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

With over 1,000 pages of new tax law, decoding what this means for individuals, retirees, and businesses will be a difficult task.

On today’s show we talked with tax attorney and author Rebecca Walser. She gave us valuable commentary into the new tax bill, effective 2018 and her new book Wealth Unbroken. 

Tax attorney and Certified Financial Planner Rebecca Walser will release her book Wealth Unbroken - Growing Wealth Uninterrupted by Market Crashes, Taxes, or Even Death in January 2018. Known from her weekly “Smart Money Mondays” segment on the nationally syndicated “Daytime” television show seen in over 70 markets, she has also been featured in US News & World Report, Bloomberg Business, New York Post, New York Daily News, Yahoo Finance, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, FOX News, CW, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, LA Daily News, International Business Times, Investing Daily, Street Insider, and numerous other media outlets.

According to Rebecca Walser, tax attorney and financial strategist, conventional wealth building wisdom has been leading Americans astray for 40 years. In Wealth Unbroken, Rebecca explains how and why following the popular beliefs about long-term wealth building are keeping 96 out of 100 Americans from financial success in their retirement.

 

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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-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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Houston Money Week (HMW) is a community wide initiative to empower families and individuals with financial education.  Through the collaboration and coordinated effort of organizations across Houston and surrounding areas – including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, non-profits, government agencies and the media – individuals of all ages will have access to financial resources and ongoing opportunities.

On today’s show we talked with Erika Jones Public Affairs Specialist with the Federal Reserve about Houston Money Week 2018. 

Erika Jones plans and implements community programs and events, produces original writing, and leads bank tours for the Conference Center. She is a Bank on Houston liaison with financial institution contacts to communicate reporting standards. She is also a member of the Houston Money Week Leadership Team, the Prairie View “Communiversity” Advisory Board, and writes and produces the employee newsletter. Additionally, she is a liaison with interns and Public Affairs department for the Intern Program.

 

 

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.Houstonmoneyweek.org

 

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-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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How much can you spend in retirement? Naturally, this is an essential question for those approaching this important life transition. Essentially, if you wish to retire one day, you are increasingly responsible for figuring out how to save during your working years and convert your savings into sustainable income for an ever-lengthening number of retirement years. The nature of risk also changes in retirement, as the lifestyle of retirees become more vulnerable to the impacts of market volatility, unknown longevity, and spending shocks. Retirees have one opportunity to build a successful plan. It is not an easy task, but it is manageable.

On today’s show we talked with Author Dr. Wade Pfau about his new book How to Spend Money Wisely in Retirement. 

Dr. Wade D. Pfau, CFA®, is a Professor of Retirement Income in the PhD in Financial and Retirement Planning program at The American College of Financial Services. He is also a contributor to the The College’s Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) designation program curriculum.

Dr. Pfau is a co-editor of the Journal of Personal Finance. He has spoken at the national conferences of organizations for financial professionals such as the CFA Institute, FPA, NAPFA, AICPA-PFP, and AFS. He also publishes frequently in a wide variety of academic and practitioner research journals. He hosts the Retirement Researcher blog, and is a monthly columnist for Advisor Perspectives, a RetireMentor for MarketWatch, a contributor to Forbes, and an Expert Panelist for The Wall Street Journal. His research has been discussed in outlets that include print editions of The EconomistThe New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and Money Magazine.

 

 

To learn more about Wade visit:

www.retirementresearcher.com

 

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.Houstonmoneyweek.org

 

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-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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Money has the power to destroy, but it can also be an incredibly effective tool for social change. Impact investing – the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return – has become a hot topic on the global stage; poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times in the next decade. And it has the potential to completely restructure the global economy, making social and environmental responsibility integral to how we move money through society, rather than an afterthought.

In her book REAL IMPACT: The New Economics of Social Change, Morgan Simon argues that impact investing will do a lot of good – if we can get it right. An impact investor with 17 years of experience who has influenced over $150 billion from endowments, families, and foundations – who also manages funds for members of the seventh wealthiest family in America – Simon sees warning signs that impact investment is at a crucial turning point. As investors focus on growth and acceptance, it’s actually in danger of replicating the same mistakes of traditional charity and finance that impact investment was designed to correct. And without the right guiding principles, it has the potential to do more harm than good

On today’s show we talked with Author Morgan Simon about her book Real Impact - The New Economics of Social Change. 

Morgan Simon is a widely recognized leader in impact investment who builds bridges between finance and social justice. Over the past seventeen years, she has influenced over $150 billion from high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and endowments. She supports Pi Investments and the Libra Foundation, and is also co- founder and chair of the nonprofit Transform Finance.

To learn more about Simon visit:

www.morgansimon.com 

 

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.Houstonmoneyweek.org

 

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-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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From the request of mothers who were completely engaged in SUPERLady LIVE MOVEMENT’S platform and the greater need to mentor & expose girls from inner city communities and those desiring a place where their daughters could be mentored authentically with STEM initiatives and leadership opportunities, SUPERGirls SHINE Foundation concept was launched, January 2015. Hosting monthly SUPERGirls Table Talks, Loretta Williams Gurnell, Managing Partner of SUPERLady LIVE MOVEMENT trained young female college/graduate students as SHINE Reps to conduct interactive conversations where girls, ages 10-17 are mentored and participate in dialog in character building, leadership development along with women leaders in STEM, such as San Jacinto College-South Campus - WOMEN in STEM Leaders Day. 

 

On today’s show we talked with Founding President & Director of Education for SUPERGirls Shine Foundation, Loretta Williams Gurnell. 

 

To learn more about SUPERGirls visit:

http://www.supergirlsshine.com

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.Houstonmoneyweek.org

 

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-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 11:28am PST
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It’s not a revelation to learn that any comedian offstage is a shy weirdo.  What’s utterly revealing and totally fantastic about this film is seeing Gilbert Gottfried's marriage, which is a model of affection and good sense in the face of eccentricity.  Every couple should see this. Every marriage should be more like his.  This is the rare film where a look at a performer’s private life is not what you expect at all, and also weirdly inspiring.  I loved this. Ira Glass

Legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried has had quite the career. Rocketing to fame in the 1980s, he was thrust into the public consciousness almost immediately thanks to his brash personality, unique worldview, and off-kilter comic timing. Now, foul-mouthed and unapologetic after decades of flying solo in both his work and in his personal life, Gilbert has shockingly reinvented himself…as a family man. 

Director Neil Berkeley’s Gilbert reveals an unexpected side to the iconic comedian. The film peeks behind the larger-than-life persona at a more personal story about growing up in Brooklyn and becoming a husband and father late in life. Gottfried’s singular outlook on life and his ability to bring humor to even the darkest situations has, at times, gotten him into trouble. Still he soldiers on, an expert craftsman at bringing his audience to the edge (and sometimes pushing them over). Gilbert strips the comedic character away to reveal the man behind it. Berkeley allows the audience an intimate — even vulnerable — view of Gottfried out of character.

On today’s show we talked with Director Neil Berkeley about his upcoming documentary Gilbert which will be showing on November 8th in Houston at The Alamo Drafthouse. 

 

Neil Berkeley, Producer/ Director/ Writer

Neil Berkeley is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and entrepreneur. His first feature film, Beauty Is Embarrassing, premiered at SXSW in 2012 and chronicles the life and times of the inspiring artist Wayne White. The film won several Best Documentary awards and was featured in PBS’ Independent Lens in January of 2013. His second feature, Harmontown, premiered at SXSW in 2014 and follows self-destructive TV writer Dan Harmon on an emotional, cross-country journey of self-discovery.  He is currently in production on his fourth feature documentary, currently titled Death Is a Door. The film is the story of how American rock music became a lifestyle for many young Cubans in the late ’80s. The decisions they made led to rampant police abuse combined with oppression from the government and eventually drove several hundred of them to self-inject with HIV. 

 

Berkeley is also a successful commercial and promo director and has worked with brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac and Kraft Foods. He is the owner of BRKLY, a design based production company focused on developing marketing campaigns for network and cable television. The company has helped launch some of TV’s most popular shows, including Brother vs. Brother, Scandal, Project Runway, Top Chef and many more. 

 

To learn more about Gilbert and Neil Berkeley visit:

www.gilbertmovie.com 

To learn more about Ismael Fernandez visit:

www.greengateplans.com

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.Houstonmoneyweek.org

 

 

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-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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Affording college is a concern for many families.  Crystal Olivarria likes to educate families about the opportunity to pay for college using scholarships.  She raised over $70,000 from grants and scholarship to help pay for her own college education.  Since a college education is a large expense it is important that children spend time exploring career options in depth. How can you coach your children to make smart choices when it comes to the career paths they choose to follow. What is the right age and how do you approach this topic?

On today’s show we talked with Crystal Olivarria, Founder and CEO at CareerConversationalist.com 

 

 

To learn more about Crystal Olivarria visit:

www.careerconversationalist.com 

 

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.Houstonmoneyweek.org

 

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-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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Did you know that through the EB-5 Program you can raise money from foreign investors looking to migrate to the U.S. while creating U.S. jobs? The program, enacted by U.S. Congress in 1990, has brought almost $4 billion of Foreign Direct Investment into the U.S. in 2016 alone, over $18 billion since 2008. Business owners and developers can take advantage of this program by leveraging capital from overseas investors and expand or develop their project without high cost loans or equity partners.

On today’s show we talked with Charles Foster, Chairman at Foster LLP and President and EB-5 Economist at Greengate Consulting Ismael Fernandez. 

 

Charles Foster is Chairman of Foster LLP, one of the largest global immigration law firms. He is also the honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Thailand. Mr. Foster received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Texas and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Foster serves as the first Chairman of the State Bar of Texas Immigration and Nationality Law Section and a Board member and is past national President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chairman of the American Bar Association Coordinating Committee on Immigration law and Vice Chairman of the Houston Bar Foundation. During the 2000 Presidential Campaign, Mr. Foster has served as an advisor to both Presidents Bush and Obama. He is Chairman of the Asia Society-Texas Center and past President of the Houston Forum and the Houston Club. He is a Director of the Greater Houston Partnership and past Chairman of its Economic Development and World Trade Divisions. He is a Trustee of the Asia Society-New York, member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and past Director and officer of the Houston World Affairs Council and the Houston Holocaust Museum. He is a recipient of 4 Royal decorations from His Majesty the King of Thailand; he received the 2000 Distinguished Friends of China Award; the 1996 International Service Award of the Houston Junior Chamber of Commerce; was the 1998 Honoree of the American Immigration Law Foundation for Excellence in the Practice of Immigration Law; and the recipient of the 2007 American Jewish Committee Institute of Human Relations Award. He was designated a ”Texas Super Lawyer” 2003-2009 by Texas Monthly magazine; the “Top Notch Lawyer in Immigration” in the Texas Lawyer“ Go To Lawyers Guide” published in 2002 and subsequently in 2008; as well as Who’s Who In American Law and the #1 Ranked Immigration Lawyer in Texas by Chambers USA 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Ismael has extensive experience in the areas of international business and US immigration requirements including the EB-5 program for Direct investment and Regional Centers. He has helped hundreds of foreign investors realize their dream of establishing a new business in the US and enjoy the stability and transparency of doing business in such an environment. 

In addition, Dr. Fernandez is a published author on the subject of technology valuation and assessment of flexibility using Real Options. He has developed unique valuation methods for engineering projects in the face of uncertainty and has more than 8 years of experience in aerospace systems design, technology valuation, risk management, technology portfolio optimization, and financial risk in the context of long term contracts for asset management.

To learn more about Charles Foster visit:

www.fosterglobal.com

To learn more about Ismael Fernandez visit:

www.greengateplans.com

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.Houstonmoneyweek.org

 

 

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-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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Category:Houston Economy -- posted at: 2:40pm PST
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CentSai, an online financial wellness community, and RIKAI Labs, China’s leading chatbot platform announced a partnership aimed at improving financial literacy in China. Under the terms of the partnership, RIKAI Labs will use CentSai’s engaging educational content to enhance its award-winning financial literacy chatbot, called “FinBot.” CentSai’s content is expected to launch in China in the fourth quarter of 2017.

According to a 2015 Standard & Poor’s report, 72 percent of Chinese adults lack basic financial knowledge. To address this, RIKAI Labs developed “FinBot,” a chatbot friend powered by artificial intelligence (AI). FinBot teaches basic financial concepts through friendly conversations with users incorporating multimedia and social elements to increase engagement. This creates a dialogue providing social, actionable and customized financial information to individuals. Users access FinBot through  WeChat, China’s largest messaging app with 963 million users.*

On today’s show we talked with Co-Founder and CEO of CentSai, Arindam Nag. 

Arindam started his career as a sports writer in his teens in Kolkata where he grew up. Once out of college (St Xavier’s College), with a business degree, he joined The Economic Times in India, spending three years as an editor and a reporter.

He joined Reuters news agency in Bombay in 1994 and the next 12 years he moved to New Delhi, London and then New York where he wrote on a variety of business and finance areas. In 2006 he joined the Dow Jones group in London, writing the Heard On the Street column for the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires. He subsequently moved to New York as a deputy managing editor, launching new products for investment bankers and consultants. After a brief stint of over year as head of content at consulting firm Greenwich Associates, Arindam started plotting his entrepreneurship track, researching on how finance and economics could be simplified for the common man. Months later, CentSai was born.

Arindam holds an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business, post-grad degrees in Applied Economics and Journalism, and is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.

To learn more about Arindam visit:

www.Centsai.com 

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.Houstonmoneyweek.org

 

 

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-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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For years the Military Retirement has stayed the same with no changes. In 2018, we will see a massive change to retirement benefits for service members in the armed forces. 

On today’s show we talked with retired brigadier general and current COO of the American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association (AAFMAA), Michael Meese. Mike discussed important finance tips for military members, spouses and their families. We discussed budgeting, insurance, retirement benefits, mortgages, deployments and relocations. Additionally, we had a deep dive into the upcoming major changes to the military retirement system including why its changing and what service members need to know to prepare themselves

Mike joined AAFMAA as Chief Operating Officer in 2013. He retired from the United States Army as a Brigadier General having concluded his 32 year career as the Professor and Head of the Department of Social Sciences at the U.S. Military Academy. 

At West Point, he taught economics and national security courses and was the Director of the Economics program. He has written numerous articles and two books: the Armed Forces Guide to Personal Financial Planning and American National Security. He has served in a variety of strategic political-military positions including deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Bosnia for a total of 31 months and was the Executive Director of the Secretary of the Army’s Transition Team in 2005 and the co-director of the Department of Defense Panel on Commercialization. He is a graduate of the National War College, U.S. Military Academy, and earned his Ph.D., MPA and an M.A. from Princeton University. 

To learn more about Michael visit:

www.AAFMAA.com

Here is a short piece on the upcoming changes for the military retirement system I did for American Business Television:

http://www.americanbusinesstv.com/2017/07/03/christopher-hensley-on-the-national-defense-authorization-act/ 

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.Houstonmoneyweek.org

 

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-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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#AAFMAA

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Category:Retirement -- posted at: 8:42am PST
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When the rain finally stoped, a vast majority of homeowners in Texas digging out from Harvey's aftermath confronted another arduous obstacle — finding enough money to repair uninsured properties. Have you already filed with FEMA but been denied? Is the estimate that your insurance company gave you much lower than what you expected. What roadblocks should you be aware of when it comes to filing a FEMA or flood insurance claim?

On today’s show we talked with former catastrophe adjuster, Kevin Godfrey about how to deal with FEMA and/or your insurance company. 

To learn more about Kevin visit:

www.HenryLaurent.com and

www.emptyup.com

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.Houstonmoneyweek.org

Resources mentioned on the show:

The U.S. Small Business Administration has monetary distribution efforts to assist your clients and residents in Harris and surrounding counties. Taking out a loan may not be ideal for everyone, but at least immediate needs can be addressed for those who qualify. SBA Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA) will also be organizing Disaster Recovery Centers and Business Recovery Centers. (Coming Soon)

 

Red Cross (800) 733-2767

www.redcross.org/Disaster-Relief/Hurricane

 

FEMA, Apply for Disaster Assistance

https://www.fema.gov/apply-assistance

 

FEMA, Next Steps following Registration

https://www.fema.gov/faq-details/Next-steps-after-registering-for-Disaster-Assistance-1370032123676

 

Houston Hispanic Forum’s Hurricane Harvey – Disaster Recovery Guide 

From our work, we were able to connect and gather information from so many organizations focusing on disaster relief. Our team created a compact and comprehensive recovery guide making it easy for our families to read in a time of distress. The Disaster Recovery Guide is a summary of immediate and long-term disaster recovery resources available in the greater Houston area. The brochure includes the link to the City of Houston’s full resource guide.

 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Hurricane Harvey Financial Toolkit

When a catastrophe like Hurricane Harvey happens, your world can be turned upside down. During these tough times, it may be difficult to know who to trust and where to look for guidance and assistance, as well as what financial steps to take as you begin recovering. Once you have addressed your urgent needs, we have five steps you can take to help you secure your home and finances.

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/after-hurricane-harvey-financial-toolkit/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emergency2017&utm_term=20170905

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-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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Category:Houston Economy -- posted at: 7:58am PST
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The brutal storm that pummeled the Houston and Gulf Coast area is likely to rank as one of the nation's costliest natural disasters, with tens of billions in lost economic activity and property damage across a region crucial to the energy, chemical and shipping industries.

On today's show we talked about the Macro and Micro economic impact of Hurricane Harvey. We looked at expected cost at a national level. We also examined the possibility of FEMA buying out homes flooded by Harvey. 

Houston Money Week has compiled a list of resources available through our partner organizations for disaster recovery after Harvey. We discussed some of the initial rejections on FEMA claims and how to get help if you are undocumented. 

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.Houstonmoneyweek.org

Resources mentioned on the show:

The U.S. Small Business Administration has monetary distribution efforts to assist your clients and residents in Harris and surrounding counties. Taking out a loan may not be ideal for everyone, but at least immediate needs can be addressed for those who qualify. SBA Office of Disaster Assistance (ODA) will also be organizing Disaster Recovery Centers and Business Recovery Centers. (Coming Soon)

 

Red Cross (800) 733-2767

www.redcross.org/Disaster-Relief/Hurricane

 

FEMA, Apply for Disaster Assistance

https://www.fema.gov/apply-assistance

 

FEMA, Next Steps following Registration

https://www.fema.gov/faq-details/Next-steps-after-registering-for-Disaster-Assistance-1370032123676

 

Houston Hispanic Forum’s Hurricane Harvey - Disaster Recovery Guide 

From our work, we were able to connect and gather information from so many organizations focusing on disaster relief. Our team created a compact and comprehensive recovery guide making it easy for our families to read in a time of distress. The Disaster Recovery Guide is a summary of immediate and long-term disaster recovery resources available in the greater Houston area. The brochure includes the link to the City of Houston's full resource guide.

 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Hurricane Harvey Financial Toolkit

When a catastrophe like Hurricane Harvey happens, your world can be turned upside down. During these tough times, it may be difficult to know who to trust and where to look for guidance and assistance, as well as what financial steps to take as you begin recovering. Once you have addressed your urgent needs, we have five steps you can take to help you secure your home and finances.

https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/after-hurricane-harvey-financial-toolkit/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=emergency2017&utm_term=20170905

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Category:Houston Economy -- posted at: 12:25pm PST
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For many marketing professionals, "science" is a four-letter word. They see brand-building as an unteachable art guided by their intuition and experience. But at its core, marketing aims to seed ideas into people's minds, make them feel a certain way, and, ultimately, get them to act.

Our guest today was Daryl Weber, author of Brand Seduction: How Neuroscience Can Help Marketers Build Memorable Brands. We discussed the role of brand in the presidential election, and much more.In Brand Seduction, Daryl reveals the latest psychological and neuroscientific discoveries about how our minds process brand information and make decisions, and the important roles our emotions and unconscious play in our selections.

To learn more about Daryl visit:

www.Daryl-Weber.com 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:28am PST
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Lifelong Career motivation differs from person to person. Perhaps you’re driven by a challenge, have a dream to work in a particular field, want to earn the highest income you can; but for some, the greatest motivation in her or his career is knowing their work can make a positive impact on society.

CareerCast.com is the Internet's premier career site for finding targeted job opportunities by industry, function and location. The site's job database offers opportunities from all U.S. and Canadian newspaper, magazine, association, niche and TV station web sites powered by Adicio Inc., the Internet's leading developer of web-based classified advertising solutions.

To learn more about Career cast visit:

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Category:Job Seekers -- posted at: 11:13am PST
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates food waste in the United States to be about 30 to 40 percent of the food supply. An estimated 133 billion pounds of food from stores, restaurants and homes was wasted in 2010, according to the USDA. The amount of uneaten food from homes and restaurants in 2008 was valued at $390 per customer.

Our guest for today was Barbara Heitman Bronstein, founder of Second Servings Houston. Raised in New York, Barbara has called Houston home for over 30 years. She graduated from Tufts University before earning an MBA in Marketing from New York University. After a successful career marketing some of America's leading brands for Unilever, Mars, and Coca-Cola, Barbara piloted a banquet food rescue program known as "Banquet Bounty for the Hungry", the precursor to Second Servings of Houston.

Second Servings of Houston strives to alleviate hunger and reduce waste by rescuing excess prepared food from hotels, caterers, sports venues, cafeterias, food retailers, and other regulated food businesses, and delivering it promptly and safely to approved charitable meal sites.

To learn more about Second Servings visit:

 

 https://www.secondservingshouston.org/

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 Drawing from examples gathered over two decades of turning a weekly Fort Worth comedy show into a full-time business that has them traveling the world and serving as Entrepreneurs in Residence at the business school at Texas Christian University, co-authors David Wilk, David Ahearn, and Frank Ford demonstrate how “yes, and” thinking helps improve communication skills, facilitate creative problem solving, and generate new ideas that can refresh and rejuvenate.  From understanding the value of open minded, active listening (the ability to say “yes” to anything and mean it); to a willingness to offer out-of-the-box ideas without prejudgment (putting the “and” into action); to demonstrating authentic respect for the ideas and intentions of others, Happy Accidents shows how the same elements that make for great teamwork on stage prove to be immensely successful strategies in the workplace and board room.

Frank Ford has had a successful career in the entertainment industry for the last 25 years and is one of the founding members and owner of Four Day Weekend, a comedy institution in Texas. He has also studied at the renowned Second City Conservatory in Chicago and taught advanced classes at the Four Day Weekend Training Center.

As a professional actor, Frank has appeared in numerous commercial spots, television shows and films. In addition, he has received critical-acclaim for his original comedy revues, comedy album, short films and acting roles.

Over the years, Frank has been recognized for his writing, including the sale of an original comedy to 20th Century FOX. Frank has recently finished writing a feature film, is working on a pilot treatment for HBO and is in the process of publishing his first book entitled, Happy Accidents, which teaches people how use the philosophy of improvisation in a positive way to enrich their lives.

To learn more about Frank Ford visit:

http://www.frankjford.com/About_Frank.html

Happy Accidents book:

https://www.amazon.com/Happy-Accidents-Transformative-Power-Work/dp/1119428564/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1501525845&sr=8-2&keywords=happy+accidents

 

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One of the many things that makes divorce such a complicated and notoriously confusing thing is the array of new terms, acronyms, and phrases tossed around throughout the process. Divorce has its own language, and it is important to be able to talk the talk with family lawyers, judges, collaborative divorce professionals, and clients.

Native to Utah, Joe started his career in 2005 with the Retirement Benefits Group of AXA Advisors.  After successfully working with the RBG, in 2010, he expanded his practice and formed Davis Financial LLC.  In order to further develop his practice; in 2013 he accepted a position as Vice-President of AXA Advisors in Salt Lake City, and later, Regional Vice-President of The Bailey Group.  

In November 2015 Joe took his practice independent and affiliated with a new broker/dealer, Securities America & BEAM Asset Management, an Registered Investment Advisor.  As an independent firm, Davis Financial is able to access world-class platforms & custodians such as Fidelity, TD Ameritrade & Charles Schwab.    

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 7:43am PST
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Whether you're wondering if you are in the right career, looking to change job roles, or trying to reduce conflict and improve relationships at work and at home, you must begin by fully understanding your own interests and needs, and how they drive your ultimate happiness as well as unleash your stress points. Used by millions of people worldwide, The Birkman Method is the only personality-assessment tool that reaches beyond self-described behavior and situational analysis to unravel the DNA underpinning workplace satisfaction and productivity.

Sharon Birkman Fink has served as Birkman International, Inc.'s President and CEO since 2002. Originally trained as a singer/musician, Sharon was a National Merit Scholar and Woodrow Wilson Fellow who completed a Master's degree in Music at the University of Texas. She asserts that "any child raised in a family business is always a part of the business" and this makes her Birkman tenure very long indeed.
She is married to international opera performer and 2012 Grammy award winner, Richard Paul Fink, a dramatic baritone who sings regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and has three daughters. Sharon is involved with several charitable and civic organizations in the Houston area and is member of the Board of Directors of the Escape Foundation. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of Houston.

 

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Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 12:25pm PST
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It is widely acknowledged that there is both an ‘art’ and a ‘science’ to financial planning. Technical knowledge – the “science” – is crucial to delivering the technically accurate advice to clients. But the best advice in the world is meaningless if the financial advisor can’t master the “art” of delivering it in a skillful manner – leading a client to actually take action and improve their financial well-being. Yet despite its label as “art”, the reality is that how best to deliver financial advice advice can itself be subjected to scientific scrutiny. Which is beginning to happen, with the emergence of several “financial counseling laboratories” in educational institutions across the country.

Derek is the founder of Conscious Capital, a fee-only boutique wealth management firm that specializes in socially conscious investing. In addition to helping their clients manage their investments in a manner that is consistent with their values, they also provide comprehensive financial planning to help their clients grow and protect their hard-earned wealth.

Derek holds a BS in Finance and an MFCS in Family Financial Planning from Iowa State University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Personal Financial Planning through Kansas State University. Tharp has been quoted in several financial publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Investment Advisor Magazine, Investor’s Business Daily, and InvestmentNews. Derek is also a co-author of a chapter in the textbook Financial Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice.

To learn more about Derek Tharp visit:

http://www.xyplanningnetwork.com/advisors/derek-tharp-mfcs-cfp/

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 7:46am PST
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Money issues are 1 of the top 3 reasons couples get divorced in the United Sates, based on a recent survey by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts.

Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a William Fairfield Warren Professor at Boston University, a Professor of Economics at Boston University, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Head of International Department for Fiscal Sustainability Studies, the Gaidar Institute, President of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software, and the Director of the Fiscal Analysis Center. Professor Kotlikoff is a NY Times Best Selling author and an active columnist. His columns and blogs have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, the Boston Globe, Bloomberg, Forbes, Vox, The Economist, Yahoo.com, Huffington Post and other major publications. In addition, he is a frequent guest on major television and radio stations. In 2014, he was named by The Economist as one of the world's 25 most influential economists. In 2015 he was name one of the 50 most influential people in Aging by Next Avenue.

Professor Kotlikoff is author or co-author of 19 books and hundreds of professional journal articles. His most recent book, Get What's Yours -- the Secrets of Maxing Out Your Social Security Benefits is a runaway New York Times Best Seller. His other recent books are The Clash of Generations , The Economic Consequences of the Vickers Commission , Jimmy Stewart Is Dead , Spend ‘Til the End, The Healthcare Fix , The Coming Generational Storm , and Generational Policy . Through his company, Professor Kotlikoff has designed the nation's top-ranked personal financial planning software and Social Security lifetime benefit maximization software.

 

To learn more about Laurence Kotlikoff visit:

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 9:21am PST
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If you are overwhelmed with credit card debt, what are the best ways to get that debt under control and pay it off faster and still not hut your credit score?

For 18 years, Jordan was on the editorial staff of Money magazine, where he served as Wall Street correspondent. While at Money, he reported and wrote on virtually every aspect of personal finance. In addition, he served as weekly financial analyst on NBC News at Sunrise for 9 years and the daily business news commentator on Mutual Broadcasting System’s America in the Morning show for 8 years.

He is the author / co-author of 13 best-selling books on personal finance including Master Your Debt Fast Profits in Hard Times, Everyone’s Money Book, Master Your Money Type, Barron’s Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms and Barron’s Finance and Investment Handbook.

He has also written 6 special focus editions of Everyone’s Money Book on College, Credit, Financial Planning, Real Estate, Retirement Planning and Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds.

To learn more about Jordan Goodman visit:

http://www.moneyanswers.com/

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Category:Credit -- posted at: 11:09am PST
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Today's retirement looks nothing like your parents' experience. Our longer life expectancy and increasing intellectual capital have transformed our notion of the golden years. Often we're just not ready for a life without work. We fear outliving our money and our meaning. We want to stay productive (whatever that means to us personally) well into the future and for baby boomers and the following generations, that future is closer than we think. No matter your definition of financial confidence, with the right tools and approach, you can create the retirement of your dreams: your memorable encore. The Encore Curve examines two crucial questions: Now what am I going to do? and will I have enough money?

Andy Raub has helped countless individuals plan for their retirement and manage their investments. As an early Baby Boomer, he understands the fears most retirees now face, which prompted him to write a book to help them reset their life goals and reorganize their money so they can live with renewed purpose. 

To learn more about Andy Raub visit:

http://www.ameripriseadvisors.com/andy.raub/

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"The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers: a demographic explosion that triggers social chaos and spreads death, nuclear delirium, and the quasi-annihilation of the species. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50, or perhaps 100 years." Jacques Cousteau

First Green Bank is the first bank of its kind to promote positive environmental and social responsibility while operating as a traditional community bank.

Ken LaRoe has been dedicated to the economic well-being of Central Florida for more than 30 years.

He’s lent his expertise to numerous area businesses, and has also created numerous banking jobs, supported various non-profit organizations across the region, and helped to grow well-established Central Florida banks.

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Category:Corporate Social Responsibility -- posted at: 11:35am PST
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If you really want to understand President Donald Trump's finances, the first two pages of his federal income tax return isn't the best place to look. Fraud can happen anywhere—even in the most successful companies. Most businesses, large and small, lose an average of 5% of their annual gross revenues to insider fraud.

The worst part? The Thief in Your Company is most likely the person you trust the most.

Forensic accountant Tiffany Couch is a sleuth with an adding machine. She has seen theft in many forms, but what sticks with her the most is not the fraud schemes or the dollar losses. It’s the victims who all experience the same emotional devastation that these crimes leave in their wake.

To learn more about Tiffany Couch visit:

http://www.acuityforensics.com/

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:38am PST
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Baby Boomers who lost part of their nest eggs in the recession face a difficult retirement, but those born between 1979 and 1994, who have come to be known as the millennial generation, or Generation Y, face the most uncertain economic future of perhaps any generation in America since the Great Depression.

Blogger, Leah Gervais host Urban 20 Something, that teaches millennials to incorporate their travel, study, work, and volunteer experience into their careers. Leah has always been passionate about travel as a vehicle for social change, particularly considering the scene of global politics and humanitarian issues. Thus, Urban 20 Something was born.

Leah is the Director of Events for the Rotaract Club of the United Nations and a volunteer NYU Torchbearer.  Leah is a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2014 and has been living in New York ever since. She is creative, energetic, and loves living in the best city on earth.

To learn more about Leah Gervais visit:

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 11:20am PST
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The way you dress instantly communicates leadership qualities of trust, value, and authority while still being relevant and modern. Choosing clothes to support your success can be accomplished both pragmatically AND with style.

Marilynn Barber is a trained fashion designer and style strategist who is passionate about the art and craft of fashion.  Marilynn’s experience in fashion design, sewing, and costuming brings deep insight into the clothes women wear to work.  After working in corporate America, it became obvious to her that women need help developing a wardrobe strategy.   What we wear messages our values and invites people to connect.  Today, we are all a brand, and our packaging invites people to engage.

To learn more about Marilynn Barber visit:

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Category:Job Seekers -- posted at: 12:33pm PST
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English @ Work is a mobile language provider that customizes English classes to your business' needs and delivers them on site to your employees. 75% of E@W businesses promote or cross-train employees after they have graduated. 70% of participants are better able to help their children with school. 50% of participants plan to pursue continued education after finishing the program

 

Ms. Sheri Suarez Foreman (President/CEO Houston Center for Literacy) began her career with Houston Center for Literacy (formerly Houston READ Commission) in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer and was named President/CEO in September 2009. Ms. Foreman is an advocate for adult education, literacy and skills development, nationally and in Houston. Ms. Foreman has been honored by Former First Lady, Barbara Bush, for her efforts to improve Adult Education and Literacy in Houston. Ms. Foreman currently serves on the Texas Workforce Commission Adult Education Advisory Board, the Houston Community College Adult Education Steering Committee and Advisory Board, the City of Houston Task Force for Welcoming Houston: Department of Immigration and Refugee Services and is a proud fellow of the American Leadership Forum. 

Jackie Aguilera has over 20 years experience in adult education and curriculum development. She has taught literacy, ESL, college success courses, and workforce readiness skills development at UH Downtown, University of Houston, Houston Community College, and the Houston Center for Literacy.  Jackie serves on advisory boards for the Houston Center for Literacy and the PVAM Cooperative Extension Program for Family & Consumer Sciences. She is a member of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Partner Network and a member of the adult education committees for Houston Money Week and the Alliance for Economic Inclusion.

To learn more about Houston Center for Literacy - Mayor's Commission for Adult Literacy visit:

www.houliteracy.org 

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-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 12:23pm PST
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Houston Money Week (HMW) is a community wide initiative to empower families and individuals with financial education.  Through the collaboration and coordinated effort of organizations across Houston and surrounding areas – including businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, non-profits, government agencies and the media – individuals of all ages will have access to financial resources and ongoing opportunities.

Erika Jones is a public relations specialist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch. She produces bank publications and assists with community programs and events such as Houston Money Week.

Erika received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University, a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and an Executive Masters in Public Administration from Texas Southern University. She also holds a teaching certificate for grades 4 through 8.

Erika is an active volunteer teacher with Junior Achievement and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. A native Houstonian, Erika is married and is the proud mother of three.

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org 

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-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:21pm PST
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Two in three people experience bullying at work either directly or indirectly. It’s one of the most pervasive and damaging aspects of professional life today. It can destroy lives, careers, marriages, families, corporations and brand value. Whether you work in the boardroom or the mailroom, at some time, you will be a victim, a bully or a bystander.


From Bully to Bulls-Eye reveals the deep-seated dangers of bullying to everyone who works. It pinpoints the identifying characteristics of bullies and outlines how bullying undermines corporate profitability and value and how CEOs and boards can remedy it.

ANDREW FAAS is an author, philanthropist and management advisor promoting psychologically healthy, safe and fair workplaces. Before becoming a philanthropist, he led some of Canada's largest corporations for over three decades as a senior executive. He founded the Faas Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations concerned with workplace well-being and other personal health and research endeavors. Currently he is partnering with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence on a groundbreaking initiative, Emotion Revolution in the Workplace, which will revolutionize the way organizations operate, leveraging the power of emotional intelligence.

To learn more about Andrew Faas visit:

www.andrewfaas.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-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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Category:Human Resources -- posted at: 12:05pm PST
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Among Americans, diabetes is more prevalent today than ever; obesity is at epidemic proportions; nearly 10% of children are thought to have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. And sugar is at the root of these, and other, critical society-wide, health-related problems. With his signature command of both science and straight talk, Gary Taubes delves into Americans' history with sugar: its uses as a preservative, as an additive in cigarettes, the contemporary overuse of high-fructose corn syrup. He explains what research has shown about our addiction to sweets. He clarifies the arguments against sugar, corrects misconceptions about the relationship between sugar and weight loss; and provides the perspective necessary to make informed decisions about sugar as individuals and as a society.

GARY TAUBES is cofounder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He's an award-winning science and health journalist, the author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories, and a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for the journal Science. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Esquire, and has been included in numerous Best of anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers. He is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. He lives in Oakland, California.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:12am PST
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Want to learn a different perspective on saving? Saving can be effortless if you adopt these saving tips. You can do it in 7 days!

Today we were joined by the founder of Blissfinance.com , Wenfang Bruchett . We discussed the "7 Day Saving Challenge", small business and credit.

With over 25 years of leadership roles with major financial institutions, WenFang Bruchett has the hands-on experience to get clients out of their financial mess. Her financial acumen and innovative approach to financing have helped thousands of business owners to flourish and have saved countless marriages. She has given people hope and solutions so that their lives are elevated to the next level.

To learn more about Wenfang Bruchett visit:

www.blissfinance.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

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:46am PST
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2/3's of Americans do not have a written budget. If you combine credit card debt , keeping up with the Joneses and holiday spending you have a recipe for financial disaster. 

Today we were joined by Founder and President of The Bridgepath , Rudy Cavazos Jr. . We discussed budgeting, credit card debt and how to plan ahead for holiday spending instead of waiting to the last minute.

To learn more about Rudy Cavazos Jr. visit:

www.thebridgepath.org 

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

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 2:39pm PST
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After five years living in a studio that was 90 square feet (12' x 7.5' - roughly the perimeter of a Honda Accord), people sent me messages from all over the world, amazed at how I was able to fit my entire life in a tiny space. Some asked for advice, others thought I was nuts, saying that for the same price I could live in a larger space elsewhere. What most folks didn't realize was that I may have been living in a tiny space, but I was living large. 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (...or more), part memoir/part "want to" guide, gives 90 lessons that I learned about organizing, downsizing and "living large" as a result of living in that tiny space. Hope they help you too.

Today we were joined by Author, Felice Cohen. We discussed her book 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet.

 

To learn more about Felice Cohen visit:

www.felicecohen.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

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Category:Alternative Housing -- posted at: 2:07pm PST
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