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The world is a weird, wacky, wonderful place! In this podcast Emily Roberts scrounges up the most chaotic stories she can find and Claire Middeke responds with positive tales of hope and wonder. Join Emily and Claire every other Wednesday to explore topics of science, history, pop culture, and more! Music: Funk it How it is by Tobias Weber
 
Real, useful information for everyday people that can be translated into daily life and thought. Each week we cover a different aspect of financial planning, retirement options, and current economic conditions in common sense language that everyone can understand. We will bring on Special Guests to help us explain what is it we see happening out in the real world and provide ideas for the “Average Joe” to take home and put to use.
 
All Fangs Considered looks at horror through the bloodshot eyes of two lifelong Monster Kids. It's a deep dive into the themes, ideas and echoes of horror films old and new. We like full moons, cobwebbed castles, mysterious rituals and staircases that lead down into the darkness. Join us. Hosted by Simon Glickman and Josh Gordon.
 
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The IRS has an opinion, they want us all to take the standard deduction, but is that the best for your retirement? Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FinancialEnhancementGroup Join our Facebook Group at www.yourlifeafterwork.com/FinancialTidbits Visit our website at www.yourlifeafterwork.com We wou…
 
Staying up to date on tax code changes is crucial! Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FinancialEnhancementGroup Join our Facebook Group at www.yourlifeafterwork.com/FinancialTidbits Visit our website at www.yourlifeafterwork.com We would love to answer your questions on air! Give us a call at 800-9…
 
This episode opens with a lot of dog pee pee talk. But once that's over, Emily deep dives into the Ever Given Suez Canal blockage and loses her mind over the moon, just a little bit. Claire discusses the best parts of St. Louis, MO: the people who make it wonderful. Follow us @chaosconsidered on twitter and Instagram. Visit chaosconsidered.com. Ema…
 
How do qualified dividends and long-term capital gains matter in your income strategy? Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FinancialEnhancementGroup Join our Facebook Group at www.yourlifeafterwork.com/FinancialTidbits Visit our website at www.yourlifeafterwork.com We would love to answer your quest…
 
Using the right timing of your gift, the right type of asset and to the right entity can make a large impact on your tax return. Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FinancialEnhancementGroup Join our Facebook Group at www.yourlifeafterwork.com/FinancialTidbits Visit our website at www.yourlifeafterw…
 
We all want what is left after we are gone to get to our heirs in the best possible way - least taxes, time, challenges. There are many legal documents you can use, but they are not all the same. Trusts and Wills are different. Which one is right for you? If control of the assets after your demise are your biggest concern, which is best for you to …
 
Kicking the can down the road" Imagine a cigarette salesperson saying, "Smoke these. They'll give you cancer in the future, and you won't need as much retirement savings." The same is valid for tax deferral. Use this today, it will feel good now and only jeopardize your retirement later on. Tax deferral, like chocolate cake, feels good in the momen…
 
Hey guys! We start this minisode hard and fast with some food crime. Go ahead and check out our Youtube to watch Claire literally eat her words! Glossing over the sins that have been committed, Emily squares up with the mechanics of cube-shaped wombat poop. Claire suggests a way to add a few more years to your life: concerts and museums! Follow us …
 
The Topic is the Fiduciary Focus with this show highlighting fees and expenses. - A fee is a known number while an expense is an operating cost that varies from year to year. Conveniently, Wall Street leaves out expenses allowing investors to often have greater unknown expenses rather than known fees. Your soldiers need to be fighting for your fina…
 
Stocks represent equity or ownership of a company. Bonds are debt instruments used to raise working capital for companies, governments, and municipalities. Traditionally, bonds are viewed as less volatile than stocks, but that is not always the case. There are long-term considerations you need to have in your portfolio regarding bonds or fixed inco…
 
There are things we do because we want to, have to do and think we are supposed to do. There are some things about your retirement you should be doing but possibly missing. Join Consider This Program to discover the missing pieces. Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FinancialEnhancementGroup Join o…
 
Preparing for an unknown future - economically, financially and your personal health are all part of the prescription for a great retirement and lasting legacy. Wonder what might derail your future hopes, dreams and desires? Join Consider This Program for answers. Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com…
 
This week Emily wishes Claire a very happy 24th birthday by talking all about an animal Claire specifically said she didn't like: the octopus! Claire looks forward to a year of growth by talking about some very cool science and innovation in the form of tree cocoons that allow saplings to survive in some of the earth's harshest climates. Follow us …
 
Transitioning into retirement is just as much emotional and physical as it is financial! On this episode of Consider This Program we will discuss potential strategies for a happy retirement. Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FinancialEnhancementGroup Join our Facebook Group at www.yourlifeafterwor…
 
Did you know cash may not be the best gift for your favorite charities? Join Consider this to find strategies that help your charity and your tax return! Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FinancialEnhancementGroup Join our Facebook Group at www.yourlifeafterwork.com/FinancialTidbits Visit our webs…
 
There are many options for your kids and grandkids when it comes to student housing. Coming up we will discuss things to consider when determining the most optimal housing solutions and college planning on Consider This Program. Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FinancialEnhancementGroup Join our …
 
Different tools do different jobs. Find out on Consider This Program why a refinancing of your mortgage might make sense for your retirement. Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FinancialEnhancementGroup Join our Facebook Group at www.yourlifeafterwork.com/FinancialTidbits Visit our website at www.y…
 
Your heart can travel, and your homes can change over time. There are things to consider when relocating, whether part-time or full-time. What are the reasons to relocate, when should you, and how to do it are things we will discuss on Consider This Program. Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/Finan…
 
At some point, your home will likely be sold by either yourself, surviving spouse or your heirs. The taxation is different depending on who receives the assets and how long you lived there. Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FinancialEnhancementGroup Join our Facebook Group at www.yourlifeafterwork…
 
Luke was a trained and educated man. He was a physician, a trained thinker and observer, and a qualified eyewitness to the foundations and beginnings of Christianity. He wrote what he saw and verified. He was a follower of the Christ. As scientific thinkers we have much in common with Luke and can have a high confidence in what he observed and reco…
 
Many scientific thinkers have a problem with the concept of the resurrection, living again after dying. This podcast discusses some key thoughts, assumptions and known data about the resurrection that helps a scientific thinker believe.Av drdougwyatt
 
This podcast discusses the teaching of Jesus during his trial and crucifixion and discusses the relationship of His disciple’s understanding to what He was saying. His discussions with the Jewish and Roman authorities also utilized teaching moments. Jesus actually mentions His teaching plan and style. For me, this helps me understand Jesus and His …
 
This podcast continues the discussion of the impacts of Jesus’ teaching with individuals, responses to questions, and how Jesus responded so that all may learn. We consider a few of Jesus’ teaching from his Transfiguration, where the last podcast ended, to just before He enters Jerusalem prior to His trial and crucifixion. As mentioned earlier, the…
 
We continue with a discussion of the teaching of Jesus directly to individuals or small groups, and the impacts it had on the local crowds and His followers. As critical thinkers we will appreciate the impact his teaching had on those who listened as well as the impacts of His actions.Av drdougwyatt
 
This podcast starts a series considering the teaching of Jesus beginning with the Sermon on the Mount. I consider the conditions and circumstances and to some extent the people who were following and listening to Jesus teach and then begin exploring His words and thoughts.Av drdougwyatt
 
This podcast follows the first 3 and considers the Christian life as a scientist. We discuss the observational concepts believed and practiced by Christians through time and how we can understand and believe as both a scientist and a Christian.Av drdougwyatt
 
Podcast 3 continues our discussion by considering the Christ from a reasoned observational perspective, at least I hope so. Thinking about the Christ, as a scientist, requires thoughts based on reaction all historical reality, conceptual inferences and personal belief.Av drdougwyatt
 
Podcast 1 considered the Creator God. Podcast 2 follows with a discussion on considering the Bible as a scientist also using reasoned observation. Hopefully this podcast discusses concepts that a person thinking as a scientist would accept as meaningful truth.Av drdougwyatt
 
QDRO is an acronym for Qualified Domestic Relations Order. In the case of a divorce where assets are held subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security ACT (ERISA) rules those assets are viewed as joint marital assets. Once the divorce is complete the non-account holding spouse's (alternate payee) right to receive all or a portion of the asset…
 
This one starts out with a food sin, and its not even Emily's part of the episode. Instead, Emily covers "SM" a woman who is incapable of feeling fear, except for one extreme circumstance. Claire explains the deep cultural and environmental role the Bankhar dogs serve in remote Mongolian communities, and the current efforts to bring the breed back …
 
The Kiddie Tax came onto the scene in 1986. This tax prevents parents from transferring large gifts of investments and avoid the taxes associated with the income they produce. Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FinancialEnhancementGroup Join our Facebook Gr…
 
According to the dictionary, a Trust is a legal relationship whereby an individual or couple (settlors) places their assets into the Trust. The trust now holds this property as its nominal owner for the good of one or more beneficiaries. The owners of the trust appoint “Trustees” who upon the owner's death will take over the administration of the t…
 
They call it the Sandwich Generation, but it's not really a generation as much as it is a time frame. Those years when we parents are busy taking care of our children with their needs and at the same time needing to devote more than just social time with our aging parents. Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Fac…
 
A gold IRA is one way to save for retirement. As its name suggests, instead of stocks or bonds, it holds gold in the form of bars, coins, and bullion. It can also contain other precious metals like platinum and silver. Typically, people who have a gold IRA are looking to diversify their assets and hedge against inflation. Connect with Financial Enh…
 
Do I need to hire a Financial Advisor is a question many folks ask themselves. The critical questions to ask yourself would be, Why do I need to hire a financial advisor? What benefits could a financial advisor provide my family and me? What type of guidance are we seeking if we were to hire a financial advisor? These questions can help guide the d…
 
If you are similar to most people, the term budget is a nasty six-letter word that no one likes. What do you mean I have to track where I am spending? Balance a checkbook; what does that mean? Better yet, what is a checkbook? I, too, feel this way, but I do know what a checkbook is! For most people, budgeting is not fun, and it doesn't come easy wh…
 
Emotions play a role in many facets of life, and many of us experience several of them daily. You may experience pure joy and happiness when a child is born and anger when that child does something to upset you later on in life. Everyday emotions play into our decision-making. Some people avoid swimming in the ocean because a shark could bite them.…
 
Drawdown refers to the decline in value from a prior high. Headlines are everywhere (and in many cases should be) with so many different investment classes seemingly on their way to the moon. For many permabears out there (investment strategists who sell doom and gloom), this also is a phrase they have recycled many times over the past decade. Conn…
 
Investment skill and market results are the two dominant go-to factors for a successful journey from saving to and through retirement. But the luck of timing (the era in which you begin saving and then the era in which you begin dissaving) can be an even more important factor than those two. Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Faceb…
 
Are we a true crime podcast now? Maybe! Emily tells the story of Kaspar Hauser, the mysterious German boy who may have been a lost prince. Meanwhile Claire really embraces her inner jock and gives a play by play of an exciting new sport: Marble Racing! Follow us on instagram and twitter @chaosconsidered. Email your topic suggestions to chaosconside…
 
Interest rates collapsed during the pandemic. But they have been on the rise, moving up quickly after the Biden election in November. (Side point: the real action has been in real interest rates) Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/FinancialEnhancementGroup Join our Facebook Group at www.yourlifeaft…
 
Housing prices have moved up strongly over the past year and a half or so to fully recover (and then some) the lost ground from the 2008 housing crisis. The pandemic has created abrupt changes to the housing market dynamics – likely in ways we have only begun to understand. But rising interest rates and a haunting memory from that not-so-distant cr…
 
What do you get when you combine a late night recording with an all new format? Whatever this is! In the first ever monthly podcast within a podcast, Emily explains height surgery and spins some very "interesting" tangents. For all the plant lovers, Claire brings both the Rose of Jericho and the "False" Rose of Jericho to life. Minisodes will relea…
 
You may find yourself in uncharted waters. There are things you need to consider about your tax bracket this year vs. next and whether or not you can use the standard or itemized tax deduction on your tax form 1040. We will discuss a few key considerations on Consider This Program. Join us! Connect with Financial Enhancement Group: Visit our Facebo…
 
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