Josh Jalinski has been a Five Star Wealth Manager for the last five years in a row! He was named as an Advisor of the Year by Senior Market Advisor magazine.* He has also been selected for the Top of the Million Dollar Round Table, an association of financial professionals.

Ep 16 - The Rise of Financial Scams: What YOU Need to Know

Behind the Finances of MLB Stars w/ Erik Kratz (Foul Territory)

How does a pro baseball player handle finances on and off the field? In this episode of The Financial Quarterback, Josh sits down with former MLB player and "Foul Territory" co-host Erik Kratz to discuss the intersection of baseball and finance. Erik shares his inspiring journey from being cut from his high school team to spending over a decade in the big leagues.He talks about the financial challenges of playing in the minor leagues and the strategic decisions required to manage wealth as a professional athlete. Then, Josh and Erik dive into the economic realities of travel sports for young athletes and their families, emphasizing the importance of financial literacy. The two also explore the financial struggles and successes of MLB players, discussing deferred contracts and the complexities of managing large sums of money. Erik shares anecdotes about balancing youth sports, family time, and financial wisdom, and they debate the viability of investment choices like real estate versus luxury cars. The episode also touches on the controversy surrounding Shohei Ohtani's alleged gambling involvement and the broader implications for athletes' financial decisions. Erik reflects on the power of compounding in long-term investments and the significance of financial stability beyond just wealth. Can't get enough of the Financial Quarterback? Click 'Subscribe' to never miss a play. New episodes touchdown right here! Loving the playbook? Drop us a 5-star rating and share your thoughts in a review. Your feedback fuels the game plan!

Episode 15 - Mastering Asset Allocation

How can you optimize your investments to match your life stage? In this episode, Josh Jalinski dives into the crucial topic of asset allocation and its role in achieving financial stability. Josh compares the stages of a professional athlete's career to an individual's investment journey, highlighting the importance of transitioning from high-risk investments like crypto and stocks to more balanced portfolios. He discusses the necessity of evolving investment strategies with age, emphasizing how millennials and other generations can adapt their approaches to reach pivotal financial milestones. Josh also touches on the importance of estate planning in securing and transferring wealth according to one's wishes. And in Extra Points , a caller asks about the viability of the traditional 60/40 investment strategy, sparking a discussion on whether this classic approach still holds up in today's market. Can't get enough of the Financial Quarterback? Click 'Subscribe' to never miss a play. New episodes touchdown right here! Loving the playbook? Drop us a 5-star rating and share your thoughts in a review. Your feedback fuels the game plan!

Protecting Retirement Savings from Legislative Shifts w/ Bob Carlson (Retirement Watch)

How can rising tax rates and changes in Social Security impact your retirement planning? In this episode, Josh is joined by Bob Carlson, editor of Retirement Watch and a seasoned expert in retirement finance. They tackle the critical issues facing retirees today, from navigating potential tax hikes and understanding Medicare changes to strategic real estate investments and the expanding role of digital currencies. Josh and Bob discuss the implications of rising tax rates and how individuals can adapt their long-term tax strategies to safeguard their financial future. They dive into the shifting landscape of Medicare, particularly Medicare Advantage plans, and offer advice on evaluating these plans during open enrollment periods. The conversation also covers the importance of realistic longevity projections in retirement planning and the impact this has on Social Security and investment decisions. Bob shares his insights on the current state of the real estate market, highlighting different asset class trends and the transformation of commercial properties into residential spaces. They also explore the world of gold investments and the implications of central bank digital currencies on personal finance. Sign up for Bob's Newsletter here Can't get enough of the Financial Quarterback? Click 'Subscribe' to never miss a play. New episodes touchdown right here! Loving the playbook? Drop us a 5-star rating and share your thoughts in a review. Your feedback fuels the game plan!

Episode 14 - Estate Planning 101

What’s the secret to ensuring your assets, like a prized guitar collection, jams on -even after you’re gone? Josh helps answer this question by breaking down the essentials of estate planning, covering everything from legal documents to protecting personal treasures. Josh begins with the fundamentals, explaining why you need airtight legal documents such as wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and healthcare directives. He emphasizes the importance of professional assistance to craft these documents correctly, which ensures your wishes are clearly defined and legally protected. The conversation then shifts to the fun part: incorporating unique assets into your estate plan. Josh shares insights on how to handle valuable personal items, using an example from our production team's own cherished guitar collection. Josh also discusses the benefits of using trusts to bypass probate and keep your estate affairs private, providing a smoother transition for your beneficiaries. Can't get enough of the Financial Quarterback? Click 'Subscribe' to never miss a play. New episodes touchdown right here! Loving the playbook? Drop us a 5-star rating and share your thoughts in a review. Your feedback fuels the game plan!

Building a Diversified Investment Portfolio w/ Andrew Horowitz (The Disciplined Investor)

How do Federal Reserve policies and market trends shape your investment strategy? In this episode, Josh is joined by Andrew Horowitz, seasoned financial analyst and host of "The Disciplined Investor" and the "DHUnplugged" podcasts. Together, they navigate through the complexities of inflation, the Federal Reserve's role in economic stability, Bitcoin's place in modern portfolios, and the crucial concept of diversification. Josh and Andrew start by examining how the Federal Reserve's actions influence investor behavior and market conditions. They discuss the direct impact of interest rate changes on inflation and investment strategies, emphasizing the need for investors to understand these relationships to make informed decisions. The conversation then shifts to Bitcoin, exploring its dual role as both a speculative investment and a potential hedge against inflation. The two emphasize the importance of diversification in managing risks and enhancing returns. Andrew shares his insights on integrating various asset classes into a portfolio to achieve a balanced investment approach. Can't get enough of the Financial Quarterback? Click 'Subscribe' to never miss a play. New episodes touchdown right here! Loving the playbook? Drop us a 5-star rating and share your thoughts in a review. Your feedback fuels the game plan!

Episode 13 - The 4 Rules of Financial Institutions

How do financial institutions shape your financial choices? In this episode Josh unveils the four core principles that govern the operation of banks, insurance companies, and investment firms. He explains how these rules impact your personal finance, from routine contributions to the management and distribution of funds. He also defines the range of decision-making styles in personal finance, from minimal planning to full-scale proactive financial quarterbacking. Then in Extra Points, Josh dives into an intriguing development in the commodity market—Costco's recent venture into selling gold bars. Can this savvy investment add a gleam to your financial strategy? Can't get enough of the Financial Quarterback? Click 'Subscribe' to never miss a play. New episodes touchdown right here! Loving the playbook? Drop us a 5-star rating and share your thoughts in a review. Your feedback fuels the game plan!

Strategic Insurance Planning w/ Joe Saul-Sehy (Stacking Benjamins Podcast)

What are the keys to unlocking the right insurance coverage for your needs? In this episode of The Financial Quarterback, Josh chats with Joe Saul-Sehy, co-host of the "Stacking Benjamins" podcast, about the best strategies for navigating the often complex world of insurance, including car, home, life, and disability coverage. Josh and Joe dive into tips on how to effectively manage risk through insurance and share critical tips for choosing policies that offer substantial protection—focusing on significant risks such as disability and the necessity of long-term care. They break down the specifics of various insurance types, discuss the shortcomings of accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and highlight the strategic benefits of combining long-term care with life insurance through riders. The discussion also covers the importance of using financial tools for better personal finance management and how smart insurance choices are integral to maintaining financial stability. Can't get enough of the Financial Quarterback? Click 'Subscribe' to never miss a play. New episodes touchdown right here! Loving the playbook? Drop us a 5-star rating and share your thoughts in a review. Your feedback fuels the game plan!

Episode 12 - The Financial Commandments: Ancient Wisdom for Today's Economy

Can ancient wisdom unlock modern financial success? In this episode, Josh explores the intersection of ancient biblical commandments and contemporary financial principles during the holy season of Passover and Resurrection Sunday. He discusses how themes like integrity, hard work, and contentment drawn from the Ten Commandments can fundamentally guide sound financial planning and decision-making. Jalinski dives into the practical applications of these commandments, illustrating how avoiding debt, idolizing wealth, and respecting societal structures play pivotal roles in achieving financial stability and growth. He also highlights the importance of balancing work with rest, maintaining family ties, and conducting honest financial dealings to foster both economic well-being and a life of ethical balance. And in Extra Points, Josh presents a tailored set of "Ten Commandments of Financial Planning," offering a framework that combines these timeless principles with today's financial challenges. Can't get enough of the Financial Quarterback? Click 'Subscribe' to never miss a play. New episodes touchdown right here! Loving the playbook? Drop us a 5-star rating and share your thoughts in a review. Your feedback fuels the game plan!

SCAM ALERT: Defending Your Dollars w/ Sean Pyles (NerdWallet)

How do you stay one step ahead of financial scammers? In this episode of The Financial Quarterback, Josh is joined by Sean Pyles of NerdWallet's Smart Money Podcast, tackles the escalating challenge of financial scams. They discuss the sophisticated tactics scammers use and share essential tips for safeguarding your investments. Together, they examine why younger generations are particularly susceptible to scams and highlight effective strategies for protection, such as multifactor authentication and unique password practices. The conversation also ventures into practical travel planning using credit card benefits and addresses the pressures young people face from inflation and soaring housing costs. Can't get enough of the Financial Quarterback? Click 'Subscribe' to never miss a play. New episodes touchdown right here! Loving the playbook? Drop us a 5-star rating and share your thoughts in a review. Your feedback fuels the game plan!