Keep it Simple
The Art of Reading Returns

The Art of Reading Returns

November 15, 2022

On today’s episode of Keep It Simple, learn how to approach and interpret a return and what different returns mean. Return formulas can be confusing, and since they are invaluable we are taking the time today to break things down and go over the things you need to look for when evaluating your returns. You need to know what you’re measuring, what you’re measuring with, and what you’re measuring against. Our goal is to help you make good choices when you are looking at changing your approach to returns to help you profit later. Remember that you don’t need all the data in the world, just a good strategy and consistency. The more you understand the more at peace you will be, so let’s get to learning.

 

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[00:00] Show intro 

[00:28] What we’re talking about today 

[01:15] The most common mistakes made with returns 

[03:23] Framework of mental checks when evaluating returns 

[09:14] Understanding the nature of the market 

[11:40] Knowing what you’re measuring with 

[14:47] Rolling returns 

[16:26] Why do rolling returns set better expectations?

[21:24] Knowing what you’re measuring against: benchmarks 

[29:32] The returns cheat sheet 

[33:47] Where to get more resources 

[34:33] Closing comments 

[35:02] Outro 

Could Medicare Be Anymore Complicated?

Could Medicare Be Anymore Complicated?

November 9, 2022

It’s never too early to start planning your future, so today we are talking about all things Medicare. We are breaking down all the parts of Medicare and explaining the pros and cons to the different paths you can take, as well as where to go if you need help sorting out your Medicare plan. Connect with Adam or Janet at their website, www.assetbuilder.com/podcast

[00:00] Disclaimer/show intro

[00:28] Episode intro

[01:21] The body line of the episode

[03:47] Medicare and it’s structure

[07:31] How do you know when it’s time to enroll in Medicare?

[09:26] Why start Medicare right at 65?

[11:28] Part A and B: why are they separate and what are they?

[14:47] Shopping based on premiums vs. company vs. customer service

[18:09] What is Medigap and how to utilize it

[23:19] Decision tree in regards to Medicare

[26:08] Resources for learning about Medicare

[31:19] Janet’s personal experience with Medicare

[35:16] Closing comments

[37:06] Wrap up and outro

Breaking Down the Student Debt Relief Plan

Breaking Down the Student Debt Relief Plan

September 29, 2022

Investment Advisor Representatives Adam Morse and Janet Griffith discuss the recent Student Debt Relief plan announced by the White House and what it means for millions of Americans as well as the American economy.

 

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Will Social Security Run Out in 2030?

Will Social Security Run Out in 2030?

August 22, 2022

Adam Morse and Janet Griffith discuss the ins and outs of social security and how to prepare ourselves for whatever the future holds. 

 

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Responding to Elon Musk’s Tweet

Responding to Elon Musk’s Tweet

August 8, 2022

Adam Morse and Janet Griffith respond to a well-known innovator billionaire, Elon Musk, who recently tweeted that Index investors are misallocating funds in the market. Listen to Adam and Janet's rebuttal on another exciting episode of Keep it Simple. 

 

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Inflation vs Stagflation – What’s the Difference?

Inflation vs Stagflation – What’s the Difference?

July 13, 2022

Investment Advisor Representatives Adam Morse and Janet Griffith discuss the history of stagflation and how it affects our economy today. 

 

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How to Invest in an Unpredictable Market

How to Invest in an Unpredictable Market

June 6, 2022

Adam Morse and Janet Griffith know a volatile market can challenge your mettle – especially if you're retired. But they also know that the investors that stick it through come out ahead in the long run. Today we offer a gentle reminder to ignore the headlines and follow the historical data instead. 

 

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Are There Good Reasons to NOT Invest?

Are There Good Reasons to NOT Invest?

May 16, 2022

Polls say that half of Americans don't invest their money at all. Adam Morse and Janet Griffith discuss and refute common arguments against investing in the market.

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Responses To 10 Common Arguments Against Investing (Article by David Booth)

https://www.popular.com/en/popularone/articles/investments/responses-to-10-common-arguments-against-investing/

 

 

Quotes All Investors Should Know

Quotes All Investors Should Know

May 2, 2022

Adam Morse and Janet Griffith deconstruct great quotes from great investors and extract lessons for us to use in our own investment lives. 

 

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How to Spring Clean Your Investment

How to Spring Clean Your Investment

April 13, 2022

Adam Morse and Janet Griffith discuss a list of helpful things you can do to get your finances a little more organized and optimized for the future. 

 

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