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Oct 26, 2021

#345: Let’s talk about one of the biggest expenses you might ever encounter: health care costs.

When you get a hospital bill, do you understand it? After all, it looks like it’s written in code (and sometimes it literally is).

How do you know if the bill is accurate? Has everything been coded properly? Are you being...

Oct 19, 2021

#344: Russell’s job offers the option to contribute to a 457 plan. Since he’s in the highest tax bracket, should he take advantage of the tax deferral offered through the 457 or invest within a taxable brokerage account?

Anonymous is on track to be financially independent in 14 years, but isn’t living up to her...

Oct 11, 2021

#343: The real estate market in 2021 has been bonkers.

That’s the technical term.

From 2012 to 2020, home prices nationwide rose at an annualized average of 5.8 percent per year.

From April 2020 to April 2021, home prices climbed 17.2 percent.

This sudden surge in prices has many homeowners and would-be investors...

Oct 4, 2021

#342: Russell is a busy professional who’d like to invest passively in real estate. Is there data he can use to compare this approach to owning and managing their own properties?

Laura wants to purchase her first investment property in Miami. Should she cash out some RSUs and stock from her company to use as a down...

Oct 2, 2021

#341: Imagine a line.

Cowardice exists at one extreme end of that line. Recklessness exists at the other extreme end.

And in the balanced middle, you’ll find courage.

Today’s conversation is about courage. We’re not talking about inspiring physical acts of bravery in this episode; rather, we’re discussing moral...