Money For the Rest of Us

Money For the Rest of Us

Money for the Rest of Us is a weekly personal finance show on money, investing, the economy and why they matter.

Episodes

March 10, 2021 30 min
How much can you earn investing in farmland and what are the risks? What are the ways to invest in farmland?

Topics covered include:What determines farmland investment returnsHow much has U.S. farmland appreciated historicallyHow much income does farmland investing generateWhy the amount of U.S. farmland is shrinkingHas another commodity supercycle startedWhy U.S. farmers are dependent on exportsWhat are farmland investing risksWhat...
Share
Mark as Played
Why the Federal Reserve had to step in again to sop runs on money market mutual funds and keep the financial system from imploding.

Topics covered include:What are the differences between shocks and vulnerabilitiesWhat are the four main vulnerabilities the Federal Reserve monitorsHow deleveraging and demands for liquidity lead to market stressesWhat are the types of money market funds and how were they impacted by the Covid 19 shock...
Share
Mark as Played
When should you protect against rare, but extreme events? When should you self-insure? Under what circumstance should you sell tail risk protection to others?

Topics covered include:How tail events differ from tail riskWhy volatility is not the best measure of risk for individualsWhat does it cost to protect against large stock market lossesWhy younger investors can take more risk due to their human capitalHow does the profit wheel ...
Share
Mark as Played
February 10, 2021 27 min
How to structure employment so workers are more creative, productive, and happier.

Topics include:What percentage of employees work at home due to the pandemicHow many hours per week do men and women work in both paid employment and unpaid caregivingHow workers have been allocating the time saved by not commutingWhy the economy would still prosper if we worked only four hours per dayWhat is the cult of efficiencyWhat is the differen...
Share
Mark as Played
Why has silver jumped to its highest price in eight years. What you need to know to invest in silver.

Topics covered include:What drove the huge spike in silver purchasesHow silver differs from meme stocksHow hedge funds are positioned with regard to silverWhat are three ways to invest in silverWhat is the annual demand and supply for silverWhat are the reasons to own silverHow good has silver been as an inflation hedgeWhat is the g...
Share
Mark as Played
How coordinated buying by retail investors has turned the table on Wall Street. Are there signs of a market bubble?

Topic covered include:What are meme stocksWhy GameStop's stock (GME) has soared to over $300 from $17 in less than a monthWhat are short squeezes and gamma squeezes and how they can push up a stock priceHow short-sellers including hedge funds are losing big against individual investors on the wallstreetbets subredd...
Share
Mark as Played
Most global stock ETFs, funds and indices have only about 5% invested in China even though China has the second-largest economy in the world. What are the pros and cons of increasing your allocation to Chinese stocks.

Topics covered include:Why has China's economy rebounded faster than other countriesWhat are Chinese A-share stocksHow large are China's economy and stock marketWhat are four threats that could derail the perfo...
Share
Mark as Played
January 13, 2021 27 min
Should the U.S. cancel $10,000 or more of student loan debt per borrower? What would be the economic and financial impact? Why the student loan system is broken and how to fix it.

Topics covered include:How large and what is the growth rate of U.S. student loan balancesWhat are the projections for student loan lossesWhat are the pros and cons of forgiving student loansWhat would be the impact on federal finances of canceling student...
Share
Mark as Played
How should individuals invest and spend in retirement with interest rates so low, stock valuations high, and inflation uncertain. Why retirement managed payout funds and income replacement funds failed.

Topics covered include:How managed payout and income replacement funds compare to immediate annuitiesWhy Vanguard and Fidelity changed the objective of their retiree focused income replacement and managed payout fundsHow fixed annuit...
Share
Mark as Played
How convertible bonds work, why they gained 50% in 2020 and outperformed stocks over the past five years. Why Vanguard shut down their convertible bond mutual funds.

Topics discussed include:How big is the convertible bond marketWhy companies issue convertible bondsHow convertible bonds work and how to analyze themWhy convertible bonds have performed so wellWhat is a reasonable expected return for convertible bonds and what are the ...
Share
Mark as Played
December 9, 2020 27 min
A review of how the pandemic, financial markets, and government policy evolved in 2020 to make for an unforgettable year.

Topics covered include:Why the Covid-19 pandemic ranks as the second worst in modern historyWhat is the difference between risk and uncertainty and how our investing should be different when dealing with uncertaintyWhat portfolio changes did David make in 2020 and how should he have invested if he had perfect for...
Share
Mark as Played
December 2, 2020 28 min
How the drive for efficiency leads to greater wealth concentration and threatens capitalism. What can be done about it.

Topics covered include:Why income growth has slowed for the middle classWhy the economy now follows a power-law distribution rather than a normal distribution, leading to skewed outcomesWhy the economy is a complex adaptive system rather than a machineHow the type of job you have and the company you work for affect...
Share
Mark as Played
September 4, 2019 31 min
Share
Mark as Played

Chat About Money For the Rest of Us

Advertise With Us

Popular Podcasts

Crime Junkie
Dateline NBC

Dateline NBC

Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeartRadio App.

    Connect

    © 2021 iHeartMedia, Inc.