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podcasts: Money Matters with Wes Moss

Money Matters with Wes Moss

Most Recent Episode:

America the Great

Topics: After a rough week in America following a Boeing plane crash, luke warm economic data, and the largest college cheating scandal in American history this episode of MM highlights the positive economic tide happening right now in America. Energy, air quality, and corporate profits relative to debt explained. Caller questions include lump sum versus pension decisions and Trump’s executive order on RMDs.
Posted: March 17, 2019

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More Episodes:

10 Year Anniversary of the Bull Market; The Disaster at LaCroix – The Cockroach Killer Debacle

Topics: Well now that we are at the 10-year anniversary mark for this current bull market, is there anything left in the tank? How a bad PR spin about cockroach insecticide has ravaged sales at the nation’s most dominant sparkling water company. Caller questions include what to do with $360,000 in cash, how to invest during the next bear market, and Robert asks if he paying too much for S&P 500 returns?

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One Dozen Words of Wisdom From Charlie Munger- Berkshire Hathaway’s Vice Chairman; Will the global economic slowdown pull the US down into recession?

Topics: This episode of MM discusses investment thoughts and principles from Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett‘s right hand man. Wes also discusses the relationship between global recessions and US recessions. Caller questions include what to do with real estate sale proceeds, and how to invest thrift savings plan (TSP) assets.

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Playing Catch-Up Post Age 50; The Tax Savings Story No One is Talking About; and A Year Of Extremes

Topics: Building from last week’s show Wes discusses “Round the World Robyn” and her quest to pay for more than $250,000 in trips next year. If you are not in the same position as a Robyn how can you catch up your retirement savings? There are multiple phone calls on this episode of MM ranging from dividend paying stocks to how to find a financial advisor you can trust.

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How To Pay for a Trip Around the World; Charlie Munger and the Fight Against Old Rich People

Topics: On this episode of MM Wes discusses what Charlie Munger thinks about blue states pushing out “rich old people” and how doing so is a fight against economic prosperity. Also, 2019 has been a year of 180s for the three most critical market moving variables. Caller questions include, how to fund a National Geographic trip around the world on a private jet, along with how to invest money for you parents.

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The 4% Withdraw Rule, The Schumer/Sanders 70% Tax Bite, and Tons of Financial Planning Caller Questions

Topics: This episode of MM is chock full of calls relating to Roth IRAs, planning for grandchildren with special needs, finding the right annuity, multi income stream planning with the TSP plan, and future nest egg planning. Wes also discusses a new government proposal pertaining to a wealth tax, and the mechanics behind the 4% rule.

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Three Ways to Play Rising Dividends; The Fed moves from So Go to No Go; The GDP of Super Bowl Atlanta

Topics: What is the Dividend Aristocrat Index and why should you understand it? (Dividends as in stock dividends) (Aristocrats, as in best of the best at the JOB of paying dividends). There are 3 ETFs that follow this mandate and Wes explores them on this episode of MM. Also, the FED’s about face on its interest rate policy from “so go to no go”. Finally, how have big events like the Super Bowl helped the Atlanta Metro area grow at twice the rate of national GDP?

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Economic impact and mind blowing money stats leading up to Super Bowl 53. Also, ECON update for the US in 2019.

Topics: Is the economic impact on a city really $400M for the week, and when will tickets be cheapest for this year’s big game in Atlanta? Economic indicators LEI, wage inflation, and yield curve spread examined. How close is a recession?

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10 Investment Commandments from Jack Bogle

Topics: This week, a legend in the financial world left us. Jack Bogle, age 89, the father of index fund investing and founder of Vanguard Investments. Wes discusses and plays clips from his Jack Bogle interview in 2009 that harkens to 10 of Bogle’s core investment principles that are still critical today.

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Is the Bear Market Over? And Finding Dividend Income In 2019

Topics: What are the statistics behind Bear Markets? There’s confusion around where we really are in this market cycle. Huge pullback, then a rally, then maybe a pause…? Where do we stand right now, and what history tells us about the next year or two once a bear market is triggered. We also talk about dividend income on this episode of MM. Wes reviews 5 steps to find high quality dividend stocks.

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News

  • Two men are accused to stealing more than $70,000 worth of musical instruments from the University of Louisville’s School of Music, WLKY reported. >> Read more trending news  Alphonso Monrew, 22, and Anthony Abrams, 52, were arrested Thursday, according to Jefferson County Jail records. Each were charged with two counts of third degree burglary and two counts of theft by unlawful taking, the television station reported. According to police, on several occasions the two men stole instruments, including a $10,000 guitar, from the university’s music school, WLKY reported. The thefts occurred over several weeks, the television station reported. All of the instruments have been recovered and will be returned to students, police said.
  • A Texas woman got an early start to celebrating her 105th birthday, joining more than 150 family members for a party at a San Antonio church, KSAT reported. >> Read more trending news  Minnie McRae, who turns 105 on Tuesday, was the guest of honor at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on Saturday, the television station reported. McRae’s nephew, Arturo Ayala, flew from Germany to attend the party for a woman who taught him how to dance by giving him lessons in her living room, KSAT reported.  Ayala said he believes he knows the secret to his aunt’s long life 'She's never shared it, but from my relationship with her, I see her always praying and ... always reading,' Ayala told the television station.  Ayala also said McRae was very spiritual and did work with Incarnate Word. 'She's a blessing and she's a miracle,' Ayala told KSAT.
  • There will be laughing, singing, and music swinging when singer Martha Reeves receives another honor in May. >> Read more trending news  Reeves, 77, the lead vocalist of 1960s group Martha and Vandellas, will be honored by the Alabama State Council on the Arts on May 22, AL.com reported. Reeves was the singer for the group’s hits, including “Dancing in the Streets,” “Heat Wave” and “Jimmy Mack.” Reeves, a native of Eufaula, will receive Alabama’s 2019 Distinguished Artist Award. The award recognizes “a professional artist who is considered a native or adopted Alabamian and who has earned significant national acclaim for their art over an extended period,' according to the council’s website. Other recipients of the award include Jim Nabors, Fannie Flagg and George Lindsey. Vandella moved to Detroit as a child and grew up singing in church, AL.com reported. Her gospel-influenced vocals were evident in the group’s pop and rhythm and blues songs, which gave the Vandellas a string of hits on the Motown label. Reeves was inducted with the group -- Rosalind Ashford-Holmes, Annette Sterling-Helton, Lois Reeves and Betty Kelly -- into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. “Martha and the Vandellas were the Supremes’ tougher, more grounded counterpart,” the Rock Hall website says. “With her cheeky, fervent vocals, Martha Reeves led the group in a string of dance anthems that are irresistible to this day.” Reeves was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1995. 
  • A Florida deputy was arrested after an altercation at a Jacksonville nightclub, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reported. >> Read more trending news  According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Officer Rodney Bryant, a 5 1/2-year member of the department, was involved in a dispute Friday at Mascara's Gentlemen's Club with his girlfriend and her friend.  Bryant has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He has been terminated from his position in the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. According to deputies, the group left the club but the dispute continued in a vehicle. This was when Bryant allegedly pulled over, opened the trunk of his vehicle and pulled out a firearm.  Bryant allegedly pointed the gun at the two women, making threats, according to the Sheriff’s Office.  They were all pulled over long enough for the girlfriend's friend to make contact with her sister, who later arrived at the scene, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The girl's sister observed Bryant with the firearm making threats and that he pointed the firearm at her, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
  • A Marine killed in action during the Vietnam War nearly 50 years ago was honored in a memorial service Saturday, and a headstone and plaque were erected at his gravesite at a South Florida cemetery, the Sun-Sentinel reported. >> Read more trending news  Private First Class Gregory Carter was killed in action Oct. 12, 1969, in the Quang Ngai province of South Vietnam, according to according to a Vietnam military casualties database on Ancestry.com. He was remembered in a service attended by nearly 200 people Saturday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fort Lauderdale, the Sun-Sentinel reported. “It’s like he woke up to the world again,” Carter’s brother, Anthony Owens, told the newspaper. “His life is meaningful. It means something.” “No, I did not (expect this many people). It raised our spirits, big time.” Carter laid in an unmarked grave until the Vietnam Veterans of America discovered him while searching for photographs of Vietnam veterans to place on the black granite Wall of Faces in Washington, D.C., the Sun-Sentinel reported. Carter was drafted into the Marines on July 4, 1969, when he was 19, according to the Ancestry.com database. He already had a young son and a daughter was on the way, but Carter would never know either of them, the newspaper reported. The Vietnam Veterans of America worked with the city of Fort Lauderdale and others to get Carter’s grave marker, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The organization also secured a photograph from a baseball team photograph in the Dillard High School yearbook, the newspaper reported. Gregory Carter now lies with his mother, grandparents, three siblings and other relatives at Sunset Memorial Gardens. “If you die you’re just lost until somebody thinks about you again,” Anthony Owens told the Sun-Sentinel. “So his spirit is probably all around us right now. It’s a good thing. He’s doing good.”
  • The wife of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was bitten by a rattlesnake at their Arizona home Friday, the Arizona Republic reported. >> Read more trending news  Ava Arpaio was working on her computer in her office around 10 a.m. when the snake bit her on the left foot, Joe Arpaio told the newspaper. 'She's tough. If she can put up with me for 60 years, then she can handle a snake bite,' Joe Arpaio told the Republic. Joe Arpaio, 86, said the large rattlesnake was removed by fire crews. 'Must've been a Democrat,' the longtime Republican joked to the Republic. Ava Arpaio likely will be in a hospital for 'two or three' days, her husband told the newspaper. Arpaio served as sheriff of Maricopa County for 24 years until losing re-election to Democrat Paul Penzone in 2016. The 86-year-old lawman made national news for his Tent City Jail where inmates were housed in Korean War era army tents, KSAZ reported. >> President Trump pardons Joe Arpaio Joe Arpaio was convicted of a criminal charge in July 2017 for refusing to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. He was pardoned a month later by President Donald Trump.