Money Talks – October 12, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” our hosts discuss the market news, including the latest employment situation for September, Wholesale trade, and the Consumer Price Index. The experts delve into a recent client situation where a fairly young couple are looking to purchase a long-term care policy. Jim discusses how their age and our current interest rate environment will affect their rates. Rounding out the show, we interview the Center for Family Resources CEO Melanie Kagan and Director of Operations Lee Smith about the organization’s mission and upcoming Thanks for Giving food drive.

Money Talks – October 5, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” the show hosts discuss the latest Consumer Sentiment Survey, the ISM Manufacturing Index, and the ISM Nonmanufacturing Index. The hosts also take a look at a common investor concern about how a potential presidential impeachment could affect the markets. They discuss what investors should and should not do differently with their financial plans. The experts also address a listener’s question on an investment in Altria Group, Inc., considering the controversy surrounding vaping.

Money Talks – September 28, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” the show hosts discuss the week’s market movements, the interest rate situation, the trade deal with China, and the final reading of second quarter GDP. The experts take a closer look at evaluating offers when exiting your business. They discuss the difference between taking a higher selling price with an earn out clause versus taking an all cash offer. The hosts also answer a listener’s question on the difference between exchange-traded funds and mutual funds.

Money Talks – September 21, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” the show hosts are joined by Roger Tutterow Ph.D., Henssler Financial Endowed Chair, Director of the Econometric Center and Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University to discuss where the market is today compared to last year’s fourth-quarter pull back, retail sales and the overnight lending rate cut by the Federal Open Market Committee. The hosts also discuss how Georgia has recovered from the Great Recession compared to the national average. The experts also answer listeners questions on aerospace company Woodward Inc., e-commerce company Alibaba and explain the Fed’s overnight repo operations.

Money Talks – September 14, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” the show hosts discuss the year-to-date sector performance, focusing on the counter cyclical sectors Energy, Utilities, and Real Estate. They also touch on the Employment Situation, the Producer Price Index, and mortgage rates. The experts compare saving money to a Roth IRA for tax-free retirement funds versus taking the tax break now by saving pre-tax money to a 401(k). The show hosts also answer listeners’ questions on IRA to Roth IRA conversions and e-commerce platform Shopify.

Money Talks: September 7, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” the hosts discuss a possible second interest rate cut, global growth, personal income, and consumer sentiment. The experts also delve into a client situation, weighing the differences and benefits between saving to a 401(k) or an IRA. The experts also answer listeners’ questions on investing in IPOs, General Electric, and British American Tobacco. They also discuss taking money out of your 401(k) before age 59 ½ and what to do if you overfund your IRA.

Money Talks – August 3, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” your hosts cover the Fed’s rate cut, the effect Trump’s tweets on tariffs had on the market, and second quarter GDP. Now that back-to-school season is here, the experts also shares some advice on the available tax credits for higher education and how to coordinate them with 529 Plan withdrawals. They round out the show answering listeners’ questions on “catching up” to other 35-year-olds, selling portfolio losers, surviving an IRS audit, and plant-based meat substitute manufacturer Beyond Meat.