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“Your Money Matters” features topics including the basics of personal finance, investing and wealth management, financial security, financial literacy, and retirement planning. Host Jon Hansen leads sharp, engaging conversations with personalities and experts in the world of finance, offering a fresh take on complex issues presented in an approachable and fun way.

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“Your Money Matters” features topics including the basics of personal finance, investing and wealth management, financial security, financial literacy, and retirement planning. Host Jon Hansen leads sharp, engaging conversations with personalities and experts in the world of finance, offering a fresh take on complex issues presented in an approachable and fun way.

Language:

English


Episodes

Innovation DuPage: It takes a village to raise a business

12/6/2023
Managing Director of Innovation DuPage Dan Facchini joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters to talk about how their programs are helping businesses and organizations grow. He’s joined by Jackie Gomez, Executive Director of HACIA, and Eduardo Salgado, CEO / Founder of CS Architectural Woodworking. Eduardo Salgado went from two employees to 25 and he explains his journey as […]

Duration:00:14:05

Americans feel we are in a recession even though economists say otherwise

12/6/2023
Sarah Foster, Bankrate’s principal U.S. economy reporter, joins Jon Hansen to chat about their latest survey. Sarah explains what economists are looking at in comparison to what metrics consumers are focusing on. The two also chat about the cost of living, inflation, and more. Check out Bankrate’s full report here: www.bankrate.com

Duration:00:09:12

What is a Silent Depression and why do Tik Tokers think it’s worse than The Great Depression?

12/5/2023
Jack Kelly, a Senior Contributor at Forbes, joins Jon Hansen to explain what a Silent Depression is. Jack breaks down the viewpoint of TikTok creators making content about the current economy and claiming that it’s worse than The Great Depression.

Duration:00:05:54

These coins could be worth a lot of money

12/5/2023
Check it out before you throw it out with Americash! Brian Hoogeveen, The Cash Man from Americash Jewelry & Coin Buyers, joins Jon Hansen to talk about good value coins. Brian chats about the coins that he likes, what the condition of good coins would be, and what they could be worth.

Duration:00:05:58

Four smart money moves to make before the New Year

12/5/2023
Derrick Kinney, CEO of Good Money Framework, joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters to give New Year money tips. Derrick and Jon discuss charities, tax trimming, gift giving, and setting goals for 2024.

Duration:00:06:21

Holiday tipping has people feeling a lot more generous

12/4/2023
Ted Rossman is the Senior Industry Analyst at Bankrate and he joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters. The two talk about the latest Bankrate survey about holiday tipping. Plus, they chat about how people are still bothered by inflation, how much certain workers are getting tipped, and how frequently people are tipping.

Duration:00:06:00

Is the American dream of owning a home non-existent now?

12/4/2023
James Faris is an Investing Reporter at Business Insider and he joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters to discuss being priced out of the housing market and capitalizing on renting a home instead of owning one. James shares his latest story and gives statistics on homeowning compared to renting. You can find his full […]

Duration:00:05:54

Mesirow Monday: Are you on track to hit your financial goals/targets for 2023?

12/4/2023
Every Monday, Jon Hansen is joined by a specialist from Mesirow to discuss a different topic surrounding finances. In this episode, Tiffany Irving, Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor at Mesirow, joins Your Money Matters to talk about reaching your end-of-the-year financial goals. The two chat about how to create a plan for 2024 and what should be a […]

Duration:00:10:17

End of year financial tips with Craig Bolanos

11/29/2023
Craig Bolanos, Co-Founder and CEO of Wealth Management Group, joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters to talk about the current state of the market and what you need to do financially to set yourself up well for next year. Call Craig now to see how your spending, savings, investing, impacts your chances of always having the […]

Duration:00:12:03

What to know about Medicare as the year ends

11/29/2023
Mark Stiglitz, the Chief Medicare Officer at Aetna, joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters to talk about the deadline for Medicare, the different kinds of coverages that are out there, and more! For more information, visit www.aetnamedicare.com

Duration:00:13:41

What does the increase in paid leave really mean?

11/28/2023
Patrick Dolan, Employment Lawyer at Conti and Dolan joins Jon Hansen to discuss disabled employees. The two discuss an increase in paid leave for employees and what this new policy means for the members of the workforce. For more information visit www.contidolanlaw.com or call 312-332-7800

Duration:00:07:59

Project Fire Buddies is bringing joy to kids battling illnesses

11/28/2023
It’s Giving Tuesday! Kurt Degroot is the CEO and founder of Project Fire Buddies and he joins Jon Hansen to chat about how the organization helps give back to children who are battling illnesses. Kurt says they try to put smiles on kids’ faces and get them involved in once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Duration:00:07:42

Mesirow Monday: Retirement accounts and HSAs

11/28/2023
Jennifer Gartenberg, Managing Director at Mesirow, joins Jon Hansen to discuss retirement and health savings accounts. The two chat about how much you can contribute to your 401k, they debunk myths, and more. For more information, call 1-877-Mesirow or visit Mesirow.com

Duration:00:06:05

Shenix is the app that’s empowering Latina entrepreneurs

11/21/2023
CEO and Founder of SHENIX, Olga Camargo, joins Jon Hansen to discuss how the app is trying to fill the gaps that exist for women of color trying to build wealth. From offering financial education, career planning, salary negotiation resources, and more, the app is empowering Latina entrepreneurs.

Duration:00:05:57

Your Money Matters: Gift cards and Black Friday scams

11/21/2023
Ted Rossman, Senior Industry Analyst at Bankrate, joins Jon Hansen to discuss the latest Bankrate survey about gift cards. The average value of unused gift cards that a person has is $187. They can help you save money, especially during this holiday season. Professor William Kresse, of Governors State University, joins Jon to discuss what […]

Duration:00:14:10

Busey Bank: Year-end financial housekeeping as you plan for 2024

11/20/2023
On this segment of Your Money Matters, Jon Hansen is joined by Sean Gallagher, Executive Vice President and Regional President at Busey Bank, and Simon Grant, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Busey Wealth Management. Together they break down tax withholdings, taking advantage of your 401k, and your IRA contributions.

Duration:00:10:29

Virtual Sapiens and the AI that helps improve your body language during video calls and meetings

11/20/2023
Virtual Sapiens was created to improve user body language on video calls and help with nonverbal cues. Rachel Cossar is the co-founder and CEO of Virtual Sapiens and she joins Jon Hansen to talk about how she started the company and how it’s helping users become more confident.

Duration:00:07:17

Mesirow Monday: Tax-Loss Harvesting

11/20/2023
Jennifer Gartenberg, Managing Director at Mesirow, joins Jon Hansen to talk about Tax-Loss Harvesting. Jennifer gives advice on what you should do if you have a loss in a security or a non IRA account. For more information, visit www.mesirow.com.

Duration:00:04:57

Innovation DuPage members: Datatelligent & Tri-Town YMCA

11/15/2023
Managing Director of Innovation DuPage Dan Facchini joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters to talk about how Innovation DuPage is helping businesses and entrepreneurs succeed. Also joining them are Steven Wightkin, Chief Customer Officer at Datatelligent, and Sarah O’Donnell, CEO of Tri-Town YMCA. At Datatelligent they focus on providing data analytic solutions for non-profit organizations so they can […]

Duration:00:11:49

Your collection could be worth money!

11/14/2023
Check it out before you throw it out with Americash! Brian Hoogeveen, The Cash Man from Americash Jewelry & Coin Buyers, joins Jon Hansen to talk about items that could be worth money. Brian talks about Star Trek items, Bulls jerseys, and more! If you think you have items you’d like to have appraised, visit topcashbuyer.com or call (630) 969-9600

Duration:00:16:47