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podcasts: Money Matters with Wes Moss

Wes Moss, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ answers questions from listeners and discusses the latest money news on this live call-in show which has been on the air since 1992. In each episode, Wes covers topics related to investing, retirement, pensions, insurance, and economics. Author of You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think, Wes is focused on helping people retire sooner and happier. For more information visit WesMoss.com.

Most Recent Episode:

Could a full-blown trade war with China be less crushing then we might think?; The Blue Zones Power 9

Topics: This episode of MM dives into the real economic numbers behind US and China trade relations. The “nuclear option“ where China sells its US treasury holdings is also discussed. Blue Zones: What are the consequences of not having social conducted this during retirement? It leads to the three Ds...depression, dementia, death. The principles of social connectedness that we learn from the Blue Zones can help protect us against the three D’s.
Posted: May 19, 2019

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More Episodes:

How Uber Teaches us Hail Mary Economics; US/China trade war update; How a global tail wind benefits US investors.

Topics: This episode of MM discusses the ongoing trade battle with China and the United States along with how recent IPOs are betting on profitability in the very distant future, and why Warren Buffett‘s American tail wind is really a global tailwind. Caller questions include should I sell my lake home or continue to rent, at what point should I hire a wealth manager, and do I need to take required minimum distribution’s on an inherited IRA?

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IPO madness - What Uber, Amazon, Tesla and Marvel Can Teach Us About Money and Time.

Topics: This episode of MM discusses how the Amazon phenomenon has allowed more and more companies to operate with massive cash losses. When will the music stop? Caller questions include selling a home, self funding retirement, and whether to take a lump sum from AT&T or a monthly pension.

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The Case Against Early Retirement - another WSJ scare article; Screening for dividend growers explained, and the power and importance of “Yield at Cost”

Topics: This episode of MM explains a recent WSJ article that discusses the five-year mortality rate changes and depression impact of retiring too early. Wes also discusses dividend paying companies that are able to raise their dividends over time contributing to an important investment concept called “Yield at Cost”.

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How Has The Australian Economy Avoided Recession for 27 years!?

Topics: If the expansion lasts, this summer will mark 10 years of economic expansion in the United States. But do economic expansion’s die of old age? On this episode of MM Wes explores what we can learn from the 14th largest economy in the world -Australia.

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Interview Series #1 - Creator of Whole30

Topics: This interview series focuses on one of the core happy retiree pillars: MASH Money, Adventure, Social, Health. Today’s interview has a special emphasis on Health. Melissa Hartwig-Urban, Whole30 founder and author, has helped millions of Americans lead a dramatically healthier life. We will hear her insights on health/wellness and the importance of diet. Which is, of course, an essential part of being and becoming a happy retiree.

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Earnings Update for 2019; The Story of Tidy Up Tessa

Topics: The primary driver for Stocks is what actual companies (not stocks)are earning on a go forward basis. Earnings for 2019 should come in around $172, which would be about 6-7% higher than 2018; Should you sell your home or not? The housing lesson we can learn from Tidy Up Tessa.

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The Goldilocks Economy is Back; The #1 Sport for Retirement Longevity; The Story of New Whip Whitney

Topics: This episode of MM explains the importance of the 19th century British fairytale Goldilocks and the Three Bears,and how that relates to our current economic situation in the United States. A new study on the longevity impact of the sport tennis, and how a new digital tool called AutoNavigator helped a single mother find a new car in a flash.

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Economists are Awful at Predicting Recessions; Hot and Cold Housing Markets in the US; Lyft IPO; and Dividend Paying Stocks

Topics: Studies show that the International Monetary Fund has a 99% miss rate when it comes to predicting recessions, what US cities are above and below their pre-crisis housing peak, and how do dividend paying stocks fare versus the S&P 500?

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The Fed is on Hold with Interest Rates - exploring this week’s partial yield curve inversion; Stock dividend alert: how dividend growers fair versus non-Dividend payers

Topics: Also, caller questions include when to make a real estate purchase, will TRS for teachers stay viable, Roth conversion, and saving in a SEP IRA

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News

  • Two men are behind bars facing charges of inducing panic after allegedly surfing on the swollen Great Miami River. >> Read more trending news  Passersby spotted the men in the water shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday. Andrew S. Cook Jr., 25, and Garrett M. Pickiering, 26, said they also had asked someone to call for help after they apparently fell into the river in the area of State Route 47 and Port Huron Drive. “We had prepared for a water rescue,” Sgt. Joel Howell, of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, said. “We weren’t exactly sure if they were in the water.” Deputies received word that the pair, who were wet and carrying an oar, were just south of town. “They ended up going to jail for inducing panic, the reason being they left after asking somebody to call for help for them,” said Howell, who added that Cook and Pickiering apparently admitted to seeing at least one deputy respond. Cook and Pickiering were each booked into the Shelby County Jail on suspicion of inducing panic. They await Monday morning court dates, according to online records. Howell said the river is especially dangerous because it is flooded over the banks, full of debris and has a swift current.
  • A Mississippi teen is fighting for her life after being shot in a drive-by shooting in Jonestown, Mississippi. >> Read more trending news  Family members said Lamonshae Williams was shot in the stomach during a graduation party overnight. She was rushed to Regional One in critical condition. Williams graduated from Coahoma Early College High School on Saturday. Relatives told FOX13 she graduated sixth in her class.  Another victim who was shot at the scene was treated at a local hospital and is expected to be OK. Lamonshae's mother Luetisha Gardner said she is heartbroken about the situation. She told FOX13 that Lamonsha's older sister was killed a few years ago. Jonestown has very limited police coverage, so Coahoma County deputies are currently handling the case. Officers have not identified any suspects at this time. This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
  • A year ago, the world watched as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married at Windsor Castle’s historic St. George’s Chapel. Less than a year after their nuptials, they welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. On Sunday, the couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary. >> Read more trending news  Harper’s Bazaar reported that the couple has shared behind-the-scenes moments from their big day in an Instagram post on Sussex Royal. Related: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: A relationship timeline The video slideshow begins with a series of black-and-white photos that include images of Markle holding hands with her mother, Doria Ragland, and Prince Harry pretending to hitchhike to his wedding. Audio of “This Little Light of Mine,” which Sussex Royal said was selected by the couple for their recessional, can be heard as the images are displayed. The video slideshow ends in color images of the big day and wedding bells. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also shared a message to supporters, saying, “Thank you for all of the love and support from so many of you around the world. Each of you made this day even more meaningful.” Watch the video below.
  • Billionaire Robert F. Smith, who received an honorary doctorate from Morehouse College at institution’s Sunday morning graduation exercises, had already announced a $1.5 million gift to the school.  But during his remarks in front of the nearly 400 graduating seniors, the billionaire technology investor and philanthropist surprised some by announcing that his family was providing a grant to eliminate the student debt of the entire class of 2019.  >> Read more trending news  “This is my class, and I know my class will pay this forward,” he said. He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the ceremony. The announcement elicited the biggest cheers of the morning. Tonga Releford, whose son, Charles Releford III, is a member of the class of 2019, estimates that her son’s student loans are around $70,000. “I feel like it’s Mother’s Day all over again,” she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Smith’s gift has been estimated at $40 million. Tonga Releford’s husband, Charles Hereford Jr., is also a Morehouse graduate. He said their younger son, Colin, is a junior at Morehouse, an all-male historically black college. The father said he doesn’t know who the keynote speaker will be at Colin’s graduation ceremony but is hoping for a return performance by Smith.  “Maybe he’ll come back next year,” he said.
  • The creepy, unsettling image of the “Momo challenge” will be coming to the big screen, according to one report. Deadline reported that “Getaway,” a horror film directed by Lilton Stewart III, will follow a group of teens on their last summer vacation before college who end up secluded in a cabin. >> Read more trending news  “In ghost story fashion, one tells the story of the urban legend, MOMO, a strange spirit of a bird-like woman that taunts its victims with specific personal details and violent commands via text message and phone calls,” Deadline reported. “What starts out as a harmless prank soon turns more sinister over the next 24 hours as the teens start disappearing without any motive or pattern.” The urban legend is inspired by the viral internet hoax that made the rounds last year. Related: What is the ‘Momo challenge’ and is it a hoax? Despite endless media coverage and local law enforcement warnings on social media of the supposed internet challenge, there were no verified cases of the “challenge” or people being harmed because of the game. “We’ve seen no recent evidence of videos promoting the Momo Challenge on YouTube,”  the video platform said on Twitter in February 2019. “Videos encouraging harmful and dangerous challenges are against our policies.”
  • DJ Khaled has released the music video for his single “Higher,” which stars John Legend and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. The song comes from the producer-DJ’s new album “Father of Asahd.” >> Read more trending news  Billboard reported that the video, directed by Eif Rivera, starts with a tribute to Hussle, who died after he was shot outside his now-shuttered The Marathon Clothing brick-and-mortar store March 31. The video, TMZ reported, is the last one Hussle shot. Behind-the-scenes video obtained by the tabloid site shows Legend, Hussle and Khaled standing on top of a parking structure with a piano and retro cars in shades of blue. Khaled said in a statement Wednesday that the video footage was shot days before Hussle died. Legend reflected on shooting the music video after news broke of Hussle’s death. “Recently, I embarked on a soul-searching journey down a road I never thought I would travel in a million years. It began when a tragedy robbed the world of an enlightened soul, a brother, a father, a partner and my friend, Nipsey Hussle,” the statement said. “Just days prior, he shared his energy and positivity with me on a video set for a song called, ‘Higher.’ After much prayer and reflection, and with the full blessing of the Asghedom family, I am sharing that moment with the world. “The very title of the song reminds us that vibrating on a ‘Higher; level was the essence of Nipsey’s soul. It is in this spirit, of moving forward, of preserving his mission that I, my co-workers, producers and label partners are donating 100% of all our proceeds from 'Higher' to Nipsey's children, Emani and Kross. “The Marathon Continues.” Watch the music video on YouTube and see a teaser below.