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James Adams - Author, WAFFLE STREET, The Confession and Rehabilitation of a Financier
From hedge fund manager to fast food employee, James Adams has a fascinating story. Burnt out by the Wall Street debacle and suffering a job loss, Adams needed a complete change. He couldn't get hired by McDonald's, but Waffle House, a southern chain, gave him an opportunity to clear his head and learn that "there's no such thing as a free lunch." Working with people who had fewer opportunities in life confirmed his belief in the Golden Rule. He gives advice to the unemployed on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Life Choice, Finance, Inspiration
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
Elana Katz - Director, Family and Divorce Mediation Program, Ackerman Institute for the Family
"Divorce mediation can save 5 to 10 percent of the cost of litigation", relates Elana Katz, director, Family and Divorce Mediation Program, Ackerman Institute. She serves as a coach helping couples make decisions ultimately resulting in a settlement agreement. In this process, individuals agree not to go to court and to solve problems in a less adversarial way. Mediation not only saves money, but also time, usually taking a matter of months as opposed to an adversarial court environment where settlement can take years. Katz provides more information on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Legal Matters, Divorce, Mentoring, Finance
Joelle Saad-Lessler - Ph.D., Statistician, Bernard Schwartz Center for Economic Policy, The New School for Social Research
Two ingredients are needed for a healthy economy: consumers buying and businesses creating jobs. "Even though there's a gridlock in Washington, you have to believe that everyone is concerned about what's best for the country," says Joelle Saad-Lessler. She asserts that Social Security is a tremendously successful program. Before Social Security, being old was synonymous with being destitute. Get some practical advice to plan for your future on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance, Retirement, Money Tips
A little planning can go a long way in making your garage/stoop sale profitable. Ava Seavey, author, AVA'S GUIDE TO GARAGE SALE GOLD, uses her former techniques in advertising and marketing skills for flea markets. Does the mania for on-line buying on such sites as E-Bay diminish the attraction of garage sales? Seavey finds these sites enhance the passion for flea markets and people enjoy the human interaction. She suggests sellers can make more on items in person and receive cash quicker. Some tips: "wear your cash" using an apron like holder for your money; presentation is important--a piece of jewelry looks better on a piece of black velvet rather than lying on a table. Seavey shares much more with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Entrepreneurs, Finance, Business
Irene Norton - CLU, ChFC, CLTC, American Business Inc.
If you think you pay for life insurance and your beneficiaries will receive the amount you signed up for, think again. Interest rates can affect the final payout. That's why it's important, according to Irene Norton, independent consultant, to review your insurance portfolio on a regular basis. Things change. Life insurance is a good investment for three reasons: there is no volatility; it currently earns a decent interest rate; and cash accumulates on a tax deferred basis. An independent consultant like Norton is not biased toward any particular insurance company so can shop around for the best deal for clients. Learn more on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Insurance, Finance
Bill McGee - Consultant/Travel Editor, Consumers Union
Flying is not as much fun as it used to be and a lot more expensive. Fees are tacked on to every amenity: checked bags, refreshments, even blankets and pillows. Bill McGee, Consultant with the Consumers Union and consumer advocate on the U.S. Department of Transportation's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee, talks about the reduced capacity of flights, the high price of gasoline and other issues confronting consumers. The most serious issue is safety. Airlines outsource maintenance, not always in the U.S., inhibiting the Federal Aviation Administration's on-site inspections. Get more tips for flyers on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Travel, Consumer, Finance
Michael Baston - Vice-President, Student Affairs, LaGuardia Community College
When you sign on the dotted line for that student loan, you could very well be signing away your future, according to Michael Baston, vice-president, Student Affairs, LaGuardia Community College. Some students are graduating college with $100,000 debt which can impact on their ability to buy a home or even a car. Community colleges with nominal costs where you can get a two-year degree, basic requirements and be better prepared to enter a four year program are an excellent alternative for students. Many two-year programs prepare students for immediate careers such as nursing, paralegal and criminal justice employment. "We are the stepping stone, providing a solid foundation to get students from where they are to where they want to be," asserts Baston. LaGuardia has 50,000 students from 150 countries with 100 different languages. "We're the world's community college," says Baston. See if a community college is for you on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Higher Education, Finance, Careers
Pravina Raghavan - Director, New York District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration
The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 put $12 billion more capital in the hands of entrepreneurs and small business owners. How do you cash in on this lending support? Contact the Small Business Administration. They exist to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses. The SBA is also important if you think you want to become an entrepreneur and can help you decide whether it's right for you. As to access to more capital, the SBA will help you navigate through the bank and guarantee your loan if feasible. Unemployment is high and small business is the backbone of employment. "There are tax credits available, some for rehiring, some for health care costs, " reports Pravina Raghavan, director of the U.S. SBA New York district office. She advises: "Visit the website www.SBA.gov, enter your zip code and identify your local SBA office, make an appointment and take all your records." Learn more about how the SBA operates from Raghavan on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Finance
Larry Swedroe - Principal, Director of Research, Buckingham Asset Management, LLC
"When you have enough, stop playing the game -- don't try to get more," advises financial guru Larry Swedroe. Principal and director of research, Buckingham Asset Management, Swedroe says 401K is not a financial plan. A plan lays out your ability, your willingness and need to take risks to define your financial goal. Best advice: start young, devise a plan and be diversified in your investments. "A good advisor keeps you disciplined." His advice for older folks who haven't planned for retirement or lost their savings? Worst thing is to do nothing. Create a new plan and don't convert desires into needs. Important things in life are either free or cheap. Swedroe gives more tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance, Retirement, Money Tips
Linda Kundell - Spokesperson, US Travel Insurance Association
Wonder whether you should purchase travel insurance when taking a trip? Linda Kundell, spokesperson for the US Travel Insurance Association, makes a good case for the industry with Judtih West on Getting Your Money's Worth. For instance, did you know that under an umbrella policy you can be covered for financial, medical and delayed trips? Financial coverage gets you refunds if you have to cancel your trip. Medical coverage is granted for injuries or illnesses you may sufer during your trip and reimbursement for delays can cover hotels, meals and assist with rearranging your travel schedule. Insurance can range between 4 to 8 percent of your ticket cost.
Themes: Insurance, Finance, Travel
Jorge Silva Puras - Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration, New York
In today's economy, no industry reaches the importance of small businesses, the backbone of our economy. Jorge Silva Puras, regional administrator, the Small Business Administration of New York, discusses his services with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. Under his direction, the SBA actively works with banks to provide SBA loans. SBA loans are valuable, (1) providing lower interest rates; (2) offering guidance and counseling for the small business man; and (3) helping to ensure that over 25 percent of federally controlled dollars go to small businesses.
Themes: Small Business, Finance, Entrepreneurs, Service Agencies
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
Robert C. Intelisano - CLU, CSA, LUCF, Intelisano & Associates, Inc.
The world of insurance is changing. What should you know about long-term insurance? Don't assume the life insurance policy you purchased years ago as protection for your family still pays off as promised ten to fifteen years ago. For a bird's-eye view of what and where to look, listen to Rob Intelisano discuss the problem and solutions on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Insurance, Finance
Harry Dannenberg - Chairman, New York City Chapter, SCORE
Thinking of starting your own business? How much do you know about your business model? How is your cash flow? What about your location? Have you insured yourself properly? For answers to these and other pertinent topics, contact SCORE, NYC, counselors to New York's small businesses. Harry Dannenberg, SCORE chairman, discusses how to contact and what to expect with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Volunteerism, Finance
Fabianne B. Wolff Gershon - Director, Thypin Oltchick Institute of Women's Entreprenurship@FEGS
The Thypin Oltchick Institute of Women's Entrepreneurship is a one stop shopping for consultation and referral for small business women. Fabianne B. Wolff Gershon, director, provides a hands-on, reliable service for answering: "Is starting my own business right for me?" "How do I finance my entrepreneur venture?" Ms. Gershon provides information about her organization on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Women Entrepreneurs, Small Business, Finance
Dalton Conley - Senior Vice Provost, Dean for the Social Sciences
At a time of high unemployment, sales of luxury goods are rising. On the other side of the coin, Americans are doing more -- more gardening, more cooking at home, more camping. More experiencing, less shopping. What do these polar opposites mean? Dalton Conley, Dean of Social Sciences at New York University, speaks with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth about his research focusing on what determines economic opportunity across generations.
Themes: Economy, Finance
Nancy Anderson - Think Tank Director, Financial Finesse
Your benefits package from your employer is worth a lot. But it's possible you are not Getting your full Money's Worth. Nancy Anderson, director of the Think Tank for Financial Finesse breaks down your health and retirement benefits to help you understand how to use them fully. It's "money in your pocket" to see her on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance
Kal Chany - Founder/President, Campus Consultants; Author, PAYING FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE
If paying for college wasn't bad enough, you're now planning for it or doing it in the midst of a watered down economy. Need help? Kal Chany on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West gives some tips on easing the burden. His latest edition of PAYING FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE just came out. He reminds everyone that financial aid goes to the savviest applicants, not necessarily the neediest.
Themes: Finance, Higher Education, Money Tips
Women control 60 percent of U.S. wealth -- so says reasearch. The verb "CONTROL" infers thoughtful decision-making, informed analysis, sound budgeting, diligent record-keeping. Yet women -- as a group -- are woefully inadequate in these areas. As a group, women are far more versed in calorie counting, weight watching, wardrobe management and so forth. Susan Hirschman has an answer to this in her financial guide: DOES THIS MAKE MY ASSETS LOOK FAT? She discusses tools for empowering women with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Finance, Women, Investing
Frank Pallotta - Executive Vice-President/Managing Partner, Loan Value Group LLC
Where does responsibility of homeowner collide with bad lending practices of banks? What options are open to homeowners? Is a strategic default acceptable morally? Frank Pallota discusses these questions and explains a private label Responsible Homeowner Reward Program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Housing, Real Estate, Finance
Sherief Meleis - Managing Director, Novantas
Sherief Meleis talks about focus while consulting with banks. He leads his firm's (Novantas) Retail Banking practice. Meleis walks a narrow line advising his clients on how to increase and retain revenue while at the same time emphasizing superior service -- treating banks' clients with respect and generating value. They stress to their clients -- traditional banks -- the importance of integrity. He discusses the particulars with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Finance, Customer Service
Alexa Von Tobel - Founder/CEO, LearnVest
Alexa Von Tobel graduated Magna Cum Laude at Harvard College and didn't know how to use credit properly. She realized she wasn't alone in never having taken a single class in personal finance. So, though having already enrolled in Harvard Business School, she took a leave of absence in order to launch LearnVest, a personal financial site for women. Women are lacking in financial skills necessary to achieve independency. Yet, they account for 80 percent of all spending. We're not talking on Getting Your Money's Worth about whether to go to Starbucks. You'll hear about college loans, how to plan for a wedding, as well as retirement, kids -- every stage of life, on GYMW with Judith West.
Themes: Finance, Investing, Women
Juan Maldonado - Sr. Financial Coach, The Financial Clinic, New York, NY
Juan Maldonado has been called the "Common Man's" Charles Schwab. He works at The Financial Clinic, wearing a Wall Street Banker's outfit of dark suit, white shirt and classic tie. And, no wonder. He formerly worked on Wall Street. Now he's the last stop on the F subway in Queens, NY, next door to a Used Car Lot. And he's helping people renegotiating interest on a J.C. Penny bill or avoiding selling a last family inheritance to a Pawn Shop. Importantly, he teaches people, despite their lifetime of debt, to save. Maldonado, himself, learned the hard way, growing up relying on Welfare and food stamps. He recounts his story to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Finance, Money Tips, Second Chance
Sanyika Calloway Boyce - Financial Fitness Coach
What is a Financial Fitness Coach? Sanyika Calloway Boyce outlines basic financial principles for managing your money on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. It's really Financial Literacy 101 for establishing a sound financial foundation. Interest rates, late fees, retirement accounts, finance charges -- can all be managed. It's never too late to start a new financial life!
Themes: Finance, Retirement, Money Tips
Raymond D. Loewe - CLU, ChFc; Founder, College Money
If you're worried about paying for college, listen to Raymond Loewe on Getting Your Money with Judith West. College lending has changed. Credit checks are much more stringent and college earning accounts are down. Making matters worse, college endowment account are down, thus less financial aid. But Loewe tells us that just about any student -- regardless of status -- can get aid. And, by the way, if your students don't need financial aid, encourage them to apply to stretch schools.
Themes: Higher Education, Finance
We women often fail to believe in ourselves. We do have an edge. We are better at interpersonal relations. We're great at teamplay. We cooperate to get a complicated problem fixed. We're planners and we focus on the big picture; not to exclude more intuitive and empathetic. In this very social workplace where many men and women are today, all these skills are a distinct advantage. How to use them? Listen to Catherine Kaputa on Getting Your Money's worth with Judith West.
Themes: Women Entrepreneurs, Business, Finance
Chuck Stewart - Ph.D., Author, BANKRUPT YOUR STUDENT LOANS
Negotiating debt is tough. But toughest if you are in student loan debt. Student debt robs the economy. In today's poor economy, students are taking on more personal debt than they probably should. Further adding to the delimma is the fact that college costs have risen at an annual rate of 5 percent above inflation for the last decade. College grads have such a mountain of debt when they graduate that, even when they find a job, their consumer spending is diminished. Chuck Stewart has some advice to lend on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance, Education, Money Tips, Recession
Frazer Rice - Vice President, Wilmington Trust FSB
Listen to Frazer Rice, a banker, talk about banking. You'll hear about old-fashioned concepts, like "service, consulting, how much debt and when". This banker talks about appropriate product selection for your current financial status. How to retire? Learn more on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance
Doug Turetsky - Communications Director, Independent Budget Office
Are we on a rebound? Is the recession over? How fast or slow is the recovery? For every one "informed" opinion, there are two conflicting. Doug Turetsky's organization -- Independent Budget Office -- collects data re employment, tax revenue and others. This data is then forwarded to the Mayor's office for Budget Planning. Hear numbers you can trust from Turetsky on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Recession, Finance, Government
Donald H. Young - Author, YOU CAN DO IT
Young, former chairman of Invesco Global products, talks plain and honestly with Judith West about financial security. This is a conversation laying out a step-by-step approach to financial security. You know you could be doing a better job but you're probably frustrated and confused. After all, you wouldn't drive from New York to Florida without a navigation or a road map. So why live your life without a financial plan? Get tips from Don on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judth West.
Themes: Finance, Retirement, Money Tips, Aging
Cassandra Toroian - Founder, Bell Rock Capital; Author, DON'T BUY THE BULL
Best thing to do, stay invested, stay the course. Now is time to buy low and hold for ten, fifteen, twenty years. If you don't know what stocks to buy, buy an index fund. Sound good? Cassandra Toroian in her book says, "No". In fact, she summarized her investment philosophy in her book: DON'T BUY THE BULL. She makes a personal case for dispelling money-myths in this new economy on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance, Investing, Money Tips
Dennis Armbruster - Managing Partner, LoyaltyOne Consulting
On Getting Your Money's Worth, I asked Dennis Armbruster how to retreive customer loyalty in these hard times. Armbruster replied, "When fighting for the consumer dollar, loyalty is more valuable than ever. At the heart of all marketing, is the goal of connecting to a HUMAN BEING. Now, more than ever, best practices, approach for business, discounts -- not only for new customers -- but for loyal ones, count more than ever. After spending tortuous time, trying to reach Bloomingdale's regarding payment on my credit account, all I could think about was canceling my "Insider Priority" Charge Card. Learn more from Arbruster on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance
Ira Stoll - Editor/Founder, The Future of Capitalism; Author, SAMUEL ADAMS: A LIFE
If you're worried about the survival of capitalism in America, you should be, according to Ira Stoll, founder and editor of the website "Future of Capitalism". Stoll, former managing editor of the NEW YORK SUN, asks: "Without capitalism, where is the job creation, the ininovation. He worries about deficits as "far as the eye can see". Stoll quotes the CEO of Pepsi Company: "Maybe greed is not so bad." Hear this discussion with Stoll on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance
Robert  D. Manning - Ph.D.; Author, CREDIT CARD NATION
When you hear "paper or plastic"? Do you think method of payment or shopping bag? If you're like the crowd, it's method of payment. The average American family has monthly debt of $15,000. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have a credit card with an average debt of $4,000. And given today's tough economy, employers consider credit score above GPA in evaluating job applicants. Dr. Robert Manning cautions against the marketing buzz. Get his advice on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance, Consumer
Donna Vallario - Principal, blue Circle Marketing
Why is on-line shopping popular? What are the advantages? Is it safe? What about quality of merchandise? Hear the discussion with Donna Vallario, who designs websites for leading retailers, talking with Judith West, host, Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Finance, Consumer
Laura H. Mattia - MBA, CFP®, Wealth Management Principal, Baron Financial Group
Financial Planning is no longer a "when I get around to it" plan. All of us have gotten a rude awakening in this past year. Now you ask yourself: "How much to save? How much credit card debt? At what age can I retire?" For answers to these questions and more, visit the Money Bus with Laura Mattia and Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Finance
Nell Merlino - Author, STEPPING OUT OF LINE
Nell Merlino, author, STEPPING OUT OF LINE, has a message for women: you have to step out of line -- stop waiting for the world to change -- and live the lilfe you want. Stepping out of line means you are taking responsibility for yourself. Merlino, creator of "Take Your Daughter to Work Day", got the motivation for her book while standing in line for the Women's bathroom. Her views make for interesting discussion with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Women Entrepreneurs, Working Women, Finance
Leena Akhtar - Exhibits and Archive Director, Museum of American Finance
You may think you've heard all you need to about the credit crisis. Well, we're not out of the woods yet and the Museum of American Finance located on Wall Street has an exhibit tracking the crisis progression. If you still don't understand credit default or deviation, pay a visit. But first, listen to Leena Akhatar. exhibits director, bring the current economic turmoil to life with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Finance
Curtis Hill - Author, POOR NO MORE
You can control your finances. Just like you may detox your body for health, so you can detox your mind to rid financial actions that are harmful. Take the first step to improving your financial well-being by watching Curtis Hill discuss steps for POOR NO MORE with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. Money management is within reach.
Themes: Finance
James Taylor / Cara S. David - Ph.D., Vice-Chairman, Harrison Group, Inc. / Sr. Vice-President, Corporate Marketing & Integrated Media, AMEX Publishing Corp.
How are the rich holding up in the recession? Well, for starters: 53 percent (more than half) are worried that they could run out of money. Cara David of AMEX Publishing and Dr. James Taylor of he Harrison Group fill in Judith West on Gettting Your Money's Worth with more surveyed results. Is luxury dead? Are folks still eating out? What about name brands? Get some answers and you'll have a few surprises about happiness and spending money.
Themes: Recession, Finance
Laura Mattia - MBA, CFP®, Wealth Management Principal, Baron Financial Group
Are you wondering, is this time different...or is it? Is the mattress safer than the bank? How can you get reliable financial planning guidance? Laura Mattia discusses investment strategy with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. "Women, pay special attention!"
Themes: Finance
Noopur Agarwal / Brian Haveri - Director of Public Affairs, MTVU / Winner, Indebted Digital Challenge
College students and their parents are worried. The increasing government and personal debt will fall heavy on your college student. Today's fiscal crisis is your inheritance. MTV's twenty-four hour college network carries a video game, "Debt Ski", intended to teach you how to control your financial future. You're playing to connect the dots between spending and saving. Get the information by watching Noopur Agarwal of MTVU and "Debt Ski" designer Brian Haveri on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance
Jonathan Clements - Director, Financial Guidance, myFi.com, Citicorp
You're living in an economic circus. Yet, you still have to pay your mortgage, pay for your kids education and save for your retirement. Jonathan Clements, former Wall Street Journal personal finance columnist, offers common sense guidance in his LITTLE BOOK OF MAIN STREET MONEY. He outlines his twenty-one Truths -- straight talk and practical to you whether you are just graduating or just retiring. Get some good tips from him on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance
James A. Boyle - President, College Parents of America
If these economic times teach anything, it's: Financial Responsibility. Who teaches it? Not banks, not government, and not schools. Who should be teaching how to make informed and responsiblie financial decisions? Parents. View James Boyle, Founder of college Parents, of America, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. It will start you on the path to empowering your teen-agers to be successful, responsible young adults.
Themes: Higher Education, Finance
Michael Woolfolk - Senior Currency Strategist, Global Markets Division, The Bank of New York Mellon
The dollar is still the asset of first choice in the world. " The U.S. wears its currency on its shirt sleeve as a badge of honor," says Michael Woolfolk, Senior Currency Strategist, Bank of America Mellon, New York. Despite pressure the dollar's pre-eminence continues. Hear Woolfolk on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Recession, Finance
David Walker - President/CEO, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Former U.S. Comptroller General
As you read this, the U.S. Treasury is spending one million dollars of taxpayers' money -- that's right -- every five seconds, one million dollars. View former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker talk about government spending: every man, woman and child has a $185,000 mortgage on his head at the present rate. The Honorable Walker says this budget mess is fixable as he talks with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Recession, Finance
John A. Prestbo - Editor and Executive Director, Dow Jones Indexes
Do you still doubt that we live in a global economy? Hear John Prestbo, director of the Dwo Jones Index, explain his recently introduced Global Dow Jones Index. This Global Dow Jones tracks countries from all around the world in all industries. Two years ago, Prestbo was thinking about retirement. Listen to him now as he discusses retirement in a declining economy on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Retirement, Finance
Alyce Zollman - AAMS, V.P., Financial Consultant, Charles Schwab & Co.
Are you one of the seventy-eight million Baby Boomers turning 60? By the way, this happens in the U.S. every eight seconds. If so, you are already changing traditional expectations and certainly redefining aging. But what about your money? How do Boomers keep from going bust? Hear Alyce Zollman, fiannacial consultant at Charles Schwab, discus her tips with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Aging, Retirement, Finance
If there was ever a time to hear how to spend smarter and save better -- without sacrificing your social life -- it's now! Learn how five smart women with varied careers joined together to form a money club -- it's like Weight Watchers with money. You'll enjoy listening to Jennifer Barrett talk about the Five Smart Cookies Guide to Making Dough on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Money Tips, Finance
Robert G. James - President, Enterprise Asset Management, Inc.
Gas prices tumbled down. OPEC is "sweating" too low prices. Americans used less, gas prices fell. Sound like old-fashioned Supply and Demand. Hear Robert James, former university professor, oil driller and owner of Asset Management Company, explain on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Conservation, Environment, Energy, Consumers, Finance
Laura H. Mattia - Wealth Management Principal, Baron Financial; Advisor, NAPFA (National Association of Professional Financial Advisors)
Who couldn't use financial advice? The good news is Your Money Bus Tour is going coast to coast to assist in financial planning. Aboard each bus are qualified advisors. The bus tours are sponsored by Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. Advisor Laura Mattias provides the details on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance
Alexandra Lebenthal - President/CEO, Alexandra & James, Inc.
Wall Street icons Alexandra and her father, Jim, are back as Alexandra & James. They take care of your money with respect -- respect that comes from three generations of family-business owners started by Grandma Lebenthal. They stand for family integrity. She'll tell you herself on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Investing, Wall Street, Finance
Greg Karp - Author, LIVING RICH BY SPENDING SMART, How to Get More Out of What You Really Want
Spending too much? Instead, change to spending smart. "Spending smart can even inspire your sex life," says Greg Karp who gives tips from his book, LIVING RICH BY SPENDING SMART on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance, Money Tips
If you're working hard, playing by the rules and broke, listen to Robert Shemin. Voted "least likely to succeed", yet author of HOW COME THAT IDIOT'S RICH AND I'M NOT? Oh, he's the rich idiot.
Themes: Money Tips, Entrepreneurs, Finance
Brett Wilder - Certified Financial Planner; Author, THE QUIET MILLIONAIRE
Brett Wilder, financial adviser and author of THE QUIET MILLIONAIRE, reveals his formula for avoiding financial trouble. Hear his tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West and download his worksheets on QuietMillionaire.com
Themes: Money Tips, Entrepreneurs, Finance
Liz Pulliam Weston - Personal Finance Columnist, MSN Money; Author, EASY MONEY
How much would you love to get your finances in order? Start by putting everything on line. Liz Weston tells how in her book, EASY MONEY, seen on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance
"Forty-Seven Percent of Americans Pay No Income Tax"
April 15th found me at the Post Office, grumpily mailing my tax return. So a message from Henry in the WALL STREET JOURNAL caught my eye....
Themes: Finance, Taxes, Freedom
"Tips for Applying for Student Aid"
Getting your money's worth advises: be careful when filing for student aid. Understand that nearly everyone, regardless of circumstances, is eligible for aid from the $8,000 plus program....
Themes: Higher Education, Finance
"Who Saw Wall Street Debacle in Advance"
We're told that our economy is in a slow recovery. I guess that's akin to being off "life support". But lots of us are still angry....
Themes: Finance, Recession
"Tips on Investing from Warren Buffett"
Warren Buffett, America's most famous investor, is confident. And he's on a buying spree. He used the past eighteen months to pick up value....
Themes: Money Tips, Finance, Investing
 60 Seconds on Value: "NY State Debt, National Debt, Your Debt"
This is about your owing money, lots of it. According to our city comptroller, you are in debt to the tune of seventy-seven hundred dollars....
Themes: Finance, Recession
"Interview with Robert D. Manning"
I just interviewed Dr. Robert Manning, author of CREDIT CARD NATION; but, importantly, he is founder of an organization called Responsible Debt. And in talking to Dr. Manning, who's an economist and sociologist -- kind of a behavioral economist -- I realized that so much of our debt comes from the attitude....
Themes: Finance, Consumer
"Interview with Laura Mattia: The Economic Crisis"
We spend a lot of time on Getting Your Money's Worth talking about finance. No one really knows what happened in the state of economic crisis....
Themes: Finance
 60 Seconds on Value: "Sailing Today's Rough Economic Seas"
Life is tough these days. But a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. Rough patches do build strength. You have to think harder, dig deeper. It's what you do when the going gets tough that defines you....
Themes: Finance, Life Balance
 60 Seconds on Value: "Facing a Layoff?"
If you are facing a lay off, you're probably cutting back on spending. Yet there are escape hatches in the event of job loss. Walgreen's offers free services to members of its health clinics with proof of unemployment....
Themes: Finance, Recession
 60 Seconds on Value: "An Investment Banker Is Born"
This is for those trying to understand the banking crisis. Chuck in Texas, bought a donkey for one-hundred dollars. The next day the farmer told him the donkey died....
Themes: Finance, Investing
 60 Seconds on Value: "The Art of Financial Planning"
Recently I heard this: Dan was a single guy living with his dad and working in the family business. One evening his father told him that he was quite ill and Dan was going to inherit a fortune....
Themes: Finance
 60 Seconds on Value: "Millions, Billions, and Trillions!"
A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you're talking real money. In Washington, a trillion is the new billion. How much is a trillion?...
Themes: Finance
 60 Seconds on Value: "Roll Up Our Sleeves"
You used to know people who made money investing. Now you know people who've lost money. Who's responsible? The government, the banks, who's in charge? We've lost faith and trust....
Themes: Finance, Recession
 60 Seconds on Value: "Thrifty, Not Cheap"
I speak often about cutting back on spending. That doesn't mean I'm cheap. I just don't like debt. I've had my share of bad spending: the dress on sale that I wouldn't buy at full price, the shoes that are only good in a car and the stocks I didn't know. But I haven't lived beyond my means....
Themes: Consumers, Finance
 60 Seconds on Value: "Meet Bill Creep"
Karen Blumenthal of The New York Times writes about "bill creep". You've met him if you have a cell phone or cable TV. And you've run into him with video rental service or the storage unit. Bill creep runs up your monthly bills....
Themes: Consumers, Finance
 60 Seconds on Value: "Be a Cheapskate"
Neal Templin, New York Times Cheapskate, writes "Food prices have soared." His guide to grocery shopping: shop at one store that has reasonable prices for most everything....
Themes: Consumers, Finance, Food
 60 Seconds on Value: "Spending Creatively"
Are you finding it hard to spend extra money without feeling guilty? We're all feeling poorer, but according to Ron Lieber of the New York Times, we should remember that the majority of us are still working....
Themes: Consumers, Finance, Recession
 60 Seconds on Value: "What Money Can Teach Us about Love"
Economist and New York Times columnist Ben Stein uses economics to write about lessons in love. High-quality bonds consistently yield better returns than junk. And, so it is with high-quality love....
Themes: Finance, Relationships
 60 Seconds on Value: "How to Reduce Your Spending"
Are you looking for ways to cut back on your spending? Jeff Yeager, author of The Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches, suggests: have buyer's remorse before you buy....
Themes: Consumers, Finance, Money Tips
 60 Seconds on Value: "Money and Power"
Jim Bouchard, martial arts master, tells in his book, Power, how to earn your black belt in the art of success. ...
Themes: Finance

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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