|William Procida - Founder, CEO, Procida Funding & Advisors LLC|
"Real estate always goes up. It's just a matter of time," states William Procida, founder/CEO, Procida Funding and Advisors LLC. "Real estate values have gone up over the past 200 years and now is the best time to buy a home -- no question," he advises. When considering buying a home, buy it because you like it and want to live in it. Ten years from now it's going to be worth a lot more. Mortgages are available, just not as easy to get. Some loans are as low as 3 percent down; however, you should really put 10 percent down. Commercial developers are in the same shape as home owners with investments worth much less at the moment than the original costs. If you're in trouble and trying to save your home, keep talking to the bank. They don't want your house. Learn more from Procida on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Real Estate, Investing, Housing Tips
|Susan Hirshman - Author, DOES THIS MAKE MY ASSETS LOOK FAT?|
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
|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
|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
|Cindy Olsen - Author, THE WHOLE TRUTH, SO HELP ME GOD|
Olson, a twenty-three year Enron employee and the first Enron exectuive to testify in front of Congress, tells what she proclaims to be the truth, so help her God, about Enron. By now, you've formed your own opnion. Listen to Olson's opinion on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Recession, Investing, Wall Street
|Jennifer Openshaw - President/Co-Founder, WeSeed|
Never has it been so important for folks to understand what stocks they own. Jennifer Openshaw describes her website (soon to launch), WeSeed.com. Openshaw says invest in who you know -- fashion, food, health and beauty. Buy small and watch. You can't depend on Wall street to watch your money. Hear Openshaw on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Investing, Wall Street
|Eric Singer - President, Congressional Effect Management|
Eric Singer, manager of Congressional Effect Funds, invests his funds assets only when Congress is not in session. Years of frustration with Congressional action has fueled his investment strategy. Researching a decade of market performance has bolstered his investing philosophy. Hear him on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Investing, Wall Street
|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
|Dennis Blitz - Author, SAVE SMART, EARN MORE|
Are you worried about your retirement? Are you saving for your future? Dennis Blitz in SAVE SMART, EARN MORE says that investing your money smartly is the key. "No one can save enough to make up for poor investment performance." What is the most important questions as an investor you must ask? Find out on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Retirement, Investing, Money Tips
|"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
|"You Can Do It!"|
Hi, I'm Judith West, Getting Your Money's Worth, and I just interviewed Don Young, YOU CAN DO IT! And he convinced me that You Can Do It!....
| 60 Seconds on Value: "Investing Tips"|
Emotions rule the market. Warren Buffett calls fear and greed "supercontagious" and cautions against both....
| 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
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