Jake of All Trades

Jake Rivas

Every week Jake Rivas, Financial Advisor To Millennials, will hit the streets, coffee shops, and restaurants to get raw feedback from YOU about the real financial obstacles you are facing today. Jake will help you take the guesswork out of managing your money choices while curating and sharing the the best advice and insights into making smart m

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On this episode Jake and Kirk discuss an article by the New York Times which gives financial guidance to young professionals during this pandemic. Kirk explains some of the lessons he has learned as well. Some of the guidance given may sound familiar, but there are some profoundly new perspectives to consider. Here is the article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/29/at-home/manage-finances-save-money-millennials-coronavirus.html *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Sep 15

39 min

On this episode Jake and Kirk will be reacting to a clip from the Joe Rogan Experience with guest Peter Schiff. Joe and Peter discussed various aspects of the effects of shutting down the economy, from monetary effects to commercial real estate and more. You’ll be able to hear this clip from Rogan and hear Jake and Kirk’s responses and commentary. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Sep 10

93 min

In this episode Jake and Kirk discuss an article in The Economist about the art and science of bubbles. Today, with the advent of day-trading apps like Robinhood, bubbles have become more prevalent and harder to identify. In this show we discuss what a bubble is and is not and why they are important to understand for our financial future. Here is the article: https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2020/08/19/bubble-hunting-has-become-more-art-than-science *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Sep 3

32 min

In this episode Jake and Kirk investigate (or try to wrap their heads around) the executive order to defer payroll taxes. Defer till when you say? Well you’ll have to listen to the show! (ok we don’t know either). What is this order supposed to accomplish? What is it really all about? What’s President Trump’s agenda? Check out this episode to find out our thoughts on this order. And visit us on Facebook @jakestwocents to tell us your thoughts on this political move. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Aug 27

29 min

In this episode Jake and Kirk discuss the Robinhood app, a new global phenomenon where millions of people can trade in individual stocks with just a few dollars. Jake discusses how to think about using this app in your financial portfolio, and whether or not it is healthy to use it as an important investment tool.   *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Aug 20

30 min

Jake and Kirk discuss FAANMG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Google) and ask the question: Is the rise of these enormous corporation a sign of a dystopia? We discuss what a dystopia is and some of our favorite dystopian novels. They also come to a very insightful idea about how reading dystopias can help you plan for your financial future. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Aug 13

29 min

Do you plan on retiring? Many Americans are beginning to believe this will be a dream they never achieve? In this episode Jake and Kirk discuss the idea of retirement, and some alternative ways to achieve “retirement,” without actually “retiring.” Also, Kirk proposes a plan to solve all of our social security and college debt problems. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Aug 5

32 min

Is it a bad thing? Jake and Kirk discuss an article about the biggest tech companies in the world, “FAANMG” Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Microsoft, Google. These six companies collectively are driving the US economy, despite the actions of the U.S. government. Can there be positives in this trend? Tune in and share your thoughts.Article: https://ritholtz.com/2020/07/big-tech-drives-stocks/ Diversification does not assure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets, and diversification cannot guarantee that any objective or goal will be achieved. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Jul 30

27 min

With the pandemic, protests and civil unrest, many people are asking big questions about the future of our world. One of those questions has to do with the way in which we invest. Investing for pure financial gain may only be one way that future investors may be thinking about their investments. Some investors—perhaps you?—may be interested in investing with their hearts and minds rather than solely their wallets. Tune in to hear about new investment tools being developed for that purpose. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Jul 16

24 min

In this episode Jake and Kirk explore aa graph that shows how various groups of Americans are spending the trillions of dollars that has been injected into the economy. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Jul 10

37 min

There are many good financial books that have become popular. Some books like The Richest Man in Babylon profess to share fundamental and timeless insights on how to become wealthy. There are popular books like “I will Teach you to Be Rich,” which claim to give readers insights into the habits of the wealthy. There are also many simple books that give important advice from practical wealth builders. This is not to say one shouldn’t strive to be the Richest man in Babylon, or anywhere for that manner, but it does mean that sometimes a straight-forward and realistic approach can be best. The books that Jake and Kirk recommend are easy to read, non-technical, and most importantly, do most of their work in alleviating anxiety in our financial lives.  *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Jun 29

37 min

With interest rates near zero, many are asking if it is a good time to buy that house, refinance their mortgage or even get a private loan for their student debt. Jake Rivas and Kirk Barbera discuss times when this  may be a good move for someone and times when it may not. Even though interest rates are low, it may not be a good idea for some. Tune in to learn the financial concept used by professionals to determine when it may be appropriate to take out that loan. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346    

Jun 17

25 min

How can the stock market appear to be rising as the world ventures further into chaos? Unemployment is still increasing, protesting and looting are occurring and many places are still under quarantine. It would seem logical that the stock market would decrease accordingly, and yet we find that during some of the darkest moments it had actually been on the rise. Jake explains why this happens and how to understand the economy and the stock market Estate planning and legal services offered through Shann M. Chaudhry PLLC are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346  

Jun 11

29 min

Can we make future decisions based on the past? The advice given by financial advisors for decades has been to diversify your portfolio and have a long term time horizon for your investments. This advice is based on a glimpse into the past. But what if the future is dramatically different than the past? At what point can we say new financial advice needs to be construed? Jake and Kirk explore this idea and provide some philosophical frameworks for dealing with the uncertainties of our current dilemma. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346  

Jun 3

43 min

The Coronavirus, AID, Relief, and Economic Security ACT (CARES) has been passed, but how does it effect you? This is a 2.2 TRILLION dollar bill (watch Kirk have his mind blown). We all know about the $1,200 checks, but who do they go to and how are they going to receive them? This is only one small part of the act. Jake and Kirk don’t cover every detail of this massive bill, that would take days, but they cover certain critical pieces of information you need to understand. Jake and Kevin Moore of iFinancial answer even more questions in an article on their website: https://www.youandifinancial.com/qa-understanding-the-new-cares-act/   *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

May 26

35 min

Your dreams can be built on a river of poop. That’s right. This is a terrible time for a young person to go out into the job market. We have record unemployment and a recession that may rival the 2008 Great Recession, which Millennials experienced back in 2008. Jake and Kirk discuss the general advice they got and lessons they learned from the great recession. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

May 20

32 min

Eventually we will re open our economy. And according to epidemiologists like Dr. Amesh Adalja at Johns Hopkins, this virus is here to stay and a vaccine is 12-18 months away best case scenario. This means that there will be a time soon when we reopen and live with coronavirus. That brings up the question, what will the world look like? How might this effect your pocket books, your business, your entertainment, your workplace? Jake and Kirk discuss. What are your thoughts on America 2.0? *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

May 7

36 min

Jake and Kirk and feeling a bit down. Like most everyone during the lockdowns, they have been struggling with ways to stay motivated, keep working and make the most out of the present realities. What are you doing to stay motivated? *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

May 1

25 min

Jake and Kirk discuss what is really happening with student loans based on what we know from this new 2.2 Trillion dollar stimulus bill. Jake also provides good insights on how to use this information for your advantage. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Apr 23

12 min

On this show Jake teaches us all a strategy that may help you take advantage of this strategy. Please note that this is not investment advice. As a certified financial planner, Jake desires to provide his listeners and his clients with real world strategies for long-term wealth building and wealth management. What he talks about is one good technique that is new and possibly useful for you. *On this show Jake teaches us all a strategy that may help you take advantage of this strategy. Please note that this is not investment advice. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional , Jake desires to provide his listeners and his clients with real world strategies for long-term wealth building and wealth management. What he talks about is one good technique that is new and possibly useful for you. Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Apr 14

19 min

What are corporate buybacks? How have they effected the stock market and the economy as a whole and how might these bailouts change the landscape of your wallet? Today on the show Jake and Kirk discuss topics in the headline and make them relevant to your day to day lives. While things look really scary, it helps to have a sense of calm and rational discussion about these ideas and how they effect you. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Apr 6

28 min

You hear terms like the market has lost confidence, which means you and me and everyone we know have feelings of dread and anxiety about what will happen in the next week, two weeks, year. How long will the “shelter in places” be instituted? What effect will that have on our economy and thus our jobs, families, savings, 401ks, lives? Jake and Kirk explore some of what experts are discussing, as well as a way to alleviate your own fears and deal with the realities of your own finances. *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Mar 27

51 min

We’ve got a full show for you today. First Jake and Kirk discuss a potential new financial tool and how it can change your approach to money. They discuss robo-advising and the limits of technology in our lives. Jake also shares a client story you won’t believe!  https://www.forbes.com/sites/ronshevlin/2020/03/02/the-next-revolution-in-personal-finance-the-financial-feed/#107e7e652fcf *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Mar 25

28 min

Jake and Kirk discuss updates ont he Coronavirus in the U.S. as well as the global consequences of its spread. Jake teaches about recessions and how to act in our current situation. They also talk Olympics 2020, Black Swan Events, and of course, The Office. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/03/business/economy/coronavirus-recession.html *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Mar 21

35 min

We are happy to introduce new segments to the show. Jake Rivas and Kirk Barbera will still discuss an important financial news artics, but they will include a financial Word of the Day, an incredible financial story from Jake and a things we love about San Antonio. In this episode Jake and Kirk discuss the 12 audit triggers that catch the eyes of the IRS.    https://www.thebalance.com/top-audit-triggers-that-catch-irs-attention-4153034 Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346   *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.”

Mar 5

35 min

The FICO Scores, which are what many companies use to determine credit worthiness, are being altered. For some this will actually benefit them. For others this may harm them. How will the changes affect you? Tune in to find out more. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/25/business/credit-score-fico-change.html Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Feb 27

21 min

On this episode we discuss the coronavirus, what it is and how it effects the global economy. How much should we be afraid and what actions might we take presently to prepare for the future. *Minor correction: Jake mentions the Sars Virus outbreak in 2013; it was actually 2003. There was an outbreak of the Ebola strain in 2014. Here is the article we discussed: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/feb/10/will-the-coronavirus-outbreak-derail-the-global-economy Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Feb 21

32 min

On this episode Jake discusses the difference between tax prep and tax planning. Jake and Kirk also discuss an article on Nerd Wallet “Tax Planning for beginners.” While paying your taxes may not be the most exciting event of your year, learning to strategize with your money by understanding the tax system is a critically important part of maintaining your growing wealth. https://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/taxes/tax-planning/ Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Feb 14

30 min

A very important bill was passed in 2019. The SECURE act effects almost every single person in America. It will change the way retirees make financial strategies for the rest of their lives. Jake Rivas goes through the most important points to understand about this act. https://www.youandifinancial.com/the-setting-every-community-up-for-retirement-enhancement-secure-act/ Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Jan 23

15 min

Should the money you save for your childs’ college be kept in your name or theirs? On this episode Jake breaks down a common misconception about assets and savings with regards to college funding for your child. Do you know what an EFC is? Find out and much more on the show! Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Jan 21

5 min

What War with Iran Could Mean for Markets On this episode Jake Rivas and Kirk Barbera tackle of a very complicated issue: Potential war with Iran and its impact on markets. Their approach is to help sift through facts and differentiate from perception. People often make fear-based decisions. How should you react financially given the realities of what we know and what we do not know about a potential war with Iran? https://blog.commonwealth.com/independent-market-observer/what-would-a-war-with-iran-mean-for-the-markets Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Jan 15

30 min

Before you agree to cosign that loan, make sure you understand all the reasons to do this and all of the risks you are taking. Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Jan 15

7 min

There are two main ways one can be “on the hook” for expenses after a divorce. Jake briefly explains these two concepts and then breaks down how the 2017 tax code effects these legal requirements. No one believes they will ever divorce their spouse, but it is important to be aware of one's possible obligations both to ones spouse and to the government. Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Jan 7

6 min

It’s not only a new year but a new decade and this is the best time to make changes to your financial life. Too often we make radical and impossible to maintain resolutions at the end of the year and then give up by February.  Jake and Kirk discuss practical and simple ways to make changes to your life that anyone can implement. From The Motley Fool: https://www.fool.com/retirement/2018/12/16/5-financial-moves-to-help-start-the-new-year-off-r.aspx Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Jan 7

28 min

Happy Holidays! It’s the end of the year—a time of joy and giving! Jake and Kirk are here to discuss smart ways to purchase gifts—including those last minute ones!—for your loved ones without being bamboozled by all the sales and marketing tricks that are out there. They also discuss how to think about coupons and those time sensitive sales you see on Amazon. Here is the Washington Post article they discuss: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/holiday-money-saving-strategies-that-can-backfire/2019/12/05/e1592b18-1779-11ea-80d6-d0ca7007273f_story.html Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Dec 2019

22 min

On this episode Jake and Kirk tackle the question of liquidity. What is it and what considerations should you have when you lock up your cash for years. What are some of the pros and cons of illiquidity and how can you best include in your portfolio, long-term investment projects that have restrictions on liquidating your shares. https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2019/11/07/what-is-the-illiquidity-premium Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Dec 2019

22 min

With the new tax law of 2017 some things have changed slightly. How do we properly plan our tax savings regarding charitable contributions? Today’s episode focuses on this question in light of the tax changes Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Dec 2019

9 min

That’s right, a 7 year auto loan. Why would you ever take out a loan on a car that would last longer than the value of the vehicle? There are thousands of these loans being taken out and Jake and Kirk discuss the ins and outs of these loans, why someone would take one, and Jake’s professional advice on this form of debt. This was a fun one you won’t want to miss! https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-seven-year-auto-loan-americas-middle-class-cant-afford-their-cars-11569941215?mod=e2fb&fbclid=IwAR0JEaXaXy5hclyb6-D0s2CINr_PCwZyi6pqSgE8GdK7kxo3INBjmlczUGU Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Dec 2019

26 min

Fact or Myth: Will I have to contribute to my retirement IRA by end of the year in order to get my tax benefits? On this episode Jake teaches you an important method called “Creative Tax Planning.”  Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Nov 2019

5 min

Did you know you could invest based on your personal values? Jake Rivas explains how to craft a portfolio based on the ideas and values important to you. This could be important current events or even deeply held beliefs. Jake provides three main concepts to help you solidify your approach when selecting companies to invest in. Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Nov 2019

6 min

Today a guy in an RV and a cosmopolitan financial planner (that’s Kirk and Jake of course!) are going to talk to you about something more Americans wish they would be: adventurous. Specifically, they wish they could be more bold. What on earth does financial planning have to do with boldness? That is what we will be discussing. We focus in on particular types of personalities that many of us fall into and how individual financial plans can help you achieve your spontaneous adventurous dreams! https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/what-makes-you-adventurous-and-how-to-be-more-so/ Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Nov 2019

26 min

In this recent Wall Street Journal article, the authors give a breakdown of three generic pieces of financial advice we all get in America, and why they may not be the best for you. Jake and Kirk discuss each of them and give you new ways to look at your financial life. For instance, we may want our children to go to college and our parents encouraged their children to attend college, but have we asked if incurring the debt is actually worth the long-range financial setback? Tune in today!   https://www.wsj.com/articles/your-parents-financial-advice-is-kind-of-wrong-11568367000?mod=e2fb&fbclid=IwAR1fWEob_4wm7QFWF3jNEZw73I9m1aSLY9Rx4ktVlyXW32tMAz_ZOQixSug   Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Oct 2019

28 min

It turns out that each generation has a different view of when someone becomes an adult. When do you think a person has become an adult?   Jake and Kirk discuss the various ways generations think about adulting and how to be an adult. Is the millennial generation really taking the longest to become an adult or are they on the same track as the baby boomers? Also, most surveys find that there is one main subject (hint hint it’s near and dear to our hearts on this show) is the key to max “ADULTING!” Tune in for this fun episode (with dogs!)   https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/its-amusing-the-ways-each-generation-defines-adulting/   Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Oct 2019

19 min

“The fix to Public Service Loan Forgiveness hasn’t Helped very much”   More than 54,000 people have applied for their public service loan forgiveness, and only 1% (around 640) have had their loans forgiven. This forgiveness program was initiated a little over 10 years ago. The program would begin forgiving loans 10 years later, and that is where we are today. This means that the program will be receiving tens of thousands of more applicants in the near future. And if this problem persists, it will be a major issue. As Jake and Kirk discuss, this program has affected the lives of many people in our country. Maybe yours. Many people chose their majors under the auspices that their loans would be forgiven, if they followed the procedure. They may have been mistaken.   https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/05/this-fix-to-public-service-loan-forgiveness-hasnt-helped-very-much.html   Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Oct 2019

17 min

On this episode Jake and Kirk discuss the value of choosing your friends based on your financial needs.  Are you the type of person who can eat a single bite of a chocolate bar and then put it away? If that’s you, then you may disregard this advice! But if you aren’t, it may be helpful to surround yourself with friends who are more frugal. https://www.wsj.com/articles/frugal-friends-and-how-to-find-them-11566050401 Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Sep 2019

17 min

The current administration is considering privatizing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In 2007, these organizations were privatized. It was after the 2008 crisis that the government stepped in. Is this a good move by the government? If this occurs what would be the effect on normal Americans? Jake Rivas and Kirk Barbera have an interesting conversation about this controversial topic. https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-primer-on-the-future-of-fannie-freddie-11566898207 Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Sep 2019

29 min

On this episode Jake Rivas and Kirk Barbera discuss a Bloomberg.com article “U.S. Stocks Plunge Most in 2019 on Trade Tension.” Now that investors are beginning to grasp the potential for a long-term trade conflict, they are shifting their investments to haven investments (gold, cryptocurrency.) Meanwhile, China is (supposedly) lowering their own currency. Jake explains all of this and how it affects you. Tune in! Bloomberg Article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-04/asia-stocks-set-to-drop-with-trade-back-in-focus-markets-wrap?srnd=premium Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Aug 2019

23 min

When the federal reserve changes its interest rate policy, how does this affect you? Since the 2008 financial crisis interest rates have been set quite low in historic standards. Growth occurred slowly despite the change in interest rate policy. This very well may change the way interest rate policy will be determined in the future. Jake Rivas and Kirk Barbera discuss this change in the interest rate policy and how you can plan your financial future around these changes. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-23/a-decade-of-low-interest-rates-is-changing-everything?srnd=businessweek-v2 Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Aug 2019

30 min

Many of the Presidential candidates running in 2020 have advocated either eliminating student debt and/or making university free of cost to students. Jake and Kirk discuss the impacts of these potential policies on the country and on your individual financial plans. For instance, should you stop making payments on your current debt if it might be eliminated? Tune in for Jake’s answer.  Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Jul 2019

27 min

On a previous episode Jake read articles showcasing the downturn in the economy. On this episode we have evidence that consumer confidence is going up. What exactly is consumer confidence? Why should it matter? How does it effect you and your daily financial life? There is a lot more going on than you think. Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Jul 2019

22 min

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