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Ep 190: Catch 22: Inflation or Recession?

June 22, 2022
Today’s episode addresses the question ‘Do we continue to let inflation run roughshod over our purchasing power, or do we raise interest rates and risk plunging our country into a recession?’ David states that Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is fast approaching a grim crossroad in which he may h...

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David McKnight is a highly regarded speaker whose workshop The Power of Zero has been seen by thousands of Americans across the country. He has made frequent appearances on Bloomberg Radio, The New York Times, CNBC, Yahoo! Finance, Nasdaq.com, Reuters, Investor’s Business Daily and numerous other national publications. Most recently David was a main platform speaker at Forum 400, an annual gathering of the top 1% of financial advisors in the country. In the summer of 2014, he was a Focus Speaker at the annual world-wide meeting of the Million Dollar Round Table in Toronto, Canada.

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Ep 190
Catch 22: Inflation or Recession?
June 22, 2022Duration: 09:12

Today’s episode addresses the question ‘Do we continue to let inflation run roughshod over our purchasing power, or do we raise interest rates and risk plunging our country into a recession?’ David states that Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is fast approaching a grim crossroad in which he may h...

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Ep 189
The Dave Ramsey Buy Term and Invest the Difference Fallacy
June 15, 2022Duration: 08:39

This episode focuses on the unsettling math behind Dave Ramsey’s recommendation to buy term and invest the difference. David shares the definition of the ‘Buy Term and Invest the Difference’ approach, and talks about Ramsey’s claim that permanent life insurance is a rip-off. For David, Dave Ramsey m...

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Ep 188
Could Inflation Lead to Higher Taxes?
June 8, 2022Duration: 12:40

David shares a stat from the US Labor Department: as of May 11th, inflation over the last 12 months through April of 2022 has been 8.3%. David explains that the general belief is that inflation doesn’t necessarily translate to more taxes because the IRS has been historically good at indexing tax bra...

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Ep 187
The Biggest Objection to a Tax-Free Retirement
June 1, 2022Duration: 11:56

“I don’t want to pay the taxes on my Roth Conversion” is the single greatest objection David sees every week. David believes that whoever makes that argument is basically saying that they don’t want to pre-emptively pay a tax before the IRS absolutely requires it of them and that they think their ta...

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Ep 186
The Truth About Municipal Bonds
May 25, 2022Duration: 11:14

Today’s podcast explains why it might be a massive mistake to invest in municipal bonds. The reason why this is such an important topic is our unusual fixation with municipal bonds when trying to set up a tax-free retirement. Interest from municipal bonds counts as provisional income. That means tha...

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