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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!

Most stocks are generally classified as either value stocks or growth stocks. Generally speaking, stocks that trade for valuations below the Price to Earnings ratio of the S&P 500 are considered value stocks, while stocks that outperform the S & P in terms of sheer growth rates are considered growth stocks. Some stocks meet both requirements. We’ll talk about several of them today and why analysts at JP Morgan are projecting a big swing to value and dividend stocks as the economy slowly works its way back to normal in 2021. JP Morgan likes the idea of political gridlock–which they predict no matter who is president–and of course the success of COVID vaccines. If you want to think ahead of the crowd, you don’t want to miss today’s show….MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!!

 A new landmark retirement study has found that the number of Protected Households has risen for the first time since 2018. The Alliance for Lifetime Income’s annual Protected Lifetime Income Study revealed a total of  3.1 million NEWLY  Protected Households and identifies five profiles of Americans planning for retirement. This is the first time since 2018, that the number of Protected Households in the US has increased. Today we’ll review exactly what that means. We’ll learn why the share of protected US households grew from 37% in 2019 to 40% this year, the largest increase on record.  Then Medicare expert Shelley Grandidge joins us to clear up all the hoopla going on with Medicare– and those non-stop commercials! Shelley will make things clear and simple…which is something we ALL need! ….You don’t want to miss TODAY’s show…MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!!  

Is it time to buy airline stocks? And if so, which companies might position you ahead of the crowd as multiple vaccines emerge? The exciting announcements of new effective vaccines is a game breaker–and many big investors on Wall Street are getting ahead of the crowd, buying “RECOVERY COMPANIES”, which include  the airline and tourism industries.  Today we’ll look at a company you’re quite familiar with being described as ‘Predatory and Opportunistic’ in times like these: Southwest Airlines. The Wall Street Journal says that once again, Southwest is seizing the moment as weaker competitors struggle–adding two new airports in 2020 and four more to be vacated by weaker competitors in 2021. We’ll review the Wall Street Journal breakdown and then Steve will provide an update of the IQ Wealth Black Diamond and Blue Diamond portfolios. …A money-making show you don’t want to miss…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 timely insights from top market experts and heard by millions of listeners coast to coast—including Saturdays right here on Money Radio at 5pm! 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… chock full of ideas to help you become a more informed investor, followed by proven money-making and money-SAVING ideas from Steve that you DON’T want to miss! — A jam-packed show for you today,  and it all starts RIGHT NOW… MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR!!!    

Joe Biden, who pending legal challenges is the CEO of the office of the President Elect, says that Donald Trump does not have a plan to take on COVID 19. He says that Trump doesn’t believe in science and has done absolutely nothing to fight the virus–even though Trump spearheaded the deal with Pfizer in June.  Besides developing vaccines and treatments in record time, leading the world in testing, and figuring out a way to reopen the economy while taking on the bug, you could say Mr. Trump has done nothing. But you would be an idiot. Joe’s plan is not that intricate. It centers around two measures mainly: a national mandate for every American to wear masks everywhere,  until he says you don’t have to, and to LOCK DOWN the economy if a scientist tells him to. Well, the CDC and the World Health Organization have some man-splainin’ for Joe: The CDC now says that full time mask wearers still get Covid , and the CDC condemns the idea of further lockdowns. A detailed report, then Medicare expert Shelley Grandidge joins.  Don’t miss today’s show…  MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!!

Many experts on CNBC and elsewhere are saying that DIVIDEND stocks are coming into favor now as the love affair with growth-only stocks begins to chill under a more stingy Republican Senate in 2021.  Dividend growth stocks–the type of stocks that grow their dividend every year without fail– have provided a steady way to grow wealth in good times and bad.  But how do you find the best ones? Many companies pay dividends but they pay them inconsistently, or pay too much of their revenue in dividends which can leave the company strapped for cash. Today, Steve will review the disciplined process used at IQ Wealth to select dividend growth stocks, and he’ll provide a clear example.   You don’t want to miss today’s informative show…MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!

Electric cars run quietly and no smoke comes out the back as they cruise down the highway. These cars burn no gas. They are battery powered, so they couldn’t possibly be polluting the air, right?  Wrong!  says former electric vehicle engineer for GM and author of an important book on the topic.  How could electric cars and trucks possibly pollute?  Well it turns out that it has a lot to do with MAKING the batteries and CHARGING the batteries. Joe Biden says he wants to use your tax dollars to build 500,000 new charging stations. Today we’ll learn how that could have a major NEGATIVE effect on the environment. And then Medicare and health insurance expert Shelley Grandidge joins us. A very interesting show you don’t want to miss…MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!!