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The Game Stop Problem

The Game Stop Problem

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_21.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFor the last few days, all the talk in the finance world has centered around a company called Game Stop. We’ve been fielding a lot of questions about what has been going on, and what it means for the economy and the markets. Game Stop is a chain of […]

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Cybersecurity Keeping Your Financial Information Safe

Cybersecurity: Keeping Your Financial Information Safe

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https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_18_1_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNick and Dave talk with Ian Richardson, owner of Doberman Technologies about personal and business cybersecurity practices that everyone should be doing. Ian has an extensive background in IT security and is licenses in Microsoft and Sysco systems. He started Doberman Technologies 15 years ago to help out small businesses […]

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Required Minimum Distributions

Understanding Required Minimum Distributions

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBreaking down the deal with Required Minimum Distributions. After you turn 72 years old, you will need to take a minimum amount out of your traditional IRA accounts each year. This also applies to your 401k or 403b accounts if you are no longer working for the businesses sponsoring […]

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Starting A Budget

The Steps for Starting a Budget

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAre you committed to starting a budget? Budgeting is like dieting. Most of us aren’t good at it. Our brains are wired for instant gratification, not delayed consumption. Making people think about such things can be an uncomfortable part of being a financial planner. I must confess that budgeting […]

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Getting Out Of Debt

The Snowball Strategy for Getting Out of Debt

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIs getting out of debt your goal for 2021? At the start of the new year, resolutions are on people’s minds right now.  As I type this it’s snowing so it seemed like a good day to write about my favorite strategy for eliminating debt – the Snowball Strategy. […]

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Market Predictions

Prediction Season!

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s that time of year: Prediction Season! Along with new year’s resolutions, it’s time for economists and money managers to make market predictions. Some will be gloom and doom, constructing elaborate arguments about how the market is greatly overvalued and about to crash. Others will be optimistic, explaining why […]

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Life Planning Is Financial Planning Done Right

Life Planning is Financial Planning Done Right

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https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLife Planning is a personal approach to financial planning that starts with a conversation about your life goals and dreams. We often don’t give ourselves the time and space to really think about what we want for our lives now, in the near future, and in retirement As humans, […]

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December 2020 Market and Economic Update

December 2020 Market and Economic Update

David Shotwell

It’s December and 2020 is drawing to a close. How has the 2020 market been doing? It’s been a year of extremes. As I write this, the stock market is making fresh highs, with the S&P 500 stock index up 14.5% for the year, despite a harrowing journey. The economy was thrown into a recession […]

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Learning About Financial Planning with our Intern Joel

Learning About Financial Planning with our Intern Joel

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHere at Shotwell Rutter Baer, we have a genuine bright spot to brag about in 2020. We launched a Financial Planning internship program this year and were lucky enough to hire Joel. He is currently a senior in Michigan State’s International Business program. Last week, Nick and I sat […]

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How Well Do You Know Your Financial Advisor

How Well Do You Know Your Financial Advisor?

David Shotwell

https://media.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/p/content.blubrry.com/kitchen_table_finance/kitchen_table_12.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDon’t wonder if your financial advisor is trustworthy and on the level. Do some research. Trust but verify. Bernie Madoff was arrested in December 2008 when his sons revealed that his giant asset management firm was a Ponzi scheme. He had stolen an estimated $64 BILLION dollars in client […]

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