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If you're over the age of 55, ALEX LaBRUNERIE, LaBrunerie Financial, says the IRS will let you contribute additional amounts to your tax-sheltered savings using a 'catch-up provision'. "Age has its benefits!" What that amount will be in 2020 remains to be seen. December 20, 2019

Consumer expert MEL ZELENAK takes a page (or two) out of one of his favorite books, 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad' by Robert Kiyosaki, to guide our conversation about becoming financially independent. June 5, 2019

LaBrunerie Financial president ALEX LaBRUNERIE wants to see parents encourage their children to start saving today! It's all about those early decades, he says, because people are living into their 90s and that costs money. So what are you supposed to invest in? Alex shares some ideas. May 31, 2019

Investing in the stock market in your later years can be tricky. For example, if you're 70 years old and you're deriving income from your portfolio, take your age from 100 and use that number as the percent to be in stocks. ALEX LaBRUNERIE from LaBrunerie Financial says it's not a perfect system, but it "tends to make one more conservative." April 1, 2019

2019 is well underway, but that doesn't mean you still can't set a few financial goals, including - and yes, this pays off, literally - exercising regularly! That's just one of three resolutions shared by consumer expert MEL ZELENAK in this interview that also touches on investing in index funds. February 25, 2019

It's no secret that the 2018 stock market closed out in the red. As of late, things are headed in the right direction, but what does that mean for your investments? LaBrunerie Financial president ALEX LaBRUNERIE says to think long term. "Even though there is reason to be concerned and anxious about contemporary times, long-term portfolios (10+ years) often do well for people." February 6, 2019

2019 is almost here! Financial expert and retired University of Missouri professor MEL ZELENAK tells us how we can kick-off the new year with a little extra green in our pockets. December 3, 2018

Today Paul Pepper visits ALEX LaBRUNERIE, President, LaBrunerie Financial, about saving money. If you think it's too early to start saving for retirement, you're wrong! Alex suggests that as much as ten percent of your salary should go into savings - even if you're young and not making much money because, as he puts it, "you are rich in time." Other topics we cover include: long-term care, hedge funds and reverse mortgages. July 7, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with "The Foolish Corner" author, and MU finance professor, JOHN HOWE. Personal financial decision making is easy when you know what "traps" to avoid, and that's what this book sets out to do. John says it's written for a "broad audience" with the hope that we can all overcome our own money mistakes. At [4:08] actors MURPHY WARD and RENATA JOHNSON invite everyone to come see Capital City Productions' "Sister Act - The Musical!" If you know the Whoopi Goldberg-led film of the same name, you'll love the stage version featuring music by Alan Menken. June 6, 2017