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36 minutes | Apr 24, 2019
Save BIG on College Expenses
Productivity Coach Marla Brady shares how your college student can save time and tens of thousands of dollars in college expenses. Learn more about Marla Brady at http://www.mbconsultinginc.com/
46 minutes | Apr 10, 2019
Organizing Your Home After a Life Changing Transition
Our guest today is Kate Varness, the author of the newly released book Who Am I Now? Realign Your Home and Life. Kate gives tips on organizing your home after life changing transitions. Kate is a Certified Organizer Coach and the owner of Green Light Organizing. GreenLightOrganizing.com Get her book here: Who Am I Now? Realign Your Home and Life
34 minutes | Feb 22, 2019
My guest is Micki McCarthy, Director of Planned Giving at OSF HealthCare Foundation. OSF HealthCare comprises 13 hospitals and 105 health care facilities across Illinois and Michigan. Today, Micki is going to share techniques for strategic gift planning to support your place of worship and your favorite charities. If you’d like to learn more about planned giving techniques, visit the OSF Legacy of Hope website.
42 minutes | Feb 1, 2019
The Feminine Mystique
The Feminine Mystique was written by Betty Friedan and released in 1963. Joining me on today’s show is Barbara Drake who interviewed Betty Friedan in 1999. We’ll be discussing the book and the role it played in the women’s rights movement and the National Organization for Women. Beyond equal rights and opportunities for women, Friedan emphasized the importance of supporting the family as a social institution.
34 minutes | Jan 11, 2019
Ask Fran - Retirement, Investing, Volatility
Today's episode is the first edition of Ask Fran. On today's show, I answer listeners' questions about retirement planning, market volatility, investment strategy, and emergency savings. You can send in your questions to be included on an upcoming edition of Ask Fran by messaging me in LinkedIn.
63 minutes | Jan 3, 2019
There are so many reasons why we want to become a good leader, even a great leader. Our guest is Robyn Marcotte of Aha! Leadership. In this episode, Robyn will show us how to develop a leadership mindset in order to become a leader who ignites a chain reaction of effectiveness to positively impacts others and the company's bottom line. Robyn Marcotte, Aha! Leadership
57 minutes | Dec 27, 2018
Pet Care and Pet Insurance
Our guest on today’s show is Dr. Rachael Kuhn-Siegel. Dr Rachael is presently expanding her veterinarian practice and adding a dog kennel. We will hear her story and what she has to say about pet care. Stay tuned after my interview with Dr Rachael when I will share three reasons why even high-income families may want to consider purchasing pet insurance. peoriapetvet.com
48 minutes | Dec 12, 2018
My guest on today’s show is licensed esthetician Liz Steffen. Liz shares her story of opening Vanilla Sugar Face & Body and gives us some great tips to keep our skin looking beautiful. You will learn about skin treatments from acne to age spots. Liz will give us tips about getting a Brazillian wax and lash extensions. We’ll also learn how she created her own line of skin care products. Get more skin care tips from Liz’s blog at Vanilla Sugar Face & Body. “It’s really hard to work for someone else and have the life you want.” Liz Steffen
41 minutes | Dec 4, 2018
Plan Your Holiday Spending
Vickie Streitmatter of Empowered Financial Living shares how we can avoid the post-holiday blues when the credit card statements show up in January and how to become debt-free. Then my friend Paul Adekoya will let us know if we need to look for 5G compatible electronics this holiday season. Vickie Streitmatter Paul Adekoya 2019 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas
43 minutes | Nov 26, 2018
The Benefits of Chiropractic Care
In today’s podcast, I interview Dr Nicole Lackner. She is a Doctor of Chiropractic and the founder of Inner Spirit Chiropractic and the Holistic Health Center of Peoria. Dr Nicole teaches us about the benefits of chiropractic care which may be much more than you ever expected. In the preamble, I talk about the benefits of saving for health care costs and for retirement in a health savings account (HSA). http://innerspirit.hhcpeoria.com/ https://catalystwealthplanning.com/blog/open-enrollment-time
30 minutes | Nov 14, 2018
Eight Common Investing Strategies
In this episode, Fran McKay CFP® shares eight common investing strategies: Benchmark Strategy, Dollar Cost Averaging, Value Averaging, Investing with Economic Cycles, the Contrarian Strategy, Value Investing, Growth Stock Strategy, and Small Stock Strategy. Resources: The Intelligent Investor (1949) by Benjamin Graham, Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth (1999) by Nick Murray, All About Asset Allocation (2010) by Richard Ferri, and The Investment Answer (2011) by Daniel C Goldie and Gordan Murray.
41 minutes | Nov 14, 2018
What if Your Husband had a Stroke
In today’s show, I interview Marylee Nunley, Founder and Executive Director of Refresh and Retreat Stroke Camp. Marylee founded Refresh and Retreat Stroke Camp after her husband suffered a stroke in 2001. Learn how she turned lemons into lemonade. Before we get to the interview, I present the importance of having long-term disability insurance and how to evaluate your long-term disability policy so you know if you have the coverage you and your family need. You can see a blog related to today’s show on my website and pick up the insurance evaluation worksheet I talk about in the show at: https://catalystwealthplanning.com/blog/open-enrollment-time.
27 minutes | Nov 4, 2018
Get the Maximum SS Benefit in Retirement
In 2018, the maximum social security benefit is $3,698 per month or $44,376 per year yet the average benefit currently paid out is only $1,362 per month or $16,344 per year. Learn why the average is so low and what you can do to earn the maximum social security benefit. Taxable Maximum Table
8 minutes | Nov 4, 2018
Introduction to The Catalyst Podcast
In this inaugural episode Fran McKay, CFP® shares why she decided to launch a podcast tailored specifically to women in STEM fields. The Catalyst podcast is about planning the life you want to live and tying your finances to this plan so you can be successful. Fran wants every woman to live an extraordinary life. Her goal is to inspire women to live passionately engaged with the world by doing what they really want to do.
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