North Country Wealth Management Podcast

A look at markets, investing, and the headlines that impact your finances.

In Episode 10, Justin shares his view on what's behind the stock sell-off and the highest inflation we've seen in 40 years.  

In episode 9, Justin discusses the financial impact of installing solar panels on his roof.   Referenced in the podcast is Energy Sage, a tool that helps consumers gather quotes from various local solar installation companies. 

Produced and edited by Alex Van Abbema

In Episode 8, CFP® Justin Dering breaks down his own experiences with real estate to help his audience better analyze this often-misunderstood asset class.

In the first part of episode 8, Justin analyzes his recent experience of buying and selling a home during one of the hottest runs for housing and compares this to owning stocks. 

For the second part of the episode, he shares the details of an investment he made in an apartment complex through a real estate partnership, known as real estate syndication.  Real estate syndication (or property syndication) is a partnership between several investors who combine their skills, resources, and capital to purchase and manage a property they otherwise couldn't afford or manage on their own.

Produced & Edited by Alex Van Abbema

Inflation is the lead story on Wall Street right now. Tune in to Episode 7 for a non-milk-toast-discussion on inflation.

  • Are we right to be concerned? Or should we trust the Fed, who says the inflation we're seeing is transitory?
  • Find out why comparisons to the Weimar Republic and Zimbabwe are nothing short of ridiculous.
  • Chipotle's labor problems and is it the Fed's fault that the price of my burrito just rose 4%?  

Produced & Edited by Alex Van Abbema

In episode 6, CFP® Justin Dering discusses cryptocurrencies, the blockchain, and NFT's.  This is just a crash course on the topic.  If you want to go deep on crypto and the blockchain, check out these podcasts:

Produced & Edited by Alex Van Abbema

Do you have questions about the massive amounts of money that our federal government is spending, printing, and borrowing?  Does the federal government risk going broke?  And what about the risk of inflation? 

In Episode 5 of the Podcast, CFP® Justin Dering discusses a newer understanding of deficits.  This episode discusses economist Stephanie Kelton’s book called The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy. 

Justin also sits down with monetary policy expert and economist, Art Rolnick, who discusses monetary policy and his contributions as the top research economist at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank. 

At the end of the show, you’ll hear a clip from The Making Sense Podcast with Sam Harris.  As promised, here’s a LINK to the full episode.  

In episode 4, CFP® Justin Dering sits down with fund manager, Ian Monroe, founder of the ETHO Climate Leadership ETF and a lecturer at Stanford University.   

Ian is Etho Capital's President and Chief Investment Officer. Ian is also a lecturer on climate solutions and sustainable investing at Stanford University, as well as the Founder of Oroeco, an award-winning web and mobile platform that rewards users for helping solve climate change. He is an Echoing Green Climate Fellow, an Institutional Investor Rising Star and one of TechRepublic's top 8 leaders in cleantech. Ian has consulted and spoken about scaling sustainability solutions for the United Nations, World Bank, the U.S. Department of State, and a wide range of companies and nonprofits, drawing inspiration from his research at Stanford, his experiences working on supply chains and sustainable technology in over two dozen countries around the world, and his family’s small farm in California. 

Edited & Produced by Alex Van Abbema

In the first of a two-part episode, CFP® Justin Dering dives into a subtopic of socially responsible investing, carbon neutrality.  

It's nearly impossible to run a business and not contribute to the carbon problem, but can companies pay for their carbon footprint and still be profitable?  

Justin welcomes his brother, Pete Dering, to the Podcast.  Pete is the founder and CEO of Peak Design and co-founder of the non-profit, Climate Neutral, which helps companies measure, reduce, and offset their carbon footprint.  

Edited & produced by Alex Van Abbema

The election of Joe Biden may lead to higher taxes, but will you be affected?  In Episode 2, we'll take a look at who will pay more if Biden's tax proposal is implemented.  

Data used in this episode was found at  

Produced and edited by Alex Van Abbema

Certified Financial Planner™, Justin Dering, takes a look at what is driving the market to new highs during a global pandemic, the importance of the Fed, and the most important election in our lifetime.  

Some data referenced in this podcast was found in these two articles which discuss stock market performance and deficit spending under different presidential administrations.  

Which party adds more to deficits?

We Looked At How The Stock Market Performed Under Every U.S. President Since Truman — And The Results Will Surprise You

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