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Episode 45: Adam Curran and Justin Reed on Cryptocurrencies, 5G and All Things Tech

Nerd Alert! In this episode, Adam talks with Amazon’s Justin Reed on the “Wild West of Investing,” Bitcoin and all-things cryptocurrency. Should you invest? That’s the big question on everyone’s mind. Listen in as Justin tries to convince Adam why he should invest in cryptocurrency.
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Episode 44: Adam Curran, Bobby Ring and Nadder Nejad Talk Auto Industry

Adam talks with auto-industry experts, marketing masterminds, and good personal friends, Bobby Ring and Nadder Nejad. “Same is Lame,” is their marketing motto and Bobby and Nadder make it their mission to do the complete opposite of what everyone else is doing. When it comes to business and making money, their success seems to be…
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Episode 43: Adam Curran and Rev. Colin Kerr on Faith, Hope & Love

Adam talks with Rev. Colin Kerr, founder of Parkside Church (located downtown Charleston by Hampton Park) and author of “Faith Hope Love: The Essentials of Christianity for the Curious, Confused, and Skeptical.” Thoughtful, funny, and hopeful about the future, Colin is the kind of reverend you want to sit down, have a beer with, and ask the big questions.…
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Episode 42: Adam Curran and Stephen Goldfinch on Local Economics

Adam talks with incumbent senator for South Carolina’s 34th District, Stephen Goldfinch. (The district spans from Myrtle Beach to the IOP Connector in Mount Pleasant.) They talk local politics and discuss economic development, bettering infrastructure, and creating jobs in the district.   Visit Stephen’s website: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/member.php?code=0682386282
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Episode 41: Adam Curran and Joe Bustos on Keeping Communities Strong

Adam talks with Joe Bustos, running for South Carolina’s House District 112.  A retired U.S. Army officer, former police officer, town councilman for Mount Pleasant, and a lifelong South Carolinian, Joe is big on fighting for the needs of the community, holding the line on tax increases, and standing firm on sustainable growth management.   Visit Joe’s website: https://joebustos.com/
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Episode 40: Adam Curran and Charlie Kirby on Cybersecurity

Adam talks with cybersecurity expert, and personal friend, Charlie Kirby. Together, they discuss the real threats cybersecurity poses, from the micro (identity theft, for example) to the macro (think sophisticated geopolitical attacks). In their fireside chat-style conversation, Adam and Charlie discuss today’s most serious threats while also finding the humor and levity in today’s ever-changing digital world.
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Episode 39: Adam Curran and Corey Alan of The Overton Report

Adam talks with Corey Alan, founder of The Overton Report. Together, they discuss the recent riots, the BLM movement, and the police. Corey made it his mission to shine a light on the news stories that DON’T get reported by the mainstream media—stories happening right now, right here in Charleston.   Check out Corey’s page,…
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Episode 38: The Difference Between Public and Private REITs

Let’s talk about REITs, or Real Estate Investment Trusts. In this episode, Adam discusses the pros and cons of investing in real estate investment trusts, the difference between public and private REITs, and what you need to know when investing in these instruments.
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Episode 37: Invest in Businesses You Understand

Curious about Adam’s investment philosophy and how he is investing in his own personal money?  Listen in on Adam’s stories of the various businesses that comprise his portfolio and his experiences in working with them in his day-to-day life. He explains why investors ought to get back to the basics when deciding which stocks they ought to…
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Episode 36: Ways to Combat Inflation

In the wake of the Coronavirus, the monetary supply has increased by 25%. And this has a lot of people worried about inflation. So how do you invest to make sure your money keeps pace with inflation? And what place should gold and sliver have within your portfolio? In this episode, Adam discusses how he’s…
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Episode 35: Adam Curran and Tyler Gibbons, CPA, Tackle Taxes

Adam talks with Tyler K. Gibbons, Partner at Riser Gibbons & Carpenter, LLP. As a second-generation CPA, tax accounting is something that runs in Tyler’s blood. In this episode, Adam and Tyler tackle it all—from the political (Trump Tax Reform, the IRS, and stimulus plans) to the personal (IRAs, small business strategies, and what to watch out…
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Episode 34: Adam Curran and Andrew Hare of Vertical Roots on Food

In this episode, Adam talks with Andrew Hare, co-founder of Vertical Roots, a hydroponic farm company growing nutrient-dense lettuce. What started as scribbles on a napkin with high school friend Matt Daniels in 2015 is now a thriving enterprise bringing sustainable farming and fresh produce Charleston. For foodies and farmers alike, this is an episode…
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Episode 33: Adam Curran Talks with Trista the Barista All Things Instagram

In this episode, Adam talks with “Trista the Barista” (and her mom, Rebecca Kutcher) on all things Instagram and influence. “If you give Trista a goal, she will accomplish it,” says Rebecca. And whether it’s starting a business or qualifying for the World Special Olympics in Ireland, there doesn’t seem to be much Trista can’t do. This…
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Episode 32: Adam Curran and Holy City Sinner’s Christian Senger on the Media

In this episode, Adam talks with Christian Senger, the man behind Holy City Sinner. For the last six years, the website and its Twitter feed have been voted Best in Charleston. Adam and Christian cover the news media, social media, and current events in Charleston and our nation. And though sitting on opposite sides of…
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Episode 31: Adam Curran and Danielle Howley on All Things Health Care

In this episode, Adam talks with Deeper Healing’s Danielle Howley about how her husband’s chronic health condition (the result of a virus doctors said was “untreatable”) lead her on a path of research, discovery, and entrepreneurialism. Danielle’s perspective on health, immunity, and the state of health care in our country is one you’re not going…
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Episode 30: Adam Curran and Attorney David Aylor on Law in the Lowcountry

In this episode, Adam talks with Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorney David Aylor on practicing law in the Lowcountry. As the founder of the firm voted “Best Law Firm” in Charleston, David’s commitment to the Sixth Amendment (everyone deserves a fair trial and fair representation) is self-evident. Listen in on a fascinating discussion on…
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Episode 29: Adam Curran and Dr. Gary Metts on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice

In this episode, Adam talks with Dr. Gary Metts on all things police. As an Air Force veteran, graduate of the FBI Academy, augmented Secret Service, and current professor of criminal justice at Charleston Southern University, few people know more in this arena. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Gary has insight…
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Episode 28: Adam Curran and Kelli Garrett on Charleston Real Estate Investing

Real estate investor Kelli Garrett always has been and always will be “all about the hustle.” And nobody hustles harder. As the College of Charleston’s women’s basketball all-time leading scorer, Kelli’s #14 jersey still hangs in the rafters of the arena to this day. In this episode, Adam and Kelli hone in on the topic…
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Episode 27: Adam Curran and Candidate for U.S. Congress Nancy Mace on the Issues

In this episode, Adam talks with South Carolina State Representative and GOP congressional nominee, Nancy Mace. Listen in as they discuss her recent positive test result for COVID-19 and her response. They talk about the economy, the epidemic, the riots, the President, the current division in our country, and the importance of bipartisan legislation if…
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Episode 26: Adam Curran and Daniel Brownstein on Charleston Politics, Leadership, and Development

In this episode, Adam Curran and Daniel Brownstein discuss politics, leadership, and land development in Charleston. Daniel is the Democratic nominee for District 112 in the South Carolina House of Representatives, which represents much of Mount Pleasant from Simmons Street in old Mount Pleasant all the way up to Park West and Carolina Park as well…
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Episode 25: Adam Curran and Jarrett Hodson on Charleston Real Estate Investing

In this episode, Adam Curran interviews Jarrett Hodson, Founder of SweetGrass Capital. As both a mortgage lender and investor, Jarrett is steeped in the Charleston residential real estate market. After graduating from The Citadel, Jarrett quickly became one of South Carolina’s top mortgage lenders. In 2015, he made the move to Midland Mortgage Corporation because of the unique combination…
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Episode 24: What My Midlife Crisis Taught Me About Retirement Planning

Some might say Adam’s a little young for a midlife crisis (and don’t worry, he didn’t get a sports car or grow a ponytail). But after dealing with a few tough circumstances in life, he’s been doing a bit of soul searching. And now that he’s on the other side, he’d like to share the…
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Episode 23: Dividend Investing

Not much makes sense in the financial markets right now. That said, we’ve got to make hay while the sun shines. And betting on the end of the world is very rarely a profitable strategy. So how do you keep investing wisely? There are actually companies—many, many companies—that have increased their dividend every year for…
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Episode 22: Adam Curran and Mount Pleasant Town Council Member Jake Rambo on the Issues

Adam interviews Mount Pleasant Town Council Member, Jake Rambo. This episode, Adam and Jake shoot straight, telling you how they view what’s going on today in the economy and current events, both locally and on the state level.  Politics, education, restaurants, development, the Coronavirus, and the recent riots. No topic is off-limits in their candid…
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Episode 21: Pros and Cons of Living in a 55+ Community

Adams discusses his own personal experience in helping retirees who live inside the gates of 55+ communities. One man’s novice opinion on the pros and cons people should consider before moving into one of these communities.
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Episode 20: Get On the Same Page with Your Spouse Financially!

Adam discusses the importance of spouses working together when building and maintaining their financial house. Often times nerds marry free-spirits and this lends itself to a financial disconnect, on this podcast we talk about ways that couples can get on the same page.
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Episode 19: How Do You Get Paid?

For many investors, the fees that they pay for their investment management services will be one of the biggest line items on their budget. It is important that investors know exactly how their advisor is getting paid and make sure that their interests are aligned with yours.
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Episode 18: Bargain Shopping During a Market Crash

Are stocks on sale right now? When is the right time to buy back in? What should you be buying? Adam shares his perspective on the best ways to go bargain shopping during a stock market crash.
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Episode 17: I Caught the Coronavirus and Have a Whole New Perspective on the Stock Market

Adam discusses his experience catching the Coronavirus and his perspective on the short-term and long-term prospects of the stock market. Is now a good time to jump back into the market or is there more pain to come? How bad will the economic impact of the Coronavirus really be?
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Episode 16: Forced to Retire? What to Do If You’ve been Offered an Early Retirement Package

The economic impact of the Coronavirus has many employers offering their employees early retirement packages. This could be terrifying for many people. Adam talks through the steps individuals should take to determine if an early retirement package might be a blessing in disguise or if you need to spruce up your resume. It’s important that…
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Episode 15: Coronavirus and the Economy – What’s Next?

When it comes to the Coronavirus and its impact on the economy, it appears as if the clouds are starting to part. We are starting to see positive news developments, rather than the doom and gloom of the last few weeks. And as this continues to happen, American consumers will return to their previous spending…
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Episode 14: Active Money Management

Adam got his start in active money management. That is to say analyzing market trends, economic and political data, and paying attention to business-specific news when making trading decisions. And while there’s much truth and wisdom in the “buy and hold-on-for-dear-life” strategy of investing (passive investing), active money management is an equally important strategy for…
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Episode 13: The Income Rainbow

As a baby, your financial needs are relatively simple. As you grow and mature, however, your needs grow with you. Throughout adulthood, your financial picture becomes increasingly complex. They say the most expensive year of your life is around your 57th birthday. From there on out, you’ll need less and less money. In this episode,…
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Episode 12: The SECURE Act

Any time Washington passes a piece of legislation that has a word like “secure”  or “affordable” in the name that makes you feel warm and fuzzy, run for the hills! The SECURE Act is no friend to retirees and financially-savvy Millionaires Next Door. In this episode, Adam dives into the potential pitfalls of the Act…
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Episode 11: Annuities

Annuities are one of the most controversial financial instruments out there—and for good reason. Most of them stink! In this episode, Adam pulls back the curtain and gives you the straight facts on annuities. He helps you discern the good from the bad when it comes to investing in these products.
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Episode 10: Passive Investing (or Index Fund Investing)

Eighty-five to ninety percent of mutual and hedge fund managers fail to beat the underlying index they pit themselves against. The buy-and-hold strategy Warren Buffet and Dave Ramsey preach isn’t theory, it’s fact. In this episode, Adam expounds upon why simple is often the best method when it comes to investing.
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Episode 9: So Your Mom Is A Clown?

The seeds of our future selves are often planted in our childhoods. In this episode, Adam reflects on what it was like growing up with a mother who was also a clown. That experience both informed his views on money and entrepreneurship and helped make him into the man he is today.
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Episode 8: Staying Between Your Navigational Beacons In Retirement

In retirement, it’s important to stay between your navigational income beacons. In this episode, Adam compares a good retirement to driving a boat around the Charleston Harbor. Go too far left, and you’ll end up in an oyster bed. Too far to the right, and you’ll wind up on a sandbar. Like in a boat,…
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Episode 7: Forgive Me for Saying This, But Forgiving Student Loans is Stupid

We’re in the campaign season for the 2020 presidential election and the student loan crisis a hot-button issue. In this episode, Adam sounds off on why he believes forgiving student loan debt is one of the stupidest pieces of legislation we could write and how, instead, we should get to the root of the problem.
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Episode 6: Living Like the Smiths to Keep Up with the Joneses

There are a lot of people living what looks like a “picture perfect” life on the outside: Nice cars, nice house, trips with no expense spared. But do you know what the financial health of your neighbors really looks like? You’d be surprised. The majority of people are mortgaged to the hilt, have no financial…
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Episode 5: Alternatives to Buying Overpriced Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-term care is the number one cause of bankruptcy in this country. In this episode, we’re going to talk about qualified healthcare riders—and specifically, why Adam believes they’re a better option than long-term care insurance.
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Episode 4: Why Retirees Ought to Pay Off Their Mortgages

Want to live an exceptional retirement? Then avoid debt like the plague! After all, you can’t behave normally and expect abnormal results. In this episode, Adam discusses why paying off mortgages and debt is essential to living your best retirement.
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Episode 3: Selecting Good Investments is as Easy as Solving the Puzzle on an IHOP Placemat

Too many people fall for the sizzle and not the steak when it comes to picking investments. Don’t stockpile products and stocks with no reason behind it. Adam explains why pre-retirees and retirees should think about making investments with the end in mind.
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Episode 2: Consider Electing You Social Security Sooner Rather Than Later

Social Security? More like Social Insecurity. Adam explains how the “sacred cow” of Social Security is still a million-dollar asset, especially for Baby Boomers. He shares his thoughts on when to take Social Security benefits and what the program will look like in the future.
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Episode 1: The Paradox of Retirement – Think Like a Pension Fund Manager

In his inaugural podcast, Adam addresses one of the biggest paradoxes of retirement: how much someone’s retirement is REALLY worth. Adam explains why it is necessary to change the perspective of retirees and that doing so may allow you to retire sooner.
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