Episodes

June 11, 2018

#076: What We Wish You Knew About REITs

Devin and John welcome Brandon Renfro to talk about Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT). A REIT is a packaged investment product, like a mutual fund, that is invested in real estate related assets. There are a couple of different types …

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June 4, 2018

#075: Is This Cheating the FAFSA? - College Tuition Hacks You Didn't …

What is an "independent student" on the FAFSA? Find out here....

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May 21, 2018

#073: The RIGHT way to use Medicaid to pay for Long Term Care

What is the right way to qualify for Medicaid for long-term care expenses? Listen in as John and Devin discuss Medicaid eligibility factors, non-countable assets, and what - if anything - needs to be done with assets now to possibly …

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May 14, 2018

#072: Should You Be Investing In Individual Stocks?

Warren Buffett made a bet, that came to be known as Buffett’s bet, that the S&P 500 would outperform any basket of hedge funds in the next 10 years. It started on the 1st day of January 2008, and was …

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May 7, 2018

#071: The Dangers of Chasing Dividends with Andrew Comstock

This idea of dividends sounds good, but chasing yield often ends badly. Dividends aren't guaranteed, but having the right balance for your situation can benefit you when it comes to dividend-paying stocks. Learn what a dividend is and what to …

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April 30, 2018

#070: Does Your Credit Score Matter In Retirement?

Is a credit score important while you’re in retirement? That depends on your situation. For some people, maintaining good credit can continue to be valuable. For others, who won’t be doing anything that requires credit, there’s no need consider...

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April 23, 2018

#069: Is A Target Date Fund Right For You?

Managing your retirement savings can require a lot of knowledge and decisions. Lots of folks don’t want to worry about which funds to be invested in, and what asset allocation is best for them. If that sounds like you, a …

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April 16, 2018

#068: Roger Whitney on Living Well Today While Planning For Tomorrow

Devin and John are joined by Roger Whitney, founder of the and author of the recently released book, . For more information, visit the show notes at

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April 9, 2018

#067: Traditional Insurance vs. Health Sharing Arrangements

Devin and John explore one popular alternatives to traditional health insurance: health care sharing arrangements. John has about 20 employees, and he provides health insurance to the employees (but not the families.) This is a high-deductible plan,...

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April 2, 2018

#066: Talking Trade Wars With David Stein

David Stein, host of the Money For The Rest of Us podcast, will explain the importance of trade, and how the trade, and trade wars, might impact you and your retirement. For more information, visit the show notes at

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March 30, 2018

Market Update March 2018

Devin brings on special guest Andrew Comstock to talk about what's going on in the market and what we can expect moving forward

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March 26, 2018

#065: How Facebook and the Aging Population Might Impact Your Retirem…

The Census Bureau has announced that by 2030, senior citizens (65 and older) will outnumber people aged 18 and under. What will this mean for health care costs and the security of pension plans? John and Devin also talk about …

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March 19, 2018

#064: Timing The Stock Market, and Protecting Social Security From Nu…

Each month or so, Devin and John devote an episode to answering listener questions. This week, they’ve picked two great questions submitted by listeners like you. Devin answered this question: “Is this a good time to invest?” John tackled the...

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March 12, 2018

#063: Hiring a Tax Advisor | Encore Presentation

Not all accountants are created equal. Some are just document processors. They get you in, do your return and send you on your way. Advice? Ha! Others actually care enough to ask the important questions and give you guidance that …

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March 5, 2018

#062: Jacob and Esau | Encore Presentation

You’ve probably heard the Biblical account of Jacob & Esau. Hidden within this story is a powerful lesson about estate planning that is still overlooked today. For more information, visit the show notes at

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Feb. 26, 2018

#061: What’s The Best Age To File For Social Security

As you approach your 60s, the hot question becomes, “When should I file for Social Security?” It’s an easy question, right? You just figure out when you’re going to die, and then do the math. Unfortunately, the world doesn’t work …

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Feb. 19, 2018

#060: Should You Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

Should I buy long-term care insurance? Should I keep the long-term care insurance I already have? These are important questions, and there are no easy answers. Long-term care is expensive, but long-term care insurance is also expensive. When you start...

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Feb. 12, 2018

#059: How Much Are You Paying For Your Investments?

How do you figure out how much money you're spending on your investments? In this week's episode, Devin and John talk about the types of fees you might be paying, and how you can figure out what they are. For …

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Feb. 5, 2018

#058: Do You Need A Sexual Power of Attorney?

One in three people will eventually have some type of dementia. By the time you reach age 80, your chances of having Alzheimer’s is about about 50%, meaning that it’s very likely for at least one spouse in an older …

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Jan. 29, 2018

#057: The Amazon Effect and What It Means For Your Retirement

Looking at changes from the investment perspective: The change in the environment of shopping may impact your investments. Investment in these new technologies may provide solid returns. On the other hand, investments in physical retailers and certain...

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Jan. 22, 2018

#056: The Hidden Dangers of Leaving Inherited Property to your Heirs

“Do I get a step-up in the basis of a property that I inherited?” This is the first of two questions in today's "Listener Questions" episode. Then John answers a question about leaving an inheritance to someone who may face …

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Jan. 15, 2018

#055: A Serious Look at the Future of Social Security

Will Social Security be there when you retire? Devin and John agree that Social Security will still be there, but may be quite different than it is now. There are many possible solutions to this issue, but there are two …

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Jan. 8, 2018

#054: How To Have Your Best Year Ever

It’s that time of year, when you make great plans for the upcoming new year. Devin and John have a great plan to help you make 2018 the year when you get all your financial plans in order. No matter …

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