Searching for the Horizon
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by Kevin Mahoney, CFP®
3d ago
When did you last feel uncomfortable about the uncertainty surrounding a financial decision?   In this episode, Kevin Mahoney, CFP®, who specializes in financial planning for Millennials, discusses how we can counter the deceiving inner dialogues we have about money.   Ultimately, we’ll never quite achieve complete certainty. But we don’t need to settle for flying by the seat of our pants, either. Our beliefs, priorities, and interests empower us to seize some control, even under stressful circumstances.   Welcome to Financially Well, the finance podcast for Millennials ..read more
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Why Millennials May Think About Money Differently Than Our Parents
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by Kevin Mahoney, CFP®
1M ago
Will our generation think differently about money in the years ahead? The "Great Recession" that started in 2007 seemed to highlight that Millennials face different financial realities than our parents. More recently, the pandemic and high inflation may have given us little choice but to approach our personal finances differently. In this episode, Kevin Mahoney, CFP®, who specializes in financial planning for Millennials, will give six examples of why the narrative about Millennials and money needs an update. Stock prices, the housing market, inflation, and economic downturns will always force ..read more
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3 Steps Millennials with Variable Income Can Take to Invest Consistently
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by Kevin Mahoney, CFP®
2M ago
Does an annual bonus make up a large part of your overall income? Do you own your own business or get paid based on a nine-month academic calendar? Many Millennials must learn to navigate a variable income dynamic at some point during the year. In this episode, Kevin Mahoney, CFP®, who specializes in financial planning for Millennial parents, talks through how you can still consistently invest with confidence, despite variable income. Kevin will explain how variable income can empower your desired investing habit. You need to become proactive about your finances, so you actually do. In other w ..read more
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Are You Earning Enough Memories From Your Money?
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by Kevin Mahoney, CFP®
2M ago
When did you last use your money to create an experience or memory that made you feel happy, personally content, or proud? “Memories are an investment in our future selves," writes Bill Perkins, author of the book Die With Zero, that "pay dividends and help us live richer lives.” Yet, in this episode, Kevin Mahoney, CFP®, who specializes in financial planning for Millennials, discusses why we often struggle to exchange our money for experiences.  In fact, Kevin explains why people who say they’re saving up for retirement are not actually spending those retirement savings once they reach r ..read more
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Why Your Financial Confidence Matters as Much as Your Income
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by Kevin Mahoney, CFP®
2M ago
Does your level of wealth ultimately determine how you think and feel about money? A behavioral economist recently wanted to understand what characteristics and circumstances help improve our financial wellbeing. In this episode, Kevin Mahoney, CFP®, who specializes in financial planning for Millennials, shares that those with higher incomes have more positive financial emotions. But, as you may have guessed, that’s not the important finding here. Rather, Kevin will explain why financial confidence appears to be more important to financial wellbeing than income. As Sarah Newcomb, the economist ..read more
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Will a Home Bias in Investing Limit Your Potential Wealth?
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by Kevin Mahoney, CFP®
2M ago
Is the U.S. always the best country in the world for investing your savings?   Video   ▶️ Watch this episode on YouTube   ***   Episode Description   A Yale economist recently found that popular personal finance authors all show a home bias when offering investment recommendations. In this episode, Kevin Mahoney, CFP®, who specializes in financial planning for Millennials, discusses how we’re all vulnerable to this psychological shortcoming. Essentially, humans prefer things simply because we’re familiar with them.   Kevin will explain why the U.S. stock market is ..read more
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Why You May Not Need Fintech Apps for Investing on Your Phone
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by Kevin Mahoney, CFP®
2M ago
Where should you invest your money? Kevin Mahoney, CFP® will discuss the emergence of fintech apps. In particular, he’ll review the differences between robo advisors and more traditional investment firms. Or, as he thinks of the decision, Betterment vs Vanguard. Kevin, who specializes in college financial planning for Millennial parents, will share why the easy, slick interfaces that the fintech apps offer also appeal to him. And how he’s just as vulnerable as anyone else to clever marketing. But ultimately, he’ll emphasize that he doesn’t want to spend any more time than necessary in his inve ..read more
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Should You Wait to Buy a House if You Have a Low Mortgage Rate?
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by Kevin Mahoney, CFP®
2M ago
With mortgage rates climbing, should you wait to buy a house now? Welcome to Financially Well, the finance podcast for Millennials. In this episode, Kevin Mahoney, CFP® will discuss whether the housing market “reset” that we’re experiencing means you should hold off on pursuing a new house, especially if you already have an affordable rent or low mortgage rate. Kevin, who specializes in financial planning for Millennial parents, will focus on putting higher mortgage rates into context for you. Your financial calculations related to housing may have changed significantly in recent months. But t ..read more
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Will Money Management in Retirement Be Easier Than You've Heard?
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by Kevin Mahoney, CFP®
2M ago
Will you have enough money in retirement? In fact, you’re more likely to grow your wealth in retirement than run out of money. In this episode, Kevin Mahoney, CFP®, who specializes in college financial planning for Millennial parents, discusses money management in retirement. In particular, he reviews data showing that your spending is most likely to decline as you get older. In addition, the worst-case financial scenario that you may fear in retirement probably won’t happen. Instead, Kevin will encourage you to focus on what you can control: investing consistently over an extended period of t ..read more
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The 5 Best Books for Millennials About Money
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by Kevin Mahoney, CFP®
2M ago
What are the best books for Millennials about money? Welcome to Financially Well, the finance podcast for Millennials. In this episode, Kevin Mahoney, CFP® will discuss a few of his favorite alternatives to financial blogs and social media posts.  Our personal finances don’t need to be complicated. That’s not the same as easy, though. The financial tradeoffs we face certainly make our financial decisions challenging. Kevin, who specializes in financial planning for Millennial parents, will show why the right information can help to eliminate unnecessary stress and self-doubt ..read more
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