The COVID-19 pandemic has had numerous effects on all of us and has been a catalyst for change in many areas. One significant impact is in the rapidly changing world of technology. It’s changed where and how we work, how our children learn, how we shop and spend, how we make financial transactions, and even how we consume medical services. CFN’s John Walker talks with computing technology professional Jason Perlow to discuss several recent advancements and what impact the accelerated rate of technological change has had on our lives.
Program Length: 26 mins
With the federal government pumping trillions of dollars of stimulus into our system to keep the economy moving, will we inevitably enter an inflationary period following this self-imposed economic shutdown? Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard from many of you with questions about inflation. Joining me is Brad Long, a member of our investment team at DiMeo Schneider & Associates to discuss the prospects for inflation, and how to better position your investments going forward. We also discuss ways to strike the right balance between short term economic concerns and long term expectations for the economy.
Program Length: 24 minutes
The COVID-19 health crisis, as well as our current low interest rate environment, has triggered changes in the availability and cost of life insurance. Some changes on the near-term horizon may make it even more difficult for you to find an affordable insurance solution for the coverage you need. Now may be the best time to look at your coverage and make sure you and your family are sufficiently protected. CFN’s John Walker talks with Mike Sapyta, Vice President, Advanced Planning at Highland Capital Brokerage. Mike is an expert in the life insurance field that we at CFN often turn to for additional guidance.
Program Length: 21 minutes
Many businesses are still closed, the nation’s jobless numbers continue to grow, and the equity markets remain volatile. There are still many unknowns about the future of our economy. CFN’s John Walker discusses several creative financial planning ideas for you to consider that may put additional dollars in your wallet and help you better position yourself for when more favorable economic conditions return. John also shares recent comments on the economy made by legendary investor Warren Buffet.
Program Length: 17 minutes
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis have forced us to seriously consider our own mortality and recognize the many considerations our families will face when we die. For many of us, we want a say in how those important decisions are made including: health care directives, powers of attorney, wills, trusts, and more. I’m joined by Kathleen Bilderback, Estate Planning Attorney with the Affinity Law Group and board member at the Society of Financial Service Professionals.
Program Length: 20 minutes