Guests

AMERICA’S DO-IT-YOURSELF SYSTEM IS FAILING MANY RETIREES. ANSWERS FROM TWO RETIREMENT EXPERTS

December 13, 2019

Why are so many American seniors facing downward mobility in retirement? Retirement experts Teresa Ghilarducci and Jamie Hopkins have answers and solutions.

WEALTHTRACK Episode #1624; Originally Broadcast on December 13, 2019

Listen to the audio only version here:

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

70% of current retirees say they would have “no idea what they would do” without Social Security yet only 13% of Millennials expect to rely on it. That is just one of the stark differences between current and future retirees according to Wells Fargo’s 10th annual retirement survey. Download the study here [.pdf]

WEALTHTRACK’s retirement experts all agree that for most people deferring Social Security benefits until the age of 70 is one of the best financial decisions you can make. This website will help you find out what it could mean for you.

Explore This Episode

We have compiled additional information and content related to this episode. Select a tab from the box below for more.

JAMIE HOPKINS

Consuelo Mack
There is a retirement crisis in this country. It is becoming more apparent as 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day. A recent Wells Fargo survey found that more than eight in ten current retirees fund their retirement primarily with Social Security, or a pension; just 5 % do so from personal savings such as an IRA or 401(k). Seven in ten retirees say they would have “no idea what they would do” without Social Security.    
Continue Reading »

SLOWING ECONOMIES & RECORD LEVELS OF DEBT ARE A DANGEROUS MIX

December 6, 2019
Maximizing Medicare benefits, Minimizing healthcare costs with Medicare expert Dr. Katy Votava is our Public Television pledge special this week. Watch the episode here.
In part 2 of our podcast with influential economist David Rosenberg, he addresses the biggest problem currently facing governments, businesses, and consumers as global economies slow, plus where investors can find shelter in the next bear market. Listen to Part 1 here.
Continue Reading »

PRESCIENT ECONOMIST DAVID ROSENBERG WARNS OF MOUNTING RECESSION SIGNS

November 29, 2019
Social Security has been one of the most popular topics on WEALTHTRACK over the years. During public television’s fall fundraising drive we are revisiting our interview with Social Security guru, Mary Beth Franklin who will tell us about an expiring benefit for those born by January 1, 1954, and for younger viewers why tracking your social security account early can pay off. You can watch the episode again here.
NEW THIS WEEK…
Influential economist David Rosenberg lays out a persuasive case for the end of the record-breaking economic recovery in part one of a two-part WEALTHTRACK podcast. Listen to Part 2 here.
Continue Reading »

TRENNERT – GREAT ECONOMIC HERO

November 15, 2019

GREAT ECONOMIC HERO

Jason Trennert, a student of Wall Street, Main Street, and Washington has seen it all from his perch as an influential investment strategist and head of a leading macro research firm. Always on the look-out for inspiring leaders, he has one to share with us.

Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government

Watch the related WEALTHTRACK episode.

RECESSION & BEAR MARKET RISKS WITH FINANCIAL THOUGHT LEADER JASON TRENNERT

November 15, 2019

As the Dow and S&P 500 hit new records this week, there is much to contemplate and for the markets to digest in the final weeks of 2019. Time to consult Jason Trennert of Strategas Research Partners, a financial thought leader who has the scope to put it all together and tell us what it means.
Continue Reading »

Back to Top