James Puplava CFP's Contributions

Business Succession or Business Selling?

Dec 10 — On this edition of Lifetime Income, Jim Puplava interviews the Managing Director of Woodbridge International, Larry Reinharz about the challenges of transferring a business to the next generation. Is it sometimes better...

Urgent: Tax Moves to Make Now Before Year End

Dec 10 — Major tax changes went into effect as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed last December. On this edition of Lifetime Income, Jim Puplava and Chris Preitauer discuss what should be done before...

Big Picture: The Final Countdown

Dec 7 – Since hitting all-time record highs this September, we’ve seen three corrections with the latest happening just this week. Stocks are now back into negative territory for the year despite a growing economy and record profits...

Market Breadth Has Peaked, Technician Warns

Dec 7 – Ryan Puplava gives listeners an update on a number of key events and news headlines that rattled markets this week. Ari Wald at Oppenheimer discusses the technical outlook and Greg Weldon says a partial inversion of the yield curve...

The Psychological and Social Impact of Media

Dec 4 – Joining us on this edition of Lifetime Income is Dr. Pamela Rutledge, Director of the Media Psychology Research Center. She and Jim Puplava discuss the psychological and social impact of media and technology on...

N.U.A. – Straight Outta the IRS

Dec 3 – On this edition of Lifetime Income, Jim Puplava and Chris Preitauer discuss the world’s most dangerous retirement strategy: NUA (Net Unrealized Appreciation)...

Big Picture: Things to Worry About; Trump vs. OPEC

Nov 30 – We've seen more volatility this year despite record corporate profits and a booming economy. One would think with economic and financial conditions this good, the stock market would be doing much better than it has...

Robin Griffiths on Death of FAANG, Global Slowdown

Nov 30 – Fed Chairman Jerome Powell caused a stock market rally this week while investors eagerly await the results of Trump and Xi Jinping’s meeting this weekend. Robin Griffiths tells Financial Sense Newshour listeners that the multi-year...

Kotlikoff: The Rules for Retirement Planning Have Completely Changed!

Nov 27 – Our guest on Lifetime Income this week is Laurence Kotlikoff, a professor of economics at Boston University and a NY Times best-selling author. Laurence explains how his retirement planning software, MAXIFI, completely...

Key Topics for Couples Considering Retirement

Nov 26 – In today’s Lifetime Income show, we discuss important topics that should precede the decision to retire. Without these conversations, couples can retire prematurely, experience budget stress in retirement, or run out of retirement...

Retail Apocalypse Picking Up Steam, Says Bloomberg’s Matt Townsend (Reprise)

Nov 22 – In light of the correction in retail stocks this month, we are re-airing an interview with Matt Townsend at Bloomberg to discuss the perfect storm hitting American retailers with the amount of debt issuance coming due, higher borrowing costs, and the...

Thanksgiving and the Family Glue

Nov 21 – It’s no secret that the greatest source of wealth in the U.S. is contained in privately held businesses. But here's a sad fact: Many of the great fortunes never make it down to the third generation, and that’s what we’re talking about today with author Mitzi Perdue...

Family Glue and the Art of Keeping Families Together

Nov 20 – On this edition of Lifetime Income, Jim Puplava and Mitzi Perdue discuss strategies that pull families together and the centrifugal force that pulls families apart. Mitzi also discusses how to identify gold diggers ...

It's Time To Put on Your Life Jacket

Nov 19 – On this episode of Lifetime Income, Jim Puplava and Chris Preitauer discuss how fleeting gains in the stock market can be and why this is especially important for individuals who are retired or within a 10 year window of retirement. Tune in to find out why it's time to grab your life jacket and get defensive...

What the Hell Just Happened?

Nov 17 – After the volatility with this week’s oil prices you might be thinking ‘What the Hell Just Happened?’ How can we go from record prices for the year and calls for $100 oil by year-end to a bear market in oil with prices near $50 in just one month? What changed? Is this the sign of an approaching recession, a new glut in oil...

Something Is Amiss, Says David Nicoski

Nov 17 – With signs of a possible economic slowdown and trouble emerging in the corporate debt market this week, many are wondering if we’ve found a bottom, but Wall Street doesn't seem to be panicking just yet. First, David Nicoski of Vermillion Research joins the program to discuss extremes in passive index investing...

It's Never Been a Better Time to Buy Investment Property, says Kathy Fettke

Nov 13 - With 10,000 boomers retiring daily, many are talking about retirement, but some are talking about renting to those retirees. Jim Puplava and Kathy Fettke discuss “Opportunity Zones” (where you can defer paying taxes until 2026), identifying trends that can inform decisions about where to buy investment property, and how tax reform made this a better time to buy.

Protecting Your Second Biggest Asset From Major Losses

Nov 12 - On this episode of Lifetime Income, Jim Puplava and Chris Preitauer discuss protecting your second biggest asset which is most likely your 401(k), 457 or 403(b) plan. Depending on your age or when you intend to retire, this can have significant importance. Jim and Chris discuss strategy, philosophy, and pitfalls relevant to protecting this very important asset.

Big Picture: Volatility and Risk; Cold War 2.0

Nov 10 - The mid-term elections changed the political make-up of Washington this week. What will a divided Congress mean for the economy and the markets? In today’s Big Picture podcast, Jim Puplava and Chris Preitauer discuss the headwinds to Trump’s tax and infrastructure plans, and the key proposals for compromise in 2019...

Market Is Ready to Run, Says Gary Dorsch

Nov 10 – Ryan Puplava discusses this week’s market action and the strong post-election rally, Fed comments on business activity, and the headline-grabbing volatility in the energy market with natural gas and oil...

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