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

More and more retirees are turning to the equity in their homes to finance their retirement. Would you like to learn how to navigate reverse mortgages to access this equity?

Eric Rittmeyer is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He founded Fidelis Mortgage in 2006. In 2010, he was the first person in the United States to obtain the designation of Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP). Eric speaks regularly at just about all the Realtor® Associations in Maryland, educating real estate agents on the Reverse Mortgage for Purchase program.

To learn more about Eric, visit:

https://reverse-mortgage-maryland.com/about/

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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Are you thinking about retirement? Are you overwhelmed by the pressure of the decisions you now have to make?

A Certified Financial Planner practitioner and Retirement Income Certified Professional based in Stamford, Connecticut, Nahum Daniels has specialized for over thirty years in serving clients facing the challenge of making income last in retirement and wealth span generations. Independent and experienced, he has travelled the world, lived abroad and offers a global perspective. A teacher at heart ever mindful of his professional responsibility to put clients’ interests first, he seeks to transmit the practical knowledge today’s retirees need to pursue a more confident economic future. In a high-risk financial world rife with misinformation, half-truths and unaffordable complacency, his mission is to instill in today’s retirees the informed resolve they need to take the right steps toward achieving lasting retirement success.

To learn more about Nahum, visit:

http://www.nahumdaniels.com/about-me.php

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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Why do businesses do the things they do? What makes people make certain life decisions?

Melina Palmer is the host of the The Brainy Business Podcast, which explores concepts of behavioral economics, and why people buy (or don't buy) certain items. 

Consumers are weird. They don't do what they say they will do and don't act how we think they"should." Enter Melina Palmer, a sales conversion expert with a personal mission to make yourbusiness more effective and brain friendly. In her podcast, The Brainy Business: Understandingthe Psychology of Why People Buy, Melina showcases how she translates the complexconcepts of behavioral economics (the study and science of why people buy - or not) andprovides simple, actionable tips you can apply right away in your business. Whether you're asmall business or thriving corporation, Melina's tips can help your business increase sales andget more customers.

To learn more about Melina, visit:

http://thebrainybusiness.com/about/

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 do you pay in Flood Insurance?

The average homeowner can pay over $100 a month. Which of course is $1200 a year. On a thirty-year loan, that equates to $36,000. That's a lot of money!

Wouldn't it be great if you could get your Flood Insurance rate reduced?

Better yet, what if you didn't have to pay for ANY Flood Insurance?

In his book, Flood Money, author Brad Hubbard shares how he has saved residential clients hundreds of thousands of dollars by legally getting them out of a flood zone. He has saved his commercial clients an excess of a million dollars! Now, he is showing the world exactly how he does it.

This book is a step-by-step guide to fighting FEMA and other federal and state organizations by equipping you with the tools and knowledge needed to find out your true Flood Zone.

The banks have told us that we need to pay flood insurance. The problem is that for many people, that decision was made decades ago using rudimentary tools and practices. Brad brings his Engineering background into play and, using modern methods and good old-fashioned common sense, can show you how to find out if you're paying tens of thousands of dollars that you don't have to.

After reading this book and following these steps, a good question for you might be, "What are you going to spend your money on now that you don't have to pay for Flood Insurance?"

To learn more about Brad, visit:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/brad-hubbard-8b351a7/

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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Don’t plan to die? Bad news – humans have a 100% mortality rate. Yet only 30% of us make end-of-life plans: wills or trusts, advance medical directives and pre-need funeral planning. That leaves 70% of us unprepared and devastated, not if but when a death occurs.

Listen to Gail Rubin on why we avoid the topic of death and what we can do to improve end-of-life planning rates so everyone can have a good goodbye. Gail Rubin is a pioneering Certified Thanatologist – a death educator who uses humor and funny films to help teach about serious subjects. She was one of the first people to hold a Death Café in the United States. Known as The Doyenne of Death, she’s the author of A GOOD GOODBYE: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don’t Plan to Die.

To learn more about Gail, visit:

http://agoodgoodbye.com/about-gail/

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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#TheFamilyPlot

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Budgeting is hard enough, but relocating your place of residence every few years can make this age-old task even more difficult.

Charlene Wilde is a veteran and military spouse who has experienced permanent change of station both here and abroad. She has managed relocations both alone and with her family, including seven moves in the past 15 years with her husband and two sons. Charlene works for AAFMAA.

Charlene discusses budgeting tips, insights on military home buying and mortgages, and resources available to help military spouses find employment in a new city.

To learn more about Charlene, visit:

https://spouselink.aafmaa.com/blog/good-reason-to-be-aafmaa-member/

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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Immigrants arriving in the US already have a plethora of struggles. To add finance struggles to that is a whole other issue entirely.

Adina Appelbaum founded and helps lead the Immigration Impact Lab, CAIR Coalition's newest initiative and first-ever concerted appellate impact litigation project.

From 2015-2017, Adina was an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by the Arnold & Porter Foundation at CAIR Coalition, where she created and led the Crim-Imm Pro Bono Project to expand access to counsel trained in the intersection of criminal and immigration law and impact litigation to defend detained immigrants facing deportation due to convictions. For this Project, Forbes highlighted her in its 30 under 30 Law and Policy list.

To learn more about Adina, visit:

http://immigrantfinance.com/about/

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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Common misconceptions, assumptions, and behavioral biases often prevent people from building robust and flexible retirement plans—and this is an enormous problem. If you don’t know your decisions are based on false assumptions, how can you avoid making serious mistakes?

Rewirement: Rewiring the Way You Think about Retirement! offers a solution. Under the expert guidance of Jamie P. Hopkins, Esq., CFP®, RICP®, you’ll learn to identify problems that might sabotage your savings while learning how to build and implement the retirement plan you need.

Jamie Patrick Hopkins, Esq., MBA, LLM, CLU®, RICP® is an Associate Professor of Taxation at The American College of Financial Services in the Retirement Income program and is the Co-Director of the New York Life Center for Retirement Income. He also holds the Larry R. Pike Chair in Insurance and Investments at The American College of Financial Services. As a Professor at The College, he teaches courses in retirement, estate planning, and life insurance. Through his role at The College, he has educated thousands of financial service professionals and continues to move the needle for retirement income planning.

Jamie is considered one of the leading retirement planning experts in the United States and has been selected by InvestmentNews as one of the top 40 financial service professionals under the age of 40 in 2015. Professor Hopkins has also been published in numerous periodicals including Villanova Law Review, Nebraska Law Review, and Hastings Journal of Science and Technology Law, and has authored articles published by the American Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

To learn more about Jamie, visit:

https://hopkinsretirement.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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#RetirementRisks

 

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Tommy Servos is a trial attorney who focuses on representing clients that were injured in car, truck and bus accidents, plant and refinery explosions, offshore accidents, and by dangerous prescription drugs.

He has tried—and won—a number of cases across Texas and recovered millions of dollars for his clients. 

Mr. Servos was born and raised in Texas, living the majority of his life in Houston. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. While there, Mr. Servos accepted an invitation to join the Silver Spurs and served as a Handler for the school’s longhorn mascot, Bevo. 
After graduating from the University of Texas, Mr. Servos moved back to Houston to attend law school, where he graduated at the top of his class.
 
To learn more about Mr. Servos, visit:
 
 
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Houston Money Week (HMW) is a community-wide financial education initiative that empowers families and individuals to be successful in making financial choices.

The Women’s Resource helps women and girls make choices toward becoming independent, productive and financially stable. In its programs, women acquire the essential financial knowledge, skills and confidence they need to make sound decisions and improve their lives - for themselves and for generations to come.

Christine has led The Women’s Resource since 2014. She is a passionate advocate for social equality and has devoted her career to helping the underserved in her community. Christine began her career with the YMCA, eventually working her way up to an Executive Director. There she had the unique opportunity to work on a national pilot project with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement and Stanford University challenging attitudes and beliefs around health and wellness in underserved communities.

Drucilla has spent her career as a zealous advocate for underserved communities. Prior to joining the team at The Women’s Resource, Drucilla was an attorney specializing in consumer advocacy, which included extensive Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practice Act litigation. As a result, she has an in-depth understanding of credit reporting, credit reporting agencies, and debt collection.

To find out more about the The Women's Resource, visit:

https://www.thewomensresource.org/what-we-do

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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Houston Money Week (HMW) is a community-wide financial education initiative that empowers families and individuals to be successful in making financial choices. HMW provides resources to help consumers better manage their personal finances through the collaboration and coordinated effort of organizations across Houston and surrounding counties. HMW’s programming offers free financial education events that cover all facets of personal finance while raising awareness of community resources. HMW partners, businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, non-profits, government agencies and media outlets come together each year in April to emphasize the importance of financial education, and inform consumers where they can get assistance.

Bennette Davis is a long-time management professional in various industries. She is currently the president of the Houston Metropolitan Chapter of Continental Societies, Inc.

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: 10:48pm PDT
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Houston Money Week (HMW) is a community-wide financial education initiative that empowers families and individuals to be successful in making financial choices. HMW provides resources to help consumers better manage their personal finances through the collaboration and coordinated effort of organizations across Houston and surrounding counties. HMW’s programming offers free financial education events that cover all facets of personal finance while raising awareness of community resources. HMW partners, businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, non-profits, government agencies and media outlets come together each year in April to emphasize the importance of financial education, and inform consumers where they can get assistance.

Native Houstonian Jennifer M. Leighton lived in Washington, DC and San Antonio, TX before returning home to Houston to develop JenMarie Consulting. Jennifer obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science from George Washington University and a Master of Public Administration degree from University of Texas at San Antonio. After graduating with her Master’s degree, Jennifer began working for Texans Can Academies in San Antonio at San Antonio Can High School in fund development and event planning. She also served as Development Director at Houston Can Academy. She currently works for Texas Capital Bank in community development. 

Jennifer has served on many boards including Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts, George Washington Alumni Club in Houston, Bexar County Community Plan, and YMCA of Greater San Antonio. She currently serves on the board of directors for Bayou City Blessings, Solutions for Better Living, Temenos CDC and George Washington University Alumni Association.

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: 11:20am PDT
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Houston Money Week (HMW) is a community-wide financial education initiative that empowers families and individuals to be successful in making financial choices. HMW provides resources to help consumers better manage their personal finances through the collaboration and coordinated effort of organizations across Houston and surrounding counties. HMW’s programming offers free financial education events that cover all facets of personal finance while raising awareness of community resources. HMW partners—businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, non-profits, government agencies and media outlets—come together each year in April to emphasize the importance of financial education, and inform consumers where they can get assistance.

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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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 3:57pm PDT
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In order to boost the economy of Houston, Houston Center for Literacy strengthens providers of adult education who, in turn, provide necessary skills for underemployed citizens to fulfill their potential and become economically self-sufficient. 

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.

 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 find out more about the Houston Center for Literacy, visit:

http://www.houliteracy.org/

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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“Once you have satisfied your basic sustenance needs—food, water, health, and a roof over your head—poverty has more to do with your head than your wallet.” - John Hope Bryant

In John Hope Bryant's insightful new book The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation, he makes bold claim: he supermajority of people who live in poverty, whom Bryant calls the invisible class, as well as millions in the struggling middle class, haven’t gotten “the memo”—until now. Bryant gives readers tools for empowerment by covering everything from achieving basic financial literacy to investing in positive relationships and approaching wealth with a completely new attitude.

Bryant is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, Inc. the largest not- for-profit and best-in-class provider of financial literacy, financial inclusion and economic empowerment tools and services in the United States for youth and adults; chairman and chief executive officer of Bryant Group Ventures and The Promise Homes Company, the largest for-profit minority-controlled owners of institutional-quality, single-family residential rental homes in the U.S., and co-founder of Global Dignity.  

To find out more about the book, visit:

http://johnhopebryant.com/thememo

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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Rudy Cavazos Jr. gives the inside scoop into exclusive tips and tricks to help manage your debt and reduce expenses after the Christmas shopping rush.

Rudy Cavazos Jr., Founder of The BridgePath, a boutique nonprofit with a mission to provide expert,
comprehensive and fundamental personal financial education to families and individuals, by creating a
collaborative environment with the goal of empowering communities.
Cavazos has over 25 years’ experience in the Personal money and credit management industry and
volunteers in several community initiatives that focus on empowering and helping consumers become
more self-sufficient and improve their asset building goals.

To learn more about Rudy Cavazos Jr. visit:

http://www.thebridgepath.org/

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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With money being one of the most constrained resources for individuals in today's world, budgeting can be a simple, yet powerful tool to save money fast.

Mitchell Walker is the creator and author of the PouchPlan Budget system. After spending 15 years as a CFO of a Berkshire Hathaway company, 11 years as a partner in a public tax practice, owning multiple businesses, serving as CFO of a college and as County Commissioner and City Councilman, Mitchell reveals why the personal side of money is often the most neglected but most important thing to get right. Mitchell was deep in debt and his finances were a mess when the love of his life came on the scene. They started a blended family with 5 children ages 5 to 17 and a lot more love than money. He had to figure out new ways to make money work for him and fast. How he discovered a new approach to personal budgeting will inform and entertain your audience. Mitchell likes to say that they went from “Ouch to Pouch.” He enjoys sharing how getting money right makes life easier, much easier; getting it wrong just makes life harder.

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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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.

 

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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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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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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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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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.    

To learn more about Joseph Davis visit:

http://www.davisfinancialllc.com/Our-Team.5.htm

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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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/

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: 7:46am PDT
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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:

https://www.kotlikoff.net/

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: 9:21am PDT
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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:

www.LeahGervais.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:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 11:20am PDT
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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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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 PDT
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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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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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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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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

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 7:36am PDT
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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-…

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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

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Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
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Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

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

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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:

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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-…

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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-…

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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

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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-…

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Whether your goal is to be wealthy, live comfortably, or use your money to change the world, The Graduate’s Guide to Money can help you create a plan to get there.

The Graduate’s Guide to Money is full of information to help young (and not-so-young) adults get some basic tools to:

  • Set yourself up for financial success
  • Create a plan to save money
  • Pay off debt
  • Live and spend based on the things that are truly important
  • Understand the emotional side of money and spending
  • Understand the basics of employee benefits, income taxes, insurance, and investing

 

Today we were joined by Author and CFP Tana Gildea . We discussed her book.

About Tana | Graduates Guide to Money

Tana is a financial planner and writer who is on a mission to help others avoid some of the money mistakes she made in her 20’s and 30’s by providing basic financial information and a focused approach to managing money and financial matters.

Her journey to financial planning and writing started later in her career and took a long and winding path, so she can appreciate that “you don’t know what you don’t know” especially about money.

 

To learn more about Tana visit:

www.thegraduatesguidetomoney.com

 

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-…

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It's often said that the chairman of the Fed is the second most powerful person in the world, next only to the president of the United States. Some say the chairman is even more powerful. When Ben Bernanke publicly stated on September 8, 2013, the Fed's intent to continue its policy of quantitative easing, global markets instantly reversed direction from a worrying downward spiral to an exuberant upward surge. Even POTUS can't do that.

Today we were joined by the president of the American College and author, Dr. Robert R. Johnson. We discussed interest rates and his new book Invest with the Fed.

To learn more about Dr. Johnson visit:

www.theamericancollege.edu

or

Invest With The Fed

 

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-…

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Multilevel marketers take pains to distinguish their businesses (which are legal) from pyramid schemes (which are not). In a pyramid, recruitment is everything. People pay to participate, and are rewarded by finding others willing to pay to join. At some point the supply of new recruits dries up and the pyramid collapses.

Today we were joined by CEO and Founder of Miles Development Industries Corporation, Anthony Miles. We discussed Multi-Level Marketing AKA Network Marketing and Ponzi Schemes, and what consumers need to know to protect themselves. Run Away!!!!!! 

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Anthony's Bio :
D. Anthony Miles, is an entrepreneur, award-winning researcher, award-winning professor, legal expert witness and best-selling author. Dr. Miles is a nationally known expert in the fields of Entrepreneurship and Marketing. He has appeared in national media outlets for his expertise. ● He is CEO and Founder, of Miles Development Industries Corporation®, a consulting practice and venture capital acquisition firm. ● He is also host and executive producer of Game On Business Talk® Radio Show. ● He was a Visiting Professor. He has presented his research at conferences around the country. Most notably he has presented at the prestigious Stanford University. He was recently invited to Harvard University by the Harvard Business School (HBS).

 

To learn more about Anthony visit:

www.mdicorpventures.com

 

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-…

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Did you know that you can get a bone density scan outside of the US for 28 dollars? Here in the US hospitals can bill close to 8,000 dollars for the very same procedure. What if your traveling and need to find a hospital that accepts your insurance.

 

On today's show we visited with Suzanne Garber. Entrepreneur, Board of Director Member, Filmmaker, Author, and Global Nomad Suzanne Garber is focused on a portfolio ...of corporate and philanthropic boards that provide complex services to millions of beneficiaries and users around the world. She finished filming, "Gauze: Unraveling Global Healthcare"--a documentary about the quality, affordability and accessibility in healthcare outside the United States and recently published, "The International Executive's Resource Guide--Stories of International Business Success Across Geographies, Industries, and Cultures." Currently CEO and Founder of Gauze, LLC, Suzanne connects tens of millions of patients with international hospitals using proprietary technology and information. Previously, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Networking Officer for the world's largest medical and security assistance firm based in Singapore ensuring a safe evacuation for those in need around the world. She began her career at FedEx, culminating in the role of Managing Director, South America, based in Brazil.

 


A dual US/EU citizen, Suzanne is an honors graduate from Rutgers University with a degree in foreign languages and a Master's degree recipient with honors from the University of Pennsylvania. Reared in Spain, Mexico, Algeria, Egypt, the Dominican Republic and various US states, she is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Her work has taken her to every continent and 80 countries.
 

 


To find out more visit:

 

www.gauze.net

 

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:

 

http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

 

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#‎KPFT ‪#‎SuzanneGarber

 

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If you won the lottery or inherited a large sum of money would all your problems be solved or would you lose your mind? Unfortunately, for many a large windfall of money can become a trigger event for poor and destructive behaviors. 

Today we were joined by Dr. Paul Hokemeyer, author of the new book ,Tales from a Park Avenue Therapist. We discussed Sudden Wealth Syndrome and what happens when a person comes into wealth through a host of immediate sources including the sale of a business, a lottery winning or inheritance and has to incorporate that reality into their identity. 

Paul L. Hokemeyer, J.D., Ph.D., a licensed marriage and family therapist and attorney, is an internationally recognized expert on the psychological and emotional issues that arise among people of wealth, power,
and celebrity. He contributes regularly to a variety of major media outlets as an on-air expert, and is a member of the Dr. Oz Show Panel of Experts and a FOX News Analyst. He has also appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN’s Prime News, The Wall Street Journal Live, CNBC, and Al Jazeera America. As a highly sought-after expert, Dr. Hokemeyer is quoted regularly in print and online media, including The New York
Times, The Wall Street Journal,The Robb Report, Time, The Johns Hopkins Newsletter, CNN.com, Private Wealth, The Washington Post, WebMD, The Los Angeles Times, Details, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Self, Yahoo Shine,Yahoo Parenting, Livestrong.com, ShareCare.com, and Huffington Post. His own research on wealth,
power, and celebrity has been published in Lambert Academic Press, The Journal of Wealth Management, Addiction Professional, and Family Therapy Magazine. 

To find out more visit:

 

www.drhokemeyer.com 

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:

http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

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Would you go to the gym more often if someone was paying you? What if your employer not only encouraged you to be healthy but reinforced that behaviour? Does a healthy employee actually reduce expenses for a company and raise the bottom line?

We were joined today by the Founder and CEO of KrowdFit, Jim Miller. We discussed the correlation between getting healthy and monetary incentives in the work place.

 

Jim is a serial entrepreneur companies and experienced CEO with 25 years experience leading early stage technology driven companies.  He is keenly focused on improving the human health condition and is passionate about performance sports and nutrition.  He currently is the founder and CEO of KrowdFit, a platform that financially incentivizes healthy choices.

 

He is an expert in loyalty marketing, incentive rewards program design and has successfully led several venture-funded companies through periods of rapid growth, holding key senior leadership roles & has successfully raised over $125 million to fund his start-ups.

 

Previously, he was Chairman and CEO of uTANGO the world's richest Visa® Rewards program, rewarding individual lifetime consumer loyalty with up to $1 Million in cash rewards.  Prior to leading uTANGO, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence with Ignition Partners and Frazier Technology Ventures where he participated in the investment process and provided interim executive leadership to portfolio companies.

 

He has been a guest lecturer on Entrepreneurship and Raising Venture Capital at Seattle University, Portland State University Schools of Business Administration and Northwest University.  Jim has been recognized in Kiplinger's Magazine How to get Other People's Money to Finance your Business and Success Magazine Get Venture Capital for Your Business.

Jim currently resides with his wife, Mimi, and daughters Alex and Bridget in Bend, OR. Interests include: cycling, skiing, golf, technology, wine and domain name speculation.  He studied Finance and Marketing at Linfield College, however never one to sit still, he became bored and dropped out during the last semester.

 

 

To find out more visit:

WWW.KrowdFit.com

 

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:

http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/

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A traditional family office is a business run by and for a single family. Its sole function is to centralize the management of a significant family fortune. Typically, these organizations employ staff to manage investments, taxes, philanthropic activities, trusts, and legal matters. The purpose of the family office is to effectively transfer established wealth across generations. The family office invests the family's money, manages all of the family's assets, and disburses payments to family members as required.

The office itself either is, or operates just like, a corporation (often, a limited liability company, or LLC), with a president, CFO, CIO, etc. and a support staff. The officers are compensated per their arrangement with the family, usually with overrides based on the profits or capital gains generated by the office. Often, family offices are built around core assets that are professionally managed.

Today we were joined by Author Wedy Orth and Prateek Mehrotra.

Wendy is an independendent Wealth Advisor residing in Houston, TX.  She introduces clients to our Firm and our Endowment Investment Philosophy®. Wendy specializes in working with women and young professionals and understands that each client’s financial needs are unique. Wendy strives to understand the client’s complete financial picture, which allows the Endowment Wealth Management’s advisory team to design a custom tailored investment solution to meet each client’s specific needs. Coming from a scientific background, Wendy takes an analytical approach to assist clients with organizing their financial information and providing them with the tools to identify and reach their financial goals.

Wendy attended the Glascock School of Continuing Studies at Rice University where she studied Retirement and Estate Planning. She has completed the Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination. Wendy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Science Degree in biology from the University of Houston.

713-775-5149

 

As Chief Investment Officer, Prateek is responsible for sourcing, analyzing, recommending, monitoring and reporting on both alternative and traditional investments.  He manages relationships with high net worth clients, institutional investors, and traditional/alternative (hedge funds, private equity and real assets) money management firms.

Prior to joining the Company, Prateek worked at Sumnicht & Associates, LLC (and its affiliate iSectors, LLC) a SEC-registered investment advisory firm for over ten (10) years as Chief Investment Officer and as a Member of its Investment Committee.  His prior employer won numerous accolades and rankings from Bloomberg and Worth magazines during his tenure there. He was involved in helping incubate and launch their ETF model management business in February of 2005 under the brand name iSectors.

Prior to coming to Wisconsin, Prateek was a principal with GTG Ventures, Inc., in Palo Alto, California, where he was responsible for sourcing and analyzing investment opportunities across various technology sectors.  He also worked overseas at a boutique investment company and was involved in co-managing a PIPE fund and a hedge fund-of-funds, among other alternative investing activities.  He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry involved in areas as diverse as sell-side investment banking, leasing, portfolio management, and buy-side alternative assets investing. Prateek has lived and worked in India and the Middle East, and brings a wealth of global experience and perspective to the Company.

He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.  Prateek earned his MBA from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and was a Rotary International Scholar while attending Lehigh.  He is both a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter Holder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).  The CAIA program is the global mark of distinction for alternative investments, and Prateek has blazed the trail by being the first CAIA Charter Holder in Wisconsin.

 

You can findout more about Wendy and Prateek at:

www.endowmentwm.com

 

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Bank on Houston is dedicated to helping people who do not use or who under use mainstream financial institutions – banks and credit unions. - gain an understanding of their personal finances and establish a relationship with a bank or credit union. Having a relationship with a local bank branch or a credit union goes a long way towards asset building: having a reliable vehicle, buying a home, saving for a college education, having savings for emergencies, and growing savings to become financially secure. Bank on Houston partners with community organizations that provide free financial education/coaching and address life challenges; and with 27 banks and credit unions that provide accounts at no or low monthly service charge, second chance accounts, and other financial services.

Today we were joined by Bank on Houston Coordinator Denise Carpenter .

 

 

Denise Carpenter joined Bank on Houston in June 2013 and is the Program Coordinator. Ms. Carpenter is responsible for the operational success of Bank on Houston by ensuring development, program delivery, quality control, and evaluation. Prior to Bank on Houston, Ms. Carpenter held positions at Comerica Bank/Sterling Bank in Training and Development and Organization Development. Denise worked for many years in university administration at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She worked in the banking industry in branch management and operations roles before joining the university. Ms. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Denise serves on the Houston Committee College-Central Campus Banking and Finance Advisory Committee and is a member of the Texas Bankers Association.

 

You can findout more about bank on Houston at:

www.Bankonhouston.org

 

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It is a well known fact that there is a strong link between financial education and the ability to manage and save money. But did you know that the Banking on Kids program was specifically designed to begin this learning process at the elementary/middle school level.

In 1995, the first Banking On Kids student-run bank opened . It proved to showcase just how simple it is to teach "banking concepts" to very young children.

The intent of opening a bank within an elementary/middle school is threefold:

  1. To teach kids at a very young age the value of saving.
  2. To design a banking curriculum that would teach money issues i.e. the origin of money, compound and simple interest, banking systems, and the workings of the Federal Reserve, and
  3. To offer real-world experience by allowing students to operate a real bank using real money.

on the 100th episode of Money Matters we were joined in the studio by Radio Host  Lou Garino.

 

Lou is truly a serial entrepreneur with 3 decades of real, hardcore, business experience.  His thirst for new horizons includes over 20 years of award-winning experience in real estate as a realtor and investor. Lou was one of the first to coin the term "flipping houses" and is an expert in rehabing properties.  As Author of the upcoming book, Business Relationship Riches, Lou is excited about the opportunity to help others pursue their dreams through business success  by building better relationships and a better life. Lou is the Host of Business Newsmakers Radio with Lou Garino, a weekly talk radio show on Bloomberg radio in Houston, TX, Business 1110 KTEK, on the Wall Street Radio Network.  Previous host of House Talk with Lou, a now archived weekly business talk radio show on live streaming internet radio on Lone Star Internet Radio.

 

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:

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

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We have all heard about the enviormental benefits of building green. How does building green translate into hard dollars? What is the economic impact of building green?

We were joined today by Mike Collignon Executive Director and Co-Founder.

Mike engages in national and state-level advocacy, co-produces quarterly research reports, and publishes a bi-monthly e-newsletter, a monthly member publication and a monthly feature in Green Builder® Magazine. He has presented at RESNET, the Pacific Coast Builders Conference and the Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference. Mike has also delivered testimony at the IECC and IgCC final action hearings.

A former Market Manager of Residential for the Portland Cement Association (PCA), he supervised the $1.2 million residential co-op advertising program for regional and local promoters, delivered 10 guest lectures between Cal State University at San Luis Obispo, Cal State University at Chico and Middle Tennessee State University, and managed the 10,000+ sq. ft. Concrete Pavilion, the cement and concrete industry’s marquis annual presence at the Builders’ Show.

Mike received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Advertising from Drake University.

You can find out more about The Green Builder Coalition by visiting the website at:

...

www.greenbuildercoalition.com  

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April is here and many of us are done with taxes. Now what? April is also Financial Literacy month and celebrated locally as Houston Money Week. Houston Money Week is a financial education initiative for people of all ages. FREE workshops are scheduled from April 11 - April 18, 2015.

 

We were joined today by Houston Money Week Partner Ogadi Fields

 

 

You can find out more about Houston Money Week  by visiting the website at:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org

 

 

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Learn the secrets to maximizing your Social Security benefits and earn up to thousands of dollars more each year with expert advice that you can’t get anywhere else.

Want to know how to navigate the forbidding maze of Social Security and emerge with the highest possible benefits? You could try reading all 2,728 rules of the Social Security system (and the thousands of explanations of these rules), but Kotlikoff, Moeller, and Solman explain Social Security benefits in an easy to understand and user-friendly style. What you don’t know can seriously hurt you: wrong decisions about which Social Security benefits to apply for cost some individual retirees tens of thousands of dollars in lost income every year.  

On today's show we were once again joined by Suzanne Edwards, Money and Legal reporter for Houston Business Journal. Suzanne updated us on the local banking trends in Houston in relation to the oil market.

We were joined at the halfway mark by author Laurence Kotlikoff and discussed his newest book Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security.

 

Laurence J. Kotlikoff is William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and a professor of economics at Boston University.  He is also president of Economic Security Planning, Inc., a company specializing in financial planning software.  His company websites are ESPlanner.com and MaximizeMySocialSecurity.com.  He is author or co-author of sixteen books, including Spend ‘Til the End and The Coming Generational Storm (both with Scott Burns).  His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, The Economist, Huffington Post, and other major publications.  He has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, governments around the world, and major U.S. corporations including Merrill Lynch, Fidelity Investments, and AON.  In addition, he has provided expert testimony on numerous occasions to committees of Congress.  He lives in Boston.

 

 

You can find out more about Laurence Kotlikoff by visiting his website at:

www.getwhatsyours.org

 

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Money Matters Episode 90- Collectible Cars: Is a Car an Asset or a Liability W/ Michael Foertsch

For me a car has always been a tool to get you from point A to B. I have said in the past that a car is a depreciating asset as soon as you drive it off the lot. The only exception to this rule is classic and/or collectible cars. I recently toured a classic and collectible car facility here in Houston that made me change my thinking. After learning about how much some of these cars have recently gone for at the auction I wanted to learn more about collecting cars. Even more interesting than the cars are the people behind them.  

 

Today we popped the hood and looked at the collectible and classic car market with Michael Foertsch, Owner of M. Brandon Cars.


Michael Foertsch is the owner of M. Brandon Motorcars, a small automobile dealership located in Houston. He specializes in Ferrari models from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, as well as other "interesting" sports cars. He is currently an apprentice concours judge for the International Association for the Conservation and Preservation of Ferrari Automobiles (IAC/PFA), and his personal cars have won Platinum awards at the prestigious Cavallino Classic. Before opening his dealership, he spent almost 20 years as a software engineer, and was a high performance driving instructor on the weekends.


 

You can find out more about Michael Foertsch by visiting her website at:

www.mbrandonmotorcars.com

 

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Things to consider when buying a car - Chris Hensley

http://youtu.be/_P2LjWPnKsM

 

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When spring fever hits and you start tossing out old clothes and scrubbing the floors, don't forget to give your finances some fresh air, too. Today we discussed how do we get started Spring cleaning our finances.

Today we were joined live in the studio with  AVP of South Texas Community programs with Comerica Bank and Houston Money Week partner, Vanessa Reed

Vanessa Reed, AVP of the South Texas Community Reinvestment programs for Comerica Bank.  Reed's priorities include affordable housing, education including financial literacy and small business and job training programs.  Reed joined Comerica Bank in 2000.  

A graduate of University of New Orleans, she holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management with a concentration in accounting.

Reed serves on numerous boards and committees including Change Happens! and the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce formerly Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce. She is an active member of The Fort Bend Church where she serves on the Accounting Team.  She is also a member of the National Association of Professional Women.

Mrs. Reed is the wife of Kevin Reed and mother of Jordan and Parker Reed.

If you would like to find out more about Houston Money Week by clicking on the link below:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org

 

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So we made it through Christmas, but here it is January and we still are barely juggling the bills? How do you make a plan of attack to get back on track? Do you have a Christmas credit card hangover? 

We explored a cure for the Christmas credit card hangover w/Jennifer Guzman from Texas Capital Bank and Houston Money Week Partner.

Native Houstonian Jennifer M. Guzman lived in Washington, DC and San Antonio, TX before returning home to Houston.

 

Jennifer obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science from George Washington University and a Master of Public Administration degree from University of Texas at San Antonio. During her undergraduate study, Jennifer worked for DC Reads, an organization with a mission to alleviate the illiteracy rate in Washington, DC among elementary school children. She tutored Pre-Kindergarten and Special Education students for two years. After moving back to Texas, Jennifer began volunteering full-time for two large non-profit organizations in San Antonio: Alzheimer’s Association and Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas. Jennifer began working full-time for Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas as Teen Program Manager where she designed and implemented leadership development programs for girls in 21 counties.

 

After graduating with her Master’s degree, Jennifer began working for Texans Can Academies in San Antonio at San Antonio Can High School and later at Houston Can Academy in development. She currently works for Texas Capital Bank in Houston. Jennifer has written several foundation grants and has developed many community partnerships to better organize her community.

 

Jennifer was named “Miss Gulf Coast USA” in 2004 and competed in the “Miss Texas USA” pageant under the “Miss Universe” system. She has served on many boards including Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts, George Washington Alumni Club in Houston and San Antonio, Bexar County Community Plan, Bexar County Young Democrats and YMCA of Greater San Antonio. Most recently she was elected to the George Washington University Alumni Association Board of Directors as a Member At Large where she will serve a 3-year term with the task of engaging alumni internationally. She has consulted with political campaigns in San Antonio. During the 2010 election, she worked with Dr. Masarrat Ali for the open Texas house seat in district 122 that runs through Bexar County.

 

Jennifer currently lives in Houston with her husband Matthew and their two children: Matthew (age 7) and Maverick (age 2). When not working, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, cooking vegetarian and playing the piano.

 

You can follow Jenny on twitter  at @jenjentheguru or visit her online at:

http://www.texascapitalbank.com/

 

To find out more about Houston Money Week and how you can become involved visit:

www.Houstonmoneyweek.org

 

Also mentioned on todays show:

http://hispanic-forum.org/

Check the events section for the free College Planning seminar in Feb

 


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In the past if someone wanted to rob you they would buy a knife. They would wait in a dark alley and when you passed by they would stick you up. With the invention of the locomotive the same thief was able to scale his business by robbing hundreds during a train heist. Fast forward to last year December. 1 out of every 3 Americans were exposed to the Target data breach last year. Millions of people had money and personal information stolen.  

With the recent SONY hack we are looking at the possibility of nation states versus nation states in a cyber warfare setting.

Today we were joined today by President of CMIT Solutions / Northwest Houston Suburbs, Camille Hamilton 

 

Camille Hamilton, Owner of CMIT Solutions/Northwest Houston Suburbs and has over twenty-nine years experience in the Information Technology industry. Prior to starting her own business in 2000, she worked primarily for Fortune 500 energy companies in their IT services departments. In 2000, she decided to bring her expertise to the small business sector and purchased a CMIT Solutions franchise.

 

Her experience of analyzing business processes and finding solutions to automate those processes allow her to help small and growing businesses. Her team of qualified and certified professionals allows CMIT Solutions to offer quality and affordable IT solutions. Her company’s goal is to become the leader in outsourced IT services to small and growing businesses. CMIT Solutions/Northwest Houston Suburbs was a finalist in November 2004 & was awarded in November 2005, the Small Business Award presented by the Small Business Development Center’s Advisory Council of the Lone Star College System.


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

http://www.cmitsolutions.com/northwest-houston-suburbs


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Doctors may be experts at treating patients. But when it comes to running their own businesses, many are making rookie mistakes. In an environment of rising health-care costs and declining reimbursement, many physicians often find themselves having to see twice the amount of patients to earn the same amount of money. The burden on physicians to navigate the cost of doing business while remaining cash-flow positive results in less than 20-20 vision when it comes to managing their finances. Sworn into practice by taking a vow to prescribe treatments that are good for their patients, most physicians simply don't have the time to focus their efforts on a regimen of financial fitness. Ultimately, it takes a dose of reality, such as poor budgeting that projects a delayed retirement, that propels physicians to seek financial advice.

We were joined today by Vicki Rackner MD who is the president of www.tagetingdoctors.com .

Dr. Vicki Rackner is a former surgeon and nationally noted expert on physician engagement. She helps financial services professionals acquire physician clients.

After treating tens of thousands of patients over her medical career and holding a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Washington School of Medicine, she left the operating room to help all medical stakeholders partner more effectively.

You may have seen her quoted in the Wall Street Journal, on CNN or in the Washington Post, to name a few. You may have heard her interviewed on NPR. Or you may have read one of her books.

   

To find out more about Vicki Rackner MD you can visit his website at:

www.targetingdoctors.com

 

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#DrVickiRackner

 

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

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

 

 

 

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

www.thelaunchingcreative.com

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

www.alzfdn.org

Also mentioned on the show today:

www.americanmedical-id.com

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On todays show we were joined by Steve Scanlon Co-Founder of GuardVest. We discussed what questions you should ask a Financial Advisor before working with one. We also discussed what to avoid when working with a Financial Advisor.   

Before co-founding GuardVest, Steve Scanlon enjoyed a stellar career for more than 20 years as a financial executive with an inherent understanding of how investment performance should be inexorably tied to productivity. A 10-year veteran at AllianceBernstein, one of the largest
money management firms in the world, Scanlon held several key positions including Global Head of Sales while based in the New York City headquarters. A staunch advocate for accountability versus performance, Scanlon was frustrated by the lack of reporting knowledge within the financial advisory world, and co-founded GuardVest as an independent measurement service to hold advisors accountable

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

www.guardvest.com

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Ms Pig E. Banks is all about change-- change in the piggy bank and change in the way readers think about money!

On todays show we discussed teaching children how to save at an early age. We were joined by author and speaker Ajshay James. We also discussed credit,budgeting and communicating about money in a relationship.

To learn more about Ajshay James you can visit her website at:

www.mspigebanks.com

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Have you ever gotten your child dressed for school only to learn that they had outgrown their clothes overnight? How about those expensive calculators we are expected to buy when school starts. Backpacks, pens, paper... do they even use all the stuff that we have to buy.  

Returning guest Teri Gault founder and CEO of The Grocery Game joined us to talk about how to save money during back to school time.

Teri Gault is founder and CEO of TheGroceryGame.com, a leading grocery savings website in the US. Teri's systematic savings approach kept her family afloat during times of financial hardship and ultimately led to their success. She has dedicated her life to helping other families thrive and prosper.

Teri shares savings secrets in her first book, "Shop Smart, Save More", written with Sheryl Berk and published by Harper Collins.

Her new book, 'The Grace of Saving', by Teri Gault and Paul Joseph Gulino, is the heart-warming story, from Oklahoma to Hollywood, about her upbringing and rise from an everyday mom in time of need, to one of the country's leading savings experts. There are also great savings tips.

She is currently working on a third book, '31 Days to Save', coming soon!

 

To learn more about Teri you can visit her website at:

www.thegrocerygame.com 

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"Delightfully Soapy....[Crazy Rich Asians] eats its chiffon cake and has it too, simultaneously tut-tutting many of its characters for their vapid materialism while reveling in milieu's sybaritic excess." - The Wall Steet Journal 

Today we were joined by New York Times bestsellling author, Kevin Kwan. Kevin was born and raised in Singapore. He currently lives in Manhattan but started in Houston from age 10 through college. He is a fan of KPFT and was excited to be on the show. Crazy Rich Asians is his first novel, it has been optioned for film and Kwan recently completed the sequel.    

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

www.kevinkwanbooks.com 

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"Teaching is the greatest act of optimism."

-Colleen Wilcox    

We were joined today by teacher, author and financial coach Danny Kofke. Danny is a special education teacher and financial literacy coach in Georgia. He is also the author of two personal finance books - "A Simple Book of Financial Wisdom: Teach Yourself (and Your Kids) How to Live Wealthy with Little Money" and "How To Survive (and perhaps thrive) On A Teacher's Salary." He has written a third book - "A Bright Financial Future: Teaching Kids About Money Pre-K through College for Life-Long Success" - currently being published by Wyatt MacKenzie Publishing Company and scheduled for release this September.

  

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

www.dannykofke.blogspot.com

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By now, we've all had it drilled into our heads that cooking at home is less expensive than eating out..... so more and more people are doing it. There are other things you can do, while cooking at home, to save yourself money. Today we were joined by food blogger Pamela Braun.  

Pamela Braun is a recipe designer and blogger. Pamela designs recipe's for My Man's Belly as well as for several private and corporate clients. She is a freelance writer and public speaker.   

To learn more about Pamela you can visit her website at:

www.mymansbelly.com

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Its Summer time again. If you have flown recently you might have noticed that airlines have switched their frequent flyer policies. Most recently United has joined with other airlines who have switched to revenue based miles. What does this mean for customers who are use to saving money with frequent flyer miles. Today we will learn how to save on travel expenses, cuto down on our energy bill and even save money during wedding season.

Andrea Woroch is a nationally-recognized consumer and money-saving expert, helping consumers find simple solutions to their financial woes while influencing healthier spending and saving habits. With a finger on the pulse of American consumerism, Andrea dissects savings trends for the media, encompassing everything from retail industry insights and consumer-buying behavior to travel and groceries.

To learn more about Andrea you can visit her website at:

www.andreaworoch.com   

 

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As a Financial Advisor one the most common problems I help people solve is the question "What if I outlive my money?" We have 10,000 babyboomers making the decision to retire every hour. It will be this way for the next 20 years. If we ask the same question from a macro view we get this- "What are the financial implications of a society that is living longer?"

Our guest today, was Author and Cardiologist, Dr. Joel K. Kahn, M.D.

To learn more about Dr. Kahn you can visit his website at:

www.drjoelkahn.com

and 

The Holistic Heart Book

 

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We are at the end of May and we are smack dab in the middle of wedding season. Friends, family members and coworkers starting down the road to a hopefully life long relationship. When it comes to Love and Money is a prenuptial agreement something you should consider before getting married? Today we will discuss prenuptial agreements as well as other topics related to Love and Money.

Our guest today, was Attorney and Blogger, Regina DeMeo.

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

www.reginademeo.com

and www.genxsmartie.blogspot.com

 

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As old habits and consticting thoughts fall away, you naturally create the fulfilling life you desire. Because you see more opportunities around you ... creative ideas flow easily... and you take action in ways that support, not limit, you.

For instance, money situations that used to trigger procrastination, fear,or anger just don't affect you anymore. Instead you move forward, getting things done smoothly because you simply stop getting in your own way.

Our guest today, was founder of WealthClinic.com, Leisa Peterson.

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

www.wealthclinic.com

 

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Money Matters Episode 50- Healthy Money Healthy You W/ Andrea Travillian

Today was our 50th episode! Money is stessful. I am sure that this is absolutely no surprise to you. But, did you know that the increase in stress because of your money is impacting your health & your happiness? In fact, it increasing your risk for many diseases including heart disease, migraines, insomnia and more.

Our guest today, Andrea Travillian author of Healthy Money Healthy You discussed the correlation between your health and your finances.

To learn more about Andrea Travillian you can visit his website at:

www.takeasmartstep.com

or

Healthy Money Healthy You

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What would Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln, the Roosevelts, Truman, and Eisenhower have done about today’s federal debt crisis?

America’s Fiscal Constitution tells the remarkable story of fiscal heroes  who imposed clear limits on the use of federal debt, limits that for two centuries were part of an unwritten  constitution. Those national leaders  borrowed only for four extraordinary purposes and  relied on  well-defined budget practices to balance federal spending and revenues.

On todays episode we were joined by former Houston Mayor Bill White.

Bill White is senior advisor at Lazard, a firm advising corporate leaders and governments worldwide. He served as Houston’s Mayor and was twice re-elected with an average vote of 88 percent. He also served as the Deputy Secretary of Energy of the United States in the Clinton administration. He received the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profiles in Courage Award for his leadership in response to Hurricane Katrina and the Governing Official of the Year Award by Governing magazine. He has worked as the CEO of a successful business and as a member of numerous corporate boards. In 2010 he received more votes for governor of Texas than any Democratic candidate in the state’s history.

#billwhitetx  @billwhitetx

To Find out more about Bill White you can visit:

 

www.billwhiteauthor.com

or

America's Fiscal Constitution 

 

 

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In the coming decades the mushrooming costs of programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid will leave our nation's youth in a swimming in a sea of red ink.

On today's show we posed the question "why should millenials carry the burden of social programs and benefits they are unlikely to receive?".

Our Guest today was Author and Financial Analyst Neil Grossman. In his book Generation WTF , Grossman raises the awareness of the coming generational storm and offers advice to 80 million millenials on how to save their future.

To findout more about Neil you can visit:

www.neilytics.com

or

Generation WTF

http://www.amazon.com/Generation-W-T-F-Neil-Grossman-ebook/dp/B00H7RAEC8/ref=as_li_ss_til?tag=wwwmoneymat00-20&linkCode=w01&creativeASIN=B00H7RAEC8

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Today we discussed Long Term Care With Author Phyllis Shelton.

 

Phyllis Shelton is the President of LTC Consultants, a 22 year old national consulting company specializing in long-term care insurance consumer education and agent training. In addition to Protecting Your Family with Long-Term Care Insurance (2013), she is the author of The ABC s of Long-Term Care Insurance (2012) and Phyllis Shelton's Worksite Long-Term Care Insurance Toolbox (2011). Phyllis Shelton has 35 years of experience in virtually every phase of health care financing in addition to long-term care insurance: health insurance, managed care (PPOs, HMOs, etc.), Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, cancer insurance, critical illness plans, and life settlements. She is profiled in publications such as Suze Orman's The Money Class, and The Savage Truth on Money, by Terry Savage, financial columnist for The Chicago Sun-Times, as a national expert in the long-term care insurance field. Her consumer website was highlighted in the January issue of OPRAH magazine.

Phyllis received the distinguished LIFE Foundation Client Service Award at the 2009 National Association of Independent Financial Advisors (NAIFA) convention and her full page client story was featured in the September 14, 2009 edition of Newsweek magazine. Her television appearances include a two-hour PBS documentary And Thou Shalt Honor, The Balancing Act and CNNfn.

She has been featured extensively in the Wall Street Journal and was profiled in the charter list published by Senior Market Advisor as one of the top ten professionals in the long-term care insurance industry nationally.

She speaks nationally on the role of long-term care insurance as part of the private sector s solution by making Medicaid payer of last resort for long-term care, which will save jobs by rescuing state budgets and keep families together by providing caregivers when most needed.

She resides in Tennessee with her husband Bill and two Labrador Retrievers, Jackson and Jed.

 

 

You can find out more visit :

 

www.gotltci.com

 

Or to view her books click below:

 

Protecting Your Family With Long Term Care Insurance

 

 

 

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Today we learned about Houston Money week and visited with HMW partner Money Management International. We were joined by Regional Director of Education and Community relations for MMI Rudy Cavazos Jr. We also discussed working with a non-profit credit counseling agency, financial literacy and credit card fraud

 

Recognized as a credit authority, Cavazos has represented MMI in numerous television, radio, print and online interviews.  He has hosted a weekly money management segment on a major San Antonio television station.  Also, Cavazos’ quotes have appeared in national periodicals such as Wall Street Journal, TIME Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Newsweek magazine. Locally, you can find his quotes and articles in newspapers such as The Courier and The Galveston Daily News.

Cavazos joined MMI as a credit counselor at the Texas City, Texas office in 1996, where he assisted clients from Galveston County and South Houston and established relationships with local financial institutions.  In his 16 years at MMI, Cavazos has held several positions within the organization; counselor, community relations manager, regional director of counseling both in Houston and  San Antonio, Director of Public Relations, Regional Director, Industry Relations, Regional Director of Development and currently Regional Director of Education and Community Relations.

You can find learn more about Houston Money Week and Money Management International by visiting :

www.houstonmoneyweek.org   

and

www.moneymanagement.org

 

 

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Today we discussed Entrepreneurship and Real Estate with Jason Hartman.

Jason Hartman is the Founder and CEO of Platinum Properties Investor Network, The Hartman Media Company and The Jason Hartman Foundation. Starting with very little, Jason, at the age of 19, embarked on a career in real estate while promoting his unique Personal Branding methodology through which Jason says “virtually anyone can achieve wealth, notoriety and a high level of personal satisfaction”. Through creativity, persistence and hard work, he soon joined the ranks of the top one-percent of Realtors in the U.S. and in quick succession; earned a number of prestigious industry awards.

By 1997, Jason realized his entrepreneurial dream and purchased an Irvine, California real estate brokerage firm. He combined his dedication and business talents to become a successful entrepreneur, public speaker, author, and media personality. Jason’s latest accomplishment is the celebration of his first company’s 11 year anniversary. Over the last 20 years he developed his Complete Solution for Real Estate Investors™ where his innovative firm educates and assists investors in acquiring prudent investments nationwide for their portfolio. Jason’s highly sought after educational events, speaking engagements, and his ultra-hot “Creating Wealth Podcast” inspire and empower hundreds of thousands of people in 26 countries worldwide.

You can find learn more about jason by visiting :

www.jasonhartman.com  
or to check out his podcast network
www.hartmanmedia.com 
 

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

Also On this episode we are joined by Pamela Davis.

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

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

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

·        Why some people are great with money and others struggle

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

She co-authored the books:

 

Great with Money: 6 Steps to Lifetime Success & Prosperity

and

Breakthrough!

Inspirational Strategies for an Audaciously Authentic Life

 

 

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The Sages asked, “Who is mighty?” and answered, “Those who can control their own emotions and make of an enemy a friend.”

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

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

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


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

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


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


Math For Life

 

About Jeffrey:

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

www.moneystarthere.com



Here is a link to her book:



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

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I hosted the Open Journal show this morning on KPFT 90.1 FM to promote Money Matters which streams live every Friday morning at 10 AM on the HD3 channel. After a short introduction I was joined live in the studio by Jessica Bolanos and Nelson Vanegas of Goodspero.

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

To find out more about Goodspero visit:

www.goodspero.com

or

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

 

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

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

www.familyservices.org

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Here is the first episode of Money Matters. It was recorded on May 3rd. This show introduces the Society For Financial Awareness is and what we do. We also explore what the radio show is about and what topics we will be covering in the next few months.

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