Buck Talk

Buck Talk


Latest Episodes

Ep 27 – Buck Talk: Reddit Mailbag
March 20, 2019

1) My 401(k) was automatically rolled over, what does this mean?2) Tax ramifications of selling gifted property?3) Better to contribute to Roth IRA for 2018 or 2019?4) Not getting ripped... Read more »

Ep 26 – Buck Talk: Bruns on The Importance of Rituals, Mortgages, and Flow
March 15, 2019

We talk about rituals, get a primer on drinking yerba mate, talk about banks discriminating when issuing mortgages, payday loans, George Washington, enjoying the act versus the result, and flow.... Read more »

Ep 25 – Buck Talk: Reddit Mailbag
March 13, 2019

1) 40-50% Down Payment on Mortgage? 2) Where to invest for rock-solid safety? 3) 529 for Grandkid? 4) About to graduate with $550K debt. Plan? 5) Where to put $90K... Read more »

Ep 24 – Buck Talk: Bruns on Polar Vortex, 401(k)s
March 08, 2019

Links from 401(k) discussion in the order they were mentioned: Fidelity Study Smart Asset Article Books mentioned:

Ep 23 – Buck Talk: Reddit Mailbag
February 19, 2019

1) Financial things to do for new daughter? 2) What counts for a budget when building an emergency fund? 3) How to fix incorrect Roth contributions? 4) I have excess... Read more »

Ep 22 – Buck Talk: Reddit Mailbag
February 17, 2019

1) Should I buy a car with all cash? 2) Roth 401(k) vs Traditional 401(k) 3) Pay down student loans? 4) Reducing commissions when moving account to Vanguard? 5) Withheld... Read more »

Fed Watching – February 8th
February 12, 2019

10 (5!) minute long breakdown of the week’s events in markets and the economy. Markets mixed. Bezos energy.

Fed Watching – February 2nd
February 04, 2019

10 minute long breakdown of the week’s events in markets and the economy. Markets up. Jobs report very strong, no rate hike.

Fed Watching – January 26th
January 28, 2019

10 (5!) minute long breakdown of the week’s events in markets and the economy. Markets flat. No major economic news. Links:Ben Carlson on what he learned from Jack Bogle: https://awealthofcommonsense.com/2019/01/what-i-learned-from-jack-bogle/...

Fed Watching – January 19th
January 22, 2019

10 (5!) minute long breakdown of the week’s events in markets and the economy. Markets up again. No economic news. IQs stagnating? Links:Timothy Taylor comments on the Flynn Effect: http://conversableeconomist.blogspot.