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Beer & Money

Beer and Money started as a lunch and learn. We knew that learning about money can be stressful, so we wanted to create a low-key inviting setting to facilitate conversations.

Both Ryan Burklo and Alex Collins, co-hosts of the Podcast, wanted to make the conversation more like a fireside chat - easy going but informative. We bought everyone a beer and a burger and spoke about money on a very simplistic level.

We realized that people needed more flexibility with their time, so we pivoted to Podcasting. Listen in to our conversations where we speak into how busy professionals like yourself become better with their money.

Recent Episodes

Episode 174 - 3 Financial Concepts We Are Thankful For

Nov. 28, 2022

In this episode, Ryan and Alex discuss three financial concepts that they have learned over the years that they are thankful for and want to share with you. The beer of the day is the Festivus Ale from Black Raven Brewing. I…

Episode 173 - 2023 Retirement Plan Contribution Limits and What to Consider

Nov. 15, 2022

In this episode, Ryan discusses the new retirement account contributions that will go into effect in 2023. Have you heard about the new limits? If you would like to learn more about Quantified Financial Partners, please visi…

Episode 172 - 3 Ways to Get on the Same Page with Your Spouse

Nov. 14, 2022

In this episode, Ryan discusses how to get on the same page with your spouse when it comes to finances. If you would like to learn more about Quantified Financial Partners, please visit our website

Episode 171 - Tactics without a Strategy. How to Determine if You are Using Strategy in Your Finances

Nov. 7, 2022

In this episode, Ryan and Alex discuss strategies vs tactics. They specifically talk into whether or not you have tactics in your financial planning with strategy or without. The beer of the day is Autonomous IPA from 20 Cor…

Episode 170 - Are You Working with an Investment Manager or a Financial Planner?

Oct. 31, 2022

In this episode, Ryan and Alex discuss the difference between an investment manager and a financial planner.  The beer of the day is Snailbones IPA from Elysian Brewing in Washington state. If you would like to learn more ab…

Episode 169 - 4 Kinds of Luck for Building Wealth

Oct. 24, 2022

In this episode, Ryan and Alex discuss four kinds of luck that can help you build wealth. The beer of the day is Stone Hazy IPA from Stone Brewing in California. If you would like to learn more about their beer, please visit…

About the Hosts

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Ryan Burklo

Co-Host / Financial Advisor

Favorite Beer: Black Raven Trickster

Hobbies: Sports, Experiences, Travel, Avid Sports Memorabilia Collector, and movies!

Family: Lives in Duvall, WA. Married for 18 years with 2 kids (boy and a girl).

My Why: I want to change the experience people have with financial advisors and money. "Planning" should be more personal to what the person wants and values. It should also be fun and exciting! That lead me into the Financial Services Industry. I love talking with people about their hobbies, families and values. This is where the true "Planning" and fun occurs!

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Alex Collins

Co-Host / Financial Advisor

Favorite Beer: No-Li Born & Raised IPA

Hobbies: Hiking & Backpacking, Geeking out on Sports, Exploring new locations & hanging out with family.

Family: Lives in Woodinville, WA. Married for 18 years with their daughter.

My Why: My love of numbers and people lead me to financial planning. I combined by parents’ professions – teacher & urban planner with my strongest skills – problem solving and math. Keeping Personal Financial Planning Persona

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Securities products and advisory services offered through Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS), member FINRA,SIPC.  OSJ: 200 SW Market Street, Suite 1850 Portland, OR 97201 (503)221-1226 PAS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), New York, NY.  Quantified Financial Partners is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian. Quantified Financial Partners is not registered in any state or with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Registered Investment Advisor. This website is intended for general public use. By providing this content, Park Avenue Securities LLC and your financial representative are not undertaking to provide investment advice or make a recommendation for a specific individual or situation, or to otherwise act in a fiduciary capacity. Ryan and Alex are Registered Representatives & Investment Advisors of Park Avenue Securities, Financial Representative Guardians. Ryan's CA insurance license #OK24924, AR insurance license #15319412. Alex's CA insurance license #OH24806, AR insurance license #7264699. #2022-145829 EXP 10/2024  Important Disclosures  Terms of Use  Privacy Statement