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These days, there are so many factors getting in the way of saving for retirement. On this episode, American's Wealth Coach Deborah Owens tackles them head on and gives you the tools you need to stay the course and have a satisfying seven-figure retirement!

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About Deborah Owens:

Deborah Owens is a former financial services executive who is on a mission to help individuals navigate their lives in challenging economic times. After spending most of her professional career in sales management and business development roles, she finally recognized that her greatest satisfaction resulted from training and developing others. Throughout her career, she was sought out as a “coach and confidant” by colleagues and measured my leadership effectiveness by her ability to help others succeed. After the publication of her third book and subsequent national book tour, she has focused on the professional development of financial advisors, high potential emerging leaders and entrepreneurs as an independent consultant and corporate trainer.

As the principal of Owens Media Group, she collaborates with leaders in the executive suite of major brands to create training that aligns with the business objectives of the organization. Her unique differentiation is the ability to communicate, translate and present complex concepts that appeal to broad audiences.



Twitter: @deborahowens

Book - "A Purse of Your Own"

December 20, 2016  

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Neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night will keep the U.S Postal Service from doing what it does best — delivering billions of pieces of mail and packages during its busiest holiday season to date!!


Predicting another double-digit increase in package volume this year, the Postal Service expects to deliver about 750 million packages for a total of 16 billion pieces of mail and packages (that’s billion with a B) — processing more than 611 million pieces of mail on December 19, the busiest mailing day of the year and delivering more than 30 million packages on December 22, the busiest delivery day


So what does that mean for us this holiday? How can we be sure our packages will make it where they need to go on time?  What is the Postal Service doing to make it easy to ship gifts and fun to send holiday greetings?



About Megan J. Brennan:

Megan J. Brennan is the 74th and the first female Postmaster General of the United States and the Chief Executive Officer of the world’s largest postal organization.

Appointed by the Governors of the Postal Service, Brennan began her tenure as Postmaster General in February 2015.  In the prior four years, Brennan served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Postal Service, and held prior roles as Vice President of both the Eastern Area and Northeast Area Operations. Brennan began her 29-year Postal Service career as a Letter Carrier in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. 

Brennan earned a master of business administration degree as a Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also an alumna of Immaculata College in Pennsylvania.



The holidays are a time for enjoying friends and family in the home and also finding somewhere to hide all the clutter before everyone arrives. One study* found disorganization can consume 15-20 percent of the average home’s annual budget through rebuying misplaced items, rush charges and late fees. 


Not only can cleaning and organizing the home be easy, but according to organizing expert, Donna Smallin Kuper, many unwanted and unused items around the home are worth something and can easily be sold.  On this episode, Donna shares several helpful tips on organizing the home for the holidays and ways to turn clutter into more money for the holidays.


About Donna:

Donna is an award-winning organizing and cleaning expert and best-selling author. She’s written more than a dozen books on how to declutter, organize, simplify, and clean up your life, including her book, How to Declutter and Make Money Now!


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December 15, 2016  

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Spotify, the music streaming service that puts the world’s music at your fingertips, reveals the songs and artists that took the world by storm in 2016.


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Last year, we got the party started with “Uptown Funk” and saw some exciting new artists like the The Weekend breakthrough hits. This year, some big players topped the charts like Drake, Rihanna and Justin Bieber - but what did America listen to?


In this interview, SHANON COOK, Spotify Trends Expert, will discuss the year’s top artists and tracks, musical trendsand streaming milestones.


Year in Music categories that Spotify will reveal include:

-           Top streamed artist

-           Top streamed male artist

-           Top streamed female artist

-           Top streamed song of 2016

-           Top streamed album

-           Most popular playlists


Spotify’s 100 million global listeners streamed billions of hours of music in 2016, which gives Spotify endless insight into the songs, artists and trends that resonated with users. For each category, Spotify will name the global winner and the winner by country, so viewers can compare their musical tastes with the rest of the world. 




ABOUT SHANON: Shanon Cook is the Spotify trends expert for TV, radio and online and formerly a CNN music and entertainment reporter. During her career she’s interviewed many of the world’s top entertainers, including Sting, Annie Lennox, Kanye West, Paul Rudd, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Claire Danes, Peter Gabriel, R.E.M., Duran Duran, Mariah Carey, Harry Connick Jr. and Yo-Yo Ma. For more than ten years her reports have broadcast worldwide in more than 200 countries on CNN International and in the U.S. on CNN and HLN... Shanon’s foray into entertainment journalism began when she was a producer and reporter for CNN International’s weekly program “The Music Room,” which featured popular bands and artists. She served as the daily entertainment reporter on HLN’s Robin Meade program, now known as Morning Express with Robin Meade and has contributed to BBC America and Billboard Magazine.

ABOUT SPOTIFY: Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 30 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever you are. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal.


Spotify is now available in 60 markets globally with more than 100 million active users*, and over 40 million paying subscribers**.


Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, Spotify has driven more than US$5bn to rights holders. Spotify is the biggest and most successful music streaming service of its kind globally.

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This holiday season, we have a secret that will bring the magic back to gift giving. Gift giving creates a unique bond between people when done right. But, let's face it, it’s getting harder and harder to find amazing gifts for the toughest people on your list because of our busy schedules. Gift Advisor was created to help make being a thoughtful gift giver exciting and easy again!

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Not only does Gift Advisor allow you to zero in on the perfect gift using age, gender, relationship, interests and profession search but it gets smarter the more you use it! Using similar learning technology as movie and music recommendation sites and adapted specifically for gift shopping, it gets better with each visit the more you interact. And, you can get specific advice from gift-obsessed editors while you’re searching.


It connects creative gift givers with independent designers to help today’s most creative makers compete against large corporations, gain market share, and reach people who care about their products. Gift Advisor is always seeking thoughtful, exceptional, one-of-a-kind products, from independent designers, artisans and trusted brands from around the world, that make the best gifts for every occasion and relationship in your life. 


Know of an amazing gift or two or three? Gift Advisor makes it easy to recommend ideas to be added to their always growing and changing database, too. Make as many recommendations as you'd like and they'll do their best to showcase them!


In this interview we discuss:

-         Why some people are hard to shop for and holiday gift ideas to please the toughest ones

-         Resources for finding unique, one-of-a-kind products from independent designers and  artisans

-         The new “Netflix” of gift-giving,

-         Your own questions- Dana Holmes is happy to record custom content with your provided  questions about holiday shopping




About Dana Holmes:

Dana Holmes is Editor in Chief of She has been writing about etiquette, occasions, gift ideas, trends and family fun for more than a decade and has been interviewed by the New York Times, Associated Press, TODAY in NY and many, many more.


About Gift Advisor:

Nashua, New Hampshire based Gift Advisor was created in 2016 to keep the power of thoughtful and meaningful gift giving alive.  An editorial resource for the gift inspired and the gift stumped to quickly connect with the best gift ideas and advice for every occasion, interest and relationship in one place, Gift Advisor is also a marketplace where artisans, start-ups, and unique brands can gain exposure and reach a specific audience that is ready to make a purchase.


Driven by a gift recommendation engine that uses similar learning technology as music and movie sites, and a quickly expanding content, social media and PR program, Gift Advisor’s objective is to help small brands become profitable businesses and to connect creative gift ideas with creative gift givers through a curated and easy to navigate experience.

December 15, 2016  

A new law to help combat tax fraud may delay millions of income tax refunds this upcoming tax season. The law, called the PATH Act, requires the IRS to hold refunds of taxpayers who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit or the Additional Child Tax Credit until at least Feb. 15.

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Tax ID theft continues to rise. According to IRS data, since 2013, approximately 5.1 million people have been victims of tax identity theft fraud. Criminals use personal information to file fake returns and steal taxpayer refunds. This can be very challenging for victims…losing access to their refund for approximately 180 days and having to take multiple steps to regain their identity with the IRS.


Plus, anyone who hasn’t enrolled in health care insurance can face a steeper penalty on their 2016 tax return.


Kathy Pickering, a tax expert with H&R Block discusses:


  • What the PATH act means for tax filers in 2017
  • Consumer safeguards against tax identity theft fraud
  • Penalties for taxpayers without health insurance & how to avoid being penalized if you don’t have insurance
  • Tax tips you can make now to save when you file for the 2017 season


 About Kathy

Kathy Pickering is the executive director of The Tax Institute at H&R Block, the go-to source for objective insights on federal and state tax laws affecting the individual. With more than a decade of experience in tax operations and 25 years in information technology, Pickering is responsible for the strategic direction and management for a team of the nation’s top experts on tax issues. As head of The Tax Institute, Pickering oversees enrolled agents, CPAs and attorneys who provide information and analysis on the real-world implications of tax policy and tax proposals.


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Fall Car Maintenance Tips Every Driver Needs To Know
Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®
Automotive expert, media guest, journalist, author, keynote speaker and television host
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October is Fall Car Care Month. The perfect time to get under the hood now before the harsh winter takes effect. A little time to be car care aware now means you’ll be ready for winter weather and road ahead!


Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, the Car Coach recommends four proactive steps to make sure your car is ready for winter driving.


In this episode, Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, will make sure your car is ready for the road ahead. Lauren has motor oil in her veins. Born and raised in Detroit, Lauren is from a family of auto professionals and began working on cars at the age of 10. It wasn’t long before she was totally immersed in the car culture, restoring and driving her own beloved rides. Today, Lauren’s passion is to educate drivers across America and in this episode she will also discuss:


-           What is the number one thing we should check in our cars for fall?

-           What else can we do ourselves to ensure safe driving?

-           When should we see an expert?

-           Where can we go for more car maintenance tips?

About Lauren:

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® is a nationally recognized automotive expert, media guest, journalist, author, keynote speaker and television host. A trusted car expertLauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics, CAR SMARTS® and safety issues for both the auto industry and consumers. Lauren’s broadcast experience includes Oprah, Live! With Kelly and Michael, Good Morning America, The View, TODAY, 20/20, The Early Show, CNN, CNBC, FOX News, and NPR among others.

September 29, 2016  
Wisdom of Experience: Lessons Learned From Millennial, Generation X and Baby Boomer Investors 


ft. Heather Lord, Strategy & Innovation Director at American Funds
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Who’s staying up all night worrying about retirement? It is not the Boomers but the generation that came of age during the dot-com bust, the global financial crisis and housing collapse – Generation X or anxious!  Nearly two-thirds (63%) of Gen Xers are kept up at night thinking about financing their retirement and even more are looking to increase the upside of their investments so they can get on track, according to a survey by American Funds, a family of mutual funds from Capital Group, one of the world’s leading investment management firms.
“Wisdom of Experience: Lessons Learned From Millennial, Generation X and Baby Boomer Investors” surveyed over 1,200 U.S. adults, focusing on Millennials (21-36 years old), Generation X (37-51 years old) and Baby Boomers (52-70 years old), to understand their perspectives on a range of investing and retirement issues.
On this episode, Heather Lord, Strategy & Innovation Director at AmericanFunds, will detail the findings of the “Wisdom of Experience: Lessons Learned from Millennial, Generation X and Baby Boomer Investors” survey and what investors should be thinking about at various stages in their lives.
About Heather Lord:
Heather Lord is strategy & innovation director at American Funds, part of Capital Group. She has 11 years of industry experience and joined Capital Group this year. Prior to joining Capital, Heather worked as a principal at Boston Consulting Group. Before that, she was a senior vice president, strategy & client experience at Charles Schwab. She holds a PhD in applied statistics and psychology from Yale University and a bachelor's degree in statistics from Cornell University. Heather is based in Los Angeles.


Is It Too Easy to Spend Money These Days?


Ft. Ester Bloom, Senior Editor at
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With wages stagnant, school debt piling up and costs rising millennials have it tough. Technology can be a key to saving or a curse. In this episode, Ester Bloom, Senior Editor of The Billfold will share her tips including:

Spending Tracking Apps
Referral Marketing
Apps that raise your food bill and ones that lower it
Technology to track your driving skills (and lower your auto insurance)

According to the Association for Psychological Science, when it comes to driving most people think their skills are above average.  Other studies have found nearly two thirds of drivers rate themselves as excellent or very good. Now your anchors, reporters, producers, hosts and audience can put themselves up to the challenge for free by using technology to measure how they actually drive. If they do well, they might be able to save significant money on their car insurance.

Here’s how the program works. After signing up for a 30 Day free trial (here), you’ll receive a Snapshot device which plugs into your car. It measures how fast, how far and when you drive. It also measures your rates of acceleration and how hard you brake. If you do well, new customers can be offered a reduced Snapshot rates and existing customers can see their rates go down—good news also for parents who have younger millennials on their insurance plan.

About Ester:

Ester Bloom is an award-winning non-fiction writer and Senior Editor at The Billfold which covers everything you wanted to know about money. Her specialty areas are millennials and women. She has appeared on MSNBC, MTV, HuffPost Live and the Geraldo Rivera Show among many programs.


Save The Environment (and Your Wallet) By Selling Your Used Tech Gadgets

Michele Reynolds Perry

Vice President, Brand Communications at 


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Spurred by increasing consumer demand for the newest technology – be they tablets, laptops, cell phones, etc. –, e-waste is piling up in landfills both domestically and abroad at an alarming rate or collecting dust in your closest. It’s not good for the environment or your wallet.


What are consumers to do with their unwanted electronic devices after upgrading?


As you begin your spring cleaning now is a perfect time to trade in those old devices for cash toward the hottest tech that you didn’t think was in your budget. By giving cell phones a second life, the average consumer can save the earth and money, too.


Gazelle, a leading trade-in and e-commerce site for consumer electronics now offers certified pre-owned devices that not only come in great condition but also at a huge discount and with no contract or strings attached!


On this episode Michele Perry, Consumer Tech Expert at, will be sharing a few tips for reducing your e-waste by recycling old devices and earning cash at the same time. By considering purchasing certified, pre-owned gadgets you’ll be improving your eco-footprint this spring. Michele can also provide “buyer beware” tips, highlight results from a recent Gazelle survey identifying new trends, and talk about new financing and warranty programs for preowned electronics.




About Michele Perry: Resident tech enthusiast and expert at, Michele Perry monitors the changing dynamics of technology in the 21st century. Perry provides insight into how people use technology and the obstacles they face while making it all work within a budget.

With more than 1 million customers and more than $200 million paid out for used gadgets, Gazelle is the leading reCommerce company. Perry brings her collective and extensive knowledge of the behaviors and attitudes of tech enthusiasts through in-depth analysis of Gazelle’s custom surveys, company data and her own tech experiences. As the tech expert at Gazelle and previously a travel guru for the largest travel site in the world, Perry is frequently sought out and quoted by major outlets around the country including ABC News, The CBS Early Show, FOX News, MSNBC, The New York Times, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, Voice of America and National Public Radio.

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