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55 minutes | a year ago
BECKY OLIVER: From Investigative Reporter to Real Estate Expert
Her career as an investigative reporter earned her dozens of awards, changed laws and sent people in federal prison. Now Becky Oliver is writing her next chapter as a realtor. We sit down to talk about what she's been up to and what you should know if you're thinking about buying or selling a house but don't know where to start. A must listen!
36 minutes | a year ago
Tara Harper - Idea to Invention (and BRAVO Reality TV)
Reality TV veteran, entrepreneur, animal advocate, "Most Beautiful" list topper- there's not much Tara Harper isn't involved in. Fresh from a spot on QVC, we sit down with the woman behind the Blushly makeup vanity to talk about how to turn ideas into inventions. (And for those of you who recognize her name from Most Eligible Dallas on BRAVO, yes, we dish about that too!)
28 minutes | a year ago
Is that 5G I see? How to navigate the new speed of information
What's 5G? When is it coming? Or is it already here? My 4G phone says 5G is that marketing or a miracle? We sit down with a tech expert from Samsung to talk about 5G, its evolution, capacity and what you need to do to get on board as we take your questions on this week's episode.
62 minutes | a year ago
From clearing clutter to organizing old photos and trinkets, organizing expert Jessica Nickerson is in for a one on one talk which includes questions from our listeners. Who doesn't have a box of "stuff" collecting dust? Jessica can help you weed through your mess, display what's special and create a sustainable system for your lifestyle.
50 minutes | 2 years ago
Surrogacy - Our Journey to a Growing Family
tarting a family is an amazing journey. There's an emotional part, a practical part and even a financial part. Starting a family through surrogacy has all of those things, plus some challenges that only someone who's gone through them can really appreciate. Heather Hays joins Steve to discuss "Surrogacy - Our Journey to a Growing Family."CLICK HERE TO WATCH the video component
37 minutes | 3 years ago
Hiring a Roofer
Eric Armstrong, President and Partner at Quick Roofing talks with Steve about all the questions you should be asking before hiring a roofer – and probably don’t.Do roofers have to be licensed? Insured?Should you have to pay money upfront?How to discuss setting a completion date with your rooferWhat the term ‘bonded’ really means and why you should be cautious of itHow to spot common roofing mistakes and what to do about them
20 minutes | 3 years ago
FinCon Special: $5 Meals
Erin Chase, The Meal Plan Guru, saves you time, money, and stress by down-sizing your grocery bill. Topics include:Cutting the cost of your groceries 20-percent by getting one ingredient on saleUsing the store sale prices and coupons to help decide what’s for dinnerCoupon apps vs store circulars – which is better?
23 minutes | 3 years ago
FinCon Special: Hey, Richfriend!
Steve talks with Nicole Walters about monetizing your life by knowing your worth! Topics include:Adding a price tag to your knowledgeOvercoming the fear of getting startedUsing social media as a tool to build your business
31 minutes | 3 years ago
FinCon Special: Savings Angel
Josh Elledge, founder of SavingsAngel.com, joins Steve to talk about how to save money, make more money, and live a more abundant life. Topics include:Knowing the rules for getting the best dealAccessing upgrades, freebies, perks and discountsWhy the best deals go to nice people!
30 minutes | 3 years ago
FinCon Special: Best-selling author David Bach
Steve talks with author David Bach about wealth and how to retire the way you want to. Topics include:The concept of paying yourself firstBudgets – why they don’t work and what you should use insteadThe ‘Escalator to Wealth’ and why Millennials are missing out
26 minutes | 3 years ago
FinCon SpecialErin Lowry, Author and Personal Finance Expert, joins Steve to talk about the lesson of the Candy Tax and how to get control of your money, YOLO, FOMO and the biggest barriers to get Millennials to start saving, social media and the fear of losing friends by being seen as frugal.
25 minutes | 3 years ago
FinCon Special: Nerd Wallet
Nerd Wallet writer Liz Weston joins Steve to talk about figuring out where you are in your savings plan and how to automate the whole thing. Topics include:Why it really is harder than it used to be to saveWhat to do if your employer doesn’t offer a 410(k) retirement planChoosing the best credit card for youWhy you may need a ‘credit freeze’ after the Equifax data breach
29 minutes | 3 years ago
FinCon Special: Blooom
Steve talks with Blooom CEO and co-founder Chris Costello about helping people get the most out of their workplace retirement account. Topics include:The most common mistake people make with their 401(k).What’s considered ‘bad’ debt and why you should get rid of it first.If there’s a ‘right’ amount you should be saving for retirement.
39 minutes | 4 years ago
Couples Figuring Out Finances
Handling one person’s finances are hard enough, here’s how couples can grow their cash together. Steve talks with Michelle Manners, First Vice President - Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors about:Where to begin building a financial future togetherWhen to keep some accounts or credit cards personalWhat to do when one of you has dents in his/her creditHow clean should your credit really be (hint: VERY)The right amount of debt to keep and why that should determine which credit cards to keep, and which ones to close.
20 minutes | 4 years ago
Dealing With Dodd-Frank
President Trump’s agenda may be big changes to the Wall Street reform law. Here’s how to get ready.Steve discusses possible changes in the Dodd-Frank Law with Ken Goodgames, CEO of the Community Council of Greater Dallas about:What the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was designed to do.Why avoiding knee-jerk reactions to bad financial news can help you succeedAvoiding ‘predatory lending’
31 minutes | 4 years ago
New Year's Resolutions
Dr. Robert Vasquez and Steve discuss the best ways to make healthy changes in your life – and make them stick! In this episode – why you shouldn’t try and lose weight or get fit on your own, deciding what change you really need to make and which ones are a waste of time, and technique to get your conscious and unconscious minds working together to help you!
31 minutes | 4 years ago
Take Control of Your Money
Certified financial planner Ken Moraif from Money Matters with Ken Moraif joins Steve to discuss how to get started on saving money and building wealth - no matter how much money you make! Plus: the biggest misconceptions people have about money management, why financial planners are not just for rich people, what's the difference between fee-based vs. commission-based advisors, how to max out your savings potential, IRA and Roth IRAs explained, facing up to a financial rough spot and how to conquer the problem, and putting your investments on auto-pilot.
21 minutes | 4 years ago
Mary Jalonick from the Dallas Foundation talks with Steve about how to make every dollar count when you donate to charity. Find out:How to pick a charityWhy you should volunteer with an organization before giving moneyWhat to look for on charity monitoring websites like GuideStar or Charity NavigatorWhy sharing the news that you donated will help multiply your giftHow to give to charity as a familyExplaining the ‘Giving for Good’ card to benefit any charity in the United States
28 minutes | 4 years ago
Year-End Tax Strategies
Former IRS attorney Deborah Gregory talks with Steve about beating the tax man – and saving money - by planning ahead. Find out:What to expect from a Trump tax plan and how you can take advantage.If you have losses there is a way to capitalize on how you report them.How to dig yourself out from under a big tax bill.Why getting an extension doesn’t buy you any more time to pay.
30 minutes | 4 years ago
One store – LOTS of savings! Katie Cooksey runs KrogerKrazy.com, a wrap-up of the best deals from Kroger. In this episode, Steve and Katie discuss:- Changes in couponing (no more double-triple coupons) and new ways to save- Details on Kroger “Mega Events”- How to use your store loyalty card to its fullest potential- Saving up to a dollar per gallon of gasoline at Kroger fuel stops- Stocking up on coupons for full-price items and waiting until they go on sale
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