Lifetime Income Series

Kevin Matsukado

Jun 20 – Disasters can strike at any moment—that’s why it’s best to be prepared for them. Today, we discuss the types of disasters that can occur, step by step instructions on how to prepare for them, and everything else you need to know...

James J Puplava CFP

Jun 19 – Today’s Lifetime Income podcast looks at the problem of escalating medical expenses—how much is commonly spent—and the various ways to prepare for and mitigate this problem before it’s too late.

Dan Buettner

Jun 13 – Today we are joined by National Geographic explorer Dan Buettner to discuss his research on the lifestyles and practices of various regions around the globe called Blue Zones where people live much longer than normal. 

James J Puplava CFP

Jun 12 – Just as you need to make sure you are ready for any type of surgery or operation, you also need to do the same for retirement. In today’s Lifetime Income podcast we provide a checklist every person should have as they reach...

Paul D Horn CFP CPWA MS

Jun 6 – What happens if a financial planner uses faulty assumptions when determining your investments? In today’s podcast, Paul Horn and Jim Puplava explain the common pitfalls in using long-term historical averages when conducting...

James J Puplava CFP

Jun 5 – For many decades, retirement consisted of a three-legged stool of social security, a pension, and personal savings. Then, starting in the 1970s, guaranteed pensions were slowly phased out for the more familiar 401(k) plan. Today, we...

Rob Franek

May 30 – Rob Franek, Editor-in-Chief of The Princeton Review, discusses the colleges today that give students the best bang for their buck in terms of internships, job placement, and overall education costs. Rob also explains the key...

James J Puplava CFP

May 29 – 529 plans are an ideal way to save for college education. On today's podcast, we discuss what they are, how to use them, their tax advantages, and everything else you need to know in terms of their benefits, limits, and more.

Kathy Ruby

May 23 – Jim welcomes College Finance Consultant Kathy Ruby from College Coach. Kathy has extensive experience counseling families on financial aid applications and discusses how students and their families can compare financial aid...

James J Puplava CFP

May 22 – Parents and children face a daunting task on how to finance a college education with education costs rising at a 6-8% inflation rate. We look at six ways, including scholarships, student loans, and 529 plans, on the best way...

Mike Matthews

May 16 – Basically, all weight loss diets out there are fads except for one key thing, which is what makes them work…if they do at all. Mike Matthews at Muscle for Life explains the scientific basis of “energy balance,” the difference between...

James J Puplava CFP

May 15 – States with high-income taxes may see a huge hit under the Republican and Trump tax plans, accelerating the exodus of high wage earnings and businesses to more tax friendly jurisdictions. Jim calls this “the great American tax...

sorsby

May 9 – “Get a full-time job in 9 months. Start your career now. No degree required.” Sound too good to be true? Today, we speak with two guests, a leader of Praxis and a Praxis graduate, about the 9-month apprenticeship program...

James J Puplava CFP

May 8 – What are the best paying jobs, the best cities for finding work, and the degrees in top demand based on salary ranges? We look at the recent research and data and then also provide some tips for parents and those graduating...

Paul D Horn CFP CPWA MS

May 2 – In today’s podcast, Jim Puplava and Paul Horn answer many of the frequently asked questions related to executive compensation, including all the different ways it is offered—cash, stock options, deferred compensation...

James J Puplava CFP

May 1 – For most Americans, their home represents their largest asset. Thus, with real estate prices rising at a pretty good clip and almost back to where they were at the peak, the big question is, should you sell? Jim answers this...

Kathy Fettke

Apr 25 – Jim welcomes Kathy Fettke, CEO, and Founder of Real Wealth Network. Jim and Kathy discuss the Federal Reserve's interest rate raising cycle and the housing market. They also take a look at how rate changes may impact...

James J Puplava CFP

Apr 24 – The media has been having a field day with Trump’s tax proposal and there is a lot of confusion over who will ultimately benefit and who won’t. What’s the truth? Financial Sense cuts through the bias to educate listeners on...

Wade Pfau PhD CFA

Apr 18 – One of the most devastating risks to a person’s retirement is referred to as “sequence risk.” Dr. Wade Pfau, Professor of Retirement Income at the American College of Financial Services, educates listeners on what it is, why...

James J Puplava CFP

Apr 17 – Contributions to pensions have been in a state of decline in the US since the Great Recession. Wealth disparity and pension plans are growing based on race, age, and education. Recessions and bear markets have had...

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