The most common money mistakes normal people make

The most common money mistakes normal people make

Posted On July 30, 2022

Arindam Nag will tell you the 2008 financial crisis wasn’t really caused by Wall Street. It was caused by the general public’s lack of financial literacy. That’s a problem Nag has been trying to solve as CEO and co-founder of, a financial education platform that seeks to provide the public with the financial guidance it needs to make informed decisions. In the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” Nag explains why 2008 was a lesson that just because you can doesn’t mean you should. He also shares why, with longer life expectancies leaving some people retired for… Read More

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“Do You Have a Dog Voice?”

Posted On July 29, 2022

It’s a rediculous question I ask when getting to know another couple. Their answer tells me a lot. . . ——————————– When my wife and I meet new couples, there’s always a series of get to know you questions. “How did you two meet?” is a standard one. “Tell me about your children” is another. But a question I enjoy asking that tells me most of what I want to know about a couple is this: “Do you change your voice when you talk to your dog?” “Do you have a dog voice?” If the couple say that they don’t… Read More

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On the road again with the Gen-Savvy Financial Advisor

Posted On July 28, 2022

When I was asked to propose a half-day program for financial advisors I was happy to dust off the contents of the Gen-Savvy Financial Advisor – update the data, refresh the slides, rehearse the content – and deliver the program at the annual LPL Focus event in Denver. The last time I did two half day programs on the topic with in 2019 with LPL in Boston. This time I added an hour of content on recruiting and retaining talent. These small-office advisors struggle with finding and retaining talent just like other businesses do. They need some understanding of the… Read More

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The Most Common Money Mistakes Normal People Make – Arindam Nag of the Finan Literacy site

Posted On July 25, 2022

If a mistake is predictable we should be able to prevent it. However, normal people continue to make the same money mistakes over and over again. Arindam Nag was a reporter for some of the most well-known financial publications and is today educating consumers because he saw so many mistakes being repeated. “There has to be a better way to educate people,” he thought. His boot-strapped start-up,, is his answer to his question. Thanks to show sponsors: Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) E3 Termite and Pest Control Sandifer Wealth Management Bryant Bank Persons Services Corp. Bud-Busch Distribution Allison… Read More

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Being nimble: What Navy SEAL training can teach us about building better business minds

Posted On July 22, 2022

The Navy SEALs are an elite fighting force, and it’s not by accident. They are trained to deal with anything, particularly the unexpected. Perhaps that’s why I’ve found that many of them have gone on to succeed in business. Whether it’s that the SEALs draw tough-minded people or it makes them tough-minded, former SEALs tend to be adept and thinking through complex problems in the business world as civilians. So it is with Marty Strong, our guest in a recent “What’s Working with Cam Marston” replay. Strong spent 20 years as a SEAL and then went on to make a… Read More

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Turn Off the Lights

Posted On July 22, 2022

I say it all the time: “Turn off your lights when you leave your room!” It’s yet another way I’ve become my father.  ——————————— I heard myself say it and I could hear my father’s voice coming out of my mouth as it happened. “Please turn off your lights when you leave your bedroom,” I said to my teenage son. “There is no need to leave those lights on if there’s no one in there. Ceiling fan, too. Turn it off or I’m taking money out of your allowance.” I remember as a child my father saying this to me…. Read More

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Book signing

Small Dream Comes True – Book Signing at Page & Palette

Posted On July 19, 2022

A small dream came true this past Saturday when I had a book signing at Fairhope’s Page & Palette book store for my new book, What Works. Sales were brisk for only brief moments of time but the event itself was what I was after. Behind me on the table are books by authors I’ve always admired (Rick Bragg, Watt Key, Winston Groome, are but a few) and to be sitting next to them with a book of my own was very special for me. Friends and family came by to check on me, buy a book, and visit for a… Read More

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REPLAY: Marty Strong – Retired Navy SEAL – Teaches Business Success through Nimble Thinking

Posted On July 18, 2022

Marty Strong’s time as a Navy SEAL taught him how to plan for the unknown, evaluate his assets, and utilize whatever was given to him. This method of thinking then made Marty a business success. Frustrated with the lack of actionable lessons in business books, he wrote Be Nimble to offer the lessons he learned with the SEALs, how they applied to business, and how you and I can apply these lessons to our life, too. Thanks to Show Sponsors: Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) E3 Termite and Pest Control Sandifer Wealth Management Bryant Bank Trey Langus – Transworld… Read More

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What can a former CIA counterintelligence officer teach us about hiring?

Posted On July 18, 2022

When your job is to recruit informants for the CIA, you learn to ask the right questions. Blake Mobley did just that while working as a counterintelligence officer under two presidents. It was an experience that taught him how to look for the structural weaknesses in organizations, how to find what motivates people, and the sorts of questions one needs to ask to really learn what they need to know about a person. Those are valuable tools in the hiring process, too. And in the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” Mobley shares how some of the lessons… Read More

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BONUS: Cam Marston is Interviewed about his New Book called What Works

Posted On July 15, 2022

FM Talk 106.5 Midday Mobile radio host Sean Sullivan interviews Cam about his new book – What Works – and the trajectory of his now five-year-old radio show broadcast across Alabama called What’s Working with Cam Marston.  Check out this episode!

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