One of the most fundamental decisions you can make in life is to marry or not to marry. If you marry, your life, your budget, and your career will look dramatically different than a peer who remains unmarried.
Marriage can be one of the biggest blessings to your life, resulting in greater happiness, better health, a higher income, and more wealth.
Marriage can also be one of the greatest curses you can experience and it can devastate your emotional state, your physical health, your career, and your wealth.
So, you need to choose wisely.
In Part 1of this series, I discussed various ways that you can prepare yourself to be attractive to an excellent wife.
In today's show, I do my best to give you an honest assessment of the risks involved so you can choose whether you desire to marry or to remain unmarried.
I hope it's thought-provoking.
1:25 - I just got married. What financial planning should I do now?
39:35 - My employer offers a 401(k) with no match. Should I participate?
55:35 - How can I save for my child's college education with a 529 plan or with a Roth IRA?
For reference to any time-dated commentary, this show was recorded on 12/20/2018.
1:45 - How can I give nice gift to people who are poorer than I am without creating a power imbalance?
15:20 - Can I contribute my salary into a 401(k) plan for my wife in order to maximize our retirement account contributions?
28:05 - How can I protect my non-qualified investment accounts that are exposed to the claims of creditors?
44:30 - I don't "need" term life insurance because I'm financially independent. Should I still buy some?
51:00 - I'm following Dave Ramsey's baby steps and am almost out of debt; should I store up my emergency fund in a Roth IRA?
56:00 - I want to buy an investment that will pay for my new car instead of just burning all my cash on the car. How do I do that?
(For the context of any time-relevant comments relating to current events, this Q&A was recorded on 12/19/2018.)
John Taylor Gatto has died. My voice has also died. So rather than leaving you bereft of new shows, I decided to share a few Gatto files to encourage you to invest your education dollars well.
Today, we do a special (and really good) live Q&A exclusively on the topic of credit cards. We cover:
Today we have a mega, 2-hour Q&A show. We cover a bunch of really interesting questions: