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The purpose of the show is to discuss Financial Literacy issues in the Houston Community and beyond. It is my aim to reframe the current discussion by taking it away from the numbers and academia. This is done by focusing on the interview format as well as storytelling and education. My goal is to make the topic interesting and exciting by bringing on high profile guest as well as every day people. www.houstonmidtownsofa.org
 
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If you work for a living, you risk getting FIRED. But that doesn’t mean you’re helpless. FIRED! FACTS…did you know that…Every year, more than 20 million U.S. workers get the pink sip-either laid off or fired. We were joined today by author, Steven Mitchell Sack to discuss his book, FIRED. In FIRED! nationally known workplace attorney Steven Mitchel…
 
Managing people is the biggest challenge any organization faces. It’s a challenge that has grown even more difficult over the past decade. Since The Big Book of HR was first published, we’ve seen dramatic changes in the workplace and the workforce. The Big Book of HR, 10th Anniversary Edition (January 1, 2022, Red Wheel Weiser/Career Press) incorpo…
 
In her insightful new book GET IT DONE: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation (January 4, Little Brown Spark), scientist and University of Chicago Booth professor of behavioral science Dr. Ayelet Fishbach takes on the questions that plague us most: What happens when the person you most want to influence is yourself? How do you know wher…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic forced an unprecedented experiment that reshaped white-collar work and turned remote work into a kind of “new normal.” Now comes the hard part. We were joined today by author, Peter Cappelli to discuss his new book, THE FUTURE OF THE OFFICE Work from Home, Remote Work, and the Hard Choices We All Face. Many employees want to c…
 
Why do some team members not get along? What is the best way to get new teams and ad-hoc teams to maximize their performance in the least amount of time? How can meetings be designed to achieve useful outcomes? We were joined today by author, Valerie Patrick to discuss her book, When Bad Teams Happen to Good People. Teams are the source of problem-…
 
We were joined today by author, Richard Culatta to discuss his book, Digital for Good: Raising Kids to Thrive in an Online World When it comes to raising children in a digital world, every parent feels underprepared and overwhelmed. We worry that our children will become addicted to online games, be victims of cyberbullying, or get lost down the ra…
 
We were joined today by author, Gorick Ng to discuss his book, The Unspoken Rules - Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right You've landed a job. Now what? No one tells you how to navigate your first day in a new role. No one tells you how to take ownership, manage expectations, or handle workplace politics. No one tells you how to get promoted. T…
 
We were joined today by author, Ron Gonen to discuss his book, The Waste-Free World- How the Circular Economy Will Take Less, Make More and Save the Planet The Waste-Free World reveals the history of wasteful consumption, which has cheated us out of taxpayer money, lucrative innovation, and a habitable planet. And it makes a powerful, forward-looki…
 
We were joined today by author, Bruce Tulgan to discuss his book The Art of Being Indispensable at Work: Win Influence, Beat Overcommitment, and Get the Right Things Done Today, more than ever, we all want to be viewed as an indispensable go-to person. However, in this new world of work, getting things done is more complex than ever. While in many …
 
We were joined today by author, Ron Lieber to discuss his book The Price You Pay For College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make . Sending a teenager to a flagship state university for four years of on-campus living costs more than $100,000 in many parts of the United States. Meanwhile, families o…
 
We were joined today by author, Laura Kriska to discuss her book The Business of We. Us versus Them gaps have always impacted in the American workplace – Sales versus Marketing, Manufacturing versus Engineering, Human Resources versus Legal – but the demand on stakeholders to address a wide range of culture gaps is more urgent than ever before due …
 
We were joined today by bestselling author, Craig Unger to discuss his newest book American Kompromat. I first interviewed Craig back in 2018 after House of Trump, House of Putin was published. We picked up that conversation again on the eve of Trump's 2nd impeachment. We even discussed Qanon and Jeffrey Epstein.... Give it a Listen! This is a stor…
 
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many schools to abruptly educate from a distance. Today, we spoke with Jackie Aguilera, Project Manager Mayors office for Adult Literacy and former CEO of EastSide University, a longtime nationally recognized leader in mobile learning and digital innovation. In April, we visited with Jackie. This is a follow up t…
 
College is one of the biggest investments that families make, and yet many students spend much of their time in college figuring out what they want to do. There’s very little time between high school and college to explore career interests. 30% of undergrads change their major at least once within three years of initial enrollment. 40% of bachelors…
 
It's true that Maria Konnikova had never actually played poker before and didn't even know the rules when she approached Erik Seidel, Poker Hall of Fame inductee and winner of tens of millions of dollars in earnings, and convinced him to be her mentor. But she knew her man: a famously thoughtful and broad-minded player, he was intrigued by her pitc…
 
Lasting effects from the worst economic downturn in our lifetime are having a staggering effect on financial health. In fact, a recent survey from Frost Bank shows current financial health as a result of the pandemic is low, with two in five (40%) Americans citing their financial situation as fair or poor. In a time when much is out of our control,…
 
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the United States reached a wind power generating capacity of 82,000 megawatts in 2016. That year over 8,200 megawatts of wind capacity was installed, with the top states in terms of capacity being Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, California, and Kansas. The first commercial offshore wind facility was completed as …
 
Approximately 10,000 lives are saved each year due to shelters and emergency plans. Thirty six percent (36%) of Americans do not have emergency plans in the event of dangerous weather. Air Force radar operator, heavy equipment operator, stagecoach driver, Miami Dade firefighter builder of concrete dome homes and portable above ground tornado shelte…
 
How can business leaders and every day people prepare for unforeseen crisis situations, like COVID-19? How do you balance multiple businesses and build a solid foundation? Telehealth is proving itself to be the future of medicine and a new tele-wound care platform. Dr. Jonathan Johnson, MD, MBA, CWSP, also known as Dr. Wounds, is an award-winning p…
 
Older adults are less likely to have a will: The number of older and middle-aged adults with estate planning documents dropped by 20% and 25% since 2019, respectively. Kim Hegwood knows the importance of establishing a legacy for you and your loved ones. Seeing her grandparents struggle with the ins-and-outs of Social Security, estate and protectio…
 
"You can’t have a win/win scenario in poker because of the way the game is designed. In economic and game theory we call this a zero-sum game." - Sarah Nadav That’s what we are looking at with the COVID-19 response. Countries are putting people on lockdown because the virus either spreads or it doesn’t. And if it spreads, everyone loses- not just t…
 
"The near-nationwide lockdown intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 has created “a perfect macroeconomic storm” that’s put the U.S. on track for a depression worse even than the Great Depression — it is therefore “idiotic exuberance” to invest in the market now" -Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff in an interview with ThinkA…
 
Some business owners cycle endlessly from crisis to crisis. We spoke with bestselling author Mike Michalowicz about his new book Fix This Next, which helps business owners set priorities that move their company forward. https://fixthisnext.com/ More about Houston Money Week visit: www.Houstonmoneyweek.org http://www.cheatsheet.com/personal-finance/…
 
A little bit of planning can have a big impact on the lives of your loved ones after you pass away. We spoke with Jennifer Gumbel of An Organized (after)Life about the important steps you can take now - even if you're not wealthy. anorganizedafterlife.com More about Houston Money Week visit: www.Houstonmoneyweek.org http://www.cheatsheet.com/person…
 
A former FBI agent shares his simple but powerful toolkit for assessing who you can trust - and who you can't. We also talked about how to transition from face to face interactions to the new online meeting during Covid-19 quarantine. Predicting the behavior of others is an urgent need for anyone whose work involves relationships with others, wheth…
 
Millions of Americans are the rightful owners of unclaimed property that is held indefinitely by state governments. We spoke with Mary Pitman, the author of The Little Book of Missing Money, to learn more about how individuals, companies, and organizations can get theirs back. Visit unclaimed.org to check for yourself! More about Houston Money Week…
 
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many schools to abruptly educate from a distance. Today, we spoke with Jackie Aguilera, the CEO of EastSide University, a longtime nationally recognized leader in mobile learning and digital innovation. To learn more about EastSide University, visit: www.esuvclc.org/ More about Houston Money Week visit: www.Houst…
 
Every business needs a succession plan to ensure continuity in the absence of the owner. Today, we spoke with Rochelle Clarke, the founder and CEO of Succession Strength, Inc about how business owners can prepare for unexpected interruptions. To learn more about Succession Strength, visit: www.successionstrength.com More about Houston Money Week vi…
 
At this point many of us are restless, anxious and bored. We might be going a little stir crazy. We have that feeling like we want to go outside and play, go to the gym or we might even miss going into the office. What can we do about it? How important is it to stay active right now? We were joined today by IBJJF World Champion, Professor Pablo Sil…
 
Putting together a comprehensive estate plan is an important component of supporting the people and organizations that are most important to you. Today, we spoke with Jenny Xia Spradling, the founder and Co-CEO of FreeWill whose work was recognized in the Forbes 30 under 30 in 2018. More about Houston Money Week visit: www.Houstonmoneyweek.org http…
 
Making the right choices as a healthcare consumer can have a tremendous impact on your financial life, especially during retirement. We spoke with Deb Gordon, an MBA, seasoned healthcare executive, and the author of The Healthcare Consumer's Manifesto: How to Get the Most for Your Money. More about Houston Money Week visit: www.Houstonmoneyweek.org…
 
Youth activism influences the decision-making of entrepreneurs, politicians, and philanthropists. In the midst of one of the most open presidential election races in recent memory, we spoke with Henna Hundal, a recent cell biology graduate from Harvard University, the former Chief Operator of Harvard Radio Broadcasting, and the founder of the epony…
 
As primary elections approach in Texas, we reached out to Democratic candidate Kelly Stone as she campaigns to join one of the state's most important and least understood regulatory bodies: The Texas Railroad Commission. We cover campaign finance reform, the Green New Deal, and government transparency. More about Houston Money Week visit: www.Houst…
 
Emotions can be hazardous to your wealth. Financial misbehavior impacts people at every income level. What strategies can individuals employ to protect themselves from emotion-driven mistakes with money? We were joined today by Martin Hurlburt. He is a Tedx speaker, author and founder of TM Wealth Management. His passion is helping people make bett…
 
Recent research from the University of Michigan and Strictly Financial suggests that sustained family wealth over multiple generations is the exception, not the rule. We were joined today by Charles "Chuck" Self, who believes that parents and children should work together when choosing a financial advisor. Charles Self is known for his ability to a…
 
The California Consumer Privacy Act is the front-line in data privacy and regulation in the United States. As many of its provisions come online, we were joined by cybersecurity expert Andrew Rossow. Andrew is an Internet Attorney, Author, Adjunct Law Professor, and Media Consultant for ABC, FOX, and NBC in Dayton, Ohio. As a millennial, he is able…
 
Many books cover budgeting, debt reduction, and how to save money, but the emotional side of money can predominate despite our best efforts. We were joined today by Christine Luken, the founder of the Financial Dignity movement and author of Money is Emotional: Prevent Your Heart from Hijacking Your Wallet More about Houston Money Week visit: www.H…
 
Isolation, reduced communication, and a lack of mental cues can burden remote workers. How can remote workers successfully balance the demands of their professional lives? We were joined today by Teresa Douglas, coauthor of Secrets of the Remote Workforce. Teresa Douglas was born in San Jose, California. She has worked remotely since 2010 in a vari…
 
Making sense of jewelry appraisal is crucial whenever buying, selling, or insuring precious stones. We were joined today by Graduate Gemologist Jessica Khurana. As the owner of Houston Jewelry Appraiser, Jessica specializes in fine jewelry appraisal and uses gemological testing in her examinations. As someone who has been in the jewelry appraisal b…
 
50 Fiduciary Standards for 50 States? How a lack of uniform regulation could ultimately increase costs for clients. We were joined today by Bill McCance, Chairman and President of TAG Group, Inc. - a diversified financial services company owning a broker dealer, a Registered Investment Advisor and an insurance GA. More about Houston Money Week visi…
 
What's in store for Continental Societies' upcoming event: Jingle & Mingle. Houston Money Week managers Chris Hensley and Bennette Davis discuss Houston Continental's annual scholarship and program fundraiser. Bennette Davis is the President of the Houston Metropolitan Chapter as well as a chapter charter member. Continental Societies, Inc. is an i…
 
Why women's relationships with other women at work are often fraught and when they are, have the potential to completely derail women's careers. We were joined today by author and practicing attorney Andrea S. Kramer. Her new book, coauthored with Alton B. Harris, It's Not You, It's the Workplace: Women's Conflict at Work and the Bias that Built It…
 
How do customers want your brand to navigate the political landscape? Christine Wise discusses the surprising research findings from Seattle agency DNA's deep dive into when and why corporate political advocacy works... and when it doesn't. We were joined today by Christine Wise, the agency's Chief Strategy Officer to talk about Foresight 2020 - a …
 
Small business owners are famous for taking as many deductions at tax time as the possibly can. When it comes time to get a car loan, mortgage or business loan they are disappointed to find out they are declined. How can entrepreneurs find balance preparing for a loan and making sure they are doing the right thing at tax time. We were joined today …
 
Today's spotlight was on the up and coming podcast Savage and Scholars. Past topics have included music, philosophy, psychedelics, computer science, Brazilian jiu jitsu, psychology , working out and much more!!!! We were joined today by podcast host, Miguel Dominguez Miguel shared his take on the positive health benefits of training in competitive …
 
Probability-based or safety-first? What trade-offs exist between these two dramatically different philosophies for retirement income planning? Wade Pfau discusses his new book - Safety-First Retirement Planning: An Integrated Approach for a Worry-Free Retirement. We were joined today by bestselling author Wade D. Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, RICP. Dr. Pfau is…
 
When preparing for standardized tests, most students only study content and strategy. But teacher and mindfulness expert Logan Thompson claims that those are just the tip of the iceberg. Beyond the Content shows readers how to use mindfulness to identify and cope with hindering thoughts and emotions--what author Logan Thompson calls "passengers." T…
 
Can worker cooperatives help prevent the silver tsunami? The threat of impending retirement of many business-owning baby boomers could result in the closure of businesses, loss of jobs, and loss of critical local services. Today, We were joined today by Executive Director of Democracy at Work Institute, Melissa Hoover. Democracy at Work Institute, …
 
Did you lose your car in the flood waters that Imelda brought to the Gulf Coast area? Without reliable transportation to get you to work or take the kids to school how do you start getting back on track? Are you worried that based on your credit history you might get price gouged or pay an unreasonably high interest rate? Many people are not aware …
 
Have you ever wondered what the best way to differentiate yourself is? How can you rise about the competition and all the noise in today's crowded world? In Think and Grow Rich - Success and Something Greater, authors Sharon Lechter and Greg Reid once again join forces with the Napoleon Hill Foundation including never before published original cont…
 
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