Alison Southwick

Alison Southwick

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September Mailbag

The hosts answer listener questions on exchange-traded funds, esports stocks, Dividend Aristocrats, and much more.




Can Netflix Win in the Streaming World It Created?

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but with Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, Peacock, and others joining the on-demand video fray, the streaming leader would doubtless be happy to get fewer “compliments."


How Much Do You Need to Retire?

Most Americans have only a vague idea of how much they should be saving.



5 Kinds of Stupidity That Investors Really Need to Avoid

Intelligence isn’t one-dimensional, and neither is lunkheadedness. There’s a whole smorgasbord of mental mistakes and self-delusional behaviors to choose from. But we’d suggest you skip them.










Your IRA Can Do Far More Than You Think

For perfectly good reasons, most of us only buy stocks, bonds, and funds in our IRAs, but adding more off-the-beaten-path investments is an option.