Winning at Life with Gregory Ricks: The Daily Wrap

Winning at Life with Gregory Ricks: The Daily Wrap

"Winning at Life with Gregory Ricks” is LIVE weeknights 7-8 and Saturdays 10am-1pm (central times) on iHeart's NewsTalk 99.5 WRNO in New Orleans, 104.9 WBUV in Biloxi, 97.7 WJBO in Baton Rouge, 12 stations across the Supertalk Mississippi network, and 1160 AM KBDT in Dallas. Gregory and James keep you informed about what's going on with your money and the financial world. Gregory also helps people with their financial situations through calls, texts from the app, and social media.

Episodes

October 18, 2021 39 min

Gregory had a great time at the recent Wine, Wisdom, and Food event, and answers some comment cards with questions from attendees.

Ted on the Northshore wants to do something with his old 401k, and thinks a bear market is imminent.

Elliot in Covington asks for guidance as an investor in his 40s.

Rick in Houma's wife is a 75 year old teacher. Will she have her Social Security cut by the Windfall Elimination Provision if she retires...

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Lisa in Ocean Springs is leaving her job. What should she do with her old 401k?

Steve in Houma asks if the Backdoor Roth IRA is still a thing.

David in Pontchatoula asks about investing in gold and silver with his IRA.

Trey in New Orleans asks about using a trust to shield assets from Medicaid. Wes and Gregory are not fans of his idea.

Estate Planning Attorney Wes Blanchard joins the show. Do you know what it takes to be an executor of...

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October 11, 2021 93 min

What do you want your retirement to look like? If you're goal is to live on the beach, or in the mountains, or by the grandkids, how are you going to get to your destination?

Jason in Loranger is inheriting stock. How does he handle the taxes for that?

Kenneth in Ocean Springs: Do the Income Tests go away for Social Security once you reach Full Retirement Age?

Chuck in Mandeville asks if there's any countries that balance thei...

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October 8, 2021 9 min

If you're thinking about turning on Social Security early, Gregory warns you of the bad excuses for not waiting for your Full Retirement Age.

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October 7, 2021 30 min

The Facebook controversy over their content regulation, algorithm, and social impact feels a little overhyped. There's definitely some ugly aspects of the platform, but it is a positive force for many more. Gregory explains why Happy Birthday greetings on Facebook are a daily priority for him.

Small business owners are contantly grappling with the options of trying to grow the business, wind down the business, keep it about the ...

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October 6, 2021 23 min

Would you be able to handle being an executor of a will? Gregory reviews a couple of article on the news blog at GregoryRicks.com that could help you prepare.

Hear some of the greatest financial quotes of all time, and hear Gregory's thoughts on these nuggets of financial wisdom.

If you're needing some financial help, you should probably start by going to an upcoming Wine, Wisdom, and Food event hosted by Gregory. You'll ...

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September 30, 2021 27 min

Ted in Covington is selling one of his three houses, and wants to know if he should invest the proceeds or pay off his mortgage.

Shocks in the oil markets put the industry in a new era where oil prices have doubled from their recent lows.

The stock market is riding high on the easy money policy from the Federal Reserve, but can they keep this up forever? If not, what happens when tapering hits? What happens when rates go up?

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September 29, 2021 29 min

Gregory announces he's hosting two Pop Up Events this week, informing both clients and non-clients about some changes in their financial tool kit that could help you.

Gerri in Mandeville asks Gregory if her husband can cover her Required Minimum Distribution from his IRA accounts. Gregory gives her a quick no.

Inflation Is Coming to an Account Near You: Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell admits this inflation isn't so tra...

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September 28, 2021 41 min

Gregory announces he's hosting two Pop Up Events this week, informing both clients and non-clients about some changes in their financial tool kit that could help you.

Monica in Cutoff asks why her Social Security benefits are so low! She's receiving a monthly check for Social Security Survivor's benefit, and heard it will be cut further when she turns on her state pension.

Social Security offers these 3 do-overs. Gregory ...

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September 24, 2021 31 min

Chuck in Mandeville asks Gregory Ricks and Dwayne Stein if this is a good time to buy an investment property.

Gregory talks about some upcoming pop up events to have a drink and talk about possible changes to your investments.

You can't begin to plan for retirement without this one crucial number.

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September 23, 2021 26 min

The Federal Reserve maintains zero rates and asset purchases, and most of the questions from the press were about tapering.

Gregory compares the economies of China and the United States with a few sharp statistics.

What is a pop up event? Gregory talks about some upcoming pop up events to have a drink and talk about possible changes to your investments.

If you're getting a late start saving for retirement, try these tips to get ca...

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September 22, 2021 37 min

What's the impact of this week's meeting of the Federal Reserve?

Markets are spooked by the troubles of a giant Chinese conglomerate Evergrande. Is this related to the ghost cities? Could this be the beginning of a Chinese financial crisis?

A 101 year old woman continues to work full time on a lobster boat, which brings up several threads: what does you IRA distributions look like at that age? Does your IRA expire? And we rev...

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September 21, 2021 20 min

Craig in Dulac asks Gregory's opinion on using some money from his deferred compensation plan to cover his losses from the hurricane.

Should you have your house paid off before you retire? Gregory says it's all about your cash flow.

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September 20, 2021 105 min

Gregory explains how the last month had an unusual amount of interruptions for the show with a combo of James getting sick, technical issues, Gregory's vacation, and getting hit with a hurricane.

Gregory goes through some financial code changes being debated in Congress. Most are aimed at the wealthy, but some policies affect us all. We may be losing the Backdoor Roth Conversion and other powerful tools.

Look out for these 2 Soci...

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September 17, 2021 30 min

Randy in Picayune wants to help his grandkid start saving for retirement. Can he hire a minor to do some work, and use those earnings to fund an IRA or Roth IRA?

Jack in Baton Rouge asks Gregory's thoughts on the FIRE Movement that seeks to maximize savings and retiring as early as possible.

Gregory explains how the age 55 exception for IRAs could help if you've been separated from your job and need to access retirement funds...

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September 16, 2021 39 min

Dealing with taxes is a common theme in financial planning, and Gregory encourages you to explore some options that are tax favored.

Leo in Amite asks if his sister qualifies for minor survivor benefits and widows benefits from Social Security

Space X launches the first all-tourist crew into space. The rocket has no pilot on board, and is guided by AI.

Gregory goes through some financial code changes being debated in Congress. Most ar...

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September 15, 2021 40 min

Gregory explains how the last month had an unusual amount of interruptions for the show with a combo of James getting sick, technical issues, Gregory's vacation, and getting hit with a hurricane.

Gregory warns you of some proposed tax hikes and rule changes that could affect your money.

George in Mobile has a daughter who graduated college and got a great job. How can she get started with investing?

Look out for these 2 Social Sec...

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September 14, 2021 39 min

In the aftermath of storms, how do you get insurance to help cover the costs of some of your home damage? Gregory helps James deal with some needed home repairs, and his experience getting insurance to pitch in.

Amy in New Orleans is in a 4-unit condo, and their destroyed carport isn't covered by their insurance policy. How does being in a 4-person condo association affect the ability to make decisions on whether or not to rebui...

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August 27, 2021 40 min

Gregory stresses the importance of emergency savings, and don't go do anything crazy with that money.

John in Mobile has some questions about using an Indexed Universal Life Insurance policy to get some growth and maybe even some tax-free income. It almost sounds too good.

Gregory has 6 dates in September for the Wine, Wisdom, and Food Experience coming up in Metairie, Baton Rouge, and on the Northshore in Madisonville. Take back...

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August 26, 2021 36 min

Gregory has 6 dates in September for the Wine, Wisdom, and Food Experience coming up in Metairie, Baton Rouge, and on the Northshore in Madisonville. Take back control of your retirement! RSVP at 504.832.9200

Gregory reviews some comment cards from those who attended his previous events, and there's a strong theme among taxes, Social Security, and making sure you don't run out of money in retirement.

Leo in Amite asks if his ...

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