The Houston Midtown Chapter of The Society for Financial Awareness Presents MONEY MATTERS with Christopher Hensley

Doctors, Pilots and Financial Advisors all use checklist. When it comes to reviewing 2013 dont miss this crucial reminder off what things are important at year end.

Also On this episode we are joined by Pamela Davis.

 

Pamela Davis, a Macedonia, Ohio businesswoman uses coupons to feed her
growing family while holding down seven jobs.

Then, after being a contestant on "TLC's Extreme Couponing," she decided to
create Quick Couponing, www.quickcouponing.com.

This is a business that teaches people how to save thousands of dollars
couponing - quickly and easily.

 

 

 

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 12:00pm PST
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On this weeks show we answered the question how does one make good financial decisions in a world dominated by risk and uncertainty. We discussed the book The Power of Choice which is dedicated to the idea that each of us has a choice to better our lives, empower ourselves and reach our goals. 

We were joined by author Jeff Kanaly.

Jeff is Vice Chairman of Kanaly Trust and serves on the organization’s board of directors. He has been with the company for over 35 years and concentrates on corporate strategic planning. An important focus for Jeff is ensuring that the high quality of service Kanaly Trust was founded on continues to be the central focus of the organization. He specializes in serving multi-generational families due to his depth of experience in high level, intricate estate and financial planning practices.

A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Jeff holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). He is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the Houston Chapter of the FPA, the Houston Estate and Financial Forum (HEFF), and the Association of Trust Organizations (ATO).

Jeff has served on many public and professional committees. He is a past national board member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and previously served on its Tax Sub-committee. He was involved in the merger of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners (ICFP) and the International Association of Financial Planners (IAFP) that formed the FPA. He was responsible for the coordination of the FPA’s Pro-bono Program, has served on the ICFP board and on its Practice Management Committee. He is past president of the Association of Independent Trust Companies (AITCO now ATO), and previously served on its board of directors as treasurer. He is also a past chairman and president of the Houston Society ICFP.  Jeff also serves on the Investment Committee at Kanaly Trust. 

Jeff has served on the board of directors of the American Heart Association in Northwest Harris County and on the board of Applause Theatre.  He is actively involved with the National MS Society, South Central Chapter as Chair of the Houston Leadership Council and was instrumental in launching the MS Entrepreneurs Program which helps those affected by MS at a grass-roots level.  In addition, Jeff was recently selected as the Investment Committee liaison for the South Central Region of the MS Society.

Jeff’s comments have appeared in such publications as Robb Report Worth, the Houston Business Journal and Financial Planning.

To find out more click below the:

 

The Power Of Choice

 

Choice of A Lifetime

 

Kanaly Trust

 

 

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Category:Retirement -- posted at: 7:19am PST
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Whether you’ve been training for years for your retirement or you are a newbie, moving toward your goals, taking the right actions and following a plan will help you to cross the finish line feeling great and it will inspire those around you to do the same!

·        How preparing for retirement is like preparing for a marathon – and the 6 training fundamentals that apply to both goals

·        Why some people are great with money and others struggle

·        My 5-step system for reducing stress around your finances

 

On this episode we are joined by author and speaker Ellen Rogin.

A CPA, Certified Financial Planner™ and Abundance Activist® - Ellen is a nationally known expert on living a life of success and prosperity.

A financial advisor chock full of “left-brain” credentials (MBA, CPA, Certified Financial Planner™), she also walks on the “right” side, balancing values, big picture ideas, and meditation with all her professional training.  Ellen is as comfortable talking about the power of compound interest as she is the power of belief. Ellen shares this fresh approach in her book “Great with Money: 6 Steps to Lifetime Success and Prosperity.”

Ellen is a frequent speaker to the financial profession, sharing her experiences and expertise at building successful client relationships and growing a successful practice.  She is a regular contributor to Horsesmouth®, a support service for financial advisors and is a host of Horsesmouth Advisor Radio.

For more than 20 years, Ellen has been a financial advisor in Northfield, Illinois, and serves on the Board of Directors for Metropolitan Capital Bank in Chicago.

She co-authored the books:

 

Great with Money: 6 Steps to Lifetime Success & Prosperity

and

Breakthrough!

Inspirational Strategies for an Audaciously Authentic Life

 

 

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Category:Retirement -- posted at: 7:33am PST
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Whether you’ve been training for years for your retirement or you are a newbie, moving toward your goals, taking the right actions and following a plan will help you to cross the finish line feeling great and it will inspire those around you to do the same!

·        How preparing for retirement is like preparing for a marathon – and the 6 training fundamentals that apply to both goals

·        Why some people are great with money and others struggle

·        My 5-step system for reducing stress around your finances

 

Tune in tomorrow at 10 am and when we are joined by author and speaker Ellen Rogin.

A CPA, Certified Financial Planner™ and Abundance Activist® - Ellen is a nationally known expert on living a life of success and prosperity.

A financial advisor chock full of “left-brain” credentials (MBA, CPA, Certified Financial Planner™), she also walks on the “right” side, balancing values, big picture ideas, and meditation with all her professional training.  Ellen is as comfortable talking about the power of compound interest as she is the power of belief. Ellen shares this fresh approach in her book “Great with Money: 6 Steps to Lifetime Success and Prosperity.”

Ellen is a frequent speaker to the financial profession, sharing her experiences and expertise at building successful client relationships and growing a successful practice.  She is a regular contributor to Horsesmouth®, a support service for financial advisors and is a host of Horsesmouth Advisor Radio.

For more than 20 years, Ellen has been a financial advisor in Northfield, Illinois, and serves on the Board of Directors for Metropolitan Capital Bank in Chicago.

She co-authored the books:

 

Great with Money: 6 Steps to Lifetime Success & Prosperity

and

Breakthrough!

Inspirational Strategies for an Audaciously Authentic Life

 

 

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:


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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 1:37pm PST
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The “tiny house” movement can be traced back at least as far as Henry David Thoreau, and the publication of his book, Walden.

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,” Thoreau wrote, “to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

Today’s tiny house movement is less concerned with leaving society to find solitary contemplation. But Thoreau’s ideal of simplifying life, considering which comforts and possessions can be done without in order to live a life that is “more deliberate” rings true for many Tiny House owners. Though they live on a smaller scale, most tiny house owners still commute to jobs every day. Some even have families.

Some are attracted to the mobile lifestyle, since most Tiny Houses are built on trailer beds and can easily be towed to a new location. Many thers like the idea of having a home, but without the mortgage payments and upkeep of a traditional house. Whatever the original motivation, the folks who make up this movement have come up with some inspiring designs and innovations for living comfortably and creatively in small spaces.

For the purposes of this project, we define a “tiny house” to be a small building created with the specific intention of making a home. We’ve found some lovely examples of small houses built as art studios or guest houses on the grounds of other, larger homes, but have decided to limit this exploration to the way that small spaces shape a person’s primary dwelling place.

Today we were joined by:

Merete Mueller (Writer, Co-director/Producer)

 

 

Christopher Smith (Cinematographer, Co-director/Producer)

 

 

 
 
Alternative Housing Link:
 
 
 
 

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Category:Alternative Housing -- posted at: 10:36am PST
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The Sages asked, “Who is mighty?” and answered, “Those who can control their own emotions and make of an enemy a friend.”

In the bestselling book The Go-Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann revolutionized the way we think about success via one very simple lesson: “Shifting one’s focus from getting to giving (constantly and consistently providing value to others) is both very fulfilling and the most profitable way to do business.

Now Burg is back with a new book, offering deeper insight into what it means to be truly influential and providing powerful strategies for mastering the art of winning people over.

Faced with the task of persuading someone to do what we want, most of us expect, and often encounter, resistance. We see the other person as an adversary and often resort to coercion or manipulation in order to get our way. But while this approach might at times bring us short-term results, it leaves people with a bad feeling about themselves and about us. At that point, our relationship with the person is weakened and our influence dramatically decreased.


There is a better way.
 
We were joined by bestselling author Bob Burg to discuss his newest book :
 
 
 

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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Direct download: MMEP28.mp3
Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 10:40am PST
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The Sages asked, “Who is mighty?” and answered, “Those who can control their own emotions and make of an enemy a friend.”

In the bestselling book The Go-Giver, Bob Burg and John David Mann revolutionized the way we think about success via one very simple lesson: “Shifting one’s focus from getting to giving (constantly and consistently providing value to others) is both very fulfilling and the most profitable way to do business.

Now Burg is back with a new book, offering deeper insight into what it means to be truly influential and providing powerful strategies for mastering the art of winning people over.

Faced with the task of persuading someone to do what we want, most of us expect, and often encounter, resistance. We see the other person as an adversary and often resort to coercion or manipulation in order to get our way. But while this approach might at times bring us short-term results, it leaves people with a bad feeling about themselves and about us. At that point, our relationship with the person is weakened and our influence dramatically decreased.


There is a better way.
 
Tune in on Friday morning when we are joined by bestselling author Bob Burg to discuss his newest book :
 
 
 

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Category:Negotiation -- posted at: 9:48am PST
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How can we solve the national debt crisis? Should you or your child take on a student loan? Is it safe to talk on a cell phone while driving? Are there viable energy alternatives to fossil fuels? Could simple policy changes reduce political polarization? These questions may all seem very different, but they share two things in common. First, they are all questions with important implications for either personal success or our success as a nation. Second, they all concern topics that we can fully understand only with the aid of clear quantitative or mathematical thinking. In other words, they are topics for which we need math for life--a kind of math that looks quite different from most of the math that we learn in school, but that is just as (and often more) important. In Math for Life, award-winning author Jeffrey Bennett simply and clearly explains the key ideas of quantitative reasoning and applies them to all the above questions and many more. He also uses these questions to analyze our current education system, identifying both shortfalls in the teaching of mathematics and solutions for our educational future. No matter what your own level of mathematical ability, and no matter whether you approach the book as an educator, student, or interested adult, you are sure to find something new and thought-provoking in Math for Life.


Today we were joined by Jeffrey Bennett and discussed his newest book Math for Life :


Math For Life

 

About Jeffrey:

Jeffrey Bennett holds a B.A. in Biophysics from the University of California at San Diego and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He specializes in mathematics and science education, spending most of his time as a writer, along with speaking to audiences ranging from elementary school children to college faculty, and offering teacher in-service workshops. He has taught extensively at all levels, including having founded and run a private science summer school for elementary and middle school children. At the college level, he has taught more than fifty classes in astronomy, physics, mathematics, and education. He is the author of best-selling college textbooks in four distinct subject areas: astronomy, mathematics, statistics, and astrobiology (life in the universe); together, these books have sold more than 1 million copies. He has written four books for general public: On the Cosmic Horizon (Addison Wesley, 2001); Beyond UFOs (Princeton University Press, 2008/2011), which was selected by Miami University as their Convocation book for all incoming students to read in 2008/9; Math for Life (Updated Edition from Big Kid Science, 2014), which won the Colorado Book Award for general nonfiction; and the forthcoming What is Relativity? (Columbia University Press, 2014). He is also the creator and author of the children’s series “Science Adventures with Max the Dog,” which includes Max Goes to the Moon, Max Goes to Mars, and Max Goes to Jupiter, and of The Wizard Who Saved the World. Through his “Max Goes to Schools” donation program, he has donated more than 23,000 copies of his children’s books to elementary school libraries in more than 60 countries. Dr. Bennett and his book Max Goes to the Moon were recognized with the 2013 AIP Science Communication Award.

Among his other major endeavors, he served two years as a Visiting Senior Scientist at NASA Headquarters, where his achievements included creating the Initiative to Develop Education through Astronomy (originally IDEA, now called IDEAS), developing the Perspectives From Space theme (and creating its poster set) for International Space Year, and helping start the program known as Flight Opportunities for Science Teacher EnRichment (FOSTER), which flew teachers on the Kuiper Airborne Observatory and will soon be taking teachers on the SOFIA airborne observatory.

Perhaps his most visible achievements have been his work in developing educational scale models of the solar system. He proposed the idea for and helped develop both the Colorado Scale Model Solar System (on the University of Colorado campus) and the Voyage Scale Model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Among his current projects, he is the founder of Big Kid Science, a company dedicated to educating and inspiring children with the wonders of science. When not working, he enjoys participating in masters swimming and the daily adventures of life with his wife Lisa, children Grant and Brooke, and dog Cosmo.

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/moneymatters

Direct download: MMEP27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am PST
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How can we solve the national debt crisis? Should you or your child take on a student loan? Is it safe to talk on a cell phone while driving? Are there viable energy alternatives to fossil fuels? Could simple policy changes reduce political polarization? These questions may all seem very different, but they share two things in common. First, they are all questions with important implications for either personal success or our success as a nation. Second, they all concern topics that we can fully understand only with the aid of clear quantitative or mathematical thinking. In other words, they are topics for which we need math for life--a kind of math that looks quite different from most of the math that we learn in school, but that is just as (and often more) important. In Math for Life, award-winning author Jeffrey Bennett simply and clearly explains the key ideas of quantitative reasoning and applies them to all the above questions and many more. He also uses these questions to analyze our current education system, identifying both shortfalls in the teaching of mathematics and solutions for our educational future. No matter what your own level of mathematical ability, and no matter whether you approach the book as an educator, student, or interested adult, you are sure to find something new and thought-provoking in Math for Life.


Please listen in tomorrow when we are joined by Jeffrey Bennett and discuss his newest book Math for Life :


Math For Life

 

About Jeffrey:

Jeffrey Bennett holds a B.A. in Biophysics from the University of California at San Diego and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Astrophysics from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He specializes in mathematics and science education, spending most of his time as a writer, along with speaking to audiences ranging from elementary school children to college faculty, and offering teacher in-service workshops. He has taught extensively at all levels, including having founded and run a private science summer school for elementary and middle school children. At the college level, he has taught more than fifty classes in astronomy, physics, mathematics, and education. He is the author of best-selling college textbooks in four distinct subject areas: astronomy, mathematics, statistics, and astrobiology (life in the universe); together, these books have sold more than 1 million copies. He has written four books for general public: On the Cosmic Horizon (Addison Wesley, 2001); Beyond UFOs (Princeton University Press, 2008/2011), which was selected by Miami University as their Convocation book for all incoming students to read in 2008/9; Math for Life (Updated Edition from Big Kid Science, 2014), which won the Colorado Book Award for general nonfiction; and the forthcoming What is Relativity? (Columbia University Press, 2014). He is also the creator and author of the children’s series “Science Adventures with Max the Dog,” which includes Max Goes to the Moon, Max Goes to Mars, and Max Goes to Jupiter, and of The Wizard Who Saved the World. Through his “Max Goes to Schools” donation program, he has donated more than 23,000 copies of his children’s books to elementary school libraries in more than 60 countries. Dr. Bennett and his book Max Goes to the Moon were recognized with the 2013 AIP Science Communication Award.

Among his other major endeavors, he served two years as a Visiting Senior Scientist at NASA Headquarters, where his achievements included creating the Initiative to Develop Education through Astronomy (originally IDEA, now called IDEAS), developing the Perspectives From Space theme (and creating its poster set) for International Space Year, and helping start the program known as Flight Opportunities for Science Teacher EnRichment (FOSTER), which flew teachers on the Kuiper Airborne Observatory and will soon be taking teachers on the SOFIA airborne observatory.

Perhaps his most visible achievements have been his work in developing educational scale models of the solar system. He proposed the idea for and helped develop both the Colorado Scale Model Solar System (on the University of Colorado campus) and the Voyage Scale Model Solar System on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

Among his current projects, he is the founder of Big Kid Science, a company dedicated to educating and inspiring children with the wonders of science. When not working, he enjoys participating in masters swimming and the daily adventures of life with his wife Lisa, children Grant and Brooke, and dog Cosmo.

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 2:05pm PST
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We had a great show today! We were joined by Author and Motivational Speaker, Mary Hunt. Before Mary started teaching others about personal finance she was over 100k in debt. Mary was able to get her family out of debt and went on the start the Debt-Proof Living website and Cheapskate Monthly newsletter.

What does a woman want to do when she retires? Travel? Pursue hobbies? Spend time with friends and family? We all have dreams about what those days will be like. But when it comes to turning those dreams into reality, women's retirement confidence and know-how is low. According to a 2012 survey, 92 percent of women of all ages in this country don't feel they're educated enough to reach their retirement savings goals. For the woman who doesn't know where to start or would like a knowledgeable guide who speaks her language, financial expert Mary Hunt offers a comprehensive but approachable resource for saving and planning for retirement.

To learn more about Mary Hunt and her new book click below:

Smart Woman's Guide to Planning for Retirement, The: How to Save for Your Future Today Hardback

Smart Woman's Guide to Planning for Retirement, The: How to Save for Your Future Today Kindle

WWW.debtproofliving.com

 

Mary Hunt is the award-winning and bestselling author of more than 23 books, as well as a sought-after motivational speaker who helps men and women battle debt. She is founder and publisher of Debt-Proof Living, a highly regarded and popular consumer organization consisting of an interactive website, monthly newsletter and personal finance tools. Hunt's books have sold more than one million copies, and her syndicated daily newspaper column is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Everyday Cheapskate readers nationwide. She speaks widely on consumer finance topics and has appeared on shows such as The Today Show, Oprah, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Fox and Friends and Focus on the Family. She and her husband live in Southern California.

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Direct download: MMEP26.mp3
Category:Women and Money -- posted at: 12:53pm PST
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What does a woman want to do when she retires? Travel? Pursue hobbies? Spend time with friends and family? We all have dreams about what those days will be like. But when it comes to turning those dreams into reality, women's retirement confidence and know-how is low. According to a 2012 survey, 92 percent of women of all ages in this country don't feel they're educated enough to reach their retirement savings goals. For the woman who doesn't know where to start or would like a knowledgeable guide who speaks her language, financial expert Mary Hunt offers a comprehensive but approachable resource for saving and planning for retirement.

Join us tommorow as we welcome Mary Hunt to the show and discuss her newest book:

Smart Woman's Guide to Planning for Retirement, The: How to Save for Your Future Today Hardback

Smart Woman's Guide to Planning for Retirement, The: How to Save for Your Future Today Kindle

 

Mary Hunt is the award-winning and bestselling author of more than 23 books, as well as a sought-after motivational speaker who helps men and women battle debt. She is founder and publisher of Debt-Proof Living, a highly regarded and popular consumer organization consisting of an interactive website, monthly newsletter and personal finance tools. Hunt's books have sold more than one million copies, and her syndicated daily newspaper column is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of Everyday Cheapskate readers nationwide. She speaks widely on consumer finance topics and has appeared on shows such as The Today Show, Oprah, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Fox and Friends and Focus on the Family. She and her husband live in Southern California.

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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Category:Women and Finance -- posted at: 11:33am PST
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The Slight Edge is a way of thinking, a way of processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. Learn why some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else. It’s not just another self-help motivation tool of methods you must learn in order to travel the path to success. It shows you how to create powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that are already within you. 

Today we were joined by author Jeff Olson. 

To learn more about Jeff you can visit his website at:

www.slightedge.org

www.successforteens.org

Here is a link to his book:

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness 

 

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Category:Self Development -- posted at: 11:51am PST
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The Slight Edge- Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness W/ Guest Author Jeff Olson

The Slight Edge is a way of thinking, a way of processing information that enables you to make the daily choices that will lead you to the success and happiness you desire. Learn why some people make dream after dream come true, while others just continue dreaming and spend their lives building dreams for someone else. It’s not just another self-help motivation tool of methods you must learn in order to travel the path to success. It shows you how to create powerful results from the simple daily activities of your life, by using tools that are already within you. 

On tomorrows show we will be joined by author Jeff Olson. 

To learn more about Jeff you can visit his website at:

www.slightedge.org

Here is a link to his book:

The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness 

 

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Category:Self Development -- posted at: 2:16pm PST
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Money Matters Episode 24- Finding the Hidden Fee's in Your 401K W/ Guest LeRae Worthington of the Allocation Company

Most people have heard about loaded mutual funds and use caution when considering these sometimes overly expensive investments. When it come to embedded fees or hidden fees many people are not aware of what is being charged within their company retirement plan. The 401 k fee disclosure law will change this by making these fees more transparent. Listen in to learn how to give yourself a raise by simply contributing smartly to your retirement plan at work.

On todays show we were joined by LeRae Worthington of The Allocation Company. We specifically discussed the 401k fee disclosure law and what this means to you. From a Human Resources perspective you will want to listen in to learn how your company can make sure its compliant.

To learn more about Lerae you can visit her company's website at:

www.allocationcompany.com

 

ACA Update Info:

Comprehensive List of Health Insurance Resources  Click Here Now

 

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Category:401 K Fee Disclosure -- posted at: 12:33pm PST
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The state of working women has been declared, debunked and debated since the days of Rosie the Riveter. The headlines, and the statistics behind them, however, don’t tell the whole story. The truth is, many women today are breadwinners; and these breadwinners are struggling. They are caught in a perfect storm of male-dominated culture at work, traditional social norms at home, and outdated schedules in the schools. Mogul, Mom, & Maid takes an honest look at how women are balancing home life and career. The pressures of child rearing, coupled with an unfulfilling corporate culture, are too great to be ignored. Author Liz O’Donnell goes beyond statistics and tells the stories of women all across America who are juggling careers, motherhood, marriage, and households. Mogul, Mom, &  Maid looks at the choices women are making, the options they have, and the impact these decisions have on themselves, their families, and the businesses that employ them.

On todays show we were joined by author Liz O'Donnell. We specifically discussed her book and shared what she learned from the women interviewed during the writing of the book.

To learn more about Liz you can visit her blog at:

www.helloladies.com

Here is a link to her book:

Mogul,Mom & Maid : The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman 

ACA Update Info:

Comprehensive List of Health Insurance Resources  Click Here Now

 

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Direct download: MMEpisode23.mp3
Category:Women and Finance -- posted at: 9:54am PST
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Mogul,Mom & Maid : The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman - Join author Liz O'Donnell Tomorrow on Money Matters

The state of working women has been declared, debunked and debated since the days of Rosie the Riveter. The headlines, and the statistics behind them, however, don’t tell the whole story. The truth is, many women today are breadwinners; and these breadwinners are struggling. They are caught in a perfect storm of male-dominated culture at work, traditional social norms at home, and outdated schedules in the schools. Mogul, Mom, & Maid takes an honest look at how women are balancing home life and career. The pressures of child rearing, coupled with an unfulfilling corporate culture, are too great to be ignored. Author Liz O’Donnell goes beyond statistics and tells the stories of women all across America who are juggling careers, motherhood, marriage, and households. Mogul, Mom, &  Maid looks at the choices women are making, the options they have, and the impact these decisions have on themselves, their families, and the businesses that employ them.

On tomorrows show we will be joined by author Liz O'Donnell. We will specifically discussing her book and sharing what she learned from the women interviewed during the writing of the book.

To learn more about Liz you can visit her blog at:

www.helloladies.com

Here is a link to her book:

Mogul,Mom & Maid : The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman 

ACA Update Info:

Comprehensive List of Health Insurance Resources  Click Here Now

 

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Category:Women and Finance -- posted at: 8:27am PST
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"You go to work each day tasked with (1) inventing brilliant solutions that (2) meet specific objectives by (3) defined deadlines. If you do this successfully you get to keep your job. If you don't, you get to work on your resume. The moment you exchange your creative efforts for money, you enter a world where you will have to be brilliant at a moment's notice. (no pressure, right?)" 

Here's the hard truth: sooner or later all of our tomorrows will run out, so how we choose to spend today is significant. Each day that we postpone difficult tasks and succumb to the clutter that chokes creativity, discipline, and innovation results in a net deficit to the world, our organizations, and ourselves.

Today we where joined by bestselling author Todd Henry. We discussed how to do your best creative work each and every day. We also discussed Henry's 1st book the Accidental Creative as well as his brand new book Die Empty.

To find out more about Todd Henry you can visit his website at:

www.toddhenry.com

You can also find out more about his books at the following links:

Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Everyday  Hardcover

Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Everyday Kindle

The Accidental Creative Kindle

The Accidental Creative Hardcover



 ACA Update Info:

Comprehensive List of Health Insurance Resources  Click Here Now

 

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Category:Creativity -- posted at: 2:04pm PST
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Cover Bands Don't Change the World - Tune In Tomorrow where we are joined by Todd Henry, Bestselling Author of The Accidental Creative and Die Empty

"You go to work each day tasked with (1) inventing brilliant solutions that (2) meet specific objectives by (3) defined deadlines. If you do this successfully you get to keep your job. If you don't, you get to work on your resume. The moment you exchange your creative efforts for money, you enter a world where you will have to be brilliant at a moment's notice. (no pressure, right?)" 

Here's the hard truth: sooner or later all of our tomorrows will run out, so how we choose to spend today is significant. Each day that we postpone difficult tasks and succumb to the clutter that chokes creativity, discipline, and innovation results in a net deficit to the world, our organizations, and ourselves.

Please join us tomorrow at 10 am where we will be joined by bestselling author Todd Henry. We will discuss how to do your best creative work each and every day. We will discuss Henry's 1st book the Accidental Creative as well as his brand new book Die Empty.

 To find out more about Todd Henry you can visit his website at:

www.toddhenry.com

You can also find out more about his books at the following links:

Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Everyday  Hardcover

Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Everyday Kindle

The Accidental Creative Kindle

The Accidental Creative Hardcover



 ACA Update Info:

Comprehensive List of Health Insurance Resources  Click Here Now

 

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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Category:Creativity -- posted at: 11:00am PST
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Today we discussed College Funding, Financial Aid and Taxes. As you know tax returns are tied to many processes. In relation to FAFSA, students applying for Financial Aid must provide their parents tax return if they're under the age of 23 and not officially "independent" according to FAFSA guidelines. What are some of the best practices when saving for and funding college savings?We also hit on Affordable Healthcare Act and some of the tax issues we should be aware of.

We were joined by Elizabeth Ferrer from Neighborhood Tax Centers. You can learn more about Neighborhood Tax Centers by visiting:

 

www.neighborhood-centers.org

 

 ACA Info: 

Comprehensive List of Health Insurance Resources  Click Here Now

 

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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Direct download: MoneyMattersEP21.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 5:09pm PST
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Please join us tomorrow at 10 am to discuss College Funding, Financial Aid and Taxes. As you know tax returns are tied to many processes. In relation to FAFSA, students applying for Financial Aid must provide their parents tax return if they're under the age of 23 and not officially "independent" according to FAFSA guidelines. What are some of the best practices when saving for and funding college savings?We will also hit on Afordable Healthcare Act and some of the tax issues we should be aware of.

We will be joined by Elizabeth Ferrer from Neighborhood Tax Centers. You can learn more about Neighborhood Tax Centers by visiting:

 

 

www.neighborhood-centers.org



 

 ACA Info:

 

Comprehensive List of Health Insurance Resources  Click Here Now

 

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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Category:Education -- posted at: 11:31am PST
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On todays episode we answered those lingering questions you still have about the Affordable Care Act. Nothing in America is required by law for you to own. The Affordable Care act changes that statement on January 1st, 2014. You will be required by law to own health insurance on January 1st, 2014. If you cannot afford health insurance you will be subsidized. If you do not own health insurance you will be penalized. If you have questions or need help i am available.

We were joined by Lisa Zamosky, WebMD’s Health Reform Expert to assist us in answering questions about the new changes taking place on October 1st (Open Enrollment).

·         Author of Healthcare, Insurance, and You

·         Consumer Health Columnist for the Los Angeles Times

·         Previously worked with one of the largest managed care organizations in the country where she developed benefit plans for Fortune 500 companies and state governments.

 

Learn more about her book here:

Healthcare, Insurance, and You: The Savvy Consumer Paperback Edition

Healthcare, Insurance, and You: The Savvy Consumer Kindle Edition





You can visit WebMD for personalized, credible information to help prepare for future health insurance decisions at www.webmd.com/MyHealthcare.com . You can also follow Lisa’s WebMD blog at http://blogs.webmd.com/health-reform-101/.

 

Comprehensive List of Health Insurance Resources  Click Here Now

 

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Direct download: MMEP20.mp3
Category:Affordable Care Act -- posted at: 11:22am PST
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Please join us tomorrow at 10 am to help decode and answer those lingering questions you still have about the Affordable Care Act. Nothing in America is required by law for you to own. The Affordable Care act changes that statement on January 1st, 2014. You will be required by law to own health insurance on January 1st, 2014. If you cannont afford health insurance you will be subsidized. If you do not own health insurance you will be penalized. If you have questions or need help i am available.

We will be joined by Lisa Zamosky, WebMD’s Health Reform Expert to assist us in answering questions about the new changes taking place on October 1st (Open Enrollment).

·         Author of Healthcare, Insurance, and You

·         Consumer Health Columnist for the Los Angeles Times

·         Previously worked with one of the largest managed care organizations in the country where she developed benefit plans for Fortune 500 companies and state governments.

 

Learn more about her book here:

Healthcare, Insurance, and You: The Savvy Consumer Paperback Edition

Healthcare, Insurance, and You: The Savvy Consumer Kindle Edition





You can visit WebMD for personalized, credible information to help prepare for future health insurance decisions at www.webmd.com/MyHealthcare.com . You can also follow Lisa’s WebMD blog at http://blogs.webmd.com/health-reform-101/.

 

Comprehensive List of Health Insurance Resources  Click Here Now

 

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am PST
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Over the next 3 months you will see one of the largest PR campaigns in this country's history promoting the Affordable Care Act. I spent 2 days out of my week last week getting certifed to be able to help people understand their options, apply for coverage and get enrolled.

Prior to this, I did not realize the amount of changes that were taking place. If you do not have health coverage in 2014 you will be penalized on your 2014 taxes. This affects indivduals and business's as well.

I am putting together a podcast show devoted to answering questions about the Affordable Care Act. Please email me at chensley@preceptwm.com any questions that you have about the Affordable Care Act and I will answer them for you on this episode.

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Category:Affordable Care Act -- posted at: 8:05am PST
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For ages, money has meant little metal disks and rectangular slips of paper. Yet the usefulness of physical money—to say nothing of its value—is coming under fire as never before. Intrigued by the distinct possibility that cash will soon disappear, author and Wired contributing editor David Wolman sets out to investigate the future of money…and how it will affect your wallet.

Our guest today was David Wolman, Author of The End of Money. David Wolman is a contributing editor at Wired and the author, most recently, of The End of Money. He has also written for such publications as the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Wall Street JournalTime, Nature, and Outside.

 



To find out more about David visit him at:

http://www.david-wolman.com/

 

 

Here is a link to his newest book:

 


The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society

 

And the Kindle version:

 

The End of Money

 

 

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Direct download: MMEP19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53am PST
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Our guest today was Houston Mayor Annise Parker. We discussed the LIBOR Scandal, Houston Money Week, Job Growth, Economy and the need for Financial Literacy in the Houston / Gulf Coast Region.

Mayor Annise D. Parker serves as the Executive Officer of the City. As the City's chief administrator and official representative, the Mayor is responsible for the general management of the City and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced. Administrative duties include the appointments, with Council approval, of department heads and persons serving on advisory boards.

 

As Executive Officer, the Mayor administers oaths and signs all motions, resolutions and ordinances passed by City Council. The Mayor also serves a legislative function, presiding over City Council with voting privileges. The Mayor is responsible for advising Council of the City's financial condition and presents to Council an annual budget for approval.

To find out more about Mayor Parker visit:

http://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/

 

To find out more about Bank on Houston Visit:

http://bankonhouston.org/

 

To find out more about Houston Money Week vist:

http://houstonmoneyweek.org/

 

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To join SOFA's Newsletter simply text SOFANL to 22828 to get started

 

Direct download: MMEP18.mp3
Category:Houston Economy -- posted at: 2:33pm PST
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Tune in tomorrow morning at 10:00 am on KPFT.org, HD3 link for Money Matters.Our guest will be Houston Mayor Annise Parker. We will be discussing the LIBOR Scandal, Houston Money Week, Job Growth, Economy and the need for Financial Literacy in the Houston / Gulf Coast Region.

Mayor Annise D. Parker serves as the Executive Officer of the City. As the City's chief administrator and official representative, the Mayor is responsible for the general management of the City and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced. Administrative duties include the appointments, with Council approval, of department heads and persons serving on advisory boards.

 

As Executive Officer, the Mayor administers oaths and signs all motions, resolutions and ordinances passed by City Council. The Mayor also serves a legislative function, presiding over City Council with voting privileges. The Mayor is responsible for advising Council of the City's financial condition and presents to Council an annual budget for approval.

To find out more about Mayor Parker visit:

http://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:


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Category:Houston Economy -- posted at: 2:46pm PST
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What are some common and costly money mistakes people make without realizing it? We review the 2013 annual impact report from Houston Money Week and got a quick update on past guest and comedian Dan Nainan who was on the front page of Yahoo Finance this week.

http://finance.yahoo.com/video/finfit-frugal-habits-millionaire-next-120100801.html

 

After the break we were joined by Financial Educator and Author Denise Winston and discussed some practical but often over looked tips to help better manage our finances. To find out more about Denise , visit her website at:

www.moneystarthere.com



Here is a link to her book:



Money Starts Here! Your Practical Guide to Survive and Thrive in Any Economy

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To Join SOFA's newsletter text SOFANL to 22828 to get started

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Direct download: MMEpisode17.mp3
Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 2:09pm PST
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Have you lost your job, been laid off or thinking of changing jobs. On this episode we discussed some often overlooked resources for job seekers. I will be offering the following free report:

  • Starting a New Career
  • Surviving Financially When Unemployed
  • Financial Survival After a Job Loss
  • Coping with Unemployment
  • Changing Jobs? Take Your 401(K) and ... Roll It?



After the break we were joined by the Director of the City Of Houston's Office of Business Development Carlencia Wright and Brendan Cotter with TweetMyJobs. We discussed the city's new free job resource TweetMyJobs-Houston. To find out more about this free resource you can vist:

http://houston.tweetmyjobs.com/

http://www.houstontx.gov/obo/

www.tweetmyjobs.com



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To Join SOFA's newsletter text SOFANL to 22828 to get started

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Category:Job Seekers -- posted at: 1:37pm PST
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Tune in tomorrow morning at 10:00 am on KPFT.org, HD3 link for Money Matters.  Have you lost your job, been laid off or thinking of changing jobs. Tommorow we will discuss some often overlooked resources for job seekers. I will be offering the following free report:

  • Starting a New Career
  • Surviving Financially When Unemployed
  • Financial Survival After a Job Loss
  • Coping with Unemployment
  • Changing Jobs? Take Your 401(K) and ... Roll It?



After the break we will be joined by the Director of the City Of Houston's Office of Business Development Carlencia Wright and Brendan Cotter with TweetMyJobs. We will be discussing the city's new free job resource TweetMyJobs-Houston. To find out more about this free resource you can vist:

http://houston.tweetmyjobs.com/



You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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Category:Job Seekers -- posted at: 8:50am PST
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Do you want to help out your kid's school or PTA but find the idea of pushing candy at work or selling gift wrap lame. On Todays show we discussed fundraising and I shared some of my fundraising horror stories.

After the break we were joined by Sarah Barrett author of the book A Mom's Guide to School Fundraising:



A Mom's Guide To School Fundraising

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Direct download: MMEpisode15.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 11:00am PST
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Tune in tomorrow morning at 10:00 am on KPFT.org, HD3 link for Money Matters.  Do you want to help out your kid's school or PTA but find the idea of pushing candy at work or selling gift wrap lame. I will be sharing with you some of my fundraising horror stories.

After the break we will be joined by Sarah Barrett author of the book A Mom's Guide to School Fundraising:



A Mom's Guide To School Fundraising

 

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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Category:Education -- posted at: 2:14pm PST
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Todays topic on the show is Pay it Forward - 5 Unique Ways to give to a Charitable Organization. We discuss some of the reasons that people don't give to charities or non-profits. We also take an in depth look at five different options for charitable giving that leave the donor in control of there donations.

 

At the 2nd 1/2 of the show we are joined by Richard Simonds Director of the Thrive Connection at Family Services of Greater Houston. We discussed Family Services of Greater Houston and specifically looked at the Thrive Initiative. 

To learn more about this topic visit:

www.familyservices.org

and

http://unitedwayhouston.org/?NewsID=516

 

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Category:Charitable Giving -- posted at: 11:22am PST
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Have you ever heard a CEO or Public Relations person from a company speak to the press and then thought "what the hell is this guy talking about?"  During the first part of the show we continued our discussion of Corporate Responsibility and Accountability.

After the break we were joined by Author and CEO L.J. Rittenhouse (www.rittenhouserankings.com) L.J. Rittenhouse is a trust and valuation expert, as well as a financial strategist and innovation coach to FORTUNE 500 and small cap companies. She is founder, CEO and President of Rittenhouse Rankings, Inc.

L.J. has written the following books:

Investing Between the Lines: How to Make Smarter Decisions By Decoding CEO Communications

Do Business with People You Can Trust: Balancing Profits and Principles - Fifth Anniversary Edition

Buffett's Bites : The Essential Investor's Guide to Warren Buffett's Shareholder Letters

 

We discussed how to cut through the FOG of corporate double speak. We also discussed how companies can benefit from being transparent and truthful.

You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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Category:Corporate Social Responsibility -- posted at: 1:19pm PST
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Tune in tomorrow morning at 10:00 am on KPFT.org, HD3 link for Money Matters.  Have you ever heard a CEO or Public Relations person from a company speak to the press and then thought "what the hell is this guy talking about?"  During the first part of the show we will be continuing our discussion of Corporate Responsibility and Accountability.

After the break we will be joined by Author and CEO L.J. Rittenhouse (www.rittenhouserankings.com) L.J. Rittenhouse is a trust and valuation expert, as well as a financial strategist and innovation coach to FORTUNE 500 and small cap companies. She is founder, CEO and President of Rittenhouse Rankings, Inc.

L.J. has written the following books:

Investing Between the Lines: How to Make Smarter Decisions By Decoding CEO Communications

Do Business with People You Can Trust: Balancing Profits and Principles - Fifth Anniversary Edition

Buffett's Bites : The Essential Investor's Guide to Warren Buffett's Shareholder Letters

 

We will discuss how to cut through the FOG of corporate double speak. We will also discuss how companies can benefit from being transparent and truthful. 

 

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:57am PST
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So you decided to quit your square job and follow your dreams. Now its time to pay the rent. What roadblocks does one face putting together a budget when you are self-employed or an independent contractor. During the first part of the show we discussed tips for budgeting if you are self employed or have irregular income coming in.

After the break we were joined by Comedian, Actor and Author Dan Nainan. ( www.danielnainan.com )

Dan has shared his comedy in front of many different venues across the country. Dan even performed in front of President Obama at a presidential gala. To see President Obama call Dan "F-ing Hilarious" Click here: http://vimeo.com/63621461 

We discussed Dan's transformation from Senior Engineer at Intel to a successful stand up comedian. We discussed his experience on Last Comic Standing and his new book :  The Best Book on How To Become A Full-time Stand-up Comedian

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:48pm PST
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Tune in tomorow morning at 10:00 am on KPFT.org, HD3 link for Money Matters. So you decided to quit your square job and follow your dreams. Now its time to pay the rent. What roadblocks does one face putting together a budget when you are self-employed or an independent contractor. During the first part of the show we will be discussing tips for budgeting if you are self employed or have irregular income coming in.

After the break we will be joined by Comedian, Actor and Author Dan Nainan. ( www.danielnainan.com )

Dan has shared his comedy in front of many different venues across the country. Dan even performed in front of President Obama at a presidential gala. To see President Obama call Dan "F-ing Hilarious" Click here: http://vimeo.com/63621461 

We will discuss Dan's transformation from Senior Engineer at Intel to a successful stand up comedian. We will discuss his experience on Last Comic Standing and his new book :  The Best Book on How To Become A Full-time Stand-up Comedian

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:09am PST
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On todays episode of Money Matters we discussed some of the issues around raising money smart kids. We examined what steps a parent can take to introduce children to positive financial behaviors at an early age. Is it okay to give kids an allowance and how much is appropriate?

We were joined by family psychotherapist and author Dr. Fran Walfish. Dr. Walfish is the author of The Self Aware Parent: Resolving Conflict and Building a Better Bond with Your Child. Dr. Walfish is a regular contributor to Parents Magazine "Ask The Experts". Dr. Walfish has been interviewed in the Wall Street Journal and published in the New York Times.

To find out more about Dr. Walfish you can visit her website at:

www.drfranwalfish.com

or to find her book The Self Aware Parent visit:

 

http://amzn.to/18DDQqX 

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Category:Teen Finance & Money Skills -- posted at: 10:54am PST
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I hosted the Open Journal show this morning on KPFT 90.1 FM to promote Money Matters which streams live every Friday morning at 10 AM on the HD3 channel. After a short introduction I was joined live in the studio by Jessica Bolanos and Nelson Vanegas of Goodspero.

Goodspero is an organization that focuses on education, literacy and gender equality in education. The husband and wife team have helped provide access to books in communities that would otherwise have little or no access to them, as well as scholarships for girls facing obstacles in areas of gender inequality. The project Goodspero is currently involved with if achieved will be the largest educational crowd fund ever.

To find out more about Goodspero visit:

www.goodspero.com

or

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-biggest-crowdfund-for-education-ever-goodspero

 

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 1:31pm PST
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I will be hosting the Open Journal show tommorow from 9:30 am to 10:00 am on KPFT 90.1 FM. We will be promoting the Money Matters show that comes on every Friday morning at 10 am on the HD3 digital streaming page found here:

www.kpft.org

 

We will be joined live in the studio by Jessica Bolanos and Nelson Vanegas, founders of Goodspero. They will be filming our conversation to be part of an upcoming film documenting their efforts towards the largest educational crowdfunding ever. To learn more about there cause visit the website at:

www.goodspero.com

or to learn more about the current crowdfunding and film project visit:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-biggest-crowdfund-for-education-ever-goodspero

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm PST
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On this episode we will react, and discuss the city of Detroit declaring bankruptcy. We discuss how this could lead to a ripple effect in the municipal bond market and in turn affect your own retirement savings plan.
When entire cities declare bankruptcy how can an individual avoid going down the same path?
We were joined by Financial Coach Daniel Scholl with Family Services of Greater Houston who shared with us the Financial Stability program. More specifically we discussed the free Financial Coaching program and how to become involved with this resource.

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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To find out more about Family Services of Greater Houston visit them at:

www.familyservices.org

Direct download: MMEpsiode10.mp3
Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 11:15am PST
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On this episode we discuss Corporate Social Responsibility and what a company can do to help people, The planet and still earn a profit (Triple Bottom Line).

We were joined by bank whistleblower and freelance writer Brian Penny. A former project manager and analyst at Countrywide Home Loans and Bank of America. Penny worked with Anonymous to leak confidential BofA emails to the media and public in an event called Black Monday.  The event launched Operation Empire State Rebellion, earning him the support of whistleblowers and Anons worldwide.

As a writer Brian is a frequent contributor to Jim Cramers Mainstreet.com, Lifehack, Hardcore Droid and various other publications.

Throughout 2011, Penny and Anonymous helped organize and support the US Day of Rage protests, evolving into Occupy Wall Street and ultimately the Occupy Movement.

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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To visit Brian's website you can go to : www.thoughforyourpenny.com

Direct download: MMEP9.mp3
Category:Corporate Social Responsibility -- posted at: 11:35am PST
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Listen in tomorrow at 10:00 am to hear us discuss Corporate Social Responsibility and what a company can do to help people, The planet and still earn a profit (Triple Bottom Line).

We will also be joined by bank whistleblower and freelance writer Brian Penny. A former project manager and analyst at Countrywide Home Loans and Bank of America. Penny worked with Anonymous to leak confidential BofA emails to the media and public in an event called Black Monday.  The event launched Operation Empire State Rebellion, earning him the support of whistleblowers and Anons worldwide.

Throughout 2011, Penny and Anonymous helped organize and support the US Day of Rage protests, evolving into Occupy Wall Street and ultimately the Occupy Movement.

You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:32pm PST
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Have you ever wondered what it is that drives us to make irrational choices when it comes to money. On todays episode we talk with Dr. Margaret J. King from the think tank The Center for Cultural Studies and Analysis. We discuss Financial Behaviorism and Neuro- Economics. I also share with you some of the process that I use in my financial planning practice when helping my clients put together a financial plan. You won't want to miss this episode.

Money Matters broadcast every Friday at 10 am on KPFT Houston. To hear us go to www.kpft.org and click on Listen Live, Then click HD3.

You can also listen to past episodes by going to : http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/moneymatters

We are now also being carried on Zune and Itunes so please subscribe to us for free.

To Contact Margaret King or find out more about The Center for Cultural Studies and Analysis

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm PST
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Money Matters broadcast every friday at 10 am on KPFT Houston. To hear us go to www.kpft.org and click on Listen Live, Then click HD3.

You can also listen to past episodes by going to : http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/moneymatters

We are now also being carried on Zune and Itunes so please subscribe to us for free.

To find out more about programs available through Family Service Centers visit : www.familyservices.org



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Category:Teen Finance & Money Skills -- posted at: 12:57pm PST
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On this episode we explore general Legal Lessons such as having a will and beneficiary designation checks. Our guest is author and local attorney Melanie Bragg. Melanie offers some fun items to help you move forward in your estate planning and information on her upcoming novel, Crosstown Park. Listen in!

Money Matters broadcast every friday at 10 am on KPFT Houston. To hear us go to www.kpft.org and click on Listen Live, Then click HD3.

You can also listen to past episodes by going to : http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/moneymatters

We are now also being carried on Zune and Itunes so please subscribe to us for free.

You can email Melanie at melanie@melaniebragg.com to receive the free offers!

Direct download: MMEpisode6.mp3
Category:Estate Planning -- posted at: 1:22pm PST
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On this episode we have live coverage of the 2013 Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues. Coverage includes interviews with HR Houston President Tracy Frazier and Executive Director Barbara Lane. We also interviewed attendees as well. Listen in to get a behind the scenes look at what goes into putting this event together. This show was recorded in KPFT Houston studios on June 14th, 2013

To find out more about HR Houston go to www.hrhouston.org

Money Matters broadcast every friday at 10 am on KPFT Houston. To hear us go to www.kpft.org and click on Listen Live, Then click HD3.

You can also listen to past episodes by going to : http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/moneymatters

Direct download: MMEpisode5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm PST
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On this show we covered Adult Learning & Humor. Our guest for this show was improvisational comedian and professional speaker Steph Dewaegeneer. Listen in to learn how add humor to adult learning and how to keep training fun.

Show was recorded live on June 7th at KPFT Houston studios

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm PST
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On this show we covered the topic "You and Your Credit". Chris played live questions and answers from talks he gave at the Baylor College Of Medicine over a 3 day period During the first week of May. Listen in to see how and why knowing whats on your credit report might save you alot of trouble down the road.

Show was recorded live on May 31st at KPFT Houston studios.

 

 

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Category:Credit -- posted at: 12:40pm PST
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Join us tommorow to hear coverage of the 2013 Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues. We will have interviews with HR Houston President Tracy Frazier and Executive Director Barbara Lane. We also interviewed attendees as well. Listen in to get a behind the scenes look at what goes into putting this event together.

Money Matters broadcast every friday at 10 am on KPFT Houston. To hear us go to www.kpft.org and click on Listen Live, Then click HD3.

You can also listen to past episodes by going to : http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/moneymatters 

 

 

Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 9:22am PST
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This is the 2nd episode of Money Matters. We discussed bartering and trading. Guest included Kyle Sadler creator of www.Barteronly.com . We discussed the ins and out of bartering and how someone with no experience might be able to get started trading. Show was recorded live on May 24th at KPFT Houston studios.

Direct download: MoneyMattersEP2.mp3
Category:Bartering and Trading -- posted at: 8:53am PST
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Here is the first episode of Money Matters. It was recorded on May 3rd. This show introduces the Society For Financial Awareness is and what we do. We also explore what the radio show is about and what topics we will be covering in the next few months.

Direct download: MoneyMattersEP1.mp3
Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 8:39am PST
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