Today Ken and Mark gave away $150 in gift cards to a local restaurant as part of the Stump the Chump contest. Sharon Schweitzer founder of Access to Culture talked about how to behave and proper etiquette during the holidays in regards to office parties, tipping and gifting. Bill Hardekopf, lowcards.com, had a few important topics to cover like opening new credit cards at stores during the holidays. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Carolyn Vangelos, owner of Twin Peaks. This restaurant is also the featured restaurant for next week's Stump the Chump contest on M-W-F at 7:15 am.
Scottsdale's been listed as the 6th richest American city. That was just one of many topics covered today on Business for Breakfast with Ken Morgan and Mark Asher. and guest Majd Maksad, founder of Status Money. Another topic was air travel during the holidays with Travel Specialist Pete Trabucco. Then from H&R Block was Heather Watts with tips to avoid mistakes during your 2018 tax filing. Also Chris Lloyd of Lucia Capital Group discussed the 3 myths used to sell income annuities during his weekly visit on B4B. Finally Kiyoko Toyama from the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix reminding listeners to come visit the garden.
The top 3 things Americans would rather do than go to a tax preparation office was just one of many topics on today's edition of B4B. Meg Sutton from H&R Block talked about the survey results. Then Dr. Maria Tulpan discussed what 30 million Americans with Diabetes may be able to do rather than Routine Finger Sticks. Westwood One News Correspondent, Bob Costantini was in DC and talked more Trump drama. In the Biz Leaders spotlight was Tammie Coe of Tammie Coe Cakes then finally in the Biz Of Sports was travel expertm, Jeanenne Tornatore discussing Bowl game travel.
On today's show, Ken and Mark, talked with Andy Slavitt from the non-profit America Covered about the impending open enrollment deadline on Friday. Then USAA's Greg Jaeger discussed local home market trends and tips. Stephen Hahn-Griffiths of Reputation Institute and Catherine Blads of Alac talked about a new study with some suprising regults when it comes to women in the workplace. Linda Zell of the Jewish Tuition Organization came in to the studio to discuss how school tax credits help more children attend Jewish Day Schools. Next Tim Fiore, from the Institute for Supply Management discussed the ISM's semiannual report. Finally, Jacquline Moore of Opendoor talked about a new survey of the Phoenix 2018 home buying market.
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Three guests were on B4B today starting with Kaitlyn Carl of GrubHub with the 2017 delivery trends and predictions for 2018. The Pointsguy.com Nick Ewen talked about the best Hotels worldwide ranked by their rewards programs. Then Jay Hummel from American Century Investments with tips to help Americans reach financial fitness.
Mark was out today so Ken was joined by Producer, Doreen Conti, on the show which included 6 guest segments. First up was Karl Volkman from SRV Network about toys for kids that are "Hackable" and therefore dangerous for parents to be aware of. Next Kevin Earle, AZ Dental Association about the upcoming event this weekend for Free Dental Day at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Author Richard Brooks talked about his new book titled, "Counter Investing." Lifestyle expert, Carmen Ordonez discussed holiday gifts under 15 dollars and where to find them. Westwood One News Correspondent, Jim Roope, called in from LA regarding the fires burning out of control in the southern part of the state. Finally today is in fact the 76TH Anniversary of PEARL HARBOR and retired Col. Wanda Wright talked about it. The event is taking place at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza today.
On today's show, Nathan Allen, Poets & Quants for Undergrads revealed the 2017 list of the Best Undergraduate Business Schools. Then Bruce McClary of the National Federation for Credit Counseling talked about using credit to shop during the holidays. Jeff Danford rounded out the first hour talking about the fact that Phoenix is in the Top 10 in auto sales. He also gave tips on how best to refinance that auto loan. Mark and Ken gave away 4 tickets to the next home game of the ASU Mens Basketball team and in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Doug Hopkins of doughopkins.com talking real estate.
Dr. Michael Greger started off the guest list today on B4B, talking about his new cookbook called The How Not To Die Cookbook, which includes over 100 recipes to help prevent and reverse disease. Then Tech Expert Jennifer Jolly talking mobile Commerce during the holidays. The US Postmaster General, Megan J. Brennan, reviewed all the holiday mailing deadlines this year and new operating hours for post offices throughout the country. Tom Schmidt, The Private Deal Guy came on to talk about a special event on December 14th here in the Valley. World Almanac 2018 is out and Senior Editor, Sarah Janssen, talked about some of the highlights this year and finally from the National Federation of Independent Business, Juanita Duggan, on the new tax reform bill and how it will affect small AZ businesses.
On this Monday show of B4B, Ken and Mark heard from Adam Rogers of Ultimate Software about a new survey that reveals how employees really feel about their managers. Then Dan Shufelt of AZ Helping Hands joined the guys in studio to talk about their holiday toy drive this wednesday night at the headquarters of Helping Hands, 7850 E. Gelding Dr. Shufelt said they've had over 13,000 requests from Foster Children all over the state for a toy for Christmas. Tom Wheelwright, an Arizona CPS and tax expert discussed Trump's Tax Plan.
Heading into the weekend, Mark and Ken were educated on Bitcoins by Attorney Jonathan Frutkin of the Radix Law group. Also from Levrose, Mike Baumgardner, keeping up with technology in the CRE industry. Marty Durbin from the American Petroleum Institute, API, had some good advice for heating your home on a budget. Ken Beckrich owner of Online Trading Academy and host of The Right Side of the Trade, on Money Radio, was the Biz Leaders Spotlight today. Wrapping up the show was AJ smith,VP of Financial Education. She talked about the rankings of the top 25 cities and Scottsdale, Glendale and Phoenix were in the top 25 based on fastest-growing incomes.
On this last day of November, Mark and Ken, heard from Becky Baines of the National Geographic Kids about a book called Weird But True Christmas: 300 Festive Facts to Light up the Holidays. Verizon's Michelle Dupre explained the numbers are in for Cyber Monday and Black Friday and the winner is still Black Friday. Jeff Kravetz, US Bank Wealth Management, talked about the economy after the long holiday weekend. Chip Lyons, from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation stopped by talking about the disease and the fact that Friday is World Aids Day. Chris Lloyd of Lucia Capital Group came for his regular visit as did Solar Sandy and then Nicole Leinbach Reyhle, American Express with the results of sales during Small Business Saturday in Arizona.
Ken and Mark today heard from Sharon Vinderine, founder, of Parent Tested Parent Approved with a list of the hottest gifts, earning their seal of approval. Jerry Thompson, Identity Guard, on guarding your credit this holiday shopping season. Then both Joe Washington and Steve Vanderweide, Dynamic Duo, talked all about the benefits of live Christmas trees vs. fake. The owner of Forefathers Cheesteaks and this week's restaurant for Stump the Chumps, Trent Crump talked with the guys about their new location in Scottsdale. Finally, in the Business Leaders Spotlight with Mark Asher was Michael Carroll, owner of MTC Accounting & Business Strategies.
On today's show 6 guests visited with Ken and Mark. John DeCosmo of Ulta-Lit Tree Company talked about keeping your tree and lights bright this holiday season. Then Edward Loh, editor-in-chief, of Motor Trend Magazine revealed the top car, truck and SUV of the year. Eileen Heisman, yes a descendant of The Heisman, talked about how to give to charities on this "Giving Tuesday." Lieutenant General Pete Osman USMC (retired) for the Marine Toys for Tots campaign. CEO of Compass Solution, Tim Cole, on finding the right job at any age. Rounding out the show was CTA's Blake Rouhani, talking about the best holiday tech gifts and trends.
On today's show, Ken and Mark talked about Cyber Monday with Amazon retail expert, Allison Flicker. Eric Marcus, CEO of Marcus Networking said today is National Computer Security Day and gave tips on how to make your system more secure. In Stump the Chumps Ken and Mark answered their question correctly and so did the contestant getting her a $50.00 gift card to ForeFathers Cheesesteak.