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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
Vivian Diller, Ph.D. / Jill Muir-Sukenick, Ph.D. - Authors, FACE IT, What Women Really Feel as Their Looks Change
Who doesn't want to get older? Yet, who wants to age? We believe in our accomplishments. We pride ourselves on independence. We're contemporary women confident about our abilities in the twenty-first Century. Well, let's FACE IT! We're worry about wrinkles, gray hair and love-handles. We're in a state of double messages -- we don't want our looks to define us, but we know that youth and beauty are prized. Listen to Drs. Vivan Diller and Jill Muir-Sukenick -- both former models -- talk with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth, about the difficulty in reconciling the two messages: (1) Looks should not matter, and (2) Be smart, be successful, but don't dare to look older.
Themes: Aging, Life Balance, Women
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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.

For more information, please click here. You may also contact Judith West at 212-685-5050, ext. 228, or Judith@GettingYourMoneysWorthNYC.com.

Opinions stated in the interactive areas and discussion forums of Getting Your Money's Worth are not necessarily those of Westco Media or its principal members and operators.


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