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We’re opening up the mailbag with your letters about long term care, social security, choosing a career, and picking investments.
Steph asks if Long Term Care Insurance should be part of her financial plan? If so, what is a good age to take out a policy and what should I be looking for?
Chris wants to know what makes a Leveraged ETF leveraged?
Roberto brings us back to a previous episode where we talked about using debt as a tool to invest. Leveraging debt multiplies risk and could lead to bankruptcy – and we completely agree! Thanks for helping us clarify that.
Will’s Australian employer pays 9.5% of his pay into a retirement account. He is 23 years old, so what options should he select?
LC had a great question: “Can you use the same tools that identify good stocks to identify if the company would be a good employer as well?”
Craig is rocking his savings. For the past few years Craig has been dollar cost averaging $200 a month into a taxed account. It has grown to $100,000. The account has .7 to .8 percent in management fees. Should he move the money into an account with lower fees or begin funneling the $200 a month into a lower cost fund?
Thanks to everyone who has sent in questions.
Don’t stop! Send us your questions for a future Listener Letters episode.
Today’s episode is sponsored by BUZZ Index
Linda P. Jones | Be Wealthy and Smart
Doug Goldstein | Rich as a King
Miranda Marquit | Adulting.tv
Devin Carroll | Social Security Intelligence
For a quick bio of each of our show participants, head on over to our panelists’ page.
About our sponsor, BUZZ Index
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