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Perspectives Podcast

Our experts go beyond the headlines to examine the forces that are changing our world—and how they impact our lives.

Welcome to the 2020s

Episode Length 26:12

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What will life be like in the next decade? Our hosts peer into the future and find reason for optimism in the new—and often surprising—trends that could transform the markets, the economy, and our lives in the years ahead.

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China & the Global Smartphone Economy

Episode Length 25:29

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The smartphone in your hand is assembled from a universe of rare elements, sophisticated circuits and software—mostly in China. But it’s not who puts it together, it’s who makes the smartphone “smart” that will drive the future of the global economy. Find out why that matters to all of us.

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Surviving Immortality

Episode Length 21:44

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Could someone alive today actually live to be 1,000 years old? Thanks to medical and technological breakthroughs, that could be possible someday. But living longer—even if it’s only to, say, 150—comes with financial implications for how we plan and invest for our futures.

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Cyber Security

Episode Length 22:14

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From our social media accounts to our medical records, much of our most personal information is readily available online. But who has access to it, and how can we protect ourselves from the growing threat of cyber crime? We explore the challenges and offer guidance for keeping our digital lives safe.

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Women Ri$ing

Episode Length 23:01

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Women have made enormous economic and social gains in recent years. We look at the progress they’ve made, where there’s room for growth and how the unique financial journeys many women travel require a different approach to saving, investing and planning for the future.

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Getting Schooled

Episode Length 21:33

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The rising cost of college can make it feel more high pressure than ever. In "Getting Schooled,” our hosts examine how families can plan and prepare ahead so it doesn't feel so overwhelming, and also look at some potential alternatives to a traditional college degree.

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A World Apart

Episode Length 18:41

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In many respects the U.S. economy is in the best shape it's been in years—so why is the rest of the world slowing down?  We take a trip around the world to look for answers, and also explore global trends that could offer promising opportunities.

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