Main St. Finance
59 - Taxes on What You Earn

59 - Taxes on What You Earn

June 1, 2021

This week on the Main St. Finance Podcast, we begin part one of a three part series on taxes. Americans are taxed about a dozen different ways and for various things they do. Today we cover the first category of taxes. Taxes which are triggered by earning money. Be sure to tune in to see the types of income taxes Americans are charged and where the money goes!

 
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58 - Building and Improving your Credit with Gerri Detweiler from Nav

58 - Building and Improving your Credit with Gerri Detweiler from Nav

May 26, 2021

This week on the Main St. Finance Podcast, we interview Gerri Detweiler. Gerri is a certified expert on credit and she comes onto the show to share her strategies on building and improving your credit. Gerri is the Education Director for Nav, which is a company that matches small businesses to the financing that is right for them. If you either own a small business or are planning to be an entrepreneur, you should definitely check out their free resources!

 
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Links mentioned during the episode:

Gerri's Q&A Website

Gerri's Main Site:

138 Places to get your Credit Score 

Nav's Website

Gerri's Credit Resources

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Show Email address: Mainstfinance@gmail.com
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57 - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

57 - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

May 19, 2021

This week, we tackle the biggest regulator of the US financial Markets: The SEC. The Securities and Exchange Commission is a government agency responsible for the protection of investors, trustees of helping companies raise capital through selling ownership, and the maintenance of a level playing field for all investors. How do they do all of this? Find out in this week’s episode! Stay tuned to the end of the episode where I tell you about a simple fact that could earn you millions if you know the right piece of information.

 
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Links mentioned during the episode:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/23/business/sec-record-whistleblower-award/index.html

https://www.sec.gov

https://www.investor.gov/

 
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Show Email address: Mainstfinance@gmail.com
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56 - Treasury Securities

56 - Treasury Securities

May 15, 2021

How does a government take on debt? This week, I talk about how government organizations take on debt and issue bonds. For some bonus information, I also cover how governments follow a Bid System in order to get cheaper interest rates and prices on the products they get.
 
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55 - A Bank’s Role in an Economy

55 - A Bank’s Role in an Economy

May 4, 2021

Today we talk about the biggest and most important institutions of the global economy. Banks perform several vital roles in ensuring that money is constantly flowing through the economy so that productivity can keep going with little to no hiccups. Banks are sort of like the Robin Hood of the economy. They take money from the "rich" and loan it to the "poor". The terms rich and poor here refer to the amount of cash you have on hand and not your wealth. Tune in to hear how banks redistribute wealth and balance out the economy!

 

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Show Email address: Mainstfinance@gmail.com
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54 - Preferred Stock

54 - Preferred Stock

April 27, 2021

Today we talk about another way that you can be a partial owner of a company. Shares of preferred stock are not quite equity, and not quite bonds, but are they really a Goldilocks  middle-ground between the two? Preferred shares have characteristics of both bonds and common stock, but most importantly; they are an additional asset class that can be held to further diversify your portfolio while providing an income.

 

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Show Email address: Mainstfinance@gmail.com
Twitter Account: @MainStMoney
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWzLF_ZCgeDJ6PcIovg9ww

53 - An Introduction to The Federal Reserve

53 - An Introduction to The Federal Reserve

April 20, 2021

What is the Federal Reserve and what do they do? Today on Main St. Finance, we are going to cover those two topics extensively! The Federal Reserve plays a huge part in helping or hurting the overall economy, and today you'll find out why. I am planning on having numerous episodes about the Fed, but this week is just a nice and easy introduction to central banking.

 

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Show Email address: Mainstfinance@gmail.com
Twitter Account: @MainStMoney
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWzLF_ZCgeDJ6PcIovg9ww

52 - The Dual Income Trap

52 - The Dual Income Trap

April 13, 2021

Today on the show, I give an explanation of of a concept popularized by US Senator Elizabeth Warren. The Dual Income Trap is when a couple builds a lifestyle around both spouses working, but then find there to be zero flexibility when kids come along or when one spouse becomes unable to work. When this happens, One of the spouses can no longer work and then there is only one income to support the previously established two income lifestyle. Listen on the episode today where I cover how to preempt this issue!

 

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Here is the link to Elizabeth Warren's Book

 

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51 - The Efficient Market Hypothesis

51 - The Efficient Market Hypothesis

April 6, 2021

Today on the show, I give an explanation of one of the most controversial theories in modern finance; The Theory of Efficient Markets. I'll explain what this theory is and how it affects you as a modern investor.

 

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Show Email address: Mainstfinance@gmail.com
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YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWzLF_ZCgeDJ6PcIovg9ww

50 - Inflation Worries and How to Prepare with Brian Dress From Left Brain Wealth Management

50 - Inflation Worries and How to Prepare with Brian Dress From Left Brain Wealth Management

March 30, 2021

Brian Dress joins me on the show today to talk about preparing your portfolio for a potential high inflation environment. Brian is an investment advisor and Director of Research for Left Brain Wealth Management. We talk about the possibilities of Growth Stocks, Real Assets, Bonds, International stocks, and cryptocurrency being able to help offset the risks of inflation on your portfolio.

 

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Brian’s Links

Left Brain Website: www.leftbrainwm.com

Left Brain Investment Research: www.leftbrainir.com

Discount Code for 25% off: MAINST25

Fortune Makers Zoom Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fortune-makers-wealth-builders-tickets-144074299107

Event is on April 8th

 

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Roku: Ticker- ROKU

Blackstone Minerals: Ticker- BSM

 

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Website: www.MainStFinance.org
Show Email address: Mainstfinance@gmail.com
Twitter Account: @MainStMoney
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxWzLF_ZCgeDJ6PcIovg9ww

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