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Preparing Yourself to be Financially Ready for Elderly Care (Ep.34)



52% of people turning 65 are going to need some type of long term care over their lifetime. Aging parents is something many of us are going to have to deal with at some point in our lives. 

In this episode, Greg DuPont talks about how important it is to start budgeting for your future healthcare costs and figuring out how your parents can budget for theirs. With the right planning, you can make this inevitable journey a lot smoother.

Greg discusses:

  • The nationwide average cost of elderly care per month
  • The difference between long term care and assisted living
  • How many retirees end up with dementia or some health issue
  • Strategies to help you save on long term care in the future
  • And more!

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Understanding the Historical Trends of the Markets (Ep.33)



Do you believe that history tends to repeat itself? The markets have been down recently and if it is anything like the past, it could be down for a while.

In this episode, Greg DuPont goes back as far as 1897 to explain how the markets have been working and how trends tend to repeat themselves. In order to improve at what we do, we have to learn from the past to avoid the same mistakes. 

Greg discusses:

  • The history and trends of the market
  • The Shiller PE ratio and the S&P 500 
  • Who is going to be affected by the markets the most
  • Is the market going to continue to decrease
  • And more!

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Real Estate Market Opportunities Right Now! Part 2 With Richard Davis. (Ep.32)



In the previous episode, we talked about some challenges real estate investors may face as well as the opportunities for them.

In this episode, Richard Davis is back to dig into more specifics about real estate. If you are currently looking for additional sources of income, tune in today for some tips and tricks you can use to start earning with these opportunities in real estate.

Richard discusses:

  • Niches to add to your real estate portfolio
  • The major opportunity in real estate with baby boomers
  • The future of modular buildings 
  • Running a part-time Airbnb 
  • And more!

Resources: 

Free copy of Get The Most Money For Your Real Estate Investment by Rick Davis

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About our guest:

Rick Davis is an experienced Real Estate Agent, Commercial Builder, New Home Builder and Insurance Adjuster, licensed and experienced in commercial and residential real estate sales construction and restoration. He was first licensed in Real Estate in 1972, then in Construction in 1976.  He is licensed in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida.

 


Real Estate Market Opportunities Right Now! With Richard Davis (Ep.31)



With real estate at all time highs, what kind of opportunities are there available to make the most out of it?

In this episode, Greg DuPont is joined by Richard Davis, an expert in what is happening in the real estate industry currently. He explains how you can make the most of the housing industry when it comes to figuring out if you should sell, buy, or rent your house/properties and the best ways to do it.

Greg discusses:

  • The opportunities for individual investors in real estate
  • The problems with interest rates and inflation when purchasing a home
  • Why a cap rate is important in real estate investing and what it means
  • Finding deals with housing auctions
  • And more!

Resources: 

Free copy of Get The Most Money For Your Real Estate Investment by Rick Davis

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About our guest:

Rick Davis is an experienced Real Estate Agent, Commercial Builder, New Home Builder and Insurance Adjuster. licensed and experienced in commercial and residential real estate sales construction and restoration. He was first licensed in Real Estate in 1972, then in Construction in 1976.  He is licensed in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida.

 


The Upcoming Paradigm Shift in the Economy (Ep.30)



Are we headed towards stormy seas when it comes to inflation and the economy? 

In this episode, Greg DuPont talks about why he believes there are some big changes that are going to happen to our lives in the next 10 – 20 years. With new technology, we can expect a longer life span, and with that comes many more possibilities we did not think possible.

Greg discusses:

  • The economic, demographic, and sociological changes on the horizon
  • Whether cash is the safest investment right now
  • What retiring later may be able to do for you
  • The opportunities available in the next few years
  • And more!

Resources: 

Book: Life Force by Tony Robbins

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Things You Should Know Before a Recession (Ep.29)



Have you had to cut back on your daily spending recently? With inflation increasing rapidly and interest rates rising, our purchasing power is quickly decreasing.

In this episode, Greg DuPont is joined by Kirk Chisholm to talk about why a recession is happening. You may want to put your money into stocks or cryptos to avoid losing to inflation, but is that a good idea during a time like this?

Greg and Kirk discuss:

  • Predictions for economy growth in the foreseeable future
  • How your monthly payments could double with inflation
  • Is a recession happening?
  • Stocks vs Bonds vs Cash vs Gold during a recession
  • And more!

Resources: 

Money Tree Investing

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About our guest: 

Kirk Chisholm is a Wealth Manager and Principal at Innovative Advisory Group, an independent Registered Investment Advisor located in Lexington, MA. He has been providing wealth management services to individuals, executives, entrepreneurs, and their families since 1999. He is an outside the box thinker, risk manager, inflation expert, blogger, podcaster, and all-around interesting guy. Kirk is dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all of his clients and their families. One of the benefits of working with Kirk is his patience, empathy, and his ability to provide clear and easy-to-understand explanations to complex financial topics.


An Unpredictable Future With Biotech Advancements. (Ep.28)



With new biotechnology being released daily, what we once knew in the medical field is being replaced by new discoveries. Harvard medical school reported that the half-life of medical knowledge was 18 to 24 months and is predicted to be decreasing rapidly. 

In this episode, Greg DuPont is joined again by John McConnel to talk about what the future holds for the rapid advancements in biotech. With the possibility of an extended life span, what does it mean for the stock market and your retirement planning?

Greg and John discuss:

  • Where biotech is headed
  • What the advancement in medicine has done for patients already
  • Changing your priorities when planning for the future
  • The effect baby boomers can have on the stock market
  • And more!

Resources: 

Book: Life Force by Tony Robbins

Podcast: Exponential Wisdom by Peter Diamandis and Dan Sullivan

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About our guest:

John is passionate about sharing the truth around retirement planning. He started his career at Morgan Stanley and progressed into a long-term care and disability brokerage firm. He was later recruited by MetLife as one of six product specialists throughout the country. John was then sought out by one of the country’s largest distributors of retirement solutions before returning to his true calling of helping retirees navigate this unusual time that we now live in.

 


Bitcoin And The Blockchain (Ep.27)



When it comes to Bitcoin and Blockchain, its main purpose has changed slightly, but does that mean it isn’t a good investment anymore?

In this episode, Greg DuPont is joined by John McConnell to answer all the questions you may have about Bitcoin and the Blockchain. It may be hard to understand where its value comes from but once you understand, you can start making better decisions with your NFT and Crypto purchases.

Greg and John discuss:

  • The strategic way to invest in Bitcoin
  • Why Bitcoin is at risk of being manipulated
  • How traceable Bitcoin is
  • The value behind NFT’s
  • And more!

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About our guest:

John is passionate about sharing the truth around retirement planning. He started his career at Morgan Stanley and progressed into a long-term care and disability brokerage firm. He was later recruited by MetLife as one of six product specialists throughout the country. John was then sought out by one of the country’s largest distributors of retirement solutions before returning to his true calling of helping retirees navigate this unusual time that we now live in.

 


Are There Investment Opportunities as a Result of Inflation? (Ep. 26)



Many Americans are feeling the effects of inflation in the market. What can you do with your money right now to help combat inflation now and in the future?

There may be investment opportunities available now as a result of inflation to give you an edge in this market.

In this episode, Greg DuPont and John McConnell share some tactics that may be able to help you offset, and potentially beat inflation with your investing. Greg and John explain that there may be some ticking time bombs that you should watch out for and share how you can address inflation within your portfolio.

Greg and John discuss:

  • Tactics for investing to combat rising inflation rates
  • The rule of 72 and how it relates to investing with inflation in mind
  • Whether you should scale back your spending now
  • The ticking time bomb inside of conservative and moderate portfolios
  • And more!

Resources: 

Is Inflation Going to Get Worse? (Ep. 25)

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About our guest:

John is passionate about sharing the truth around retirement planning. He started his career at Morgan Stanley and progressed into a long-term care and disability brokerage firm. He was later recruited by MetLife as one of six product specialists throughout the country. John was then sought out by one of the country’s largest distributors of retirement solutions before returning to his true calling of helping retirees navigate this unusual time that we now live in.


Is Inflation Going to Get Worse? (Ep. 25)



Have you wondered what is happening with the rising cost of gas, groceries, and many other basic necessities?

Inflation is an economic reality, and it does need to be a part of your plans moving forward. 

In this episode, Greg DuPont and John McConnell explain what is happening with inflation in today’s economy. Greg and John share the impact that COVID has had economically, but with new measures getting put into place, can deflation happen in a sustainable way, or could we potentially see a recession, much like the ‘08 crisis?

Greg and John discuss:

  • Is Inflation worse than deflation?
  • Will the US be able to maintain the value of our currency?
  • The impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on American inflation rates
  • What is really happening with inflation in the USA
  • And more

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About our guest:

John is passionate about sharing the truth around retirement planning. He started his career at Morgan Stanley and progressed into a long-term care and disability brokerage firm. He was later recruited by MetLife as one of six product specialists throughout the country. John was then sought out by one of the country’s largest distributors of retirement solutions before returning to his true calling of helping retirees navigate this unusual time that we now live in.