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

How many people in the US don't even know the name of their next door neighbor? Many people may go through life without ever experiencing a sense of community, like the residents of Alief, TX have.

Friday's guest was entrepreneur and president of Darryl Douglas Media Mike Puckett. Mike started the Alief Legends Facebook group that has blown up far beyond everyone's expectations ! With over 22k members in less than a week, Mike's efforts to bring the Alief community together has snowballed into a social media force to be reckoned with!

 

To get involved visit www.alieflegends.com

 

 

 

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
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You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at:
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Category:Houston Economy -- posted at: 6:35pm PDT
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Could falling oil prices actually be a good thing for certain industries in Houston? If Houston is doing well why is there such a large unbanked or under banked population compared to the rest of the country?

We explored both of these questions on a new monthly segment with Houston Business Journal's Legal and Money Reporter, Suzanne Edwards.

 

Edwards most recently comes from Shanghai, China, where she was an editor at SinoMedia and, before that, a contributor to China Economic Review. Edwards is an Austin native and interned at the Austin Business Journal, an affiliated publication. She began her journalism career as an intern at the Associate Press' Rome bureau.

Edwards graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and majored in journalism, as well as Asian cultures and languages. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin, as well as Italian and Spanish.

Edwards will focus her coverage for HBJ on following Houston's thriving financial industry, including banks, credit unions, wealth management, philanthropy, venture capital, private equity and more. She also will cover the highly competitive law sector in Houston, where expansions and M&A continue at a rapid pace.

 

You can follow Suzanne on twitter  at @HBJSuzanne or visit her online at:

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/bio/24321/Suzanne+Edwards

 

We were also joined today by president of SimpleFi, Adam Potter. We discussed alternatives to payday loans such as credit blind programs that lend to indivduals without actually checking credit.   We discussed Financial Literacy in the workplace and how financial health can be related to physical health.

 

Adam, 35, served as a Marine Corps officer for 10 years, rehabilitating war and disaster ravaged populations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and South Asia. He also supported the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society financial wellness programs - which have successfully counseled troops into better financial behavior and away from predatory lenders.

He believes the work done by the military relief societies to recover troops who were overwhelmed by their expenses and debt should be continued in the private sector. Adam is an alumnus of John Hopkins University and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

 

To Find out more about Adam Potter you can visit his website at:

 

www.simplefi.org

 


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

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Category:Houston Economy -- posted at: 1:49pm PDT
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Our guest today was Houston Mayor Annise Parker. We discussed the LIBOR Scandal, Houston Money Week, Job Growth, Economy and the need for Financial Literacy in the Houston / Gulf Coast Region.

Mayor Annise D. Parker serves as the Executive Officer of the City. As the City's chief administrator and official representative, the Mayor is responsible for the general management of the City and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced. Administrative duties include the appointments, with Council approval, of department heads and persons serving on advisory boards.

 

As Executive Officer, the Mayor administers oaths and signs all motions, resolutions and ordinances passed by City Council. The Mayor also serves a legislative function, presiding over City Council with voting privileges. The Mayor is responsible for advising Council of the City's financial condition and presents to Council an annual budget for approval.

To find out more about Mayor Parker visit:

http://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/

 

To find out more about Bank on Houston Visit:

http://bankonhouston.org/

 

To find out more about Houston Money Week vist:

http://houstonmoneyweek.org/

 

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Category:Houston Economy -- posted at: 2:33pm PDT
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Tune in tomorrow morning at 10:00 am on KPFT.org, HD3 link for Money Matters.Our guest will be Houston Mayor Annise Parker. We will be discussing the LIBOR Scandal, Houston Money Week, Job Growth, Economy and the need for Financial Literacy in the Houston / Gulf Coast Region.

Mayor Annise D. Parker serves as the Executive Officer of the City. As the City's chief administrator and official representative, the Mayor is responsible for the general management of the City and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced. Administrative duties include the appointments, with Council approval, of department heads and persons serving on advisory boards.

 

As Executive Officer, the Mayor administers oaths and signs all motions, resolutions and ordinances passed by City Council. The Mayor also serves a legislative function, presiding over City Council with voting privileges. The Mayor is responsible for advising Council of the City's financial condition and presents to Council an annual budget for approval.

To find out more about Mayor Parker visit:

http://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/

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


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

Category:Houston Economy -- posted at: 2:46pm PDT
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