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Mastering Money

Mastering Money is hosted by Certified Income Specialist™ Steve Jurich. Steve’s comments have been seen on MarketWatch, CNBC.com, Bloomberg, and TheStreet.com. Steve is joined on most days by Money Radio favorite Ken Morgan as well as experts and authors from the world of Wall Street and real estate. New episodes published every weekday at 9am PST. Also, an encore show at 6pm PST. Listen every weekday to get a handle on emerging market trends, asset allocation strategies, social security, medicare, RMD planning, tax strategies, estate planning, annuities, life insurance and more!

As machines get smarter, there is a persistent fear in the minds of economists, policy makers and, well, let’s face it–everybody: that Millions of people will become irrelevant– and jobless. Bill Gates is on record saying that forty percent of ALL the jobs currently being done by humans will be obsolete, and done by robots by 2025—only seven years from now.  McKinsey Company says that up to 350 million jobs worldwide will be affected. Can this be a good thing for the stock market and your investments in retirement? And what about Social Security–it’s already slated for insolvency by 2034. Should you be investing for the way things are today, or the where the world is headed?  You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR!!

Australia is in its 27th year of economic expansion–in a row– and they actually have a trade SURPLUS with China!  What has kept their economy growing as the rest of the world has had its problems? Today we’ll review a Wall Street Journal report on what Australia did right before 2008 that the rest of the world got wrong and what Donald Trump is trying to do to be more like Australia. Then agricultural commodity expert Terry Shveda with Decadian joins us for the Q & A  on how to make money in corn, soybeans, wheat, cattle, coffee and other necessary agricultural resources. A big show today that you don’t want to miss…  MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!

Prior to the Putin Summit, President Trump called out Germany for its lucrative Russian pipeline deal. Was Trump right about the project? Many experts say yes he was, INCLUDING Barack Obama and George Bush. Today on Mastering Money,  Steve and I will reveal the facts behind the Russia to Germany pipeline deal, reported by CNBC. Then we’ll hear a clip of some key comments by a renowned Russia expert and democrat who says Trump handled the Putin summit the right way! We’ll also hear from Senator Rand Paul.  You don’t want to miss today’s show!  MASTERING MONEY is on the air! 

Today on Mastering Money…It’s a MOTLEY FOOL MONDAY!! The Motley Fool Money Show is one of America’s most popular financial radio programs dedicated to the Stock Market, heard by millions of listeners—including Saturdays right here on Money Radio! After an update of the markets and today’s breaking financial news stories, we’ll take you to an exclusive broadcast of the Motley Fool Money Show–plus a whole lot more you won’t want to miss! — MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR!

According to the last census in 2010, there are one hundred and thirty-one million households in the United States. Statistics show that there were about 360,000 house fires that year and only one in ten burned to the ground–MEANING– that the odds of your house burning to the ground are about one in three thousand! Compare that to the odds of needing long-term care one day for a 65 year old male–one in two– and a TWO IN THREE chance for women! ..In other words, a financial setback due to long term care is over a thousand times  more likely than your house burning down! Today, Steve will reveal several smart ways to help cover long-term care expenses that guarantee you will get more out than you put in and in some cases up to seven TIMES more! You don’t want to miss today’s show!    You don’t want to miss today’s show! MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!

A record level of U.S. cash is circulating, but Americans aren’t spending the bulk of it. …So, where’s the money?  Well, the exact distribution is unknown because once cash is transferred out of the Federal Reserve’s vaults, it’s virtually impossible to track—which, experts say,  is why it is still so popular! Rather than contracting, the actual supply of paper currency is expanding by 8% annually. Today we’ll talk about exactly how much cash is out there –where it is, and how you can make more on the cash you have laying around. Find out what many smart investors are doing right now to increase their overall yields with no fees and no annual taxes. MASTERING MONEY is on the air!!

If you are on Medicare or will qualify for it one of these days, it’s important to understand what Medicare covers and what it does not cover. What Out-of-Pocket costs should you expect to pay? Are premiums rising? How does Social Security affect your Medicare premium and vice versa?  Today, we’ll talk about how Medicare and Medicare advantage work and how they differ. We’ll dig into Medicare supplements and Medigap policies first in the Market Intel segment and followed up with a lively Q & A with Medicare Specialist, Shelley Grandidge. Learn the difference between regular Medicare and Medicare Advantage, learn about medicare supplements,  and learn how to get the most coverage for the least amount of money.   MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR!!

While China manufactures most of the world’s smartphones and computers, it IMPORTS almost all the semiconductors needed to provide the logic and memory that run the gadgets. Last year,China paid $260 billion dollars importing chips—60% more than it spent on oil. If you thought the tech boom was over and microchips were a passing fad, think again! The market is booming and will continue to boom. And now China has a goal to dominate 50% to 80% of the world’s markets for artificial intelligence, microchip technology, robotics, special alloy steel, and aluminum by 2025–even if they have to steal the technology to achieve it! Today, hear a report from the Wall Street Journal on how the theft is happening. Then Steve reviews investment opportunities for China’s 2025 project. MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR!!