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Lessons in Mutual Funds and Investments with John McConnell (Ep. 24)



Throughout the pandemic, you probably heard it countless times: “The days of living off of one job are over.” You must invest your money into either stock, bonds or mutual funds, so your money can make money. 

The next thought that takes over your mind may be, “why would I invest my money into something that I know nothing about? What if I invest $1000 in a mutual fund and the company goes bankrupt?”

In this episode, Greg DuPont is joined again by guest John McConnell, founder of McConnell Financial. This time around, they’re taking a break from discussing bonds and have now pivoted to discussing mutual funds and investments. 

Greg & John  discusses:

  • What a REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) is 
  • How Floating Rate Funds work 
  • Why insurance companies are the safest place to invest money
  • 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.


The Conundrum of Stocks and Bonds with John McConnell (Ep. 23)



The conversation around bonds may be a new discussion for many individuals. 

However, it’s important to understand what they are, their role in your portfolio and what you can expect from bonds in the future.

In this episode, Greg DuPont is joined by guest John McConnell, founder of McConnell Financial. With the rise in interest rates, you may start to see the cost of bonds decreasing. Especially if you are retiring soon, find out if you should consider these investments, or whether you should continue your investments in bonds.

Greg and John discuss:

  • Why the feds are raising interest rates
  • Bond funds vs. bond ETFs
  • Who can sell and buy bonds
  • The new and improved mutual funds
  • And more!

Connect with Gregory DuPont:

Connect with John McConnell

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.