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Wisdom on Wealth

Podcast - Moving from man at work to money at work (2:21)

By Byron Moore, posted October 27, 2016

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3.

If you’re one of those souls who get out of bed each day and can’t wait to get to work – good for you!

But even if you feel like you enjoy your work so much you can never imagine stopping – don’t for one second think that gives you a pass on responsibly planning your financial future.

Because there is a world of difference between “get to” and “got to.”

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Innumeracy – when you can’t read numbers

By Byron Moore, posted October 24, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, October 23, 2016.
 

numbers_sm.jpgQuestion: I have always had a hard time with numbers. I mean I can do basic math, but beyond that it’s just a lot of noise to me. I know this hurts me financially, mostly because I don’t know who to trust or what to believe. What would you suggest?

Answer: There is a difference between being unable to read at all and being “functionally illiterate.”

Decision making: too hot, too cold or just right?

By Byron Moore, posted October 17, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, October 16, 2016.
 

quarterback_sm.jpgQuestion: I was on the fast track in a big corporate job in Chicago, but once I got a taste of what that life was going to be like, I realize I don’t want to live like that. Now I’m faced with taking a similar job in my field (back here at home) or taking a chance on doing something a little crazy, but following my dreams. What do you think?

Answer: I think you need to learn how to make decisions.

Podcast - Today’s choices shape tomorrow’s opportunities (2:29)

By Byron Moore, posted October 13, 2016

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3.

John Mauldin once wrote, “…the choices we make today are constrained by the choices we made in the past, and the choices we make in the future will be limited by the choices we make today.” 

That reality can paralyze you, which is the wrong response.

So how do we know what is the right thing to do?

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Crisis – will it crater you or create you?

By Byron Moore, posted October 10, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, October 9, 2016.
 

crater sm.jpgQuestion: I was just recently fired from a job I loved. I won’t go into it, but I honestly feel my firing was wrong. I’m not going to try to fight it – it wouldn’t be worth it and now I don’t want to go back. But I just feel totally hollowed out inside and am having trouble moving forward. Any suggestions?

Answer: It’s something that seemed like it couldn’t happen in a million years…but it did…twice…in the same year.

Podcast - A world of specialists in need of a generalist (2:37)

By Byron Moore, posted October 6, 2016

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3.

As Abraham Maslow helpfully pointed out, when you are a hammer, you tend to treat everyone else like a nail.

The world of financial services has become highly specialized also, but the issue is not the superiority of one specialty over another. It is about balance.

So where do you go to find such balance?

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Don’t settle for a retirement plan - part 2

By Byron Moore, posted October 3, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, October 2, 2016.
 

Retirement Plan_sm.jpg Question: Like most people I’d like to retire some day. I work for myself. What kind of retirement plan should I be looking at?

Answer: Last week I suggested you not settle for a specific financial product just because it carries the right label.

Podcast - Healthcare costs in retirement (2:44)

By Byron Moore, posted September 29, 2016

The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3.

Healthcare costs are rising at 7% to 8% annually, much higher than inflation. And fewer and fewer companies are offering any kind of retiree health coverage.

Here are some positive steps you can take to prevent wealth loss due to health costs in retirement:

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Don’t settle for a retirement plan - part 1

By Byron Moore, posted September 26, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, September 25, 2016.
 

Retirement Plan_sm.jpgQuestion: Like most people I’d like to retire some day. I work for myself. What kind of retirement plan should I be looking at?

Answer: The kind that works when the wheels fall off.

It’s not enough to just need help

By Byron Moore, posted September 19, 2016
Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, September 18, 2016.
 

handing money_sm.jpgQuestion: I’m trying to get my brother to go see a financial planner. He makes plenty of money but I think he spends even more. I’m always having to bail him out of one financial mess or another. He usually pays me back, but that’s not even the point. I know he could be fine if he just got some discipline and got on a plan.  Can you recommend a financial planner for my brother to see?

Answer: Sure – one that I don’t like very much.

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