In this two part episode Jake and Kirk go through a recent Wall Street Journal article that presents 30 pieces of advice given by financial experts from various professions, each explaining a unique mistake people make during a recession. The article has CEOs, CFOs, financial analysts, CFPs and everything in between. Jake and Kirk read each piece of advice and give you their take on each one.
In this episode Jake and Kirk discuss an article in The Economist about the art and science of bubbles. Today, with the advent of day-trading apps like Robinhood, bubbles have become more prevalent and harder to identify. In this show we discuss what a bubble is and is not and why they are important to understand for our financial future. Here is the article:
In this episode Jake and Kirk investigate (or try to wrap their heads around) the executive order to defer payroll taxes. Defer till when you say? Well you’ll have to listen to the show! (ok we don’t know either). What is this order supposed to accomplish? What is it really all about? What’s President Trump’s agenda? Check out this episode to find out our thoughts on this order. And visit us on Facebook @jakestwocents to tell us your thoughts on this political move.
In this episode Jake and Kirk discuss the Robinhood app, a new global phenomenon where millions of people can trade in individual stocks with just a few dollars. Jake discusses how to think about using this app in your financial portfolio, and whether or not it is healthy to use it as an important investment tool.
Jake and Kirk discuss FAANMG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Google) and ask the question: Is the rise of these enormous corporation a sign of a dystopia? We discuss what a dystopia is and some of our favorite dystopian novels. They also come to a very insightful idea about how reading dystopias can help you plan for your financial future.
Do you plan on retiring? Many Americans are beginning to believe this will be a dream they never achieve? In this episode Jake and Kirk discuss the idea of retirement, and some alternative ways to achieve “retirement,” without actually “retiring.” Also, Kirk proposes a plan to solve all of our social security and college debt problem.
Is it a bad thing? Jake and Kirk discuss an article about the biggest tech companies in the world, “FAANMG” Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Google. These six companies collectively are driving the US economy, despite the actions of the U.S. government. Can there be positives in this trend? Tune in and share your thoughts.
Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets, and diversification cannot guarantee that any objective or goal will be achieved.
With the pandemic, protests and civil unrest, many people are asking big questions about the future of our world. One of those questions has to do with the way in which we invest. Investing for pure financial gain may only be one way that future investors may be thinking about their investments. Some investors—perhaps you?—may be interested in investing with their hearts and minds rather than solely their wallets. Tune in to hear about new investment tools being developed for that purpose.