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Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. Send your questions to
334 Episodes
It’s not too late! Brian Feroldi joins us to lay out the steps you can take to supercharge your savings. Also, Alison explains why the environmental impact of Bitcoin isn't just a bunch of hot air.
The Motley Fool Co-Founder and Chief Rule Breaker, David Gardner, is back to share his 6 Habits of a Rule Breaker Investor and Bro reconsiders retiring after age 67 (wait, what?!).
Motley Fool Co-Founder and Chief Rule Breaker, David Gardner, joins us to share his investing philosophy and the traits he looks for in a Rule Breaking company.
Longtime Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers joins us to discuss how much to invest in one stock, whether to invest a lump sum all at once, accounts for kids, and which types of options strategies are most Foolish.
Matt Argersinger, senior advisor for Motley Fool Millionacres, joins us to talk about how Covid-19 has impacted residential and commercial real estate and offers his advice for homeowners and investors going forward.
The authors of The New Long Life: A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World discuss how individuals, corporations, and governments should be preparing for increasing longevities, accelerating technological innovations, and the end of retirement as we know it. And Alison takes on the debate over whether index funds are good for the economy.
The Deets on SPACs

The Deets on SPACs


Bill Mann joins the show to explain the nuts and bolts of SPACs as we take Euphonium Industries public.
With the help of Motley Fool Wealth Financial Planner and tax expert, Megan Brinsfield, we’re answering your questions about finding or becoming a professional financial planner, using your stimulus check to jumpstart your kid’s retirement savings, and lots of tax stuff. (No actual mayhem ensued.)
The founder of tells the tale of how he became a successful financial blogger (and millionaire), and also discusses his latest project, And Alison provides the ABCs of NFTs.
Whether you’re learning to budget, looking to geek out on your investment returns, or wondering if you’re on track to retire early, there’s an app, tool, or website for that. We’re joined by a couple money nerds at The Motley Fool with their personal reviews of tools like Mint, Personal Capital, various retirement calculators, and more.
Bro interviews tax expert Ed Slott about his latest book, “The New Retirement Savings Time Bomb.” Also, can using an app influence your financial behavior for the better?
If BlackRock CEO Larry Fink and The Motley Fool CIO Andy Cross agree that climate change is the most important trend to watch in investing, then it must be worth talking about. Motley Fool Analysts Alyce Lomax and John Rotonti share their advice for investors.
February Chill Mailbag

February Chill Mailbag


Motley Fool Analyst Emily Flippen joins us to tackle your questions including investing with your emergency fund, calculating your savings rate, when to rebalance outsized positions, and more.
Morgan is back to discuss the most important lessons from his book, “The Psychology of Money” – and how they’ve informed the way he manages his family’s finances.
Morgan Housel, author of The Psychology of Money, joins us to share his takeaways amidst the GameStop fracas, Bezos stepping down as Amazon CEO, and this seemingly never-ending party in the stock market.
New York Times columnist Ron Lieber joins us to discuss his latest book, The Price You Pay for College. And Alison answers an old question with new research: Does money buy happiness?
Motley Fool analyst Ron Gross joins us to answer your questions about how many stocks you should own, what makes a 401(k) stink, what to do when your spouse wants you to sell all your stocks, and much more.
Motley Fool Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross joins us to look back at 2020, offer suggestions for newer investors, and provide his thoughts on comparisons of today’s market to the dot-com bubble.
Bro pulled some strings and got both Megan Brinsfield and Sean Gates to join us and talk about what they're doing, what they're not doing, and what you should consider doing to improve your finances in the new year. Plus, Alison tries her two hands at telling it like an economist.
Bro reminds you of how living a healthy life increases your chances of a living a wealthy life. And with the help of Jason Moser, we’ll explore how you can also grow your wealth by investing in companies that are trying to make us all healthier with a few fitness-related stocks to watch.
Comments (8)

Matthew Cibellis

my new fav MF guest Megan McCoy. can you share a link to what she called something like "Odd Cline's money script inventory"??? and the 5 wellbeing things she referred to?

Nov 6th

Brian Holt

love the podcast but I am about to lose my mind. why whenever Robert speaks is there a sound of clicking? is it me? it sounds like a mouse click, a tounge click, some sort of @#$%ing click. again I love you guys but save my sanity fix the audio.

Oct 6th
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Haley Keller

this is the wrong episode - the one that plays is a Rule Breaker podcast

Sep 3rd

Jamie Kurisunkal Jacob

These are very good investments virtues to follow especially hold for more than 3 years.

Sep 1st

Matthew Cibellis

July 9 2020 update Everyone, please read this today. discover something called "payment for order flow" before getting involved with Robinhood. I think I'd rather pay fees to trade. NYTimes: "Robinhood Has Lured Young Traders, Sometimes With Devastating Results" Robinhood Has Lured Young Traders, Sometimes With Devastating Results

Jul 9th


The host was already irritating, now adding topics to insult your intelligence. Removing this from my library. I like most foolish podcasts, don't know why this one is so bad.

Jun 9th
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