Gifting Stock, Pay Off Debt or Buy a House, and Saving in Brazilian Currency – MTI151

Great questions from listeners in the mailbag today:

Max wants to give his parents a gift of $10,000 when they retire in a few years. They absolutely won’t accept a cash gift, so could I give them stock instead?

Georgie shares a really interesting metaphor for converting his peers to getting into the market.

Jeremy paid off of all his credit card debt and a ton of student loans in 2 years. Should I continue paying off my debt or begin saving for a house?

Zach questions our decision to have a sponsor, BUZZ Index, when the show is educational about all the various ways to manage money and investments. Joe explains the purpose of the show and how A.I. is helping evolve the active investing industry.

Mike is a newb at investing, but sees the market as being more susceptible to bubbleage with qualitative analysis, roboadvisors and giant indexes. He asks what we think about the possibility that the market is becoming more volatile.

Antonio and his family moved to the United States in 2014. They have a household income of $400,000, giving them lots of room to save and invest. Would it make sense to invest in Brazil where funds can pay around 10-15 percent per year?

Justin asks Miranda to “please stop suggesting people invest their emergency funds in the market!” He almost drove his car off the freeway when he first heard it and thinks this is a bad recommendation for new investors listening to the show.

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Joe Saul-Sehy | Stacking Benjamins
Linda P. Jones | Be Wealthy and Smart
Doug Goldstein | Rich as a King

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