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Wisdom on Wealth

What is the biggest unknown about retirement?

By Byron Moore, posted March 12, 2018
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
 

red carpet_sm.jpgQuestion: I’m not the kind of person who likes surprises. In your experience, what is the biggest surprise facing most retirees and what can I do to get ready for it now?

Answer: Wow. That could be a long list.

Like the Oscars, an announcer might read from a cue card, “And the nominees for Biggest Surprise in Retirement are…” (drum roll, please)…

Podcast - Seeking income in a low interest world (3:35)

By Byron Moore, posted March 8, 2018

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3.

The low-interest rates engineered by the Fed to stimulate the economy have cost savers and fixed income investors mightily.

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Your debt is proof you can save money

By Byron Moore, posted March 5, 2018
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, March 4, 2018.
 

credit card online shopping_sm.jpgQuestion: I have gotten into so much credit card debt that I don’t think I can ever save any money. How can I turn this around?

Answer: Actually, you are already saving money. You’re just doing it in reverse… and for someone else.

Podcast - Mistaking investing for a financial plan (2:15)

By Byron Moore, posted March 1, 2018

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3.

Investments may be an important part of your financial plan, but they are by no means the whole plan.

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Budgeting made easy – stop budgeting, pt. 2

By Byron Moore, posted February 26, 2018
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, February 25, 2018.
 

abacus_sm.jpgQuestion: I keep trying to figure a budgeting system that will work for me. But I keep failing. Do you have a favorite app to recommend?

Answer: Most people hate budgeting for the same reason I hate counting calories. Eventually, you just get tired of fiddling with all the details and in a moment of frustration, you fall back into old habits.

Podcast - Debt: the easy way out is not always the best (3:42)

By Byron Moore, posted February 22, 2018

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3.

Money woes often have little to do with math, and the easy way out of debt may actually be the worst choice.

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Podcast - Debt: the easy way out is not always the best (3:42)

By Byron Moore, posted February 22, 2018

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3.

Money woes often have little to do with math, and the easy way out of debt may actually be the worst choice.

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Budgeting made easy – stop budgeting, pt. 1

By Byron Moore, posted February 20, 2018
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, February 18, 2018.
 

abacus_sm.jpgQuestion: I keep trying to figure a budgeting system that will work for me. But I keep failing. Do you have a favorite app to recommend?

Answer: Do you have areas of your life in which you are constantly hitting the reset button?

First things first

By Byron Moore, posted February 12, 2018
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, February 11, 2018.
 

Foundation_sm.jpgQuestion: I am about to sign up for my company’s retirement plan. I’m 40 and getting a late start. With the market where it is, where should I invest the money now?

Answer: Maybe in something outside a retirement plan. And maybe in something that isn’t an investment at all.

Podcast - The family business – are you raising children or successors? (3:15)

By Byron Moore, posted February 8, 2018

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3.

Do you have a family-oriented business or a business-oriented family?

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