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Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. Send your questions to answers@fool.com.
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May 11, 2021

The Motley Fool Co-Founder and Chief Rule Breaker, David Gardner, is back to share his 6 Habits of a Rule Breaker Investor and Bro reconsiders retiring after age 67 (wait, what?!).

May 4, 2021

Motley Fool Co-Founder and Chief Rule Breaker, David Gardner, joins us to share his investing philosophy and the traits he looks for in a Rule Breaking company.

Apr 27, 2021

Longtime Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers joins us to discuss how much to invest in one stock, whether to invest a lump sum all at once, accounts for kids, and which types of options strategies are most Foolish.

Apr 20, 2021

Matt Argersinger, senior advisor for Motley Fool Millionacres, joins us to talk about how Covid-19 has impacted residential and commercial real estate and offers his advice for homeowners and investors going forward.

Apr 13, 2021

The authors of The New Long Life: A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World discuss how individuals, corporations, and governments should be preparing for increasing longevities, accelerating technological innovations, and the end of retirement as we know it. And Alison takes on the debate over whether index funds are good for the economy.

Apr 6, 2021

Bill Mann joins the show to explain the nuts and bolts of SPACs as we take Euphonium Industries public.

Mar 30, 2021

With the help of Motley Fool Wealth Financial Planner and tax expert, Megan Brinsfield, we’re answering your questions about finding or becoming a professional financial planner, using your stimulus check to jumpstart your kid’s retirement savings, and lots of tax stuff. (No actual mayhem ensued.)

Mar 23, 2021

The founder of Budgetsaresexy.com tells the tale of how he became a successful financial blogger (and millionaire), and also discusses his latest project, AllStarMoney.com. And Alison provides the ABCs of NFTs.

Mar 16, 2021

Whether you’re learning to budget, looking to geek out on your investment returns, or wondering if you’re on track to retire early, there’s an app, tool, or website for that. We’re joined by a couple money nerds at The Motley Fool with their personal reviews of tools like Mint, Personal Capital, various retirement calculators, and more.

Mar 9, 2021

Bro interviews tax expert Ed Slott about his latest book, “The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb.” Also, can using an app influence your financial behavior for the better?

Mar 2, 2021

If BlackRock CEO Larry Fink and The Motley Fool CIO Andy Cross agree that climate change is the most important trend to watch in investing, then it must be worth talking about. Motley Fool Analysts Alyce Lomax and John Rotonti share their advice for investors.

Feb 23, 2021

Motley Fool Analyst Emily Flippen joins us to tackle your questions including investing with your emergency fund, calculating your savings rate, when to rebalance outsized positions, and more.

Feb 16, 2021

Morgan is back to discuss the most important lessons from his book, “The Psychology of Money” – and how they’ve informed the way he manages his family’s finances.

Feb 9, 2021

Morgan Housel, author of The Psychology of Money, joins us to share his takeaways amidst the GameStop fracas, Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO, and this seemingly never-ending party in the stock market.

Feb 2, 2021

New York Times columnist Ron Lieber joins us to discuss his latest book, The Price You Pay for College. And Alison answers an old question with new research: Does money buy happiness?

Jan 26, 2021

Motley Fool analyst Ron Gross joins us to answer your questions about how many stocks you should own, what makes a 401(k) stink, what to do when your spouse wants you to sell all your stocks, and much more.

Jan 19, 2021

Motley Fool Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross joins us to look back at 2020, offer suggestions for newer investors, and provide his thoughts on comparisons of today’s market to the dot-com bubble.

Jan 12, 2021

Bro pulled some strings and got both Megan Brinsfield and Sean Gates to join us and talk about what they're doing, what they're not doing, and what you should consider doing to improve your finances in the new year. Plus, Alison tries her two hands at telling it like an economist.

Jan 5, 2021

Bro reminds you of how living a healthy life increases your chances of a living a wealthy life. And with the help of Jason Moser, we’ll explore how you can also grow your wealth by investing in companies that are trying to make us all healthier with a few fitness-related stocks to watch.

Dec 22, 2020

2020 is almost over, but not before our final mailbag of the year. Buck Hartzell joins us to answer your questions about owning company stock, investing for kids, emergency accounts, and so much more. Grab a nog, put your feet by the fire, and get yourself some Answers, Fool!

Dec 15, 2020

It’s the final episode in our series on sectors with help from fellow Fools over on the Industry Focus podcast. Today we’re joined by John Maxfield to talk about banks, big and small. Plus, Bro looks around your house while Alison sings about America.

Dec 1, 2020

It’s the second part of our series with the help of the folks over at Industry Focus. This week, Dylan Lewis joins us to talk about how the tech sector did in 2020 and what to watch in 2021.

Nov 24, 2020

With the help of Motley Fool Wealth Management financial planner Ross Anderson, we’ll answer your questions about tax loss harvesting, life insurance, bond funds, and so much more.

Nov 17, 2020

What's so good about consumer goods? Emily Flippen joins us from the Motley Fool Industry Focus podcast to talk about the companies that sell us the stuff.

Nov 10, 2020

Bro explains why many people who choose a traditional retirement account would be better off with a Roth.

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