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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.

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English


Episodes

Your Money Matters: Millennial money, migrants, NFL franchises

2/20/2024
On this airing of Your Money Matters, Jon Hansen is joined by three guests to discuss millennial investments, migrants, and NFL franchises. Segment 1: Emily Stewart of Business Insider joins to discuss her latest article about millennials and Gen Z being the best generations when it comes to investing. Segment 2: Judith Crown, from Crain’s […]

Duration:00:21:11

Mesirow: Rate hikes and drops

2/20/2024
Every Monday, Jon Hansen is joined by a specialist from Mesirow Equity Management to discuss a different topic surrounding finances. In this episode, CIO and Senior Managing Director Leo Harmon joined Jon to discuss inflation, where can the feds start lowering rates, and the importance of the pace of that drop.

Duration:00:08:02

A signed Kobe card worth $3,000 and collectibles to get checked out with Americash

2/15/2024
A first-edition two-dollar bill, signed jerseys and more! 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 with listeners about their items that could be worth money. If you think you have items you’d like to have appraised, visit topcashbuyer.com or call (630) […]

Duration:00:13:35

Craig Bolanos takes a deep dive into Japan’s economy

2/15/2024
Craig Bolanos, Co-Founder and CEO of Wealth Management Group, joins Jon to talk about Japan, U.S. debt, and inflation. Call Craig now to see how your spending, savings, and investing, impact your chances of always having the money you need for the life you want—833-WMG PLAN.

Duration:00:12:25

Speaking up about your mental health at work

2/14/2024
Adina Peyton, Executive Director of GRAMI (Getting Real About Mental Illness), joins Jon Hansen to discuss the importance of discussing your mental health with your employers. Adina shares her journey and talks about how she spoke about it to her manager. For more information about GRAMI, visit gramius.org

Duration:00:07:27

Don’t get scammed trying to find love online

2/13/2024
Lisa Plaggemier is the Executive Director at the National Cybersecurity Alliance and she joins Jon to talk about online dating scams. It’s important to stay vigilant against cybercriminals who are disguising themselves as potential partners to deceive and scam you. Lisa gives tips on how to stay alert and what to pay attention to when […]

Duration:00:04:49

Great Lakes Credit Union introduces ‘Olive’ their call center bot who is helping with all your financial needs

2/12/2024
Steven Bugg, President & CEO of Great Lakes Credit Union, joins Jon Hansen to discuss member safety and protection. Steve talks about Olive, their call center bot who assists with banking inquiries, answering questions 24/7, and about how she’ll soon be bilingual. For more information, visit www.glcu.org.

Duration:00:08:23

Medical debt is being abolished for thousands thanks to this nonprofit

2/12/2024
Daniel Lempert, Vice President of Communications at RIP Medical Debt, joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters. Daniel and Jon discuss the state of Connecticut wanting to be the first state to cancel medical debt for eligible residents. Daniel talks about how contracts are signed and how the funds are allocated.

Duration:00:10:06

Mesirow Monday: Financially in love

2/12/2024
Every Monday, Jon Hansen is joined by a specialist from Mesirow to discuss a different topic surrounding finances. In this episode, Mesirow Equity Management’s CIO and senior managing director Leo Harmon joins Jon to discuss the conversations couples can have around money, setting beneficiaries and why it’s important for both sides to know where they […]

Duration:00:04:27

What’s it worth? Brian the Cashman shares what items could be very valuable

2/8/2024
Princess Diana on a TV Guide, Tiger Woods autographed items, and gold fillings. What do all of these items have in common? They could be worth money! Check it out before you throw it out with Americash! Brian Hoogeveen, The Cash Man from Americash Jewelry & Coin Buyers, joins Jon Hansen to discuss items that could be […]

Duration:00:22:52

A look into 2024 home price growth: ‘Don’t be afraid to jump in the game’

2/7/2024
Kari Kohler, with The Kohler Group at Coldwell Banker Realty, joins Jon Hansen to talk about home price growth, what to expect from interest rates, and refinancing. Plus, Kari and Jon also talk about investment real estate. For more information, visit sellingtheglobe.com.

Duration:00:07:53

Make smarter investments and gain financial knowledge with ETF.com

2/7/2024
Kristin Myers, Editor-in-Chief of ETF.com, joins Jon Hansen to talk about how they can help you make smarter investments. Plus, Jon and Kristin talk about consumer spending, ETFs vs mutual funds, and more!

Duration:00:09:18

Jeff Buys Your House works with the seller directly for a hassle-free experience

2/6/2024
Jeff Nydegger is the co-founder & innovator behind Kendall Partners & JeffBuysYourHouse.com. He joins Jon Hansen to discuss how his company is different and how they purchase your home directly without the hassle of multiple parties. Jeff will buy your home, no matter the condition. Call or text 630-552-6603 for more information or visit jeffbuysyourhouse.com

Duration:00:10:08

It’s Theater Week in Chicago, but have theaters recovered from the audience slump?

2/6/2024
Business reporter Judith Crown joins Jon Hansen to chat about Chicago theater attendance as the performing arts recover from the pandemic. Judith explains how non-profit theaters depend on subscriptions and how inflation has affected people returning.

Duration:00:06:34

Mesirow Monday: The resilience of the economy

2/5/2024
Every Monday, Jon Hansen is joined by a specialist from Mesirow Equity Management to discuss a different topic surrounding finances. In this episode, CIO and Senior Managing Director Leo Harmon joins Jon to discuss the economy since the start of Mesirow Monday two years ago. Plus, Leo and Jon talk about investing, rate cuts, and what we can expect […]

Duration:00:12:55

Parents are helping their adult children financially and it could have negative effects

2/5/2024
Ted Rossman is the Senior Industry Analyst at Bankrate.com and he joins Jon Hansen to chat about snowplow parenting. Ted explains what it is, what parents are helping their kids pay, and how living arrangements affect motivation.

Duration:00:07:49

Creativity in the business world as an Emmy Award-winning TV producer

2/1/2024
Wendy Miller, Emmy Award-winning TV producer, joins Ilyce Glink, who is filling in for Jon Hansen, on Your Money Matters. Wendy and Ilyce chat about reinvention and finding new ways to bring creativity to the business world. Wendy talks about reinventing herself and her Kickstarter for the Ask Your Cat Deck.

Duration:00:11:01

Max Armstrong: Farmer finances and the winter months

1/30/2024
WGN legend Max Armstrong, author of ‘More Stories from the Heartland’, joins Jon Hansen to chat about grain farmers, election years, farmer politics, and more. The two also talk about recent events and European farmers protesting.

Duration:00:13:12

Here’s how to avoid common mistakes that people make with their money

1/30/2024
From 401k to bank late fees, here are ways to be smarter with your money.

Duration:00:08:06

Your Money Matters: How to save money | A portable emergency room

1/29/2024
Alex Gailey, Bankrate Analyst, joins Jon Hansen to talk about why most people are feel like they struggle to save enough money. Then Alex share his tips to help you save money. Benjamin Jack, Founder/CEO of Duration Health joins Jon Hansen to talk his company and about their portable emergency room kit that can have medicine […]

Duration:00:29:07