Smart Money TV Segment
Neil is co-host of the Smart Money financial segment on KCEN, a local NBC affiliate. The segment began in March 2009 and airs each Monday on the Texas Today morning show.
The weekly segment is designed to provide helpful financial information and to answer viewer questions.
Over the past 7+ years he has covered a wide variety of topics including:
- Money Mistakes that Couples Make
- Unique Ways to Gift Money to Children
- Myths about Financial Advisors
- Selecting an Asset Allocation
- 401(k) and 403(b) Plans
- Auto Purchase vs. Lease
- Myths about Investing
- Tax-efficient Investing
- Common Mistakes in a Market Downturn
You can view recent Smart Money segments on the Texas Today show’s website.
Investing in an Uncertain Economy for Dummies
Neil was a contributor to the book Investing in an Uncertain Economy for Dummies. At the time of its release in 2008, unemployment was at a 14-year high, home prices had been declining for over two years, and the stock market was entering the second year of a bear market. Describing the economy as “uncertain” was an understatement!
Investing in an Uncertain Economy featured advice from several independent, fee-only financial advisors. The book was written in a “tips” format, meaning the content was broken down into bite-sized pieces on a wide array of financial and investing topics. It was a great book for beginners or for use as a reference.
The topics were divided into the following seven parts:
Part I: Laying a Solid Foundation
Part II: Using Investment Vehicles and Accounts Throughout the Economic Cycle
Part III: Demystifying Risk: Accumulating and Protecting Wealth
Part IV: Investing for Accumulators
Part V: Heading into Retirement
Part VI: Living on Your Investment Earnings and Drawing Down Your Assets
Part VII: The Part of Tens
Unfortunately the book is out of print, but used copies might still be available online from Amazon or other retailers.* I also keep a few copies on my bookshelf if you’d like to stop by and take a look at one!
*I do not receive any royalties or other compensation as a contributor.