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Money Guy Show

Brian Preston and Bo Hanson, fee-only financial planners and wealth managers, go beyond common sense as they help you make smart financial decisions. Their professional credentials, sophisticated topics, and approachable style have attracted thousands fans and made them a personal finance phenomena. Get free resources, learn more about the Brian and Bo, and discover what it's like to work with us at moneyguy.com.

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Is Investing in Rental Property a Game Worth Playing?

I’ve told you guys before that this show is a truly organic process. The topics come from various sources of inspiration and this week, it happened to come from one of you. We recently received an email from a listener wanting to know more about my experience with the vacation rental property that I own.

52mins

24 Jun 2011

Rank #1

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Asset Allocation: What to Think About

Today, we are going back to the basics and talking about the importance of asset allocation. This podcast is meant to remind our devoted listeners, and reveal to any new listeners, some of the fundamentals of financial planning and how to best handle your assets.

54mins

18 Mar 2011

Rank #2

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I Wish I Knew Then What I Know Now About Building Wealth

In this episode of The Money Guy Show, Brian and Bo discuss the five biggest tips the future wealthy you would want you to know right now about building wealth. This is a truly universal topic that applies to everyone - every age and every income level.

35mins

26 Aug 2016

Rank #3

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Millionaire Habits By Age | How To Become a Millionaire

In this week's episode of The Money Guy Show, we share the wealth-building habits by age that can put you on the path to Millionaire status. Tune in to find out how to dial-in your money mindset in each decade of your life, and what financial matters you should be most focused on as you progress through the years. For more details, please visit the show notes on our website: https://www.moneyguy.com/2018/04/millionaire-habits-by-age-how-to-become-a-millionaire/

1hr 15mins

20 Apr 2018

Rank #4

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How Well Do You Know Indexed Annuities?

What if I told you there was an investment where you had a guaranteed rate of return when the stock market was doing poorly, but then you could make even more when the stock market goes up? Sound too good to be true? Well, it just may be...

38mins

24 Jun 2010

Rank #5

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The Pros and Cons of Mutual Funds and ETFs (Which Option is Best?)

Mutual Funds vs. ETFs: is this the showdown of the century? While it's fun to pit things against each other in friendly competition, we believe both of these funds can be used for good. Mutual Funds and ETFs can be super friends, but you must understand the pros and cons of each and how they impact your unique financial situation. Let's unpack what these funds are, how they work, and which strategies might be right for you! For more information, visit: https://www.moneyguy.com/2020/05/the-pros-and-cons-of-mutual-funds-and-etfs/

45mins

22 May 2020

Rank #6

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5 Habits of 401(k) Millionaires

Think it's impossible to become a 401(k) millionaire? Wondering if you can commit to what's necessary to achieve this big goal? On this episode of The Money Guy Show, Brian and Bo review a recent study from Fidelity and dive into the 5 habits and actions that can get you to millionaire status in a working career.

43mins

24 Apr 2015

Rank #7

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Estate Planning 101

Brian and Bo take a detailed look at estate planning that will be helpful no matter what stage you are in financially. This topic affects everyone differently and the guys are here to give you some insight. From the basics to complex strategies, the Money-Guy covers the realm of estate planning in this show!

41mins

23 Aug 2013

Rank #8

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How to Build Your Credit

As many of you are aware, I have been harping on how low mortgage rates have been over the past few months and how much of an opportunity we all have to lock in a long-term low interest rate right now. So let us assume you have decided to heed my advice, gotten all of your ducks in a row, and have gone to the bank or mortgage lender to negotiate a refinance. BAM! They offer you a refinance somewhere between 5.5% and 6.5%. But, but, but.... Brian, I thought you said mortgage rates were around 4.5% to 5%? For more of this story, go to http://www.moneyguy.com/2009/04/how-to-build-your-credit-score 

30mins

20 Apr 2009

Rank #9

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The Risk of Not Taking Risks

Today, Brian and Bo tackle the risk that you take by sitting on the investment sidelines. They have been fielding a number of questions over the past few months covering this very topic. The moral of this episode is to get started doing something sooner rather than later so that you do not miss out on what the market has to offer.

32mins

17 May 2013

Rank #10

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I.O.U.S.A. One Nation. Under Stress. In Debt.

Every so often we stumble across something so moving and so compelling that we feel we MUST share it with those around us. Well that is exactly what has happened to me over the past week. In today’s show I want to share a documentary done by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation titled “I.O.U.S.A”.

42mins

4 Sep 2009

Rank #11

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Secrets for a Dream Retirement

The basic key to a good retirement is to save money and earn a decent payback on your investments. However, there are other keys to working this plan, and they involve all stages of life from the early years into your retirement. Earning money and investing it wisely is not the only thing to consider. According to an article from CNN Money, there are 6 important secrets to having your dream retirement.

41mins

22 Feb 2013

Rank #12

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The Best Money Advice You’ve Ever Received

Have you ever stopped to think about what the best money advice you've ever received was? It's quite the loaded question that takes a little contemplation. Well, that's exactly what we do on this episode of The Money Guy Show. And what's even better? We invited a few of our friends to share their answer to this deep question with our listeners.

34mins

9 Sep 2016

Rank #13

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Addicted to Saving

This week we look at the importance of saving early as well as evaluating your 401k and the investments inside it. Brian and Bo examine two articles: An Open Letter to Everyone Under 30, from The Motley Fool and How to Grow Your Savings, from Consumer Reports.

38mins

6 Sep 2013

Rank #14

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Do This With Your Money to Live Like No One Else

Knowing how to prioritize your money is what we talk about in this week's episode of The Money Guy Show. We share some simple guidelines that will better inform you as to where your next dollar should go.

46mins

28 Jul 2017

Rank #15

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Jet Owners, Ogres, and Other Millionaire Myths

It is difficult, as you can imagine, to be a small business owner who feels like, at least lately, I am walking around with a target on my back...

50mins

8 Jul 2011

Rank #16

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Clear the Clutter

Today's show is on an issue that we all face, yet not many people know how to handle. It's happened to every one of us. You start a folder to house all of your "important documents", then maybe your folder turns into a binder, the binder turns into a drawer, the drawer becomes a filing cabinet, and next thing you know, you're up to your ears in "important documents".

39mins

26 Feb 2010

Rank #17

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Financial Order of Operations: How To Prioritize Your Financial Goals

Knowing how to prioritize every dollar that comes in is a major factor in your overall success. Join us for this week's episode of The Money Guy Show where we share ways to approach your finances that can result in two to three times the amount of money you have at retirement.  For more details, please visit the show notes on our website: https://www.moneyguy.com/2018/08/financial-order-of-operations-how-to-prioritize-your-financial-goals/

43mins

17 Aug 2018

Rank #18

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Creative Ways to Save a Few Bucks

Today's show is kind of unique. Due to all of your positive feedback, I decided to sit back and let Bo take the lead. I asked him to come up with a topic that he felt was timely and even related to his life. The topic he landed on (which is no surprise if you the know the guy), was Creative Ways to Save a Few Bucks.

37mins

3 Sep 2010

Rank #19

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How to Win With Money: Average Net Worth by Age

The New Year equals new opportunities to calibrate and refocus. 2019 can be your year of success! As one of our neighbors and friends here in Franklin, TN says, “You can make this year your best year ever!” So, be sure to join us for this very special year-end episode of The Money Guy show where we provide you with an overview of what you need to be doing to keep yourself on track financially. For more details, visit the show notes on our website: https://www.moneyguy.com/2018/12/win-with-money/ 

1hr 24mins

21 Dec 2018

Rank #20