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Interviews:
Kathleen Kalmes - CFA, Financial Resources Specialist, New York Public Library
SIBL is an acronym for the N.Y. Science, Industry and Business Library on Madison Ave. and 34th Street that offers financial literacy programs. All for free. Library personnel give information, not advice, but Certified Financial Planners are available from the N. Y. Financial Planning Association for one-on-one consultations. Programs include classes, literature and data bases, credit crises counseling and a job search center. This month, anyone with an income of $48,000 or less can receive assistance in filing their taxes on line. Kathleen Kalmes, Financial Resources Specialist for the library gives Money Matters information to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Finances, Money Tips, Retirement
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
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
Les Lieber / Edie Lieber - Saxaphonist / Masters in Dance, NYU
Les Lieber, 99 year old saxophonist, credits is wife Edie with his attitude toward living happily into his 90's. He was the inspiration for the documentary, "Over 90 and Loving It" by Susan Polis Schultz featuring uplifting portraits of nonagenarians and centenarians, currently airing on PBS. Les, who was a foreign correspondent for the NEW YORK TIMES and NEWSWEEK, among others, has played the saxophone as an avocation since he was 12 years old. He has enhanced his longevity by continuing his music. In 1965 he established Jazz at Noon on Fridays in various New York locations, currently at The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park, S. He talks about enjoying his life with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Retirement, Quality of Life, Life Choices
Fay Radding - M.A., R.N., Senior Gerontologist, MetLife Mature Market Institute
Planning for retirement is on the upswing. So is living longer. Faye Radding, senior gerontologist with Metlife Mature Market Institute, talks about planning for the unexpected with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. She cautions against being a "Wood-Knocker". You know, the type -- hoping that things will "work out". Rather, strive to become a "Preemptive Planner".
Themes: Aging, Retirement
Andrée Aelion Brooks - Journalist, Author, Lecturer
For most of us life is tougher these days. You've lost your job or you know folks who have. If you're able, have some small, informal gatherings in your home. It's great for networking and particularly useful if you've retired or are unemployed. You don't have to serve elaborately and you don't have to have fancy "digs". In fact, Andrée Aelion Brooks has tips on socializing as a replacement for an office setting. As a matter of fact, keep in mind you'll definitely be GETTING YOUR MONEY'S WORTH when you entertain at home. No big bills in a restaurant. She reveals more on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Retirement, Aging
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
Fay Radding - MA, RN; Senior Gerontologist, MetLife Market Institute
MetLife Mature Market Institute studies issues that go along with aging and longevity. As of January 1, 2010, the oldest "boomer" reached retirement age -- at least what used to be considered retirement age. MetLife discovered what we know in our hearts about life. Nothing beats having meaning and purpose. MetLife Gerontologist Fay Radding discusses their findings with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Retirement, Aging, Longevity, Quality of Life
Marvin Tolkin - Co-Author, WHEN I'M 64, "Planning for the Best of Your Life"
"When I'm 64" is sung by a young man to his love and is about his plans of growing old with her. The theme of the Beatles song is aging and so is Marvin Tolkin's. Tolkin's theme, much the same as McCartney's, was: How to stay loved, needed, fun, vital -- all those traits us grown-ups worry about. Hear his great prescription on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judth West. By the way, 64 years is 33,661,440 minutes -- a lot of time. McCartney wrote "When I'm 64" when he was sixteen.
Themes: Aging, Quality of Life, Retirement
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
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
Ms. Ruth Wooden - Board Chairmen, Civic Ventures; President, Public Agenda
Have you noticed the odd imbalance in this country? We are starving for experienced, wise mentors in our schools, our senior citizens' centers, in our hospitals. And we are enriched with a large number of sixty-five plus in age talented, experienced retirees. How to bridge that gap? Listen to Ruth Wooden, chaiman of the board of Civic Ventures, offer some very good suggestions on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Aging, Retirement
Dr. Evelyn Higgins - Author, THE MYSTERY TO HAPPINESS
Dr. Evelyn Higgins links wisdom that comes with age to the mystery of happiness. This former advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General on Women's Fitness tells how to live a happier life on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Life Choice, Retirement, Quality of Life, Life Balance, Health Care
Lynn Rollins - Board Member, WISER (Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement); Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Broker
Women started buillding retirement funds later. And even in the 20th Century, women remain naive and ill-informed as to their retirement options. Lynn Rollins of WISER, discusses their options as well as provides other tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
Themes: Retirement
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
Alan Klayman - Founder, MyIncomeStrategy.com
Retired and afraid of running out of money. Thinking about retiring and wondering how much you need? Listen to Alan Klayman explain how to plan for both with My Income Strategy on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Retirement
Jeri Sedlar - Author, DON'T RETIRE, REWIRE, Second Edition
If you think you've planned for retirement because your finances are in order; well, think again. Retirement is not a perpetual vacation and your spouse doesn't want to spend all that exra time with you. What does work? Listen to Judith West interview Jeri Sedlar, author of DON'T RETIRE, REWIRE.
Themes: Retirement
Commentaries:
 60 Seconds on Value: "How long a retirement should you plan for?"
How long a retirement should you plan for? Last year Hallmark sold eighty-five thousand, Happy One-hundredth birthday cards. Your retirement may seem far down the road, but most of us have no idea how we will spend our second half....
Themes: Aging, Retirement



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