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How Will Your Spending Habits Impact the Stock Market?
Retail sales are a significant economic indicator. Consumer spending drives a huge part of our economy and helps move the markets, and consumer stocks do have a place in a diversified portfolio. In this episode the focus is on the current state of retail in brick-and-mortar locations and the impact of consistent growth in online retailing. The entire retail landscape continues to change and evolve rapidly with new technologies. CFN’s John Walker and Dennis Jablonoski talk with Stacey Sears, Small Cap Portfolio Manager at Emerald Asset Management and analyst in the consumer markets sector. Their conversation took place at Emerald Asset Management’s 27th Annual Ground Hog Day Investment Forum in Philadelphia.
Program Length: 15 minutes
Valentine’s Day: Couples Share Love, But What about Money?
It’s Valentine’s Day! A day, according to the greeting card and floral industries, to celebrate our love for the one closest to us. It’s also a day when we may think about various aspects of our relationships. Dealing with money, how it’s earned, how it’s spent and how it’s saved is an inescapable part of every couple’s existence, and statistics show that disagreements over money can cause the most stress in a relationship. Today, John Walker welcomes CFN colleagues Carolyn Brusilow, Ryan Flurer and Dennis Jablonoski for a round-table discussion. They share their experiences with money and relationships, and focus on ways to overcome differences about money with your significant other, whether it’s at home or in the financial planning process.
Program Length: 22 minutes
Coronavirus: Will the Outbreak Impact Your Investment Portfolio?
Information about the spread of Coronavirus is in the news every day and often affects the direction of the stock market. How much impact does news of the spreading virus have, and for how long does that impact last? CFN’s John Walker and Dennis Jablonoski put the current Coronavirus reporting in perspective and take a historical look at the impact several previous viral outbreaks have had on short and long term market performance.
Program Length: 16 minutes
Are Raising Kids and Saving for Retirement Mutually Exclusive?
How much will you really need to save for a secure retirement and how much of an impact will your children have on your savings success? While you’re raising a family, will you really be able to save enough for retirement? Everyone’s situation is different of course, but recent stats show parents spend as much as 40% of their income raising children during the years from birth until the children are responsible for their own financial needs. CFN’s John Walker, Desiree Reil and Brian Hillsberg have different personal experiences and therefore different perspectives. They discuss ways having, or not having, children impacts spending and saving for retirement. Their conversation will help you identify your priorities and your individual retirement needs based on your lifestyle.
Program Length: 14 minutes
Steve Cordasco Returns with an Important Warning: Prepare for the Unexpected
How we handle our finances, our health and well-being, and just about everything we do, is largely within our control. We look ahead. We make plans. Then, the unexpected occurs. Today, I return to the Your Life Your Wealth podcast. I’m back to tell you about the health challenges I’ve experienced during the past six months. I share the invaluable first-hand lessons I’ve learned, which reinforce the essential need for all of us to prepare for the unexpected.
Program Length: 28 minutes