A Chat About Cybersecurity in the Financial World with Emily Diaz, MAcc, CPA, CFP®



Protecting yourself in today’s world is more important than ever. Being proactive in developing security habits can give you a sense of comfort when it comes to your financial data.

In this episode,  Emily Diaz, MAcc, CPA, CFP®, provides some reminders about ways to protect your information and shares new resources that are available to help increase the security of your financial information.  

Emily shares more about:

  • Three important practices for protecting and securing your financial data
  • Tips for protecting your sensitive data when using the internet
  • Tricks for protecting your hard copy financial data
  • And more

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A Conversation About Value Investing with Thom Guidi, CFA and Mark Motley, CFA



There is not a simple or succinct definition of value investing.  Generally put, it is a style of investing that is in contrast to growth investing and considers valuation measures when determining stock selection. 

In this episode of the Foster & Motley podcast, Thom Guidi, CFA, and Mark Motley, CFA, discuss the ins and outs of value investing and why it’s an important piece of Foster & Motley investment approach. 

Thom and Mark share more about:

  • The father and grandfather of value investing
  • A definition of value investing
  • The history of value investing
  • Pitfalls to this strategy of value investing 
  • And more

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A Chat About Private Investments with Rachel Rasmussen, CFA, CDFA®



Private investments are different from publicly traded investments like stocks  and bonds. They’re limited to a certain type of investor and have a unique set of considerations. 

In this episode, Rachel Rasmussen, CFA, CDFA®, discusses the lesser known topic of private investments. She references specific examples of private investments and explains how some investors can target a wider range of opportunities than the public markets.

Rachel shares more about:

  • A definition of private investments
  • Types of private investments
  • Why private investments are a good fit for some portfolios
  • And more

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A Chat About Alternative Bonds with Zach Horn, MBA, CFP®, CMFC®



As you approach retirement, bonds are likely to become a more significant part of your asset allocation. Typically, bonds, traditional or alternative,  are a more stable way to generate cash flow to replace the paycheck that is lost moving into retirement. 

In this episode, Zach Horn, MBA, CFP, CMFC®, discusses why alternative bonds are a rising trend in the current environment of rapidly rising interest rates. He references specific examples of alternative bonds to help diversify your portfolio.

Zach also shares:

  • A definition of what bonds are
  • What an alternative bond is 
  • The benefits of alternative bonds
  • And more

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A Conversation About Rebalancing Your Portfolio with Ryan English, CFA, CPA, CFP®, and Nicholas Roth, CFP®



Balance is a tricky thing. Something that is balanced today may not maintain its balance; take investment portfolios, for example. When Foster & Motley begins working with a client, they balance their portfolio based on several targets, but over time rebalancing is necessary to maintain those targets.

In this episode, Ryan English, CFA, CPA, CFP®, and Nicholas Roth, CFP® explain their hands-on approach to rebalancing, and the importance of rebalancing across a household of accounts rather than individual accounts.

Ryan and Nick also talk about:

  • Two types of rebalances
  • The importance of rebalancing accounts
  • Why you don’t want one asset class to grow too big
  • And more

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A Chat About Health Savings Accounts with Zach Binzer, CFP®



Your health savings account may be more important and more flexible than you realize. While it was created to help people set aside funds for health care costs, the value doesn’t stop there. 

In this episode, Zach Binzer, CFP®, explains how you can maximize the value of your HSA and why it’s reasonable for some to consider it a retirement asset.

Zach also talks about:

  • The origin of HSAs
  • The triple tax benefit of contributing to an HSA
  • And more

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A Chat About a Retirement Hobby of Beekeeping with Dave Foster and Rachel Rasmussen, CFA, CDFA®



Finding a hobby you enjoy can make retirement that much sweeter. 

In this episode, Rachel Rasmussen, CFA, CDFA®, and Dave Foster discuss his retirement hobby of beekeeping. Dave shares about how we got into it, how he has managed to grow his operation and why he enjoys it so much. 

Rachel and David also chat about:

  • When he started beekeeping and why
  • Maintenance of the hives
  • What benefits he gets out of the bees
  • And more

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A Chat About Social Security with Luke Hail, MBA, CFP®



If you understand the way Social Security works and how it’s funded, you will understand why the probability of it running out of money is extremely low. 

In this episode, Luke Hail, MBA, CFP®, discusses the Social Security system’s benefits and some key points to remember before taking Social Security.

Luke shares more about:

  • When Social Security was established and why
  • Retirement, disability, and survivor benefits provided by the Social Security Administration
  • What factors impact when you should begin taking retirement benefits through Social Security
  • And more

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A Market Update for the First Quarter of 2022 with Mark Motley, CFA



Some events make the world a different place, seemingly overnight. Since the invasion of Ukraine, it appears the Post-Cold War era is over and prior norms will not revert as long as Putin controls Russia. 

While much has changed in recent days, the benefits of Foster & Motley’s core investment strategy have not. Seeking to build all-weather portfolios has always been an important aspect of our investment team’s approach.

In this episode, Mark Motley, CFA, shares a quarterly market update, including how the Russian invasion of Ukraine has affected the global economy and in turn investors’ portfolios,  and what that means for you. 

Mark shares more about:

  • The economic impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and subsequent sanctions
  • An update on US economic growth and unemployment
  • First quarter data on the stock market and bond index
  • How Foster and Motley’s approach to investing is playing out in the midst of the turmoil
  • And more

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A Conversation About Charitable and Family Gifting with David Nienaber, MBA, CPA, CFP®, CEPA, and Joe Patterson CFP®



Don’t make a charitable gift simply to get a tax deduction; make a charitable gift because it aligns with your goals. 

In this episode, Dave Nienaber, MBA, CPA, CFP®, CEPA, and Joe Patterson CFP®, discuss two primary ways of transferring your wealth: charitable and family gifting. They also share what you should consider when giving based on your unique circumstances and goals; and that may not be what your friends are doing!

Dave and Joe share more about:

  • What to consider before gifting to charities or family
  • Why you should start with your goals, not tactics for your giving
  • Donor advised funds and other tools to support your charitable efforts
  • And more

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