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Alison Farrin President at Innovative Pension Strategy Design

This week Jim and Cathlyn continue to discuss tax planning for retirement. The focus this week is on highly compensated executives who may have multiple deferred compensation programs. If not handled properly, retiring executives can find themselves in a permanent tax trap. They use a case study to illustrate some of the strategies to avoid a retirement tax trap. The guest this week is Alison Farrin, CPC & QPA, who will discuss deferred compensation options with Jim.

Felix Zulauf

Jun 14 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Felix Zulauf, president of Zulauf Asset Management AG and Co-CIO of Vicenda Asset Management AG in Zug, Switzerland. Felix and Jim cover a wide range of global macro issues, including today’s...

Rick Sharga

Jun 13 – Jim is pleased to welcome Rick Sharga, Executive Vice President at Carrington Mortgage Holdings, LLC. Rick is of the country's most frequently-quoted sources on foreclosure, mortgage, and real estate trends and has appeared...

Harry Markopolos

Jun 12 – Jim is pleased to welcome Harry Markopolos CFA, the man who blew the whistle on Bernie Madoff and the largest Ponzi scheme in history. His book is titled “No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller”. Harry discusses how...

Brian Pretti

Jun 11 – Jim welcomes back Brian Pretti CFA, Managing Editor at Brian sees Quantitative Easing in some form as here to stay. He doesn’t feel the Fed is able to “tap on the brakes” any longer.

Yolanda York

Jun 10 – This week Jim and Cathlyn discuss strategies to reduce or eliminate a significant expense in retirement; your tax bill. Some of the topics covered include moving to a state with very low or no tax, as well as the different kinds of...

Jens O Parsson - Ronald Marcks

Jun 7 – Jim is pleased to welcome Ronald Marcks, who under the penname Jens O. Parsson wrote “Dying of Money” in 1974, as double-digit inflation was heating up in the US. In his book, Mr. Marcks wrote of the German inflation of 1914-1923...

Michael J Kantrowitz CFA

Jun 6 – Jim welcomes back Michael Kantrowitz CFA, now teaming with Francois Trahan at Cornerstone Macro in New York City. Michael’s expertise includes business-cycle forecasting the implications for financial markets including global asset allocation...

John Butler

Jun 5 – Jim welcomes back John Butler, Chief Investment Officer at Amphora Commodities Alpha Fund in London. John poses the question; might the US may be covertly intervening in the foreign exchange markets to support the US dollar?

Evelyn Browning Garriss

Jun 4 – Jim welcomes Evelyn Browning Garriss, Editor of the Browning Newsletter. Evelyn details the wild spring weather of 2013 in the US, with record cold, record heat, floods and drought all hitting different parts of the country.

T Colin Campbell PhD

This week Jim and Cathlyn discuss under what circumstances is it okay to touch your principal and how much should you be pulling out. Jim outlines the options for managing your assets, and the options for managing your expenses. They also discuss when it’s not okay to dip into principal, and illustrate the topic using the case study of Melvin and Joanne Keller. The special guest this week is Dr. T. Colin Campbell, coauthor of the bestselling book, “The China Study”, which details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Dr. Campbell was also featured in the documentary film, “Forks Over Knives”.

jkc de courcy

May 31 – Jim welcomes back JKC de Courcy, Chief Executive at Intelligence Research Ltd, publisher of Courcy’s Intelligence Brief out of London. Jim and JKC discuss a number of geopolitical hot spots, including Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Adam Fergusson

May 30 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Adam Fergusson, author of When Money Dies, written in 1975. Mr. Fergusson is also a former Member of the European Parliament and has been a Special Adviser at the Foreign Office, and a consultant on...

Jeff Rubin

May 29 – Jim welcomes back Jeff Rubin, economist, and author of the recently published book on oil, “The End of Growth”. Jeff discusses the issues of pipeline politics in Canada, and how environmentalists are trying to...

Nicholas Eberstadt

May 28 – Jim welcomes Nicholas Eberstadt, a political economist and a demographer by training, who holds the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at American Enterprise Institute. In his book, Nicholas details the exponential growth in...

Dick Gregerson

This week Jim and Cathlyn discuss the difficult environment many retirees face and how to create a plan for a secure retirement. They discuss the “new normal” of a low-interest rate environment, which has followed bear markets in...


Let's take a closer look at Trina Solar Energy (TSL) and Claymore Global Solar Energy (TAN).

Marc Faber PhD

May 24 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Marc Faber Ph.D., of Marc Faber Limited in Hong Kong. Marc and Jim discuss the current state of the gold market and that Marc is buying gold every month, which he is storing in Asia...

Barry Bannister CFA

May 23 – Jim is pleased to welcome back Barry Bannister CFA, Managing Director at Stifel Nicolaus. Barry characterizes the first half of 2013 as recovery from a deflationary shock, with defensive stocks outperforming. He sees the second...

Ned Schmidt

May 22 – Jim welcomes back Ned Schmidt CFA, Publisher of The Value View Gold & The Agri-Food Value View Reports. Ned is very optimistic on gold. He also advises investors to ignore Wall Street, as he believes gold is currently funding...