We’ve got the best linens out and mom’s favorite table settings because Liz Weston is FINALLY headed down to the basement today to help us put a cap on all of the lessons we should have been learning this year. We’ll say a HUGE welcome to our last Monday show of the year, as we wrap up another year of podcasting. We’d like to thank you for joining us in what we consider our biggest year yet. We’ve made some big changes to how we put this show together, and we’ll continue to do so as we continue to grow and improve, which is only possible because of your continued support. We recognize that we live in a fast-paced world with a thousand distractions, so we remain humbled that you CHOOSE to listen to us time and time again. Thank you.
On today’s show, we’re taking a look back at 2019 to ask the big question: what should we have learned this year? While there is timeless investment advice, each year also brings some unique lessons for the future. Sitting down with us today to distill the big financial lessons of 2019 is Liz Weston, award-winning personal finance columnist and certified financial planner.
During our headlines we’ll talk to Harlan Landes from the Plutus Foundation about what’s going on in financial literacy. December is prime giving-season, and Harlan has plenty of advice on what you can do to support financial literacy in your own local area. During our second piece, we’ll tackle one financial planning quandary: why in the world is it so difficult to follow your own rules for asset allocation? When a piece of your portfolio becomes overweight, it makes sense to sell it… right? On the other hand, why would you sell a “winner”? We’ll talk about emotions and investing during our second headline.
Of course, we’ll save some time for Doug’s trivia too! Enjoy!
- The day I lost it with a client over a FAANG stock (Financial-Planning)
- A BIG thanks to Harlan Landes for joining us from the Plutus Foundation. You can find more from Harlan at: PlutusFoundation.org
- Check out the article we mentioned here: 5 Steps To Make More Informed Charitable Giving Decisions (Forbes)
<24:42> Liz Weston
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<56:06> Doug’s Trivia
- Which president signed the Metric Conversion Act into law?
<1:04:03> Haven Life Line
- We get a very special call from Nick during today’s Haven Life Line.
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Join us Wednesday!
We’re kicking off a special week of rewind episodes featuring each of our “What Should We Have Learned” episodes from the decade. Considering how surprised we were putting this week together, you’ll be shocked at how much this show has changed since we started sitting behind the mic.