MONEY MATTERS with Christopher Hensley

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.



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Protecting Your Family With Long Term Care Insurance




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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 1:23pm PDT

Today we discussed Storytelling, Family History and Making a Legacy Video. We were joined by Stephani Twyford Owner of Legacy Multimedia.


We hear adages such as time is fleeting, life is short, and there’s no time like the present. When it comes to documenting the personal history of yourself or a loved one, these old adages couldn’t have more significance.


Stefani Twyford, Founder & President, has more than 14 years experience designing, developing, and implementing award-winning digital media solutions for families, organizations and companies. Prior to starting Legacy Multimedia, she was president of a successful Houston-based web design, e-commerce and marketing firm.

With degrees in design, psychology, and social work, Twyford is also creating a lasting legacy for digital media professionals by presenting and sharing her expertise with various related organizations. Twyford excels at helping people craft their stories and share their memories. Through her commitment to high-quality work and customer service, and a gift for putting people at ease, she creates award-winning video biographies and personal history legacies. Her firm commitment to the arts, to the technology community, and to women in business has helped many others and served as inspiration for the next generation of talented professionals.


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Category:Estate Planning -- posted at: 3:35pm PDT

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.

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Category:Financial Literacy -- posted at: 11:43am PDT