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Mastering Money

Mastering Money is hosted by Certified Income Specialist™ Steve Jurich. Steve’s comments have been seen on MarketWatch, CNBC.com, Bloomberg, and TheStreet.com. Steve is joined on most days by Money Radio favorite Ken Morgan as well as experts and authors from the world of Wall Street and real estate. New episodes published every weekday at 9am PST. Also, an encore show at 6pm PST. Listen every weekday to get a handle on emerging market trends, asset allocation strategies, social security, medicare, RMD planning, tax strategies, estate planning, annuities, life insurance and more!

Millions of Americans, and perhaps you, enjoy the flavor and nutritional benefits of America’s dairy products. Whether it’s a cool glass of milk, a bowl of ice cream, frozen or regular yogurt,  pizza, or a nice grilled cheese, dairy remains a staple of the American diet.  But dairy isn’t just a healthy and delicious food group – it also contributes greatly to the American economy. Reports show that the dairy industry accounts for a full 1 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product,  creates nearly 3 million U.S. jobs that generate around $159 billion dollars in annual wages. Today, we’ll dig into what’s happening in this industry right now– and it may shock you! Then health insurance and medicare expert Shelley Grandidge joins us. You don’t want to miss today’s show…MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!

The S&P 500 is having its best run since 2013, but individual investors are fleeing stock funds at the fastest pace in decades. AND THAT, as ironic as it sounds, is a BULLISH sign, and potentially WHY the market may continue to move higher, says a Wall Street Journal report. As we’ve seen so often in the past,  stocks climb a “Wall Of Worry” on their way to higher price levels.  According to the Journal, we are seeing exactly that right now–investors have cashed out of stock mutual funds in record numbers in 2019, yet the market continues to rise. This phenomenon shows even more strength and may take the market higher, according to analysts. We’ll review exactly what the analysts are saying, what you need to know, and what you need to DO right now with your investment portfolio. Don’t miss today’s show MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!

  Today on Mastering Money…It’s a MOTLEY FOOL MONDAY!! The Motley Fool Money Show is one of the most popular stock market talk shows in America, featuring top market experts and heard by millions of listeners coast to coast—including Saturdays right here on Money Radio! After an update of the markets and today’s breaking financial news stories, we’ll take you to an exclusive broadcast of the Motley Fool Money Show–plus money-making and money-SAVING ideas from Steve you won’t want to miss! — MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR!

Everyone knows how Social Security works—the longer you wait to start the income, the higher your future income will be when you finally turn it on. Your future income rises mathematically by a factor of five-point two-five percent until full retirement age, then eight percent a year until age seventy. You might think that most people wait until they can get the highest income by putting off  Social Security Benefits until age 70. But statistics show that over NINETY-EIGHT PERCENT of Americans start their income much sooner. Is that a smart idea, or not so smart? Today, we’ll break it down, then Steve has specific tips on how to build more retirement wealth the SMART WAY…Don’t miss it… MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!! 

If you’re smart, tax planning is a year-round activity.  And, if you are even smarter, you will pay attention not only to the  ALLOCATION strategy for your investments, but also your LOCATION strategy. Knowing WHERE to locate your various investments inside OR outside of IRAs and Roths is something that is easily done with a little planning upfront. For example, many investors will pay taxes on mutual funds this year even though they never took out a penny from their account. They–and maybe you–will get charged for capital gains that occurred in the fund during the year even though you didn’t cash in. Today, we’ll point out to avoid unnecessary taxes with your investments and then get some planning insights from CPA Nick Stefaniak. An important show you don’t want to miss  MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!

The City of London’s decision to revoke Uber ’s operating license opens a window into what drivers say has been a fairly common practice of sharing or renting out DRIVER accounts—both at Uber and Lyft.   Transport-for-London, the city’s main transportation regulator, said recently it determined that over 14,000 Uber rides in London in late 2018 and early 2019, were NOT conducted by authorized drivers, but by others who had been able to substitute their photos to use a real driver’s account! Why is it a big deal? The obvious reason is safety. Studies reveal there have been more than 100 Uber drivers in the U.S. who have been accused of sexually assaulting or abusing passengers over the past 4 years. You don’t want to miss this fascinating Wall Street Journal report. Then,  Medicare specialist Shelley Grandidge joins us. We have a great show for you today…MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!!

It’s official. You happen to be living during the worst time in history to retire!… The worst. Seriously!!  For most people retiring in 2020 and beyond, gone are the pensions of yesteryear. Gone are the six percent, to eight percent interest rates on long term government bonds. And gone is the idea that you can rely on the stock market to be predictable and reliable.  The Inconvenient Truth About Retiring in 2020 and Beyond is that the stock and bond markets are at all time high’s while interest rates are at all time lows. And to top it off the experts tell us that Social Security and Medicare are headed for insolvency by 2034. Meanwhile you need to have a reliable income plan for retirement and a way to grow your money. We’ll help you take an honest assessment of your risks and opportunities then we’ll be joined by estate planning attorney Libby Banks. Don’t miss it. MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!!

Today on Mastering Money…It’s a MOTLEY FOOL MONDAY!! The Motley Fool Money Show is one of the most popular stock market talk shows in America, featuring top market experts and heard by millions of listeners coast to coast—including Saturdays right here on Money Radio! After an update of the markets and today’s breaking financial news stories, we’ll take you to an exclusive broadcast of the Motley Fool Money Show–plus money-making and money-SAVING ideas from Steve you won’t want to miss! — MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR!