• 00:24

    5 Things to Consider Before you Have a Baby

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    In this week's MoneySmarts4U show, host, Barbie O'Connor, covers the financial considerations of having your first child.  How many children can you afford, do you know your rights to parental leave, are you and your partner on the same page regarding parental teamwork, costs of fertility treatments and adoption, the lifetime cost of your child, tax breaks you can take for child care, and evaluating whether to fund your retirement or save money for your child's college expenses are all discussed in this show. 


    For more MoneySmarts4u, buy the book on Amazon.  Subscribe to the show.  Like us on Facebook.  Listen in on Itunes.  Email any questions to barbie@moneysmarts4u.com.  Check out the website, www.moneysmarts4u.com. 

  • 00:25

    5 Things to know before you get a new pet

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    Does your three year old want a puppy?  Are you longing for some unconditional love from a furry friend? Join host, Barbie O'Connor, for this MoneySmarts4U show, about the 5 things you need to know before you add a new pet to your household. Pet owner responsibilities, vaccinations, spaying and neutering, costs of pet ownership, and ending your relationship with your pet will all be part of this broadcast.  


    For more from MoneySmarts4U, go to the website.  Subscribe to the Show. Like us on Facebook.  Buy the book on Amazon. Listen on Itunes. Email questions to barbie@moneysmarts4u.com  

  • 00:24

    7 Things To Know Before You Buy a House

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    Join host Barbie O'Connor for this MoneySmarts4u show about the 7 things you need to know before you buy a house.  What other costs are involved with buying a house besides the commission?  What is the single most important thing you need to remember about buying real estate?  What negotiating techniques can help you buy at the perfect price for the market?  What are deed restrictions? How to get a mortgage you can afford?  These and other real estate related topics will be covered in this week's show. 


    Any topics you'd like to hear about in future shows, please email Barbie@moneysmarts4u.com.  For more information, go to the website. Buy the book on Amazon.  Subscribe to the show.  Listen in on itunes. 

  • 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. 

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