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

House of Trump, House of Putin offers the first comprehensive investigation into the decades-long relationship among Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and the Russian Mafia that ultimately helped win Trump the White House.

Our guest today was Craig Unger. Craig Unger is the New York Times bestselling author of House of Trump, House of Putin; House of Bush, House of Saud, and other books. The former editor in chief of Boston Magazine, he has written for New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Esquire, among many other publications, and has been a longtime contributing editor of Vanity Fair magazine. A graduate of Harvard University, he has appeared as an analyst on dozens of broadcast outlets. He lives in New York City.

It is a chilling story that begins in the 1970s, when Trump made his first splash in the booming, money-drenched world of New York real estate, and ends with Trump's inauguration as president of the United States. That moment was the culmination of Vladimir Putin's long mission to undermine Western democracy, a mission that he and his hand-selected group of oligarchs and Mafia kingpins had ensnared Trump in, starting more than 20 years ago with the massive bailout of a string of sensational Trump hotel and casino failures in Atlantic City. This book confirms the most incredible American paranoias about Russian malevolence. 

To learn more about Craig, visit:

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/576474/house-of-trump-house-of-putin-by-craig-unger/9781524743505/

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Dr. Art Langer founded Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS), which is a nonprofit charitable organization that helps empower young adults and military veterans through unique, innovative work-study programs.

WOS works with companies to identify specific staffing needs and then trains its students to fill those roles. The goal: To provide these students with long-term career and educational opportunities, along with the tools to become productive citizens.

WOS works with academic partners (including Rutgers, Penn State, Georgia Tech, University of Texas at El Paso, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and others) to create company-appropriate academic curriculums. Carefully-selected students are then trained to fill roles in IT services, programming and design, cybersecurity, finance & accounting, customer services, operations, and other areas requested by the companies. Program graduates are now working with Johnson & Johnson, Prudential, ADP, HBO, Hewlett Packard, Merck, Panasonic, and other global and national organizations.

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http://www.alanger.com/about-art.html

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What if the real secret to greater productivity, happiness and success is a habit that is thousands of years old?

Productivity has become an international obsession. We celebrate a work culture where people boast of long working hours, their extreme schedules and how little they sleep. A constant stream of emails, texts, tweets and more keeps us connected every minute and we rarely put our phones down. Every moment needs to be maximized and no time can be wasted.
And yet most of us also feel something is wrong. All of these attempts at optimizing business and life aren’t really making us happier. Ironically, it might not be making us all that productive either. In this groundbreaking book, noted entrepreneur and money manager Aaron Edelheit breaks down the myths around productivity and offers a startlingly simple solution: the Sabbath.

Aaron M. Edelheit is the Chief Strategy Officer of FLO Technologies. Since selling his company, The American Home in 2015, Aaron founded Mindset Capital, a private investment firm. Aaron has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg, and the New York Times and has given lectures on entrepreneurship and investments all over the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Aaron serves on the board of the Moishe House Foundation and is a Partner of Social Venture Partners in Santa Barbara working on homelessness.

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https://www.thehardbreak.com/about-the-author/

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The chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) turns a critical eye toward such practices as telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis. Are such powers really possible? Science says yes.

According to noted scientist and bestselling author of The Conscious Universe, Dean Radin, magic is a natural aspect of reality, and each of us can tap into this power with diligent practice.

But wait, aren't things like ESP and telepathy just wishful thinking and flights of the imagination? Not according to the author, who worked on the US government's top secret psychic espionage program known as Stargate. Radin has spent the last forty years conducting controlled experiments that demonstrate that thoughts are things, that we can sense others' emotions and intentions from a distance, that intuition is more powerful than we thought, and that we can tap into the power of intention (think The Secret, only on a more realistic and scientific level). These dormant powers can help us to lead more interesting and fulfilling lives. 

Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Associated Distinguished Professor of Integral and Transpersonal Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He earned an MS in electrical engineering and a PhD in psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at AT&T Bell Labs, Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, and SRI International. He is author or coauthor of hundreds of technical and popular articles, four dozen book chapters, and four popular books: The Conscious Universe (1997), Entangled Minds (2006), Supernormal(2013), and Real Magic (2018).

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The first insider account straight from Trump University, by one of its principal instructors.

While the President of the United States seems to be able to shock with each new tweet, and no depth seems too low for him to sink to, we've yet to hear from someone who was at the heart of one of his signature outrages--Trump University, the infamous and elaborate scheme to con hundreds of earnest citizens out of their hard-earned dollars.

Until now.

Stephen Gilpin is a real estate guy. His forte is buying distressed properties and flipping them; he's done a lot of that, in his day, in Florida and elsewhere. In the go-go world of the 1990s, he came to New York City from Pittston, PA., with nothing other than his looks, and after a brief and successful stint as a male model, managed to work his way into the thick of the brutal world of New York real estate. This was where the real money was, he correctly reasoned--where he'd meet men and women possessed of character, energy―and lots of cash.

But this is not a "Wolf of Wall Street" story. Gilpin quickly became an expert in leveraging properties, and he saw this as a way to rescue declining neighborhoods―and and get rich in the process. He wanted to share his knowledge with others, and when he was asked to join Trump University's Trump Entrepreneur Initiative as a "Master Real Estate Coach," to teach in the shadow of a man whom he then greatly admired, he jumped at the chance. Little did he know that he would become an unwilling participant in one of the largest con games in American history.

To find out more about the book, visit:

https://www.amazon.com/Trump-Inside-Story-University/dp/1944869735/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1520809241&sr=1-1&keywords=trump+u 

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Who doesn’t want to know how to be their best when it matters most? To be more creative, more contented, more consumed? To soar and not to sink? As the deeds of these athletes prove, if we can master flow, there are no limits to what we can accomplish.

In this groundbreaking book, New York Times–bestselling author Steven Kotler decodes the mystery of ultimate human performance. Drawing on over a decade of research and first-hand reporting with dozens of top action and adventure sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way, Kotler explores the frontier science of “flow,” an optimal state of consciousness in which we perform and feel our best.

 

Steven’s work have been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 100 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Wired and TIME. He also appears frequently on television and radio, and lectures widely on human performance, disruptive technology and radical innovation. He is also the cofounder of Creating Equilibrium, a conference/concert/innovation accelerator focused on solving critical environmental challenges, and, alongside his wife, author Joy Nicholson, Steven is the cofounder of Rancho de Chihuahua, a hospice care/special needs care dog sanctuary in the mountains of Northern New Mexico.

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Our ego, and its accompanying sense of nagging self-doubt as we work to be bigger, better, smarter, and more in control, is one affliction we all share. And while our ego claims to have our best interests at heart, in its never-ending pursuit of attention and power, it sabotages the very goals it sets to achieve.

In Advice Not Given, renowned psychiatrist and author Dr. Mark Epstein reveals how Buddhism and Western psychotherapy, two traditions that developed in entirely different times and places and, until recently, had nothing to do with each other, both identify the ego as the limiting factor in our well-being, and both come to the same conclusion: When we give the ego free reign, we suffer; but when it learns to let go, we are free. 

Mark Epstein, M.D. is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and the author of a number of books about the interface of Buddhism and psychotherapy, including Thoughts without a Thinker, Going to Pieces without Falling Apart, Going on Being, Open to Desire and Psychotherapy without the Self. His newest work, The Trauma of Everyday Life, will be published in August of 2013 by Penguin Press. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University and is currently Clinical Assistant Professor in the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at New York University.

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Ira Shapiro places the Senate at “ground zero for America’s political dysfunction”--the institution that has failed the longest and the worst.

In Broken, Ira Shapiro, a former senior Senate staffer and author of the critically-acclaimed book The Last Great Senate, offers an expert’s account of some of the most prominent battles of the past decade and lays out what must be done to restore the Senate’s lost luster. With a narrative that runs right through the first year of the Trump presidency, Broken will be essential reading for all concerned about the state of American politics and the future of our country.

Ira Shapiro’s career spans 40+ years and includes serving as ambassador under President Bill Clinton, founding a consulting firm specializing in international trade, and practicing international trade law in several major law firms. He also served in high-level positions for several United States senators and committees for 12 years.

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The old adage that leading creative people is like herding cats is wrong. It's more like herding tigers. In Todd Henry's riveting new book Herding Tigers, he provides compelling insight into the most efficient ways to lead creative people, and to do so with confidence.

Todd Henry is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams be prolific, brilliant and healthy. He regularly speaks and consults with companies about how to develop practices that lead to everyday brilliance.

Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of four books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, and Herding Tigers) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work. His book Die Empty was named by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2013. His latest book, Herding Tigers, is about what creative people need from their leader, and how to give it to them.

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Those offences which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust... as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself - Alexander Hamilton

Author and lawyer Barbara Radnofsky takes us through the mechanics of impeachment and how it relates to the world today.

A lawyer since 1979, Barbara Ann Radnofsky is a mother, wife, teacher, mediator and arbitrator. In 2006, after 27 years of law practice, Barbara Ann left Vinson and Elkins as Head of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Section to become the first woman Texas Democratic U.S. Senate nominee and later the first woman Texas Democratic Attorney General nominee.  Barbara Ann was honored as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas in 1988. Practicing on both sides of the docket, she has been listed for more than 25 years in  "Best Lawyers in America" in multiple areas, including dispute resolution. Barbara co-founded the  Houston chapter of the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues and has served on numerous local charitable boards and as a volunteer peer mediation teacher in public and private schools.   She and her husband are active in supporting the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, enabling museum displays of the Scrolls and commissioning publication of a Scrolls volume. She serves with several of her co owners on the Board of the Brazos Bookstore.

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Those offences which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust... as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself - Alexander Hamilton

Author and lawyer Barbara Radnofsky takes us through the mechanics of impeachment and how it relates to the world today.

A lawyer since 1979, Barbara Ann Radnofsky is a mother, wife, teacher, mediator and arbitrator. In 2006, after 27 years of law practice, Barbara Ann left Vinson and Elkins as Head of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Section to become the first woman Texas Democratic U.S. Senate nominee and later the first woman Texas Democratic Attorney General nominee.  Barbara Ann was honored as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas in 1988. Practicing on both sides of the docket, she has been listed for more than 25 years in  "Best Lawyers in America" in multiple areas, including dispute resolution. Barbara co-founded the  Houston chapter of the National Association of Urban Debate Leagues and has served on numerous local charitable boards and as a volunteer peer mediation teacher in public and private schools.   She and her husband are active in supporting the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, enabling museum displays of the Scrolls and commissioning publication of a Scrolls volume. She serves with several of her co owners on the Board of the Brazos Bookstore.

To find out more about "A Citizen's Guide to Impeachment" please visit:

www.mhpbooks.com

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

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

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

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

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

To learn more about Tiffany Couch visit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Want to learn a different perspective on saving? Saving can be effortless if you adopt these saving tips. You can do it in 7 days!

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

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

To learn more about Wenfang Bruchett visit:

www.blissfinance.com 

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:

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

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


We were joined by author, Rowland White.

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

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


We were joined by author, Duncan Clark.

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

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


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

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

To learn more about Educents visit:

www.Educents.com

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:

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

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

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

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

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What changes do I need to know about before enrolling in health insurance for 2016?

Last year at this same time of the year I got certified for ACA enrollment to help people in enrolling in the new ACA exchange. Its hard to believe that a 2 years have gone by since ACA rolled out. Open enrollment for the Affordable Healthcare Act begins Nov 1st 2015 - Jan 31sth 2016 for 2016. On todays show we were joined by CEO of Wellthie.com Sally Poblete.     

Sally has been a leader and innovator in the health care industry for over 18 years and had a successful career leading product development at Anthem, one of the nation's largest health insurance companies. Under Sally's leadership, Wellthie has been named one of 30 Tech Startups with the Potential to Change the World and
was recently featured in Forbes as one of 10 Healthcare Technology
Disruptors to Watch (all led by women).

To learn more about Sally visit:

www.Wellthie.com

 

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

www.houstonfrstfinancialgroup.com  then click health insurance

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

 

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

 

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

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

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

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

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The U.S. government is trying to figure out what moves you -- specifically what moves you to get off the couch and sign up for federal benefits.

The Obama administration is dipping into research in behavioral economics and psychology to scrutinize federal documents, websites and procedures to get a better sense of what’s working -- and what’s not working -- to make the most of government programs from college aid to veterans benefits.

Today we were joined by Chief Behavioral Strategist of Hoffeld Group, David Hoffeld.

David Hoffeld is the Chief Behavioral Strategist at Hoffeld Group, a research-based sales training, coaching and consulting firm.   David works with companies throughout North America, showing them how to align their sales message with the findings of behavioral science.  He is a respected thought leader who is widely regarded as the #1 authority on integrating behavioral science and sales.  David has also been recently been featured in Fortune, U.S. News & World Report, CBS Radio, Fox News Radio and more.

To learn more about David visit:

www.hoffeldgroup.com

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:
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Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

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Have tribal allegiances distorted the economics profession and blinded economists to the obvious?

Todays guest was Meghnad Desai who joined us live from India. We will be discussed his new book Hubris - Why Economists Failed to Predict The Crisis And How To Avoid The Next One.

The failure of economists to anticipate the international economic crisis and lingering recession th...at continues even today has spurred public outcry and inspired legislative action. Economists are under fire, but questions concerning exactly how to redeem their discipline remain unanswered.

Meghnad Desai is an Indian-born, naturalized British economist and Labour politician. He unsuccessfully stood for the Speaker in the British House of Lords in 2011, the first ever non-UK born candidate to do so. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in the Republic of India, in 2008.
 
To read the book click below:
 
 
 
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Every hour another 20,000 baby boomers reach the age to qualify for social security benefits. This will be the case for the next 20 years. Todays guest is Nathan Garcia with Westbourne Investments . We discussed social security, retirement, healthcare as the greatest future expense, and how now more than ever estate planning is for everyone! Nathan is the author of “The 7 New Rules of Retirement” and creator of the Safe Harbor Financial plan. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM he helps clients by answering questions about the transition into retirement and by testing their financial strategies using custom built financial plans. To find out more visit: www.westbourneinv.com Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article: http://www.cheatsheet.com/…/how-schools-can-improve-their-…/ You can listen live by going to www.kpft.org and clicking on the HD3 tab. You can also listen to this episode and others by podcast at: http://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/moneymatters or www.moneymatterspodcast.com ‪#‎KPFT‬ ‪#‎WestbourneInv‬
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Nearly two years after Houston City Council members gave their overwhelming support for the project, the FAA’s formal approval opens the door for plans that could see Ellington Airport become a focal point for aerospace operations, such as the launching of micro satellites, astronaut training, zero gravity experimentation, spacecraft manufacturing and a host of other potential activities.

We were joined today by the Director of Rice Space Institute and professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Sr. David Alexander. We discussed the implications to the local and greater Gulf Coast economy and workforce.

 

David Alexander is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, where his primary area of research is solar astrophysics.  As Director, Professor Alexander is responsible for the mission and direction required to develop and achieve the goals and objectives of the institute.

Professor Alexander is a member of the Rice Faculty Senate and author of “The Sun” part of the Greenwood Press “Guide to the Universe” Series. He received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2004 and was appointed a Kavli Frontiers Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences in 2006.  He is currently the Vice Chair of the Solar Physics Division of the American Astronomy Society, and  Chair of the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory Users’ Committee.  He is also former Chair of the Solar Heliospheric Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) program.  Professor Alexander has served on many national and professional committees including the NASA Advisory Council’s Heliophysics Subcommittee, the NASA Solar Heliospheric Management and Operations Working Group (SH-MOWG), ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter Payload Committee and the Science Advisory Board of the High Altitude Observatory Coronal Solar Magnetism Observatory.

Professor Alexander joined the faculty at Rice in 2003, coming from the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center in Palo Alto, California where he was a Staff Physicist working on the development of advanced space missions for solar physics.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, and his doctorate on Relativistic Cosmological Models from the

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Rice Space Institute

Or

The Houston Spaceport 

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Spinglish—the devious dialect of English used by professional spin doctors—is all around us. And the fact is, until you’ve mastered it, politicians and corporations (not to mention your colleagues and friends) will continue putting things over on you, and generally getting the better of you, every minute of every day—without your even knowing it.
However, once you perfect the art of terminological inexactitude, you’ll be the one manipulating and one-upping everyone else! And here’s the beauty part: Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf, authors of the New York Times semi-bestseller The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook,have compiled this handy yet astonishingly comprehensive lexicon and translation guide—a fictionary, if you will—to help you do just that. If you want to succeed in business (or politics, sports, the arts, or life in general) without really lying, this is the book for you! (Your results may vary.)

Today we were joined by Author and Co-founder of National Lampoon Magazine, Henry Beard.

Beard, a great-grandson of Vice President John C. Breckinridge, was born into a well-to-do family and grew up at the Westbury Hotel on East 69th Street in Manhattan. His relationship with his parents was cool, to judge by his quip "I never saw my mother up close."[1]

He attended the Taft School, where he was a leader at the humor magazine, and he decided to become a humorous writer after reading Catch-22.[1]

He then went to Harvard University (from which he graduated in 1967[2]) and joined its humor magazine, the Harvard Lampoon, which circulated nationally. Much of the credit for the Lampoon's success during the mid-1960s is given to Beard and Douglas Kenney, who was in the class a year after Beard's.[1][3] In 1968, Beard and Kenney wrote the successful parody Bored of the Rings.

In 1969, Beard, Kenney and Rob Hoffman became the founding editors of the National Lampoon, which reached a monthly circulation of over 830,000 in 1974 (and the October issue of that year topped a million sales). One of Beard's short stories published there, "The Last Recall", was included in the 1973 Best Detective Stories of the Year.[4] During the early 1970s, Beard was also in the Army Reserve, which he hated.[5]

In 1975 the three founders cashed in on a buy-out agreement for National Lampoon; Beard got US$2.8 million and left the magazine.[5][6] After an "unhappy" attempt at screenwriting, he turned to writing humorous books.[7] Those that have reached the New York Times Best Seller list are Sailing: A Sailor's Dictionary (1981, with Roy McKie),[8] Miss Piggy's Guide to Life (1981),[9] Leslie Nielsen's Stupid Little Golf Book (1995, with Leslie Nielsen),[10] French for Cats (1992, with John Boswell),[11] and O.J.'s Legal Pad (1995, with John Boswell and Ron Barrett).[12] Other notable books include Latin for All Occasions (1990), The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook (1992, with Christopher Cerf), and What's Worrying Gus? (1995, with John Boswell).

 

 

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In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur's journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent more than 30 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's world-changing companies: PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way.


Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and creators which led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.

Today we were joined by Author Ashlee Vance .

 

Ashlee Vance is an award winning feature writer for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. Previously, he worked for The New York Times and The Economist.

Vance was born in South Africa, grew up in Texas and attended Pomona College. He has spent more than a decade covering the technology industry from San Francisco and is a noted Silicon Valley historian.

You can findout more about Ashlee Vance at:

www.ashleevance.com

ELON MUSK - Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a Fantastic Future

 

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"The most important thing is getting clarity about the big picture so you can cope with the unexpected. Maybe you’ll lose the job you thought was secure; you’ll take a financial risk that doesn’t pan out; you’ll have twins when you were only budgeting for one. In other words: Life will happen." Carl Richards

Today we were joined by the author of the new book The One Page Financial Plan, Carl Richards.

Carl Richards is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and the director of investor education for the BAM ALLIANCE, a community of over 130 independent wealth management firms throughout the United States. He is the creator of the weekly Sketch Guy column in the The New York Times, and is a columnist for Morningstar Advisor. Carl has also been featured on Marketplace Money, The Leonard Lopate Show, Oprah.com and Forbes.com. In addition, Carl has become a frequent keynote speaker at financial planning conferences and visual learning events around the world.

Through his simple sketches, Carl makes complex financial concepts easy to understand. His sketches also serve as the foundation for his first book, The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money (Portfolio/Penguin). Carl's art appeared in a solo show at the Kimball Art Center, in Park City, Utah. Other showings include The Parson's Gallery in New York, The Shultz Museum, and an exhibit at the Mansion House in London. His commissioned work is on display in businesses and educational institutions across the country. He lives with his family in Park City, Utah.

We were also joined by Suzanne Edwards from the Houston Business Journal for our monthly check in on the local Houston business news. Suzanne discussed the oil market, mergers and acquisitions and roboinvesting.

 

The One-Page Financial Plan

 

You can find out more about Carl Richards  by visiting the website at:

www.thebehaviorgap.com

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We are at about 75,000 Energy and Oil job losses nationwide since the drop in oil prices began. Here in Houston we all have friends or family members who might have been in this initial round of layoffs. The bad news in that it is not over yet. According to our guest the 2nd round of cuts will be coming shortly down the road. The good news is that there is hope. If you know someone who has been let go or is worried that they might be let go soon then please share this episode with them.

On today's show we were joined by Brian Newkirk of Search Group International and Todd Brinegar of Fikser.us. We discussed:

- When are the next round of cuts coming

- Mergers and Acquisistions

- The partnership of SGI and FIKSER working to get Houstonians back to work in similar fields or new jobs

- What to do if you have been laid off

-The biggest mistakes made by those looking for work

and much more....

 

 

 

You can find out more about Brian Newkirk by visiting his website at:

www.searchgroupintl.com

 

Or Todd Brinegar at:

www.fikserus.com

 

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Tune in Tomorrow Morning at 10 AM to hear me on Business Newsmakers Radio W/ Lou Garino 1110 KTEK AM Wall Street Journal Radio. We will be talking about Houston Money Week and much more.

http://www.businessnewsmakersradio.com/

 

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I was on KPFT News yesterday doing a short spot on Getting Your Finances Straight for the New Year. If you missed it you can click on the link below to check it out.

 

KPFT News

 

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Listen in tommorow on KPFT 90.1 FM during the 4 o'clock news. I will be interviewed about the Money Matters show, give a year end wrap up and a sneak peak of the exciting changes we have planned for 2015.

 

12/23/2014 @ 4:00 PM

 

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Here is your 2014 year end checklist. As you'll see, it's quick and should take about 3 minutes to complete.

The checklist covers events, milestones, taxes, investments, medical accounts, and retirement plans- areas that often need attention at the end of the year. 

I strongly encourage you to complete this checklist as soon as possible. If you see areas that need attention, we should address them right away. 

If you have a friend or family member who could benefit from this year-end checklist, please let me know and i'll be happy to send them one as well with no obligation. If you have any questions, feel free to message me or give me a call.

Best Wishes,

 

Christopher Hensley 

 

Click Here:

2014 End of the Year Financial Planning Checklist

 

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Well I guess Reliant picked trick for us since one of its trucks accidentally knocked out the power at KPFT this morning. FM was able to still go on with a generator but HD3 transmitter was offline. Futurist and author Dr. George Schofield was nice enough to reschedule for the 14th of November. We will be back on the air next week as usual. 

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On November 4th citizens in Alaska, Florida, Oregon and Washington will cast ballots on marijuana initiatives. Other states are likely to consider legalization in upcoming elections. Just how much money is at stake?

We were joined today by managing partner of MedMen, Adam Bierman. We discussed the financial implications of states that have either medical dispensaries or legalized marijuana.

Adam Bierman has become an industry leader featured on CNBC, Huffington Post, LA Times and more. He has applied his knowledge of the medical marijuana industry to build the MedMen, which is the first and leading full-service consulting and management firm of its kind, providing opportunities for marijuana business operators.  

 

To find out more about Adam visit his website at:

www.MedMen.com

 
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson recovers a crucially important—yet almost always overlooked—chapter of George Washington’s life, revealing how Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first president.

After leading the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, George Washington shocked the world: he retired. In December 1783, General Washington, the most powerful man in the country, stepped down as Commander in Chief and returned to private life at Mount Vernon. Yet as Washington contentedly grew his estate, the fledgling American experiment floundered. Under the Articles of Confederation, the weak central government was unable to raise revenue to pay its debts or reach a consensus on national policy. The states bickered and grew apart. When a Constitutional Convention was established to address these problems, its chances of success were slim. Jefferson, Madison, and the other Founding Fathers realized that only one man could unite the fractious states: George Washington. Reluctant, but duty-bound, Washington rode to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to preside over the Convention.

Although Washington is often overlooked in most accounts of the period, this masterful new history from Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward J. Larson brilliantly uncovers Washington’s vital role in shaping the Convention—and shows how it was only with Washington’s support and his willingness to serve as President that the states were brought together and ratified the Constitution, thereby saving the country.

On todays show we were joined by Pulitzer Prize winning author Ed Larson. We discussed his newest book The Return of George Washington.   

To find out more about his book visit:

The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789

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Swords to ploughshares is a concept in which military weapons or technologies are converted for peaceful civilian applications.

The ploughshare is often used to symbolize creative tools that benefit mankind, as opposed to destructive tools of war, symbolized by the sword, a similar sharp metal tool with an arguably opposite use. --Wikipedia

On todays show we discussed using drone technology for peaceful, civillian applications. Specifically we looked at improving agriculture and energy by using visual analytics. We were joined by Dr. Marcelo Sant'Anna Data Scientist and engineer behind the company Powerdrones Inc.

To learn more about Dr. Sant'Anna or PowerDrones Inc. you can visit there website at:

www.powerdrones.com

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In Lean In for Graduates Sheryl Sandberg updates her 1.6 million-copy book Lean In, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list and remains on the list a year later. This new edition offers essential advice for graduates entering a competitive job market. Sandberg acknowledges the uncertainty and fear many students experience once they leave school and begin their hunt for full-time employment. "Theres no Question the world moves faster today," Sandberg writes , "or that you are entering a struggling economy." In light of this, Sandberg has created a handboook for those entering the job market to help them succeed.

In Lean in for Graduates, a team of experts joins Sandberg to offer advice to graduates.

Our guest today, was compensation expert and author of the negotiation chapter in Sheryl Sandberg's bestselling book Lean in for Graduates, Kim Keating.

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

www.keatingadvisors.com

or

www.leaniin.org

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Today we discussed the merits of waking up early with Andy Traub author of The Early To Rise Experience- Learn To Rise Early in 30 Days

I hate getting up early


I love being up early. If you're willing to take one minute a day to change your life then you can become an early riser. I wrote this book because as a father of three kids under five I needed time to work on myself and my business without neglecting my family. I found that time in the morning and it has changed my life forever. 

 

You can find out more visit :

 

www.earlytorisebook.com

Or to view his book click below:

 

The Early to Rise Experience - Learn To Rise Early In 30 Days

 

 

 

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Is Your Body Language Keeping You Broke?

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

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

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

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

 
 
We were joined on Friday morning with author Sharon Sayler to discuss her newest book :
 
 
 
 

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On todays show we discuss the financial issues surrounding death. We were joined by author Karen Jones

 

Down deep, do any of us really expect to die? We push it away.

After all, the Road Runner always escaped the Coyote. Moose and Squirrel

survived countless plots by Boris and Natasha. It was Ensign What’s-His-

Name in the red shirt who got eaten by the salt vampire, not Captain Kirk.

So clearly, we’re immortal … until we aren’t anymore.

Author Karen Jones hasn’t died yet … but this hasn’t stopped

her from exploring every aspect of one of today’s most taboo subjects.

Humorous, insightful and completely practical, her new book Death for

Beginners: Your No-Nonsense, Money-Saving Guide to Planning for

the Inevitable helps readers quickly accomplish the difficult but necessary

task of planning for death. Breathe deeply and remain serene.

To Find out more about Karen you can vist her at:

 

WWW.deathforbeginners.com

 

 

or to purchase her book you can visit:

 

Death For Beginners : Your No-Nonsense, Money-Saving Guide to Planning for the Inevitable

 

 





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Today we will kicking of the first SOFA talk of 2014. This talk is hosted by the Houston Metropolitian Federal Credit Union and is open to the general public. If you work down town you can come on over from 12 to 1. HMFCU will be providing a FREE lunch to the first 50 who attend.

You can come visit us from 12-1 today @ 611 Walker.

 

Taking Control of Your Cash - Eliminating Debt

ü Tips on how to stop living paycheck to paycheck

ü Answer questions about your financial future



ü Useful information to aide in eliminating debt

 

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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.


Today we were joined by Jeffrey Bennett and discussed 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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Please join us tomorrow at 10 am to help decode and answer those lingering questions you still have about the Affordable Care Act. Nothing in America is required by law for you to own. The Affordable Care act changes that statement on January 1st, 2014. You will be required by law to own health insurance on January 1st, 2014. If you cannont afford health insurance you will be subsidized. If you do not own health insurance you will be penalized. If you have questions or need help i am available.

We will be joined by Lisa Zamosky, WebMD’s Health Reform Expert to assist us in answering questions about the new changes taking place on October 1st (Open Enrollment).

·         Author of Healthcare, Insurance, and You

·         Consumer Health Columnist for the Los Angeles Times

·         Previously worked with one of the largest managed care organizations in the country where she developed benefit plans for Fortune 500 companies and state governments.

 

Learn more about her book here:

Healthcare, Insurance, and You: The Savvy Consumer Paperback Edition

Healthcare, Insurance, and You: The Savvy Consumer Kindle Edition





You can visit WebMD for personalized, credible information to help prepare for future health insurance decisions at www.webmd.com/MyHealthcare.com . You can also follow Lisa’s WebMD blog at http://blogs.webmd.com/health-reform-101/.

 

Comprehensive List of Health Insurance Resources  Click Here Now

 

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For ages, money has meant little metal disks and rectangular slips of paper. Yet the usefulness of physical money—to say nothing of its value—is coming under fire as never before. Intrigued by the distinct possibility that cash will soon disappear, author and Wired contributing editor David Wolman sets out to investigate the future of money…and how it will affect your wallet.

Our guest today was David Wolman, Author of The End of Money. David Wolman is a contributing editor at Wired and the author, most recently, of The End of Money. He has also written for such publications as the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Wall Street JournalTime, Nature, and Outside.

 



To find out more about David visit him at:

http://www.david-wolman.com/

 

 

Here is a link to his newest book:

 


The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers--and the Coming Cashless Society

 

And the Kindle version:

 

The End of Money

 

 

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Tune in tomorrow morning at 10:00 am on KPFT.org, HD3 link for Money Matters.  Have you ever heard a CEO or Public Relations person from a company speak to the press and then thought "what the hell is this guy talking about?"  During the first part of the show we will be continuing our discussion of Corporate Responsibility and Accountability.

After the break we will be joined by Author and CEO L.J. Rittenhouse (www.rittenhouserankings.com) L.J. Rittenhouse is a trust and valuation expert, as well as a financial strategist and innovation coach to FORTUNE 500 and small cap companies. She is founder, CEO and President of Rittenhouse Rankings, Inc.

L.J. has written the following books:

Investing Between the Lines: How to Make Smarter Decisions By Decoding CEO Communications

Do Business with People You Can Trust: Balancing Profits and Principles - Fifth Anniversary Edition

Buffett's Bites : The Essential Investor's Guide to Warren Buffett's Shareholder Letters

 

We will discuss how to cut through the FOG of corporate double speak. We will also discuss how companies can benefit from being transparent and truthful. 

 

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I will be hosting the Open Journal show tommorow from 9:30 am to 10:00 am on KPFT 90.1 FM. We will be promoting the Money Matters show that comes on every Friday morning at 10 am on the HD3 digital streaming page found here:

www.kpft.org

 

We will be joined live in the studio by Jessica Bolanos and Nelson Vanegas, founders of Goodspero. They will be filming our conversation to be part of an upcoming film documenting their efforts towards the largest educational crowdfunding ever. To learn more about there cause visit the website at:

www.goodspero.com

or to learn more about the current crowdfunding and film project visit:

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

 

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Listen in tomorrow at 10:00 am to hear us discuss Corporate Social Responsibility and what a company can do to help people, The planet and still earn a profit (Triple Bottom Line).

We will also be joined by bank whistleblower and freelance writer Brian Penny. A former project manager and analyst at Countrywide Home Loans and Bank of America. Penny worked with Anonymous to leak confidential BofA emails to the media and public in an event called Black Monday.  The event launched Operation Empire State Rebellion, earning him the support of whistleblowers and Anons worldwide.

Throughout 2011, Penny and Anonymous helped organize and support the US Day of Rage protests, evolving into Occupy Wall Street and ultimately the Occupy Movement.

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Have you ever wondered what it is that drives us to make irrational choices when it comes to money. On todays episode we talk with Dr. Margaret J. King from the think tank The Center for Cultural Studies and Analysis. We discuss Financial Behaviorism and Neuro- Economics. I also share with you some of the process that I use in my financial planning practice when helping my clients put together a financial plan. You won't want to miss this episode.

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On this episode we have live coverage of the 2013 Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues. Coverage includes interviews with HR Houston President Tracy Frazier and Executive Director Barbara Lane. We also interviewed attendees as well. Listen in to get a behind the scenes look at what goes into putting this event together. This show was recorded in KPFT Houston studios on June 14th, 2013

To find out more about HR Houston go to www.hrhouston.org

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On this show we covered Adult Learning & Humor. Our guest for this show was improvisational comedian and professional speaker Steph Dewaegeneer. Listen in to learn how add humor to adult learning and how to keep training fun.

Show was recorded live on June 7th at KPFT Houston studios

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