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Msu Retirement Plan Basics

MSU Retirement Plan Basics

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_31.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMichigan State offers three retirement plans that work together based on how much the employee intends to save. Here are some tips on how to make the most of them. The first two plans work together: the MSU 403(b) Base Retirement Plan receives the employee’s first 5% of income […]

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Budget For Academic Year Faculty And Staff At Msu

How to Budget for Academic Year Faculty and Staff at MSU

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_32.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBudgeting is hard enough for most people, but when you only get paid nine months out of the year, how do you manage your month-to-month expenses? The trick is to budget for the summer during the rest of the year.  You do this by building up a balance that […]

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How To Financially Help Adult Children

How to Financially Help Adult Children

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_30.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy adult child needs financial help. Can I afford it? Should I help? We get questions about how to financially help adult children all the time from our clients. This is a true kitchen table conversation about real life and real decisions. Oftentimes parents feel they do not have […]

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Estate Planning Basics With Special Guest Molly Petitjean

Estate Planning Basics with Special Guest Molly Petitjean

David Shotwell

http://kitchen_table_29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn this week’s edition of the Kitchen Table Podcast, Nick and I interviewed Molly Petitjean, an estate planning attorney with the law office of Buhl, Little, Lynwood, and Harris, PLC in East Lansing, Michigan. On April 21, Molly will be presenting a webinar with us on estate planning basics. […]

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Our Investment Philosophy

Our Investment Philosophy

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_27.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDealing with volatile markets requires discipline, and we believe it is important to have a written philosophy. Our firm follows the following principles when we make portfolio choices and evaluate the asset managers and model builders with whom we work. #1. Short-term market returns cannot be known or predicted. […]

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American Rescue Plan

American Rescue Plan

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_28.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLast week, the government passed the American Rescue Plan, which provided the third round of stimulus payments. This also includes enhanced child tax credits and unemployment benefits. These potential payments and tax credits all have qualifications based on income levels and provide some planning opportunities. The bill provided stimulus […]

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How Does A Roth Ira Work

How Does A Roth IRA Work?

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_26.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA Roth Individual Retirement Account (IRA) allows you to put money away long-term. If you follow the rules, your distributions during retirement are tax-free. If you are eligible to contribute to a Roth IRA, it can become a powerful retirement savings vehicle. How Does A Roth IRA Work? With […]

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Lessons From A Year With Covid

Lessons From a Year with Covid

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow has the economy been impacted by Covid in the last twelve months? It’s been 12 months since the markets first felt the impact of the global Coronavirus pandemic. It’s been a crazy year. The market, our lives, and our emotions have been on a rollercoaster. Nick and I […]

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Investing In New Industries

Investing in New Industries

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_24_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHow do you make educated guesses on investing in new industries and which ones are going to pay off? In the early fall of 2019, I got an email from a client asking whether Beyond Meat, a young company in the new “meat alternative industry,” was a good investment […]

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