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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
295 Episodes
Tiffany Aliche explains how she went from being unemployed and in debt, to founding a multimillion-dollar business – all while providing life-changing financial education. To take our very brief survey go to Thanks for helping us out!
Jason Moser joins us to answer your questions about trimming your winners, muni bond taxes, a War on Amazon basket of stocks, modern portfolio theory, and more.
Dan Kline joins us to talk about the recent Twitter hack, TikTok privacy concerns, and scams amidst the coronavirus pandemic. contributor, Brian Feroldi, joins us on how to teach kids of all ages about money and investing including conversation starters, key concepts, and more.
Bro explains why retirement planning will become even more challenging. And Alison reveals three lessons related the unveiling of the Fool’s new logo, including one from the best-performing stock of the past 25 years.
Ross Anderson of Motley Fool Wealth Management joins us to answer your questions of rollovers, RMDs, Roths, REITs, and things that don’t begin with R (such as the value of hiring a financial advisor).
Millions of people are opening their first brokerage account and giving day trading a try on sites like Robinhood. Motley Fool Contributing Analyst Matt Frankel joins us to talk about why now, how this will likely end, and whether it’s actually a good thing.
We’re joined by Motley Fool analyst Alyce Lomax to discuss how to evaluate companies based on their dedication to environmental, social, and corporate governance best practices.
Dr. Trevon Logan, from the Department of Economics at The Ohio State University, joins us to talk about reasons behind the wealth gap between black and white families in America.
The real estate market is bigger than the stock market, yet most people don't invest in it. Fool real estate expert Matt Argersinger of (a Motley Fool company) joins us to explain how the typical, non-tycoon person can begin to build their property empire... or at least earn attractive returns with tax benefits. Also, Alison discusses the future of where we'll work.
Motley Fool Contributor Dan Caplinger joins us to answer your questions about the backdoor Roth IRA, navigating the new RMD rules, tax gain harvesting and more.
How has the college experience changed and what could it look like going forward? Bro explains how, for the near term, it will be more solo and less solo cups. However, In the long run, we might see much-needed disruption in higher education (for the better).
With the help of Motley Fool Contributor Dan Kline, we’ll talk about which companies are least likely to survive the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.  Sponsored link: code fool10.
This week we're joined by Chelsea Brennan, founder of the Smart Money Mamas blog, on how handling your money can be the ultimate form of self care and bro delivers the highlights from the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.
This month we’re answering your questions about the wash sale rule, preferred stock, retirement accounts for the self-employed, and more with the help of Motley Fool Contributor Asit Sharma.
Dann Albright from The Ascent joins us to share the many places you can receive or give financial relief during the coronavirus crisis.  Learn more at
Motley Fool contributor Brian Feroldi joins us to talk about the most common questions he’s hearing from individual investors amidst the financial fallout of COVID-19. Have we hit the bottom of the market? Should I buy airline stocks?... and more.
Bro outlines eight provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security Act that may fortify your finances for the coming year.
March On Mailbag

March On Mailbag


We're social distancing but still dispensing answers to your questions about investing and keeping your financial goals on track amidst record volatility.  
We’re all reeling from the financial fallout of the covid-19 outbreak and facing the likely threat of a recession. Bro explains what that means and offers his best advice on how to get your financial life in order and tap into emergency sources of money.
Comments (2)

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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