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Sep 10, 2019

The current administration is considering privatizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In 2007, these organizations were privatized. It was after the 2008 crisis that the government stepped in. Is this a good move by the government? If this occurs what would be the effect on normal Americans? Jake Rivas and Kirk Barbera have...


Aug 20, 2019

On this episode Jake Rivas and Kirk Barbera discuss a Bloomberg.com article “U.S. Stocks Plunge Most in 2019 on Trade Tension.” Now that investors are beginning to grasp the potential for a long-term trade conflict, they are shifting their investments to haven investments (gold, cryptocurrency.) Meanwhile, China is...


Aug 7, 2019

When the federal reserve changes its interest rate policy, how does this affect you? Since the 2008 financial crisis interest rates have been set quite low in historic standards. Growth occurred slowly despite the change in interest rate policy. This very well may change the way interest rate policy will be determined...


Jul 30, 2019

Many of the Presidential candidates running in 2020 have advocated either eliminating student debt and/or making university free of cost to students. Jake and Kirk discuss the impacts of these potential policies on the country and on your individual financial plans. For instance, should you stop making payments on your...


Jul 4, 2019

On a previous episode Jake read articles showcasing the downturn in the economy. On this episode we have evidence that consumer confidence is going up. What exactly is consumer confidence? Why should it matter? How does it effect you and your daily financial life? There is a lot more going on than you think.

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