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Raquel Smith, Financial Aid Advisor for UNLV (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall. Kate Marshall was first elected State Treasurer in 2006 and
re-elected to second term in 2010. She originally ran on a platform she called the “Marshall Plan,” which included seven main points she would emphasize during her tenure. The basic tenets were simple: Improve and implement programs that save taxpayer dollars; reduce spending by becoming more efficient; and identify innovative methods for increasing economic development in our state. By the conclusion of her first term, six of these covenants had been met, with the seventh being achieved with the creation of the state’s first private equity investment fund during the 2011 Legislative Session.
A crowning achievement of her term as State Treasurer is the successful sponsorship and passage of Senate Bill 75 during the 2011 Legislative Session, which created the Nevada Capital Investment Corporation and the Silver State Opportunity Fund. The goal of the $50 million Silver State Opportunity Fund is to capitalize on investment opportunities in Nevada in order to increase funding for Nevada’s K-12 schools, while at the same time spurring economic development and job growth. A minimum of 70% of investments must be made in businesses located in Nevada, looking to expand in Nevada, or in businesses wishing to relocate in Nevada. Earnings from the fund go to Nevada’s K-12 schools. To date, commitments have been made to three private equity funds, which have located offices in Nevada.
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Raquel Smith, Financial Aid Advisor for UNLV (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
Raquel will discuss things you need to know about getting financial aid at a large university.
Leisa Peterson, MBA, CFP® is the founder of WealthClinic, a global community that helps people improve their relationship with money through online interactive workshops and retreats.
Leisa’s a pioneer in the field of financial mindfulness. If you’ve never heard that term before, it’s because it’s radically new...which hints at how leading edge Leisa’s WealthClinic programs are. Because Leisa does something no one else ever thought of before: she combines mindfulness practices with finance.
We may think mindfulness and finance are two completely opposite worlds, but Leisa discovered they’re actually linked tightly together.
Before founding WealthClinic, Leisa spent 22 years in executive roles for some of the largest financial institutions in the United States. At the same time, she spent 15 years meditating andteaching others how to use mindfulness in their day-to-day activities.
For years, she witnessed rational clients, loved ones, and herself doing crazy things around money. Which made her wonder, “Why do we do such things?” And “Why can’t we stop it?”
Today's Guests Include:
Steve George, Chief of Staff for Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall.
Nevada College Kick Start Program Launched Statewide - More than 35,000 kindergarten students will have a college savings plan! Steve discusses what it is and how families can leverage it to pay for their child's college.
Genny La Morgan, owner of the Green Woman's Store
Prosperity Expert & Wealth Catalyst, Meriflor Toneatto, is the Best-selling Author of Money, Manifestation & Miracles: 8 Principles for Transforming Women’s Relationship with Money. She knows personally the courage it takes to make the leap from a successful 6-figure corporate career to follow a deeper calling and start your own business.
Her company, Power With Soul, helps high-achieving women entrepreneurs and professionals across the globe transform their relationship with money so they can the experience financial freedom, fulfillment and success they desire.
Tracie Forbes, the Penny Pinchin' Mom, is a stay at home mom to three young children; ages 4, 6 and 8 in Raymore, Missouri. In November 2007, she and her husband decided to eliminate their debt and made many changes in their lifestyle to do just that. In 27 months, they eradicated over $37,000 in debt through both budgeting and learning how to live a frugal life. She now shares her knowledge in order to help you stretch your hard-earned dollars so you can live the life you want.
Romy Taormina is Nausea Relief Chief and Co-Founder of Psi Health Solutions, Inc., as well as the mom of two boys, and wife of 17 years. Romy suffered from terrible morning sickness during her pregnancies and found nausea relief from acupressure wrist bands. However, she found existing products on the market to be drab and uncomfortable. After giving birth to her sons and wanting something more for others who suffer from nausea, she hatched the idea for Psi Bands, fashionable and functional acupressure wrist bands for the relief of nausea due to morning sickness, motion sickness, anesthesia and chemotherapy. You have seen her on Shark Tank and she has won numerous awards including the Huggies Inspired Invention.
Paula Jackson co-created and co-developed, Large Vision Business Network Mixer (LVBNM Mega Mixer Expo). Now in its 7th year, LVBNM Mega Mixer Expo is a monthly mixer/expo that offers to small businesses an educational outreach program.
Harry Jacobs is widely regarded as one of the experts in the field of credit, credit repair and credit
restoration. He is the host of The Credit Show on KDWN (am 720) and frequent guest on KTNV (ABC 13), KSNV (NBC 3), KVVU (Fox5).
Kat Bellucci, Your Money Gal, gives a few extra money tips.
As reported on NPR by Joseph Shapiro,
"In Augusta, Ga., a judge sentenced Tom Barrett to 12 months after he stole a can of beer worth less than $2.
In Ionia, Mich., 19-year-old Kyle Dewitt caught a fish out of season; then a judge sentenced him to three days in jail.
In Grand Rapids, Mich., Stephen Papa, a homeless Iraq War veteran, spent 22 days in jail, not for what he calls his "embarrassing behavior" after he got drunk with friends and climbed into an abandoned building, but because he had only $25 the day he went to court....people sometimes go to jail when they fall behind paying these fees.
Read the rest of Joseph Shapiro's story...
Alexes Harris is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington. Her degrees in the field of Sociology are from the University of Washington (B.A., 1997) and the University of California, Los Angeles (M.A., 1999; Ph.D., 2002). Her research and teaching areas include the juvenile and criminal justice systems. She is currently researching the process and consequences of Legal Financial Obligations assessed to individuals convicted of felonies in Washington State and the process of "re-entry" post conviction. Her research has been published in Law and Society Review, The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Race and Social Problems and is forthcoming in the American Journal of Sociology.
Guest: Staci Michelle Virga, Celebrity Stylist
Staci Michelle’s portfolio includes styling celebrities Holly Madison and Andre Agassi as well as working on behalf of Rachel Roy, Nicki Minaj and Blake Shelton and campaigns for clients such as Nutrisystem, Coca Cola, Expedia and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Her work has been seen in publications including Rolling Stone and In Touch as well as on TV such as Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Oprah and Piers Morgan. Additionally, Staci Michelle has styled fashion shows for Macy’s, DVF, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Catherine Malendrino and contributed fashion advice and tips for articles and feature stories.
Carrie Rocha owns and operates PocketYourDollars.com, one of the most popular personal finance sites on the web. She instills financial confidence in her audience on everything from consumer issues to money management. Her book, Pocket Your Dollars (Bethany House 2013), addresses the underlying attitude changes she and her family made to eliminate $50,000+ in debt in two-and-a-half years. A sought-after media personality, Carrie has been featured on Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes.com, Wall Street Journal Radio, Glamour, Ladies’ Home Journal, Yahoo! Finance, CNNMoney.com, FoxBusiness.com, and many other magazines and websites. Carrie also serves on National Women’s Council and is a council members of the Performance Marketing Association. Carrie lives with her husband and two daughters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Justine Lackey is Chief Wealth Officer of Good Cents Bookkeeping, a business which specializes in
helping small businesses master their money. Justine is a contributing writer for www.DailyWorth.Com,
and has been featured in Women's Day Magazine, Entrepreneur.com, Forbes.com, and in several books.
She is a sought after teacher, and engaging speaker and firmly believes that chronic low-level, economic
stress is plague which should be eradicated. When she isn't balancing books, she is balancing work and
family living her life as a domestic goddess in Westchester, NY.
Julie Macc, Certified Credit and Identity Theft Specialist, is a second generation Credit Specialist and a recognized expert on credit reporting for both consumer and business credit scoring. In addition her expertise includes FCRA, FDCPA, TCPA, reasonable procedures, and credit damages.
Julie serves as an expert witness/legal consultant for law firms practicing Consumer Credit Law in both Federal and State court and has been retained as a expert witness for Consumer Credit Litigation cases involving Banks, all 3 of the major Credit Bureaus and third party credit furnishers.
Tony Commiso of the Hardest Hit Fund
With one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation, Nevada was selected to be one of the first five states' Housing Finance Agencies to receive funds from the U.S. Treasury’s “Hardest Hit Fund®." The State of Nevada was awarded over $150 million in funds available to qualified recipients.
The U.S. Treasury approved the nonprofit Nevada Affordable Housing Assistance Corporation (NAHAC) to oversee the Nevada Hardest Hit Fund®, which provides assistance to Nevada homeowners who are at high risk of default or foreclosure.
Nevada Hardest Hit Fund® will assist eligible applicants by paying up to a maximum of $1,000 monthly toward their first mortgage payment, including principal, interest, property taxes, and insurance for up to nine (9) months.
Nevada Hardest Hit Fund® will assist eligible applicants who have successfully completed the Mortgage Assistance Program by paying up to a maximum of $12,500 toward arrearages and/or accrued penalties and late fees.
Your Money Gal, Kat Bellucci gives Tips to Interviewing a Financial Advisor
Kat Bellucci, Your Money Gal™ , and Host of Women’s Money® Radio has dedicated her life to providing solutions in all aspects of her career. From early on, she always asked the questions that others wanted answers to. She believes that knowledge is the power to making better decisions.
With more than 25 years of professional experience, Kat Bellucci specializes in helping businesses grow and prosper through Advanced Planning Strategies.
Elaine Starling brings over 20 years of international agency and advertising experience to her clients in managing television, radio, magazines, newspapers, outdoor and web advertising as well as developing integrated media marketing plans. She has directed the strategic development of corporate media activity, handled product placement opportunities, managed Internet exposure, and worked with media, creative, and product placement agencies to develop and implement innovative and efficient advertising plans. Elaine has an impressive list of accomplishments even before starting Starling Media Services. She worked with Sega to create their first infomercial for the Genesis 32X Launch, "Absolutely Rose Street", exceeding goals for generating awareness, viewer response, and positive press for the platform prior to the product launch.
Kat Bellucci, Your Money Gal, and Host of Women’s Money Radio has dedicated her life to providing solutions in all aspects of her career. From early on, she always asked the questions that others wanted answers to. She believes that knowledge is the power to making better decisions.
With more than 25 years of professional experience, Kat Bellucci specializes in helping Business Grow and Prosper through Advanced Planning Strategies. Kat lives by a couple of rules; “You can make a difference in someone’s life everyday” and “If you always give, you will always have”. She educates Business Owners and Individuals how to evaluate their individual needs which will allow them to identify the areas that require strategies and solutions. Kat believes that you can’t create “Your Wealth” with someone else’s plan. Kat believes that everyone is entitled to the best someone has to give.