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September 8, 202212:11 am

The Evolution Of Factor Investing

In this show Jason and Alex provide listeners with a high-level process for building an optimal portfolio. They educate listeners on the importance of understanding and applying behavioral science and factors to this process. Jason and Alex bring to light how important discipline is to investor success. Success in investing requires having a disciplined investment philosophy, and continuously working to improve it. Understanding behavioral finance and factors are vital to this.Jason and Alex discuss some types of behavioral mistakes investors typically make. They highlight regret, due to the importance of freeing investors lives of unnecessary stress and investment mistakes. They discuss how behavioral finance shows people should control the things they can and ignore the things they can’t control.They then educate listeners on what factors are, and share examples of types of factors. Successful investors need to determine which factors have persistent higher probabilities of having better performance, based on [...]

September 8, 202212:03 am

Planning For Small Business Owners

Jason and Alex invite special guest Scott Palka to the show, to help small business owners amidst the “new normal” of continuous change. They announce that IDA is now filming all shows, to provide an additional educational resource to consumers.Jason begins the show by introducing Scott, jedi master of helping business owners financially plan. He is the creator of an innovative model that helps small business owners with high level financial planning. This simple, short term projection tool provides a range of estimates for different scenarios, to help business owners make better decisions.Jason points out how difficult it is to be a successful investor without a quality financial plan, and the consequences are even more severe for business owners who lack a proper financial plan.Scott shares a common mistake he has seen small business owners make in these times – focusing on how to accomplish PPP forgiveness, at the expense [...]

September 7, 202211:59 pm

Navigate Uncharted Waters With Intelligence And Discipline

In this show Jason and Alex present what investors should do amidst all that is happening in the world, in these uncharted waters.They begin by sharing the purpose of the show, which is to advocate for consumers by providing financial education free from any conflicts of interest. Jason brings to light that most financial radio shows’ purpose is to sell commission based, high profit products. IDA does not any sell products, as they are full time all the time fiduciaries who objectively build comprehensive financial plans that optimize their clients’ financial lives.Jason and Alex discuss how relevant Jason’s book, written multiple years ago, is to the present crisis, as it lays out a plan for how investors can successfully navigate uncharted waters amidst crisis.They discuss how important it is for investors to have a financial plan and make intelligent and disciplined decisions with their life savings in uncertain times. Alex [...]

September 7, 202211:55 pm

Inflation Ahead? Stay Cool PLAN Ahead, With Special Guest Brad Holland

Jason and Alex begin the show by discussing a concern on many peoples’ minds amidst the pandemic: how will probable inflation from stimulus programs affect our life savings? They highlight the importance of having a plan in place to protect life savings from inflation amidst sky high fiscal stimulus. Not only during a crisis and after, but most importantly before. They begin by explaining why we need to plan for inflation, as inflation is a major way life savings are diminished if not properly planned for. Jason points out inflation has been 4% on average annually over the last 50 years. Bottom line is peoples’ dollars need to earn more or their value will be eroded over time. NBA and philanthropic super star Brad Holland joins the show, bringing an authentic perspective on the challenges families and non-profit organizations, and businesses, are facing amidst the pandemic. CEO of Boys [...]

September 7, 202211:50 pm

Long Term Care With Scott Heinila

On this show Jason and Alex welcome special guest Scott Heinila, Regional Direction at Producer’s Choice Network. Scott joins the show as an insurance expert, particularly in the field of long term care. They discuss the importance of having a comprehensive conversation in the form of a financial plan in order to be prepared to recommend proper insurance solutions. Jason points out that many insurance professionals in his past experience have tended to do a poor job at this. Instead of assessing the entire client situation, they push insurance products as the total solution, possibly because that is the only licensed specialty that they possess. Scott shares why his firm has developed a niche in long term care mainly as the result of the boomer market demanding it. He shares that the headwind of filling this demand is actually coming from the financial advisers of the boomers. He shares [...]

September 7, 202211:46 pm

The Financial Detox for Financial Advisers – Part 2

Jason and Alex pick up where they left off on last show with other financial advisers as their target audience. They begin by reminding listeners that the Financial Detox team at Intelligence Driven Advisers have a purpose to educate, empower and eliminate toxic financial advice. This purpose rings true in their communication with advisers and investors alike. They begin by addressing the fact that the mega firms that we all know do not tend have a guiding investment philosophy. Instead they are more like a grocery store that has a wide spectrum of products that they offer. Advisers are the shoppers, able to select any product they would like in these stores full of various product types. Their decisions determine what the end client experience will look like. Through both bear and bull markets they are on their own in shopping and building out an investment philosophy. Imagine what [...]

August 25, 20221:05 am

The Financial Detox for Financial Advisers

Jason and Alex are almost always speaking to investors, but in this show they shift gears and focus on talking to the financial advisers out there. There are many types of advisers, and advisors, out there. Independent financial advisers, financial consultants at large wire house firms and low-cost brokerage houses, insurance professionals, and the list goes on and on. There are so many types of professionals that work in these various forms, both individually and as teams. The quest to serve clients and provide clients the best possible financial advice unites all of them. Jason shares his story of spending six years at Merrill Lynch, then another six years at Smith Barney, now Morgan Stanley. He recalls the silo environment, the lack of transparency in how the firm received revenue from both clients and the industry, and how that created massive conflicts of interest thus resulting in biased investment [...]

August 25, 20221:02 am

Government Detox and Your Freedom

Today’s show captures some of the emotions felt by Jason and Alex during the recent shut-in.  Jason is fired up and unleashes his opinions and disagreement on some of the recent decisions and news being spread across the country. He talks about why it’s so important to source information and act on confirmed data rather than emotionally charged information that may or may not be true. He points out the potential conflicts that hospitals have in their reporting of COVID-19 deaths and how that might be skewing statistics that many of us rely on to gain comfort around containment of the virus. They also discuss how inconsistent and problematic it is for state and city officials to open, and then close, some beaches and how those decisions may actually be politically motivated rather than objective in nature. None of this disagreement is meant to lack compassion for those who [...]

August 25, 202212:59 am

Are you an Investor or Not?

In this episode Jason and Alex revisit the concept of stress, especially as it pertains to investing. At times like these that test our emotions, it is more important than ever to focus on the things that we can control and accept what we can. It’s also easy to get caught up in the massive amount of information that is everywhere regarding COVID – 19. We are all trying to become experts as quickly as possible, but the truth is that very few of us are qualified sources for this type of information meant to be giving advice to others. The same can be true of those who give investment advice. One of the most stressful things an investor face is being invested at times when markets are dropping. It feels like you are out of control and that you are losing hard earned and saved money. This feeling [...]

August 25, 202212:27 am

28% in 14 Days

In today’s show Jason and Alex start by reminding listeners that in this time of Easter and Passover many people find themselves in a very strange situation. Holidays like these are ones that many of us are accustomed to being together for, and unfortunately many of us can’t this year. One of the positive things that we hope to come away from this with is a much stronger sense of appreciation for sharing these kinds of experiences with one another. We will not take them for granted in the future. On January 11th China state media reported the first known death from what was then an unknown new virus. On January 30th the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global health emergency. Since then investors have been on the rollercoaster ride of market swings in the double-digits. Daily! On February 19th the S&P 500 hit an all time high [...]

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