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JP Morgan Chase Senior Economist Jim Glassman Talks 2015 Chase Business Leaders Outlook

By   /  April 22, 2015  /  Business, Interview, Interviews, News  /  No Comments

For the last five years JP Morgan Chase has been surveying 2,000 small and middle market business leaders annually for their annual Chase Business Leaders Outlook. The 2015 Chase Business Leaders Outlook (which was released yesterday) disclosed that “small businesses’ optimism about the national economy is at its highest in three years”. JP Morgan Chase Senior […]

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Tax Expert Greg Rosica Talks New Tax Laws, Tax Breaks, Deductions and Most Common Filing Errors

By   /  March 28, 2015  /  Interview, Interviews, News  /  No Comments

With tax season upon us and April 15 (the filing deadline for U.S. federal income tax returns) just days away, now is the time to file your taxes if you haven’t done so already. EY Tax Guide author and tax partner Greg Rosica joined me for an interview this week to dish on what tax payers […]

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Personal Finance Expert Patrice C. Washington Talks Overcoming Struggles of Great Recession and Financial Hurdles, How to File Taxes for Free!

By   /  March 23, 2015  /  Interview, Interviews, Money, News  /  No Comments

The Great Recession of 2007 really had a horrible impact on the lives of so many of us. According to a report on Stanford.edu “Over 60 percent of U.S. households experienced a decline in wealth during the Great Recession.” In my home state of California, state workers were forced to take furlough days; countless people […]

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How To Choose The Perfect Health Insurance Plan For You & Your Family During Open Enrollment with Dr. Scott T. Josephs – Interview

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Health, Health + Fitness, Interview, Interviews, News  /  No Comments

Searching for the perfect health insurance plan can be an extremely stressful process, especially for those on a fixed income. With open enrollment season kicking off on November 15th and ending on February 15, 2015 (for 2015 coverage), now is the perfect time to start doing research in order to choose the perfect health insurance plan […]

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Mic Co-Founder, CEO Chris Altchek Talks Elections, And How Voters Can Be Informed in Less Time With Bing Elections – Interview

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  Interview, Interviews, News  /  No Comments

Election season can be very overwhelming. We’re flooded on a day-to-day basis with deceptive political ads, telephone calls and literature; it can be difficult to decipher who the right candidate is for us and where they stand. Microsoft and Mic (a leading news and media company for young people) understand voters frustrations and  have teamed up […]

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Video: Nightly News Brian Williams Raps “Baby Got Back” On Jimmy Fallon

By   /  June 17, 2014  /  Celebrities, celebrity, Entertainment, News  /  No Comments

    Brian Williams has done it again. My love for the newsman has grown even stronger than it was yesterday, all because of his rendition of “Baby Got Back” on Jimmy Fallon last night. Around the same time Brian Williams took over for Tom Brokaw as host of the Nightly News, I learned I love […]

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How to Get Your Federal and State Taxes Done for FREE and Last Minute Tax Tips to Ensure You File on Time with United Way’s Laura Scherler

By   /  April 9, 2014  /  Interview, Interviews, Money, News  /  No Comments

Tax day (April 15th) is right around the corner. Believe it or not you have less than six days to wrap up your taxes without being hit with severe penalties, and many post offices (including the post offices in Sacramento, California) will not be open late to help tax payers avoid those penalties. If you’ve […]

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Top Overlooked Tax Deductions, Tax Law Changes, Filing Errors and More with Ernst & Young Tax Partner, Greg Rosica

By   /  March 28, 2014  /  Interview, Interviews, Money, News  /  No Comments

Are you planning on working on your taxes this weekend, but feeling overwhelmed? With all the tax changes that have occurred in the last year, doing the dreaded taxes can actually be an understatement for some people. For example, did you win money gambling in 2013? Did you know that you can actually write off […]

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Actor Hill Harper Partners with MassMutual and NBA for the FutureSmart Challenge to Teach Teens About Money

By   /  March 10, 2014  /  Celebrities, celebrity, Families, Family, Interview, Interviews, Money, Money Saving, News  /  No Comments

Harvard educated award winning actor, Hill Harper has partnered with MassMutual and the NBA for the FutureSmart Challenge. This unique program is teaching “10,000 middle schoolers across the country financial literacy.” Wouldn’t you love the opportunity to learn how to manage money by Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” investor, Mark Cuban? I know I […]

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Alzheimer’s Myths, Misconceptions, Treatment Options and Caregiver Burnout with Dr. J. Blake Casher, DO

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Dementia Alzheimer's Caregiving, Interview, Interviews, News  /  No Comments

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “more than 5 million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s.” I grew up watching my grandfather suffer from the disease, and my brother, mother and I are full-time caregivers for my grandma who currently has Alzheimer’s. This horrific disease which has caused my grandmother to forget who her family is, which […]

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How You Can Turn an Economic Crisis into an Opportunity for Your Family with Financial Expert, Mike Maloney

By   /  October 15, 2013  /  Families, Family, Interview, Interviews, Money, News  /  No Comments

With the Great Recession still upon us, and many men and women still unemployed throughout the country, financial expert and best selling investment author, Mike Maloney joined me to discuss how families can turn an economic crisis into opportunity. He discussed what lies ahead for the U.S. economy, why you should invest in gold and […]

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Silver Linings From the Depth of the Recession with Fidelity’s John Sweeney

By   /  April 9, 2013  /  Interview, Interviews, Money, News  /  No Comments

A lot of has changed since the market collapsed in 2008, housing prices are starting to increase, car sales are starting to go up, and people are starting to feel more relaxed about their money. Fidelity Investments, Executive Vice President John Sweeney joined me recently to talk about the changes investors have experienced over the […]

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How to Avoid the Most Common Tax Filing Errors and New Tax Guidelines for 2013

By   /  March 30, 2013  /  Interview, Interviews, Money, News  /  No Comments

Have you put off filing your taxes this year?  If tax season makes you cringe, or you’re planning on doing them on your own but looking for a few last minute tips on how to avoid errors, you’re in luck. Ernst & Young’s, Greg Rosica joined me for an interview this week to discuss the […]

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Tax Season Preparation Must Haves with Financial Advisor Ted Koppy

By   /  March 25, 2013  /  Interview, Interviews, Money, News  /  No Comments

Tax season is definitely upon us, and believe it or not you have less than a month before they’re due (April 15th). If you have yet to prep your taxes or if you’ve already sent them in, but are looking for tips on how to organize them in 2014, you’re in luck. Financial advisor Ted […]

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Farnoosh Torabi Talks Tax Prep, Organization and Shredding Documents

By   /  March 4, 2013  /  Interview, Interviews, Money, News  /  No Comments

Financial expert Farnoosh Torabi talks tax preparation, organizing and how to know whether you should keep or shred your documents

Prepping one’s taxes can be an overwhelming experience that most of us try to put off as long as possible. With the tax deadline just a little over a month away (April 15th) it’s time to get your tax materials in order, and lucky for us financial expert Farnoosh Torabi joined me to share tips […]

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Station Nightclub Fire Survivors Discuss Tragedy on 10th Anniversary

By   /  February 24, 2013  /  Interview, Interviews, News  /  No Comments

On February 20, 2003 Rob Feeney’s life changed forever when the Station Nightclub fire, the fourth deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history broke out during the Great White concert he was attending with his fiancee, Donna Mitchell. Rob was able to escape with burns to his body, but unfortunately Donna did not make it out […]

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Interview: General Motors James Bell Talks 7th Generation Chevrolet Corvette and Top Car Trends at the Detroit Auto Show

By   /  January 26, 2013  /  Automobiles, Interview, Interviews, News  /  No Comments

Closeup of the 7th generation Corvette.

As someone who grew up in a Corvette household, I can’t tell you how excited I was to hear that Chevrolet was coming out with the 7th generation Corvette. If you’re a car aficionado or just as intrigued as I am with the new Vette and can’t wait to hear more about it, you’ve come […]

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Interview: The Key to Setting Resolutions to Get Happy and Stay Connected in 2013 with Sociologist and Happiness Expert Dr. Christine Carter

By   /  January 15, 2013  /  Inspiration, Interview, Interviews, Motivational, News  /  No Comments

Author, sociologist, TV contributor and happiness expert Dr. Christine Carter shares tips for setting "happy" resolutions in the new year!

 With the new year upon us and many of us struggling either to make resolutions or keep the ones we’ve set, Dr. Christine Carter a sociologist and happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, and author of RAISING HAPPINESS: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents, was kind enough to join […]

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Interview: Ask.com’s Valerie Combs Shares the Top Entertainment, Political and News Searches of 2012

By   /  December 16, 2012  /  Celebrities, celebrity, Interview, Interviews, News, Royals  /  No Comments

Ask.com's Valerie Combs talks the top Ask.com searches of 2012.

With many of us relying on search engines like Ask.com to find out what’s happening in the world of entertainment, celebrity, politics and news, Ask.com’s Valerie Combs joined me last week to discuss the most popular searches of 2012.         Candace Rose: What were some of the top entertainment headlines in 2012? […]

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Interview: The Inspiring Story of 23 Year Old Deaf Filmmaker Austin Chapman

By   /  December 13, 2012  /  Health, Health + Fitness, Inspiration, Interview, Interviews, News, Science, Technology  /  No Comments

They say that life is filled with many obstacles that we must overcome in order to fulfill our dreams. Meet Austin Chapman, a talented 23 year old filmmaker who depended on others to create soundtracks for him because he was born deaf and could only hear low tones. Austin has worn hearing aids nearly his […]

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Interview: Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ with Financial Journalist and Best Selling Author Kerry Hannon

By   /  December 5, 2012  /  career, Interview, Interviews, News, Retirement  /  No Comments

Financial journalist and best selling author Kerry Hannon is a renowned expert on career transitions and retirement, and recently authored the bestselling book titled “AARP’s Great Jobs for Everyone 50+. She joined me this week to discuss how retirees can find rewarding profitable jobs, share tips for riding the age wave, talk about how those […]

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Interview: How to Plan for Retirement with ShareBuilder President Dan Greenshields

By   /  December 5, 2012  /  Interview, Interviews, Money, Money Saving, News, Retirement  /  No Comments

Have you thought about saving for retirement, but don’t know how or when to start (saving)? According ShareBuilder president, Dan Greenshields, who joined me this week, it’s never too early, and you can save based on the lifestyle you want to lead upon retirement thanks to a useful tool on the ShareBuilder website!     […]

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4rInterview: How to Maximize Social Security Benefits with Prudential Retirement, Senior Vice President, George Castineiras

By   /  December 2, 2012  /  Interview, Interviews, Money, Money Saving, News, Retirement  /  No Comments

Prudential Retirement Senior Vice President George Castineiras talks Social Security benefits for retirees.

It’s widely known that age 62 American workers qualify and can start collecting Social Security benefits, but many Americans aren’t sure if they should start collecting at this age or wait until 66 or 70. Prudential Retirement’s Senior Vice President George Castineiras joined me this week to discuss the importance of Social Security benefits to […]

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Interview: From Job Searching to Maximizing Your Money with Career Expert and Author Lindsey Pollak

By   /  November 5, 2012  /  Finances, Interview, Interviews, Money, Money Saving, News  /  No Comments

Trusted career and workplace expert Lindsey Pollak talks job searching, maximizing your money, how to get out of debt and much more. Image courtesy of Twitter.com/LindseyPollak.

Job searching can be a challenge in itself, especially in a downed economy and for Gen Yers and/or recent graduates. If you’ve felt stuck in a career you dislike or are having trouble just finding a job in itself since jobs are few and far between these days, you’re in luck! Workplace expert and author […]

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Interview: AARP’s Nicole Duritz Talks Medicare Open Enrollment

By   /  October 27, 2012  /  Health, Interview, Interviews, News  /  No Comments

With Medicare open enrollment  upon us for the next few months, many Americans may be struggling to find the right plan that will adequately cover them for the next year. AARP’s Vice president, (Health &Family, Education and Outreach) Nicole Duritz joined me this week for a brief interview to discuss recipients options.         […]

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