Posts in category "Money Smart Interviews"

Tips for Parents on How to Get Help Paying for College

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How much will you need to help your kid through college by the time they graduate high school?  During this summer, I've been asked quite frequently from friends and attendees to our workshops on how to plan for college, especially in tough times.  It prompted me to dig into my video archives for a segment I did on WGN Morning News of getting cash for college...

Getting in Top Financial Fitness

Getting in Top Financial Fitness
Podcast Powered By Podbean PODCAST from “Outside the Ring with David Diaz“ Are you still backed up on the ropes, fighting for your financial life?  Has this battle with money got you worn out?  Well, it’s time to shake it all off, turn it around and get in top financial fitness.  ON YOUR FEET! What... Read more »

How to Make Sure You are Financially Healthy

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After all the holiday festivities going on, especially all the EATING during this season, I was joking with friends about keeping a healthy balance with diet and exercise so they don’t have “get back in shape” topping another list New Year’s resolutions. Then someone had to ask a question about being “Money Smart” in their... Read more »
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How a Debt Crisis Affects Your Retirement

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Have you wondered how the government’s poor stewardship of our taxes may affect your future income and financial stability in retirement?  What about the European debt crisis affecting us here in the United States? As if times today weren’t hard enough, this issue affects both young, old and everyone in between.  All need to be... Read more »

How to Get a Mortgage in a Tough Economy with So-So Credit

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Lending standards for mortgages are tougher than ever, after the mortgage meltdown that led to the current mess the housing market is in. The Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council said roughly 1 in 4 mortgage applicants was denied in 2010.  However, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development says there is money to lend.... Read more »

Meet Tom Stanley of High Rise Investments: My Client for Season 2 of The Invested Life

Podcast Powered By Podbean How would you feel if you lost $500,000 in ONE day and later have to deal with reinventing yourself from life after bankruptcy?  Could you imagine what you would have to deal with financially, emotionally and personally?  Well, Tom Stanley persevered and did just that.  Today, he owns High Rise Investments,... Read more »
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Homeless to Self-Made Millionaire: Former US Marine Shares His Rags-to-Riches Story

Homeless to Self-Made Millionaire: Former US Marine Shares His Rags-to-Riches Story
Podcast Powered By Podbean “I was so broke, I took a shower while it was raining in a church parking lot,” says Matt Morris author of The Unemployed Millionaire. Talk about a defining moment…or as we say on the Money Smart Show, a “GOoD” moment. Matt was so broke, I think he was also trying... Read more »

Reducing Taxes, Roth IRAs and Home-based Businesses with Sandy Botkin, CPA, Esq

Reducing Taxes, Roth IRAs and Home-based Businesses with Sandy Botkin, CPA, Esq
EXCERPT from the last show of 2010 on the Real Estate on Radio Show! You gotta hear this info and how it can improve your financial situation…totally applicable to what you do through 2011! Listen to internet radio with Money Smart Show on Blog Talk Radio Folks we welcome to the show, Mr. Sanford, or... Read more »