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"Getting Your Money's Worth", the new TV talk show hosted by Judith West, a
well-known New York manufacturer and longtime guest on other TV and radio talk
shows, is about added value for your dollars and your life.

Amy J. Schwartz / Katherine S. Lobach
 - Chairman, Physical Education in City Public Schools Task Force, Women's City Club, New York / Former Assistant Commissioner of Child and Adolescent Health, New York City Department of Health
New York State has a mandate that school children have 120 minutes each week of physical education. Guess what? Many educators are unaware of this requirement. One of the missions of Amy Schwartz, Physical Education in City Public Schools Task Force Chair, N. Y Women's City Club, and Katherine Lobach, former Assistant Commissioner of Child and Adolescent Health, NYC Dept. of Health, is to raise awareness of this requirement. And, more importantly, to emphasize the importance and benefits of physical education for our children. They are organized and they are serious. Learn more about what's being done on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Health, Kids, Education
Dr. Robert F. Hurley
 - Professor, Fordham University; President, Hurley Associates; Author, THE DECISION TO TRUST
Management and leadership in business are enhanced by learning the ability to "trust" and trust can be learned, according to Dr. F. Robert Hurley, author, THE DECISION TO TRUST. There are certain elements to consider when deciding to put your trust others. Assess similarities between you and the other person; does that person care about others; is the person capable; does the person communicate well; do you have an alignment of interest and do you share the same network? "If you go through life not trusting, you lose out, " asserts Dr. Hurley. Learn more on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Management, Business
Curtis Rodgers
 - Dean, Enrollment Management, School of General Studies, Columbia University
Veterans have served their country well and are now ready to move on. Columbia University School of General Studies aggressively recruits veterans to do just that. The broad-based student veteran population is older and experienced and there is interest by the work force in corporate America in attracting these individuals. Columbia has a "robust career center for education that assists in resume preparation and contacting employers," says Curtis Rodgers, recruiter for Columbia. Some people don't realize that the G.I. Bill that started with World War II still exists today. Learn more about how this top-notch Ivy League University works with it's veteran population on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Veterans, Education, Second Chance
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.
www.nypl.org/moneymatters / www.nypl.org/financialliteracynow
Themes: Finances, Money Tips, Retirement
Kate Maxwell
 - Editor-in-Chief, JETSETTER
JETTERSETTER.com is an on-line concierge service for members only, but membership is open to everyone. Specialty is matching travelers up with curated hotels, hotels that have been vetted by a Jetsetter correspondents who have actually slept in the rooms, ordered room service and tried out Wi-Fi services. For $200 you can get three hours of planning services for one trip. Hotels have actually been pulled from the service due to bad feed-back from consumers. They offer a Flash for limited sales of up to 30 to 50 percent hotel discounts. Members receive weekly or monthly emails. Kate Maxwell, editor-in-chief, JETSETTER, gives more information to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Travel, Customer Service, Money Tips
David Gillcrist
 - Executive Director, Project FIND
Project FIND is a "find". This not-for-profit organization, headed by David Gillcrist, executive director, assists seniors in living independently providing housing and essential services. Funded with city, state and private monies, Project FIND operates five senior centers serving over 730 people a day and more than 215,000 meals annually; a range of healthy aging activities; and nearly 600 units of affordable housing with in house social services. Their services are explored on Getting Your Money's worth with Judith West.
Themes: Service Agencies, Housing, Community Programs, Aging
Marie Danielle Vil-Young
 - Founder, A Votre Service Events
"I'm a sucker for weddings", says Marie Danielle Vil-Young, founder, A Votre Service Events. And weddings are a big part of her event business. Anyone can benefit from a wedding planner, with average weddings in the Northeast costing upwards of $28,000. Vil-Young gives tips on areas to consider if you want to be economical: (1) The guests list. Invite people who are really important to you; (2) Control the formality such as style of reception (buffet, cocktail hour), and (3) Day of the week - a Sunday morning or afternoon as opposed to a Saturday evening. Learn more on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Events, Customer Service, Women Entrepreneurs
Kate Adamick
 - Co-Founder, Cook for America
There are two myths about serving good food to children in schools: One, there's not enough money and two, kids wont eat it. Kate Adamick, co-founder, Cook for America, proves the reverse and her program teaches school food service workers around the country how to cook. As for money, Adamick has found ways to use the funds from government sources more efficiently for schools and she says, "kids absolutely eat real food". Former attorney turned chef, Adamick gives details of her program on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Food, Kids, Obesity
Marshall Ulrich
Three-thousand sixty-three miles in 52 days at age 57, running from San Francisco to New York City, one of Marshall Ulrich's extreme accomplishments. His book, RUNNING ON EMPTY, details his life from learning that his first wife was dying of cancer at age 28, and escaping his problems through running to coming full circle learning to love again. Now he's learned to run for pleasure, but still inspires other to accomplish more than they think they can. Hear his motivating story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Inspiration, Quality of Life
Dr. Mark Banschick
 - MD, Psychiatrist; Author, THE INTELLIGENT DIVORCE
Most important rule during a divorce, according to Dr. Mark Banschick, is take a deep breath, realize that life isn't fair, but you're going to have a life ahead and protect the innocence of your children. Author of THE INTELLIGENT DIVORCE, Banschick advises parents considering divorce to keep animosity behind closed doors observing inter-generational boundaries. More good advice from Banschick is available on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Families, Kids, Relationships
Dr. Michael Uttendorfer
 - Dean, New York Institute of Technology, School of Education
The volume of homework for kids has drastically increased proportionately to the emphasis in the past few years on testing. Dr. Michael Uttendorfer, Dean, NYIT School of Education, believes there can be too much homework. He feels most homework is just practice rather than work that builds skills. Studies show that the amount of homework for elementary ages has no bearing on their ability to perform. Dr. Uttendorfer and Judith West have an interesting discussion on this topic on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Education, Kids
Larry Gutman
 - Retired Teacher, Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers, New York City
Larry Gutman, retired New York City teacher, stated in a Letter to the Editor that "there is no mystery about quality education". Small classes, individualized attention, enrichment and remediation lead to good students. The dilemma is that urban public schools don't have resources to provide these advantages. "Starting in lower grades with small classes, especially in areas with many social problems, would be a way to start changing things," Gutman says. More ideas are generated on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Education, Kids
Mark Solasz
 - Assistant Vice-President, Master Purveyors, Inc.
Master Purveyors, a New York, family-owned business opened by Sam Solasz in 1957, is committed to handling only the country's finest meats. Carrying on the tradition, Mark Solasz, assistant vice-president, gives tips on the tastiest cuts of beef (from the steer, the male animal, not the cow, the female). He points out that tastier cuts are more muscular. To economize during holidays, he suggests shell steaks which hold their price while rib eye and filet mignon prices soar. Learn more from Mark about good meat eating on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Food
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
Craig Shields
 - Author, RENEWABLE ENERGY, Facts and Fantasies
We borrow a billion dollars a day to send to people who virtually hate us to purchase oil. Craig Shields, author, RENEWABLE ENERGY, states that "few people do not believe that we have to wean ourselves off fossil fuels". We're running out of oil while renewable energy such as wind, sun and water never go away. Shields points out that we receive 6,000 times more energy from the sun every day than all seven billion of us can use. He presents a strong argument on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Energy, Environment, Conservation, Consumerism
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
Shenica Odom / Alyssa Lebron
 - Career Exploration Program Director, Girl Scouts of Greater New York / Girl Scout Cadet
Selling Girl Scout Cookies is an introduction to entrepreneurship. Taking this endeavor to greater lengths, The Girl Scouts of Greater New York have instituted a Career Exploration Program in the South Bronx to empower girls to explore life's options. "Our girls walk away with a sense of ownership, that they are in charge of their futures," states Shenica Odom, CE Program director. Alyssa Lebron, Girl Scout Cadet in the program, says, "I have new ideas about what I can do when I finish school". Learn more about this important program on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Education, Kids, Mentoring
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
Paul Sladkus
 - Founder, Milestone Broadcast and Good News Planet
Paul Sladkus has made the choice to bring only "good news" to his viewers of Good News Planet. He prefers optimism and a positive approach to life. Good News Planet is literally inundated with good news content. "That's all we look for and that's how we see the world," Sladkus relates. Actually, he says he's stressed from so much good news. He has 10 million stories about people who are kind, good, loving and helping others. Get on the Good News "Bandwagon" with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Life Choice, Inspiration, Quality of Life
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
Sarri Singer
 - Co-Founder, One Heart Global
Herself a victim of terrorism, Sarri Singer partnered with Jacob Kimchy whose father was killed in an attack, to found One Heart Global. This non-profit organization focuses on bringing together victims of terrorism from around the world and assisting with long-term psychological care. "Terrorism wants to paralyze us and instill fear," Singer emphasizes, "but we do the opposite living our lives showing love and compassion for each other...we're already beating the terrorists at their own game." Learn more from this courageous woman on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Inspiration, Mentoring
Ava Seavey
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
Maria A. Rodriguez
 - Ph.D., Associate Professor, Hunter College, SEEK Department
SEEK, an acronym for search for "elevation", "education", and "knowledge", is a Hunter College program designed to provide University access to students who otherwise would not be eligible. These are students just below minimum standards for admission who can be successful with the support provided by SEEK. Maria A. Rodriguez, Ph.D., is associate professor in Hunter's SEEK department, teaching the Orientation for Success course and Career Planning and Job Search courses for new and continuing SEEK students. She emphasizes to her students to "keep going", "don't give up" and the importance of getting a degree. Learn more about this successful program on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: High Education, Career Choices, Mentoring
Caroline Dowd-Higgins
Caroline Dowd-Higgins, author, THIS IS NOT THE CAREER I ORDERED, has gone through life changing transitions. Starting out as an opera singer and quite successful, she soon realized that she wasn't happy with the instability of an artist's life. She wanted security and a regular paycheck. Now, as a career coach and director of Career and Professional Development at Indiana University's Maurer School of Law, her goal is to empower women to achieve personal goals. "It's okay to say, 'I want to make money.'" It's also okay to be ambitious, strong and powerful, attributes that women sometimes shy away from. Dowd-Higgins is on a mission to change that. Get some of her tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Careers, Job Search, Life Choice
Wendie Blanchard / Gwen Purcell
 - Founder NORWESCAP'S Arthur and Friends / Project Manager, Alpine Learning Group
"Cultivating a Better Planet" is an apt slogan for Arthur and Friends, an organization that provides employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities. Inspired by her thirty-three year old nephew, the Arthur, who has Down syndrome, Wendie Blanchard founded the organization that provides employment and training utilizing hydroponic greenhouses. Serving a marginalized population of people with mental and physical disabilities, ex-offenders and veterans, the greenhouse work is a conduit for teaching other marketable skills. The model is being adapted by the Alpine Learning Group serving children with autism. Wendie and Gwen Purcell of Alpine talk more about these projects with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
www.arthurandfriends.org / www.alpinelearninggroup.org
Themes: Inspiration, Philanthropy, Mentoring
George Orefici
 - Financial Adviser, MetLife
Some 20 million families in the U.S. have a dependent with special needs. But only 10 percent have made plans for their care in the event the primary caregiver dies or is no longer able to function. George Orefici, special needs financial planner for MetLife's Division of Estate Planning, stresses that families cannot start planning too early. "The sooner you start, the more choices you have later on". MetLife provides workshops to inform families of benefits that may be available to them from Social Security, Medicaid and even food stamps and insurance options. "You don't just plan once," says Orefici. Laws change, family dynamics change. There's a lot to consider if something happens to a caregiver as discussed on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Special Needs, Estate Planning, Families
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
Montgomery Frazier
 - "The Image Guru", MODMagazineOnline Fashion Director; HonestlyNow-FAB50 Pro
Your "image" is what you present to the public. It's your "brand", the total package. Why is it important? We live in a beauty perfect society, at least that's what the media portrays. So "putting your best foot forward" can only enhance your life and perhaps even help you get a job. Montgomery Frazier, the Image Guru, helps clients maximize their potential. He's one-part publicist, one-part marketer, one-part manager and one-part life stylist. And his expertise is being shared at no cost on a new website: Honestly Now? A community of experts including Frazier are available for your questions such as "Is this skirt too short?" "Do you think I need botox?" or "Is it ever appropriate to walk out on someone during a dinner date?" Whatever your question, it will be answered honestly without bias by the appropriate expert. Or you can ask your friends. Just sign up: www.honetlynow.com/p/881. Frazier discusses the importance of image with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Lifestyle
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
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
Christopher L. Doyle
 - History Teacher, Farmington High School, Connecticut
It's hard to believe, but current events do not appear on Advanced Placement exams, according to Christopher Doyle, history teacher at Farmington High School in Connecticut. "I get a sense that on a certain level of civics education, we are failing these kids," Doyle says. Fortunately, Doyle has six weeks after the final Advanced Placement exam when he can focus on current events. He exposes his students to flesh and blood people such as a Navy medic who can talk about what if felt like to be in the first troops sent to Iraq. Otherwise, the current war in Afghanistan and the involvement in Iraq are "just background noise" in their lives. "My goal is to mess with students' minds teaching them to put all this disparate information together into a larger picture that makes sense." Doyle talks more about the importance of teaching history with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Education, Kids
Marc F. Bernstein
 - Ed.D., Educational Consultant, Former Superintendent of Schools, Valley Stream, New York
Marc Bernstein, retired superintendent of schools, Valley Stream, NY, has some interesting ideas for making our schools more efficient in educating our kids. "The most important part of an education is the effectiveness of the teacher. If you have a really good teacher, the amount of dollars spent becomes secondary," he notes. New York schools have one of the most fragmented decision making processes you can possibly design, according to Bernstein. Bernstein goes into detail on changes he thinks should be made with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Education
Harriet Taub
 - Executive Director, Materials for the Arts
If you're a non-profit cultural organization or school, there are free materials waiting for you at Materials for the Arts affiliated with the New York City Department of Education. A huge re-use program operated by Harriett Taub, executive director, the program is also an excellent way to recycle your unwanted items ranging from buttons, bows and furniture to costumes (not clothing). Even if you think your item is not arts material, check with Ms. Taub. You'll be surprised how creative her organization is at adapting everyday items into arts projects. In fact, Materials for the Arts offers education classes to teachers to show them how to make use of unusual materials. Operating since 1978, Materials for the Arts is the largest provider of materials to the New York Public Schools. Learn more from Ms. Taub on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Arts, Kids, Environment
Dr. Frank R. Egan
 - Specialist, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
"Smiles do change lives", asserts Dr. Frank R. Egan, Long Island Orthodontist, a volunteer for the national non-profit organization, Smiles Change Lives. "It's wonderful to see a child change from being shy and hiding his/her mouth, to being more outward going and proud to smile." Dr. Egan launched the program on Long Island in 2008 to provide essential orthodontic treatment for children from low income families. A full treatment can last from one to two and a half years with an actual cost of $5,000. Eligible applicants ages 10 to 18 can receive full treatment for $500. Applicants and families must be willing to commit to investing time in the treatment, but the results are worth it -- from raising self-esteem to career enhancement. Dr. Egan discusses his commitment to the program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
www.TeethOnTheMove.com / www.smileschangelives.org
Themes: Children, Health, Philanthropy
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
Evie Hantzopoulos
 - Executive Director, Global Kids
Responding to a NEW YORK TIMES article, "What Works in the Classroom, Ask the Students", Evie Hantzopoulos, executive director, Global Kids, "believes the opinions of young people matter and should be respected". A Gates Foundation Survey says youth know effective teaching when they experience it. Hantzopoulos muses, "Imagine if they were asked to contribute ideas on how to improve schools?". She outlines the purpose of her organization that conducts a range of comprehensive younth development and global education programs in New York City for the past 21 years with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Education, Kids
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
John Henry Brown
 - Retired NYC Teacher; Instructor, Teachers College, Columbia University
The debate is on-going regarding rating teacher performance in our schools. John Henry Brown, retired New York City school teacher and currently English instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University, took exception to current teacher evaluation in the NEW YORK TIMES. His focus was on a teacher who received excellent reviews from her principal and praises from her colleagues and students, but rated at the bottom 7 percent based on a complex evaluation formula. How to evaluate teachers? Brown suggests that we need a multi-planked approach and "why not ask teachers for their ideas?". The discussion takes place on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
www.tc.columbia, edu
Themes: Education
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
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
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
Randi Priluck
 - Professor of Marketing, Pace University Lubin School of Business
Does test-taking interfere with learning? Dr. Randi Priluck, professor of marketing, Pace University Lubin, thinks so. Rather, her group has developed and continue to refine alternative methods of measuring student performance. In fact, Dr. Priluck suggests that standardized testing may actually hinder the appreciation for learning that typically begins early in childhood. The issue is discussed by Dr. Priluck and Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Education, Students
Krista Olsen-dibsie
 - Co-founder, The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care
In these times, paying for medical costs is more challenging than ever. Especially for women undergoing cancer treatment, and facing additional costs. Krista Olsen-dibsie, president of the Beauty Foundation, a non-profit giving money direct to women receiving cancer treatment, talks about her project with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. Women with prescription costs of over a $1,000 monthly, or additional child care costs, or even transportation for care -- these women so appreciate money for a wig.
Themes: Philanthropy, Volunteerism, Health
Janice Lathen
 - Founding Executive Director, Powering Potential
Janice Lathen introduced her vision of Powering Potential on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West one year ago. She came back with an update on her launching pad with us. Powering Potential had a mission: to "use technology to enhance education and stimulate students in Tanzania...." Lathen is meeting that goal with the "technology tent" operating in Karatu connecting a school to the internet via satellite and solar powered equipment. She plans to expand to other remote schools in the country -- the very first internet activity in Tanzania introducing students to a whole new world. She has accomplished this while respecting and incorporating values of the local culture. Learn more about this amazing project on GYMW with Judith West.
Themes: Philanthropy, Education, Kids
Keith Young
 - Fireman, Author, Firehouse Chef
As well they should, New York firefighters eat well. Especially the folks in FDNY Ladder 156 in Brooklyn, NY. Their chef, Keith Young, is a graduate the prestigious culinary school of Johnson and Wales University, who, himself, is an award-winning chef. No order- in or take out for these firemen -- no fast food. It's hearty comfort food that can be re-heated if the alarm goes off. Young has written COOKING WITH THE FIREHOUSE CHEF, dedicating his book to the memory of 9/11. his recipes come from the heart and the head. Enjoy his story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Food, Dining
Rex Bobbish
 - Principal, The Cinema School
Rex Bobbish, principal of The Cinema School, describes his school on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. The Cinema School is a selective New York City public high school whose curriculum is woven into the theme of filmmaking. We're not talking sitting around watching movies. We're talking marketing, narrative writing, speaking, presentation -- all skills required to succeed in life. Included are the required Regent's courses and Advanced Placement. the movies are a tool to engage the core curriculum. Find out more on GYMW. The school sounds pretty amazing!
Themes: Creativity, Education, Kids
Toby Israel
 - Ph.D., Founder, Design Psychology
If you've survived a re-designing or a re-decorating, or plan one in the future, Dr. Toby Israel provides some insight on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. This is not about recreating another decorator's "cookie-cutter". Rather on GYMW, you'll hear Dr. Israel, a trained environmental psychologist describe her "Tool Box" to make your space your "home".
Themes: Quality of Life, Design, Inspiration
Hilary A. Doe
 - Director, The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network
Hilary Doe is director of a student policy organization actively working to develop college students to become informed and effective political leaders. This group is national and trains in a model of policy activism that enables college students to connect their thinking and research to the political process. Ms. Doe talks with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth about the group's mission for preparing future leaders.
Themes: Politics, Education, Students
Eileen Sharaga
 - B.S., M.A., President, Career Resources
Have you asked yourself, honestly, how you chose your career? Are you mid-stream in your career and dreading every day. Or worse, have you been laid off because your skills have been taken over off shore. You should view Eileen Sharaga on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. Sharaga lays out strategies for re-examining your career goals, identifying your natural strengths, and fine-tuning your search.
Themes: Careers, Job Search, Life Choice
Jennifer Openshaw
 - CEO, SuperFutures
You have kids, either headed for college or there. But you and your college-bound are also consumers. College is like, or more important than, any other purchase. You don't buy a house without inspection; you don't buy a car without test-driving. So why invest up to a quarter million dollars without knowing the track record of a school, whether the school is right for you kids, and certainly what other options exist. Judith West talks with Jennifer Openshaw of SuperFutures about college choices on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Higher Education, Money Tips
Mark Lachs
 - M.D., Author, TREAT ME, NOT MY AGE
If you're told you're not feeling well, just because you're getting older, don't believe it. Everyone ages at a different pace. Your birth date does not define your health. Yet this "age-discrimination" runs rampant in our medical system. Dr. Mark Lachs, director of gerontology at New York Presbyterian Healthcare System and author of TREAT ME, NOT MY AGE discusses the issue with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Aging, Health Care
Carlos Rodriguez
 - Vice President, Agency Relations and Benefit Access, Food Bank For New York
The Food Bank For New York City provides 400,000 free meals daily to New Yorkers. The Food Bank has been in business for over twenty-seven years. But now, more than ever, their commitment to providing nutrition and nourishment, and especially to children at risk of hunger, is to be commended. New York chefs, business and community-based member-networks all chip in to provide foods, help prepare and deliver. Every dollar donated to Food Bank helps provide five meals to New Yorkers in need. Carlos Rodriguez, vice-president, Agency Relations and Benefit Access of the Food Bank, discusses the program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Community Programs, Nutrition
Richard Mollot
 - Executive Director, Long Term Care Community Coalition
Richard Mollot's group, Long Term Care Community Coalition, watches over and advocates for improved care of residents in assisted living and nursing homes. The executive director of LTCCC, he cares about patients receiving high quality care delivered with patience and social grace. And we're talking about those with Alzheimer's and/or dementia. You should know that this type of care is not the rule -- it is a sad exception. Mollot discusses the options with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Long Term Care, Aging
Robert Schulman / Nancy Schulman
 - Co-Founders, Of Home, Family and Future
The Schulmans -- Nancy, retired social worker, and Robert, retired financier -- have made a place for themselves helping women and children who were victims of domestic abuse. Their help is immediate: housing, friendships, childcare, tuition, counseling -- not one dollar for administrative costs and not one penny of government money. They have now transferred this unique brand of grants and mentoring to kids in foster care, of which no more than 2 percent complete college. They are using their incentive based program to change that dismal statistic. Judith West discusses their inspiring story with them on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Families, Mentoring, Philanthropy, Kids, Education
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
Hung Hsin
 - Registered Nurse, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Hung Hsin, known as Joe, is with the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Joe's office is his car and he is dedicated to delivering the best home health care. Visiting Nurse Services is a bridge for transitioning from an acute care hospital to home. Checking IV's, medicine, dosage, proper nutrition and offering compassion, that's what Joe, as well as his colleagues co in the home, in all kinds of weather. Joe is also "heavy" on the personal touch as you'll learn on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Community Programs, Health Care, 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
David Reiser / Andrea Reiser
If you're worried about our country, start doing your part to help America. David and Andrea Reiser are: they've written LETTERS FROM HOME to their four sons stressing the values and virtues they hope their sons will embrace. They would like other Americans to start their own grassroots movement to return our country to its core values. They discuss their concerns with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. Buy their book -- all proceeds are donated to charity.
Themes: Life Choice, Inspiration
Kelley Wind
 - Program Director, New York Coalition for Healthy School Food
Your youngster may enjoy his school lunch of fried chicken patty on a white roll followed by whole milk and a package of snack cakes. But he or she would be far better fed with a barbecue chicken patty on a whole grain roll with two percent milk and a sliced apple for dessert. And while GYMW is cautious about applauding Congressional legislation, we welcome the recent passage of the Child Nutrition Bill. It's the government's response to fighting childhood obesity. At the forefront of implementing healthy school lunches is Kelley Wind, program director of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food. Her group works with teachers and dieticians to educate students in health literacy. Every parent should learn about Kelley Wind's project and take action as she discusses her program with Judith West on Getting Your Moneys Worth. Childhood obesity leads to lifelong health issues.
Themes: Health, Kids, Food
Nicholas Higgins
 - Supervising Librarian, New York Public Library, Correctional Services Program
Social networking now includes book club gatherings. Nicholas Higgins brings the book club concept to Riker's Island or other jails every day of the week. Inmates who never visited a public library now stand in line to request a library book. A special program for incarcerated dads to read and record a story book for their kids has been introduced by Higgins and his staff of volunteers. He discusses his program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Rehabilitation, Mentoring, Second Chance
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
Sandy Sandler
 - Founder, Crafters 4 Kids; Creator, The Bowdabra
Sandy Sandler never thought she was creative. She has an M.B.A. in International Management, developing import/export programs. Every time she attended gift trade shows, she saw the crowds drawn to gift wrapping and bow-tying workshops. "Viola!" She created and manufactured a goof-proof bow maker. She has morphed into creating a non-profit organization, "Crafters 4 Kids", to teach kids in school crafts. She demonstrates her talents on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
www.bodabra.com / www.c4k555.org
Themes: Lifestyle, Kids
Kristin McDonough
 - Director, New York Public Library, Science, Industry and Business
New York Public Library has a business branch dedicated to helping patrons launch and/or expand their small businesses. Kristin McDonough, director, is a past president of the Financial Women's Association. She has a unique background for directing and/or assisting entrepreneurs in creating and growing their businesses. In fact, she discusses her New York Start Up! campaign which awards cash grants to winners on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Small Business, Entrepreneurs
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
Maura Carley
 - President/CEO, Healthcare Navigation, LLC
Are you concerned about your health insurance? If you're worried about how to stay covered without spending more money, Maura Carley, founder of Healthcare Navigation, can provide some advice. If you or anyone in your family is eligible for Medicare, what you don't know about Medicare can hurt you and cost you. For starters, enrollment periods are unforgiving. For more info, listen to Carley on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Healthcare, Insurance
Brian Ek
 - Senior Travel Analyst, PriceLine.com
It's not too late to get a deal on holiday travel. Airline capacity is down, prices are higher, but you don't have to pay through the nose. You can access Priceline's last minute deals: Price Breakers. Or you can try close to the date of your trip: Name Your Own Price. But before hitting the website, get tips from Brian Ek, PriceLine's Senior Travel Analyst, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Travel, Money Tips
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 Wackstein
 - Executive Director, United Neighborhood Houses, New York
New York City is comfortable and safe for it's aging population. And working to make New York even safer is Nancy Wackstein, executive director, United Neighborhood Houses. Yet to come, but on the agenda, are benches in front of stores, longer "walk" lights at busy intersections and easily accessible restrooms. Wackstein relates how her organization is providing a valuable service for you and your parents on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Aging, Lifestyle
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
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
Margaret Feeney
 - Founder, Feeney Farm
You know how important eating veggies is for your family. But you're tired of the complaints: "they don't taste good". Vegetables decrease weight, lower cholesteral levels and risk levels for chronic illness. Margaret Feeney, founder of Feeney Farm, a non-profit organization, shares cooking tips with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. She also shares specific information re: the value of vegetables for all ages.
Themes: Health, Nutrition, Food
Ken English
 - Literacy Program Director, New York Public Library
Most of the news today is full of spending waste -- federal and state. Violá! Good news. Ken English, director of the New York Public Library's Center for Teaching Reading and Writing to Adults, runs a cost-effective program. There are many reasons people reach adulthood unable to read and write effectively. If you're reading and watching this, fortunately, you're not a candidate for the Literacy Program. But you could be a candidate for volunteering. Budget cuts have hurt this valuable, productive program. Respond. Volunteers in various capacities are needed as you will learn from English on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
Themes: Education, Volunteerism, Community Programs
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
Ruth Finkelstein
 - ScD; Vice-President for Health Policy, The New York Academy of Medicine
Aging is not a sentence of frailty, dis-connectedness or isolation. At least, not if you're lucky enough to live in New York City under the watch of Ruth Finkelstein and The Academy of Medicine. Finkelstein, Vice-President of Health Policy, works aggressively to lengthen traffic lights for crossing on major avenues, designated paths for bike riders, benches outside businesses, hygiene facilities -- all to make it easier for aging citizens to live INDEPENDENTLY. With luck, you are going to age -- think: last year's baby boomers are this year's aging. Listen to Finkelstein on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. Join her in her fight for you.
Themes: Health, Aging
Joel D. Block
Divorce is stressful and economically difficult. But, divorce in a troubled economy, even more so. Dr. Joel Block, psychologist and author, while in no way lobbying for divorce, offers tips for harmony and peace while living together during contemplation. Above all else, focus on the kids. Repeat over and over: "trouble btween Mom and Dad is NOT your fault". Block explains how to set up a Code of Behavior for living together on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. Such openness might actuallyl foster the relationship.
www.drblock.com / www.candobetter.com
Themes: Relationships
Linda Samuels
 - Founder, Oh! So Organized!
How much time do you spend/waste WISHING you were organized? NOW, organize the papers on your desk: sift through KEEP/DISCARD. Set up folders: monthly payments, kids' forms/schedules, personal, etc. SEE: one piece of your life chnged from stress to organization. Clutter is stressful -- rooms of clutter chaotic. Such disorganization damaging to mental and physical health! You weren't born disorganized; help your family: don't die that way. Linda Samuels, founder of Oh! So Organized!, gives tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
www.OhSoOrganized.com / www.theothersideoforganized.com
Themes: Lifestyle, Quality of Life
Susan Hirshman
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
Martin  B. Rosen
 - Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Health Advocate, Inc.; Co-Author, THE HEALTHCARE SURVIVAL GUIDE
For the first time, I now am being treated in our healthcare system. While I am receiving good care and excellent attention, I am a fierce advocate for myself. Trust me -- you should watch and pay attention to Martin B. Rosen, author, THE HEALTHCARE SURVIVAL GUIDE. Take it from me, you need all the tips and strategies you can get. Learn some of his tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
www.healthadvocate.com / www.healthpropronent.com
Themes: Healthcare
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
Alicia Whitaker
 - Talent Management Executive; Principal, Whitaker Associates
Job hunting has changed. For starters, lots more folks are looking and lots less jobs exist. Alicia Whitaker, a New York executive coach talks about portfolio careers. If you're an older senior manager, stress your skills and activities rather than pinpoint a particular job slot. And, yes, learn new networking skills. You can no longer depend on the traditional job hunting tactics. Get more tips from Whitaker on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Job Search, Networking
George C. Albano
 - Principal, Lincoln Elementary School, Mount Vernon, NY
It may take a village to raise kids, but it takes a George Albano to run a good school. Listen to Albano tell you about his school, Lincoln Elementary in Mount Vernon, New York. He'll tell you it takes dedicated teachers to eliminate achievement gaps. Lincoln Elementary excels in the arts and basic skills -- reading, writing and arithmetic -- top scores across the entire school population. What public education needs is thousands and thousands more George Alabano's. Learn about his amazing success story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Education, Kids
Jeff Gordinier
 - Editor-at-Large, DETAILS MAGAZINE
It's hard to believe, but the Baby Boomers -- Generation X's 78 million people are turning 60 every 8 seconds. These Boomers are making it easier for everyone to get older. They're staying young, starting a second act, having sex. It's the new 30. For proof, look at capitalism -- Sidney Harman bought NEWSWEEK at 90 and the Reverend Moon, also 90, is buying back the WASHINGTON TIMES. Learn more about generations on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West and Jeff Gordinier, author of GENX and editor-at-large for DETAILS MAGAZINE.
Themes: Lifestyle, Life Choices, Aging
Lior Arussy
 - Author, CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE STRATEGY; President, Strativity Group
Lior Arussy, author of CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE STRATEGY, and owner of a global firm specializing in customer experience research believes women make better business owners. For starters, women are more empathetic and listen better. For women, customers are not commodities but rather individuals that should be nurtured so they remain loyal. He discusses his findings on Getting Your Money's worth with Judith West.
Themes: Consumers, Business
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
Josie Rubio
 - Nutrition Editor, VIVmag.com
Do you try to eat "just one"? How guilty do you feel when you "junk food binge"? Over consumption of junk food has been shown to create addiction-like changes in brains of rats -- changes similar to cocaine or heroin. Josie Rubio, VIVmag.com nutrition editor, discusses how junk food binging may not just be a matter of will power with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Food, Diet
Lori Rosen
 - Managing Partner, U.S., Blacksocks.com
If socks make the man, Blacksocks.com certainly helps. Blacksocks sells you a sockscription and for that you receive all black matching socks quarterly. Your feet are comfortable, fashionably dressed, with no hassles and lots of fun. Lori Rosen, Managing Partner, Blacksocks.com, explains how as unglamourous an item like socks, turned into a business niche with 50,000 loyal customers. Sounds like an American Dream to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Entrepreneurship, Small Business
Chris Dlugozima
 - Community Relations Coordinator/Certified Consumer Credit Counselor, Greenpath Debt Solutions
Debt management allows for successfully passing the eight-hour test -- in other words, sleeping through the night. Greenpath, accredited by the National foundation for Credit Counseling, offers down-to-earth credit counseling and debt negotiation. You can listen, get some basic financial tips -- all with no money. Direct negotioation comes with a fee. But Chris Dlugozima, credit counselor with Greenpath, offers potential ways to start sleeping all night on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Fianance, Money Tips, Service Agencies
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
Larry Chiagouris
Getting a college degree is no longer a guarantee to a successful career. The approach to job hunting for a graduate by Dr. Larry Chiagouris is that of a coach. College years are good years. But the anxiety of finding a job, let alone, starting a career path is high on soon-to-graduate college students and on their parents, too. Dr. Chiagouris discusses how he coaches kids to use marketing tactics to turn degrees into dollars with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Job Search, Networking, Higher Education
Jason Skeeter
 - Math Teacher, Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School
Jason Skeeter's fifth grade math students achieve. His expectations for his urban minority students is college. He's helping to close the achievement gap on that path. He starts his class promptly on the clock and cold canvases the room calling on students for participation. He's a drill sergeant in front of the class running his classroom by the standard of SLANT -- shorthand for SIT UP STRAIGHT, LISTEN, ASK AND ANSWER QUESTIONS. Nod for understanding and Track the speaker -- meaning follow with your eyes. This structured environment is the formula the Willismasburg Charter School believes in. Learn more about this successful teacher on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Education, Kids
Bryan Douglas
Bryan Douglas makes a difference in the world. He faces each day looking to do a good deed. Sometimes it's money, but lots of times it's finding a resource, helping with a stalled car or running an errand for a homebound. It's the little things that make him feel good about what he does. "Six degrees of separation" -- that's six billion people connected through no more than six steps. He only asks that anyone who receives help, pay it back Forward -- a friend or relative is only six steps away. Get inspired to do your own good deeds by Douglas on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Inspiration, Philanthropy
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
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
Margie Warrell
 - Bestselling Author, Coach, Guest Speaker; FIND YOUR COURAGE
Margie Warrell coaches individuals and organizations on courage -- the courage to lead, the courage to believe in oneself. She particularly aims at the unemployed -- staying positive, staying motivated. She has six strategies to help you differentiate yourself from other job seekers. She discusses her belief that we are all capable of doing more, being more and giving more with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Life Balance, Life Choice
Deborah Sarnoff
 - MD; Clinical Professor, NYU Medical Center
If she had her professional preference, Dr. Deborah Sarnoff, Sr. Vice-President, Skin Cancer Foundation, would preach abstinence from the sun as the best protection from skin cancer. Next to that, Sarnoff recommends laundry additives that infuse clothing with sun protection as well as sunscreen. For tips on value in buying and using varied sun protection products listen to Dr. Sarnoff on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Health
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
David Chien
 - Director of Marketing, Gray Line New York
For a value-packed fun day with a touch of Europe, ride one of Gray Line's premier double-decker buses. Operating daily, you can hop on-hop off throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. You get a fully guided tour in English, Spanish, Italian or French. The tours are all-in-one: interesting listening, convenient -- get off, shop -- hop on -- and highly entertaining. fresh air and plenty of New York "people watching". Gray Line offers a variety of fun-filled venues. Learn more from David Chien, marketing director, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Travel
Patty James
Patty James is passionate about good eating. She has gone on the road taking her message to kids through the Shine the Light on Kids organization. She wants kids to slim down and, like the White House, is reaching into the classroom to offer ideas for changing eating habits. In fact, vegetables shouldn't be hidden -- she doesn't like that message. To really learn how to celebrate vegetables with your family, read her: MORE VEGETABLES, PLEASE! And hear more about her ideas on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
www.pattyjames.com / www.shinethelightonkids.com
Themes: Kids, Health, Nutrition
Jonny Bowden
 - Ph.D., CNS, Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist; Author
Are you looking for a roadmap for not only living longer, but living healthier? Dr. Jonny Bowden, Board Certified Nutritionist, offers an anti-aging strategy on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. Several of his tips: Eat real food. This doesn't include food with a bar code. Reduce stress -- lower hormones, cortisal. Cortisal leads to all kinds of increased inflamation and seriously increases abdominal fat. One fun tip. Everyone craves sweets once in a while: try frozen cherries with yogurt -- sprinkle on almonds if desired.
Themes: Aging, Health
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
Dr. Barry Sears
Have you asked, "How come I eat so little and can't lose weight?" Or, "Why does she eat so freely and still stay slim?" Dr. Barry Sears, author of the ZONE DIET, answers these questions and more with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. He explains his research regarding the "fat trap". He talks about the 80/20 rule regarding diet and exercise and he outlines his statistics for a healthy diet.
Themes: Diet, Weight Loss, Nutrition
Nell Merlino
 - CEO/Founder, COUNT ME IN
Fathers and sons in family businesses is a long, well-established tradition. Yet, nearly half of family business is owned by women. And many of these businesses are operated by mothers and daughters. Nell Merlino talks about the nature of these mother/daughter businesseses and the lessons learned such as: Role definitions and refininig of typical emotional responses. Her organization, Make Mine a Million, has witnessed this growth. Merlino shares some examples with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Women Entrepreneurs
Vanessa Pahlad Singh / David Z. Prince
 - Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Montefiore Medical Center / M.D., FAAPMR, Director, Cardiac Recover Program, Montefiore Heart Center
Exercise programs are common. But Montefiore Medical Center's cardiac recovery program has a special exercise routine named the "Daisy Plan". The program is three days a week consisting of five minute stints on seven different machines: treadmill, seated elliptical, rowing, stationery bike and Stairmaster -- seven machines, five minutes each. The "Daisy Plan" is named for Daisy McFadden, a triple by-pass survivor of eleven years who recently celebrated her ninety-ninth birthday exercising at the Center and who still lived independently. Her program is monitored by Vanessa Pahlad Singh, exercise physiologist at the Center. Dr. David Prince who leads the Cardiac Recovery Unit cites research of significantly lowered risk of death by those who suffered heart disease and committed to cardiac rehab. They discuss the program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Health Care, Longevity, Rehabilitation, Community Programs
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
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
Helene Bergman
 - LMSW; Founder/Director, Elder Care Alternatives; Certified Care Manager
Caring for an elderly loved one is draining: housing issues, health aides, legal problems and money, money. It's overwhelming. As these problems escalate. You can hire an expert. Helene Bergman is a certified care manager. She's the directof of Elder Care Alternatives. She and her colleagues provide supportive services to caretakers and their families, specializing in guidance for families dealing with Alzheimers.
Themes: Aging
Oleg Voss
 - Co-Founder, New York Street Cart, Schnitzel & Things
Four Stars with Mustard. "Zagats" on the street". For an award-winning lunch, buy from the truck: Schnitzel & Things. You get a hand-pounded, lightly breaded cutlet of chicken, pork or cod along with potato salad and sauerkraut. Location by days available on the web: twitter, etc. Listen to Oleg Voss, co-founder and former financial analyst, describe his lunchtime niche on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Entrepreneur, Food, Small Business
Janice Lathen
 - Founding Executive Director, Powering Potential
Janice Lathen, computer consultant, while on vacation in Tanzania, visited a secondary school. When she introduced herself in Swahili, the students reaction so overwhelmed her that she vowed to return with computers and teach teachers and students how to use them. From this was Powering Potential conceived. She started with one laptop and an absolute minimal amount of private funding. Hear how far she had come on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Philanthropy
Catherine Kaputa
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
Dr. Lawrence Birnbach
 - Psychoanalist; Author, HOW TO KNOW IF IT'S TIME TO GO
Birnbach and Hyman, husband and wife team, developed a ten step reality test for marriage. Should you stay? Should you keep trying? How about the kids? When is enough, enough? And, finally, what can I do to make my marriage better? Few married couples have not thought about these questions. Many do decide that the good outweighs the bad. Yet, for others, this option is not available. Birnbach, while not advocating divorce, talks to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth, about the ten steps to decision making -- when the choice comes down to staying in an unhappy marriage versus divorce.
Themes: Relationships, Communication, Life Choices
Teddy Gross
 - Founder/Executive Director, Common Cents
What can you buy for a penny? Every year school kids, ages 4-10, raise millions of dollars for charities collecting pennies. In New York City alone, kids collect ten tons of pennies every day for a three week period. It's called "penny harvesting". The program was created by Common Cents. Executive Director Teddy Gross describes how Penny Harvest teaches kids the value of team building and the sense of pride that comes with helping others. What can you do with a penny" Find out on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Community Programs, Education, Inspiration, Mentoring
Concetta M. Tomaino
 - Executive Director, The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, Senior Vice-President for Music Therapy, Beth Abraham Family of Health Services
Music unlocks memories. Dr. Concetta Tomaino directs a music therapy program at Beth Abraham Family of Health Services that opens up the world for Alzheimer patients. The emotions that are stimulated by listening to music have a profound effect on stroke and dementia patients. Dr. Tomaino spearheads a program that loads IPods with personal play lists to spread the benefits of music theraphy. She describes the amazing results to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Health Care, Rehabilitation
Maribeth Kuzmeski
 - Author, THE CONNECTORS; President, Red Zone Marketing
Can you teach a dinosaur to dance? Or, more importantly, can you teach someone to network in twenty-first Century style? Maribeth Kuzmeski answers that question in her book, THE CONNECTORS. She tells Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth how to create your own "Harvard Network" with your most powerful connections.
Themes: Networking, Communicating, Entrepreneurship
Chuck Stewart
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
Sylvia Ann Hewlett
 - Author, TOP TALENT, "Keeping Performance Up When Business is Down"
Generally, business is in survival mode. How to perform, keep top talent and deal with the credit crunch challenges big business and small business. From Wall Street to Main Street, corner offices to assembly lines, employees are angry, stressed and looking. So, how to deal with this and keep badly needed talent. Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of TOP TALENT, "Keeping Performance Up When Business is Down", offers some tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Recession, Business
Edward Mermelstein
 - Real Estate Attorney; Founder, Edward A. Mermelstein Associates
The housing market is in a recovery mode, we are told. Real Estate Attorney Edward Mermelstein advises homeowners on their own recovery with emphasis on protecting against foreclosures. Mermelstein's point of view is rooted in the law but, importantly, retains an entrepreneurial spirit for guidance to homeowners. He discusses his philosophy with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Real Estate, Money Tips, Recession
Louis Kilkenny
 - COO, Neighborhood Housing Service of New York
A bright light in the dim real estate market is Neighborhood Housing Services of New York. This organization, privately funded, counsels families on how to buy houses and, importantly, how to afford them. While their core demography is middle low-income, their customer education and honesty is available to everyone. For those who qualify, renovation loans, again with counseling, are available. NHSNYC COO Louis Kilkenny provides more value with Judith west on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Housing, Real Estate, Community Programs, Service Agencies
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
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
Edward A. Kulich
Health care is a hot topic. Dr. Edward Kulich describes his entrepreneurial approach to health services for kids to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. His 21st Century approach: House Calls! By the way, parenting tips are covered during the same visit for the same fee!
Themes: Health Care, Kids, Entrepreneurs
Stephen Chinlund
 - Episcopal Priest; Author, PRISON TRANSFORMATIONS
Rev. Chinlund believes in change. He should know. Former New York State Commissioner of Corrections, he sponsors a program aimed at life change in prisons. He's authored a book detailing some of the lessons both for inmates and for himself. Chinlund believes in the "alchemy" of transformation from the Crucible to the cell. He relates his ideas to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Rehabilitation, Inspiration, Mentoring, Second Chance
Stacie Wells
 - Director, Entertainment and Programs, USO Metropolitan New York
The USO is a "home away from home" for our armed forces. The organization is privately funded. Their mission is to impact on the morale of the military and their famililes. No matter your feelings on war, we all feel a debt to our service men and women. Our way to give back is to support the USO. Stacie Wells, an enthusiastic spokesperson for New York's USO, discusses the many programs offered with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Service Agencies
Amber Soletti
 - Co-Founder, OnSpeedDating.com
New York City is the "singles capital of the world". Amber Soletti, co-founder of OnSpeedDating, wants to move singles from behind the computer to face-to-face contact with at least 20 potential dates. You could "Play with Fire", "Date a Cougar", or meet a "Tatooed Single". She explains how to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
www.onspeeddating.com / www.kissburg.com
Themes: Relationships
Donna Taylor
 - Acting Principl, P.S./IS 686, Brooklyn School of Inquiry
Are gifted children created or born that way? While the question has yet to be answered, New York City, among many others, has a public school curriculum for maximizing the potential of gifted children. Donna Taylor, principal, describes gifted as the curriculum for the students under her watch at Brooklyn School of Inquiry. Taylor's business background is coupled with classroom teaching and training at New York City's Education Leadership Academy. Above all, she adds her spirit of entrepreneurship to her role as principal. Taylor discusses her personal techniques with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Education, Children
Jed A. Levine
 - Director, New York Alzheimers Association
How much time are you willing to dedicate to brain exercise? As much as working out, playing tennis, shopping? Basically, everyone agrees that you should exercise your mind every day to keep it active. Every seventy-one seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Alzheimers. Jed Levine, Director of the New York Alzheimers Association, provides information on the early warning signs of this disease to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Health, Aging
Marcus A. Winters
 - Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Education Policy
I asked Marcus Winters, Senior Fellow at Manhattan Institute, "When is the U.S. going to fix education?" Winters specializes in researching education policy, focusing on school choice, graduation rates and teacher performance. He labels Charter Schools as one of the most significant changes fostering education reform. Watch Getting Your Money's Worth for more on this, teacher tenure, test scores and accountability.
Themes: Education
Victor Salama
 - Acting VP, Field Operations, N.F.T.E.
Entrepreneurship is booming -- for teens. More than ever, teens are paying attention to the economy. They're hungry to learn the skills to start and grow a business. The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship promotes this - in the classroom -- offering classroom institutions curriculum teaching cash flow, balance sheets and startup costs. Every nine seconds, a kid drops out of high school. These efforts at teaching ownership connects kids to the real world and, importantly, dares kids to dream. Victor Salama of NFTE discusses the program with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Entrepreneurship
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
Leon Goodman
 - Adjunct Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology
Leon Goodman rode every subway line with his grandfather. He repeated that experience with his own grandson. In between, he became a transportation engineer and manager of the Transportataion Planning Division of the Port Authority. He relates his story of the generational "transporation fever" in his family on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Nostalgia, MTA
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
Susie Coelho
 - Founder/CEO, Susie Coelho, Lifestyle Expert, Best-Selling Author
Money is tight but you want to entertain. Coelho style diva has good practical tips: Shop for holiday deals at the 99 cent store; Instead of a fully stocked bar, make it chocolate and bubbly wine. Handmade cards are great family momentos and great ornaments. Use pine cones -- spray with gold paint to preserve and they are beautiful Get more styling tips from Coelho on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
www.susiecoelho.com / www.Grandinroad.com
Themes: Money Tips, Lifestyle
James Stovall
 - CEO, Victory Schools
Ten years ago Victory Schools was founded with the opening of the first independent charter school in Harlem. Six years later, students that entered performed with 90 percent scoring in the highest level of New York City Reading Exams -- DOUBLE the rate of traditional public schools. How the Victory team gets these kinds of results in the schools they operate and manage is the topic of James Stovall, Co-CEO on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Education, Kids
Edward F. Cox
 - Former Chair, SUNY Charter Schools Institute
A new study by Stanford Economist Caroline Hoxby leaves little doubt that students benefit from attending a New York City Charter School. Hoxby's findings were so strong about achievement, she was able to estimate that if Harlem students went to a charter school K-8, they would close 86 percent of the best score gap when compared to Scarsdale, New York. Ed Cox, founder of the Charter Schools Institute and former aurthorizer of charter schools in New York State, appears on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Education, Kids
Ron Tabano
 - CEO/Principal, John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy Charter School
The word "wildcat" is a description of someone who drills, where others have failed, with the expectation of striking it RICH. That's what Ron Tabano, founder/principal of Wildcat Academy Charter School, does. But his team strikes it RICH with high risk, urban teens. Kids who are suspended from traditional school, truants, -- or even already in the criminal justice system -- graduate and go on to college or have a job. Required throughout the curriculum is work experience. For the record, character development is always front and center. Learn how Wildcat's staff does the magic on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Education, Rehabilitation
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
Offer Gat
 - CEO, El Al Airlines
El Al Airlines has the best on-time arrival in the airline industry. This record coupled with intensive security measures comes from an airline obsessed with staff training. A culture of pride and care is reinforced throughout employees on the ground and in the air. Passengers are pre-screened before interviewing at point of departure. This debriefing is done by El Al Airlines personnel in addition to the contracted TSA employees. Baggage is also checked by the airlines own staff. All pilots are former Israeli Air Force pilots. Learn more about El Al from Offer Gat, CEO, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Travel
Gerry Frank
Gerry Frank in his book, WHERE TO FIND IT, BUY IT, EAT IT, writes about New York. If you're ordering your bagel with a "smear", or stoppoing for a "slice", you're a New Yorker. You don't buy your bagels from a grocer and you give directions to the cabbie. Have a yearning for Greek? See Gerry's book. French, German, Thai, whatever your heart and stomach desires, find it in Gerry's book. Get his dining tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Food, Money Tips, Dining
Eva Ritvo
When you look better, you feel better. When you feel better, you look better. That, in a nutshell, is the Beauty-Brain-Loop. And what's most beautiful? Vitality and self-confidence. Dr. Eva Ritvo, psychiatrist, offers tips on mastering the Beauty-Brain-Loop to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Life Balance, Health
Robert  D. Manning
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
Michael E. Goodman
 - President, Wealthstream Advisors, Inc.
Health care is a hot topic today -- particularly care of seniors -- both for them and their families. These conversations highlighted the need for three important documents: Living Will, Power of Attorney and Do Not Resuscitate Orders. Hear Michael Goodman discuss these issues with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Aging, Health Care, Quality of Life
Jim Strong
Since a kid, you've dreamed of a perfect honeymoon spot-- or you're a couple celebrating twenty-five years of marriage -- or you're grandparents wishing to celebrate a special birthday with an extended family trip. Should you spend the money and where should you go? Getting Your Money's Worth says, "Yes", spend the money. Stuff goes out of style but memories last forever. Jim Strong, family travel expert, tells you where, while talking to Judith West.
Themes: Travel, Nostalgia
Mary Mattingly
 - Founder, The Waterpod
Farming on the water surrounding New York? Yes, if you're one of a group of artists living on the Waterpod, a self sustaining community of artists. What's the Waterpod? It's a ship. It's a farm. It's an art residence. It's an experience in sociability, in community, in making art and, mostly, in endurance. Listen to Mary Mattingly describe to Host Judith West, Getting Your Money's Worth, the satisfaction of enjoying the universe she founded off the coast of Brooklyn.
Themes: Environment, Quality of Life, Conservation
Errol Louis
 - Political Columnist, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
"An extraordinary number of people are drawn into the political side of public service for the wrong reasons -- like ego," says Errol Louis. He also says he has no intention of ever entering politics. Hear his views on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. In addition to his contributions to THE DAILY NEWS, Louis hosts the morning show on AM1600 WWRL, www.wwrl1600.com.
www.nydailynews.com / www.errollouis.com
Themes: Politics
Mary Bleiberg
 - Executive Director, ReServe
ReServe, under the leadership of Mary Bleiberg, successfully connects retired men and women with non-profit organizations for pay. It may be a small stipend or it may only cover expenses. But non-profits are getting experience, wisdom and mature work ethics. The mature worker is getting the chance to contribute from the heart and the respect of a little income. Learn more from Ms. Bleiberg on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Aging, Volunteers
Kathryn Sollman
 - Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Women@WorkNetwork
Women have always felt pressure in the job market. But this rocky economy has pushed stay-at-home moms back into the job market sooner than planned. Kathryn Sollman, co-founder of Women@WorkNetwork, specializes in helping women shift gears and repackage themselves as professionals. Skills gained while out of the job market can be polished for a resume. She gives tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Working Women
Nell Merlino
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
Lamar Smith
If we're sure of anything in this time of economic turmoil, we've seen that the coveted corner office comes with a lot of danger and grief. Lamar Smith, author of THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN THE CORNER OFFICE, weaves a tale of the disaster that comes from having as your primary goal -- high performance and high salary. He discusses real priorities with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Life Balance, Quality of Life
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
Susan Samtur
 - Coupon Queen
Susan Samtur "Cashes In" at the checkout counter. She uses coupons, in-store discounts, manufacturer's rebates and lables to cut her grocery bills by a LOT. The Coupon Queen brings you her system on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. Listen and learn!
Themes: Money Tips
Kenneth Purcell
 - Founder/CEO, iSeatz
It's good to hear that hard work and a great idea can still be a home run in the business world. Kenneth Purcell is founder and CEO of iSeatz, a leader in on-line travel and entertainment. Purcell grew an investment of $28,000 and a great idea and vision into a $40,000,000 business. Located in New Orleans, he even had to come back from Hurricane Katrina. No wonder he made INC. MAGAZINE'S list of fastest-growing private companies. Hear his story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Entrepreneurs
Robert C. Dinerstein
 - Board Chairman, Everybody Wins!
Most of us agree that a serious disparity exists between the reading abliities of lower-income and higher-income kids. But Robert Dinerstein, Chairman of Everybody Wins! is doing something about that. His organization, a non-profit literary and mentoring organization, is founded on a simple equation: One Mentor, One Child, One Book at a Time. Listen to him on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. You could win and importantly help a kid on the road to WINNING.
Themes: Education, Volunteers
Melissa Bushell
 - Partner/Chef, Baked by Melissa
About a year ago, Melissa Bushell was fired from her job in advertising. What a lucky break! She is a partner in Baked by Melissa, a line of miniature stuffed cupcakes. For you dessert lovers, imagine tasting peanut butter cup, S'mores, cookie dough and much more, all without the past dessert guilt trip. They're bite sized and a value. You'll get your money's worth! Hear her story on GYMW with Judith West.
Themes: Second Chance, Entrepreneurs, Small Business, Women Entrepreneurs
Catherine Kaputa
Men don't leave their gender at the door, so why should women? Women are accustomed to making stuff: women make the meals, make the house "homey", make babies -- so why not MONEY? Listen to Catherine Kaputa tell Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth how to leverage the female mindset to succeed in business.
Themes: Marketing, Working Women
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
Eric C. Rackow
 - M.D., President/CEO, Senior Bridge
People are living longer. But longer life spans often require skilled caregivers. Particularly for those older citizens and their families who desire living comfortably at home. Listen to Eric Rackow, professor of medicine at New York University and President/CEO of SeniorBridge, outline his company's care management program for older adults and the chronically ill.
Themes: Aging, Quality of Life
Steve Chen
 - Executive Vice-President, Crystal Window and Door Systems
Steve Chen, Executive Vice President of Crystal Window and Door Systems in Queens, New York, was the Obama Administration's New York City exhibit to showcase the Federal Stimulus Bill. Chen, whose company had earlier begun to manufacture energy-saving windows and doors, has seen his business surge as consumers order his redesigned products and, at the same time, qualify for a substantial tax credit. Chen advised Vice-President Joe Biden at an economic forum in New York City: "Keep the little guy going and the country will move in the right direction."
Themes: Conservation, Environment, Energy, Small Business
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
Deanna Kirk
 - Jazz Singer
Troubled financial times often present opportunities for "Second Chancers". What seems at first unbearable: termination, marital strife, health problems, -- can be opportunity. The challenge while overwhelming, can be transformation to fulfill a passion. Hear Deanna Kirk, profiled in the NEW YORK TIMES, tell her second-chance story to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Second Chance
Don Gabor
 - Author; Communications Trainer; Conversation Arts Media
How often have you wished you could take your words back? Or on the other hand, have you wanted to say something and didn't know how. Watch us: Judith West, host, Getting Your Money's Worth, and Don Gabor as he discusses his book, "Speaking Your Mind in 101 Difficult Situations.
Themes: Communicating
Theresa S. Bischoff
 - CEO, American Red Cross, Greater New York
Even the Red Cross has gone 21st Century. Yes, the same service organization as always, but now: Disaster Preparation. They're even running full page ads in the large urban newspapers showcasing their backpack or hand held disaster preparation kits. All their other traditional work is still front and center. Watch Theresa Bischoff, CEO of the Greater New York Red Cross, discuss her organization's assistance programs on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Volunteers, Emergency Preparedness, Service Agencies
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
Russell K. Portenoy
 - MD; Chairman, Department of Pain Medicine an Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center
Are you one of the thirty-six million Americans who take over-the-counter painkillers? You reach in the medicine cabinet when you have a headache, a sore arm after tennis, or a bad back after gardening. But do you know which painkiller to reach for -- Tylenol, Advil or Aspirin? Listen to Dr. Russell Portenoy, Chairman of the Deaprtment of Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital as he offers his guidelines on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Health Care
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
Jerry Shereshewsky
 - CEO, Grandparents.com
The "worm has turned" for grandparents. Young people want them, retailers want them, restaurants want them -- there's even a First Grandmother in the White House. Grandparents are twenty-five percent of the population and have more money than any other group. Learn about it from Jerry Shereshewskyon Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Aging
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
Deroy Murdoch
 - Media Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Do you find it easier to talk about race relations since President Obama's election? Will black Americans pride translate into gains for black youth? Deroy Murdock, social commentator, hopes that our President's example leads young black Americans to embrace academic achievement, reject hip-hop culture, and follow his recommendation about wearing a belt. Hear Murdock's views on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Race Relations
Manual A. Alvarado
 - Operation Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Should you refinance your home? Are you elegible for Mortgage Modification? See Manual Alvarado, outreach contact in New York City for the U.S. Department of Housing, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. He highlights information on Freddie and Fanny, how to avoid foreclosures (avoid scam artists) and how to modify your payments if your income has changed. Help is available.
Themes: Housing, Service Agencies
Ruth Taube
 - Director, Home Planning Workshop, The Henry Street Settlement
These days we hear about Wall Street and Main Street, but Getting Your Money's Worth focuses on Henry Street. And an icon of the Henry Street Settlement is Ruth Taube. Ms. Taube runs the Home Planning Workshop where she teaches and has taught generations of women and some men free of charge. She teaches skills -- back in popularity today -- such as knitting, crocheting and upholstery. But, importantly, her program provides a comfort zone for discussion of life -- nutrition, economy and raising kids. By the way, Ms. Taube works on an original Singer sewing machine which she electrified herself.
Themes: Community Programs, Nostalgia
Dave Muti
 - Author, MORTGAGES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW; Senior Mortgage Planner
Mortgage does not have to be a dirty word. Listen to Dave Muti on Getting Your Money's Worth and learn the top ten mistakes to avoid. You will get value even if you (1) already have a mortgage; (2) don't own but hope to buy; (3) want to refinance; and (4) want to learn about finance.
Themes: Real Estate
Gail Maynor
 - Member, Board of Directors, Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation
Active in the campaign to expose our children to the world of work is Gail Maynor. Maynor, a graduate of New York University's Entrepreneurship Program and herself a mother, talks about the importance for parents to teach and mentor their kids about the power and possibility of work and family life. She is on the Baord of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation. Here the involvement of all concerned on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
Themes: Kids, Education
Svetlana Kogan
 - MD/Founder, Doctors at Trump Place
As the economy continues to disappoint, diners are eager for deals and reastaurants giving them. Supersized slammowhich for breakfast and three pizzas for lunch are available. Fast food chains are calling these "Big Taste Bailout Packages". Dr. Svetlana Kogan breaks down the relationship of fast food and student obesity on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Dieting, Obesity, Health Care
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
Michael Meyers
 - President/Executive Director, New York Civil Rights Coalition
Michael Meyers, Executive Director of the New York Civil Rights Coalition and outspoken advocate for civil rights for all victims of discrimination, delivers a current perspective on the status of race relations in the U.S. He answers Attorney General Eric Holder and embraces President Obama's edict: One America, One Human Race. For fresh commentary, listen to him on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Race Relations
Peter Pitts
 - President/Co-Founder, Center for Medicine for the Public Interest; Former FDA Associate Commissioner
As a health care consumer, I'm frustrated and I bet you are too. Peter Pitts, former Associate Commissioner of the Federal Drug Administration, has some experiences and thoughts on the overhaul of this country's health care system. For this huge undertaking, $635 billion dollars has been proposed to be used over the next ten years. Learn more on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Health Care
Vincent DeVito
 - Energy and Climate Change Attorney, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
If you're confused about our energy policy, you're not alone. Vincent DeVito, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy, discusses Obama's energy policy goals. One thing we know for sure: the U.S.'s future energy policy will undergo a dramatic shift. One hundred fifty billion dolalrs has been pledged as well as millions of "green" jobs. Hear how this might affect you on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Conservation, Environment, Energy
Jennifer Mahran
 - Founder, Charity Begins
People helping people. No bureaucracy. Limited cost. Learn how Charity Begins, began. Two young people and an idea -- now, shoes, toothbrushes, infants' clothing, school supplies and books are traveling to some eighteen underdeveloped countries in bags -- donated. The bags are transported by pleasure travelers checking items with their own baggage and, even in some cases, delivering the transported, donated merchandise to the charity services. An amazing story. Hear Jennifer Mahran describe the process and learn how you can get involved on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Philanthropy
John Galasso / Dr. Alex M. Eingorn
 - Producer, Just Laugh, The Movie / Chiropractor
"A day without laughter is a day wasted," said Charlie Chaplain. So say the crew of Just Laugh -- The Movie. Not only is laughter an outlet to stress relief, but research has shown that a good belly laugh helps promote increased blood circulation and build the immune system. And, no matter religion, politics or language, everyone understands a good laugh. Watch John Galasso, Producer, and Dr. Alex Eingorn, Chiropractor, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
www.justlaugh.org / www.betterhealthnyc.com
Themes: Health Care
Laurence Shatkin
The stimulus package has passed. The plan is to create or preserve some three to four million jobs. Laurence Shatkin writes about those potential jobs in his book: GREAT JOBS IN THE PRESIDENT'S STIMULUS PACKAGE. He gives some sound tips for tapping into the new resources on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Recession
Randy Perskin
 - Attorney, Divorce Consultant
Divorce isn't happy and, if possible, best avoided. Best advice: spend enough time with your potential mate to get beyond the initial physical attraction. Get to know the person you're going to spend the rest of your life with. But if it comes to divorce, you should know your rights, obligations and understand how to best navigate the process. Divorce lawyer, consultant Randy Perskin offers some suggestions on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Legal, Relationships
Dr. Margaret L. Furman
 - MD, MPH, Department of Cardiology, Beth Israel Medical Center
Heart disease isn't just a man's disease. In fact, nearly twice as many women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer. But you can control and indeed lessen risk despite age or family history. Learn how from Dr. Margaret Furman on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Health Care
Dr. Eric Braverman
 - M.D.; Director, Place for Achieving Total Health
Thank that you control your weight through your stomach? "Wrong," says Dr. Eric Braverman. Weight loss occurs in yoru brain. "If you find that losing weight is harder than ever, your brain which starts to age as early as thirty, is the culprit", adds Braverman. Learn more on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Health Care
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
Dr. Betsy McCaughey
 - Founder/Chairman, RID; Former Lt. Gov., State of New York
There is no reason to catch an infection in the hospital. In fact, these hospital-borne infecftions are now called NEVER events. Best way to prevent says Committee to Reduce Infection Disease (RID) Founder Betsy McCaughey: WASH YOUR HANDS. And insist that all hospital personnel do so also, even including the doctor. And on: doctor's stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, hospital scrubs -- they are all "germy and deadly". Learn more ways to avoid infection on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Health Care
Karen Sherman
Does it feel as though your life is out of control? That you are behaving as if on "auto-pilot"? It's true: you may have little control over many aspects of your life, but you can control your reactions. Karen Sherman, Ph.D., offers tips and skills on ways to choose change. you do not have to live frozen in old habits. Sherman elaborates on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Life Balance, Quality of Life
Diane Kirschner
 - Ph.D.; Author, LOVE IN 90 DAYS
There are forty-one million single males in the United States! Why can't you find one? Dr. Diana Kirschner has a strategy that's like a "boot camp" for love. "No", to dating one person at a time. "Yes", to on-line dating. Is it possible to find Love in 90 Days? Dr. Kirschner explains how on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Relationships
Henry J. Stern
 - Director, StarQuest@NYCivic.org
Henry Stern, former New York City Parks Commissioner under Mayor Rudolph Juliani and icon in New York City's political life, talks about the political system in New York State and in the country generally. He comments on the likelihood of change in the system, and the disconnect between politicans and their electorate. Stern comments to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Politics
Army Brigadier General  Anthony J. Tata
We are being asked to sacrifice, to contribute to our country's well-being. Brigadier General Anthony Tata, Commander of the 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan, is not only sacrificing but he is contributing royalties from his book, SUDDEN THREAT, to the USO Wounded Warrioirs Program. The General wrote his book on terror and was from the battleground. Log on to Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West for the whole story. When you buy the book, you get a good read and contribute to Wounded Warriors.
Themes: Veterans, Philanthropy
Sally C. Pipes
 - President/CEO, Pacific Research Institute
President Elect Obama has promised to do what Clinton and Bush didn't: provide successful health care. But: how successful and do we as consumers, want it? Sally Pipes, economist, Canadian and American citizen, says, "We don't". She claims, "If you think health care is expensive now, just wait until it's free." Watch her discuss her views on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Health Care
Marion Nestle
 - Professor of Nutrition, New York University; Author, WHAT TO EAT
Good News! Eating in has been substituted for eating out. Times are tough and your budget has forced cutbacks. Don't dispair. There are real benefits to home cooking for you and your loved ones. As a friend recently said, "If I eat out Saturday and Sunday, I weigh three to five pounds more on Monday." Hear New York University Nutrition Professor Marion Nestle's point of view on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Nutrition, Dieting, Obesity, Food
Mark Volchek
 - Founder/CFO, Higher One
We are told that the economy needs entrepreneurs. Are entrepreneurs taught or born? What's the difference in a dreamer versus a doer? How do you nurture the excitement of doing something in yourself or your kid? Listen to Mark Volchek,who while still in school with two other college pals founded a national finance services company catering to colleges and students, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Entrepreneurs
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.
www.djindexes.com / www.stoxx.com
Themes: Retirement, Finance
Anthony Napoli
 - President, Briggs
If you're running a small business, now is the time to be even more creative in maintaining your client base and in cutting expenses. Remember the courage it took to start your business. Rechannel that energy to now push an extra mile beyond those stymied in their tracks. Hear Anthony Napoli describe his marketing savvy on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Marketing, Small Business, Entrepreneurs
Charles J. Hynes
 - District Attorney, Kings County, New York; Founder, Legal Lives
The crime rate in Brooklyn, once considered one of the ten leading crime-ridden communities in the U.S., is down significatnly; due in no small part to District Attorney Charles J. Hynes. Brooklyn's top prosecutor takes seriously not only prosecuting but going after causes of crimes in the first place. His Legal Lives program takes the D.A.'s staff into fourth grade classrooms to teach kids about making choices in life that prevent juvenile delinquency. He wants kids to understand, all citizens, for the common good, must live within the law. Learn about this extraordinary program on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Kids, Legal, Life Choice, Mentoring
Cindy Olsen
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
Debbie Mandel
Are you "crazy busy"? Have a million things to do? Have trouble sleeping? University Professor Debbie Mandel says you may be "addicted" to stress. If all you know is feeling pressured, listen to Mandel discuss her Seven Step Program to overcome daily stress. You'll Get Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Quality of Life, Life Balance
JJ Ramberg
 - Co-Founder, GoodSearch.com
You can give to your favorite charity without giving. Just shop with GoodSearch.com. Well-known retailers -- Target, Macy's, Best By and Barnes and Noble, among others, contribute a significant portion of purchase prices to your favorite charity. It's a form of philanthropy that works. I know because I tried it. Listen to JJ Ramberg explain on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Philanthropy
John R. Campbell
 - Founder and CEO, MyVetwork
John Campbell, two time Purple Heart recipient in the Marines, has founded MyVetwork.com, a non-profit social network for families of the U.S. Military. This network connects families for support. Familes don't live on bases as in other conflicts. This social network creates a community. Listen to Campbell on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Networking, Veterans
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
Tim Stark
How hungry are you for a good tomato? Tim Stark, accidental tomato farmer, grows them. If you're eating at a four-star restaurant in New York City, you may well be eating his tomatoes, hot chilil peppers, and other veggies. Why is he an accidental farmer? He graduated from Princeton with plans to write. Instead, he owns a farm in Pennsylvania and supports his family by working the dirt. Okay, and he writes. See him with his book on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Nutrition, Food, Small Business, Entrepreneurs
Ardice Farrow / Heidi Reagan
With holidays added to all other daily stress, are you racing around with no time to enjoy yourself, your friends and family? Slow down. No need to perfect your Super Woman image. Listen to Farro and Reagan, co-foundres of Wake Up Women, tell you how to start. They're on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Quality of Life, Life Balance
Susan Shapiro Barash
 - Author, LITTLE WHITE LIES, Deep Dark Secrets; THE NEW WIFE
How different is the life of a wife in the twenty-first century? Is there still a struggle for equality or is being a wife today similar to what it was for your mother? And, okay, has the social landscape of today made it easier and safer to life -- yes, lie as in not telling the truth. Hear Susan Shapiro Barash, Professor of Gender Studies, reveal some of her truths on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Life Balance
Hannah Seligson
In these times it's tough to find a job and equally tough to succeed. Right now, the right advice at the start of your career can make a huge difference. Hear how to develop the single best office tool: a thick skin. And for women: how to develop that smart spot -- the middle ground between "bitch" and "doormat". Hannah Seligsun, Author, New Girl on the Job, gives her battleworn advice to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Working Women
Phoebe Damrosch
Phoebe Damrosch, one of two female captains at four-star restaurants in New York City, lays down the gauntlet on -- get this -- what diners have a right to expect. How about this -- "Right to have your reservation honored..." -- "Right to enough light to read your menu..." -- "Right to hear your dining companions speak..." -- Sounds good to me, so far. For more, watch Damrosch on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Consumers
Erik Goldman
Health care is referred to as the "health crisis". No one eis happy: not patients, not doctors. Patients and doctors are looking for new solutions. Medical journalist Erik Goldman suggesgts a serious look at integrating holistic, natural medicine with health care. Prevention is a major benefit of this approach. The "why" of this integrated health model is discussed on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Holistic Health Care, Health Care
Jennifer Barrett
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
Ross Johnston
 - Vice-President, Business Development, Dotster, Inc.
The twenty-first Century version of business on the golf course is the blending of social networking and your brand's media website. It's all about sharing brand ideas and content with your clients and their clients. Friends become clients, clients become part of a community; it's word-of-mouth marketing and a lot of BUZZ! Ross Johnston expands on the Social Networking phenomenon with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Marketing, Networking
Mitch Cohen
 - Franchisee, HomeVestors
The real estate market has few bright spots. But for buyers who are qualified, HomeVestors, Inc., is a phone call worth making. And for homeowners who are forced to sell, HomeVestors, Inc., is also a phone call away. As always listen carefully and wait a few days to decide. Mitch Cohen describes the philosophy behind his company with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Real Estate
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
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
Virginia Morris
In 2007 Hallmark sold 85,000 Happy 100th Birthday Cards. By the end of 2010, the oldest baby boomers -- 76 million of them -- will turn 65. At the same time that baby boomer's parents are also aging. Who will take care of all these aging parents? Virginia Morris, caretaker herself and author of HOW TO CARE FOR AGING PARENTS, is a nationally recognized authority on parent care. But she's also a daughter who believed it was her responsibility to take care of her Mom. After all, hadn't her Mom taken care of her? Morris speaks out about this dilemma faced by millions on Getting Your Money's worth with Judith West.
Themes: Aging
John D. McCann
 - Managing Director, Survival Resources
John McCann at all times carries with him an Altoids mint tin. But don't ask him for a mint. That tin is instead packed with twenty provisions intended as survival supplies. In fact, the tin itself can double as a mini frying pan. McCann's experience as a former Marine drill instructor grew into his Survival Resource Company following Hurricane Katrina. Hear him on Getting Your Money's Wroth with Judith West.
Themes: Emergency Preparedness
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.
www.baron-financial.com / www.yourmoneybus.com
Themes: Finance
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
Gary Taubes
 - Author, GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control and Disease
Are you eating less but not losing weight? Join the crowd. Gary Taubes, award-winning journalist for SCIENCE MAGAZINE, presents convincing evidence debunking this notion. He flies in the face of 50 years of nutritional theory regarding weight loss. In his book, GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES, he argues persuasively that the solution to avoiding getting fat is not the number of calories eaten, but the kind. Should you doubt his hypothesis , look around at the escalating obesity epidemic. But find out for yourself. Listen to him on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Nutrition, Dieting, Obesity
Joe Bagnoli
 - Associate Provost for Enrollment and Academic Services, Berea College
Is college tuition breaking the bank in your household? Are you a graduate still paying off your loans? There is a college in the U.S. where you can graduate debt-free. It's called Berea and is located in the Appalachian region of central Kentucky. You can go to Berea with nothing but what you can carry and graduate debt-free. Joseph Bagnoli, Associate Provost for Enrollment, calls it "the best education money can't buy". Who can go, how is it financed? Find out by listening to Bagnoli on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Education, Higher Education
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.
www.civicventures.org / www.PublicAgenda.org
Themes: Aging, Retirement
Kal Chany
 - Founder/President, Campus Consultants; Author, PAYING FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE
Tuition at New York University and Columbia is over $50,000. Tuition at CUNY, $4,000. Should you or your kid incur an additional quarter of a million dollars for a college degree? How much financial aid is your son or daughter going to get? Kal Chany breaks it down on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Higher Education
Donna M. Dazzo
 - President, Designed to Appeal
Whether buyer or seller, you should know about home styling specialists. Sellers love their family photos and heirloom "tchatckas." and buyers look at them as clutter. Staging specialists see your house with buyer's eyes. They flip the presentation of house to home for SOMEONE ELSE. Check this concept out with Donna Dazzo, president of Designed to Appeal, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Real Estate
Ronald M. Caplan
 - M.D., Author, LONG LIFE, A Survival Strategy
Last year Hallmark sold 85,000 Happy One Hundredth Birthday Cards. Dr. Ronald Caplan predicts women can live productive, fulfilling lives well beyond the Biblical threesome and ten. His strategy: view Dr. Caplan on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
Themes: Aging
Dr. Michael Osit
 - Author, GENERATION TEXT: Raising Well-Adjusted Kids in an Age of Instant Everything
Does your teen-ager go on the internet, see something he wants (not needs), calls you on your cell, types in your credit card (or his) and immedately gets what he wants? Dr. Michael Osit talks about this discussing his book -- RAISING WELL-ADJUSTED KIDS IN AN AGE OF "INSTANT EVERYTHING" --- with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Kids, Quality of Life, Life Balance
John McWhorter
 - Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Author, ALL ABOUT THE BEAT: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America
Hip Hop is a category of music here to stay. Enjoyable, fun to listen to; but, music. The tendency to think rap music will provide political access or solve poverTy and provide increased employment is without merit. John McWhorter suggests that all that energy be redirected toward active problem solving. Hear some of his thougths on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Race Relations, Politics
Paula Lukats
 - Executive Director, Just Food
Do you crave food off the farm produce? You remember the kind: tomatoes that have a taste, peaches that have an aroma, and corn -- well, you remember: bushels of corn with firm kernals and no barren spots. Just Food makes this possible with community-supported agriculture. Hear Paula Lukats expain on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
Themes: Food
Belinda Chang
 - Wine Director, Museum of Modern Art
All art lovers world-wide flock to MOMA in New York City. Now add wine aficionados. The restaurant, Modern in Moma , has an international wine list directed by wine sommelier, Belinda Chang. And don't be afraid to order a glass. They serve so many patrons wine in a beautiful glass without ordering a bottle. Sommelier Chang tells you herself on Geting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Dining, Food, Wine
Cameron Stracher
 - Professor, New York Law School; Author, DINNER WITH DAD
What makes a successful lawyer living the American Dream, risk his secure lifestyle? Cameron Stracher changes his family's lifestyle so he can have dinner with them at least five nights a week. He explains changing from Absent Dad to Nourishing Dad on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Life Choice, Life Balance, Quality of Life
Liz Berney, Esq.
 - Attorney and Congressional Candidate
How many times have you asked yourself: "Why can't we get honest, hard-working American citizens in Congress?" Well, you can. Listen to Liz Berney, running for Congress against an entrenched incumbent, tell you how on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
Themes: Politics
Mickey Sherman
Mickey Sherman, criminal defense lawyer, says: "Yes, I can defend those people. That's how I make a living." Are there any crimes he won't defend? Hear Mickey give a candid interview on the workings of our legal system on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
Themes: Legal
Kenneth W. Grobach
 - Author, THE AGE CURVE
The message of the book, THE AGE CURVE, seems so obvious, I'm wondering why I didn't think of it. You will, too, as you listen to business forecaster Kenneth Grobach tell everyone in business that "it's all in the numbers". What's the real issue behind consumerism? Shifting generations. Size matters. Hear the discussion on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Consumers, Marketing
Alicia Martinez
 - Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Your Metro card bought you a ride with the MTA and a rare chance to read a poem. But now, your ride (for no extra charge) comes with a series called "Train of Thought". You'll get selections from great thinkers in history, philosophy, science and literature. Learn more about this program on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: MTA
Jennifer 8 Lee
Is there a General Tso? What's the most popular wedding day in the year for the Chinese? Do you know about the Great Kosher Duck Scandal? How did 110 people win in Powerball. All had the six right numbers? Watch Jennifer 8 Lee on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West and learn the answers.
Themes: Food, Dining
Jaime Peters
 - Program Coordinator, The White House Project
We know that Hillary Clinton isn't going to be Commander-in-Chief. But did her fight for that office open up doors for women? Jaime Peters, program director for the White House Project, which trains women to enter politics, says it does. This organization has trained close to 2,000 women in the last three years -- 35 and younger -- to hold office. Learn about this on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Working Women
Maggie Jackson
How did we get to the point where we keep one eye on the Blackberry and one eye on our spouse -- in bed. We can contact millions of people world-wide, so why is it so hard to schedule a simple family dinner? Hear Maggie Jackson, author of DISTRACTED, tell what we can do aout it on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Quality of Life, Life Balance
Marianne J. Legato
 - M.D., F.A.C.P., P.C.
Do you think men hear differently? Do you think women don't give up? Well, "Right on both counts", says Dr. Marianne Legato, professor of medicine at Columbia University and author of WHY MEN NEVER REMEMBER AND WOMEN NEVER FORGET. Hear her tips for turning men into better listeners and women into focused-on-topic speakers on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Relationships
Jim Bouchard
Jim Bouchard turned his success in the martial arts to success in business. This "Karate Guy" who has achieved a Black Belt explains his use of power to gain personal and professional success on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Marketing
Eugene M. Lang
 - Founder and Chairman Emeritus , I Have a Dream Foundation
Twenty-five years ago Eugene Lang, gave a graduation speech to sixth graders in East Harlem, encouraging them to see this as the first of several graduations. Hearing that indeed college was probably not a realilty, Lang offered to pay for each child's college education. At that moment was born the "I Have Dream" Foundation. Hear his story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Philanthropy, Education
Carl Ballenas / Victoria L. Brown-Douglas
 - Teacher, Immaculate Conception School, Jamaica Estates, NY; Historian and Author / Professor - St. John's University School of Law
Carl Ballenas, teacher extraordinaire, teams with Professor Victoria Brown-Douglas of St. John's University, to teach his kids a moment in history -- The Desegregation of Jamaica School War 1895-1900 -- through re-enacting the courtroom battle. Kids research at Queens Public Library; St. John's law students mentor Immaculate Conception School students. A community mentoring kids. What Good News! Hear more on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Education, Mentoring
Steven Maglio
 - Vocalist, Tribute to Frank Sinatra
"Start Spreading the News" -- U.S. Postal Service has issued a gorgeous blue stamp commemorating old "Blue Eyes" himself -- Frank Sinatra. Sinatra's voice has lived on as has the songs. Hear Steven Maglio sing a few bars of some of Sinatra's classics -- songs that tell a story -- on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Nostalgia
Dr. Evelyn Higgins
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
Bill Rappel
 - National Director, Computers for Youth; America Forward Advisory Board
Bill Rapel in his capacity as national director for Computers for Youth is on the Advisory Board of America Forward, a coalition of non-profits that work together for a better strategy to solve domestic issues -- education, poverty, health. His own organization puts computers in the homes of low-income students using the tool as a rallying point around which the entire family can involve themselves. Hear Bill describe his mission on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
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Themes: Philanthropy, Education
Iris Chen
 - President/CEO, I Have a Dream Foundation
Twenty-five years ago Eugene Lang, founder of I Have a Dream Foundation, had a vision for sixth graders at his old elementary school in East Harlem -- they would graduate and go to college. Since then, some 60,0000 "Dreamers" have been identified. They are mentored, funded and coached through the college process. View Iris Chen, CEO, and Anthony Ron and Job Bridgett, themselves Dreamers, as they describe the mission and value of "I have a Dream" on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Philanthropy, Education
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
Mark Goldsmith
 - Founder, Getting Out and Staying Out
Ordinary Americans do extraordinary things. Hear Goldsmith describe his Getting Out and Staying Out Program, operating with volunteers at Rikers Island. There, retired executives teach inmates how to find and keep a job. Every released inmate gets a tool kit with an alarm clock, metro card, resume and condoms. He tells his story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Legal, Rehabilitation, Philanthropy, Mentoring, Education
Mark E. Seitelman
 - Attorney, Law Offices, P.C.
Who pays for workplace injuries? What are the rights of people injured in workplace accidents? Should there be a cap on jury awards for personal injury? Listen to Mark Seitelman, Attorney, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Legal
Jim Lukaszewski
 - Crises Communication Specialist and Author, WHY SHOULD THE BOSS LISTEN TO YOU?
What's wrong with today's leaders? Can you teach leadership? Do you believe there is a lack of integrity among today's CEO's? View Jim Lukaszewski on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Communicating
Jon Vandegrift
 - General Manager, Shake Shack
Craving a Chicago style hot dog in New York City? Or a mid-western style ice-cold root beer float? Well, maybe a California style burger with potato bun and mayo. Hear Jon Vandegrift, general manager of Shake Shack, describe this unique food kiosk under Restaurateur Danny Meyer's umbrella on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Dining, Food
Donna Cutting
 - Author, THE CELEBRITY EXPERIENCE, Insider Secrets to Delivelring Red-Carpet Customer Service
Imagine a world where you called customer service and a human being answered. Imagine walking into a retail store and getting "red-carpet" treatment. It can happen. Hear Donna Cutting talk about the celebrity experience on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Consumers
Jenn Savedge
Jenn is a parent who doesn't want to raise her children in a world full of toxens. She's full of tips and easy to do ideas for becoming a Green Parent. She's a great resource for parents looking to incorporate earth friendliness into their family's lifestyle. Learn more onGetting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Conservation, Environment, Energy, Kids
Angie Hicks
 - Founder, Angie's List
Did you sit home all day waiting for a plumber? In need of an electrician and you don't know who to call? Call Angie. Her list of service providers has been reviewed and rated by homeowners like you. Angie's List puts reliable information at your fingertips. See her on Getting Your Money's Worth With Judith West.
Themes: Entrepreneurs, Consumers
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
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
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
Simon Sinek
 - Founder, SINEK PARTNERS, Corporate Refocusing
How often have you had to deal with a company's customer service department? Have you ever thought, "If that company's employees treated customers right, there would be no need for customer service departments." Simon Sinek, founder of his own company, inspiring action, talks about how to build customer loyalty on Getting Your Moneys Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Consumers
Jack Mitchell
 - Author, HUG YOUR PEOPLE; CEO, Mitchell's/Richards/Marshs
Jack Mitchell and family own the most successful independent retail stores in the country. How? He fosters a culture of niceness with his customers and his employees. His books, HUG YOUR CUSTOMERS and HUG YOUR PEOPLE, blueprint his family's success. He's on Getting Your Moneys Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Communicating, Small Business, Consumers, Entrepreneurs
Dr. Nir Barzilai
 - Director, Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Nir Barzilai, former Chief of Medicine of the Israeli Army, directs the Institute for Aging. He profiles the centenarian -- that's right -- 100 year olds. Listen to see if you have the components for successful aging on Getting Yoru Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Aging
Sarah Maria Dreisbach
 - Founder, Break Free Beauty
Our culture reveres youth and thin. Still, this country has an obesity problem. Listen to Sarah Maria Dreisbach discuss how she rid herself of a negative body obsession and moved on to found Break Free Beauty on Getting Your Moneys Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Life Balance, Dieting, Obesity, Health Care, Quality of Life
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
Jane Hirschman
 - Founder/Co-Chairwoman, Time Out From Testing
Jane Hirschman, founder of Time Out From Testing, believes New York City's public school kids are over-tested. Hear what her group has to say about "high stakes" testing, K-12, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Education
Henry J. Stern
 - Director, StarQuest@NYCivic.org
On Getting Your Money's Worth, Henry Stern, New York City public servant for over forty years, discusses the motivation and actions of politicians. He's got a theory that the "smarter the politician, the more 'off-track' the personality." Listen to Getting Your Money's Worth for a rare insight into the minds of public servants.
Themes: Politics
Robert Shemin
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
Robin Nagle
 - Ph.D., Anthropologist-in-Residence, New York City Department of Sanitation; Faculty, New York University
Robin Nagle, Doctor of Anthropology, on the faculty of New York University, also practices her science with the New York City Department of Sanitation. Dr. Nagle, in her pursuit, learned how to operate a sanitation truck and worked the job of a sanitation person. It's a good story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Working Women
Christine Karpinski
No matter what your stage in life, second homes provide options and, even in a fluctuating real estate market, provide income opportunities. For fun, for retirement, for investment, whatever your goals may be, listen to Christine Karpinski offer tips on Getting Your Money's Worth, with Judith West.
Themes: Real Estate
Christina Eckert
Are there Wackos in your life? Christina Eckert talks about how to spot Wackos and what to do to cope with them in your family or in the workplace. She authored WINNING AGAINST THE WACKOS.
Themes: Life Balance, Relationships, Quality of Life
Burton Rocks
Burton Rocks developed a fine friendship with Jackie Robinson's daughter while authoring WHAT I LEARNED FROM JACKIE ROBINSON. He talks about the Paul O'Neil memoir as well as the friendship between Jack Klugman and Tony Randal.
Themes: Nostalgia
Michelle Jean
 - Owner, Ginger's Restaurant; Contributor, GO GREEN EAST HARLEM COOKBOOK
Michelle Jean, owner of Ginger's Restaurant in New York City and contributor to the GO GREEN EAST HARLEM COOKBOOK, explains the connection between healthy eating and the East Harlem Urban Community, a fresh concept fostered by Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer.
Themes: Dining, Working Women, Food, Women Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurs
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
John McWhorter
John McWhorter, Manhattan Institute Fellow, discusses the missing ingredient in this country's politicians. Hear him on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Race Relations, Politics
Sheryl McCarthy
 - Columnist, NEWSDAY; Distinguished Lecturer in Journalism, Queens College
Would a female with Obama's background be this far in the Presidential race? Sheryl McCarthy, columnist for Newsday, says, "No". Listen to her views on this and other societal issues on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Politics
Dave Melton
 - Domino's Pizza Franchisee
Is the American Dream still alive and well? See for yourself as you view Dave Melton, franchisee of five Domino Pizza stores, relate his success and successes of his employees on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Dining, Small Business, Food, Entrepreneurs
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
Dick Morris
 - Political Author, Newspaper Columnist, Commentator and Co-author of OUTRAGE, an expose of the abuses in our political system
Are you fed up with a do-nothing Congress? Are you sick of lobbyists? Are you tired of supporting the bloat in this country? Dick Morris is. And he details this and more in his book, OUTRAGE.
Bill McGowan
 - Founder/CEO, Clarity Media Group, Specializing in Visume - a two and a half minute visual resume
Is college worth it? Worrying about how you're going to pay for it? And after you or your kid graduates, how are either of you going to stand out in the crowded field looking for a job? "Getting Your Money's Worth" with Judith West provides some answers from her guests Kal Chany, authur of "How to Pay For College Without Going Broke" and Bill McGowan, Clarity Media Group, who developed the Visume (video resume).
Ari Ginsberg
 - Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Director, The Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, New York University Stern School of Business
Are you wondering how to start your own business? Should your kids go to school to learn how to be an entrepreneur? How can entrepreneurship lead to a better balanced life for a woman? "Getting Your Money's Worth" with Judith West, host, has some answers as Dr. Ari Ginsberg, Director of Entrepreneurial Studies at New York University, faces this dilemma.
Diane Mehta
 - Freelance Writer and Entrepreneurial Mom Articles for NEW YORK TIMES, ATLANTIC MONTHLY, NEW YORK MAGAZINE and NEW YORK POST, among many others.
Are you wondering how to start your own business? Should your kids go to school to learn how to be an entrepreneur? How can entrepreneurship lead to a better balanced life for a woman? "Getting Your Money's Worth" with Judith West, host, has some answers as Diane Mehta, freelance journalist and mother of a three-year old, faces this dilemma.
Leslie Bennetts
 - Author of THE FEMININE MISTAKE: Are We Giving Up Too Much?
Where do you stand on the "Mommy Wars"? --- the debate over women opting out of careers to be "stay-at-home" Moms? Listen to Leslie Bennetts, author of THE FEMININE MISTAKE, as she provides information and tools helpful for decision-making on "Getting Your Money's Worth" with Judith West
Beth Feldman
 - Vice President, CBS Communications Group and Co-founder of RoleMommy.com. Co-author with her partner Yvette Manessis Corporon of PEEING IN PEACE.
Where do you stand on the "Mommy Wars"? --- the debate over women opting out of careers to be "stay-at-home" Moms? Listen to Beth Feldman, author of PEEING IN PEACE, as she provides information and tools helpful for decision-making on "Getting Your Money's Worth" with Judith West
Adina Klein / Nancy J. Thomas
 - Editor in Chief, VOGUE KNITTING, KNIT 1 / VP, Creative Services, Tahki Stacy Charles Yarn Company
Do you believe knitting is for gray-haired old ladies? Well, it's not. Knitting is the Rock 'n Roll of crafts. Adina Klein and Nancy J. Thomas talk and display the "cutting edge" of needle art.
Alison Baker / Isabel Spencer
 - Author, IT'S GOOD TO BE A WOMAN / Director, Annie Tinker Foundation
Allison Baker, author of IT'S GOOD TO BE A WOMAN, and Isabel Spencer reflect on the era of entering the work world in the early 1960's. That was the first era of college educated women to pursue a serious career determined to balance that professional career and family. That era of women opened many doors but still in the 21st Century, the "mommy" wars persist.
Anahad O'Connor
Is it true what they say about chicken soup curing a cold? Does eating at midnight make you fat? Are bald men more virile? Do cell phones cause brain cancer? Watch Getting Your Money's Worth to learn the truth about these and other familiar old wive's tales.
Brother Brian Carty, FSC
 - Founder of De La Salle Academy, Co-Educational Middle School
How does 81 year old Arnold Blume, a substitute teacher, retain discipline and order in the classroom? Where are low-income minority kids learning interpersonal skills and at the same time achieving in reading and math. Listen to the founder of De La Salle Academy, Brother Brian Carty, discuss his methods on "Getting Your Money's Worth" with Judith West.
Diana Senechal
 - Seasoned Teacher of ESL at IS 223 in Brooklyn, New York, and Outspoken Critic of Problems Teachers Face in a Bureaucratic System
Diana Senechal is an ESL Teacher in an intermediate school in New York City, and outspoken critic of problems teachers face, who wants to be free to "teach". She speaks out for freedom from the bureaucracy of the system.
Andrea Nierenberg
 - President, The Nierenberg Group; Author, MILLION DOLLAR NETWORKING
The best tools for networking are a smile and a handshake. But Andrea Nierenberg, author of MILLION DOLLAR NETWORKING, expands on your network tool kit. Let her tell you a few tips for building business relationships.
Dr. Dale Atkins
 - Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Lecturer and Commentator, Author, SANITY SAVERS
Does it seem like life is even more demanding? Do you find yourself wishing for time to wind down? Dr. Dale Atkins suggests useful tips for balancing life in SANITY SAVERS on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Barbara Borowiec
 - Owner, Barb's Harley Davidson, Philadelphia, PA
Tired of Tupperware and Avon parties? Try a Harley Davidson garage party. Yes, biking for women with clothes to match. Barbara Borowiec's showroom sells and trains women, the fastest growing part of the motorcycle business. According to Barb, "Your sex appeal goes up 70 percent when you put yourself on a Harley."
Elizabeth P. Anderson
 - CFA, Beekman Wealth Advisory, LLC
Investing money is not for the amateur. Elizabeth Anderson discusses what kind of financial advisors are best suited to protect your investment.
Susan M. Davis
 - Chair, The Grameen Foundation
Bette Yee
 - Director of Programs for the Women's Venture Fund
Virginia Bentz, Ph.D.
 - Author, QUICK GUIDE TO GOOD KIDS, Eight Ways to Teach Your Kids Gratitude This Holiday Season
Virgina Bentz in her book, QUICK GUIDE TO GOOD KIDS, presents pragmatic tips for successful parenting. She reminds us that parents affect the generation of their own kids as well as future generations. A good listen on Getting Your Money's Worth during this hectic holiday season.
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    Mahran, Jennifer
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    Manning, Robert D.
    Martinez, Alicia
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    Maynor, Gail
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    Muti, Dave
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    Prestbo, John A.
    Priluck, Randi
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    Pulliam Weston, Liz
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    Purcell, Kenneth
    Rackow, Eric C.
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    Raghavan, Pravina
    Ramberg, JJ
    Rappel, Bill
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    Rodriguez, Maria A.
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