Posts in category "Media Appearances"

Chicago Financial Coach Matt Sapaula Grabs Lunch with Hillary Clinton and President Aquino of the Philippines

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How would you respond if you received an email inviting you to Washington DC for a special lunch with Hilliary Clinton and the President of the Philippines?  I thought I was getting PUNK’D flying to DC and getting pitched to invest in Nigerian gold. When I arrived, it was all pomp and circumstance and finding... Read more »

Last Minute Tax Tips and Business Mixer in Oakbrook

Bringing in some last minute tax tips w/Jeanne!
If you haven’t done so already, here’s some last minute tax tips I shared this morning on WCIU’s “You and Me This Morning Show” to help you file your income tax return before Tax Day on April 16th, 2012! 1. File an Extension if You Need More Time – Form 4868 Provides for 6-month extension... Read more »

Matt Sapaula Experiences Zumba After Financial Segment

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At a recent TV appearance providing tips to viewers of WGN’s Morning News, I happened to catch the next segment that had much more fun! Please don’t judge my Zumba moves yet, but the music playing in the background caught my attention and I just HAD to participate!. I was reminded that in the pursuit... Read more »
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Mistakes of Celebs and Athletes Going Broke: Lessons We Can Apply

Mistakes of Celebs and Athletes Going Broke: Lessons We Can Apply
Do you feel sorry for celebrities and athletes who get the fame, spotlight and money thrown at them…and eventually go broke?  Well, boo-hoo. During the Kyles Files segment on last night’s WGN TV 5pm news, Kyra Kyles unveils some celebs that you never thought would be in deep financial distress.  Namely, R. Kelly, Nicholas Cage... Read more »

To College Loan or Not to College Loan?

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With college tuition continue to skyrocket and state programs squeezing grants and monetary assistance, future college students and their families are depending more on obtaining student loans.  But is it a good idea?  When should you take a college loan to pay for you college tuition, room and board?  What are the best ways to... Read more »

Matt Sapaula Visits "The Jarrett Payton Show"

What properly raised, Chi-town kid doesn’t know the name “Payton”?  Growing up playing football, the legacy of the legendary ’85 Bears still stirs the Chicago soul and is the standard to which any sports team in this city is compared to.  This morning, I have the opportunity to visit with such a legend.  The spirit,... Read more »
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Egypt Crisis, the Global Economy and the Affects on Saving for Retirement

Egypt Crisis, the Global Economy and the Affects on Saving for Retirement
While Chicago sits upon another snow day, I had a chance to talk w/former Cambridge, MD Mayor Cleveland Rippons during his “Straight Talk” radio show on WCEM 1240 AM.  Although the Chicago Blizzard of 2011 was the current event bantered back and forth, it was the global events that brought up deep concern. With the... Read more »

Broke States Filing Bankrupcty: Another Sacred Cow Up for Slaughter

Podcast Powered By Podbean When private companies or individuals go bankrupt, it affects those company employees and households.  When States threaten bankruptcy, it becomes a public problem.  How?  Where else do you think States will get money? From the sweat of your brow. 401(k) plans plummeting, home equity nest eggs cracked, Social Security underfunded and... Read more »

Meet Tom Forde: My Client for Season One of The Invested Life

Meet Tom Forde: My Client for Season One of The Invested Life
Can you really make a living, singing? Well, Tom Forde is doing just that as he begins a fifteen month journey from Chicago, to Santa Fe, then overseas to Zurich, Switzerland as an opera singer. In addition to being 27 years old, he does have a different career path and financial income scenario as compared... Read more »
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Matt Sapaula Co-Hosts as Financial Coach for MSN Money's The Invested Life

Matt Sapaula Co-Hosts as Financial Coach for MSN Money's The Invested Life
Big news!  Throughout the summer, I have been in production filming a new online reality show around the areas of personal finance, saving and investing.  For three seasons, I will co-host a very unique, personal finance reality show called The Invested Life on MSN Money, sponsored by TD Ameritrade.  They have taken seven independent financial... Read more »