Crystal Kessler's Contributions

A Millennial's Guide to Saving for Retirement

Feb 3 – On this month's edition of Millennial Monday, we're talking all things retirement. Crystal Kessler, Josh Nunn and Justine Hall explain how to figure out how much you'll need to save for retirement, how to account for things like inflation and what types of...

Americans Facing Big Changes to Retirement Under SECURE Act

Jan 13 – Jim Puplava and Crystal Kessler delve into one of the most sweeping changes to retirement planning, the SECURE Act. Jim tells listeners what to watch out for with the new set of rules and explains how to plan accordingly. He also looks at changes to income tax...

Tips to Help You Get Into Financial Shape in 2020

Jan 7 – On today’s Millennial Monday, Crystal Kessler, Josh Nunn and Justine Hall share tips and tricks on how you can get into great financial shape for the coming year and decade. They discuss ways you can save more money, how you can be more intentional in...

Open a Roth Today, Thank Yourself Tomorrow

Dec 22 – Find out how it could be beneficial to open a Roth account on today’s edition of Lifetime Income. Jim Puplava speaks with Associate Wealth Manager Crystal Kessler about theperks of IRAs at any stage in life. Whether you’re just starting out or nearing retirement...

Should You Buy or Lease Your Next Car?

Dec 1 – December is one of the most popular months in the U.S. for acquiring new cars. But, should you buy or should you lease? On this month’s edition of Millennial Monday Josh Nunn, Crystal Kessler and Justine Hall explore the pros and cons...

Your Credit Card Survival Guide

Nov 4 – On this month’s edition of Millennial Monday, Crystal Kessler and Justine Hall provide a crash course in everything related to credit. They discuss why a good credit score is important, how to achieve a high score, what you can do to raise your score...

Making Student Loans Work for You

Oct 7 – On this edition of Millennial Monday Crystal Kessler and Josh Nunn delve into student loans and managing debt. They discuss seven of the biggest mistakes people tend...

Coffee and Avocado Toast Aren’t Keeping Millennials From Investing

Aug 26– On this special Tuesday edition of Millennial Monday Crystal Kessler and Justine Hall explore what’s really keeping millennials from investing, saving for retirement and buying homes. They dispel myths about millennials and money...

Dear Graduate, Here Are Nine Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Aug 26 – On this edition of Lifetime Income’s Millennial Monday Crystal Kessler and Josh Nunn take a deep dive into everything you need to know about taking that first step into adulthood. They cover how to start saving, investing, achieving work-life balance and provide important...

Exploring the Four Trillion Dollar Wellness Economy

Aug 19 – On this edition of Millennial Monday, Crystal Kessler, Josh Nunn and Justine Hall delve into the four trillion dollar wellness economy and examine what's driving it to become an even larger player in the years ahead. They look at the fitness and nutrition industries...

Open a Roth Today, Thank Yourself Tomorrow

Jul 29 – Find out how it could be beneficial to open a Roth account on today’s edition of Lifetime Income. Jim Puplava speaks with Associate Wealth Manager Crystal Kessler about the perks of IRAs at any stage in life. Whether you’re just starting out or nearing retirement, you’ll find out

Why You Need to Open a Roth IRA

Jun 21 – You should open a Roth if you’re single and your modified adjusted gross income is less than $122,000. If you’re married, filing jointly and your modified adjusted income is less than $193,000. If you have a traditional or rollover IRA...

A Trio of Uncertainties for 2019

Jan 7 – The markets took a wild ride in 2018 and uncertainty is one of the biggest drivers for volatility. We have another unpredictable year ahead with economic, national and geopolitical uncertainty. As far as U.S. political uncertainties...

OPEC Defies Trump

Dec 10 – The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) met on Dec. 6 - 7 in Vienna to discuss the member countries’ output strategy for 2019. Given that November was the worst month for oil prices since October 2008...

Brexit Update: What's the Deal?

Nov 26 – Brexit is simply the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (U.K.) leaving the EU. In 1801 Ireland joined the Kingdom of England thus becoming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922...

Earnings in Focus After October Whirlwind

Nov 13 – October has been nothing short of a whirlwind for the markets as they experienced a second correction this year. Contributing to the year’s market rollercoaster were third quarter earnings; a majority of companies within the S&P 500 reported in October...

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