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

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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Category:Education -- posted at: 2:19pm PDT
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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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Category:Education -- posted at: 11:49am PDT
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On todays show we learned what a zero waste lifestyle is. We also learned how it can help reduce the footprint we leave on the planet as well as save us lots of money.

 

In Zero Waste Home, Bea Johnson shares the story of how she simplified her life by reducing her waste. Today, Bea, her husband, Scott, and their two young sons produce just one quart of garbage a year, and their overall quality of life has changed for the better: they now have more time together, they’ve cut their annual spending by a remarkable 40 percent, and they are healthier than they’ve ever been. 
 

 

You can learn more about Bea Johnson by visting her Blog at:

 

www.zerowastehome.com

 

or find her book at:

 

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

or

 

www.moneymatterspodcast.com

 

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Category:Education -- posted at: 11:34am PDT
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Is Your Body Language Keeping You Broke?

Train your body to communicate with confidence and clarity-have your body match what your mouth says...

The popular phrase "leading from influence" takes for granted that influence derives chiefly from verbal communication. However, communication is about more than words. To get to the next level in your career, you must communicate with your entire self.

What Your Body Says gives you the straight-up "how-to" on unifying what you say with what you do, allowing you to better connect with other people and reach your full leadership potential. It gives you a clear and simple process to follow, all drawn from an intense study of how language impacts people's lives and emotions. Filled with useful tools, strategies, and techniques, this book gives you the key to

  • Speak intelligently while looking smart, engaging and real
  • Deliver unpleasant messages without pain or guilt
  • Having a committee meeting and getting something done
  • And more

 
 
Tune in on Friday morning when we are joined by author Sharon Sayler to discuss her newest book :
 
 

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

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

Category:Education -- posted at: 1:00pm PDT
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Today we discussed College Funding, Financial Aid and Taxes. As you know tax returns are tied to many processes. In relation to FAFSA, students applying for Financial Aid must provide their parents tax return if they're under the age of 23 and not officially "independent" according to FAFSA guidelines. What are some of the best practices when saving for and funding college savings?We also hit on Affordable Healthcare Act and some of the tax issues we should be aware of.

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

 

www.neighborhood-centers.org

 

 ACA Info: 

Comprehensive List of Health Insurance Resources  Click Here Now

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

www.neighborhood-centers.org



 

 ACA Info:

 

Comprehensive List of Health Insurance Resources  Click Here Now

 

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

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

Category:Education -- posted at: 11:31am PDT
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Do you want to help out your kid's school or PTA but find the idea of pushing candy at work or selling gift wrap lame. On Todays show we discussed fundraising and I shared some of my fundraising horror stories.

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



A Mom's Guide To School Fundraising

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

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

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



A Mom's Guide To School Fundraising

 

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

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

 



Category:Education -- posted at: 2:14pm PDT
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