Talking Real Money

by Don McDonald, Tom Cock

Talking Real Money
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 110
  • Last: 9 Mar 2018
30-year financial talk radio veteran, Don McDonald and former host of Serious Money on PBS, Tom Cock, reunite on a weekly call-in program talking about real money issues. Each week they solve real money problems, dole out real investing (not speculating) advice, and really explain the financial issues that effect all of us. It's a show designed to provide the real help we all need to enjoy a really great future. You can call Tom & Don every Saturday at 3 p.m. ET (noon PT) at 877-397-5666.

Episodes (110)

  • Re-Meet Tom & Don
    Re-Meet Tom & Don
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    Published: 9 Mar 2018 Duration: n/a
    - A premiere on a new station requires us to re-introduce ourselves.- We talk about the history of the market and its ups and downs- Plus, we explain the perils of various annuity products
    - A premiere on a new station requires us to re-introduce ourselves.- We talk about the history of the market and its ups and downs- Plus, we explain the perils of various annuity products

  • Lucky Blade of Grass
    Lucky Blade of Grass
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    Published: 8 Mar 2018 Duration: n/a
    - Do commodities make sense as an investment- How does "Blade of Grass Conundrum" apply to investing- Why immediate annuities are a lot like gambling
    - Do commodities make sense as an investment- How does "Blade of Grass Conundrum" apply to investing- Why immediate annuities are a lot like gambling

  • Tax Scam Season
    Tax Scam Season
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    Published: 2 Mar 2018 Duration: n/a
    - Beware of "found" money from the IRS.- You can now call us with your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 855-935-TALK (8255).- Dealing with the explosion of telephone scams.- The financial experts keep making bad predictions.
    - Beware of "found" money from the IRS.- You can now call us with your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 855-935-TALK (8255).- Dealing with the explosion of telephone scams.- The financial experts keep making bad predictions.

  • Getting it Wrong
    Getting it Wrong
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    Published: 27 Feb 2018 Duration: n/a
    - Just how bad have the expert predictions been in the past?- What type of account do you want to set up for a child who is not currently earning income?- Is fine art considered an investment?- Which has been better: Real Estate or Stocks?
    - Just how bad have the expert predictions been in the past?- What type of account do you want to set up for a child who is not currently earning income?- Is fine art considered an investment?- Which has been better: Real Estate or Stocks?

  • Retiremeet Bellevue 2018
    Retiremeet Bellevue 2018
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    Published: 21 Feb 2018 Duration: n/a
    - Broadcasting live from Retiremeet 2018!- Should you borrow from you 401k?- How can you manage health care if you retire before 65?
    - Broadcasting live from Retiremeet 2018!- Should you borrow from you 401k?- How can you manage health care if you retire before 65?

  • The Number of the Beast
    The Number of the Beast
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    Published: 21 Feb 2018 Duration: n/a
    - The day after the silly Dow closed down 666 points what should you do?- Check out financial advisors who claim to act in your best interests.- How far back should you look to get market perspective.- Could the BitCoin market have been ill... Read more →
    - The day after the silly Dow closed down 666 points what should you do?- Check out financial advisors who claim to act in your best interests.- How far back should you look to get market perspective.- Could the BitCoin market have been ill... Read more →

  • Flawed Thinking
    Flawed Thinking
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    Published: 1 Feb 2018 Duration: n/a
    - When it comes to making money and investing, we keep getting it wrong. - What factors should influence your portfolio decisions?- Why investing is so much simpler than people make it out to be.- Hear about surprising (to most people) tren... Read more →
    - When it comes to making money and investing, we keep getting it wrong. - What factors should influence your portfolio decisions?- Why investing is so much simpler than people make it out to be.- Hear about surprising (to most people) tren... Read more →

  • Life is Just a Dream
    Life is Just a Dream
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    Published: 1 Feb 2018 Duration: n/a
    - Looks like we have to take on Bitcoin (and all the other cryptocurrencies) again.- Are the benefits to paying off your home mortgage?- What should you do if you don't have a retirement plan you're nearing retirement?- Is owning a home alw... Read more →
    - Looks like we have to take on Bitcoin (and all the other cryptocurrencies) again.- Are the benefits to paying off your home mortgage?- What should you do if you don't have a retirement plan you're nearing retirement?- Is owning a home alw... Read more →

  • Your Own Worst Enemy
    Your Own Worst Enemy
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    Published: 22 Jan 2018 Duration: n/a
    - Beware of most of the financial talk shows on the radio.- Why do so many investors stay with bad financial advisors?- Discount brokers may not be giving you the best advice.- Don invents a new financial word!
    - Beware of most of the financial talk shows on the radio.- Why do so many investors stay with bad financial advisors?- Discount brokers may not be giving you the best advice.- Don invents a new financial word!

  • Bitcoin Horror Stories
    Bitcoin Horror Stories
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    Published: 22 Jan 2018 Duration: n/a
    - Christmas Eve with Tom and Don- Bitcoins plummet and other cybercurrency horrors- The secret to discovering annuity sales commissions- Why bonds should still be in your portfolio.
    - Christmas Eve with Tom and Don- Bitcoins plummet and other cybercurrency horrors- The secret to discovering annuity sales commissions- Why bonds should still be in your portfolio.

  • Wisdom Takes Time
    Wisdom Takes Time
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    Published: 28 Dec 2017 Duration: n/a
    - Don talks about his early years of being a stock broker, and what he learned from it.- Beware of the lies told by indexed annuity sales charts.- Again, AAII makes outrageous claims of their newsletter's market beating abilities.- The tric... Read more →
    - Don talks about his early years of being a stock broker, and what he learned from it.- Beware of the lies told by indexed annuity sales charts.- Again, AAII makes outrageous claims of their newsletter's market beating abilities.- The tric... Read more →

  • The Best Gifts!
    The Best Gifts!
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    Published: 22 Dec 2017 Duration: n/a
    - Give gifts that can last a lifetime or longer.- Index investing or passive investing? What's the difference?- What is dollar cost averaging (DCA) and when does it make sense to use it?- How much money do you really need in savings?
    - Give gifts that can last a lifetime or longer.- Index investing or passive investing? What's the difference?- What is dollar cost averaging (DCA) and when does it make sense to use it?- How much money do you really need in savings?

  • Bitcoin Mania & More
    Bitcoin Mania & More
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    Published: 21 Nov 2017 Duration: n/a
    - Beware of "college" investing classes.- What's difference between investing in physical real estate vs a REIT? - What's the deal with Bitcoins?- How much risk do you really need to take?
    - Beware of "college" investing classes.- What's difference between investing in physical real estate vs a REIT? - What's the deal with Bitcoins?- How much risk do you really need to take?

  • Investors or Speculators?
    Investors or Speculators?
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    Published: 13 Nov 2017 Duration: n/a
    - Broadcasting live from the American Association of Individual Investors Conference!- Paul Merriman and Mark Hulbert both join us in this special episode to talk about the eye-opening realities of investing!- The largest gain we've seen in... Read more →
    - Broadcasting live from the American Association of Individual Investors Conference!- Paul Merriman and Mark Hulbert both join us in this special episode to talk about the eye-opening realities of investing!- The largest gain we've seen in... Read more →

  • Let's Play "Huh?" or "Duh!"
    Let's Play "Huh?" or "Duh!"
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    Published: 31 Oct 2017 Duration: n/a
    - They say honesty is the best policy, and here's why it absolutely applies to business!- Figure out exactly how an IRA works and why it is important- How to decide which portfolios to invest in- Prepare to be shocked when we tell you just ... Read more →
    - They say honesty is the best policy, and here's why it absolutely applies to business!- Figure out exactly how an IRA works and why it is important- How to decide which portfolios to invest in- Prepare to be shocked when we tell you just ... Read more →

  • Trouble with Traders
    Trouble with Traders
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    Published: 19 Oct 2017 Duration: n/a
    - Investors continue to move from active management to index funds- How can trading systems make the claims they do?- Attorney Darol Tuttle from the BoomX Show makes a guest appearance .- Plus, details about our appearance at the AAII Natio... Read more →
    - Investors continue to move from active management to index funds- How can trading systems make the claims they do?- Attorney Darol Tuttle from the BoomX Show makes a guest appearance .- Plus, details about our appearance at the AAII Natio... Read more →

  • Investing Psychology
    Investing Psychology
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    Published: 12 Oct 2017 Duration: n/a
    - Mutual funds vs ETF's, is one better from a tax standpoint?- Come see us at the AAII National Investor Conference in Orlando!- How human psychology plays a role in investing!- Why we feel everyone should have an Acorns account (and no, th... Read more →
    - Mutual funds vs ETF's, is one better from a tax standpoint?- Come see us at the AAII National Investor Conference in Orlando!- How human psychology plays a role in investing!- Why we feel everyone should have an Acorns account (and no, th... Read more →

  • Scary October
    Scary October
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    Published: 28 Sep 2017 Duration: n/a
    - Do investors have anything to fear from October? - What has been the most profitable stock ever traded since 1926? - The true purpose of having bonds in your portfolio!- Warren Buffet's take on investing, and why it may not apply to the a... Read more →
    - Do investors have anything to fear from October? - What has been the most profitable stock ever traded since 1926? - The true purpose of having bonds in your portfolio!- Warren Buffet's take on investing, and why it may not apply to the a... Read more →

  • Equifools
    Equifools
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    Published: 22 Sep 2017 Duration: n/a
    - Don's commentary on the trouble with Equifax and credit reporting, in general- How should you respond to the Equifax debacle?- Can you avoid paying taxes on tax-deferred retirement plans?- What is the proper place for tax-free funds in yo... Read more →
    - Don's commentary on the trouble with Equifax and credit reporting, in general- How should you respond to the Equifax debacle?- Can you avoid paying taxes on tax-deferred retirement plans?- What is the proper place for tax-free funds in yo... Read more →

  • Door to Door Investing?
    Door to Door Investing?
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    Published: 12 Sep 2017 Duration: n/a
    - Pity those poor door-to-door investing salesmen from Edward Jones?- What is a reasonable amount of money to pay for an investment adviser?- Is it ever okay to buy an individual stock, and if so, when?- What is the best way to set up a col... Read more →
    - Pity those poor door-to-door investing salesmen from Edward Jones?- What is a reasonable amount of money to pay for an investment adviser?- Is it ever okay to buy an individual stock, and if so, when?- What is the best way to set up a col... Read more →

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