Economics Matters by Laurence Kotlikoff
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Financial Literacy for All Ages: Nancy Lloyd's Advice on Budgeting and Retirement Planning
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Financial Literacy for All Ages: Nancy Lloyd's Advice on Budgeting and Retirement Planning

Nancy Lloyd is a personal finance icon. Her career includes working/writing for/commenting for/ appearing on the LA Times, New York Times, NPR’s Personal Finance Commentator, The Washington Post, ABC News, GMA, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan, Parade. Former Federal Reserve Board Economist, IBM Systems Engineer, Financial Analyst.

In this Episode: I talk with Nancy Lloyd, a highly respected economics and technology reporter, and a leading figure in personal finance journalism. With an impressive career trajectory that includes notable stints at the Federal Reserve, Mathematica, and IBM, Nancy has become a trusted voice in demystifying complex financial concepts. Her book, "Simple Money Solutions," was recognized as one of Amazon's ten best business and money books of the year, further solidifying her reputation as an authority in personal finance and financial literacy.

Topics Covered:

  • The Importance of Financial Literacy

  • Effective Grocery Shopping and Coupon Use

  • Thoughtful Spending and Budgeting Habits

  • Investing for the Future and Social Security Misconceptions

Time Stamps:

  • 00:00 Debt, interest rates, credit card disputes, flexibility.

  • 06:49 Impulse buying creates a sense of urgency.

  • 11:18 Be cautious when transferring credit card balances.

  • 21:25 Managing money, credit card issues and alternatives.

  • 26:38 College debt avoidance and student loan concerns.

  • 32:09 Employer funded education with logistical support provided.

  • 33:15 Community college credits don't always transfer well.

  • 40:43 Caution against aerospace, parental support, career clarity.

  • 48:49 Arrived early, parenting decisions led to problems.

  • 50:21 Consider long-term implications of financial decisions.

  • 55:25 Madoff victims face clawbacks, lack compensation protection.

  • 01:03:03 Options for stock market protection get pricier.

This episode offers invaluable insights for anyone seeking to improve their financial knowledge and make more informed, strategic financial decisions.

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Economic Matters - The podcast is hosted by Laurence Kotlikoff,  a Boston University Economist, a NY Times Best Selling Author, President of maxifi.com, and Author of Money Magic.

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