Understanding Overshopping with April Benson, Ph.D

May 3rd, 2016

April_Benson.jpg$mart Women takes its mission to help women get smart with their money seriously. With this goal in mind, we are thrilled to welcome April Benson, Ph.D., to today's episode. Dr. Benson specializes in helping both women and men overcome overshopping, and is the author of To Buy or Not to Buy: Why We Overshop and How to Stop. Together with host Michelle McKinnon, the two dig to the bottom of the definition of "shopaholic." April also shares the 6 questions she has her clients ask themselves before making any purchase.


Understanding the Psychology of Money, with Kathleen Burns Kingsbury

April 8th, 2016

kbk13ForWeb.jpgThis week we are delighted to welcome wealth psychologist Kathleen Burns Kingsbury to the $mart Money. Kathleen and show host Michelle McKinnon break down the psychological walls women have when it comes to money, investing, and earning. She is the author of several books, including How to Give Financial Advice to Women and How to Give Financial Advice to Couples. You can learn more about Kathleen Burns Kingsbury at <www.kbkwealthconnection.com.

Then Michelle uses the current up-tick in the market to remind listeners the importance playing the long-game in the market.

Making Sense With Behavioral Cents’ Carrie Rattle

February 22nd, 2016

RedJacketFacebookVersion.jpgOn this episode of $mart Women, we pull have a candid conversation on women and finances with Carrie Rattle from Behavioral Cents (BehavioralCents.com). Her company helps women build money confidence by aligning their money behaviors with their life dreams. This is one conversation you do NOT want to miss if you are looking to take your finances to the next level.


Sounding Good Never Matters More

January 27th, 2016

RobynHatcher.jpgWhat are the keys to being a successful woman in today's world? This week's guest Robyn Hatcher says the most over-looked key to making it BIG is your ability to clearly communicate your ideas and thoughts. Robyn is an author and communication skills expert and Founder of SpeakEtc., a boutique communication and presentation skills training company whose clients have included C-suite executives and entrepreneurs, as well as academics and human services professionals. Together with $mart Women host Michelle McKinnon, Robyn uncovers tips for becoming better presenters, and getting to the core of acknowledging and liking "your diamond inside."


Does Your Outfit Match Your 2016 Outlook?

January 12th, 2016

TaniaSterl.jpg$mart Women is delighted to welcome back personal stylist Tania Sterl to the show. Along with host Michelle McKinnon, the two ladies discuss how your personal goals for 2016 may be hindered or helped by your wardrobe. Tania also offers solutions on cleaning out your closet to make room for the new. She also highlights the importance of having certain pieces that elevate your look. This is one show sure have you looking good in the new year!


Perseverance Pays Off

December 8th, 2015

LoriCheek.jpgThis week, $mart Women welcomes Lori Cheek to the podcast. If the name sounds familiar, that's probably because you saw Lori on ABC's Shark Tank, where her Cheek'd dating cards business plan was universally panned by the investors. But instead of folding up shop, Lori took the critique of the sharks and went back to the drawing board. Today, Lori re-tooled Cheek'd into a dating app that works off the bluetooth technology on your cellphone. This show is all about set-backs, and what it takes to overcome rejection, living in your vision, and persevering. 


Sales, Sales, Sales, With Carolyn Herfur

November 6th, 2015

carolyn_img.pngThis week we meet serial entrepreneur and business coach Carolyn Herfur. Carolyn has helped launched over 100 companies and shares with host Michelle McKinnon her tips and tricks for landing clients. The two also share some tidbits to better networking. We also learn about Carolyn's time "detoxing" from gurus who claimed they could help her in the business world. It's a $mart Women you do not want to miss. 


Getting To The Heart of Prenuptial Agreements

October 30th, 2015

divorce-619195_640.jpgThe idea of a prenuptial agreement may sound harsh to some, but this week's guests hope to change your mind. Sophie Jacobi-Parisi and Karen M. Platt are lawyers in New York City who specialize in prenups and other aspects of matrimonial law. They say that with today's legal systems, most couples really should consider a prenup, even as they say their eternal vows. 


Dressing For Success, With Tania Sterl

October 8th, 2015

TaniaSterl.jpegThis week $mart Women becomes $harp Women, as we welcome fashion expert Tania Sterl to the program. Together with host Michelle McKinnon, the two ladies discuss the importance of looking your best in the office. Are flip-flops in the office hurting your bottom line? You can learn more about Tania Sterl at sterlonstyle.com.


Working Differently and Smarter to Get Ahead

September 17th, 2015

JennDZ.jpgJennifer Dziura, educator, author, Bullish columnist and conference producer joins $mart Women and dispels some of her myths on investing, while explaining how to invest in yourself! Michelle McKinnon and Dziura also talk about new trends in retirement, working as a female entrepreneur on your own schedule, and working independently, where “no one tells you where to sit.” Find some inspiration for working differently and smarter to get ahead! Tune in here!


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