Back & Forth with Blue Ridge Wealth

Back & Forth with Blue Ridge Wealth

Two financial professionals go back and forth on the pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages, and general comparisons of one topic per episode.

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April 16, 2021 33 min

Today John Vandergriff and Zach Hill go back and forth about President Biden's new 2.3 billion dollar tax plan.

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Today John Vandergriff and Zach Hill go back and forth on a sub-category of behavioral finance, mental accounting.

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March 19, 2021 30 min

Today John Vandergriff and Zach Hill go back and forth on inflation.

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March 12, 2021 29 min
Today John Vandergriff and Zach Hill go back and forth on loss aversion.

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March 5, 2021 30 min

Today John Vandergriff and Zach Hill go back and forth on the GameStop stock situation, risk management, and how it all affected common consumers as well as hedge managers.

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February 26, 2021 34 min

Today John Vandergriff and Zach Hill go back and forth on behavioral finance and confirmation bias.
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This episode's notes:

Behavioral Finance/Economics is a new field, founded by Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky; Kahneman won the Nobel Prize for Econ in 2002; Richard Thaler, won Nobel Prize in 2017, for continuing their research.

Example of this study is auto-enrollment in 401k plans. Thaler found that one behavioral bias w...

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February 19, 2021 29 min

Today John Vandergriff and Zach Hill go back and forth on the recent $900B stimulus package, where most of that money was allocated, and how it affected the economy. John also ties in how this money, and future stimulus packages, can be managed wisely.

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This episode's notes:

  • Checks of 600 versus 1200 last time
  • Families got $600 per child
  • Unemployment at $300 per week versus 600 last time
  • Extension runs through March 14 (previ...
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    February 12, 2021 36 min

    Today John Vandergriff and Zach Hill go back and forth on the current state of the economy. They'll discuss how COVID-19 and the stimulus packages have affected GDP, online retail sales, employment, and the housing market.

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    GDP
    Housing
    Jobs and Unemployment
    Online retail sales have been up huge, death of malls finally?
    Second Stimulus + Vaccine could be huge for 2021

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    September 11, 2020 28 min

    Can life insurance be a part of your tax plan? Is a Section 7702A plan really a super Roth? What if the rules change?

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    September 4, 2020 28 min

    Is real estate an uncorrelated asset? Is illiquidity a problem? Should you incorporate a pooled investment in commercial properties as a source of diversified income?

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    August 28, 2020 27 min

    What happens if you live longer than your money? Are annuities all bad? Are any of them useful sources of lifelong income as they promise?

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    August 21, 2020 25 min

    Do elections really affect markets? Does it really matter which party wins? Are our elected officials affecting the markets or is it the fear or hope that comes with our own expectations?

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    August 14, 2020 26 min

    Can you take care of your finances on your own? Should you? What can a financial advisor do that you can't or don't want to do on your own?

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    August 7, 2020 26 min

    Are the darlings of the stock market worth the hype, or should you stick to the tried and true giants of commerce? Are dividends a useful source of income, or are you better off letting companies reinvest in themselves?

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    July 31, 2020 25 min

    Are money managers worth their fee? If nobody can time the market or pick the best stocks, is the guidance and accountability an advisor provides worth what they charge?

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    July 24, 2020 14 min

    The big tax gamble: Will taxes be higher now or when you retire? When does it make sense to invest pre-tax versus after-tax? Is there a role for both in your retirement plan?

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    July 17, 2020 25 min

    Do stimulus checks actually help prevent recessions, or do they just dig us unnecessarily deeper into debt? What are we learning from these momentary experiments into universal income?

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    July 9, 2020 25 min

    Is the Fed's main tool for a slipping economy effective? What happens when they cut the rate all the way to zero? Are negative Interest rates a useful idea or simply un-American?

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