Episodes

Talking F.I.R.E. With Diania Merriam. You Might Want To Take Some Notes...

Aug. 29, 2022

Whether you're 40 years away from retirement and you've just started doing your planning, or if you're already retired, there's some serious money wisdom in this episode. Diania Merriam is the host of the Optimal Finance Dai…

RSI Explained. Learn About The Relative Strength Index Here!

Aug. 15, 2022

Sometimes you're looking at your retirement account. You're thinking to yourself, "Self? I'm gonna need this money to live on for, like, 30 years. If I'm gonna make an investment, what are some indicators that could help me …

The US Reaches Zero Inflation: Thanks Joe!!! | Inflation Rant #14 and The Cantillon Effect Explained

Aug. 12, 2022

Is this your favorite retirement planning podcast? It sure is mine! Now, if you have a moment, please give me a five-star review. It'll help me get found by other smart folks and it'll make you feel good! So our president cl…

Are We In Another Dotcom Boom? | Three Senators Lecture Fidelity About "Digital Assets"

Aug. 8, 2022

HEY HEY HEY! We're living in interesting times, am I right? Venture capital firms are investing BOAT-LOADS of dough into the crypto/Web 3 space. Are we having a repeat of the dotcom bubble? Maybe... Speaking of VC, here's a …

I'm BAAAAACK. What's New? | San Francisco in Person | Shinzo Abe in Memoriam

Aug. 5, 2022

Hey y'all. It's me! I'm back for the ATTACK, JACK! Today is just about catching up, a brief account of my San Francisco trip, some Bitcoin news and a little reading about the career of Shinzo Abe. Here's a link to the Guardi…

As Goes California, So Goes YOUR State | "Journalism" | and Your ACTUAL Retirement Spending...

June 18, 2022

I'm BACK, for the ATTACK. If you weren't watching the California primary results, I've got a little update for you. And hey, who cares anyway, 'cause California POLICY is cummin' your way, LIKE IT OR NOT. Here's Michael Shel…

Double-Check Your Beneficiaries, The Story Of The VFW "Buddy" Poppy...

May 30, 2022

Quick Memorial Day episode for you... First up, a quick reminder to check and make sure you've got correct and up-to-date beneficiaries designated for all of your retirement accounts. It's the right thing to do on, say, Memo…

Rogue Book Club - Finished it: San Fransicko by Michael Shellenberger. A Quick Recap

May 28, 2022

Did you read San Fransicko yet? If not, please buy it here: https://amzn.to/3lekzsE What kind of city do you want to retire in? Is your current town getting better or worse? Why do I harp on the homeless issue? Because it af…

Keeping Your BRAIN Healthy: Interview w/Dr. Krystal L. Culler

May 26, 2022

What can you proactively do to keep your brain healthy when you retire? What to eat? What not to eat? When you retire, will you be a vegetable or will you be sharp? Dr. Krystal L. Culler knows what she's talking about. Learn…

Did ESG Investing Just Die? Childfree "Lifestyle"? And SLEEP For Your Brain Health In Retirement

May 22, 2022

If you haven't heard, they took Tesla off the S&P ESG index. If you're unaware, Tesla makes ELECTRIC CARS. Oh, and if you want to learn more about ESG and what it means, check out the Rogue Retirement Lounge ESG special edit…

Rogue Book Club: San Fransicko by Michael Shellenberger. Join Me, Won't You?

May 15, 2022

The Rogue Retirement Lounge book club is back. This time we're reading "San Fransicko" by Michael Shellenberger. Find it on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3lekzsE Remember, go to www.rogueretirementlounge.com/crypto to sign up…

Listener Mail, Dave Ramsey Disagreements, Portland Circles The Bowl, Bitcoin Flounders...

May 8, 2022

HEY YOU! Thanks for listening! Could I ask you a huge favor? If you would be willing to give this podcast a positive review on whatever site or player you listen to it on, it'll help more people find the show. And because I'…

Always Question Financial Advice From Mainstream Media Sources.

May 6, 2022

Today I've got a quick episode discussing a couple interesting investing and retirement-related articles I found on CNN.com and the Washington Post. I don't really have a poignant takeaway; just always do your research, dig …

WSJ Editorial: Some Fossil Fuel Food For Thought...

April 28, 2022

Hey all -- today we're veering off the retirement planning path yet again, but it's important, because, in the name of saving the planet, legislators and activists are logjamming LNG pipelines, thereby cutting off supply, th…

Another Inflation Rant?!? The HALF-LIFE Of YOUR Money In Retirement And More...

April 26, 2022

Hopefully this will be the last episode where I whine about inflation. But I think there are a couple points you need to keep in mind as you do your retirement planning. Your money might be losing value faster than you think…

Your Host Might Be An A-Hole. Listener Message About My Lack Of Compassion

April 17, 2022

Hey hey hey!! I'm back with a quick reply to listener email regarding my lack of compassion for Portland's ever-growing population of homeless folks. FOR YOUR REVIEW - Here's a link to that Atlantic article about the crazy s…

Retire In Portland? Listener Email Answered. Librarians UNDER ASSAULT!!! Look out!

April 15, 2022

Today's a quick episode just to answer an email from a listener. Will asks, should he move to Portland to be closer to family? My response: Well, if you want a quick, insider's look at the state of the city of Portland in 2…

Celebrity Interview! Toby Mathis: Tax Attorney, Author, Investor And All-Around Cool Guy.

April 10, 2022

Okay folks, in this episode of the Rogue Retirement Lounge, I'm very proud to have Toby Mathis Joining me. Toby is a tax attorney, he’s one of the founding partners of Anderson Advisors, which is a nationwide tax and asset p…

More DUMB Advice from Dave Ramsey. REALLY Dumb. Credit Card Rewards, and More...

April 7, 2022

Hey, your favorite retirement planning podcast is BAAAAAAAACK... Today I've got a little rant about some stupid Dave Ramsey advice I heard. Also, I mention two books by Saifedean Ammous that you really should read: Fiat Stan…

Digital Mattress Money: How To ANONYMOUSLY Buy Bitcoin...

March 20, 2022

Yes, I realize this is a retirement planning podcast. But... Let's face it: You're being watched. You're being tracked. You're being followed. You have FAR LESS privacy than you might think. Buying Bitcoin is not anonymous. …

Macroeconomic Darkness: A 14-Step Scenario. Dystopia Awaits... Or Does It?

March 17, 2022

Today's episode isn't really about retirement planning, per se. It's more about what a currency crisis, coupled with mega-inflation and recession might look like, right here at home in the good ol' US of A. It's not pretty, …

The Jeremy Keil Interview, Part II. How Prepared Are You For Retirement? Do You Need Help From An Expert?

March 12, 2022

If you haven't listened to part one of my interview with Jeremy, check it out here: https://www.rogueretirementlounge.com/financial-advisors-i-like-and-trust-the-jeremy-keil-interview-part-i/ Here's Jeremy's company website:…

Russian Economic Implosion: An Insider's Take. No Keys, No Coins. Social Security Retirement COLA.

March 5, 2022

Could your retirement savings be confiscated? Frozen? Bankrupted out of existence? How do you protect your wealth in an age when it's pretty much all ones and zeroes? What will sanctions do to the Russian economy? Well, list…

Financial Advisors I Like And Trust: The Jeremy Keil Interview, Part I

Feb. 28, 2022

So in a previous episode, I might have mentioned I don't trust some financial advisors. But there are some I really trust and respect, and I've got one on the show today. His name's Jeremy Keil and he's with Keil Financial P…