Q&A: Putting $1.6M of “Dead Equity” to Work, Selling Single Stocks, and VYM

In this episode of the Rich Habits Podcast, Robert Croak and Austin Hankwitz answer your questions!

  • Should I keep my $18K in a HYSA or choose T-Bills?
  • What about SCHD and VYM?
  • I'm having trouble selling my single stock investments, what should I keep and what should I sell?
  • Should I take my new pay increase and use that to max out my employer-sponsored retirement accounts?
  • How do I approach talking about money with my girlfriend, and soon to be fiance?
  • I have $1.65M in 'dead equity,' what should I do?

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