Although you might think the term “fake news” was invented by President Donald Trump, you might be surprised to learn that it has been around longer than you think and is at the center of important and current research at institutions like MIT and Temple University. Fake News in all its forms is RAMPANT—in politics, social life, and especially in the world of MONEY. Writing for the Wall Street Journal, researchers Gary Marcus and Annie Duke say that in-depth research confirms your worst fears: Fake stories are often more popular than real ones, and if a fake story is heard by the recipient three times or more, people tend to believe it more than they believe the truth. We have the fascinating Journal report for you today, then Steve provides concrete steps to building retirement wealth the SMART way. MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!