It’s a nice big word... but what is it, and is it relative to life? Cognitive Dissonance is the name for a common, if detrimental, human behavior phenomena.
Listen as Tom and John explain cognitive dissonance, and how you can respond to it in your life.
Interest rates are a vital part of our economy and can quickly turn a boom into a bust or vice versa.
Today, Tom and John tell you everything you need to know about the recent shift in interest rates, what they foresee happening to interest rates, and some ways to prepare for the coming changes.
“Free Range” chicken is better than regular chicken... or is it? While it certainly commands a higher price over other birds at the grocery store, “Free Range” doesn’t mean what many people think it does.
“Free Range” isn’t the only misleading label... there are many others, and not just in the food industry. Don’t get taken-in by misleading labels! Listen now to Wealth Talks.
High cash value life insurance policies are often referred to as banks... but is this correct? Learn about what goes into the process of starting a bank and why this is important to you. Not only are there different practices on this topic, but there are
We can’t control the “what ifs” of life... but we can choose to live in faith. Faith for the future does not entail thinking raw positive thoughts or screaming “I am a hero” in the mirror. In fact, such raw positivity, unfounded on a solid base, leads to fear and frustration.
On Wealth Talks, join Tom and John as they discuss how to live with faith and balance for the future.
How should you manage your money? Is it a good idea to let an adviser or planner manage your money for you? Should you be concerned about getting the highest rate of return?
All this and more on the latest episode of Wealth Talks.
Why do so many airplanes crash after heavy maintenance (engine overhaul, etc.)? Why do cars sometimes have more problems when they come out of the shop? Why do patients become worse after surgery? Why are some people losing money even when their money is actively managed?
There is something to explain this phenomenon, it’s called “Maintenance Induced Failure.”
How much Maintenance is too much? Listen now on Wealth Talks!
Making money is one thing, keeping it is quite another! There are many places to keep money, IRA, 401K, 529 plan, etc., but where should you keep yours?
On today’s episode, Tom and John discuss some of the different places you can keep your money. Listen Now!
With the US dollar becoming more inflated, the question arises: Should I buy gold? Silver? What about crypto?
Drawing from history, Tom and John discuss some of the ramifications of monetary policy in this episode of Wealth Talks! Listen in to get their take on the whole gold/silver/crypto question.
A History of Money and Banking – Documentary premier with the McFie family via Zoom on Wed March 23rd.
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It wasn’t just the Beatles who talked about money in their song Can’t Buy Me Love. Money is a common thread which is evident throughout all of history and is a frequent subject throughout the Bible.
We are supposed to manage money... not the other way around. Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John discuss some common problems they see when it comes to money management.
Constellation is in the process of a deal with Ohio National, a change which would turn Ohio National from a mutual company to a stock held company. How will this change their policies? Should you keep your existing Ohio National policies?
Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John bring you some important points on what you want to know about Ohio National and the upcoming changes.
What does “paying up” a policy mean? Is it a good thing? What about using a term rider instead? What does FPUA mean?
Listen in as Tom and John answer these questions and discuss some things you’ll want to be aware of if you plan on “paying up” your policy.
Some people thrive in the spotlight of competition, while others feel threatened. Competition is often seen as a negative thing, but truly fair competition understood in the right spirit can be a great blessing especially as a long-term strategy.
The attitude with which we approach this subject makes a huge difference in how we treat an Employer, Customers, Competitors and even Family members. What may surprise you is that your attitude toward competition and getting money versus earning money may limit you more than anyone or anything else.
When it comes to managing money there is much more to the picture than the negative side of competition. Competing by the rules and with the right attitude is a great asset in your wealth-building endeavors
One of the great problems our nation faces today is the ingratitude of its citizens. Turns out, it is very easy to point out the wrongs and injustices committed by those who came before us.
Many times, we see those faults more keenly if we have an inclination to commit them ourselves. But it is also important, although, perhaps, not so easy, to remember and commend the good things they did.
Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John discuss the pressing question, “Is America, with all its faults, still worth saving?”
The McFie family recently read a book together titled Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor H. Porter and we highly recommended it.
Humans have an integral relationship with money, especially when you realize that the Hebrew word for the first man, Adam, is closely related to the Hebrew words both for blood and money.
In fact, the Bible mentions money about 140 times which is more than nearly any other subject. Obviously financial matters are important, especially if you want to follow the Biblical blueprint when it comes to managing your money wisely.
Rumor is an emotional roller-coaster which can prove embarrassing, painful, and costly. While it may be natural to react to a rumor, people who react to rumors often pay a price for their actions.
So how can one assess a rumor and respond rationally? Today on Wealth Talks, John is joined by Jesse McFie. Together they discuss rumors, and how to respond in a way that limits the negative impact on your finances and other life decisions.
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Why are people so infatuated with “giving back”? Why do some people settle for failure almost in the face of success? Why are some rashly confident?
On today’s episode, Tom and John discuss the imposter syndrome and the interesting behavior patterns it can cause.
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There are many spider webs out there, not all of them are made by eight legged arthropods. Many are spun specifically to snare gullible, greedy or unaware humans.
It’s a dangerous time to be a fly... join Tom and John as they clear up some of these sticky webs on today’s episode.
Politics have a BIG impact on what we do with our money. Laws, rules, and regulations restrict and penalize us depending on where we store and how we use our money, and taxes cut a chunk right off the top regardless.
But there is a financial tool left to us which is still, comparatively, free from restrictions and penalties. Find out more on Wealth Talks.
It isn’t often one spends $50,000 in a single day without previously intending to, but sometimes it happens. Todays on Wealth Talks you’ll hear the story and find out what “happened”.
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The new year is almost here. Starting January 1st we often see more people outside, walking, jogging or running working on their “resolutions”. This usually lasts for a couple of weeks after which the people, as well as their resolutions perhaps, fade into obscurity.
Are these resolutions not merely confessions?
On today’s episode with special guest Ben McFie, you will learn how to make New Year’s goals which will last long after the first two weeks of January. Listen Now
As excited as everyone seems around Christmas, a lot of people report experiencing “post-holiday blues”. Interestingly, over 40% of Americans go into debt to buy Christmas gifts. Might this new debt contribute to their post-holiday blues? We thought s
If you’ve been “around” in the insurance world, you’ve probably heard about a term rider.
It is quite common to see an insurance policy with a term rider attached, but this doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. In fact, many times, putting a term rider on a policy makes no sense at all.
Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John discuss term riders and why they don’t often like them.
Taxes have been around for a very long time indeed. If we look at the history of taxes in the United States, we notice a curious phenomenon... taxes rarely decrease over time. For some reason, taxes tend to go up!
Guess what? They could be going up again! As cheerful as this may be to DC’ers, a few of us American citizens find this upsetting.
So, what should we do to ensure we don’t pay more in taxes than we must? Listen now on Wealth Talks.
With college tuition increasing and student loans becoming a real problem, the question presents itself: Is college still worth it?
Many college students graduate and work jobs completely unrelated to their degree. But at least they are thousands of dollars in debt. That always makes the future seem bright!
Today on Wealth Talks, Tom and John take a hard look at college education. Is it necessary? Is it useful? Is it dangerous? Listen now on Wealth Talks.