finances http://kcur.org en Cash Money Crew: Planning For A New Baby http://kcur.org/post/cash-money-crew-planning-new-baby-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(41, 47, 51); font-family: 'Gotham Narrow SSm', sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Expecting a new baby can force many parents to make complicated financial decisions. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:42:36 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Matt Hodapp 59234 at http://kcur.org Cash Money Crew: Planning For A New Baby Cash Money Crew: Managing And Investing A Financial Windfall http://kcur.org/post/cash-money-crew-managing-and-investing-financial-windfall <p>Many of us fantasize about receiving a large sum of money unexpectedly. This is the very fantasy that sends people to the grocery store for lottery tickets.</p><p>But it's not <em>just</em> a fantasy. Situations do arise when people who are not necessarily experienced in dealing with money find themselves on the receiving end of a financial windfall.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:05:12 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 54504 at http://kcur.org Cash Money Crew: Managing And Investing A Financial Windfall Parents, Teens & Money http://kcur.org/post/parents-teens-money <p>Every parent these days hears it from their children: “I want a new smartphone” or “We have to get a new tablet—I’ll just die without one.” But how do you teach kids to value how expensive it is to keep up with the Joneses?</p><p>On Monday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, psychologist Wes Crenshaw joins us to talk about teen entitlement and how you can help your kids learn the value of money. We discuss how to explain the difference between needs and wants and how to get your teen thinking on the same page as you when it comes to the next upgrade.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 54387 at http://kcur.org Parents, Teens & Money When Cupid Strikes Again: Financial Planning For A Second Marriage http://kcur.org/post/when-cupid-strikes-again-financial-planning-second-marriage <p>According to the <a href="http://www.smartstepfamilies.com/view/statistics">U.S. Bureau of the Census</a>, about 75 percent of those who divorce will eventually remarry. So how do you prepare financially for a second or even third marriage?</p><p>On today's <em>Central Standard, </em>the Cash Money Crew will help navigate those difficult but necessary conversations two people need to have before they get married, again.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:01:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 52754 at http://kcur.org Where Should You Go To Get Good Financial Advice? http://kcur.org/post/where-should-you-go-get-good-financial-advice <p>In today's culture of money talk shows and numerous financial publications, how can we discern legitimate advice versus bogus information? On today's <em>Central Standard</em>, the Cash Money Crew tells us where to get good financial planning advice, and which so-called experts to ignore.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 52756 at http://kcur.org Where Should You Go To Get Good Financial Advice? Buying A Home In Today's Market http://kcur.org/post/buying-home-todays-market <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s the most important investment—and the largest asset—that most people will ever make and own. It’s volatile in price, difficult to manage, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">nd</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> subject to sudden and total loss. For many, it’s also their hope of a secure future.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:46:11 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 44179 at http://kcur.org Buying A Home In Today's Market What Is A Bitcoin? http://kcur.org/post/what-bitcoin <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.4318181818181819; white-space: pre-wrap;">In a society where we pay bills online, transfer money via the internet, and can buy virtually anything on the web, would you be surprised to know that a currency has been developed that only exists in digital form?</span></p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:27:07 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 43744 at http://kcur.org What Is A Bitcoin? Getting A Handle On The Financial Crisis http://kcur.org/post/getting-handle-financial-crisis-0 <p></p><div>With the <strong>financial crisis</strong>, it seems everyone’s got economics on the brain—and for <strong>good reason</strong>.</div><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 17:20:23 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 34921 at http://kcur.org Getting A Handle On The Financial Crisis Holiday Budgeting http://kcur.org/post/holiday-budgeting <p>You don't have to be a Scrooge this Christmas to keep away those post-holiday credit card blues.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:38:16 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton, Bill Anderson & Jeffrey Harvey 28776 at http://kcur.org Holiday Budgeting Financial Planning For Non-Traditional Couples http://kcur.org/post/financial-planning-non-traditional-couples <p>When you are part of a <strong>non-traditional couple, understanding your financial options is crucial</strong>.&nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:48:19 +0000 Jabulani Leffall, Laurie Arbore & Danie Alexander 27381 at http://kcur.org Financial Planning For Non-Traditional Couples Financial Advice: Thirty Days Until Retirement http://kcur.org/post/financial-advice-thirty-days-until-retirement <p>It’s estimated that half of America's middle-class workers will be poor or near poor come retirement. Many will find themselves living a $5 a day food budget.</p><p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:27:15 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 23006 at http://kcur.org Financial Advice: Thirty Days Until Retirement Financial Advice: Kids And Money http://kcur.org/post/financial-advice-kids-and-money <p>There comes a time when every parents needs to sit their kid down for <em>the talk. </em>Because your kids have questions like -- &quot;How much money do you make?&quot; &quot;Is this a recession?&quot; &quot;Are we poor?&quot; On this Monday&#39;s <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard">Central Standard</a>, </em>a look at how best to teach your kids about money and saving.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 14:14:09 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 21094 at http://kcur.org Financial Advice: Kids And Money Financial Advice: Marriage http://kcur.org/post/financial-advice-marriage <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>First comes love, then comes marriage &ndash; but when comes that first conversation about your finances? In this Monday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><strong><em>Central Standard</em></strong></a>, professional Financial Advisors stop by with advice for advice for newlyweds hoping to create a solid financial foundation to their marriage, and then, what to do if things don&#39;t go as planned.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:12:40 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 19946 at http://kcur.org Financial Advice: Marriage Financial Advice vs. Infotainment http://kcur.org/post/financial-advice-vs-infotainment <p>Staying more frugal than foolish is increasingly complicated. Sources for financial advice no longer come from a few trusted sources, and in the realm of the 24-hour news cycle, there are more and more venues for amateur advice. On this Monday&#39;s <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/central-standard"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, our <strong>CA$H MONEY CLIQUE</strong>&nbsp;discusses where to turn.</p><p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:07:58 +0000 Charlie Upchurch, Jabulani Leffall & Tomeka Weatherspoon 16636 at http://kcur.org Financial Advice vs. Infotainment Financial Advice: Investing In The New Normal http://kcur.org/post/financial-advice-investing-new-normal <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>On this Monday&#39;s <a href="programs/centralstandard"><strong><em>Central Standard</em></strong></a>, we discuss investing strategies.</p><p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 17:59:25 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 14349 at http://kcur.org Financial Advice: Investing In The New Normal Planning For Retirement In The New Normal http://kcur.org/post/planning-retirement-new-normal <p>On this Monday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><strong><em>Central Standard</em></strong></a>, we discuss retirement planning strategies for the new normal.</p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 13240 at http://kcur.org Planning For Retirement In The New Normal Financial Advice: Post-Holiday Financial Blues http://kcur.org/post/financial-advice-post-holiday-financial-blues <p>After all the presents are exchanged in December, there&rsquo;s always one more in the mail waiting for you in January -- your credit card bill. On Monday&rsquo;s <em><a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><strong>Central Standard</strong></a>, </em>hear some strategies that work for managing your holiday debt.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:59:14 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 11189 at http://kcur.org Financial Advice: Post-Holiday Financial Blues Share Your New Year's Resolutions http://kcur.org/post/share-your-new-years-resolutions <p>Are you planning to set a New Year&#39;s resolution? For real this time? Let us help you in this episode of <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/centralstandard"><em><strong>Central Standard</strong></em></a>.</p> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 15:41:28 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Bill Anderson 9716 at http://kcur.org Share Your New Year's Resolutions Saving Up For A Future http://kcur.org/post/saving-future <p>Today on <a href="/programs/centralstandard"><strong><em>Central Standard</em></strong></a>, a look at the <a href="http://www.kcunitedway.org/"><strong>United Way of Greater Kansas City</strong></a>, and how they're partnering with area non-profits to teach financial literacy. They say when you teach a young at-risk adult to save money, it can teach them to look outside of their everyday lives, and start believing in a future.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 15:24:50 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 8977 at http://kcur.org Saving Up For A Future The Effects of Restricting Payday Lending http://kcur.org/post/effects-restricting-payday-lending <p>Payday loan shops provide small, short-term loans. A typical loan ranges in size from $100 to $500, and must be repaid within two weeks. The industry contends that such loans help people pay for unforeseen expenses.</p><p>But many people believe that such loans are harmful because of the amount of interest charged. In the state of Missouri, the average APR on payday loans is above 400%.</p> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 17:00:00 +0000 Spencer Dudley 15479 at http://kcur.org The Effects of Restricting Payday Lending