Pay Down Debt or Save For Retirement?

Available for Interviews: Chris Janeway

Chris Janeway is Founder & CEO Fourth Point Wealth and coaches investors throughout southern CA.  He is also a national speaker, financial coach and an advocate for financial literacy.

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Debt & Saving for Retirement
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    • This seems to be one of the most highly debated topics in personal finance. Most financial advisors will tell you that paying down your high-interest rate debt like credit cards is a priority, but that you should invest and pay the lower interest debt, especially a mortgage, over time.

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Inflation: It’s Back Like Everything Else From the ’80s

Available for Interviews: Suzanne Powell

Suzanne Powell Suzanne is the founder of Capital Strategies Group, and acting Vice-President of Meridian Wealth Management. She is also the author of the newly released book, The Ultimate Money Moves for Women Over 50.

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How to Save Money During This Inflationary Period:

Remember the 1980s and high inflation? It was at that time that the world was in a major recession and the US had both tremendous unemployment and inflation. Last year we saw prices increase sharply in the area of energy and goods (especially gas and used cars). Supply chain issues also caused price increases in various goods while consumer demands for these goods remain high.

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5 Essential Strategies to Talk About Money With Kids

Available for Interviews: Chris Janeway

Chris Janeway is Founder & CEO Fourth Point Wealth and coaches investors throughout southern CA.  He is also a national speaker, financial coach and an advocate for financial literacy.

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Kids & Money
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Kids aren’t taught about money in school or often at home.  We don’t know how to appropriately teach good money habits.  Often, this is because we haven’t ever gotten educated ourselves.

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Money Saving Advice for Graduates

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen.

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow client’s wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine. 

 

Talking Points from Harry Abramhamsen on
How Graduates Can Save Money During this Challenging Times
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Students are finally graduating and are now turning a new page in their chapter in life. Understanding various money strategies can significantly impact their financial success in the real world. It is equally important to start to save money to build up short-term liquidity. All too often people will throw all the money they have at their debt ignoring building short liquidity. The old saying that “cash is king” really applies here. Start a monthly saving habit and stick to it. Do not worry about a rate of return, because it is a short-term strategy.  This money may be needed for an emergency or to purchase a new home or condo. One of the early traps is “investing” into a risky investment so the money can grow—to potentially lose money to market volatility. 

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Financial Lessons From the Pandemic (and what you can do now)

Available for Interviews: Harry Abrahamsen

Harry J. Abrahamsen is Founder & CEO Abrahamsen Financial Group. His company offers customized wealth management solutions—creating plans and portfolios that protect, preserve, and grow clients’ wealth. He was selected as one of the ten most dependable Wealth Managers in the Mid-Atlantic as published in Forbes magazine.

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Financial Planning For the Future:

There are risks that are regularly discussed: trade wars, the next quarter’s returns, budget deficit forecasts, and elections. But the real risks are the things that aren’t being discussed yet—the ones that weren’t predicted: pandemics, September 11, Pearl Harbor, the Lehman Brothers not being able to find a buyer. (Yes, 2008 was so devastating that the name Lehman Brothers, one of the most prestigious financial institutions in the world at the time, was treated like a leper because of their balance sheet.)

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Financial Literacy: How to Close the Learning Gaps

Available for Interviews: Chris Janeway

Chris Janeway is Founder & CEO Fourth Point Wealth and coaches investors throughout southern CA.  He is also a national speaker, financial coach, and advocate for financial literacy.

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Financial Literacy:

* Financial Literacy Gaps at Home & School. There’s a combination of multiple issues in the marketplace for financial literacy. First and foremost, most adults aren’t taught any form of financial literacy through either their schools or their parents at home when they were younger. As we get older it becomes harder and harder to not only understand and admit our own lack of knowledge, but we also struggle to know where to find reputable information. Along with that, we run into an issue of competing priorities. As we age we’re in the midst of our careers, raising families, and all of the busyness that life can bring. Taking the extra time to increase our financial knowledge often goes to the bottom of the pile.

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6 Steps to Automate Your Life, Automate Your Retirement Savings

Available for Interviews: Suzanne Powell

Suzanne Powell Suzanne is the founder of Capital Strategies Group, and acting Vice-President of Meridian Wealth Management. She is also the author of the newly released book, The Ultimate Money Moves for Women Over 50.

What Suzanne Powell could say on
6 Steps to Automate Your Retirement Savings:

A financial advisor shares strategies to get ahead
(for very little money)
      • We’re all so busy. We think we’ll do things tomorrow, but the years pass us by.
      • Good news, there are 6 easy steps for getting your retirement savings going:

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Inflation and Pensions: Adjusting for the Future

Available for Interviews: Chris Janeway

Chris Janeway is Founder & CEO Fourth Point Wealth and coaches investors throughout southern CA.  He is also a national speaker, financial coach, and advocate for financial literacy.

What Chris Janeway can say in an interview about
Inflation & Pensions:

      • Inflation isn’t inherently a bad thing for pension systems when it’s under control. Mild inflation is a good thing over time and, if anything, it often helps boost the asset pool under management. The problem we’re seeing now is rampant inflation adding downside volatility to the economy accompanied by rising interest rates. The rising rate environment is adding huge volatility to the bond market, where pension systems and seniors go for safety from risk.

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Make More Money by Making These 5 “Money Moves”

Available for Interviews: Suzanne Powell

Suzanne Powell Suzanne is the founder of Capital Strategies Group, and acting Vice-President of Meridian Wealth Management. She is also the author of the newly released book, The Ultimate Money Moves for Women Over 50.

What Suzanne Powell could say on
Making More Money:

With inflation rising and wages staying stagnant, how can you increase your income? The author of Money Moves has some strategies.
Here are 5:

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Financial Education and the Wealth Gap

Available for Interviews: Chris Janeway

Chris Janeway is Founder & CEO Fourth Point Wealth and coaches investors throughout southern CA.  He is also a national speaker, financial coach, and advocate for financial literacy.

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Financial Education and the Wealth Gap:

    • The socio-economic wealth gap is clear by age 15 according to the PISA Study by Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (well before these teenagers started their financial lives). The 2019 study took measures of economic, social, and cultural status rather than simply household income averages for a particular school. 

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