|Ann Margaret Carrozza - Attorney, Elder Law and Estate Planning|
Trust is a huge issue when considering an Advanced Directive in the event of illness or incapacitation, according to Ann Carrozza, elder law and estate planning attorney. Included in the directive are such items as a Health Care Proxy, Living Will and, most important on the financial side, a Power of Attorney. Carrozza has a complimentary Check List on her website. She offers more information on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Aging, Family, Finance, Legal Matters
|Susan Ingram - Eldercare Mediator|
With people living to much riper old ages, families face many issues that were not previously in existence. These issues can incur huge costs in emotional currency, causing family disputes and fissions. Fortunately, there is help with making decisions about health care, housing, care giving, financial decisions and that touchy subject: when to take the car keys. Susan Ingram, one of a network of Eldercare Mediators available throughout the U.S., discusses her mediation methods with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Family, Aging
|Dr. Eric J. Dammann - Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst|
Is talking about money within your family off-limits? But when money is not talked about within the family, conflict is created within siblings and lasting, hurt feelings are created among heirs. Dr. Eric Dammann, psychoanalyst talks about them on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. He says an estate is more than a total of assets. It's a proxy for love, power, control and other emotions. He advises a practical approach to an emotional issue. Responsible parents talk abut awkward subjects (think "birds and bees"). The same holds true for your estate.
Themes: Communicating, Finance, Family, Legal Matters
|Anthony F. Porto - M.D., Director, Fit Kids, New York Hospital Queens|
Stop telling yourself it's Baby Fat. Your overweight child is a problem for your whole family. Overweight children are at risk for diabetes and heart disease. The social stigma of an overweight youngster damages ego and often results in academic failure. The best weapon against childhood obesity is the family. But there's help. Dr. Anthony Porto, director of FITKIDS, talks about consulting families on nutrition and excercise classes for children on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Kids, Health, Nutrition, Obesity, Family
|Kiki Schaffer - Director, Parenting, Family, Early Childhood Center, 14th Street Y|
You may believe parenting comes naturally. But a little instruction and parent camaraderie can't hurt. Parenting has changed. It's full of more anxiety, fear of internal worries and lasts much longer. Kiki Schaffer teaches parenting and shares current problems and solutions with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Kids, Family
|Nicola Marzovilla - Restaurateur, I Trulli|
Eating dinner as a family is high on the priority list for Nicola Marzovilla, owner of I Trulli Restaurant. And equally high on the list is kids eating the same food as that prepared for adults. No eating overcooked noodles or chicken fingers for the kids at his restaurant. He describes different pastas by their shapes. Funny when he tries to introduce his young patrons to varied foods -- it's the parents who balk. In his restaurant, food isn't dumbed-down. Learn his healthy philosophy as he talks with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Dining, Family, Kids
|"Ruth McBride Jordan, A Remarkable Mother"|
Ruth McBride Jordan died in the early days of January. Her name may not ring a bell, but her son's book, A BLACK MAN'S TRIBUTE TO HIS WHITE MOTHER, was on the NEW YORK TIMES best seller list for 100 weeks....
Themes: Inspirational, Family, Kids, Quality of Life, Education
|"Teen Takes Family Conflict to Facebook"|
Tess, a 15 year old when grounded for drinking and missing her curfew by an hour, took to Facebook to complain. She organized an advocacy group of over 1,000 teens to protest her punishment....
Themes: Communicating, Kids, Family, Networking
|"Is anybody paying attention anymore?"|
Is anybody paying attention anymore? At a recent family gathering, the teens were "I'ming", the baby boomers were texting and the senior citizens were tweeting....
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.
Ms. West, a former educator, is president of Westco, her own privately held company. Westco designs and manufactures fixtures for such blue chip companies as Disney, Universal Studios, the NBC Experience Store and many others. Business people, authors and journalists, educators, politicians and actors will be interviewed in 15-minute segments with civility and dignity. "I don't care what your politics are, if you have a point of view and have a story to tell that is timely, you'll get a chance to freely air your opinion," says the attractive New Yorker.
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