Podcasts / Seminars

 

EPISODE 1 – KIDS, SUMMER, AND FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Parents often have a difficult time balancing the twin ideals of giving their kids money with which to enjoy the summer, and teaching them to be financially self-sufficient. Join Baruch Labinsky and Scott Kahn as they discuss how to help your teenagers become financially responsible without sacrificing their opportunity to enjoy summer vacation.

 

EPISODE 2 – THE ISRAELI HOUSING MARKET

The Israeli housing market seems to be on fire, but will that continue indefinitely? If you want to purchase a house, is now the right time? How is this all related to the sinking dollar and the rising shekel? What is the Israeli government doing in order to lower housing prices – and will these measures hurt you if you already own a house? Join Baruch Labinsky and Scott Kahn to get the lowdown on buying your dream house in Israel.

EPISODE 3 – PREPARING FOR ALIYA

There’s an old joke that the way to make a small fortune in Israel is to bring a large one with you; but nowadays, given Israel’s powerful economy, moving to the “Start Up Nation” can be lucrative indeed. Nevertheless, many challenges remain, and there are numerous factors to consider in order to maximize your chances of financial success in Israel. Join Baruch Labinsky and Scott Kahn for a discussion of how to best plan your move to Israel, while ensuring that you survive and thrive on a financial level.

EPISODE 4 – THE SUCCESSFUL ALIYA

In our previous episode, Baruch Labinsky and Scott Kahn outlined the necessary steps in order to prepare for a successful move to Israel. In this podcast, they discuss the steps you should take once you have landed in Israel. Join them as they offer crucial advice for making your aliya dream a successful and lucrative reality.

EPISODE 5 – ELDER CARE

People today generally live longer than they did in the past, but not always with the capability to manage their finances as they did when they were younger. This places a heavy responsibility upon their children, who must be ready to look after their elderly parents’ financial health. What does this entail? What are some of the financial dangers that can affect the elderly, and how can their children protect them? How do you know that it’s time to step in and help? Join Baruch Labinsky and Scott Kahn for an in-depth discussion of this important topic on the latest episode of Finessing Your Finances.

 

EPISODE 6 – NEWLYWEDS

Along with the excitement of marriage come tremendous responsibilities, particularly in the areas of financial planning. How do you prepare your children to be financially independent when they get married? What can a young couple do to remain financially solvent when both husband and wife are still in school? Is there a “right” age to get married, from an economic perspective? Should a young couple concentrate only on their major financial decisions, or are the micro-decisions equally important? Join Baruch Labinsky and Scott Kahn as they navigate this important topic on the latest episode of Finessing Your Finances.

CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND SPECULATIVE INVESTMENTS: WHAT SHOULD I DO?!?

Everyone is talking about bitcoin, bitcoin, BITCOIN! But everyone seems to have a different take from everyone else: it’s brilliant, it’s ridiculous, it’s a great investment, it’s a bubble that’s going to pop very soon. Bottom line: should YOU invest in speculative investments and cryptocurrency like bitcoin, or should you stay far away – or even bet against them? Scott Kahn asks Baruch Labinsky these questions and more (like, let’s admit it – what exactly is bitcoin, anyway?) on this episode of Finessing Your Finances.

TRANSFERRING AND CONVERTING FOREIGN CURRENCY: WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

People who make aliya often need to transfer foreign currencies to Israel, while also converting that money into shekels. Given the shekel’s continued strength, what do you need to think about before converting money? Should you follow the rates before converting money, or is that a fool’s game? What’s the best way to convert foreign currencies into shekels, and what are the various risks and rewards? Join Baruch Labinsky and Scott Kahn for a discussion that all olim and prospective olim need to consider when planning their financial present and future.

 

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

Listen to Baruch’s seminar where he reveals the secrets to surviving the first years in Israel.

 

 

Listen to Baruch Labinsky’s lecture on Retirement Planning in  Israel.

 

Listen to Baruch speaking about Retirement Self Analysis taken from the above presentation on Retirement Planning in Israel

 

Listen to Baruch’s lecture about the common financial mistakes that olim and expatriates make in Israel and how to avoid them.

Part 1: Moving your finances to Israel.

 

Listen to the presentation that Baruch gave in the Nefesh B’Nefesh offices

Balancing your family’s lifestyle on an Israeli budget

Essential strategies and money saving tips for making ends meet in Israel