- Category: Personal Finance
Today on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Kevin Waspi, a certified financial advisor and lecturer at the UIUC College of Business. We welcome your calls and questions this hour!
This hour on Focus, we talk with personal finance expert Kevin Waspi about some good tricks to save money for things like a new car or a summer vacation. We'll also talk about when it's right to continue to save and when it's time to try and borrow money. Do you have questions about your personal finances?We also welcome your questions for Kevin whether you are just starting out and looking for advice on investing, thinking about buying a home or sending your children to college.
Do you have any money saving tricks that you recommend? We want to hear them!
We'll talk about the psychology of summer camp, the case for comics in the classroom, personal finance and more!
Next week on Focus, we’ll talk about the magic of summer camp, the growing need for translators and why some are pushing for comics in schools.
Friday on Focus, we talked about personal finance. The 8:00 p.m. rebroadcast of this program is being preempted due to breaking news reagrding the Boston Marathon bombing case.
With more and more Americans falling into debt and feeling stress that comes with failing finances, the Federal Reserve bank in Chicago created the Money Smart Week program in 2002 to promote financial literacy and offer chances for consumers of any income level to learn how to better manage their money. Through collaboration with several banks and non-profit organizations, there are “Money Smart Week” events taking place through the end of next week across the state. This hour on Focus, guest host Kimberlie Kranich talks with Karen Chan, Illinois Chair of the Money Smart Week program. Chan has nearly two decades of experience teaching about personal finance. We’ll talk with her about the courses being offered in and around Champaign and ask her about how to manage your credit, how to get out of debt and how to plan for retirement.
Kevin Waspi, certified financial advisor and lecturer at the University of Illinois College of Business, also joins the show. As he does on the third Friday of every month, he’ll be here to answer your calls and questions whether you’re just starting out and looking for advice on investing, or thinking about buying a home or sending your children to college.
This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with Kevin Waspi, a lecturer of Finance at the UIUC College of Business about personal finance.
As the state’s pension crisis continues, we talk with Kevin Waspi, a lecturer of Finance at the University of Illinois College of Business, about planning for retirement and what the best options are if you’re a state employee. Host Jim Meadows also talks with Waspi about financial planners and how to make sense of the differences between a C.F.A, a C.P.A., a C.F.P. and all the other titles financial planners use to identify themselves. They also discuss how to make sense of the couch potato porfolio. Of course this hour on Focus, we also welcome your questions for Kevin whether you are just starting out and looking for advice on investing, thinking about buying a home, or sending your kids to college.
Is it important to you to shop locally? Did you know bats play a really important role in the production of tequila and chocolate? Find out more about what’s coming up on Focus and join our conversation.
Monday, March 11 - My Name is Jody Williams
Have you been an activist? What causes matter to you?
Jody Williams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her campaign to eradicate landmines. But she wasn’t always an activist. Monday on Focus, we’ll talk with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams about her new memoir, “My Name is Jody Williams.” She’ll tell us about her life as an activist, why she’s spent her career advocating for freedom and human rights and what she really means when she uses the word “peace.”
The alternative minimum tax was patched in January. But wait, what’s that again? Today on Focus, talked with John Breen and Marty Verdick of McGladrey LLP in Champaign about the things you need to know to file this year’s income tax return. Find the podcat here.
This hour on Focus, host Jim Meadows talks with John Breen, Tax Director at McGladrey LLP and Marty Verdick, Tax Partner at McGladrey LLP about the so-called fiscal cliff package that was passed in January and how it affects your bottom line. He also asks about the new Medicare surtax for 2013, which tax software to use when preparing your taxes on your own and when it’s a good idea to hire a tax preparer. Also in this episode of Focus – how to choose the best tax preparer for your needs, what questions to ask and the gray areas in the tax code. We also talk about new forms this year for same-sex couples in civil unions.
Starting to think about taxes? Planning for a child in college next fall? Worrying about retirement? Today on Focus, host Kimberlie Kranich talked with Kevin Waspi, a certified financial advisor and lecturer at the UIUC Collge of Business. Find the podcast here.
Whether you are just starting out and looking for advice on investing, thinking about buying a home, sending your children to college, or planning for retirement, we answer your questions this hour on Focus. Kevin Waspi, who lectures on finance at the University of Illinois College of Business joins guest host Kimberlie Kranich to talk about best practices for money management and decision making.
The start of the new year inspires many to set goals and make resolutions. What do we know about human behavior that can help us turn our goals into achievements? What are some of the tools available to us? How can we solicit a community of friends for support to help us be accountable for our goals and to cheer us on when we want to give up or to remind us that we can start anew, no matter where we are in the new year? We invite you to share your resolutions and what's helped you stick with them.
From time to time, we like to provide you with an opportunity to ask some basic questions about personal finance. Kevin Waspi, who lectures on finance at the University of Illinois College of Business will answer your queries on money management. Whether you are just starting out and looking for advice on investing, thinking about buying a home, sending your children to college, or planning for retirement, your questions will be welcome.
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