Finding Work-Life Balance with Carrie Kerpen

March 9th, 2017

Carrie_Kerpen.jpegCarrie Kerpen of Likeable Media is this episode's special guest. Carrie is the CEO an cofounder of Likeable Media, and the author of the upcoming book "Work It: Stories to Help Women Rise in the Workplace and the World." She's a sought-after keynote speaker and contributor to Forbes and You don't want to miss Carrie's story of how her daughter's request to spend more time with her led her to becoming an entrepreneur. By finding the right work-life balance, Carrie has her house and her business flying high. 


Host Michelle McKinnon starts the program with a look at the "Teflon Market" under President Donald Trump. To better understand what is happening in the market, we're reminded that we must look at the fundamentals. Our episode concludes with a question from an investor who wonders if she should put money in her 401k if though her company doesn't offer matching funds. 


What Every Woman Should Know About Insurance, with Erin Ardleigh

January 23rd, 2017

Erin_Ardleigh.jpgThis week we take a look at what every woman should know about insurance, with special guest Erin Ardleigh. Erin is the founder and president of Dynama Insurance, an independent insurance brokerage. She and her team offer life insurance, disability insurance, health insurance, and long-term care insurance. Erin was also selected to be a mentor for Women Unlimited's Leadership Development Program, where she helped successful women rise up the corporate ladder.


Host Michelle McKinnon and Erin discuss when it's the best time to buy life insurance and the importance of disability insurance. They then shift their conversation to the vital role women play in mentoring other women./p>


But before the conversation, Michelle talks about the increase in brokerage windows in 401k. The show ends with a question from Sandi, who wants to do a Roth contribution but is only offered a 401k.


The Self-Made Woman, With Ronne Brown

December 27th, 2016

RonneBrown.jpgHappy Holidays from $mart Women. As our present to you, meet Ronne Brown, wife, mother, coach, author, speaker, entrepreneur and overcomer. Her's is a rags-to-riches story not to be missed. In 2009, she founded High Heels, High Goals, an exclusive non-profit organiastion that teaches women how to be successful entrepreneurs and empowers women to reach their goals. But she wasn't done! In 2014, she launched the Millionaires Academy, where she teaches people all over the world how to leverage the direct sales industry and earn income from home. Ronne and host Michelle McKinnon have meaningful conversation on the importance of women supporting women in the professional arena. Ronnie then shares her tips for promoting yourself without coming across arrogant, and the importance of delegation.

But first, Michelle offers insight into last minute 2016 money management. Then, we close on a question regarding the converting of a tradition IRA into a Roth Ira.


The Importance of Self-Reliance, With Ara Galarza

November 29th, 2016

AraGalarza.jpgThis week $mart Women is eager to learn from Ara Galarza - Cheif Executive Officer at Eat In Chef. During the interview, host Michelle McKinnon and Ara discuss the truths behind "you are what you eat." Other topics include: difficulties of today's entrepreneurial professionals chefs; the importance of meal planning and locally sourced ingredients; and a crash course in self-reliance. 

And with bond market interest rates on the rise, Michelle offers advice on how best to handle your credit card debt. 

Women In The Workforce, It’s Not Martyrdom

November 16th, 2016

Whitney2.jpg$mart Women is excited to welcome back to the program leadership coach Whitney Siavelis. Whitney and host Michelle McKinnon tackle the notion of what it takes to be a successful woman in the workforce AND the need for us ladies to share our financial wins with each other. Then, Michelle takes a look at the markets post election. Her gameplan for your finances: think long term.


Prenuptial And Divorce Understanding with Emily Pollock

October 12th, 2016

Kasowitz_Pollock_Emily_72BW.jpgThis week, $mart Women is looking into YOUR future, with savvy advice on estate planning on prenuptial agreements. And to help us out, we are delighted to welcome Emily Pollock to the show. Emily is a partner at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP. Her practice focuses on disputes involving divorce, equitable distribution, custody, visitation, child and spousal support, paternity, and other areas of matrimonial law. Then, host Michelle McKinnon tackles the ongoing concerns over a possible raising of the Fed interest rates and a question on Roth IRAs. 


Jump Start Your Life, with Leadership Coach Whitney Siavelis

August 24th, 2016

Whitney_Siavelis_2.jpgOn this episode of $mart Women, leadership coach Whitney Siavelis stops by the studio to help us jump start our careers and lives. Whitney is a nationally-recognized consultant, dedicated to helping companies and individuals realize their full potential and maximize their success. She has 20 years experience in technology and digital media industries, and she shares with us her tips on getting and staying ahead. Then, host Michelle McKinnon tells us if we should or should not wait until after the election to invest in the markets.


Confidence Boosting - Both Personal And Financial - With Karol Ward

July 21st, 2016

KarolWard.jpgThis episode of $mart Women is designed to give you a confidence boost, with author and confidence coach Karol Ward. Karol is an award winning speaker &, television commentator who helps business owners and executives develop the confidence they need to create the success they want. As a trained psychotherapist, she is the author of "Worried Sick: Break Free From Chronic Worry to Achieve Mental & Physical Health" and "Find Your Inner Voice: Using Instinct and Intuition Through the Body-Mind Connection."  Karol is also a TEDx speaker whose talk focused on the power of the body-mind connection. So tune in and learn some valuable tips to regaining your confidence.

And then be sure to listen to host Michel McKinnon's take on the fluctuation of oil prices, and her advice on home refinancing. 

All Roads Point To The Future, with Billee Howard

July 5th, 2016

Billee_Howard.pngThis episode of $mart Women boldly goes where no episode has gone before, to the future. We are thrilled to welcome Billee Howard to the show. She is veteran trend forecaster who studies the rising intersection of culture and commerce and identifies the trends that are defining our future. Billie also wrote "We Commerce" a reinvented business toolkit that teaches you how to create, collaborate, and succeed in the age of the sharing economy. Together with host Michelle McKinnon, the two ladies take a look at what it takes to win as a female in business, and what trends you should be aware of for tomorrow.


Talking Women In Tech With Jessica Perilla

May 31st, 2016

jessica-perilla.jpgThis week $mart Women welcomes Jessica Perilla to the show. Jessica is the Founder and CEO of JPD, a minority and women owned branding and tech, publicity, and branding firm located in New York City. Both Jessica and show host Michelle McKinnon discuss the growing number of women entering the tech field, what it takes to succeed in business, and the importance of being able satisfy all a client's needs under one roof.


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