BLUE MONEY PODCAST

A finance podcast for cops, by cops. Based in Flourtown, PA. Hosted by Lt. Jim Donnelly with co-host Kevin McGarry. Sponsored by Valley Financial Group. Episodes are filled with tips and advice for maximizing your income to grow into wealth. Listen for finance advice tailored to law enforcement employees who want to look forward to a comfortable retirement.

Episode 12 – Answering Questions about Social Security

Episode 12 – Answering Questions about Social Security In this episode of Blue Money, Kevin and Jim are discussing all things involved in the social security benefits of being a police officer. They start off by explaining how officers qualify and what “credits” means, in regards to social security. Then they jump into answering the

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Episode 11 – Portfolio Review

Episode 11 – Portfolio Review In this episode of Blue Money, Kevin & Jim are doing a mid-year check-in. They are reviewing their portfolios and the market performance so far this year. The guys discuss the US economic climate, touching on cryptocurrency, the stock market, bonds, and commodities. They also talk about global economics, looking

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Episode 10 – What you need to know about Credit Cards

Episode 10 – What you need to know about Credit Cards In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are discussing all things credit cards. Jim starts off the conversation with a personal story, like so many others, about his own experience getting in credit card debt at a young age. They go into

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Episode 8 – Market update

Episode 8 – Market update In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are giving an update on the current market. Listen to find out what a “bear market” is and what it means to be in a bear market. Kevin is offering up relevant historical data to give context to the current market

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Episode 7 – What are bonds

Episode 7 – What are bonds In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are going over everything you need to know about bonds. They start off the show by explaining exactly what a bond is. Listen to find out why Valley Financial suggests using bonds in your investment portfolio. This first half of

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Episode 6 – All about inflation

Episode 6 – All about inflation In this episode of Blue Money, Jim and Kevin are discussing everything about inflation. They start off by giving a basic definition of inflation, so we know exactly what we’re talking about. They then segue into how the inflation rate is calculated. Taking it a step further, the guys

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Episode 5 – The importance of Life Insurance

Episode 5 – The importance of Life Insurance In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are discussing why it’s important for law enforcement officers to have an adequate life insurance policy in place. Even if you already have a life insurance policy, this episode is a valuable listen. The guys explain why the

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Episode 4 – Info about your 457 (b)

Episode 4 – Info about your 457 (b) In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are helping law enforcement employees understand what their 457(b) is. They start by explaining the difference between a 457(b) versus a 401(k). Then they move right into the pros and cons of a 457(b). They dive into discussing

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Episode 3 – Buying and selling on emotion

Episode 3 – Buying and selling on emotion In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are talking us through these turbulent times. The guys at Valley Financial understand that during times like these, people tend to stress more about their finances. Kevin starts off by sharing some historical market numbers to give us

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Episode 2 – You Can Start Investing Now

Episode 2 – You Can Start Investing Now In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are helping officers set personal savings and investing goals. Their goal is to get cops saving 50% of their income each year. That may sound impossible to you right now, but listen to this episode to find out

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Episode 1 – Law Enforcement Officers Wait Too Long to Invest

Episode 1 – Law Enforcement Officers Wait Too Long to Invest In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are kicking off their podcast series with a discussion on the most common mistake they see people making when it comes to investing. They’re here to take the stigma out of discussing money issues, and

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Episode 12 – Answering Questions about Social Security

Episode 12 – Answering Questions about Social Security In this episode of Blue Money, Kevin and Jim are discussing all things involved in the social security benefits of being a police officer. They start off by explaining how officers qualify and what “credits” means, in regards to social security. Then they jump into answering the

Listen »

Episode 11 – Portfolio Review

Episode 11 – Portfolio Review In this episode of Blue Money, Kevin & Jim are doing a mid-year check-in. They are reviewing their portfolios and the market performance so far this year. The guys discuss the US economic climate, touching on cryptocurrency, the stock market, bonds, and commodities. They also talk about global economics, looking

Listen »

Episode 10 – What you need to know about Credit Cards

Episode 10 – What you need to know about Credit Cards In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are discussing all things credit cards. Jim starts off the conversation with a personal story, like so many others, about his own experience getting in credit card debt at a young age. They go into

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Episode 9 – Interview with Christine Nelson, Fuel the Force

Episode 9 – Interview with Christine Nelson, Fuel the Force In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are speaking with Christine Nelson, founder of Fuel the Force. Christina explains how she came up with the idea for Fuel the Force, and how the name came to be. They discuss the current status of

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Episode 8 – Market update

Episode 8 – Market update In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are giving an update on the current market. Listen to find out what a “bear market” is and what it means to be in a bear market. Kevin is offering up relevant historical data to give context to the current market

Listen »

Episode 7 – What are bonds

Episode 7 – What are bonds In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are going over everything you need to know about bonds. They start off the show by explaining exactly what a bond is. Listen to find out why Valley Financial suggests using bonds in your investment portfolio. This first half of

Listen »

Episode 6 – All about inflation

Episode 6 – All about inflation In this episode of Blue Money, Jim and Kevin are discussing everything about inflation. They start off by giving a basic definition of inflation, so we know exactly what we’re talking about. They then segue into how the inflation rate is calculated. Taking it a step further, the guys

Listen »

Episode 5 – The importance of Life Insurance

Episode 5 – The importance of Life Insurance In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are discussing why it’s important for law enforcement officers to have an adequate life insurance policy in place. Even if you already have a life insurance policy, this episode is a valuable listen. The guys explain why the

Listen »

Episode 4 – Info about your 457 (b)

Episode 4 – Info about your 457 (b) In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are helping law enforcement employees understand what their 457(b) is. They start by explaining the difference between a 457(b) versus a 401(k). Then they move right into the pros and cons of a 457(b). They dive into discussing

Listen »

Episode 3 – Buying and selling on emotion

Episode 3 – Buying and selling on emotion In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are talking us through these turbulent times. The guys at Valley Financial understand that during times like these, people tend to stress more about their finances. Kevin starts off by sharing some historical market numbers to give us

Listen »

Episode 2 – You Can Start Investing Now

Episode 2 – You Can Start Investing Now In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are helping officers set personal savings and investing goals. Their goal is to get cops saving 50% of their income each year. That may sound impossible to you right now, but listen to this episode to find out

Listen »

Episode 1 – Law Enforcement Officers Wait Too Long to Invest

Episode 1 – Law Enforcement Officers Wait Too Long to Invest In this episode of Blue Money, Jim & Kevin are kicking off their podcast series with a discussion on the most common mistake they see people making when it comes to investing. They’re here to take the stigma out of discussing money issues, and

Listen »
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