062 – John Lanza – The Money Mammals

In Ep. 62, Tim talks with John Lanza.  John is the creator of The Money Mammals program and the author of the book The Art of Allowance.  They discuss how the program gets children excited about learning money smarts at a very young age.  The book outlines for parents how to address allowance with their children.  They discuss the right age to begin talking to kids about money, the core building blocks of learning about money, proper ways to incentivize allowance, and much more!

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Tim’s Top Links – 3/20/19

We officially made it through the winter everybody!  Today marks the first day of Spring, there are MLB games going on in Japan, and warmer days are around the corner!

Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:

‘Where Ya Headed?’ – Casey Mullooly – All Things Are One

  • In his latest post, Casey talks about not having all the answers to the questions we’re asked.  Having unanswered questions “doesn’t mean we’re wrong or broken”.

‘The Investor’s Cheat Sheet’ – Phil Huber – BPs and Pieces

  • Investing is hard. Phil has outlined a cheat sheet to help identify characteristics of a good and bad trade.  These aren’t ironclad, as Phil puts it, but they certainly will help!

‘Here’s How the Quants Might Pick NCAA Basketball Winners’ – Aaron Brown – Bloomberg

  • Picking the NCAA winners is a tough business.  In this article, Aaron Brown breaks down how quant investors would pick them using techniques like factor investing.

‘Which of Baseball’s Most Unbreakable Records Might Actually Get Broken in 2019?’ – Sam Miller – ESPN

  • A truly interesting read for baseball fans.  Will someone ever break the single season HR record?  The 56-game hit streak?  Find out above.


Tim’s Top Links – 3/19/19

A quick preview for this week’s Living With Money episode coming out on Thursday:

Financial literacy is a big problem in this country.  What’s one way to ensure this problem gets better over time?  Educate our children on how to properly think about/use money.  This week’s guest has a really interesting program that helps kids learn about money.

Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:

‘If the IRS is Reviewing My Tax Return, How Do I Complete the FAFSA?’ – NJ.com

  • Mullooly Asset Management President & CEO Tom Mullooly answers this important question.  The FAFSA is an extremely important form for parents and children looking to go to college. You don’t want to miss the opportunity.

‘Bracketology’ – John Yeigh – Humble Dollar

  • No not THAT bracketology.  John suggest another type of brackets people should be studying this time of year: the 2017 tax law.  The new changes could be affecting your tax bracket.

‘The 4 Investing Mistakes Women Often Make’ – Ashley Feinstein Gerstley – The Fiscal Femme

  • Ashley succinctly breaks down four common mistakes women make when it comes to investing.  I won’t spoil any of them for you, but you might find yourself relating to a couple.

‘Mike Trout Reportedly Set to Sign Record-Shattering 12 year $430 million Extension’ – Business Insider

  • He wasn’t supposed to be a free agent until the 2020 offseason, but Mike Trout was already being courted by the likes of the Phillies and Yankees.  Well, the Angels put all of that nonsense to rest with this remarkable deal.