In this episode, we’re talking about the top four mistakes investors make.
When it comes to stocks, we all know we’re supposed to buy low and sell high, but for many of us, that’s a lot easier said than done. Many investors tend to buy when the market’s topping, then panic and sell at the bottom.
That’s one common mistake investors make, but it’s far from the only one. Today, we’re talking to a behavioral investing expert about how simple mistakes can lead to big losses, especially during times of economic uncertainty. He’s going to help us avoid falling into behavioral traps and make us all better investors.
Host Stacy Johnson is joined by financial journalist Miranda Marquit. Listening in and sometimes contributing is producer Aaron Freeman. Our guest is Jason L. Smith, CEO and founder of C2P Enterprises and author of The Bucket Plan.
Before you listen, remember: This isn’t financial advice. So make sure to do your own research and consult your own experts before acting on anything you learn.
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We all make money mistakes
It’s impossible to get through life without making a mistake or two. Whether it’s listening to the wrong financial guru or even if you make a big mistake (like Miranda) that ruined your credit, we’ve all been there. We talk specifically about investing mistakes, but we have plenty of resources to help you identify and avoid other money mistakes.
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Investing for the future
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Meet this week’s guest, Jason L. Smith
Jason L. Smith, CEP®, BPC is a nationally acclaimed speaker, financial planner, best-selling author, coach, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of C2P, as well as JL Smith, his own holistically run financial services practice.
Jason is the author of the best-selling book, The Bucket Plan: Protecting and Growing Your Assets for a Worry-Free Retirement, which was recently named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Top 10 retirement planning books and the only one based on a financial planning process. He also wrote Clarity 2 Prosperity: An Advisor’s Guide to Charging Planning Fees for Holistic Planning, and co-authored The Hiring Advantage. Jason’s Bucket Plan philosophy inspired a children’s book designed to teach kids responsible spending, saving, and earning principles, Days Can Be Sunny for Bunnies and Money.
Jason and his wife, Holly, have a daughter, Jordan, and two sets of twins: Berkeley and Wyatt, and Lincoln and Lennon. Jason enjoys reading, grilling, yoga, strength training and anything that gets him outdoors.
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About the hosts
Stacy Johnson founded Money Talks News in 1991. He’s a CPA, and he has also earned licenses in stocks, commodities, options principal, mutual funds, life insurance, securities supervisor and real estate.
Miranda Marquit, MBA, is a financial expert, writer and speaker. She’s been covering personal finance and investing topics for almost 20 years. When not writing and podcasting, she enjoys travel, reading and the outdoors.