Top podcast episodes of 2022

January 10, 2023 Tarah Wolking
There's something for everyone in our list of episode faves—from market research to simplifying your life and improving decision making.

1. Inflation Peaking but Pain Won't End


 

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Indicators are pointing to an easing of inflation, but there are plenty of economic concerns to work through before the markets can truly move out of bear territory.

In this episode, Kevin Gordon, a senior investment researcher at the Schwab Center for Financial Research, joins host Mike Townsend to assess the latest market data and discuss how far the Federal Reserve is willing to go before easing its series of rapid interest rate hikes. 

2. What Can You Do If Your Retirement Plan Gets Off Track?


 

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What do you do if you haven't put enough money into your retirement account over the course of your working life, and you know you don't have enough money or time to fund the retirement you want?

In this episode, host Mark Riepe speaks with Cindy Scott, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with Schwab in Westlake, Texas, about how to get an accurate assessment of how much money you'll need in retirement, four levers you can use to try to get back on track, the role of Social Security in retirement, tax efficiency, cash reserves, and many other topics.

3. Less is More


 

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Supply chain issues and income inequality notwithstanding, we live in an age of abundance. Our closets overflow with clothing. Many children have more toys than they could possibly enjoy. Garages are filled with sporting gear. Offices are cluttered with gadgets. And even our calendars are packed with meetings and tasks. It can all be a bit much.

In this episode we discuss why it is that when attempting to solve a problem, people tend to add something rather than subtract?

4. Can the Markets Leave a Brutal 2022 Behind?


 

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Equity and bond markets in the U.S. and globally have taken it on the chin this year. Does recent positive news signal a course correction, or is more churn on the horizon?

In this episode, four of Schwab's top experts talk about what's happened in 2022 and whether the signs are pointing to a turnaround in 2023. 

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Take a listen to our top podcast picks from 2021

In this best-of-the-best podcast roundup you’ll hear from an Olympic gold medalist, take a journey into space and learn about Cryptocurrency. Listen now >

Looking for more?

Charles Schwab podcasts bring you revealing stories, news, and insights to help you make informed decisions about your portfolio and life. Explore more podcasts >

5. Guide to Nudges


 

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Nudges are all around you. They might help you choose your meal at a restaurant, navigate a busy airport terminal, or start saving for the future. But nudges are often subtle, so you might not notice them until they're pointed out.

In this episode you'll hear about the many ways nudges have changed the world for the better and learn ways to incorporate nudges in your own life to help you make better decisions.

6. Why Do Millennials Love Equity Compensation and How Can Entrepreneurs Use It?


 

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Increasingly, millennials are demanding that new job offers include equity as part of any compensation package. What's behind this trend? When does it make sense?

In this episode, Amy Reback, head of Stock Plan Services at Schwab, discusses what to look for in an equity compensation package, how employers can offer ownership in creative ways, and what changes to the regulatory landscape might affect equity compensation.

7. More Than a Feeling


 

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While it's nice to think of ourselves as rational decision-makers, more often than not emotion plays a role in how we make a decision. Some people may spend more on a new car when the weather is nice. Others may take bigger risks than normal after indulging in a sweet dessert. Some may make rash choices following a disappointing end to their favorite TV series.

In this episode we look at how positive (or negative) sentiment from one part of your life can spill over and affect decisions in another.

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