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May 18, 2022

Values investing

Have you ever asked yourself, “Am I funding what I’m fighting?” May seem like an odd question to ask, but it’s one that can have significant implications. On this episode my guest Daniel Wanstreet and I explore the growing opportunities in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing. Can supporting companies that operate by certain values not only be good for our conscience, but for our portfolio as well? Maybe it’s time to take a step back and reconsider not just what we may be investing in, by why?  Let’s think about what kind of vision and mission we want for our money - Don’t miss this extremely important conversation! #esg #investing #values #valuesalignment #financialwellness #financialempowerment

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If there’s one significant financial experience most of us have several times in our lives, it’s getting a car. In a fantastic interview with Robert Fogarty Jr, Owner of Sport Chevrolet & Honda, we discuss the car industry and dive into things most people may not know about optimizing the car buying experience. The 2020 Northwood Dealer of the Year share tips for buying new, used, or leasing – since there’s no “one right way” to go about getting a car for yourself! We discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly so if you had a car, have one now, or might think of getting one in the future, you need to listen to this episode! #cars #financialtips #financialwellness #financialfreedom

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The pandemic certainly thrust Health to the forefront of our lives, reminding us to put more of a premium on taking care of ourselves. As Count Rugen says, “if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything!” In this interview with the Crazy Health Lady herself, she shares not only a miraculous journey of healing, but frames how important our health is not only for fulfillment & longevity, but also for our finances. Being healthy physically, mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually can have a massive impact on your financial health, so you’re not going to want to miss this one! #healthmeanswealth #financialwellness #wellness #healthyliving #crazyhealthlady #naifaproud

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Teenagers and money often don’t mix…but maybe they can! In my interview with the “Artisan of Adulting” herself, Charla McKinley, we discuss the challenges around equipping our children to be financially successful, especially once they become teens. During such a transformative period of their lives, it’s critical for parents to instill fiscal responsibility, but it doesn’t happen by default. Listen now to learn how! #financialempowerment #financialtips #makingmoneymakesense #adulting, #education #parenting #raisingadults #financialliteracy #equippedforsuccess #adulting #moneymatters

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Outstanding interview with my Washington Business Journal 40 UNDER 40 classmate, Irving Washington, CEO of the Online News Association.  As a tremendous leader in the Association community, Irving and I tackle some of the critical issues surrounding the exciting changes, challenges, trends & opportunities across the journalism landscape, the association community, and the economy at large. The intersection of trust, intentionality, and diversity, equity and inclusion may hold the key to lasting transformation. There’s even a Matrix movie reference! Can’t miss this episode #trust #leadership #diversityequityandinclusion #journalism #freelancer #cae #textstotable

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Incredibly powerful episode with guest Nick Valencia CNN Correspondent who is one of the most influential Latino journalists in America & one of the "Top 50 Latinos" to follow on Twitter. In 2013 the National Association of Hispanic Journalists awarded him its inaugural "Sí Se Puede" Excellence in Leadership award and in 2020, Atlanta Press Club named him "TV Reporter of the Year.” Nick and I discuss his incredible career, what it was like being a minority trying to make it in a tough profession, and how we can all become change agents for those whose voices don’t get heard. Not one to miss! #diversity #diversitymatters #leadership #diversityequityandinclusion #raisethebar #givepeopleavoice #empowerment #storytelling

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Sometimes figuring out the right legal framework seems like walking in OZ doesn't it! A Financial Advisor turned Estate Planning attorney; my guest Raina Bond lays out the recipe for success when it comes to preparing the proper plan for yourself. Raina says it’s not about Estate Planning, it’s about life planning – Life Fulfillment Planning. You’re not planning your death, you’re planning to live well and leave a legacy. We cover a lot of ground and layout what the essentials are as so you can approach planning with confidence.

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Putting the relationships back into Public Relations - Enjoy this fantastic conversation with two PR experts, Peter & Scott from Turn Two Communications. Stories are what tend to have maximum impact, so how can Associations develop an audience-focused strategy to deliver exceptional PR that adds true value and really resonates? 

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Statistics tell us that money is the #1 stressor and also a leading cause of divorce. However, in my interview with Adam Kol, the Couples Financial Coach, he sees a couple’s finances very differently. Money does not need to stress us out or break us up, it can actually bring us together and help foster closeness and intimacy. What if we used money, not just as a means of exchange or to support our lifestyle, but as a way to get to know our spouse better and as a way to bond and build a stronger relationship? You’re not going to want to miss this conversation!

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The pandemic shined a spotlight on a myriad of issues relating to affinity and member benefit programs, the most significant of which is, “what you are offering to your members MUST be unique.” The concept of exclusivity is of paramount importance for associations to see maximum value for program offerings as the digital economy continues to disrupt and shape the way members pursue benefits and offerings that may no longer flow through a membership channel. Great listen!!

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