The Financial Procast
By Brandon Roberts & Brantley Whitley
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Our idea is to provide another avenue that we can add more value to our community and to cover more ground than we’re often able to do in a text-based blog post. The Insurance Pro Blog was originally launched in the summer of 2011 as a way to debunk myths and false teachings offered by much of the financial press as it relates to life insurance. Our goal with the Financial Procast is to add on to the conversation regarding all things life insurance, annuities, and finance but also to open up our conversation to other financial related topics. In writing articles or blog posts, sometimes it can be difficult to help you connect all the dots. What do we mean? Well…an article or post is typically limited to an isolated topic, just because nobody wants to read a whole book every time they visit our site. But our hope with the podcast is that we can take some of the concepts we discuss and tie them in to “real life” scenarios that will help paint a clearer picture to our audience. Our sincere hope is that you will listen regularly, make suggestions, and send us your questions. We are open to discussing any topic related to personal finance and welcome our audience to participate in the discussion. Your comments and questions will help us cover what’s most relevant and interesting to you, so please email us to give us feedback!
||Clean188 We Are Tootally Done||Well, this is the end of the line. You have come to the very end of the Financial Procast. After a little over three years and 188 episodes we’ve decided to call it quits. Turns out the C-suite goons have decided to “go a different direction”.||11/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean187 What Should We Do When We Run Out of Other People’s Money?||“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” Margaret Thatcher Not much that needs to be added to that quote. We are seeing what happens when the government devises plans that use flawed logic and a lack of ma||10/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean186 It’s Tough To Get A Job With Half An Associates Degree||Newsflash: someone has finally exposed the real problem with student loan defaults. Turns out that half a degree doesn’t get you a decent return on investment for money you borrowed. And we all know why Vanguard can provide really low expenses for th||10/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean185 Amazing, Simple, Easy, Fair||Well, today may be the shortest full-length podcast we’ve ever recorded. You’re welcome for that little gift. Here’s what we discussed in episode 185: New research shows that 401k’s haven’t hurt retirement benefits A well-known market pontificat||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean184 Hey…Have You Heard About the “internet”?||We’re back after taking a week off and wouldn’t you know it…Gen Y still doesn’t like being forced to talk to insurance agents at their kitchen tables? (sarcasm light on) This is a story that never gets old to us.||9/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean183 Reduce Your Retirement Income or Pay Up||Today we’re back to your regular format. A veritable hodge-podge of news from the world of finance. Yes, we could’ve spent another whole episode discussing the volatility of the markets, but we figured there are plenty of other places you can go to||9/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean182 A Discussion of Risk: Percentages Be Damned, I Need Income||Well, we take a week off from recording/producing the financial procast and the market decides it’s going to fall apart. I wasn’t aware that our podcast was the glue that holds it all together? In light of that,||9/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean181 Cars, Houses and Yard Sale Knick Knacks||In episode 181 of the Financial Procast, here’s what we discuss: Money Flees U.S. stock funds SEC commissioners push for greater pricing transparency for bonds Variable Annuity surrender charges aren’t what some would have you think Rents rise to “c||8/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean180 Follow Us on Facebook and Like Us on the Tweeter||Ever been around someone who tried too hard? It’s painfully obvious. The financial services industry is guilty of this kind of behavior. Need proof? Just google the term “society of grownups” and you will need no further evidence that we’re tel||8/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean179 Welcome to Chi Phi Pi||Don’t let the title fool you. We’re not actually starting our own sorority. But we do think that it’s a shame that the CFP board recently compared itself to one in a recent court case where they were being sued.||8/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Not your Grampa's Financial Radio Show
I'm a huge fan of podcasts, and when my husband and I decided it was time to get serious about our finances I figured what better approach than to start adding financial podcasts to my morning commute rotation.
What seemed like a good idea quickly turned my long 45 minute commute into work each morning into a bit of a drag. Most financial podcasts, it turns out, are dreadfully boring--maybe that's just because a graphics artists like me prefers way too much flare in her life.
Never one to give up, I decided to do some more digging and stumbled upon this episode called Dollar Dollar Coin's Y'all from something called the Financial Pro Cast. Hahahahahah! Is all I can say. I was hooked.
These two take some of the most dull subject matter and make it at least entertaining to hear about. I love their somewhat abrasive personalities when it comes to finance, and how they don't apologize for some of the things the rest of us dislike about their industry.
The other thing I love about these two is that they can be incredibly sophisticated. I've personally contacted them with a few questions about general finance subjects and was blown away by the fact that not only did I receive a reply, but that I received an incredibly detailed reply.
I didn't know it was possible to laugh while learning about finance, but I seriously thank these two for making that happen.
Finally a Financial Podcast
I have been searching for a financial podcast that really connects with me! Thanks Brandon & Brantley for all the great information.
This podcast is a MUST listen for ALL Entrepreneurs…seriously!
Team B&B really bring the heat in this podcast that is on a topic that Entrepreneurs NEED to focus on…Finance. Thanks guys!
~ John Lee Dumas