Wes Moss

Wes Moss is the host of Money Matters – the country’s longest running live call-in, investment and personal finance radio show – on WSB radio. He is the Chief Investment Strategist at Capital Investment Advisors (CIA), and a partner at Wela, a digital financial advisory service. In 2014 and 2015, Barron’s Magazine named Wes as one of America’s top 1,200 Financial Advisors. Wes is also the editor and writer for About.com’s Financial Planning Blog, and contributes regularly to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Wes has written several books including You Can Retire Sooner Than You Think- The 5 Money Secrets Of The Happiest Retirees, his latest book which has been a best seller in the retirement planning category.  Contact him at [email protected], @WesMoss365, or Facebook.com/wesmossmoneymatters.

Investing in real estate can be a lot simpler than you think
Investing in real estate can be a lot simpler than you think Money & Credit April 12, 2017
Here’s a little-known secret about investing in real estate: You don’t have to be a Trump-style property mogul to get…
Are bonds a good investment right now?
Are bonds a good investment right now? Money & Credit March 13, 2017
Bonds are under fire. This favored investment of old-money matrons and conservative investors is suddenly controversial with many investors reconsidering…
The new investing rule of thumb you should probably be using
The new investing rule of thumb you should probably be using Money & Credit February 16, 2017
We financial planners love rules of thumb. Honestly, it sometimes seems like everything we learn in years of schooling and…
Where is the U.S. housing market headed in 2017?
Where is the U.S. housing market headed in 2017? Homes & Real Estate January 31, 2017
It's a question of near-universal interest — whether we own a home, want to buy a house or make a…
How rising interest rates will impact investors
How rising interest rates will impact investors Money & Credit December 16, 2016
Interest rates are on the rise. Is that a good thing or bad thing for you as an investor? The…
7 ways small business owners can reduce their tax bill
7 ways small business owners can reduce their tax bill Money & Credit November 29, 2016
It’s been said that small business owners are the only people who will work 80 hours a week so no…
Year-end giving that also gives YOU a tax write off
Year-end giving that also gives YOU a tax write off Money & Credit November 28, 2016
Hard to believe but ‘tis the season – not to be jolly, but to start thinking about your taxes! Yes,…
Year-end taxes: 4 tax moves to help you save some money
Year-end taxes: 4 tax moves to help you save some money Money & Credit November 23, 2016
Tax Day is just around the corner. Not April 15 – I’m talking about the really important tax day: December…
Don’t make these 7 common retirement mistakes
Don’t make these 7 common retirement mistakes Money & Credit November 22, 2016
Financial planning and investing isn’t rocket science. It’s first and foremost about discipline. You set some goals, determine what needs…
The 9 most important ages for retirement planning
The 9 most important ages for retirement planning Money & Credit October 17, 2016
Life is full of iconic benchmark birthdays, some we gleefully anticipate, others we foolishly dread: Eighteen – Legal adulthood –…
How one dad used iPad Rehab to cure his kids’ screen addiction
How one dad used iPad Rehab to cure his kids’ screen addiction Life June 30, 2016
The other night, I had an experience I’ll not soon forget.  As I walked up the front sidewalk in the…
iPad Rehab: Can it cure your kid’s screen addiction?
iPad Rehab: Can it cure your kid’s screen addiction? Mobile & Electronics June 28, 2016
  I recently came to the scary realization that my kids have succumbed to a disease that’s ravaging American families…
Why I’m putting my kids through iPad rehab
Why I’m putting my kids through iPad rehab Life June 17, 2016
My family is being undermined by an addiction, and I’ve decided to do something about it.  Starting now. Drugs?  Alcohol?…
Life or Debt: 6 common money mistakes from the hit TV show
Life or Debt: 6 common money mistakes from the hit TV show Money & Credit April 29, 2016
I’m a financial educator and evangelist at heart. Hand me a megaphone of any sort and I’ll use it to…
5 secrets to becoming a millionaire
5 secrets to becoming a millionaire Money & Credit March 21, 2016
Millions of Americans today are overwhelmed by financial stress. For those who are nearing retirement, the fears are even greater.…
New laws that will affect Social Security benefits in 2016
New laws that will affect Social Security benefits in 2016 Money & Credit February 29, 2016
Whether you are retiring now or 10 years from now, you need to be aware of these important changes to…
When can you retire? It could be sooner than you think
When can you retire? It could be sooner than you think Money & Credit February 9, 2016
Retiring early isn’t something that everyone can do. Sometimes, though, people can retire early but don’t realize they have that…
8 money hacks for the new year that you can’t afford to do without
8 money hacks for the new year that you can’t afford to do without Money & Credit January 7, 2016
As the new year begins, you may be thinking about some concrete financial resolutions that you’d like to make for…
3 mistakes of unhappy retirees
3 mistakes of unhappy retirees Money & Credit January 1, 2016
There’s so much talk today about the financial side of retirement.  Save more, invest more, have more, but for what?…
A 30-day household financial cleanse
A 30-day household financial cleanse Money & Credit November 5, 2015
Have you recently found yourself caught in a bad trap of overspending and under-saving? Maybe your budget has veered so…
5 factors to consider when planning for Social Security
5 factors to consider when planning for Social Security Money & Credit October 7, 2015
Nearly all Americans (if you paid in during your working years) will receive Social Security payments at some point in…
Even in a market with this much volatility, avoid hitting the panic button
Even in a market with this much volatility, avoid hitting the panic button Money & Credit August 31, 2015
Life seems a lot less complicated when the stock market is going up or holding steady, doesn’t it?  We’ve all…
Who’s to blame for adult children’s bad inheritance budgeting?
Who’s to blame for adult children’s bad inheritance budgeting? Money & Credit July 29, 2015
There’s a lot of buzz going on right now about the 22-year old girl that recently called into nationally syndicated…
The recession really is over
The recession really is over Money & Credit July 8, 2015
While I know that I might hear a collective groan from the readers of this article, I have to say…
5 Questions You Must Answer To Prepare for the Inevitable
5 Questions You Must Answer To Prepare for the Inevitable Money & Credit May 26, 2015
Did you know that we are entering the largest generational wealth transfer in history?  In fact, this wealth transfer will…
5 Costly Retirement Planning Mistakes
5 Costly Retirement Planning Mistakes Money & Credit April 21, 2015
The majority of us are aware that the retirement statistics in America are alarming.  Studies tell us that half of…
How to get more out of your Medicare now
How to get more out of your Medicare now Health April 20, 2015
Unfortunately, Medicare is a tricky subject fraught with multiple complexities.  While you’ve most likely been paying into it for years,…
How Your Tax Rates Change In Retirement
How Your Tax Rates Change In Retirement Money & Credit March 30, 2015
We get a lot of questions from people wondering how their taxes will change once they hit retirement.  While there’s…
When You Should Take the Lump Sum Over the Pension
When You Should Take the Lump Sum Over the Pension Money & Credit February 5, 2015
If you have worked at a company for 10 years or more, one day you may very well be faced…
Robo-Advisor vs. Digital Advisor: What’s Right For You?
Robo-Advisor vs. Digital Advisor: What’s Right For You? Money & Credit January 15, 2015
There’s no arguing that technology has made an indescribable impact on our everyday lives.  With all of the innovations staring…