Connecting the Dollars by Propel Financial Advisors

Connecting the Dollars is a podcast co-hosted by Emily Agosto, CPA and Amanda Vaught, JD. In each episode, Emily and Amanda explore personal finance topics affecting Gen X and Millennials and share experiences to help make sense of an often confusing and changing industry. Join them as they discuss timely topics and answer commonly asked questions they hear as financial advisors at Propel Financial Advisors.

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Episodes

Friday May 24, 2024

This week, fellow advisor Danielle Woods joins the podcast. Danielle draws on her 26 years of experience as a financial advisor to discuss the five most common issues she sees clients struggle with. They are:
 
1. Focusing on an isolated issue rather than the whole picture.
2. Balancing paying off debt vs savings
3. Being proactive and speaking with your advisor before taking action
4. Preparing for death (legally and financially speaking)
5. Working on their budget
 
Additional resources:
 
During our discussion Danielle referenced a webinar that we hosted that goes through the elements of estate planning.
 
Navigating the Dark Cloud: Planning Before and After a Loved One's Death
 

Ten Tax Season Takeaways

Friday May 10, 2024

Friday May 10, 2024

In this episode, Emily and Amanda reflect on tax season 2024. When preparing tax returns, Emily and Amanda see recurring themes across clients. They discuss their top ten issues they saw taxpayers struggling with in 2024.
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Clearing Up the Fee-fusion

Wednesday May 01, 2024

Wednesday May 01, 2024

In this episode, Emily and Amanda discuss the different types of fees financial advisors charge for their services: from AUM (assets-under-management) to flat-fees to commissions. They also include a discussion around different types of hidden fees to look for. Emily and Amanda believe in being upfront and transparent about their fees.
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Wednesday Mar 20, 2024

Get to Know your Advisor: Emily Agosto, CPA Connecting the Dollars Podcast Episode 44 In this episode, we get to know advisor Emily Agosto better. Emily has extensive professional experience as an accountant, investment advisor and financial professional. Learn more about how she approaches her financial advising practice and why she enjoys it so much. 
 
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The Propel Experience

Friday Mar 15, 2024

Friday Mar 15, 2024

What It's Like to Work With Us Connecting the Dollars Podcast Episode 43 Emily and Amanda get into what it's like to work with a Propel financial advisor. They walk through the steps from the introductory phone call to an on-going relationship.
 
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Thursday Feb 29, 2024

In honor of Valentine's Day, Amanda and Emily discuss how to evaluate a stock for a long-term commitment.  They teach you: - Where to find sources of reliable information, and - The numbers to consider before buying any stock.
 
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Models vs Bespoke Portfolios

Thursday Feb 29, 2024

Thursday Feb 29, 2024

Amanda is joined by fellow advisor David Vaught, CFA, to discuss the pros and cons of model and bespoke portfolios.  
They delve into: Quantitative vs qualitative considerations in investment portfolios; How models impact the sales model that financial advisors and brokers use; and Whether or not models are something we can rely on based on their past performance.
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Wednesday Jan 31, 2024

In this episode, we get to know advisor Amanda Vaught better. Amanda has extensive professional experience as an investment advisor and financial professional. Learn more about how she approaches her financial advising practice and why she enjoys it so much.  Check out Amanda's full bio.
 
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2024 Money Moves

Friday Jan 05, 2024

Friday Jan 05, 2024

Emily & Amanda are excited to be back with a new season of Connecting the Dollars. The premiere episode features their insights on some finance-related New Year's resolutions for 2024.
They dig into:
- the use of high yield savings accounts, and the impact of the Fed's recent pivot on interest rate policy;  
- whether or not high income people really need a budget;
- the importance of asking for help and making a plan.
They wrap up with some non-financial goals - can you guess which of them wants to drum more and who wants to go sailing?
Be sure to let us know your own New Year's resolutions in the comments.
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If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit

Thursday Nov 30, 2023

Thursday Nov 30, 2023

Emily & Amanda discuss financial advice they've come across on the internet:
- What to do with a 401(k) suffering from the poor performance of target-date funds,
- The impact of investment choices on a portfolio,
- Emily recommends a personal finance book for small business; and - They address a listener question on LLCs vs S-Corps.
 
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