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The Voice of Finance & Investing podcast from FT Press features ideas and perspectives on the world of Wall Street and personal finance including stocks, bonds, options, derivatives, individual investment strategies, retirement planning, and more.

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Bonnie Kirchner on Finding a Trusted Financial Advisor

By Bonnie Kirchner

"Who Can You Trust with Your Money?" author Bonnie Kirchner discusses selecting potential advisors to help you with your financial planning and investing.

5:14Feb 16, 2010Audio MP3

Moshe Milevsky on Arithmetic Financial Planning

By Moshe A. Milevsky

"Your Money Milestones" author Moshe Milevsky introduces the principle of arithmetic financial planning -- and explains how to analyze the key financial decisions in your life in terms of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

5:51Dec 15, 2009Audio MP3

Curtis Faith Introduces "Whole-Mind Trading"

By Curtis Faith

"Trading From Your Gut" author Curtis Faith bridges the gap between systems and discretionary traders with whole-mind trading -- using both sides of your brain to balance linear analytical intelligence with big-picture intuition.

3:28Dec 9, 2009Audio MP3

Carolyn Warren on Avoiding Rip-Offs and Getting the Best Financing

By Carolyn Warren

Carolyn Warren, author of "Homebuyers Beware," discusses the new fees and rip-offs in today's market -- including new ways lenders can trick you on their good-faith estimate, laws that make it more difficult to get a good loan, and credit rating dangers.

5:00Oct 6, 2009Audio MP3

David Adler on When Not to Trust Your Gut Instinct (audio)

By David E. Adler

"Snap Judgment" author David Adler explains how first impressions may work well in many areas of life, but when it comes to financial decisions, your gut instincts may cause disaster.

4:31Aug 31, 2009Audio MP3

Craig Thomas on the Econosphere (audio)

By Craig Thomas

"The Econosphere" author Craig Thomas talks about the good things happening in today's economy, who's in charge of it, where it comes from, and where it's going -- and your part in making it work.

10:44Aug 10, 2009Audio MP3

Wall Street Doubletalk: Good Investment Strategies for a Bear Market (audio)

By Stephen T. McClellan

Wall Street won't help you protect your capital or pay attention to risk. "Full of Bull" author Steve McClellan helps you avoid the poor advice from Wall Street, and suggests high-level strategies for profitable investing in a bear market.

3:30Jul 28, 2009Audio MP3

Mark Zandi on the End of the Economic Downturn (audio)

By Mark Zandi

Mark Zandi, author of "Financial Shock (Updated Edition)" and chief economist at Moody's Economy.com, talks about when the current economic downturn will come to an end, how that will occur, and what unemployment rates he expects from now through 2012.

11:56Apr 14, 2009Audio MP3

Michael Covel on Warren Buffett v. Bill Dunn (audio)

By Michael W. Covel

"Trend Following" author Michael Covel looks at a chart comparing the success of trend following trader Bill Dunn (one of the most volatile ones, with one of the longest track records) versus legendary trader Warren Buffett.

2:51Mar 4, 2009Audio MP3

Kay Bell on Tax Breaks for Homeowners (audio)

By S. Kay Bell

"The Truth About Paying Fewer Taxes" author Kay Bell explains the tax breaks available to homeowners -- including mortgage payment interest, home sale profits, and even property taxes.

4:58Feb 9, 2009Audio MP3

Frank Armstrong on Today's Case for Equity Investing (audio)

By Frank Armstrong

"The Retirement Challenge" author Frank Armstrong says equity investments are still a clear winner despite the equity market meltdown of 2008 -- and suggests what you should do with your long-term retirement investment plan.

3:54Jan 26, 2009Audio MP3

Wynne Whitman on Power of Attorney and Power Documents (audio)

By Wynne A. Whitman

"Smart Women Protect Their Assets" author Wynne Whitman discusses the power documents that are essential to your estate plans and which type of power of attorney is best for you.

3:30Dec 12, 2008Audio MP3

Wynne Whitman's Top Ten Reasons for Planning Your Estate (audio)

By Wynne A. Whitman

"Smart Women Protect Their Assets" author Wynne Whitman provides the top ten reasons for planning your estate now. Who should manage your estate, who gets what, what are the tax implications, and more, including the top reason: Because you can.

4:04Dec 11, 2008Audio MP3

Tom Lydon on Gaining an Investing Edge with ETFs (audio)

By Tom Lydon

"iMoney" author Tom Lydon discusses the use of ETFs in this volatile market to quickly access different asset classes. Lydon also addresses what’s ahead including actively managed funds, ETFs in 401(k)s, and their performance when the market recovers.

7:59Oct 10, 2008Audio MP3

Moshe Milevsky on creating your own pension plan (audio)

By Moshe A. Milevsky

"Are You a Stock or a Bond?" author Moshe Milevsky discusses the need to plan your own retirement, especially with corporations cutting pension plans. Knowing whether you are a stock or a bond will allow you to plan for a secure financial future.

6:10Sep 16, 2008Audio MP3

Mark Zandi on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (audio)

By Mark Zandi

"Financial Shock” author Mark Zandi discusses how Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac got into trouble, and what their future prospects are. He explores their impact on the housing and mortgage market and the reasons for this severe financial situation.

6:11Aug 27, 2008Audio MP3

Mark Zandi on the Housing Market Collapse (audio)

By Mark Zandi

"Financial Shock" author Mark Zandi discusses reasons for the housing market collapse and when it will end in this interview with the BizRadio Network.

8:24Aug 22, 2008Audio MP3

Steve Weisman on Fixed Rate Annuities (audio)

By Steve Weisman

"The Truth About Buying Annuities" author Steve Weisman explains fixed rate annuities. To insurance and mortgage companies, a fixed rate only applies to the amount of time they choose to leave your rate unchanged -- but after then, all bets are off.

5:03Aug 21, 2008Audio MP3

Steve Weisman on the History of Annuities (audio)

By Steve Weisman

"The Truth About Buying Annuities" author Steve Weisman gives a tour of the history of annuities, which have been a retirement investment option and used for funding project and public works as far back as ancient Rome.

5:49Aug 21, 2008Audio MP3

Why ETFs Are a Smart Investing Choice (audio)

By Tom Lydon

Tom Lydon, author of "iMoney: Profitable ETF Strategies for Every Investor," talks about the importance of having Exchange Traded Funds in retirement portfolios. He explains how ETFs are more diverse than mutual funds and are easily tracked in the market.

8:03Aug 7, 2008Audio MP3

Curtis Arnold on Turning the Tables on the Credit Card Companies (audio)

By Curtis E. Arnold

"How You Can Profit From Credit Cards" author Curtis Arnold explains how you can use credit cards to your advantage by getting cash back and rewards, and helps you determine which kind of card is right for you, depending on whether you carry a balance.

8:40Jul 14, 2008Audio MP3

Lynn O'Shaughnessy on Finding the Right College at the Right Price (audio)

By Lynn O'Shaughnessy

"The College Solution" author Lynn O'Shaughnessy answers questions about picking the right college for students. She explains that tuition students pay varies from college to college, based on the amount of scholarship money schools offer.

5:18Jul 11, 2008Audio MP3

Lynn O'Shaughnessy on Keeping College Affordable by Choosing the Right Options (audio)

By Lynn O'Shaughnessy

"The College Solution" author Lynn O’Shaughnessy explains the financial importance of graduating college in four years. She discusses resources parents can use to compare graduation rates and find the best college loans.

8:21Jul 11, 2008Audio MP3

Mark Zandi Explains Why House Prices Have Fallen, and How Much Longer It Will Last (audio)

By Mark Zandi

Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moodys.com and author of "Financial Shock," talks about the 2-year decline in the housing market, where home prices have lost 15% of their value due to an increase in vacant homes and capital shortage of mortgage-lenders.

6:02Jul 11, 2008Audio MP3

Curtis Arnold on Using Credit Cards to Your Financial Advantage (audio)

By Curtis E. Arnold

"How You Can Profit from Credit Cards" author Curtis Arnold gives tips for using credit cards effectively and empowering yourself including rebate & rewards programs, plus research on which cards are the best fit for your spending habits.

5:48Jul 2, 2008Audio MP3

Steve Weisman on Credit Reporting and Monitoring Scams (audio)

By Steve Weisman

Free credit report? Not exactly. "The Truth About Avoiding Scams" author Steve Weisman says, don't forget to read the fine print.

2:06Jun 26, 2008Audio MP3

Steve Weisman on Identity Theft via Online Greeting Cards (audio)

By Steve Weisman

Think you have a secret admirer? Don’t be so sure. "The Truth About Avoiding Scams" author Steve Weisman tells you how your online greeting card may be a cleverly disguised entry point for a malicious identity thief.

1:56Jun 26, 2008Audio MP3

Gregory Karp on How to Save Money on Gas (audio)

By Gregory Karp

"Living Rich by Spending Smart" author Gregory Karp tells how to save money on gas by following two basic rules (focus on what you drive, and how you drive), and discusses the taxes and fees that can offset the at-the-pump savings of a fuel-efficient car.

4:49Jun 13, 2008Audio MP3

College Solutions for Everyday Parents and Students (audio)

By Lynn O'Shaughnessy

Lynn O’Shaughnessy shares the secrets she uncovered about choosing the right college at the right price. She offers a guide for prospective college students and parents on picking a college that will offer a quality education without breaking the bank.

5:07May 21, 2008Audio MP3

Gregory Karp on How to Start Your Spending Makeover (audio)

By Gregory Karp

"Living Rich by Spending Smart" author Gregory Karp tells you how to start your spending makeover -- it’s all about FIT: Food, Insurance and Telecommunications. Eat at home, select the best insurance, and save money on your phone bills.

4:59Feb 29, 2008Audio MP3

Steve Weisman on the Art of Scams and How You Can Defend Yourself (audio)

By Steve Weisman

Scams can be high-tech, low-tech, or no-tech. “The Truth About Avoiding Scams” author Steve Weisman talks about the art of the con: how scams appeal to our values, how they are getting easier every day, and how there are only two defenses against them.

2:02Jan 30, 2008Audio MP3

Wall Street Doubletalk: Correction, Volatility, Brokerage Firm Advice (audio)

By Stephen T. McClellan

“Full of Bull” author Stephen McClellan explains the misuse of market terms like "volatility" and "correction," and helps you understand the limitations of self-serving brokerage firm "guidance" such as recommended buy/sell lists and stock price targets.

4:03Dec 3, 2007Audio MP3

Wall Street Doubletalk: Buy, Hold, Sell (audio)

By Stephen T. McClellan

“Full of Bull” author Stephen T. McClellan cuts through the Wall Street doubletalk by discussing the misleading nature of Wall Street’s stock opinion rating system – buy, hold, or sell ratings – and why you shouldn’t pay attention.

3:18Nov 13, 2007Audio MP3

The First Attribute of Shark Investing: Aggressiveness (audio)

By James "RevShark" DePorre

"Invest Like A Shark" author Jim "RevShark" DePorre explains the 1st attribute of shark investing: Be aggressive without being reckless. Take control of the situation and move with certainty to take advantage of profit situations while reducing your risk.

2:18Nov 6, 2007Audio MP3

What is Shark Investing? (audio)

By James "RevShark" DePorre

"Invest Like A Shark" author Jim "RevShark" DePorre says shark investing is a better approach to the market for the individual who is managing his own money and looking at the market in a different way from the big institutions & traditional brokers.

3:14Nov 5, 2007Audio MP3

Interview with Stuart Lucas (audio)

By Stuart E. Lucas

"Wealth" author Stuart Lucas talks about creating a framework and infrastructure for wealth management within a family or institution, and strengthening affinities within those groups by looking at the benefits of working as a group.

14:18Sep 17, 2007Audio MP3

Warren Buffett's Annual Meeting (audio)

By Michael W. Covel

"Trend Following" author Michael Covel comments on Warren Buffett's implication that all hedge funds are too risky, and how that blanket statement ignores the proven and long-term success of some of today's master managers.

2:09Jun 15, 2007Audio MP3

Picking Stocks (audio)

By Michael W. Covel

Trend Following author Michael Covel comments on the obsession with stockpicking and its gurus, and discusses how trend following is a better practice that gives you an edge. Go to www.trendfollowing.com for more information.

2:55Jun 14, 2007Audio MP3

The Jock Exchange (audio)

By Michael W. Covel

"Trend Following" author Michael Covel comments on the idea of "trading" professional athletes as if they were stocks, the value we place on individuals, and the way their performance goes up and down just like any other derivative.

2:04Jun 13, 2007Audio MP3

Cheap Stocks Alone Mean Nothing (audio)

By Michael W. Covel

Trend Following author Michael Covel comments on what really matters in a stock price -- and it's not the price. Go to www.trendfollowing.com for more information.

1:42Jun 12, 2007Audio MP3

All the World a Bubble? (audio)

By Michael W. Covel

Trend Following author Michael Covel comments on Jeremy Grantham's idea that everything -- stocks, bonds, futures, real estate, gold -- everything is in a bubble, due to pop. Go to www.trendfollowing.com for more information.

1:50Jun 11, 2007Audio MP3

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