Recent reports indicate that the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates again this year. What effect will this have on individual investors and your investment portfolio?

On today’s show, Doug discusses interest rates, their significance, CDs, and a bank deposit that may have a higher than average return. Listeners wanting to learn more on the topic can click here.


In the second half of the show, annuity specialist Stan Haithcock dissects the myths behind the advertisements and explains that an annuity is simply a contract, not even an investment. Find out why it’s critical to fully understand the contractual guarantees.

The Goldstein On Gelt Show is a financial podcast. Click on the player below to listen. For show notes and contact details of the guest, go to


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Douglas Goldstein, CFP®, is the director of Profile Investment Services, Ltd, a financial planning and investment services firm specializing in working with Americans living in Israel who have investment accounts in America. He is a licensed financial professional both in the U.S. and Israel. Securities offered through Portfolio Resources Group, Inc., Member FINRA, SIPC, MSRB, FSI. Accounts held at Pershing LLC., Member NYSE/SIPC, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Neither Profile nor PRG gives tax or legal advice. Before immigrating to Israel, it is advisable to consult with a tax attorney who is knowledgeable about Israeli law. Contact at