|Dr. Mark Banschick - MD, Psychiatrist; Author, THE INTELLIGENT DIVORCE|
Most important rule during a divorce, according to Dr. Mark Banschick, is take a deep breath, realize that life isn't fair, but you're going to have a life ahead and protect the innocence of your children. Author of THE INTELLIGENT DIVORCE, Banschick advises parents considering divorce to keep animosity behind closed doors observing inter-generational boundaries. More good advice from Banschick is available on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Families, Kids, Relationships
|George Orefici - Financial Adviser, MetLife|
Some 20 million families in the U.S. have a dependent with special needs. But only 10 percent have made plans for their care in the event the primary caregiver dies or is no longer able to function. George Orefici, special needs financial planner for MetLife's Division of Estate Planning, stresses that families cannot start planning too early. "The sooner you start, the more choices you have later on". MetLife provides workshops to inform families of benefits that may be available to them from Social Security, Medicaid and even food stamps and insurance options. "You don't just plan once," says Orefici. Laws change, family dynamics change. There's a lot to consider if something happens to a caregiver as discussed on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Special Needs, Estate Planning, Families
|Robert Schulman / Nancy Schulman - Co-Founders, Of Home, Family and Future|
The Schulmans -- Nancy, retired social worker, and Robert, retired financier -- have made a place for themselves helping women and children who were victims of domestic abuse. Their help is immediate: housing, friendships, childcare, tuition, counseling -- not one dollar for administrative costs and not one penny of government money. They have now transferred this unique brand of grants and mentoring to kids in foster care, of which no more than 2 percent complete college. They are using their incentive based program to change that dismal statistic. Judith West discusses their inspiring story with them on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Families, Mentoring, Philanthropy, Kids, Education
More about "Getting Your Money's Worth"
As the title of the show, "Getting your Money's Worth" implies, the show concerns itself with gaining value as a consumer of education, health services or, indeed, as a tax payer. Everyday consumer spending will be included. The dialogue may not present solutions, but certainly will present alternatives in an entertaining and colorful way with experts in their respective fields.
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