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Old 01-11-2009, 07:40 PM   #41
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I listen to Bob Brinker when I can - I like him and subscribe to his newsletter. He successfully called the 2000 market meltdown before anybody else (contrary to Cramer's claim). He did miss this meltdown but said that there was such panic that no one could have predicted it. He expects a market turnaround sometime in the last half of 2009. Contrary to what some conservative pundits are saying, Brinker thinks that Obama's ideas on bailing out all these industries is a good and positive thing for the government to do.

Brinker also says that if you are retired and find yourself needing extra cash, there is no shame in getting a part time job for awhile.

After the hit I've taken in my portfolio, and my worrying about having to go back to work at a career again, there is some comfort in his words.

I did not like Suze Orman; I thought her callers were rather simplistic. Then I heard her say, a few years ago, that you should pay off your mortgage before you contribute to your 401(k) - that way, if you lose your job, you will still have a house to live in and can get a job bagging groceries to pay your utilities.
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Thanks for posting - will also start listening to his podcasts.
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I've listened to them all over the years and what inevitably turns me off to any particular one is this pompous attitude that creeps in. Suzy O and Ramsey definitely fit into this category. Can't tolerate their attitude when I listen to them. Good advice or not. The advise is alway rote anyway.

Over that past 4-5 years I've listened to Jim Puplava on finacialsense.com. He is definitely slanted towards precious metals/energy and is a big proponent of the Peak Oil theory. I don't see many mentions of him here, but would suggest a listen given our current environment.
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Direct thru WLS in Chicago's Adam Bold Show..on Saturday Mornings on 890 AM. He keeps up on Fund Mgrs. status and gives me a heads up on what they're upto and is more Positive about things than Boring Brinker and his Politics.. I think BB has just gotten too old for the game and should retire.. But AB is more of a Aggressive Growth type and not for conservatives..and of course, EVERYONE Listens to RUSH! Right?

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A CFP/CPA in Atlanta does a nice podcast...name is Brian Preston, show is The Money Guy. I download it weekly from iTunes. I also get Steve Pomeranz's On the Money show via podcast. He's a CFP and wealth manager down in Florida. I enjoy both of these.
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Listened to Brinker for years ... then got his news letter and stopped listening (he doesn't "work" that often anymore and his fill-in is TERRIBLE).
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I've listened to them all over the years and what inevitably turns me off to any particular one is this pompous attitude that creeps in. Suzy O and Ramsey definitely fit into this category. Can't tolerate their attitude when I listen to them. Good advice or not. The advise is alway rote anyway.

Over that past 4-5 years I've listened to Jim Puplava on finacialsense.com. He is definitely slanted towards precious metals/energy and is a big proponent of the Peak Oil theory. I don't see many mentions of him here, but would suggest a listen given our current environment.
I am a big fan of Puplava the last 7 or 8 years he seems to be on course.
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I have not heard him in many years maybe 15 or 20.
I will have to add him back to the list after many years.



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What financial radio show do you listen to regularly?

The one playing in my head...and I'm getting really tired of all those callers who want to make comments!
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Direct thru WLS in Chicago's Adam Bold Show..on Saturday Mornings on 890 AM. He keeps up on Fund Mgrs. status and gives me a heads up on what they're upto and is more Positive about things than Boring Brinker and his Politics.. I think BB has just gotten too old for the game and should retire.. But AB is more of a Aggressive Growth type and not for conservatives..and of course, EVERYONE Listens to RUSH! Right?

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Adam Bold has a shady past. Did he talk about that?
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Why do you torture yourself so? :confused:
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I like Click and Clack on "Car Talk". Does it qualify as a financial program if it saves me money on car repairs?
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:00 PM   #54
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I also listened to him many years ago and always found him to be informative and entertaining. I found him again some months ago and listened for a while but stopped. Maybe I'll give another shot.

He's becoming even more crotchety and crabby in his old age and comes across as rather arrogant and impatient many times. But overall he's down to earth and good to learn from.
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I was older than you in the 80s but I really enjoyed listening to Bruce Williams. He gave good advice because he had had so many good and bad financial and legal experiences of his own to look back on. He admitted to starting quite a few businesses that failed and some that were successful. I listen to Dave Ramsey today mostly because of the people who call in and are in unbelievable financial messes.
Not to hijack the tread, if you guys aren't aware of it, Bruce Williams is still on XM radio, channel158 around 7 or 8 oclock eastern time. Jerry
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Not to hijack the tread, if you guys aren't aware of it, Bruce Williams is still on XM radio, channel158 around 7 or 8 oclock eastern time. Jerry
How about Bernard Meltzer.I know he passed on, but I learned alot from him also.
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I listen to Jim Meredith's Your Money and You.

KDKA 1020 AM on Sunday mornings, 9-11am.

It is a call-in show. He is pretty knowledgable and a skillful listener.
Also, he not afraid to go out on a limb and express specific opinions on investments / financial advice (which of course exposes him to Mr. Market's humbling randomness).

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Listened to Brinker for years ... then got his news letter and stopped listening (he doesn't "work" that often anymore and his fill-in is TERRIBLE).
Agree - don't like his "fill-in" either.
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Why do you torture yourself so? :confused:
Torture would be Jim Cramer. These other guys are like the weather channel. They have no idea why things are happening and keep giving lame reasons as the cause.

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Frankly, I think most of the posters here know more than any of those 'radio advisors.' Whenever I hear Suze Orman or Dave Ramsey or Ric Edelman, I see them as advisors to beginners. My husband was watching Suze one day and realized we were so far ahead of what she was advocating. Once you reach the habit of LBYM and have significant assets, the game plan changes and I've yet to find anyone on the radio who helps with that - reading more complex books and coming here and reading about asset allocation is best. Tax management is another area I've yet to see adequately covered. Again, these are more complex topics.

Heck, the most interesting things I've read are the interviews they do with celebrities and financial advisors in the Dollar Stretcher website/email newsletter as well as one recent article in the WSJ. They talk about their own asset allocation...most are *very* conservative. And many who give the advice don't follow it themselves......
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