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Give us a 5-star review on iTunes! Sound Investing was named the “Best Money Podcast” by Money Magazine in 2008. It has provided clear, concise advice on money and retirement since 2001 when it began as a radio program. The program is now delivered exclusively as a podcast offering market analysis, interviews with some of the best minds in investing, the Outrage of the Week, Top Ten Lists, and general information about how to properly prepare yourself for retirement. The best way to get Sound Investing is to subscribe to the podcast through iTunes. That way, you won’t miss any of the action and the podcast will automatically download to your computer. And, they are always available here on this site. Thanks for listening – your feedback and questions are always welcome at: info@PaulMerriman.com http://paulmerriman.com
||CleanAre you better off investing in bonds or stocks paying dividends?||1. If I need income from my investments, am I better off investing in stocks paying a good dividend rather than bonds? 1:45 2. Is a 60% stocks/40% bonds balanced fund better than a target date fund? 11:35 3.||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest-in-Class ETF Portfolio Recommendations: 2019 Update||In this special podcast Paul interviews Chris Pedersen about the 2019 changes to the Best-In-Class ETF Portfolio recommendations. This will be helpful to those who want to understand the details of how Chris made the decisions to select the best in eac.||3/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat successful investors know about performance in risky times||What information is really meaningful to be a successful investor, especially in light of conflicting, enticing and scary reports? In this podcast, Paul asks and explores the questions: Will a list of 10 likely catastrophic events be enough to keep you.||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul’s best investment advice for first time investors||In this special podcast, Paul discusses his list of “A Dozen Million-Dollar Decisions.” This advice for college students was recorded this week for students at Western Washington University, Paul’s alma mater and where The Merriman Financial Educ||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Most Important Investment Decision of Your Life||Or… Are you missing out on millions of dollars for your retirement? After deciding to save and invest, the most important investment decision of your life, in Paul’s opinion, is what this podcast addresses. Of the Millennials investing in 401k plan||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 Q&A, from upcoming events and Millennial spending to investor recommendations||Paul addresses an array of topics and questions, including this year’s plans for the Merriman Financial Education Foundation, Millennial spending habits, best and worst of times in 10-year periods for the S&P 500 and small-cap value, market timing,||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdvice for new, mid-career and retired investors: 8 Q&A’s||Paul answers recent questions from readers and listeners: 9:29 1. A young investor asks me to explain, how does compound interest work? I referenced this article: Save $1,000 a year. Retire with millions 19:41 2.||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow John Bogle changed my life… and yours too!||With the passing of 89-year-old John Bogle, many writers who have covered Bogle’s work wrote thoughtfully about his life and the impact as the creator of the first index mutual fund. For 10 years, Tom Cock,||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat do you know about the past and future returns of your investments?||Paul analyzes the 20-year returns of 10 major equity- and fixed-income asset classes. What do we have to learn? Returns can be totally unexpected but the relationship between asset classes remain the same as they have for almost 90 years.||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs it time to make changes to your portfolio? And 9 other Q&A’s.||1.Vanguard founder Jack Bogle says it’s time to play it safe. Should we be making changes to our portfolios or stay the course? :40 2. Did active managers beat passive funds in the recent selloff? 15:15 3. What are the relative risks and returns of th||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
These Guys Are My Heroes
Their research is rigorous, their banter engaging, their message compelling. I'm a true fan of this show and look forward to it every week. Entertaining, enlightening, empowering, it has changed forever the way I look at investing. Thanks Paul, Don, and Tom!
Excellent personal finance podcast - highly recommended
LIke the previous reviewer, I've loaded up on all personal finance podcasts outthere, but this is the one podcast that I wait for. No non-sense index fund advice, if you are not die-hard stock trader, this is the podcast for you.
Best Investing Podcast
I've listened to about every personal finance podcast out there, and this is the best one by far. These guys give no-nonsense advice with no real sales pitch. Between the podcast and the website, you can't go wrong with all of the info they give you, most of which espouses the idea of indexing which will save you $ in the long run.