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

In January 2015, life changed dramatically for us... we decided it was time to give up on our ordinary life, follow our dreams and travel the world. Why wait until we retire?  Why wait until the kids have left home?  We decided to do it now, WITH our kids.

So this is our story... our journey as we've created a new life for ourselves. Some may say we are crazy, some simply don't understand, but the decision to give up our location dependent life to become digital nomads has ignited something within us.  We are excited.

Today we were joined by travel blogger, Karen King. We discussed traveling on a budget, traveling with kids and even how to find free room and board while traveling.

 

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We spoke with New York Times bestselling author Philip Moeller on his newest book Get Whats Yours for Medicare. We also discussed the current election and what a Trump or Clinton presidency means to the Social Security and Medicare system.

A coauthor of the New York Times bestselling guide to Social Security Get What’s Yours authors an essential companion to explain Medicare, the nation’s other major benefit for older Americans. Learn how to maximize your health coverage and save money.

Social Security provides the bulk of most retirees’ income and Medicare guarantees them affordable health insurance. But few people know what Medicare covers and what it doesn’t, what it costs, and when to sign up. Nor do they understand which parts of Medicare are provided by the government and how these work with private insurance plans—Medicare Advantage, drug insurance, and Medicare supplement insurance.

Do you understand Medicare’s parts A, B, C, D? Which Part D drug plan is right and how do you decide? Which is better, Medigap or Medicare Advantage? What do you do if Medicare denies payment for a procedure that your doctor says you need? How do you navigate the appeals process for denied claims? If you’re still working or have a retiree health plan, how do those benefits work with Medicare? Do you know about the annual enrollment period for Medicare, or about lifetime penalties for late enrollment, or any number of other key Medicare rules?

Health costs are the biggest unknown expense for older Americans, who are turning sixty-five at the rate of 10,000 a day. Understanding and navigating Medicare is the best way to save health care dollars and use them wisely. In Get What’s Yours for Medicare, retirement expert Philip Moeller explains how to understand all these important choices and make the right decisions for your health and wealth now—and for the future.

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The Internet gave average people the ability to transmit information globally. That was a power once reserved for only the very largest media corporations and news agencies. 

Mobile journalism is an emerging form of new media storytelling where reporters use portable electronic devices with network connectivity to gather, edit and distribute news from his or her community.
 
We were joined by Murray Suid , Creative Director at MobileMovieMaking.com

Murray Suid is a filmmaker and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has directed several short movies including "The J-Walker," which won the Special Jury Prize at the Marburg Film Festival. Trained in screenwriting at UCLA, he has had four feature-length scripts optioned and one-"Summer of the Flying Saucer"-produced in Ireland (2008).

Murray has written more than a dozen nonfiction books including Movie Making Illustrated (with James Morrow) and How to Be President of the USA. Last year he edited Movie Quotes to Live By, a collection of wise sayings from feature films.

He is also the cofounder of MobileMovieMaking.com, an online magazine about using smartphones, tablets, drones, and GoPros to shoot videos. All genres are covered including documentaries, news, music videos, narrative films, instructional movies, biopics, commercials, and video blogs.

MobileMovieMaking celebrates the idea that just about anyone can learn to make movies that are worth watching for little or no money. The magazine exhibits well-made mobile movies, reviews gear, interviews filmmakers, and runs no-entry-fee contests.

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Money Does NOT Have to be a Serious, Stuffy Subject The Financial Guides look like real people, talk like real people, and are real people. They have real life experience and are here to help you reach all your goals. Financial Foundations is a series of books to teach kids about money, goal setting, and living a balanced life.  

Determined to be more than just another insurance salesman, Tammy founded The Financial Guides. She set about working with clients in a totally different fashion.  Feeling that everyone needs a sound financial education she created her first class “Financial Journeys”. The goal was to provide the accurate, unbiased, basic information in simple English that we all require, but can’t easily find. 


We were joined by Tammy Johnston author of The Financial Guides Series and host of the Financial Fun Podcast.

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Are risk-takers born or made? Why are some more willing to go out on a limb (so to speak) than others? How do we weigh the value of opportunities large or small that may have the potential to change the course of our lives?
 
These are just a few of the questions that author Kayt Sukel tackles, applying the latest research in neuroscience and psychology to compelling real-world situations. Building on a portfolio of work that has appeared in such publications as Scientific American, Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and more, Sukel offers an in-depth look at risk-taking and its role in the many facets of life that resonates on a personal level. Smart, progressive, and truly enlightening, The Art of Risk blends riveting case studies and hard-hitting science to explore risk-taking and how it impacts decision-making in work, play, love

 
We were joined by Kayt Sukel author of the book The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution & Chance.

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Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology. It’s not only blue-collar jobs at stake. Millions of educated knowledge workers—writers, paralegals, assistants, medical technicians—are threatened by accelerating advances in artificial intelligence.

The industrial revolution shifted workers from farms to factories. In the first era of automation, machines relieved humans of manually exhausting work. Today, Era Two of automation continues to wash across the entire services-based economy that has replaced jobs in agriculture and manufacturing. Era Three, and the rise of AI, is dawning. Smart computers are demonstrating they are capable of making better decisions than humans. Brilliant technologies can now decide, learn, predict, and even comprehend much faster and more accurately than the human brain, and their progress is accelerating. Where will this leave lawyers, nurses, teachers, and editors?

In Only Humans Need Apply, Thomas Hayes Davenport and Julia Kirby reframe the conversation about automation, arguing that the future of increased productivity and business success isn’t either human or machine. It’s both. The key is augmentation, utilizing technology to help humans work better, smarter, and faster. Instead of viewing these machines as competitive interlopers, we can see them as partners and collaborators in creative problem solving as we move into the next era. The choice is ours.

 
We were joined by Thomas Davenport co-author of the book Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:39pm PST
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Most parents will do just about anything to secure happy lives and bright futures for their kids. Add in competition with other parents and near-constant pressure, their drive to give their kids the best of everything can backfire, setting back the child and the household finances.

Brett Graff, "The Home Economist," exposes how overspending can harm children by setting back intellect and encouraging narcissism, depression and unhealthy or unsafe habits. By unearthing research on pricey baby gear, oversized houses, so-called "educational" toys and after-school lessons, expensive sports equipment and private coaching, even certain organic products and unregulated "natural" medicines - she even has eye-opening findings on private schools versus public schools - Graff proves that we can spend too much getting our kids ahead and wind up instead setting them back. 

 
Not Buying It proves that sound, rational decision-making about spending is far more beneficial for our kids than purchases made out of fear, pressure and confusion. With Graff's guidance, you'll confidently create the financial strategy that's best for your family, not the one pushed by marketers or practiced by your neighbors. Not Buying It is your blueprint for emotional and financial freedom, and the stability your children deserve.


We were joined by Brett Graff, The Home Economist .

Brett Graff is a former US government economist who today is a family finance expert reporting the information that helps families maximize their money and their lives. A nationally syndicated columnist, her pieces – called THE HOME ECONOMIST – run first in The Miami Herald and then in over 400 media outlets across the country including the Chicago Tribune and The Kansas City Star.

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After graduating in 2012, Bobby Hoyt started his career as a high school band director in Texas. In addition to a shiny new diploma, he also came out of college with $40,000 in student loan debt. He still planned on buying a new car, a house he couldn’t really afford, and wanted to do all of the things that other Millennials his age were doing. Everyone has debt right?

He paid off $40,000 in student loans in less than 2 years on a teachers salary. Seriously!


We were joined by Financial Blogger, Bobby Hoyt. Bobby is a Blogger, Ex-Teacher, Wakeboarder and founder of Millennialmoneyman.com .

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Category:College Funding and Financial Aid -- posted at: 12:51pm PST
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Using interviews, NASA oral histories, and recently declassified material, Into the Black pieces together the dramatic untold story of the Columbia mission and the brave people who dedicated themselves to help the United States succeed in the age of space exploration. On April 12, 1981, NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral. It was the most advanced, state-of-the-art flying machine ever built, challenging the minds and imagination of America’s top engineers and pilots. Columbia was the world’s first real spaceship: a winged rocket plane, the size of an airliner, and capable of flying to space and back before preparing to fly again.


We were joined by author, Rowland White.

Rowland White is the author of three bestselling books of military history: Vulcan 607; Phoenix Squadron; Storm Front. He lives in Cambridgeshire with his wife and three children.

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Duncan Clark first met Jack in 1999 in the small apartment where Jack founded Alibaba. Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material including exclusive interviews, Clark draws on his own experience as an early advisor to Alibaba and two decades in China chronicling the Internet’s impact on the country to create an authoritative, compelling narrative account of Alibaba’s rise.


We were joined by author, Duncan Clark.

Founder, investor and leading advisor on China’s dynamic technology and consumer sectors, Duncan is author of Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built, published in the spring of 2016 by HarperCollins. .

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On average, teachers spend $700 per year of their own personal funds to purchase educational supplies and resources for their classrooms. And some report spending as high as $5,000! During the month of May Educents is giving away $10,000 to teachers for Teacher Appreciation Month.


We were joined by the CEO of Educents, Kate Whitling. 

Kate Whiting is the CEO and cofounder of Educents, the online marketplace for educational products for pre-kindergarten to 12th grade educators. Prior she was an educational consultant that worked with companies such as Pearson and McGraw Hill.

To learn more about Educents visit:

www.Educents.com

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:

http://www.cheatsheet.com/personal-finance/how-schools-can-improve-their-personal-finance-education.html/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/news/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monday-s-market-drop-22864.html?section=3 

http://www.fa-mag.com/news/on-it-s-80th-anniversary–advisors-consider-social-security-s-impact–future-22784.html?section=3

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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or

www.moneymatterspodcast.com

#KPFTHOUSTON
#Educents

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When it comes to taxes, many file early if they are getting money back or wait to the last minute if they owe. Once we make it past the April deadline there is a sense of relief. Now that taxes are done, now what?
We were joined by the Executive Director of the Credit Coalition, Sherrie Young. 

Sherrie Young serves as the Executive Director of the Credit Coalition, a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency, whose membership includes Houston area financial institutions, community organizations, community leaders and other related businesses and organizations.  She is the Credit Coalition’s lead instructor and foreclosure intervention, credit, homebuyer and reverse mortgage counselor.  Aside from counseling and conducting Credit Coalition classes, Sherrie participates in many community events to help spread the word about financial education, Individual Development Accounts, free VITA site tax preparation assistance, and other programs that can help families build and retain their assets. She is the Chair of the Counseling Committee of the Greater Houston Housing Coalition and Co-Chair of the Counseling Committee of the Texas Foreclosure Prevention Task Force.

Sherrie is a certified homebuyer education provider under the Texas Statewide Homebuyer Education Program and a HUD Certified Reverse Mortgage Counselor. She completed her Accredited Financial Counselor Certification in 2007 and holds NCHEC Certifications in Financial Capability, Housing Counseling, Pre-purchase Homeownership Education and Foreclosure Intervention and Default Counseling.

To learn more about the Credit Coalition visit:

www.Creditcoalition.org

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/news/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monday-s-market-drop-22864.html?section=3 

http://www.fa-mag.com/news/on-it-s-80th-anniversary--advisors-consider-social-security-s-impact--future-22784.html?section=3

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

#KPFTHOUSTON
#creditcoalition

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Senior Wonders: People Who achieved Their Dreams After Age 60 introduces you to twenty-five individuals who achieved extraordinary success, for the first time, after the age of sixty.

We were joined by Author, Karen Pepkin . 

Karen Pepkin is an educational consultant/trainer who has published resources in her field as well as two cookbooks.

The 25 brief biographies in this uplifting book showcase men and women from a variety of races, ethnicities, religions, and cultures, who overcame unique challenges and obstacles in life to accomplish a remarkable feat. Despite their differences in background and fields of interest, they have one thing in common- they didn't let their age stop them from fulfilling their dreams.

To learn more about Houston Money Week 2016 visit:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monda…

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/on-it-s-80th-anniversary–advisors-…

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

#KPFTHOUSTON #seniorwonders

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In 2016 we have seen many musicians pass away. Almost daily we are surprised with headlines of celebrity deaths. The story we often fail to hear is the mess that's left behind for survivors if estate issues are not taken care of before hand. For those who haven't yet done any estate planning -- finalizing legal documents to manage and pass on property and set out wishes for end-of-life matters -- it's likely on their list of things to do.

We were joined by Estate Planning attorney Robert "Eli" Kiefaber . 

Robert “Eli” Kiefaber is dedicated to providing comprehensive and highly personalized counsel in estate planning, wealth preservation strategies, beneficiary and inheritance protection and business planning. As co-founder of Kiefaber & Oliva LLP, he holds the firm’s value of exceptional client services and lawyer accessibility. Eli has a holistic approach to estate planning and designing wealth preservation strategies. He focuses on listening closely to the concerns, goals, dreams and values of his clients. He works closely with his clients throughout the estate planning process to develop strategies that achieve the goals and values of his clients. As a husband and father, Eli recognizes that estate planning is more than avoiding probate or estate taxes, but providing and caring for families and loved ones.

To learn more about Eli visit:

www.texasestatecounsel.com

To learn more about Houston Money Week 2016 visit:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monda…

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/on-it-s-80th-anniversary–advisors-…

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

#KPFTHOUSTON #Kiefaber&Oliva

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The idea of knowing your neighbor should not be a radical concept. Yet many of us sometime wave but seldom know who our neighbors really are. The idea of Co-Housing is based on intentional community.  

Many of us do not want to leave our longtime home, but all that extra space is costly! Share your home, and you can afford to stay put!

We were joined by CEO of SeniorHomeshares.com, Stephanie Heacox .  We discussed spring cleaning your finances and much more!  

 

To learn more about Stephanie visit:

www.seniorhomeshares.com

To learn more about Houston Money Week 2016 visit:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monda…

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/on-it-s-80th-anniversary–advisors-…

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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or

www.moneymatterspodcast.com

#KPFTHOUSTON #SeniorHomeshare

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April is National Financial Literacy month. We are kicking of April with Houston Money Week partner Ebony Thomas.  

We were joined by founder and president of God's Money God's Way Ministries, Ebony Thomas.  We discussed spring cleaning your finances and much more!  

In 2009, amidst the economic downturn, God blessed Ebony Thomas with the concept of GMGW; God’s Money God’s Way Ministries, a faith-based non-profit organization committed to helping individuals and families achieve economic empowerment through inspirational financial education. With the creation of GMGW, Ebony became a servant with a message of hope in the midst of the financial turmoil by offering workshops and special programming aimed at breaking the chains of debt and building a path to financial freedom.

To learn more about Ebony visit:

www.gmgw.com

To learn more about Houston Money Week 2016 visit:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monda…

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/on-it-s-80th-anniversary–advisors-…

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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or

www.moneymatterspodcast.com

#KPFTHOUSTON #GMGWMinistries

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 2:56pm PST
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In an effort to keep up appearances, many people live far beyond their means, causing unnecessary stress and financial hardship. Poor decisions surrounding money can wreak havoc on every area of life.

This week we were joined by author and financial counselor, William S. Matthews. We discussed his new book, credit reports and much more!  

To learn more about William visit:

www.williamsmatthews.com

To learn more about Houston Money Week 2016 visit:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org

You can keep up to date with the ACA changes at :

www.houstonfirstfinancialgroup.com then click health insurance

or to compare different plans in Texas, check subsidies and enroll go to my site at:

https://www.healthsherpa.com/?_agent_id=christopher-hensley

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monda…

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/on-it-s-80th-anniversary–advisors-…

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

#KPFTHOUSTON #MrWSMatthews

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 7:31am PST
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They are savvy, independent, skeptical and far more fiscally conservative than some might think.

This week we were joined by Certified Financial Planner and Podcaster Shannah Game. We discussed the millennial mindset, student loans and much more.  

To learn more about Shannah:

www.yourmillennialmoney.com

To learn more about Houston Money Week 2016 visit:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org

You can keep up to date with the ACA changes at :

www.houstonfirstfinancialgroup.com then click health insurance

or to compare different plans in Texas, check subsidies and enroll go to my site at:

https://www.healthsherpa.com/?_agent_id=christopher-hensley

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monda…

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/on-it-s-80th-anniversary–advisors-…

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

#KPFTHOUSTON #ShannahGame

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 2:30pm PST
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The cost of a higher education has more than doubled, when adjusted for inflation, since 1986.

Friday we were joined by Dean of Students at East Side University, Jackie Aguilera.  We discussed the cost of college for Houston and Texas. We also talked about best practices when applying for financial aid and scholarships.

To learn more about Jackie:

http://www.esuvclc.org/

To learn more about Houston Money Week 2016 visit:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org

You can keep up to date with the ACA changes at :

www.houstonfirstfinancialgroup.com then click health insurance

or to compare different plans in Texas, check subsidies and enroll go to my site at:

https://www.healthsherpa.com/?_agent_id=christopher-hensley

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monda…

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/on-it-s-80th-anniversary–advisors-…

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

‪#‎KPFTHOUSTON‬ ‪#EastSideUnivers‎

 

 

 

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Category:College Funding and Financial Aid -- posted at: 9:18am PST
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There's a reason Facebook was birthed in a dorm room, Amazon.com came from people not in the bookstore business, and UBER was created by people who weren't from the taxi industry.  Innovation, discovery, and creating disruption require blowing up conventional thinking and unleashing your entrepreneurial brilliance.

Mad Genius is a fire hose of creative stimulation that will spark breakthrough ideas and show you how to nurture them

Friday we were joined by author, Randy Gage.

To learn more about Randy visit:

www.randygage.com

To learn more about Houston Money Week 2016 visit:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org

You can keep up to date with the ACA changes at :

www.houstonfirstfinancialgroup.com then click health insurance

or to compare different plans in Texas, check subsidies and enroll go to my site at:

https://www.healthsherpa.com/?_agent_id=christopher-hensley

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monda…

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/on-it-s-80th-anniversary–advisors-…

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

#‎KPFTHOUSTON #‎Randy_Gage

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Category:Self Employed -- posted at: 12:39pm PST
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One of the key challenges of managing your finances during retirement is determining how much you can spend without depleting your nest egg. What do you do if you retire and the market goes south shortly after?

Friday we were joined by Jeffrey Christakos, CPA/PFS, CFP, CLU, AIF. We discussed rightsizing your life for retirement and what to do in the event of a market downturn when you retire.

To learn more about Jeff visit:

www.westfieldwealth.com

To learn more about Houston Money Week 2016 visit:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org

You can keep up to date with the ACA changes at :

www.houstonfirstfinancialgroup.com then click health insurance

or to compare different plans in Texas, check subsidies and enroll go to my site at:

https://www.healthsherpa.com/?_agent_id=christopher-hensley

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monda…

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/on-it-s-80th-anniversary–advisors-…

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

#‎KPFTHOUSTON #‎JEFFCHRISTAKOS

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Category:Retirement -- posted at: 10:23am PST
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In this age or rapid disruption driven by technology and globalization, jobs and entire career tracks are created and destroyed in front of our eyes. Today's careers are episodic- they don't happen on a smooth path, but move through many phases. No job is perfect forever, and we have to be prepared to adapt and move on, perhaps multiple times, unlike our parents and grandparents who may have stayed in one company all their lives.

Friday we were joined by author, Farai Chideya. We discussed changing careers, growing in your current position and the retirement dilemma.

Farai Chideya has combined media, technology, and socio-political analysis during her twenty-five-year career as an award-winning author, journalist, professor, and lecturer. She is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and a senior writer for the data, politics, and sports site FiveThirtyEight.com. She was also a spring 2012 fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. She frequently appears on public radio and cable television, speaking about race, politics, and culture. She was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated magna cum laude with a BA from Harvard University in 1990.

To learn more about Farai visit:

www.Faraichideya.com

To learn more about Houston Money Week 2016 visit:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org

You can keep up to date with the ACA changes at :

www.houstonfirstfinancialgroup.com then click health insurance

or to compare different plans in Texas, check subsidies and enroll go to my site at:

https://www.healthsherpa.com/?_agent_id=christopher-hensley

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monda…

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/on-it-s-80th-anniversary--advisors-…

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

‪#‎KPFTHOUSTON‬ ‪#‎Farai

Direct download: Maney_Matters_Episode_130.mp3
Category:Job Seekers -- posted at: 7:35am PST
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Every year in December we witness families who overextend their budget just to keep up with the Jones's. Only in January when it is time to pay the credit card bill do we ask the question - How do we prevent this from happening next year?

Friday we were joined live in the studio by Author and Speaker Lonnie Mathews. We discussed how to cure the Christmas credit card hangover. We also kicked off Houston Money Week 2016 which is coming up in April of 2016.

To learn more about Lonnie visit:

www.lonniemathews.com

To learn more about Houston Money Week 2016 visit:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org

You can keep up to date with the ACA changes at :

www.houstonfirstfinancialgroup.com then click health insurance

or to compare different plans in Texas, check subsidies and enroll go to my site at:

https://www.healthsherpa.com/?_agent_id=christopher-hensley

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monda…

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/on-it-s-80th-anniversary--advisors-…

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

‪#‎KPFTHOUSTON‬ ‪#‎HoustonMoneyWk

Direct download: Money_Matters_Episode_129.mp3
Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 12:52pm PST
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College is a time of new found freedom for many students. But that can spell trouble if that freedom applies to personal finances too. Students need to understand basic money management skills such as living within a budget and handling credit and debt. A solid financial foundation can lead to a lifetime of financial success.

We were joined on the show by Patsy Collins. Patsy Collins is the Director of the Student Money Management Center at Sam Houston State University.  She is an Accredited Financial Counselor and is the Association for Financial Counseling Planning and Education’s - Counselor of the Year.  She is also a contributing author to Dr. Jay Liebowitz’ book Financial Literacy Education:  Addressing Student, Business, and Government Needs.  Patsy doesn’t believe that graduates from Sam Houston State University should live paycheck to paycheck.  With that goal in mind, the Student Money Management Center teaches the students at Sam Houston State University how to deliberately and intentionally aggregate wealth so they don’t just survive – they thrive!

To learn more about visit:

WWW.shsu.edu

You can keep up to date with the ACA changes at :

www.houstonfrstfinancialgroup.com then click health insurance

or to compare different plans in Texas, check subsidies and enroll go to my site at:

https://www.healthsherpa.com/?_agent_id=christopher-hensley

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monda…

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/on-it-s-80th-anniversary–advisors-…

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

@SamHoustonState @KPFTHouston

Direct download: MoneyMatterEpisode128.mp3
Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 9:00am PST
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Libsyn

Making Ends Meet Podcast | The Economics of Comedy

Making Ends Meet is a podcast where lovely NYC youths Max Ash and Tovah Silbermann talk to up-and-coming comedians about their day jobs and how they can afford to be a comic in one of the most expensive cities in the country. 

We were joined on the show today by comedy producer and co-host of the podcast Making Ends Meet, Tovah Silbermann.  

To learn more about Tovah visit:

www.tovahsilbermann.com 

or

www.foreverdogproductions.com 

You can keep up to date with the ACA changes at :

www.houstonfrstfinancialgroup.com then click health insurance

or to compare different plans in Texas, check subsidies and enroll go to my site at:

https://www.healthsherpa.com/?_agent_id=christopher-hensley

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/advisors-stay-the-course-amid-monda…

http://www.fa-mag.com/…/on-it-s-80th-anniversary--advisors-…

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

‪#‎KPFTHOUSTON‬ ‪#‎Milbermann #MEMPodcast

 

Direct download: mmepisode127.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 10:12am PST
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