Polaris Perspective

by Jeff Powell & Jeremy Witbeck

Welcome to the Polaris Podcast, a financial planning and investment management podcast featuring conversations with Jeff Powell and Jeremy Witbeck. The series features topics ranging from politics, economics, financial markets, and deep-dives into specific regions and industries. It's time for our weekly review of all the important things that have happened over the last several weeks. Time to not only look back but to start pl... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • S03 E01 - Optimistic Projections

    S03 E01 - Optimistic Projections

    A year ago, business and economic leaders were looking beyond COVID to what they were perceiving as better times — when the pandemic would be a thing of the past, the economy would rebound, and ‘normal,’ as in the life we experien...

    21:26
  • Season 2

  • S02 E49 - YOUR ESSENTIAL YEAR-END FINANCIAL CHECKLIST

    S02 E49 - YOUR ESSENTIAL YEAR-END FINANCIAL CHECKLIST

    The end of the year always seems to sneak up on us. After Thanksgiving, the buzz of the holiday season keeps us busy through the New Year, and tax season probably isn’t even a distant thought yet. But there are a number of reasons...

    24:19
  • S02 E48 - Omicron Could Knock U.S. Economic Recovery Off Track

    S02 E48 - Omicron Could Knock U.S. Economic Recovery Off Track

    The emergence of a new COVID-19 variant is raising fresh uncertainty for the U.S. economy, even as President Biden vows that the country will not see more lockdowns. After wading through a summer surge in cases driven by the delta...

    26:56
  • S02 E47 - Stunning Decline on Unemployment Claims

    S02 E47 - Stunning Decline on Unemployment Claims

    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week fell to the lowest level in more than half a century. This is the latest sign of the labor market bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic. Last week’s jobless ...

    21:55
  • S02 E46 - A Take on Active vs. Passive Investing

    S02 E46 - A Take on Active vs. Passive Investing

    The last two years have come with many changes. The state of the world has caused many of us to make shifts in our lives, both personally and professionally. For better or for worse, some of these shifts may be short-lived and som...

    27:01