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Mar 19, 2018

After Liz Thames graduated from college, she couldn't find a job.

"Nowhere would hire me," Thames says. "I had what I thought was this nice resume, and I sent out over 50 applications. Nowhere called me back."

She took a temporary job at a document-scanning agency, then joined Americorps to serve as a full-time...

Mar 12, 2018

Roger Whitney, age 51, calls himself The Retirement Answer Man. As a financial planner, investment analyst and podcast host, he focuses on helping Baby Boomers craft a traditional (past-age-60) retirement.

Today, he joins me to answer two questions that come in from our community.

Our first question is from Emily, who...

Mar 5, 2018

Once upon a time, in southern California in 1994, there lived a man named William Bengen.

He read many claims, widespread at the time, that said that since the markets return at least 7-9 percent compounding rates on average, retirees could withdraw and spend 7 percent of their portfolio.

William had a hunch that this...

Feb 26, 2018

Questions -- I get questions! Today, I’m tackling four queries about real estate investing that come from the audience. Here are the details:

Sam says:
I work full-time and I’m not handy, so I definitely need a property manager. I’ve found an amazing property management company, but they only serve a small,...

Feb 19, 2018

My friend and financial expert Farnoosh Torabi joins me to answer a relationship & money question from a listener named Janice.⠀⠀
Janice is engaged, and she calls to ask: Should she get married?⠀⠀
She earns double what her fiancé makes. She has no debt except her mortgage. Her retirement accounts...