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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
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Retiring early may not be as great as it sounds

5/23/2024
Kathleen Elkins joins Jon to talk about the FIRE movement (Financial independence and retiring early) and how some people who achieved their goals are actually missing work

Duration:00:05:54

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How a presidential election might affect the economy

5/23/2024
Brandon Harwell from BCH Wealth joins Jon to talk about how a president getting elected might affect the economy and how people preparing for retirement might have to adjust accordingly

Duration:00:06:00

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Memorial Day travels predicted to draw large numbers

5/23/2024
Lindsay Schwimer joins Jon to talk about the upcoming Memorial Day traveling numbers and what to expect if you are traveling this coming holiday.

Duration:00:04:54

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BCH Wealth: Sticking to your plan and fundamentals in an election year…not fear or greed

5/23/2024
Host of Your Money Matters Jon Hansen is joined by Brandon Harwell, Founding Partner at BCH Wealth Management, to discuss the importance of sticking to fundamentals during an election year. The two discuss how fear can negatively affect your investments and ruin your profitability. For more information, visit bchwealth.com

Duration:00:06:01

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Private pension plans with Geiger Wealth

5/22/2024
Whether you want to spend your money down in retirement or take a lump sum pension, Bill Geiger of Geiger Wealth joins Jon Hansen to discuss how people could be spending their retirement money better by creating a private pension plan and more.

Duration:00:11:51

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Off-market properties and real estate wealth

5/22/2024
Kari Kohler joins Jon Hansen to talk about off-market properties, building wealth through real estate, and how people can get into real estate investments.

Duration:00:06:30

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Your Money Matters: Passive investing, making purchases at work, and nursing home shortages

5/21/2024
On this airing of Your Money Matters hosted by Jon Hansen: Segment 1: Caleb Silver, Editor in Chief of Investopedia, joins to talk about passive investing. Caleb explains what it is, the pros & cons, and how it’s different from active investing. Caleb also says it’s important to know how much money you want for […]

Duration:00:19:35

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The credit builder loan can help you build or repair your credit profile

5/20/2024
Steven Bugg, President & CEO of Great Lakes Credit Union, joins Jon Hansen to discuss new branches in Chicago and their latest offer for customers. Steven talks to Jon about the new branch in Austin and when their official grand opening celebration will be. Steven also talks about the credit builder loan they’re offering to help […]

Duration:00:07:40

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Mesirow Monday: Five questions to ask a potential financial advisor

5/20/2024
Jennifer Gartenberg, Managing Director at Mesirow, joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters with five questions that everyone should be asking a potential financial advisor. From investment philosophies, experience, and fees, Jennifer breaks down how to get the best match with an advisor.For more information, visit www.mesirow.com.

Duration:00:09:31

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Check it out before you throw it out: Vintage train sets and autographed hockey sticks

5/16/2024
Your items 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 worth money. Callers share their items like autographed hockey sticks, coins, and vintage train sets. If you think you have items […]

Duration:00:14:23

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Innovation DuPage: Bringing clean water to your home with the Noah System

5/15/2024
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 is joined by Michael Ramos and Isidro Hurtado of Noah System to talk about their automatic flushing system to remove lead from drinking water. There are still lead pipes in the city […]

Duration:00:13:09

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Craig Bolanos: Try to find a way to pay off your loan interest while you’re in school

5/15/2024
Craig Bolanos, Co-Founder and CEO of Wealth Management Group, joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters to talk about the markets. The two chat about how inflation is measured, new rates for college loans, and the number people think that they will need to retire. Call Craig now to see how your spending, savings, investing, impacts your […]

Duration:00:10:42

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Your Money Matters: Breaking down a home equity line of credit with David Hochberg

5/14/2024
WGN Radio’s host of Home Sweet Home Chicago David Hochberg joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters to explain why homeowners might need a HELOC and its benefits. Plus, the two also discuss reverse mortgages.

Duration:00:12:33

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Are credit card late fees getting out of control?

5/14/2024
Cassie Happe, analyst at WalletHub, joins Jon Hansen to talk about capping credit card late fees. The two discuss the range of current fees and where prices might increase if the late fees are capped.

Duration:00:03:06

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Breaking down 529s: College savings accounts

5/13/2024
Jennifer Gartenberg, Managing Director at Mesirow, joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters to take a deep dive into 529s. Jennifer explains how to set up an account and where the money goes if the child gets a scholarship. Jennifer also explains how they are great vehicles to save for college and how you get […]

Duration:00:11:08

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The Tidy Queens are changing the cleaning industry through environmentally-friendly cleaning products

5/9/2024
Shian Jno-Lewis owns Tidy Queens and is a member of Innovation DuPage’s Owner to CEO Accelerator Program. Shian talks about who she’s worked with and how she started her business. The two also talk about focusing on sustainability and the importance of products that are used when cleaning. For more information and a free estimate, […]

Duration:00:06:21

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You can make money by adding people to your credit card as authorized users

5/8/2024
Segment 1: Brian Rogal of The Chicago Tribune joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters to discuss the construction of the Thompson Center. The two-year project to transform it for Google has started and there are hopes that it will boost city plans to transform office buildings. Segment 2: Brandon Kochkodin of Forbes talks about […]

Duration:00:10:07

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Craig Bolanos: People are spending less on things they don’t need

5/7/2024
Craig Bolanos, co-founder and CEO of Wealth Management Group, joins Jon to talk about the S&P 500 rising for a 4th day and Disney dropping 9% after earnings. Can you retire and stay retired? Craig and Jon talk about the important work that Wealth Management Group does to help people plan for their retirement. Call Craig now to […]

Duration:00:10:00

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Students are using artificial intelligence to help them study for upcoming final exams and SATs

5/6/2024
Nhon Ma, CEO and co-founder of Numerade, joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters to chat about how students are using AI to help them with their studies. Nhon shares how his platform, Numerade, is assisting students with step by step-by-step video tutorials so they can better understand concepts for finals. Plus, Jon and Nhon […]

Duration:00:08:01

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Mesirow Monday: An intro to 529s and saving money for college

5/6/2024
Jennifer Gartenberg, Managing Director at Mesirow, joins Jon Hansen on Your Money Matters to talk about college savings and 529s. Jennifer and Jon discuss setting up accounts for family members, what can be paid for with the funds besides tuition, and how they let you build wealth. For more information, visit www.mesirow.com.

Duration:00:17:47