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The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman

The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman is now airing on public television stations across the country. In these 26 half-hour episodes, Ric will entertain and educate you about personal finance, covering investments, retirement, paying for college, handling mortgages, supporting aging parents and much more. Ric's financial savvy will engage you both intellectually and emotionally, and provide you with the practical information you need to achieve financial success.

Episode Guide

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Investment advisor Ric Edelman shares tips on how to improve your credit score; explains how to stand out from the college graduate crowd when getting your professional start; and Jean Edelman gives her insights on finding the perfect job.

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Season 3 Episode 25 The Truth About Money: Season 3, Ep 25

Financial advisor Ric Edelman reveals how tax code changes will impact itemized deductions; explains the importance of goals in order to successfully save; explores a sci-fi medical gadget is on the verge of becoming reality; and Jean Edelman shares how to put yourself at ease with change.

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Season 3 Episode 24 The Truth About Money: Season 3, Ep 24

Investment advisor Ric Edelman discusses precious metals as part of a portfolio; interviews Ramez Naam about the energy revolution and investment opportunities; and Jean Edelman explains the importance of tuning in to your "inner voice."

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Financial planner Ric Edelman reveals how changes to the tax law impact your charitable giving; provides dollars-and-sense advice on whether it's better to buy one stock or an index fund; and Jean Edelman tells us how to eat an elephant.

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Financial advisor Ric Edelman reveals the best way to pay for your children's college tuition; answers the question if it's ok to walk away from an underwater mortgage; explores how to keep autonomous machines from attacking humans physically and financially; and Jean Edelman discusses focusing on what you can control in life.

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Investment advisor Ric Edelman explains the economic realities of a college education if you haven't saved for it; interviews Scott Hubbard about investing in the future of space exploration; and Jean Edelman shows us the benefits of doing the right thing.

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Season 3 Episode 20 The Truth About Money: Season 3, Ep 20

Financial Planner Ric Edelman reveals how to set up a retirement plan if you're self-employed; explains the best thing to do with a 401(k) from a former employer; explores what the future looks like once we run out of oil; and Jean Edelman discusses the beginner's mind and being open to new experiences.

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Financial planner Ric Edelman reveals the key to getting young adults to think about retirement; explains how to know if you're saving enough money; and interviews Kathryn Myronuk about convergence and what it has to do with technology and economics.

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Financial advisor Ric Edelman explains what to do if you’ve had a late start on saving; advises what to do with money leftover at the end of each month; and Jean Edelman shares how to live a balanced life.

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Season 3 Episode 17 The Truth About Money: Season 3, Ep 17

Investment advisor Ric Edelman answers the question if it's a good idea to dip into your retirement nest egg to buy your dream home; interviews Rob Nail about how Moore's Law will impact humanity's future; and Jean Edelman explores the power of words.

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Season 3 Episode 16 The Truth About Money: Season 3, Ep 16

Financial planner Ric Edelman discusses the pros and cons of investing in real estate; provides a recent college graduate important steps to take now to build her financial future; interviews Dr. Daniel Kraft about medical breakthrough technologies; and Jean Edelman talks about moral courage.

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Season 3 episode 15 The Truth About Money: Season 3, Ep 15

Financial advisor Ric Edelman looks at investing today into tomorrow's energy resources; advises on how to save for tomorrow while living in the present; and Jean Edelman provides tips on balancing your schedule.

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Investment advisor Ric Edelman teaches a college student how to understand the value of her degree; explores whether there's big bucks in tiny technology; and Jean Edelman shares her perspective on "catching the wave."

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Financial planner Ric Edelman offers advice to a man unable to save even though he's working three jobs. Save for your kids' college education or save for your retirement ... which is more important? Ric interviews Neil Jacobstein about artificial intelligence and robots; and Jean Edelman explains the impact of too much clutter.

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Financial advisor Ric Edelman explores if green energy could mean more green in your bank account; talks with Dr. Daniel Kraft about technology and evidence-based healthcare; explains that if you can retire at 45 it doesn't necessarily mean you should; and Jean Edelman shares her perspective on what money is.

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Season 3 Episode 11 The Truth About Money: Season 3, Ep 11

Investment advisor Ric Edelman discusses which type of investment is appropriate for you; explains when to start saving for a house vs. when to buy; interviews Salim Ismail about why investors need to think globally about technology breakthroughs; and Jean Edelman shows us how change is good.

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Financial advisor Ric Edelman teaches a dad about the high cost of higher education; explores the cyber-securing of your financial information, and Jean Edelman explains the importance of clear communication.

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Financial planner Ric Edelman tackles the question whether it's better to own a home free and clear or to get a big, long mortgage. Plus, a team of scientists believes Chicken Little may have been right, the sky really is falling! Jean Edelman shares her insights on moving forward in the face of adversity.

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Financial advisor Ric Edelman reveals who really benefits from Roth IRA conversions; surprises an audience member with a mortgage refinancing recommendation; interviews astronaut Dan Barry about the growing role of robots in the future; and Jean Edelman shares the power of a smile.

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Investment advisor Ric Edelman advises a woman who uses her debit card for everything and is concerned about building her credit history; talks with Avi Reichental, a leading developer in 3D printing, about 4D (and even 5D) printing and when we can expect it; and Jean Edelman explains the importance of patience.

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Financial planner Ric Edelman says "not yet" to a couple who is just about to say "I do;" explains why even though rental property can be a good investment, it might not be for military families; interviews futurist Brad Templeton and learns self-driving cars will soon be a reality; and Jean Edelman shows us the benefits of giving back.

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Financial advisor Ric Edelman helps a dad understand what is more important – saving for his child’s college fund or his own retirement; advises the best way to invest a bucketful of cash from a home sale; interviews astronaut Dan Barry about human space colonies; and Jean Edelman explains the benefits of a good mental workout.

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Investment advisor Ric Edelman joins the Army for a limited tour of duty to help train our troops financially; interviews scientist and entrepreneur Raymond McCauley about strength in numbers with crowdfunding; and Jean Edelman looks at facing our fears.

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Financial planner Ric Edelman adjusts a young investor’s expectations who thinks investing in stocks should be exciting; advises an audience member on how her “friend” can get back on the right financial path; speaks with Brad Templeton of the Electronic Frontier Foundation on how to protect private information in a world that’s becoming more and more wired; and Jean Edelman offers guidance on reducing stress.

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Financial advisor Ric Edelman offers advice to a homeowner who is underwater on her mortgage; provides financial basic training to troops at Fort Belvoir; interviews Avi Reichental, an expert in 3D printing, about how consumers and investors can take advantage of this cutting-edge technology; and Jean Edelman shows us that while money can’t buy happiness, finding joy in the little things can be priceless.

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Financial planner Ric Edelman answers a vital viewer question on how to protect against inflation. Ric also talks with astronaut Dan Barry about ways to invest in the final frontier, and Jean Edelman explains how a little humor can go a long way.

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