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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!

…There are five ways investors can lose money in bond funds– and rising interest rates is only one of them! Find out why billions of dollars could be lost in bond funds in the next twelve months… Is your money at risk?  Then, commodity expert Terry Shveda, founder of Decadian is here for the Q & A  MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR!

It’s a LARRY KUDLOW MONDAY! The former Ronald Reagan economist is on deck with high powered guests and unique insights on the economy, the markets, politics, Donald Trump, Congress, the FBI, the second amendment,  and much more!—coming up NEXT–you definitely don’t want to miss it!!

.Bonds are supposed to be the “plain vanilla”, easy to understand, rock solid part of a person’s portfolio. As a person enters retirement, bonds have tended to play a bigger role.John Bogle, founder of Vanguard, always gave the advice to put “your age in bonds.” If you’re 60, sixty percent in bonds, forty percent in stocks. 

What Mr. Bogle had in mind was a solid,  high quality collection of bonds, and bonds only.

Today, many bond funds are adding derivatives, junk bonds, and futures contracts  in what are known as “un-constrained” or non-traditional bond mutual funds  The risk is HIGH, the rewards… not so much. And worse yet you may own one and not even know it!! Then estate attorney Richard Dwornik joins us for the Q & A.  MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR.

These volatile markets are still near all time highs and companies are increasing earnings at a strong clip– So, that means its a great time to retire, right? Not so fast! Polls show that retirees are not feeling confident about this market and not sure how to replace all the income they had from work. Rather than taking on more risk to try to double their money, smart retirees are seeking ways to double their income–while LOWERING their risk. Find out what professional  engineers, teachers, doctors, attorneys, and business owners are doing to turn their retirements into more income than they can spend alongside investments that can work in both up and down markets. MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR!

Today, claiming your social security benefits is complicated and confusing. There are seemingly an infinite number of options as to how and when to claim your benefits. And if you don’t claim your benefits at the exact right time … Or if you don’t consider how this decision could impact your investments, taxes, or even your Medicare premiums … It could needlessly cost you a small fortune!!   And by the time you figure it out, it could be too late to do anything about it. Today we’ll cover some key strategy points for claiming your social security IN 2018–including whether or not Social Security will be here when you need it most! MASTERING MONEY IS ON THE AIR!

Why have over two hundred billion dollars a year of annuities been bought for the past ten years and which annuity makes for the best IRA rollover from a 401k. We’ll reveal that and more in today’s market intel segment  MASTERING MONEY is on the air! 

Today on Mastering Money, after an in-depth review of today’s breaking news and market trends in segment one,  we’ll turn it over to  former Ronald Reagan economist and syndicated talk show host LARRY KUDLOW  in segments two and three! Hear Larry and his high powered guests with timely insights on the the markets, politics, Donald Trump, Congress, the FBI and more!—MASTERING MONEY is on ON THE AIR!! 

There are over 451,000 people living today who are at least 100 years old. And that number is projected to grow to 2.2 MILLION in just 30 years! …Living a long and prosperous life is something we all wish for!  But if the markets don’t go well, or your investments perform poorly,  would it cause you to run through your entire life savings … far too soon?  The last thing you want to be is 85 years old, full of life, but almost flat broke! We’ll reveal four things you can do now to avoid that! MASTERING MONEY is on the air!