• 00:24

    5 Steps to the Wedding of Your Dreams that You can Afford

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    Join host Barbie O'Connor for this week's MoneySmarts4u show about planning your dream wedding while staying within a pricetag you can afford.  During the show, Barbie will go over what you want to remember about your wedding, paying for the wedding, whether you need a wedding planner and how to work with one, and creating a wedding expense plan that meets your needs and your honeymoon and reentry to your old and new lives. 


    Want more MoneySmarts4U, then buy the book on Amazon.  Subscribe to the show.  Go to the website.  Send questions to barbie@moneysmarts4u.com.  Share this link with friends.  

  • 00:25

    7 things I know about Women and Money

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    Women and Money is the topic of this week's MoneySmarts4u show with host Barbie O'Connor.  After years of working with women, serving as a mentor and advisor to women who managed their own money, Barbie shares her observations dedicated to empower women everywhere to be confident in their own abilities practiced each day of their lives regardless of where they live and who they are. On this show, she reminds women that they can do math, that they end up with more money than men, but keep letting men manage it for them, that they can successfully build their investment portfolios like they build their wardrobes, that they get better long-term investment results than men, and that sharing financial responsibilities within a family results in greater success for each generation involved. 


    Any questions or comments, please email barbie@moneysmarts4u.com. Buy the book on Amazon. Go to the website for more information. Subscribe to the show. Forward the link to today's show to friends and family. 

  • 00:16

    5 Things to Know Before you Say "I Do"

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    In the spirit of the February theme of the financial side of Love and Romance, host of the MoneySmarts4u show, Barbie O'Connor, will cover topics such as talking about money with your beloved BEFORE you tie the knot, why a prenuptial agreement is a good thing to discuss, prepare and execute, how to live together before marriage, the importance of getting to know your beloved's famiy and friends before the big day, and breaking an engagement and cancelling your wedding if you change your mind. 


    If you have any thoughts or questions for Barbie, please email her at barbie@moneysmarts4u.com.  Need more info on money and marriage, buy the book on Amazon.  Check out the website at www.moneysmarts4u.com. LIke us on Facebook. Subscribe to the show.   

  • 00:17

    5 ways to save money shopping for your Valentine

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    Join host Barbie O'Connor for this week's Moneysmarts4u show about the 5 ways to save money when shopping for your Valentine.  Are Diamonds really a girl's best friend?  What is the best day to send those beautiful roses to your beloved?  Do you really want to share your intimate dinner for two with hundreds of others?  Are you thinking of proposing on Cupid's Day?  What do you need to know before you buy that bling that is forever?  


    Love and romance and its side effects are the themes for February.  Join us next week to hear about living together, prenups and things to think about before you tie the knot.  Later in the month, planning the wedding of your dreams that you can afford  and buying a house will be part of the show, so join us each Wednesday of this month for the show. 


    Email your questions and thoughts to barbie@moneysmarts4u.com.  Buy the book on Amazon.  Like us on Facebook.  Subscribe to the show. Go to the website, www.moneysmarts4u.com, for more.  

  • 00:14

    5 questions from you about student loans, cars, taxes, home, and apps

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    Join host, Barbie O'Connor, on this MoneySmarts4u show, where your questions will be the stars of the week.  Winterizing your car, the best student loan options, saving money and resources at your home, the 1099 form, and personal financial apps to try on your phone will be covered in this week's show. 


    Email your questions to barbie@moneysmarts4u.com.  Like us on Facebook.  Buy the book on Amazon.  Check out the website.  Subscribe to the show. 

  • 00:18

    Six Tips for Working with Financial Professionals

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    Join host Barbie O'Connor for this MoneySmarts4U show about working with financial professionals.  Learn about financial advisors, investment advisors, Certified Financial Planners, Chartered Life Underwriters, and portfolio managers.  Prepare for your first meeting by determining your 3 most important financial goals, getting your paperwork in order, and learning what to expect when you work with these professionals.  Learn how to evaluate performance and when to fire these advisors. 


    Send your questions to Barbie@moneysmarts4u.com.  Check out the website at www.moneysmarts4u.com.  Subscribe to the show. Like us on Facebook.  Buy the book on Amazon. 


     

  • 00:18

    7 Tips for Working with an Attorney

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    Join host Barbie O'Connor for this MoneySmarts4u show about working with an attorney.  She will share with you her thoughts on when you need to hire an attorney, the fees involved, what to expect when you work with an attorney, and firing an attorney.  In addition, she will discuss interrogatories, depositions, drafting of directives to physicians, wills and other estate planning documents. 


    Email any questions to barbie@moneysmarts4u.com.  For more information check out the website at www.moneysmarts4u.com.  Buy the book MoneySmarts4u: The Basics on Amazon.  Subscribe to the show. 

  • 00:15

    5 Tips for Working with an Accountant

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    Join host, Barbie O'Connor, for this MoneySmarts4u show, where she shares with you her 5 tips for working with an accountant.  The month of January is focused on starting out the New Year on how to work with financial professionals to attain financial success. Learn what an accountant can do for you, how to select an accountant, what to expect when you work with one, the documents you need to have available when you meet with an accountant, and how to fire an accountant if you need to.  Later in the month, working with an attorney and a financial consultant or advisor will be discussed. 


    Learn  more at the website, www. moneysmarts4u.com.  Buy the book on Amazon.  Subscribe to the show. Email your questions to barbie@moneysmarts4u.com. 

  • 00:15

    Five New Year's Promises to Make to Yourself

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    Join host Barbie O'Connor for this MoneySmarts4u show where she shares with you her tips for keeping your New Year's Promises to Yourself.  Tips on how to pay yourself first, saving money over the new year, living within a budget or spending plan, giving yourself a free day once a week, making dates with your family and friends and set up a plan to exercise and eat healthy making this New Year the Best Yet!


    Start your New Year off with a bang by reading the MoneySmarts4U book.  12 weeks of short daily readings on the basics of managing your money will start you off  strong financially for 2105.  Buy the book on Amazon. Subscribe to the show.  Get more at the website, www.moneysmarts4u.com.  

  • 00:17

    5 Tax and Financial Strategies for Year End

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    Join host, Barbie O'Connor, author, speaker, and financial advisor for all of the  MoneySmarts4u shows in December which will give you a plan to end this year right and start the next year ready for a positive financial year.  This weeks show explores 5 year-end tax and financial strategies.  Year end tax loss selling, wash sales, charitable giving, gifts eligible for gift tax exclusions, possible year end tax law changes, and reviewing your year end tax situation will all be discussed during this podcast. 


    For more, go to the website, www.moneysmarts4u.com, Like us on Facebook, Click here to buy the book on Amazon.  Subscribe to the show. 

  • 00:16

    5 Financial Gifts You Can Give Yourself Before the Holidays

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    Before you hit the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, join host Barbie O'Connor, as she shares with you the 5 Financial Gifts You Can Give Yourself Before the Holidays.  These gifts will include discussion of  tax withholding, retirement plan contributions, knowing your Flexible Spending Accounts, health care enrollment, and employee stock purchase plans. 


    For more MoneySmarts4U, go to the website: www.moneysmarts4u.com, subscribe to the podcast.  Click here to buy the book, Moneysmarts4u: The Basics, on Amazon.   

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