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Now displaying: 2019
Sep 17, 2019

We're joined by Caitlin Zaloom, NYU professor and author of Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost. Her research explores the financial and moral conflicts Americans face when paying for college.

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Sep 10, 2019

With the help of Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser, we're going to look at the state of video streaming including new offerings from Disney, Apple, and more. Does increased competition signal the decline of Netflix?

Sep 3, 2019

Josh Strange, CFP, joins us to talk about the most frequent foibles he encounters as a financial advisor. Also, why paying $800,000 to cast a hex on the SEC never pays off, and how a frugal carpenter has sent 33 kids to college.

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Aug 27, 2019

Abi Malin, Motley Fool Analyst, joins us to answer your questions including how to separate the wheat from the chaff on your watchlist, owning a home versus renting, the deal with dividends, and more.

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Aug 20, 2019
Most Americans have only a vague idea of how much they should be saving. Jeanne Thompson, Head of Workplace Solutions Thought Leadership at Fidelity Investments, explains the company’s age-based savings guidelines, the cost of health care in retirement, and how retirement planning can present more challenges for women.
Aug 13, 2019

Let’s head back for Day 2 of FoolFest where we’re going to sit in on a session of Foolish Analysts sharing their top stock recommendations.

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Aug 6, 2019

We’re sneaking you into FoolFest 2019 so you can learn investing insights from Motley Fool analyst alongside hundreds of your closest investing friends you haven’t met yet.

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Jul 30, 2019

It’s the July Mailbag where we answer your questions about dividends, deciphering your ROTH/traditional 401k components, buying on margin, how to find a financial planner, and more.

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Jul 23, 2019

Fool.com contributor Maurie Backman joins us to share the scariest financial statistics she’s encountered.

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Jul 16, 2019

The final in our series on financial decisions for major life events is… very final. Motley Fool Wealth Management Planners Megan Brinsfield and Sean Gates join us to talk about preparing for the inevitable for yourself and those you love.

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Jul 9, 2019

Morgan Housel from the Collaborative Fund is back to share lessons you can learn from all the different kinds of stupid in the world.

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Jul 2, 2019

Jason Moser joins the show to try and convince a skeptical Alison to invest the growing trend of Augmented Reality. Will he succeed?

Jun 25, 2019

Ron Gross joins us to tackle many of your numbers-based investing questions around stock valuation, earnings reports, EBITDA and more.

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Jun 18, 2019

Whether they are doing it because they need to or because they want to, people are more often likely to work later in life or opt for a semi-retirement. We’re joined by AARP’s Susan Weinstock to talk about why this trend isn’t going to change, and how you can plan for the realities of a later retirement.

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Jun 11, 2019

The latest in our series on major life events leads us to divorce. Motley Fool Wealth planner, Amanda Kish guides us on how to make the split as amicable as possible.

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Jun 4, 2019

We’re joined by Leigh Purvis of AARP to discuss why prescription drug prices are so high in the U.S., possible policy solutions, and what you can do in the meantime to save money.

May 28, 2019

Time for another mailbag where we answer your investing and personal finance questions. This week, Emily Flippen is back to talk about investing in Chinese stocks, when to sell, and more.

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May 21, 2019

Morgan Housel from the Collaborative Fund is back to talk about recent market volatility, IPOs, and whether or not to increase your cash position.

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May 14, 2019

In the next in our series on major money events, Ross Anderson of Motley Fool Wealth Management shares his advice and personal experience when it comes to selling a house.

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May 7, 2019

Phil Buchanan, author of the book Giving Done Right, joins us to talk about philanthropy and charitable giving.

May 3, 2019

It’s a sneak preview of “Investing In Asia”, the newest podcast from The Motley Fool!  If you’re looking to invest in some of the most exciting emerging market opportunities in the world, join this weekly journey around Asian markets.

Apr 30, 2019

We’re answering a record number of questions this month including more on 20-30-50 budgeting, stashing your emergency fund in CDs, required minimum distributions, 15 versus 30 years mortgages, and more.

Apr 23, 2019

You can’t invest in Beanie Babies, but you can invest in more than just stocks and bonds in your IRA. Eric Satz of AltoIRA joins us to discuss alternative investing options for your retirement accounts.

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Apr 16, 2019

Morgan Housel from the Collaborative Fund is back to talk about ways you can be smarter in life and investing.

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Apr 9, 2019

Home sweet home or a money-pit nightmare? Ross Anderson, a planner with Motley Fool Wealth Management, joins us for the third installment of our series that tackles major life events -- this time to help you navigate how to (or whether to) buy that sweet little house you've been dreaming of.

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