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A Conversation About Interest Rates With David Nienaber, MBA, CPA, CFP®, and Rachel Rasmussen, MBA, CFA, CDFA®



We are in a period of significant change with interest rates and it’s happened in a period of about six months. 

In this episode, David Nienaber, MBA, CPA, CFP®, and Rachel Rasmussen, MBA, CFA, CDFA®, talk about how inflation is impacting many areas of people’s finances.  

David and Rachel share more about:

  • How inflation impacts the decision to stay in your home or to move
  • How people have been dealing with higher borrowing costs
  • Why it’s time to re-evaluate your cash
  • How interest rates can put pressure on stock prices 
  • 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 Understanding Inflation



Inflation is not always a bad thing, and there are many cases in which inflation is good. The question is, what can you do about it? 

In this episode, Ryan English and Luke Hail sit down to discuss inflation and the impacts it has on the US economy. The duo discuss how inflation works and aim to help you understand how this recent global pandemic has affected inflation and whether or not those changes are here to stay.

Ryan & Luke discuss:

  • What is inflation and how has it been historically
  • Transitory inflation caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Cases of good inflation and how it keeps the economy on track
  • Foster & Motley’s efforts to assist clients when it comes to inflation
  • And more

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