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

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

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

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

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

To learn more about Ken LaRoe visit:

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

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

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

To learn more about Tiffany Couch visit:

http://www.acuityforensics.com/

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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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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The way you dress instantly communicates leadership qualities of trust, value, and authority while still being relevant and modern. Choosing clothes to support your success can be accomplished both pragmatically AND with style.

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

To learn more about Marilynn Barber visit:

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

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

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

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

To learn more about Houston Money Week visit:

www.houstonmoneyweek.org 

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:

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

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

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

http://www.fa-mag.com/news/on-it-s-80th-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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


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

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

To learn more about Andrew Faas visit:

www.andrewfaas.com 

Personal Finance Cheat Sheet Article:

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

Financial Advisor Magazine Articles:

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

http://www.fa-mag.com/news/on-it-s-80th-anniversaryadvisors-consider-social-security-s-impactfuture-22784.html?section=3

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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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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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