financial advice

12/19/16 – Rob Wilson gives tips on holiday shopping including one big no-no: don’t use credit for holiday shopping! Rob Wilson is a financial advisor, television contributor and new media personality who concentrates his practice on providing advice to and managing financial affairs for successful professional athletes, entertainers and other young professionals. His work providing […]

What should we be thinking about if we are impacted by a natural disaster? As we watch the remnants of Hurricane Matthew swirl off the Atlantic Coast, I was thinking of those who were impacted by Katrina, and Sandy, and other events that have impacted great numbers of people in our country. Thankfully, Matthew does not […]

Saturday marked one year since the deadline for retailers to officially switch over to EMV microchip cards. Tell us about how the transition has gone.  Mellody: It has gone fairly well, considering what a huge undertaking it is. It is no small thing to change how people pay for things with their credit or debit cards, […]

You have an interesting topic on tap for us this morning: lotteries. Mellody: We are indeed talking about lotteries this morning, but not in a good way. You may have noticed that lately it seems like the major multi-state lottery jackpots have been getting larger and larger, with more frequency. And you would be right! […]

What is multigenerational living and how does it impact us financially?  When we hear the term multigenerational living, all it means is more than one generation of adults in a family living under one roof. Now, as everyone gets ready to celebrate the Fourth with friends and family, some of our listeners might think to […]

How are new home loan trends are impacting communities of color? It is a very important trend and one that we need to keep our eyes on. In the wake of the housing bubble, regulators moved to rein in subprime lending, the type of lending that led to the housing crisis. As a result, we […]

Tom: Let’s start with the basics: what are the Panama Papers? Mellody: They are 11.5 million internal files from a Panamanian law firm called Mossack…

Tom: Tax day is just around the corner. Do you have tips for those who have procrastinated? Mellody: The annual late tax talk. Of course…

  Tom: The topic this morning is inequality in credit scores. Tell us about it. Mellody: Well, Tom, it turns out that pay is not…

  Tom: Today we are talking about some very interesting survey findings – from the Ariel investments Black Investor Survey 2015. Mellody: That’s right! And…

Tom: Happy New Year! You are here to talk about some suggestions for resolutions for 2016 that will improve our money management.  Mellody: You’ve got…

  It’s a new year and that means you should have a new financial plan if you’re not happy with where you are. Here are…