Investoradio - Don McDonald
By Don McDonald and Tom Cock
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Financial broadcast pros, Don McDonald and Tom Cock bring you America’s most valuable investing talk program, Investoradio. Every week, Tom and Don will help you avoid Wall Street’s clever traps and build the financial future that is right for your needs, risk profile, and situation. In just a single hour, every week, you’ll discover who is working for you and against you. You’ll learn which investments make your broker (or other financial salesperson) richer and those that are likely to do more for your bottom line. Real investing (as opposed to speculating) is far easier than most of the “professionals” would like you to believe. Learn how to spend less to make more, how to create a globally diversified no-load fund portfolio and why individual stocks are too dangerous for most investors. Explore some simple ways to derive income from your investments in retirement without annuities and much more. You can also get your specific investing questions answered by calling Investoradio’s special 24-hour, toll-free call-in line at 877-401-5101. Investoradio is educational and informative because it is not a sales pitch in disguise. Don and Tom have more than 50 combined years of experience in the radio, television, and financial education industries. Don McDonald was the host of nationally-syndicated “Ways & Mean Committee” and “Don McDonald Show” from 1998-2006, when he joined Tom and paul Merriman as co-host of “Sound Investing,” named “Best Investing Podcast” by Money Magazine. In addition to his work on “Sound Investing,” Tom hosted the PBS television program “Serious Money.” He and Don are also partners in the investment advisory firm, Vestory. Listen to Investoradio every week and you’ll be better able to steer clear of the financial sharks and plot a course toward a brighter financial future.
||CleanIR-7.17.14: Bad Yet Popular||Like men or women who are attracted to "bad" boys or girls, far too many investors are placing their hard-earned money in really bad investments. Why are you buying and them and why are they being sold to you?||7/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIR-7.3.14: Good Advice Costs More?||The brokerage industry and their friends in the insurvestment business would like you to beleieve that doing the right thing for clients is too expensive for regular "investors." Forcing a decent, client-centric business model of the business would leave you without investing advice, right? Wrong! Plus, a listener wants to know more about IRM(72) retirement plans.||7/3/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIR-6.26.14: 401(k)illers and Cramer Comes Around||To enrich themselves, far too many financial "advisors" are selling expensive, totally unsuitable products in 401(k) rollover pitches. One of those salespeople even takes me to task. Plus, has Jim Cramer finally seen the light of index funds?||6/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIR-6.15.14: You Can't Help Investing Badly||A ton of recent research has shown that you may not be able to control many of your bad investing decisions. Powerful brain chemicals push you toward irrational behavior despite your best intentions. How do you fight these biological urges and invest rationally?||6/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIR-6.5.14: Big Names, Bad Advice||Suze Orman and Dave Ramsey are two of the most popular sources of money advice in the media. Most of their personal financial advice is good. When they stray into apparently unfamiliar territory, like investing, the advice ranges from mediocre to outright dangerous. Here are two examples.||6/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIR-5.22.14: Good Advice. Bad Execution.||Many ads for financial services firms give great general advice. Why can't the specific advice and products offered be good for you, too? A client discover a hidden surpise in the form of high mutual fund surrender fees. Isn't it time for everyone in the investment advice business to be required to do what's best for clients?||5/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIR-5.8.14: Why Do We Do It?||Hedge funds generally stink. Active funds don't outperform. So, why do we use them? Plus, Tom shares a tale of young investing. Finally, what is the point of teling us the market is high if we can't do anything about it?||5/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIR-4.24.14: Future Killing Cats?||What is investing and can it be risk-free? Discover one couple's secret to a secure retirement. Plus, watch out for these bonds with a cute, cuddly name.||4/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIR-4.17.14 - Investors "Getting Better"||Yes, most of you are still bad mutual fund investors, but to paraphrase the old man from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you're "getting better." Tom shares a tale about retirees fear of spending. Plus, why in the heck do people keep putting money in hedge funds?||4/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIR-4.10.14: Bad Advice, Good Advice||With so much bad investing advice out there, where you you find the good. Tom shares an Advisor Story about the for a financial fiduciary. Plus, the down side of most insurance "investments."||4/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIR-4.3.14: Is Wall Street Rigged?||Investoradio returns. In the new edition Don talks about "Flash Boys" by Michael Lewis and what the stock market being "rigged" means to you, Tom shares a story about investing backwards, and Don discusses the dangers of many 401(k) rollovers.||4/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
The best podcast for investing and retirement
I have listened to over 200 podcasts that Tom and Don have done and I have received a valuable education from them. I listen to them in the car and it makes the commute much more enjoyable. Fortunately, I implemented their advice before the recent market downturn and their suggestions helped to minimize my losses. Their good advice helped me to control my emotions and prevented me from making many mistakes. My portfolio would not be as successful and where it is today without the knowledge I gained from listening to this podcast. Every investor should take a listen to this!
I've been following these two guys for a number of years. They are bright, entertaining, but most of all, very informative when it comes to common sense investing. Don and Tom present a down to earth approach to index investing that emphasizes diversified asset allocation and low costs. No high risk, speculative nonsense for these fellows. Worth a listen. You'll get hooked!
Don McDonald is solid
I have listened to Don McDonald on Phoenix radio KFNN off and on for many years.
This is a good solid program which imparts basic investing advice without trying to sell products, systems or hype.
A nice, solid job.