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.