EP:67 The Hiatus Break

“The Break”…

Back in the day a “Break” in a record would mean a chance to actually “Break-Dance”. Now it’s just mean a Hiatus. I miss those days.

Just as is needed to review and assess direction or “Re-Balance” the portfolio or overall personal finance picture.  The MWPF podcast is going into a “Break Mode”, during which, there’s still plenty work to be done in “Re-balancing”, so maybe not too much of a break actually.  So here’s the outlook, a larger focus on specific instruction and education based podcasts, segments, series’ and feature interviews ( because I still dig interviewing people that do money stuff for a living), and some video “how to” action.  So yeah, it may take a bit to pull it all in, and maybe some help too! .

Living Will Forms

In the meantime, check out the archive of podcasts and posts ranging from

  • Ep:1 “Dollar Cost Averaging”
  • Ep:19 “Top Ten Small Business Rules”
  • Ep:52 “Eric B. is President”
  • Ep:49 “Which is Sexy, Money or Finance?”

Continue stay on track with your finances and the practice of maintaining your economic foundation for prosperity, there’s plenty come regarding doing just that.  Also, don’t forget to check out the list of podcasts recommended for good listening between the archive shows.

-Miles.

EP:63 The Valentine’s Money

No romance without finance

Valentine’s Day is All About The Money.

Pay attention as you get yourself all wrapped up into Valentine’s Day. The flowers, cards and candy.  Watch your spending and the spending of your courtier, if your paying close enough attention you’ll be able to see early signs of good financial behavior or terribly irresponsible spending.  Either way while you sitting at that pre-fixe overpriced cold dinner looking into each others’ eyes, it’s a good time to ask, “hey, so how’s your credit?”.  Pay attention to the surprise in their eyes, or the pleasure to share such information in an attempt to communicate their openess to discuss finance and the future.  And when the bill comes back with no surprise “declined” comment, you realize …they might actually be a keeper.

-Miles.

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EP:60 Plan For Life and Death

Plan for Both Life and Death, Because Both Have Expenses.

Alysia M. Hicks
Living Wills

On this week’s episode, an interview with Funeral Services Director Alysia M. Hicks.  We discuss the business of managing final arrangements, burials, becoming a mortician/ funeral director, rumors about the business and of course …how much does it cost to bury someone???  In this very straight forward conversation Alysia M. Hicks is able to give some true insight on a range of topics from what it takes to become a funeral director and the level of casket side manner required to be a “Doctor of Dead People”.

-Miles

 

Quit and Do You: Rebroadcast*

New Year, New Motivations.

It’s the beginning of a new year and many of us promised ourselves to take it to the next level for the new year, last year.  This time most of us are ready, some of us have even painted ourselves in a corner to force us to get it done. Commitment devices aside, it’s sometimes hard working for less than we’re worth or those undeserving of our abilities.  We have the confidence, the skill-set and some of us even have the money to get started in a our own business.  Is now the time to “Quit and Do You” ?  This is a Re-broadcast, now seems a good time as any to take a look at some tips on whether or not to jump ship and venture out on your own.

-Miles.

EP54 Is it A Scam?

Is It a Scam???

Be careful, a lot investment schemes and even some scams are looking to get over over like a fat rat.  Investment schemes and scams are nothing new, as matter of fact, these things are always refreshed and updated for modern times.  Whether it’s Ivan Boesky, Madoff, some new unknown investment company promising real estate profits or a foray into Forex.  Ask questions, ask questions, ask questions   …and look for the tell tale signs.

 

-Miles.

Sexy: Money or Finance?

Which Has More Sexiness, Money or Finance?

No romance without finance
No romance without finance

In this episode a quick breakdown of Money vs. Finance as it relates to sex appeal.  Which has more allure? Which is more exciting? How do we approach the idea of money in comparison to the way we approach the idea of finance?  If you thought there were no differences, or if you’ve given it no though at all. this episode digs into the differences and tries to figure which of the two has more sex appeal.

-Miles

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Every Year is Election Year

Election Year is Every Year.

Every Dollar is a Vote!

What’s up with voting? What’s up with this current Presidential election? Usually the largest number of people turn out to vote in the general election, people seem to take it personal.  That’s a good thing, not so good is that once they’ve made their choice for president, they go back home and go to bed for more four years.  People miss out on all of the voting in between the four years, the voting for everything from local mayor, prosecutor, sheriff, the board of education to the city council and consequently all of the people that the foregoing hire or appoint while they are in office. Essentially, a mini administration.

 

Guess what that means? Ultimately, the local vote can be more meaningful to the quality of your everyday life in a far greater way than the once every four years presidential election.  But make no mistake about it, the BIG election does get all the attention.  Lest we forget, beyond the annual and biannual elections, use everything you do as an opportunity to vote. Every Year is Election Year.

-Miles.

The Podcast Playlist

The Question Mark Guy

The Podcast Episode Playlist

Mic and Headphones Set

This episode details the current play list of subscribed podcasts directly from my favorites folder.  It is somewhat a reference list on money and finance related podcasts alongside some entertainment podcasts, good shows no doubt.  I share this list to offer good shows you can check out between episodes of Miles Weekly, some of the best on money are listed here with some of the most creative and most passionate on the podcasts they produce.  There’s an insane amount of podcast lists and directories, maybe even as many podcasts, but this is the “play list” straight from my cracked screen phone.  Podcasters love feedback, so when you check out these podcasts don’t forget to rate them and let them know how they’re doing. Give them “5 – Stars” (preferably), comments, even some criticism if you think they’re entertaining, informative or useful.

Where to get your podcasts….

Stitcher. iTunes. BeyondPod. Soundcloud. Google Play.  …or type “podcast” in your search browser.

 

-Miles

Paper Money

Paper Money

Playing With Paper.

Paper Money Soldier
Paper Money Soldier

Not sure about this whole investing thing?  It can be fairly easy and straightforward to get set up with a brokerage and even link your existing bank account, then what?  Start buying stocks …buy, buy, buy!  Okay, maybe not so fast.  There may be a few things to learn first, like what stock to choose and even if it’s a good time to buy it.   Luckily, there’s plenty of instruction and guidance available whether you want to learn about buying stocks, mutual funds, bonds, commodities and the list goes on.  Some instruction is free, some is pay per play, most is good and some is great.  Either way, once you have got some sort of an idea of what to buy and how …buy, buy, buy!  Wait, not so fast, first you’ll need money, money, money!  Well before you go risking your cash you can maybe try trading with “paper” or “paper money” that is, trading with not so real cash. You can do what’s known as paper trading to maybe get a feel for what you’re doing, try out a few strategies, buy some stock and see how things go before you actually go live and start using your “actual” cash.  But don’t go trading off all your good luck with the paper money trading, save some of that good luck for executing real trades and investments.

-Miles.