Rank #1: Wealthier in 2018: 7 Things to Do in Under 15 Minutes
Bro shares seven things that you can do in 15 minutes or less to be wealthier in 2018 and beyond. We’ll also take a look back at how the market did in 2017 and what the experts say you should expect in 2018.
Rank #2: How I Achieved an 814 Credit Score
We’re joined by a Motley Fool analyst who will share his story of how he went from a lousy credit score to a stellar one. We’ll also answer your question about when to tell if you’re over-concentrated in a sector and play a round of “Can I throw it out already?!”
Rank #3: What's the Deal With China?
The potential for a Trade War with China continues to dominate the headlines. With the help of Scott Kennedy of the Center for Strategic and International Studies we'll talk about what it means for us as consumers and investors.
Rank #4: It’s Not Too Late to Put Your Financial Life in Order
New York Times reporter John Schwartz joins us to talk about his book, “This Is the Year I Put My Financial Life in Order,” and Bro shares 5 investing lessons from the fall of General Electric.
Rank #5: The 12 Days of Taxmas
Tax reform! It’s happening! Bro explains what changes are in store and the steps you can take to maximize your benefit.
Rank #6: Culture Crusher or Crushed by Culture?
There is plenty of evidence showing the link between a strong company culture and stock performance. But what if a great culture goes bad? Bryan Hinmon, Chief Investment Officer of Motley Fool Asset Management discusses the red flags of a corporate culture on the decline. Slack: Where work happens. Go to slack.com to learn more. Get the FREE guide, “Crushing the Five Barriers to Growth”, at NetSuite.com/FOOL.
Rank #7: 5 Common Myths About Paying for College
With the help of financial advisors from TheCollegeFundingCoach.org, we’re going to debunk the most common myths about applying for student aid and paying for college. We’ll also talk about the point when investment returns outweigh your contributions to your retirement stash and what you should do about it. Slack: Where work happens. Go to slack.com to learn more.
Rank #8: How to Bend Others, and Yourself, to Your Will
Start your New Year’s resolutions planning now with the help of Gretchen Rubin, the author of Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and The Four Tendencies. She recently sat down with Alison at Fool HQ to discuss how to motivate others, how to acquire better habits, and how to use the threat of embarrassing pictures on Facebook to get stuff done. Thanks to Slack for supporting Motley Fool. Learn more at slack.com.
Rank #9: Share the Love of Investing
We learn from two Motley Fool members on how they are sharing the love of investing with their kids—and how you can do it, too. Thanks to Away for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to awaytravel.com/fool and use the promo code fool to get $20 off a suitcase!
Rank #10: Sinking our Teeth Into the FANG
Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google (ahem, Alphabet) have had a heckuva ride lately. We’ll talk to Motley Fool Analyst, Matt Argersinger about the Zuckerberg Capitol Hill hearings and other recent events that have weighed on these tech giants. Thanks to Blooom for supporting Motley Fool Answers. Get a month free with blooom401k.com/fool and code fool.
Rank #11: 4 Ways to Cut Your Mortgage Costs
Getting a great deal on a mortgage can save you a heap of money in the long run. Motley Fool Analyst Nathan Hamilton is back to share his advice for how to cut your mortgage costs. We’ll also answer your question about whether the Shiller Ratio is keeping Bro up at night and see how we all compare to the average homeowner. Thanks to Harry’s for supporting Motley Fool. Get your Free Trial Set – go to Harrys.com/fool
Rank #12: Deconstructing the 4% Rule
Bro interviews financial-planning expert Wade Pfau about the assumptions underlying the 4% safe withdrawal rate in retirement, and whether they’re still valid. And Alison discusses whether an elite college degree is worth the price. $50 off your first job post. Linkedin.com/fool
Rank #13: A History Of Market Crashes, Pt 1: The Great Depression
This October we’re kicking off a four-part series on market crashes with the help of Morgan Housel from the Collaborative Fund. First Stop: The Great Depression. What made it so great, anyway? We’ll also answer your question about a bucket-method for managing your portfolio. Thanks to Audible and Bombfell for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30-day trial at audible.com/fool. Get $25 off your first purchase at bombfell.com/fool
Rank #14: Investing In Real Estate
With the help of Thomas Castelli from The Real Estate CPA, we're going to discuss investing in real estate, including a few ways to do it, the tax benefits, and more. Sponsor link: Hello Monday from LinkedIn
Rank #15: How to Become Financially Independent by Your 30s
With the help of Jonathan Mendonsa and Brad Barrett, the guys behind the popular ChooseFI website and podcast, we’re going to learn more about the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement and how you can gain financial independence to create the life you want. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting Motley Fool. Go to www.linkedin.com/fool and get a $50 off your first job post.
Rank #16: Marshaling All Your Resources for Retirement
Bro interviews Larry Swedroe, co-author of “Your Complete Guide to a Successful & Secure Retirement.” And Alison challenges Bro and Rick to guess the prices of the weirdest products at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting The Motley Fool. Go to linkedin.com/fool and get $50 off your first job post.
Rank #17: March Winds Mailbag
We're answering your questions about tax optimization with asset location, gifting stock, how to help parents catch up for retirement, and more. Sponsor: Hello Monday from LinkedIn
Rank #18: July Mailbag: Advice for College Students, Basics of Buybacks, Dividend Stocks
We’re tackling your investing questions with the help of Motley Fool Analysts Jason Moser and Abi Malin including whether you should sell your winners, how to learn more about financial statements, voting versus non-voting shares, and more. Thanks to LinkedIn for supporting Motley Fool Answers. Go to www.linkedin.com/fool and get a $50 off your first job post.
Rank #19: Dangerous Words in Finance
Morgan Housel—former Fool and Forever Friend—is back to share some of the most dangerous terms financial pundits and experts use all the time. We’ll also answer your question about how to buy stocks in a college savings account and play a rousing game of “Johnny Depp payed how much for what?!” Thanks to Slack for supporting Motley Fool Answers. Learn more at slack.com.
Rank #20: How to Be Happier and Have Less Stress and Anxiety
Whether you’re experiencing stress over money, your job, relationships, or politics, Pete Shalek, the Founder of Joyable, joins us to talk about ways to reduce your anxiety and be a happier person. We’ll also talk about people increasingly cashing out their 401(k)s early and play a game of Would You Rather. Thanks to Audible for supporting our podcast. Get a free audiobook with a free 30-day trial at audible.com/FOOL or text FOOL to 500-500.