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Matching real people, asking real questions about their money, with experienced Financial Advisors. You’ll hear answers to important questions like: Is now the right time to buy a house? What to do if your business fails? How should I be saving to cover the cost of college? How much do I really need to retire and am I on track? 

Join us as our guests share their stories around life's major moments. And hear the difference a conversation can make. Hosted by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s Jamie Roô. 

For more information visit morganstanley.com/mymoney


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Growing up in a lower-middle-class family, Maxwell has a deep desire for financial stability and security. He's concerned about the risk of having too much of his wealth tied up in his employer's stock, which is more than $1 million. He needs help to diversify his investments in a tax-efficient way so he can build a legacy of generational wealth.In this episode of What Should I Do With My Money?, listen in as Maxwell gets advice on investing for future generations from Evan, a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor.Visit our episode website for a deeper dive on topics covered in this episode like 529 Plans, tax-efficient investing and diversifying a concentrated position, or to find a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor to fit your needs. Also find important disclosures here. More insights to help you go further: 529 Plans: A Powerful Took to Save for EducationHow Direct Indexing Can Offer Investors Potential Tax Savings and FlexibilityTax-Loss Harvesting Can Work Year-Round for Investors—Here’s How4 Tax-Smart Ways to Diversify Your PortfolioRational Investing in an Age of UncertaintyNext Generation Gifting ConsiderationsThis material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It does not provide individually tailored investment advice. It has been prepared without regard to the individual financial circumstances and objectives of persons who receive it. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”) recommends that investors independently evaluate particular investments and strategies, and encourages investors to seek the advice of a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor. The appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives.Important information about your relationship with your Financial Advisor and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC when using a Financial Planning tool. When your Financial Advisor prepares a Financial Plan, they will be acting in an investment advisory capacity with respect to the delivery of your Financial Plan. To understand the differences between brokerage and advisory relationships, you should consult your Financial Advisor, or review our Understanding Your Brokerage and Investment Advisory Relationships brochure available at https://www.morganstanley.com/wealth-relationshipwithms/pdfs/understandingyourrelationship.pdf You have sole responsibility for making all investment decisions with respect to the implementation of a Financial Plan. You may implement the Financial Plan at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC or at another firm. If you engage or have engaged Morgan Stanley, it will act as your broker, unless you ask it, in writing, to act as your investment adviser on any particular account.Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors and Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for matters involving trust and estate planning and other legal matters.Insurance products are offered in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC’s licensed insurance agency affiliates.Please add the following disclosures: Apple®, the Apple logo, iPhone®, iPad®, and iPad Air® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries. Apple Pay® and iPad mini® are trademarks of Apple Inc. App Store® is a service mark of Apple Inc. Google Pay is a trademark of Google LLC.© 2024 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.CRC# 3619836 (06/2024) 
Natalie and David are just weeks away from their wedding but still have some questions around how to merge finances after marriage. Coming from different backgrounds, they have their own unique fears around financial instability and setting goals together. Should they consider signing a prenup before walking down the aisle to help safeguard their future? In this episode of What Should I Do With My Money?, listen in as Natalie and David get advice on merging their marital finances from Stacey, a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor.Visit our episode website for a deeper dive on topics covered in this episode like managing finances as a couple and a prenuptial agreement, or to find a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor to fit your needs. Also find important disclosures here.This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It does not provide individually tailored investment advice. It has been prepared without regard to the individual financial circumstances and objectives of persons who receive it. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”) recommends that investors independently evaluate particular investments and strategies, and encourages investors to seek the advice of a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor. The appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives.Important information about your relationship with your Financial Advisor and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC when using a Financial Planning tool. When your Financial Advisor prepares a Financial Plan, they will be acting in an investment advisory capacity with respect to the delivery of your Financial Plan. To understand the differences between brokerage and advisory relationships, you should consult your Financial Advisor, or review our Understanding Your Brokerage and Investment Advisory Relationships brochure available at https://www.morganstanley.com/wealth-relationshipwithms/pdfs/understandingyourrelationship.pdf You have sole responsibility for making all investment decisions with respect to the implementation of a Financial Plan. You may implement the Financial Plan at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC or at another firm. If you engage or have engaged Morgan Stanley, it will act as your broker, unless you ask it, in writing, to act as your investment adviser on any particular account.Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors and Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for matters involving trust and estate planning and other legal matters.Insurance products are offered in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC’s licensed insurance agency affiliates.© 2024 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC. CRC# 3577348 (05/2024)
Money is emotional and that can make it difficult to know if we’re making the right decisions. This season, the stakes are high. From prenups to passing a legacy to their children, from affording a dream home to literally wanting to save the planet, our guests get to the heart of what matters to them most and you get answers to some of the questions you might have yourself. No matter where you are with your finances, you don’t have to navigate them alone. Our Financial Advisors show once again that a little guidance can go a long way. Join us to hear how a conversation can turn concern into confidence, hosted by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s Jamie Roô.-----This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It does not provide individually tailored investment advice. It has been prepared without regard to the individual financial circumstances and objectives of persons who receive it. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”) recommends that investors independently evaluate particular investments and strategies, and encourages investors to seek the advice of a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor. The appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives.Important information about your relationship with your Financial Advisor and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC when using a Financial Planning tool. When your Financial Advisor prepares a Financial Plan, they will be acting in an investment advisory capacity with respect to the delivery of your Financial Plan. To understand the differences between brokerage and advisory relationships, you should consult your Financial Advisor, or review our Understanding Your Brokerage and Investment Advisory Relationships brochure available at https://www.morganstanley.com/wealth-relationshipwithms/pdfs/understandingyourrelationship.pdf You have sole responsibility for making all investment decisions with respect to the implementation of a Financial Plan. You may implement the Financial Plan at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC or at another firm. If you engage or have engaged Morgan Stanley, it will act as your broker, unless you ask it, in writing, to act as your investment adviser on any particular account.Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“Morgan Stanley”), its affiliates and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisors and Private Wealth Advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Clients should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for matters involving trust and estate planning and other legal matters.Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) investments in a portfolio may experience performance that is lower or higher than a portfolio not employing such practices. Portfolios with ESG restrictions and strategies as well as ESG investments may not be able to take advantage of the same opportunities or market trends as portfolios where ESG criteria is not applied. There are inconsistent ESG definitions and criteria within the industry, as well as multiple ESG ratings providers that provide ESG ratings of the same subject companies and/or securities that vary among the providers. Certain issuers of investments may have differing and inconsistent views concerning ESG criteria where the ESG claims made in offering documents or other literature may overstate ESG impact. ESG designations are as of the date of this material, and no assurance is provided that the underlying assets have maintained or will maintain and such designation or any stated ESG compliance. As a result, it is difficult to compare ESG investment products or to evaluate an ESG investment product in comparison to one that does not focus on ESG. Investors should also independently consider whether the ESG investment product meets their own ESG objectives or criteria. There is no assurance that an ESG investing strategy or techniques employed will be successful. Past performance is not a guarantee or a dependable measure of future results.Insurance products are offered in conjunction with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC’s licensed insurance agency affiliates.Signal Awards 2023 – Bronze WinnerSource: Signal Award Winners (October 2023) 2023 Signal Awards receive votes from the public voting stage, podcast fans cast over 130,000 votes for the Signal Listener’s Choice award. 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The Shorty Awards winners and honorees, including Finalists, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Honorees; are chosen by the Real Time Academy. The decision is made based on three main criteria: purpose/impact, creativity, strategy & execution, and engagement. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC is not affiliated with the Shorty Impact Awards. For more information, see https://shortyawards.com/impact-awards/rules/. ©2024 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.Webby Award Nominee 2024 Source: 2024 Webby Awards (May 2024) The Webby Awards is the Internet’s most respected symbol of success. The 28th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and over 70 countries worldwide. Podcasts: News & Politics, Best Host, Best Series, Best Live Podcast Recording & more. Associate Academy members are former Webby winners and nominees and other invited industry professionals who are leaders in their peer groups because of their creative and technical accomplishments. 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Victoria was first introduced to investing at a young age. Her mother would take her along to meetings with her broker. Victoria’s grandmother would give her stocks and bonds for Christmas. Smart investing is something that was passed down among the women in their family. But Victoria’s father had a harder time with money and she saw how this led to some difficult situations in the last few years of his life.Since then, Victoria has tried to make smart decisions in order to make sure she isn't a burden to her family.Add to that a recent divorce and Victoria is looking for some reassurance that she’s on the right track. She hopes she can afford to be financially independent and live comfortably as she approaches retirement.In this episode of What Should I Do With My Money, Stephen, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley, works with Victoria to set herself up for success for this next chapter of her life.For more information about this episode and the topics covered, check out our episode page https://www.morganstanley.com/ideas/financial-planning-after-divorce.What Should I Do With My Money? is also available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and other major podcast platforms.Here's some important information about your relationship with your financial advisor and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC when using a financial planning tool. When your financial advisor prepares a financial plan, they will be acting in an investment advisory capacity with respect to the delivery of your financial plan. To understand the difference between brokerage and advisory relationships, you should consult your financial advisor or review our Understanding Your Brokerage and Investment Advisory Relationships brochure available at morganstanley.com/mymoney. You have sole responsibility for making all investment decisions with respect to your implementation of a financial plan. You may implement the financial plan at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, or at another firm. If you engage or have engaged Morgan Stanley, it will act as your broker, unless you ask it in writing to act as your investment advisor on any particular account. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, its affiliates, and Morgan Stanley financial advisors or private wealth advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Individuals should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It does not provide individually tailored investment advice. It has been prepared without regard to the individual financial circumstances and objectives of persons who receive it. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC recommends that investors independently evaluate particular investments and strategies, and encourages investors to seek the advice of a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor. The appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives.Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC is a registered Broker/Dealer, Member SIPC, and not a bank. Where appropriate, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC has entered into arrangements with banks and other third parties to assist in offering certain banking related products and services.Investment, insurance and annuity products offered through Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC are: NOT FDIC INSURED | MAY LOSE VALUE | NOT BANK GUARANTEED | NOT A BANK DEPOSIT | NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCYCRC 5352232   1/2023 
Christine is approaching 30, with half a million dollars in potential value from the equity awards given to her by her company, a good income and the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. While spending most of her money on travel, food and life experiences is fulfilling, Christine is feeling pressure to plan more for the future.Her family and friends are pushing for her to buy a house, but she isn’t sure she’s ready to be tied down with that much responsibility. Talking about money and financial planning with her parents wasn't part of Christine’s upbringing, so she’s searching for guidance on how to plan for right now, and for the future. Should she trust advice she hears from social media influencers?That’s where Jason, a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor, comes in. Listen in as he helps Christine figure out if she can continue to have adventures and still plan for her future.For more information about this episode and the topics covered, check out our episode page https://www.morganstanley.com/ideas/long-term-investment-plans-what-should-i-do-with-my-money-podcast.Here's some important information about your relationship with your financial advisor and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC when using a financial planning tool. When your financial advisor prepares a financial plan, they will be acting in an investment advisory capacity with respect to the delivery of your financial plan. To understand the difference between brokerage and advisory relationships, you should consult your financial advisor or review our Understanding Your Brokerage and Investment Advisory Relationships brochure available at morganstanley.com/mymoney. You have sole responsibility for making all investment decisions with respect to your implementation of a financial plan. You may implement the financial plan at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, or at another firm. If you engage or have engaged Morgan Stanley, it will act as your broker, unless you ask it in writing to act as your investment advisor on any particular account. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, its affiliates, and Morgan Stanley financial advisors or private wealth advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Individuals should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It does not provide individually tailored investment advice. It has been prepared without regard to the individual financial circumstances and objectives of persons who receive it. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC recommends that investors independently evaluate particular investments and strategies, and encourages investors to seek the advice of a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor. The appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives.Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC is a registered Broker/Dealer, Member SIPC, and not a bank. Where appropriate, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC has entered into arrangements with banks and other third parties to assist in offering certain banking related products and services.Investment, insurance and annuity products offered through Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC are: NOT FDIC INSURED | MAY LOSE VALUE | NOT BANK GUARANTEED | NOT A BANK DEPOSIT | NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCYCRC 5398036  1/2023
Dennis is in his 60s and freshly divorced, with two kids yet to enter college. His devastating experience with investing in the 90’s left Dennis afraid to get back in the market. But as he nears retirement, Dennis wonders how he can do so comfortably while paying for his two children’s education. Of particular concern: Will he have to sell his beloved family apartment in New York City to cover future financial needs? Or will the cash proceeds from the sale of the house he shared with his former wife buy him some time?Listen in as Cathy, a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley, walks Dennis through his options and helps him learn to trust again.For more information about this episode and the topics covered, check out our episode page https://www.morganstanley.com/ideas/long-term-financial-planning-what-should-i-do-with-my-money-podcastHere's some important information about your relationship with your financial advisor and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC when using a financial planning tool. When your financial advisor prepares a financial plan, they will be acting in an investment advisory capacity with respect to the delivery of your financial plan. To understand the difference between brokerage and advisory relationships, you should consult your financial advisor or review our Understanding Your Brokerage and Investment Advisory Relationships brochure available at morganstanley.com/mymoney. You have sole responsibility for making all investment decisions with respect to your implementation of a financial plan. You may implement the financial plan at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, or at another firm. If you engage or have engaged Morgan Stanley, it will act as your broker, unless you ask it in writing to act as your investment advisor on any particular account. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, its affiliates, and Morgan Stanley financial advisors or private wealth advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Individuals should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It does not provide individually tailored investment advice. It has been prepared without regard to the individual financial circumstances and objectives of persons who receive it. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC recommends that investors independently evaluate particular investments and strategies, and encourages investors to seek the advice of a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor. The appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives.Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC is a registered Broker/Dealer, Member SIPC, and not a bank. Where appropriate, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC has entered into arrangements with banks and other third parties to assist in offering certain banking related products and services.Investment, insurance and annuity products offered through Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC are: NOT FDIC INSURED | MAY LOSE VALUE | NOT BANK GUARANTEED | NOT A BANK DEPOSIT | NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCYCRC  5352232    12/2022
Brad is a New Yorker in his 40s who dropped everything to pursue a passion project. But the business failed, leaving him loaded with debt. Now he has to figure out how to get back on track after losing most of his—and his wife’s—savings. With an empty investment account, and living in an expensive city, Brad​​ has to decide what should come first: paying off past debts or investing for the future.In this episode of What Should I Do With My Money, Sallie, a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley, works with Brad to figure out how to get back to the level of comfort and financial freedom he’s looking for.For more information about this episode and the topics covered, check out our episode page https://www.morganstanley.com/ideas/closing-small-business-what-should-i-do-with-my-money-podcast. [DISCLOSURES]Here's some important information about your relationship with your financial advisor and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC when using a financial planning tool. When your financial advisor prepares a financial plan, they will be acting in an investment advisory capacity with respect to the delivery of your financial plan. To understand the difference between brokerage and advisory relationships, you should consult your financial advisor or review our Understanding Your Brokerage and Investment Advisory Relationships brochure available at morganstanley.com/mymoney. You have sole responsibility for making all investment decisions with respect to your implementation of a financial plan. You may implement the financial plan at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, or at another firm. If you engage or have engaged Morgan Stanley, it will act as your broker, unless you ask it in writing to act as your investment advisor on any particular account. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, its affiliates, and Morgan Stanley financial advisors or private wealth advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Individuals should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It does not provide individually tailored investment advice. It has been prepared without regard to the individual financial circumstances and objectives of persons who receive it. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC recommends that investors independently evaluate particular investments and strategies, and encourages investors to seek the advice of a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor. The appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives.The returns on a portfolio consisting primarily of Environmental, Social and Governance – “ESG” – aware investments may be lower or higher than a portfolio that is more diversified or where decisions are based solely on investment considerations. Because ESG criteria exclude some investments, investors may not be able to take advantage of the same opportunities or market trends as investors that do not use such criteria.Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC is a registered Broker/Dealer, Member SIPC, and not a bank. Where appropriate, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC has entered into arrangements with banks and other third parties to assist in offering certain banking related products and services.Investment, insurance and annuity products offered through Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC are: NOT FDIC INSURED | MAY LOSE VALUE | NOT BANK GUARANTEED | NOT A BANK DEPOSIT | NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY ©2022 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.     CRC 5352347          12/2022
This episode’s guests Amanda and Gavin are working professionals with their first baby on the way. The couple know how to stick to a budget, but that’s where their financial smarts come to a screeching halt.A new baby brings joy and excitement but also uncertainty and change. But Amanda and Gavin aren’t sure how to plan for new expenses like childcare costs. Can they manage three people and working from home in their two-bedroom apartment? Can they afford to buy a house or will it leave them stretched too thin?In this episode of What Should I Do With My Money?, listen in as Eric, a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley, offers a framework to plan for the future and helps the couple figure out what to expect – about money – when they’re expecting.For more information about this episode and the topics covered, check out our episode page https://www.morganstanley.com/ideas/planning-for-a-baby-financially-what-should-i-do-with-my-money-podcast.Here's some important information about your relationship with your financial advisor and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC when using a financial planning tool. When your financial advisor prepares a financial plan, they will be acting in an investment advisory capacity with respect to the delivery of your financial plan. To understand the difference between brokerage and advisory relationships, you should consult your financial advisor or review our Understanding Your Brokerage and Investment Advisory Relationships brochure available at morganstanley.com/mymoney. You have sole responsibility for making all investment decisions with respect to your implementation of a financial plan. You may implement the financial plan at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, or at another firm. If you engage or have engaged Morgan Stanley, it will act as your broker, unless you ask it in writing to act as your investment advisor on any particular account. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, its affiliates, and Morgan Stanley financial advisors or private wealth advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Individuals should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It does not provide individually tailored investment advice. It has been prepared without regard to the individual financial circumstances and objectives of persons who receive it. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC recommends that investors independently evaluate particular investments and strategies, and encourages investors to seek the advice of a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor. The appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives.Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC is a registered Broker/Dealer, Member SIPC, and not a bank. Where appropriate, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC has entered into arrangements with banks and other third parties to assist in offering certain banking related products and services.Investment, insurance and annuity products offered through Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC are: NOT FDIC INSURED | MAY LOSE VALUE | NOT BANK GUARANTEED | NOT A BANK DEPOSIT | NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY©2022 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.    CRC 5347493                     12/2022
Willow was a debt-burdened single mother when she finished grad school. As a consultant, she was able to climb out of debt and build her business and earn a considerable wage. She isn’t a big spender but she grew up in a household with strict budget limitations, so she doesn’t know how to approach wealth.Willow feels she is playing catch up compared to other people her age when it comes to wealth management. Yet, Willow’s reality of being in her forties and only now being able to think seriously about things like savings and retirement is very common. It can take years of building a career and raising kids before there's money available to start thinking about finances beyond everyday expenses. And the longer the wait, the more urgent the questions become.In this episode, listen in as Sarah, a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley, gives Willow actionable steps towards managing her finances and the reassurance she’s on the right track.For more information about this episode and the topics covered, check out our episode page. -----Here's some important information about your relationship with your financial advisor and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC when using a financial planning tool. When your financial advisor prepares a financial plan, they will be acting in an investment advisory capacity with respect to the delivery of your financial plan. To understand the difference between brokerage and advisory relationships, you should consult your financial advisor or review our Understanding Your Brokerage and Investment Advisory Relationships brochure available at morganstanley.com/mymoney. You have sole responsibility for making all investment decisions with respect to your implementation of a financial plan. You may implement the financial plan at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, or at another firm. If you engage or have engaged Morgan Stanley, it will act as your broker, unless you ask it in writing to act as your investment advisor on any particular account. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, its affiliates, and Morgan Stanley financial advisors or private wealth advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Individuals should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters.This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It does not provide individually tailored investment advice. It has been prepared without regard to the individual financial circumstances and objectives of persons who receive it. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC recommends that investors independently evaluate particular investments and strategies, and encourages investors to seek the advice of a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor. The appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives.The returns on a portfolio consisting primarily of Environmental, Social and Governance – “ESG” – aware investments may be lower or higher than a portfolio that is more diversified or where decisions are based solely on investment considerations. Because ESG criteria exclude some investments, investors may not be able to take advantage of the same opportunities or market trends as investors that do not use such criteria.Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC is a registered Broker/Dealer, Member SIPC, and not a bank. Where appropriate, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC has entered into arrangements with banks and other third parties to assist in offering certain banking related products and services.Investment, insurance and annuity products offered through Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC are: NOT FDIC INSURED | MAY LOSE VALUE | NOT BANK GUARANTEED | NOT A BANK DEPOSIT | NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCYCRC 5189018 (01/2023)
A Surprise Inheritance

A Surprise Inheritance

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After growing up on a tight budget, Louisa was shocked to find that her mother was sitting on an estate worth millions in cash, property and investments. Now Louisa is left with all kinds of questions about what to do with it.This complete financial surprise means Louisa needs a crash course on mortgages, ethical investments, distant properties, trusts, wills – all things she’s never had to deal with before. And Louisa realizes that she wants her children to be more in the know than she was about the family’s money. In this episode, listen in as Louisa gets eye-opening and reassuring guidance from Seth, a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor.For more information about this episode and the topics covered, check out our episode page.Disclaimer:Here's some important information about your relationship with your financial advisor and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC when using a financial planning tool. When your financial advisor prepares a financial plan, they will be acting in an investment advisory capacity with respect to the delivery of your financial plan. To understand the difference between brokerage and advisory relationships, you should consult your financial advisor or review our Understanding Your Brokerage and Investment Advisory Relationships brochure available at morganstanley.com/mymoney. You have sole responsibility for making all investment decisions with respect to your implementation of a financial plan. You may implement the financial plan at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, or at another firm. If you engage or have engaged Morgan Stanley, it will act as your broker, unless you ask it in writing to act as your investment advisor on any particular account. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, its affiliates, and Morgan Stanley financial advisors or private wealth advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Individuals should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters. This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It does not provide individually tailored investment advice. It has been prepared without regard to the individual financial circumstances and objectives of persons who receive it. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC recommends that investors independently evaluate particular investments and strategies, and encourages investors to seek the advice of a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor. The appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives.The returns on a portfolio consisting primarily of Environmental, Social and Governance – “ESG” – aware investments may be lower or higher than a portfolio that is more diversified or where decisions are based solely on investment considerations. Because ESG criteria exclude some investments, investors may not be able to take advantage of the same opportunities or market trends as investors that do not use such criteria. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC is a registered Broker/Dealer, Member SIPC, and not a bank. Where appropriate, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC has entered into arrangements with banks and other third parties to assist in offering certain banking related products and services. Investment, insurance and annuity products offered through Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC are: NOT FDIC INSURED | MAY LOSE VALUE | NOT BANK GUARANTEED | NOT A BANK DEPOSIT | NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY CRC 4946975 (12/2022)
Help Us Make Season 2!

Help Us Make Season 2!

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Managing our money can be ... a lot. It's one of the most important aspects of our lives, and yet, many of us just muddle through, without any help, hoping that we haven’t made a mistake. It doesn’t have to be that way. At Morgan Stanley, we help people manage their money at all stages of their lives, whether a young person just starting out or an executive planning their retirement. And while each person's situation is unique, many of their concerns are common. On this podcast, we match real people, asking real questions about their money, with experienced Financial Advisors. You’ll hear answers to important questions like: Is now the right time to buy a house? What to do if your business fails? How should I be saving to cover the cost of college? How much do I really need to retire and am I on track? Having an experienced Financial Advisor on your side can go a long way. Someone who you can trust, who gets you, who has tackled these same issues before and who has the expertise to develop a plan that fits your goals. Join us as our guests share their stories around life's major moments. And hear the difference a conversation can make. Hosted by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s Jamie Roô. For more information visit morganstanley.com/mymoney.  ---------------------[DISCLOSURES] Here's some important information about your relationship with your financial advisor and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC when using a financial planning tool. When your financial advisor prepares a financial plan, they will be acting in an investment advisory capacity with respect to the delivery of your financial plan. To understand the difference between brokerage and advisory relationships, you should consult your financial advisor or review our Understanding Your Brokerage and Investment Advisory Relationships brochure available at morganstanley.com/mymoney. You have sole responsibility for making all investment decisions with respect to your implementation of a financial plan. You may implement the financial plan at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, or at another firm. If you engage or have engaged Morgan Stanley, it will act as your broker, unless you ask it in writing to act as your investment advisor on any particular account. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC, its affiliates, and Morgan Stanley financial advisors or private wealth advisors do not provide tax or legal advice. Individuals should consult their tax advisor for matters involving taxation and tax planning and their attorney for legal matters. This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It does not provide individually tailored investment advice. It has been prepared without regard to the individual financial circumstances and objectives of persons who receive it. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC recommends that investors independently evaluate particular investments and strategies, and encourages investors to seek the advice of a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor. The appropriateness of a particular investment or strategy will depend on an investor’s individual circumstances and objectives. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC is a registered Broker/Dealer, Member SIPC, and not a bank. Where appropriate, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC has entered into arrangements with banks and other third parties to assist in offering certain banking related products and services. Investment, insurance and annuity products offered through Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC are: NOT FDIC INSURED | MAY LOSE VALUE | NOT BANK GUARANTEED | NOT A BANK DEPOSIT | NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY CRC 5243515 (12/2022) 
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