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September 8, 202212:55 am

The Social Dilemma

Jason and Alex start the show by talking about a movie The Social Dilemma, a film first played at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie was created by a group of tech mogul executives and others members of the major social media companies. They discussed how we use social media for IDA as a business, but they are conflicted internally about whether or not social media is a good arena to share content based on how it is destroying everything good in our country right now.The average child has a cell phone at age 9, and they are exposed to YouTube and all major social media sites at such a young age, where their minds and opinions are molded. Jason humbly expressed that we are not proclaimed social media experts, but we are investment experts. He also explains that these platforms are designed to distract and reward distraction and [...]

September 8, 202212:52 am

The Three Headed Hydra

Jason and Alex open the show with the analogy, as one problem goes away, new issues arise. Like a never-ending problem. Jason touches on the election and how people choose to process information. Information such as the current issues in our economy and the issues that we are facing as a society. Alex and Jason cover some of the biggest questions that are being asked by clients during these unprecedented times. Jason comments on clients wanting the firm to recognize that, these times feel different and that we are in a period in the market not like anything previous. Jason and Alex continue with discussing the benefits of having an adviser that provides a strategy and a consistent process that guides them through difficult times. Jason continues with discussing the ideologies of Intelligence Driven Advisers (IDA) the investment firm associated with Financial Detox.The discussion Segway’s into how markets perform [...]

September 8, 202212:49 am

Tax Efficiency And Investing

In this show, Jason and Alex talk about the importance of integrating and closing the circle of advisers for a client. It is extremely important for a financial adviser to be working with the CPA to collaborate on behalf of the client to make sure their financial lives are maximized. Clayton “Clay Willits” was a guest speaker on the show, and he is IDA’s newest member of the team and leader of IDA Tax. He got his CPA license back in 1984 in CA and has been working in public accounting, tax, and then went back into the private industry as a CFO for several industries. The last 18 years, he has been working with individuals completing their tax returns and assisting with various levels of tax planning.Clay was a board certified flight-instructor.Jason explains that incorporating the tax advice and financial planning together as a one stop shop is so [...]

September 8, 202212:47 am

Financial Products- What’s Best?

Jason Labrum opens the show with a story about a new prospective client who at the end of 2019 had 2.9M in investable assets drop to 900k within nearly nine months. After looking into what the portfolio was comprised of, is was apparent that the client had been working with a broker dealer who had sold them two highly commissionable products. The products were BDCs (Business Development Corporations) and Non-Traded REITS. A commission to the broker upwards of 15%.Alex Klingensmith adds that at a one-million-dollar investment the commission would be paid to the broker dealer first and the client would start with 850k investment. In addition, and unfortunately for this client, these products did not experience the rebound that the market experienced during that nine-month period.Jason and Alex continue the topic of, Investment Products, a discussion that will help their listeners think about, what is being sold to them [...]

September 8, 202212:43 am

Stress Testing And The Future

In this show, Jason and Alex talk about stress testing portfolios and how to invest for the future. This is extremely important given all the uncertainty surrounding potential election results, and the future of our economy. The main goal is to stress test client financial plans and investment strategies to truly achieve financial peace of mind. This allows investors to make good financial decisions by cleansing their financial mindsets to focus on things they can control. Alex discusses that highly contentious elections, civil rights movements, and democracy aren’t new things, but the way that investors and leaders choose to act around those major events is an opportunity to build and improve on experiences from the past.Jason and Alex talk about what a financial plan really is. They define a financial plan as taking all financial information in one’s life and programming it into a very sophisticated software that models [...]

September 8, 202212:40 am

New School Factor Investing

Markets are at an almost ALL time high, there is an upcoming election and the Pandemic is still present. Jason Labrum and co-host Alex Klingensmith discuss the market and why it continues to tick up. The focus of the show today will discuss New School Factor Portfolio’s and what that means to investors. Markets are forward looking mechanisms- taking all the collective knowledge of the entire universe and the market participants who are researching, analyzing, and forecasting to get a clear picture of what to expect. Today’s topic focuses on the evolution of science in investing- Factor Investing. Invest your portfolio with the lowest possible cost, maximum tax efficiency with the best potential returns for the amount of volatility and risk you are willing to accept. New School Factor Investing is not new in the sense that it’s never been done before, its more of an evolution of science [...]

September 8, 202212:34 am

Financial Detox Listener Questions

In this show Jason and Alex answer questions from listeners. They invite listeners to send their questions to jason@financialdetox.com or call 877-707-8889. The goal of Financial Detox is to provide consumers with access to quality and complimentary financial education.Alex offers sage advice to listeners who have a relationship with a financial advisor: Do not hesitate to ask the genuine questions that are on your mind.He then shares a listener question that has been on many minds: “Considering the upcoming election, what is the plan if things tank?” Jason importantly breaks the question down into 2 parts. First, he educates listeners with the fact that election year outcomes are not correlated to stock market performance. It is impossible to predict how the market is going to perform according to which party in office. Historically the data shows no correlation. Second, the Financial Detox team’s plan is to stick to the long-term [...]

September 8, 202212:31 am

Long Term Investing Amidst The Election

In this show Jason and Alex debunk the common perception that performance of markets is correlated to which political party is in office. They warn against misinformation out there surrounding this topic; investors may make costly mistakes when they make changes to their portfolio based on prediction of election results.They present historical data, since the S&P 500 was created, that show there is no pattern of market growth or decline according to which party is in office. Jason offers to share this Investing During Election Years report with listeners. Interested listeners should email him at jason@financialdetox.com for a complimentary copy of it.Jason and Alex then stress the importance of focusing on what investors can control, amidst the shut-down of the global economy. They offer a complimentary second opinion to any listener who would like advice on their portfolio, including a risk analysis. The Financial Detox team has a world [...]

September 8, 202212:20 am

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly About Annuities

In this show Jason and Alex educate consumers on how to avoid the common pitfalls of annuities, and the uncommon reasons why one could be an effective part of a portfolio.They begin by warning listeners that most people who sell annuities are highly compensated for selling them, via commissions paid by the consumer. Thus, they prioritize selling them over other financial solutions. Jason offers to listeners free education about annuities via a phone conversation. Listeners can call the Financial Detox team for the unfiltered and unbiased truth about annuities, as they are full-time fiduciaries. They do not sell many annuities, but they do occasionally recommend them to clients when they are appropriate. In the rare case they do recommend an annuity, they do not allow their advisers to take large compensation upfront. Rather, they allow them to take small compensation up front and level it over time so there are [...]

September 8, 202212:16 am

The Pros, Cons And How To Implement An Annuity Into Your Portfolio & Tax Planning Under The CARES Act

Jason and Alex commiserate with the audience on the resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the country. In a world that seems to be changing rapidly they bring the conversation back to focusing on what we can control, taxes and insurance being the focus of today’s show. They start by addressing insurance because many investors are asking about principal protection and alternative asset classes. While annuities do provide principal protection and guaranteed income for life, they explore the various issues that surround them. Jason reminds listeners that one of the things that makes him most frustrated with annuities is the people that sell them and how they fail to disclose their compensation. They also tend to not fully explain how investors miss out on the power of the markets and forego liquidity of their money by purchasing annuities. Alex reminds listeners of his learning experience being in the annuity only [...]

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