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

If you went to school to do something creative for a living, you were probably taught the latest software (at the time). You were probably taught how to develop a concept and defend the finished product. You were probably taught the basic principles of your craft. BUT you probably never learned things like:

We were joined today by Nik Parks who is the co-founder of Launching Creative and the host of Launching Creative podcast.  launching Creative's mission is to serve you and teach you to become Anti-Starving Artists.

 

 

 

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

www.thelaunchingcreative.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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Listen in tommorow on KPFT 90.1 FM during the 4 o'clock news. I will be interviewed about the Money Matters show, give a year end wrap up and a sneak peak of the exciting changes we have planned for 2015.

 

12/23/2014 @ 4:00 PM

 

You can listen live by tuning in to 90.1 on the FM dial or www.kpft.org listen live. You can also listen to other episodes of the podcast at:

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Money Matters Episode 79- Americans Flunk Retirement Income Readiness, Now What? W/ Jamie Hopkins

Retirement income literacy is of essential importance to the financial security of retired Americans. With limited or no ability to earn additional money through work, this group must know how much they need to accumulate by the time they retire and know how to manage their money during retirement.

Further, retirement income literacy will become more important  as the number of people entering 
retirement with defined benefit plan guaranteed lifetime income decreases, life expectancy at age 65 
increases, and Social Security income decreases due to increases in the age of entitlement for full 
benefits.  In addition, the increases in Medicare premium taken out of Social Security retirement 
benefits each year will likely be higher than the cost of living adjustments to Social Security.

 

We were joined today by Associate Professor of Taxation, Associate Director of the New York Life Center for Retirement Incomeand Larry R. Pike Chair in Insurance & Investments for the American College, Jamie Hopkins.  

 

To find out more about the American College visit the website at:

www.theamericancollege.edu

Also mentioned on the show today:

Forbes Article about new MYRA by Jamie Hopkins

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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"I can think of no other condition that places such heavy burden on society, families and communities and of course the economy."

- Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General, World Health Organization

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia, and unless a medical breakthrough is discovered that number is expected to soar to more than 7 million by 2025 and may be as high as 16 million by mid-century.

While deaths from other diseases, such as breadt cancer, heart disease and HIV declined from 2000-10, deaths from Alzheimers increased 68 percent during the same period. 

We were joined today by President and Chief Executive Officer of Alzheimers Foundation of America, Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr.  

 

To find out more about Alzheimer's Foundation of America visit the website at:

www.alzfdn.org

Also mentioned on the show today:

www.americanmedical-id.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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When life hands you lemons what do you do? Well complaining certainly doesn't help anything, and nobody really listens anyway. Truth is, most successful people have failed their way to the top. For every successful person that you see, what you don't see is the trail of bankruptcies, failed partnerships, and pricey mistakes that made them who they are today. So does that mean every entrepreneur has to go through the same horrors, heartaches and pain? Is there any way to avoid this?

Well one way is to learn from the experiences of others. . .

MJ Gottlieb's How To Ruin A Business Without Really Trying takes a new and exciting approach to help entrepreneurs by telling them what “not” to do. The book uses fifty-five painstaking, yet hysterical tales throughout MJ Gottlieb’s 21-year journey as an entrepreneur to highlight some of the most prevalent and destructive mistakes entrepreneurs make when running a business today.

Truth-be-told, entrepreneurs simply do NOT like to be told what to do. Learning from the mistakes of others however, takes the ego out of the equation so entrepreneurs can learn objectively, while still allowing them to enjoy the freedom of their own experience.

 

We were joined today by author, MJ Gottilieb.  We discussed his new book:

 How To Ruin A Business Without Really Trying

 

To find out more about MJ visit his website at:

www.hustlebranding.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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How do some startups go from zero to billions in mere months? How did Alexander the Great, YouTube tycoon Michelle Phan, and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon climb to the top in less time than it takes most of us to get a promotion? What do high-growth businesses, world-class heart surgeons, and underdog marketers do in common to beat the norm?

One way or another, they do it like computer hackers. They employ what psychologists call "lateral thinking: to rethink convention and break "rules" that aren't rules.

These are not shortcuts, which produce often dubious short-term gains, but ethical "smartcuts" that eliminate unnecessary effort and yield sustainable momentum. In Smartcuts, Snow shatters common wisdom about success, revealing how conventions like "paying dues" prevent progress, why kids shouldn't learn times tables, and how, paradoxically, it's easier to build a huge business than a small one.

From SpaceX to The Cuban Revolution, from Ferrari to Skrillex, Smartcuts is a narrative adventure that busts old myths about success and shows how innovators and icons do the incredible by working smarter—and how perhaps the rest of us can, too.

We were joined today by author and journalist, Shane Snow.  We discussed his new book Smartcuts.

 

To find out more about Shane visit his website at:

www.shanesnow.com

For the book click here:

Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators and Icons Accelerate Success

 

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Here is your 2014 year end checklist. As you'll see, it's quick and should take about 3 minutes to complete.

The checklist covers events, milestones, taxes, investments, medical accounts, and retirement plans- areas that often need attention at the end of the year. 

I strongly encourage you to complete this checklist as soon as possible. If you see areas that need attention, we should address them right away. 

If you have a friend or family member who could benefit from this year-end checklist, please let me know and i'll be happy to send them one as well with no obligation. If you have any questions, feel free to message me or give me a call.

Best Wishes,

 

Christopher Hensley 

 

Click Here:

2014 End of the Year Financial Planning Checklist

 

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By 2015, 77 million Americans will be 50 to 69 years old! As the first generation to be so long-lived, we face the challenge of taking personal responsibility for the quality of our extended lives. Well be log-term pioneers, making the second part of our lives as rich and rewarding as the first, if not more so. But aging isn't the point. The point is lifelong development- our ability to live skillfully each day with the opportunities, choices, and changes that will happen inside and outside of our plans; it's knowing what we'll have to be great at beyond fifty to lead vigorous, creative lives in our eighties and nineties.

We were joined today by author George H. Schofield, PH.D.  We discussed life after 50 and the revolution in planning and retirement.

 

To find out more about George visit his website at:

www.georgeschofield.com

For the book click here:

After 50 It's Up to Us - Developing the Skills and Agility We'll Need

 

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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Feeling financially tapped, emotionally trapped? Do you feel the heat rise in you every time you pay bills or feel the aggravation of watching a loved one waste money? Is your money nerve pinched? 

We were joined today by CPA and author, Bob Wheeler. We discussed the The emotional side of money, the suffering artist syndrome and his experiences as the CFO of the Comedy Store, George Carlin and how comedians handle money. 

Bob Wheeler is a CPA with over twenty-five years of experience. His world travels led him to all points on the globe, especially those at high altitudes. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa and arrived at the Base Camp Everest in Nepal, as well as several smaller mountains in between. With warmth and humor, his experiences on the road, in the office, or in a Grecian marathon feed his wit as a stand-up comic. Bob grew up in Clarksville, Tennessee, and graduated from Rhodes College. He now lives in Santa Monica, California, where he owns an accounting firm and serves as the CFO of The Comedy Store..  

 

Click here to see the letter from George Carlin I mentioned on the the Show 

 

To find out more about Bob visit his website at:

 

www.themoneynerve.com 

 

For the book click here:

 

The Money Nerve: Navigating the Emotions of Money

 

 

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

 

 

or

 

www.moneymatterspodcast.com   

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Well I guess Reliant picked trick for us since one of its trucks accidentally knocked out the power at KPFT this morning. FM was able to still go on with a generator but HD3 transmitter was offline. Futurist and author Dr. George Schofield was nice enough to reschedule for the 14th of November. We will be back on the air next week as usual. 

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