Analysis Ending 2014 (More Detail on post at Polaris Financial Planning)
|Total Stock Market Return
You can also use this as a guide to check the performance of your portfolio. If the US stock segment of your investments have returned 7% per year for the last 5 years – you may have a problem.
Guests – Jason Torpy, Mario Mouton & Joey Kirkman (more below)
The price of oil. Is it just supply vs. demand?
Story on oil from Forbes.
Initial Jobless Claims….
A measure of the number of jobless claims filed by individuals seeking to receive state jobless benefits. This number is watched closely by financial analysts because it provides insight into the direction of the economy. Higher initial claims correlate with a weakening economy.
Unemployment rate is now 5.6%
Stock Market Returns (link for all of the numbers discussed in the show)
The Vanguard Total Stock Market Fund was up 12.43% (2014)
Investing for just 5 years, the worst case is a loss of 2.35% and you have a 90% chance of doing better than -0.47% in total returns.
Guests – Lauren Lane & Steve Hill
Investing Skeptically – Women And Investing
– Women make less
– Women live longer
– Women have lower financial literacy
See the two examples of a man and a woman that try to save enough for retirement.
I recommend you read this book….
Guest – David Fitzgerald
Guaranteed Mutual Funds
Details and math behind a sample “Guaranteed Mutual Fund”.
Fitzgerald lectures across the nation at secular events and universities. He is best known for his multimedia presentations “The Ten Thousand Christs and the Evaporating Jesus” as well as “The Complete Heretic’s Guide to Western Religion”. In November 2010 he presented his research at Skepticon 3 in a presentation titled Examining the Existence of a Historical Jesus
Get “Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All” on audio book!…
Guest – Andrew Seidel
The Lottery as my retirement plan.
“You are 21,574 times more likely to get hit by lightning then winning the Mega Millions with one ticket.”
What is an Index Fund.
Northwest Mutual Internship
“The Northwestern Mutual internship is a waste of time. It’s nothing more than you selling insurance to your friends and family. There are many opportunities out there that are much better.”
He has written a book on International Human Rights Law and his essay on the role of religion in government and the founding of our nation placed second in the FFRF’s 2010 graduate student essay contest.
Guest – Matt Dillahunty
Basic info on an annuity. Please keep in mind I DO NOT recommend annuities.
Example of the problems with an annuity.
Information on Mutual Funds and Index Funds.
Interview with Matt Dillahunty.
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