112: Best Careers To Get Rich, Where The World’s Billionaires Are, and Dumb Things The Government Spent Money On

In episode 112, we talk about all things spending on Money Factor! We dive into the 7 best careers to get rich. We also breakdown the 11 countries with the most billionaires. Plus, we discuss 15 ridiculous projects the Government wasted tax dollars on.

Links:

https://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/25/the-11-countries-with-the-most-billionaires.html

https://cashmoneylife.com/best-careers-to-get-rich/

https://partners4prosperity.com/dumb-things-to-spend-money-on/

https://www.rd.com/funny-stuff/wasteful-government-spending/

111: Older Americans & Bankruptcy; Tips to Help with Retirement Savings

In episode 111, we talk  about all things retirement on Money Factor! We breakdown why the bankruptcy rate in older Americans is on the rise. We also dive into ways to boost your retirement savings. Plus, we talk about 3 new financial workshops in the Houston area. All this and more on  The #Money Factor.
 

Links:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/05/business/bankruptcy-older-americans.html

http://crr.bc.edu/working-papers/how-much-does-out-of-pocket-medical-spending-eat-away-at-retirement-income/

https://money.cnn.com/2018/04/23/retirement/no-retirement-savings/index.html

110: Black Health Disparities, Racial Wealth Gap, and Health & Black Business Expo

In episode 110, we welcome Uchenna Emenaha to discuss Health and Black Business Expo (https://www.hbbexpo.com/) on Money Factor! We dive into 9 Black Health Disparities. We also breakdown ways to eliminate racial wealth gap. Plus, we talk about 3 new financial workshops in the Houston area. All this and more on  The #Money Factor.

Link:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/anthonyrivas/black-health-disparities?utm_term=.bxgM4pQgK#.bjaRG9AYd

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2015/03/27/10-proposals-for-eliminating-the-racial-wealth-gap/#71e4d5e07ead

109: Consumer debt; how US debt got so big

In episode 109, we welcome Kiley Summers to discuss her company  Spendebt (https://spendebt.com/)  in Money Factor! We breakdown cause and effect of consumer debt. We also dive into how the US debt got so big. Plus, we talk about 3 new financial workshops in the Houston area. All this and more on  The #Money Factor.

Links:

https://www.thebalance.com/consumer-debt-statistics-causes-and-impact-3305704

https://www.thebalance.com/the-u-s-debt-and-how-it-got-so-big-3305778

108: Jay-Z and friends investment into life insurance, and items hit by trade war initiative

In episode 108, we bring you another financially full show on Money Factor! We dive into Jay Z, Kevin Durant, Robert Downey Jr and Will Smith  investing in life insurance. We also breakdown how the trade war is making 1,300 products more expensive. Plus, we discuss 3 new financial workshops in the Houston area. All this and more on  The #Money Factor.
Links:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-14/robert-downey-jr-jay-z-durant-back-life-insurance-startup

https://money.cnn.com/2018/07/06/news/economy/china-us-tariffs-list/index.html

107: Tariffs are now in Forced and Brexit is not such a good idea.

In episode 107, we bring you the latest in money matters on Money Factor! We breakdown US Commerce Department investigating whether there should be tariffs on all imported cars and car parts. We also dive into how Brexit is hurting the UK.  Plus, we discuss 3 new financial workshops in the Houston area. All this and more on The #Money Factor.
 

Links:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/22/news/companies/trump-european-car-tariffs/index.html

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/22/news/economy/brexit-two-years-anniversary/index.html?iid=ob_article_hotListpool

106: Citi Bank Scandal, Fed Raises Interest Rate, with Special Guest Host: Mary Johns

In episode 106, we welcome co-host Mary Johns (luejohns@yahoo.com) to this Money Monday show on Money Factor! We dive into Citibank fined $100 million for interest rate manipulation. We also breakdown the Federal Reserve raising interest rates and signaling that two additional increases are on the way this year. Plus, we discuss 3 new financial workshops in the Houston area. All this and more on  The #Money Factor.
 

Links:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/15/news/companies/citibank-libor/index.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/13/us/politics/federal-reserve-raises-interest-rates.html

105: Tariffs and Ben Bernanke’s prediction

In episode 105, we bring you another financially informed show on the Money Factor! We breakdown what exactly are tariffs and how it affects us. We also dive into Ben Bernanke’s prediction of the fate of United States’ economy. Plus, we discuss 3 new financial workshops in the Houston area. All this and more on  The #Money Factor.

Links:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/06/10/investing/stocks-week-ahead-ben-bernanke-recession-economy/index.html

http://fortune.com/2018/04/06/what-is-tariff-definition-trump-china/

104: Unemployment rate lowest since 2000, Middle class is struggling, and the Future of the middle class

In episode 104, we have another educational show on Money Factor! We discuss how and why the unemployment rate is the lowest i has been since 2000.  Plus we breakdown how many Americans are struggling to afford a basic middle class life. Plus, we dive into the future of the middle class initiative. All this and more on  The #Money Factor.
 

Links:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/04/news/economy/april-jobs-report/index.html?iid=EL

http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/17/news/economy/us-middle-class-basics-study/index.html

https://www.brookings.edu/project/future-of-the-middle-class-initiative/

103: Money Tips for Young Adults, Awesome Internships for High School Students, and The College Cafe

In episode 103, we bring you another amazing and informative show on Money Factor!  We breakdown 3 important money tips for young adult starting their financial lives. We also dive into 14 internships opportunities for high school students. Plus, we discuss the College Cafe’s College Planning Night here in Houston. All this and more on  The #Money Factor.

Links:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/03/pf/high-school-financial-advice/index.html?category=pf

https://blog.collegevine.com/14-awesome-internships-for-high-school-students/

http://commonblackcollegeapp.com/

Https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/03/us/teenager-college-acceptance-scholarships.html

102: Women living longer, but not enough money; What wealth means to women

In episode 102, we bring you a show all about women and money on Money Factor!  We dive into women living longer, but not preparing for retirement. We also breakdown why it is important for women to be financial literate. Plus, we discuss tips on how to make up for not preparing for retirement. All this and more on The #Money Factor.

Links:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/27/pf/women-retirement-age/index.html

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/warren-buffett-women-make-optimistic-country-120930431.html

http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/06/pf/women-wealth-money/index.html?iid=EL

http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/23/retirement/no-retirement-savings/index.html

101: Wells Fargo Fined, Women Hold the Key to Economic Growth, and Retirees Underestimating Spending

In episode 101, we bring you another informative show on Money Factor! We dive into Wells Fargo being fined $1 billion for insurance and mortgage abuse.  We also breakdown why billionaire Warren Buffett believes women hold the key to economic growth . Plus, we discuss how retirees are underestimating their spending. All this and more on The #Money Factor.

Links:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/20/news/companies/wells-fargo-regulators-auto-lending-fine/index.html

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/warren-buffett-women-make-optimistic-country-120930431.html

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/where-retirees-underestimate-spending-150000278.html

100: 100TH Episode Special!

In episode 100, we celebrate our 100th show on Money Factor! We first look back at our favorite money advice from past shows. We also we breakdown how  finance and health work together. Plus, we dive into financial literacy workshops that are being provided in Houston All this and moe on The #Money Factor

099: Houston Money Week with Erika Jones

In episode 99, we welcome guest host Erika Jones (Askbenhoustonmoneyweek@gmail.com) to continue financial literacy month on Money Factor! We dive into everything you need to know about Houston money week. We also discuss tips to help save for the future. Plus,  we breakdown the state of K–12 economic and financial education in the US. All this and more on The #Money Factor.

 

Links:
https://www.houstonmoneyweek.org/

https://www.councilforeconed.org/policy-and-advocacy/survey-of-the-states-2/

https://www.councilforeconed.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-SOS-Layout-18.pdf

 

098: Financial Literacy Month; 30 Steps to Financial Wellness

In episode 98, we discuss  financial literacy on Money Factor! We dig into  what it means to be financial literate and why April is financial literacy month. . We also breakdown 30 steps to achieving financial wellness. Plus, we dive into why having financial wellness is so important. All this and more on The #Money Factor.

Links:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/markavallone/2018/03/31/april-is-financial-literacy-month-why-financial-wellness-matters/#e3f2aee6f132

http://www.financialliteracymonth.com/30Steps.aspx

097: Tax Forms You Need to Know, Late Filing Penalties, Affordable Tax Preparation

In episode 97, we bring you the latest in taxes on Money Factor!. We breakdown the 9 tax forms you need to be familiar with. We also dive into everything you need to know about late tax filing penalties. Plus, we discuss simple and affordable tax preparation options. All this and more on The #Money Factor.

Links:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/22/pf/tax-filing-mistakes-avoid/index.html

http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/15/pf/taxes/penalty-for-filing-taxes-late/index.html?iid=EL

https://blog.taxact.com/top-irs-tax-forms/?sc=17108211010103&dclid=CI7o8rWOitoCFYoxaQod7ZADCA

096: US Debt, Toys R Us Closing, Walmart Giving Raises

In episode 96, we give you another riveting show on Money Factor. We dive into how the interest affects the US debt. We also breakdown the closing of Toys R Us nationwide. Plus, we discuss Walmart increasing their minimum, wage. All this and more on The #Money Factor.

Links:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/15/news/economy/interest-on-the-debt/index.html

http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/16/news/companies/toys-r-us-employees/index.html?iid=surge-story-summary

http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/11/news/companies/walmart-minimum-wage-increase/index.html?iid=EL

094: College Planning: Tax Credits, Costs, and Savings!

In episode 94, we discuss all things college on the Money Factor.  We dive into what you need to know to maximize college tax credit. We also breakdown how much students will need for college. Plus, We take a look at  Heartland Institute of Financial Education(HIFE) College Planning. All of this and more on The #Money Factor.

Links:

http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/05/pf/taxes/college-tax-credit/index.html

https://www.savingforcollege.com/calculators/worlds-simplest-college-cost-calculator

http://hife-usa.org/college-education-planning-programs/

093: The Money Factor: America Saves Week, Understanding Interest and Your Rate of Return, Breaking Poor Savings Habits

n episode 93, we discuss finances and more on The Money Factor. We dive into the America saves week campaign and how you can win more money to actively save. We also breakdown how to understand interest and the rate of your return. Plus, we discuss how to break poor spending habits. All of this and more on The #Money Factor.

Links:

https://americasaves.org/organizations/america-saves-week

https://slate.com/business/2018/01/americans-arent-saving-any-money.html