Pam Krueger


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March 5, 2017

Are You Still Using Your Ex’s Financial Advisor?

Three reasons you might want to change that Back in the “old days,” women tended to be financially dependent on their husbands and thus were often […]
February 9, 2017

WealthRamp — The Right Fiduciary Financial Advisor at the Right Time

  Most people don’t believe they can have access to excellent, fiduciary financial advice from a highly qualified financial advisor. The goods news is— you don’t […]
January 23, 2017

Is Your Financial Advisor Fee Only or Fee Based?

     
December 6, 2016

Wealthramp Back Story

I wasn’t old enough to rent a car, but in my early 20’s I was recruited to be a stock broker. And I was pretty excited […]
November 28, 2016

Would You Hire Yourself As Your Financial Advisor?

Looking through the eyes of the typical investor, financial advisors have been vilified since the massive fraud Bernie Madoff pulled off years ago. And then there’s […]
November 22, 2016

I’m excited to bring my brand new one-hour special, MoneyTrack, Money for Life, to PBS stations

On the show, my co-host Jack Gallagher and I tear back the curtain on Wall Street by spotlighting the newest technology that’s available to help investors. […]
October 25, 2016

Pam’s 5 Questions to Ask an Advisor

Is your advisor really working for you? When a financial advisor is employed by a brokerage firm, bank or an insurance company, he’s a ‘representative’ whose first […]
October 12, 2016

Should You Take Retirement Advice from a Salesperson?

The world of wealth management has always been rife with conflicts of interest. Brokers and insurance reps are in the business of selling investments to generate […]
September 20, 2016

What Income Investors Should Do Now

Stock prices at record highs and interest rates at historic lows make it a tough environment to invest for income. So I asked three seasoned investment […]
August 3, 2016

The MoneyTrack Band is Back Together. Watch for our Money for Life One-Hour Special

 Pam and Jack with Guest, Lazetta Braxton on set at WETA-TV. The MoneyTrack series ran on 255 PBS stations across the country. After three seasons, I decided to […]
July 19, 2016

Five Questions that Protect you from Bad Financial Advice

There’s a new rule that requires advisors who offer investment advice to retirement savers to be fiduciaries, meaning they put their clients’ best interests ahead of […]
June 3, 2016

My interview on NPR radio about what consumers need to know about financial advisors

New regulations for professionals in the finance industry have been called “revolutionary” by some. Pam Krueger, host of PBS’s Money Track, explains what the new rules […]
May 21, 2016

A New Rule To Protect You From Shoddy Investment Advice

Is your financial advisor putting your interests first? I just participated in a panel discussion on this topic. Here’s what you’ll want to know.     […]
May 10, 2016

Really Personal Finance: Couples and Money

Dear Pam, Q. I married a spender. Every month she’s spending more than we have. Now we can’t even think about investing for the future. For […]
May 2, 2016

Retirement Calculators Fail to Achieve a Passing Grade

By Jason Lilly (Advisor on WealthRamp.com) How comfortable would you be if you knew that the online retirement calculator you used, failed to muster a passing grade? Well, […]
April 19, 2016

Really Personal Finance: How to Avoid a Battle of the Wills

Dear Pam, Q. My dad wants to give me 80% of his business. I have 2 brothers— they’re angry and say it isn’t fair. What can […]
April 8, 2016

The New Money Rule That Helps You But Wall Street Hates

Individual investors win much more than they lose on this brand new DOL rule. Here’s my article in PBS’s Next Avenue written for anyone with a […]
March 28, 2016

The Truth About Investment-Fee Rebates

Who’s that Man, Daddy? You’ve seen those Schwab commercials on TV where the dad explains to his child what his broker does. These ads are promoting […]
March 16, 2016

What single women need to know about managing their money

You’ve heard that money is power. The greatest money power comes when you have control over your own finances. And you can leverage that power to […]
February 22, 2016

What Do They Mean by Long Term Investing?

Some of the simple wisdoms you hear throughout your life are actually good for you—such as eat your peas and carrots, and invest for the long […]
January 9, 2016

Investors Gone Crazy

People are wondering if they should be worried about China’s most recent major stock market blunder. I’m sharing one of my favorite investing expert’s sage advice– […]
January 6, 2016

Story of The Week: Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the Real Financial Risks of 2016

NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB ON THE REAL FINANCIAL RISKS OF 2016 Worry less about the banking system, but commodities, epidemics and climate volatility could be trouble. Watch […]
December 22, 2015

The Future of Financial Advice, Your Guide 2016

There are a ton of new ways to access advice for all your investments—no matter how much money (or how little) you’ve been able to save. […]
November 30, 2015

WealthRamp is in today’s Wall Street Journal

 The Talk Wealth Managers Need to Have With Clients About Cost By Norb Vonnegut As automated investment programs multiply, more clients are likely to ask advisers […]
November 18, 2015

Story of The Week: My Worst Money Mistake — 6 Financial Experts Fess Up

MY WORST MONEY MISTAKE: 6 FINANCIAL EXPERTS FESS UP Even the shrewdest financial experts make huge money mistakes from time to time—mistakes that can be very […]
November 16, 2015

WealthRamp: The Right Fiduciary Financial Advisor at the Right Time

  Most people don’t believe they can have access to excellent, fiduciary financial advice from a highly qualified financial advisor. The goods news is— you don’t […]
October 28, 2015

Story of The Week: 6 personal finance lessons we wish were taught in school

6 PERSONAL FINANCE LESSONS WE WISH WERE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL As a former high school math teacher, I could ramble off a list of 100 financial lessons that […]
October 20, 2015

Story of The Week: The best person to talk to your aging parents about their finances and plans is you

THE BEST PERSON TO TALK TO YOUR AGING PARENTS ABOUT THEIR FINANCES AND PLANS IS YOU Having a will and a final plan in place is […]
October 19, 2015

Am I investing or gambling with my kids’ college money?

Let’s face it, not many people devote much time to learning how to invest their hard-earned money. It’s not really that fun and not at all […]
October 13, 2015

Story of The Week: Next Generation Wants to be Debt-Free

NEXT GENERATION WANTS TO BE DEBT-FREE Millennials are not down with being in debt, and getting rid of it is one of their top financial priorities, […]
August 31, 2015

Now Are You Ready to Hire a Financial Adviser?

Investing is not supposed to be this exciting, but since it has been lately it may be time to call in a pro to help.   […]
August 28, 2015

New Tools to Empower Investors, Introducing WealthRamp

For three seasons on MoneyTrack, our television audiences have been asking us, how do I a find qualified financial advisor? We’ve shared the good, the bad and […]
August 28, 2015

The world economy explained with just two cows

The world economy explained with just two cows – IMHO better than any economics class.
August 28, 2015

Here’s how you really need to think about money after a divorce

My article about women and divorce was just Featured on Sheknows.com  Finances after divorce are different. Here’s how to rethink them. Remember Elin Nordgren, the former wife […]
August 27, 2015

Five Reasons to Stay Calm When There’s Stock Market Drama

Is the glass half full or half empty? While you decide, I think I’ll drink up all the water in the glass. Before you knee-jerk react […]
August 25, 2015

How does my financial advisor make money?

A simple guide: I started my career as a stockbroker (my card said “financial advisor”) at one of the largest Wall Street brokerage firms. I can’t […]
July 24, 2015

Can a “Robo Adviser” Boost Your Investment Returns?

Are you better off letting a computer invest your money rather than hiring a human ­financial adviser or doing it on your own? It sounds like […]
July 24, 2015

Technology Helps Investors See What’s Behind the Curtain

The stock market got clobbered last week. When the Dow lost 1,000 points in just one week because of worries over China’s slower growth media hype […]
July 24, 2015

Mass-affluent Women Deserve Good, Professional Financial Advice

We used to be called the middle class. We’re not exactly rich women but now we go by our much cooler name, mass-affluent. Our average net […]
July 24, 2015

Which is Better for you: “Fiduciary” or “Suitable”?

In your search for a financial advisor, one of the most vexing words that you’ll come across is “fiduciary.” You’re likely to hear it a lot. […]
July 24, 2015

Vonnegut: Tales From the Dark Side of Prospecting

Industry veterans tell of an adviser who used his cat, while another frequented funerals Whatever happened to all the cowboy stockbrokers who relied on chutzpah and […]
July 24, 2015

Real Advice from Wealth Managers

Next time you’re talking to your financial advisor— might as well take away a lesson or two you can use forever. Too busy to be bothered […]
July 24, 2015

Men are Warriors, Women are Worriers When it Comes to Money

Women control 52% of the wealth in this country, a huge change from a generation ago. However, the advisor world has not caught up with this […]
July 24, 2015

Who Is Your Financial Advisor?

     3 Questions that Matter Most Every financial advisor or wealth manager has a background on file with Securities Regulators. It’s easy, and it’s free to […]
July 17, 2015

A tale of two kids: Share your personal money lessons with your child

I travel a lot, and on a recent flight, I struck up a conversation with a father seated next to me. When he learned I host MoneyTrack, a […]
March 5, 2017

Are You Still Using Your Ex’s Financial Advisor?

Three reasons you might want to change that Back in the “old days,” women tended to be financially dependent on their husbands and thus were often […]
February 9, 2017

WealthRamp — The Right Fiduciary Financial Advisor at the Right Time

  Most people don’t believe they can have access to excellent, fiduciary financial advice from a highly qualified financial advisor. The goods news is— you don’t […]
January 23, 2017

Is Your Financial Advisor Fee Only or Fee Based?

     
December 6, 2016

Wealthramp Back Story

I wasn’t old enough to rent a car, but in my early 20’s I was recruited to be a stock broker. And I was pretty excited […]