Hackers and bad actors are everywhere trying to separate you from your hard earned money. Listen to this podcast to hear about 7 financial scams that you need to know about and how to protect yourself and your family. Email scams, IRS impersonation scams, on-line pawn shop scams, charitable and political solicitation scams as well as identity theft of minors and the elderly are covered in this show.
Let's start out the new year with a quick refresher course on the basics of good financial management.
Today's show will include tips for you to save, budget, make informed spending choices, and prepare for the coming year. This week's show is only about 10 minutes long. Download it and enjoy! Happy New Year!
Looking forward to 2016? Great! This last week of the year is your opportunity to make promises to yourself to enhance your life and start the new year off in a great way. Your host, Barbie O'Connor, asks you to consider promising to (1) pay yourself first (2) Live within your spending plan (3) Enjoy free offerings available to you in the city where you live (4) Make a monthly date with your spouse, kids, and friends (5) Exercise and eat healthy. Happy New Year to you and Yours!
Market ups and downs have your stomach in a knot? Listen in to this week's MoneySmarts4U show where host Barbie O'Connor will go over 5 things you can do to with your money to defend against the effects of market volatility. Diversification and rebalancing, understanding margin debt and its effect on the market, drawing up your own financial statement, reviewing your own debt positions, learning about leverage in your mutual funds and considering future investments will be covered by this week's show.
Join host Barbie O'Connor for this week's MoneySmarts4U show where the basics of investments are discussed. The features of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETFs, and investment objectives and what they mean will be discussed.
Join host Barbie O'Connor for this week's MoneySmarts4U show about the 5 Things to Do Before You Get College Acceptances. Besides celebrating your teen's success so far in life, Barbie will go over how to determine the priorities and needs of your student before saying yes to one school over another. In addition, she wil help you figure out the actual expenses for attending each college under consideration. Barbie will walk you through how to determining how much money you have available to pay for college as well as what any financial aid offers will mean to your student. In addition, if you find your student isn't really ready yet, Barbie will share alternative ideas to traditional four year college with you.
In this week's MoneySmarts4U show, host, Barbie O'Connor, covers the financial considerations of having your first child. How many children can you afford, do you know your rights to parental leave, are you and your partner on the same page regarding parental teamwork, costs of fertility treatments and adoption, the lifetime cost of your child, tax breaks you can take for child care, and evaluating whether to fund your retirement or save money for your child's college expenses are all discussed in this show.
Does your three year old want a puppy? Are you longing for some unconditional love from a furry friend? Join host, Barbie O'Connor, for this MoneySmarts4U show, about the 5 things you need to know before you add a new pet to your household. Pet owner responsibilities, vaccinations, spaying and neutering, costs of pet ownership, and ending your relationship with your pet will all be part of this broadcast.
Join host Barbie O'Connor for this MoneySmarts4u show about the 7 things you need to know before you buy a house. What other costs are involved with buying a house besides the commission? What is the single most important thing you need to remember about buying real estate? What negotiating techniques can help you buy at the perfect price for the market? What are deed restrictions? How to get a mortgage you can afford? These and other real estate related topics will be covered in this week's show.
Join host Barbie O'Connor for this week's MoneySmarts4u show about planning your dream wedding while staying within a pricetag you can afford. During the show, Barbie will go over what you want to remember about your wedding, paying for the wedding, whether you need a wedding planner and how to work with one, and creating a wedding expense plan that meets your needs and your honeymoon and reentry to your old and new lives.