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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!

The Scam Artist who was the subject of the movie ‘Catch Me if You Can’ …has a warning for today’s consumers. Frank Abagnale Jr., whose exploits inspired the well known Leonardo DiCaprio movie, says things have only gotteneasier for swindlers, saying it is now 4,000 times easier to take money from a checking account than it was back in the 1970’s.  We’ll find out what he told the Wall Street Journal about real scams happening now—AND– IT’S A JOEFRIDAY!! Senior Loan Officer Joe Capitano joins us for the Q & A to bring us up to speed on how to reduce your mortgage interest and get debt-free, faster!!! 

..Are investors beating the market, or is the market beating them?  The S &P 500 has moved up over 200% since the crash in 2009…Have investors done that well? A statistical study by a major Mutual Fund analysis firm says that the average investor has made less than 5% annually since the crash, and less than 4% annually over the past 30 years—How can it be?? Numbers don’t lie, we’ll show you.  Then Steve answers the 25 most frequently asked questions about annuities

—…Bitcoin is up over 300% this year—did you buy any? Some say it is still going up another ten fold. What is it? How is it created? Is it for real? Is it a bubble or is a legitimate form of Digital Gold. Bill Gates and Richard Branson both say that Bitcoin is for real. We’ll find out. Then Mathematician, professor, and Marketwatch contributor Michael Edessus who has written about Bitcoin and other Crypto-currencies,  joins us for the Q & A.  You don’t want to miss it!

You didn’t build that, the FED DID! The Federal Reserve bought almost $4 trillion in U.S. treasuries to stimulate the U.S. economy after 2009, and now has a plan in the works to unwind that debt. Investors better pay attention to this one!! Then agricultural commodity expert Terry Shveda with Decadian joins us for the Q & A. Terry says there’s always a bull market somewhere… Is it possible to AVERAGE 40%?? We’ll find out from somebody who’s done it!

It’s a LARRY KUDLOW MONDAY! The former Ronald Reagan economist and syndicated talk show host talks money, politics, tax reform, and more with well known guests from Washington to Wall Street!

…The National Debt has reached over TWENTY TRILLION dollars and growing, the stock market is at all-time-highs, and interest rates are at all time historic lows!  Most retirees no longer have pensions. ..Is this one of the worst times to retire in history? Many people think so—we’ll review problems and solutions, and how to turn the odds in your favor when YOU retire

Tax collectors are coming after ART collectors and buyers of other big ticket items being auctioned online. They want their piece of the action, and suddenly there is quite a bit of action—and the action is now getting up into the billions!  Millions of dollars are changing hands each week in online auctions. We’ll see what the Wall Street Journal has to say about how the Tax Man is using data mining techniques to get his share! Then Estate attorney and MBA Richard Dwornik is in the house for the Q & A.  

…It’s a Health & Wealth Wednesday which means the Tax Nurse, Doris Milton is here to save us money and make us healthier!   Doris holds a Doctorate Degree in Nursing and is also a Master Tax Advisor with H & R Block. But first we’ll discuss a way to get a substantial tax deduction, and then get tax free money to pay for some of the most expensive items in retirement!