On this last day of August, Ken and Mark gave away the last gift card for Babbo, the restaurant sponsor of Stump the Chumps this week. Nick DiUlio of insurancequotes.com on how insurance is affected by bad credit. Nicole Wipp of The Family and Aging Law Center discussed bankruptcy filings are up among the elderly. Trisha Calvo from Consumer Reports told us which energy bars are the best and then in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Oren Hartman owner of Naked Q BBQ.
On today's show, Ken and Mark heard all about self-driving cars from the author of the book, "Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car" Lawrence D. Burns. From Kiplinger, David Muhlbaum with 14 ways to save on taxes under the new tax law. Kathy Fetke of Real Wealth Network with information on the plummeting prices of existing home sales. Stuart Spivak and Tim Hague stopped by the studios to talk about Spivak Financial Group.
Are board games making a comeback? Well, Scott Brown co-founder of Marble Brain Workshop said absolutely and detailed some old favorites and new games now available. Then the author of Hyperfocus, Chris Bailey discussed how to be more productive in a world of distraction. Jason Hartman of JasonHartman.com talking about new-home sales sinking. Taylor Schultz, Director of Marketing and Brand Development at Babbo came on to discuss all their specials and helped Ken and Mark with the Stump the Chumps trivia contest.
Ken and Mark had 6 guests and still managed to give away a pair of tickets to YES in concert at Celebrity Theatre. First up was Kevin Gaugusfrom Varsity Tutors discussed the benefits of tutoring for middle and high school students. Then Greg Kozera of Shale Crescent USA with the question if the US bans drilling, will Russia control Natural Gas. Top tech journalist Paul Hochman with some interesting technology for back to school safety with driving teens. Google expert Joy XI with new tech to help Veterans in Phoenix fund jobs. Mark Anderson of Delta Dental with information on the Tooth Fairy and payouts have hit hard times. Author Pamela Yellen discussed three ways we may be underestimating our retirement costs.
Today Sandra Abbey of Leader Discovery, NAWBO talked about a local mentoring program for women business owners. William Dunn with the American Payroll Association explained paystubs and how to read and understand them. Peter Cohan of Forbes discussed what if President Trump were impeached. Our first of three $50 dollar gift cards were given away from Babbo Italian Eatery during our Stump the Chumps contest.
Ken and Mark gave away the last $50.00 gift certificate to The Crepe Club as part of the Stump the Chumps contest today. Richard Milam founder of EnableSoft talked about the future of self-driving cars and robots taking over jobs. Then Founder of MDSave, Paul Ketchel, talked about today's healthcare and how his website can help when finding the right physicians. Wanda Wright, the Director of ADVS in AZ, inviting all women veterans to an expo this weekend in Phoenix.
Dr. Robert Keller stopped by the studio this morning to talk about his innovative medicine that can change lives. Bankrate's Greg McBride discussed ramping up retirement savings. Then Jeff Kosnett of Kiplinger's Personal Finance discussed the bull market & stocks to capitalize on. From Urban Farm, Greg Peterson, announcing the "pop-up" seed market returning to Phoenix. Solar Sandy stopped by talking solar power and finally Matt Schulz from CompareCards talking about concerns regarding gas skimming machines and what to watch out for so you don't become a victim.
Fortune Editor Matt Heimer was the first guest on B4B today. He talked about Fortune's annual change the world list of companies. Then, author, Joe Heitzeberg discussed going from craft beer to craft beef. Co-founder of Tomorrow, Joshua Heckathorn, regarding how 75% of Americans don't have Life Insurance. Another $50.00 was given out during Stump the Chumps to the Crepe Club and finally in the Biz Leaders Spotlight, Justin Hodge, owner of Muscular Moving Men.
Ken and Mark talked with a new company called The Unflippers today when Donovan Reese stopped by the studio to chat. Also Dr. Mik Kersten of Tasktop on how businesses can compete at a time when companies like Amazon are changing the landscape. CEO of Milo WiFi Jeff Parker explained how to fix those wifi dead spots in your home. International Living's Jennifer Stevens with 50 ways to make money in retirement and from the Coalition for a Prosperous America, Michael Stumo with jobs created by tariffs as his subject.
Monday morning and Ken and Mark heard first from an author, Gary Sirak. He's also a Financial Adviser and he said that money is burning a hose in 38% of pockets and how to stop doing this. His book is called "The American Dream Revisited: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results". Then from Kiplinger, Jeffrey Kosnett and his topic is the case of doing nothing in today's market. Ken Tumin from Depositaccounts.com stopped in with the Phoenix ranking of ATM fees compared to other major cities. Stopping by was this week's Stump the Chumps restaurant sponsor, Fares Tarabichi from The Crepe Club followed by the contest where we had one lucky winner.
Dr. Nabil Dib, the founder of the International Society for Cardiovascular Translational Research stopped by the studios with a study in which they need participants. Author Jennifer Coutts Clay discussed air travel with Ken and Doreen this morning. Marie Neiwiroski of eBay Motors on a new app that helps people find the right parts for their vehicles. The last gift card to Grimaldi's was given out during Stump the Chumps and finally in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Joesph Curtis stopping by from Boys Scouts of America, Grand Canyon Chapter.
Today on B4B, Bob Meara with Celent discussed just how well banks know their customers. Followed by XYZBuys Dan Thomas highlighting the Fall shopping season online. Then from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Heidi King, on a new national campaign targeting Labor Day commuters. From the Phoenix Cancer Support Network was Jenny Martin with their big event coming up in about a week and rounding out the show was Solar Sandy, talking solar.
Today on B4B, Science Care's Tricia Hammett discussed life-saving skills surgeons are learning thanks to a continued partnership with this Phoenix company. Then From our Stump the Chumps featured restaurant, Grimaldi's was Cory Lattuca all about the Pizzeria and specials as well as how they give back to the community. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight today was Kathy Sweet of Because Event Sponsor and wrapping up the show was the Ability 360 annual golf tournament and spokesman Tim Surry.
Ken and Mark today heard from Miriam Cross with Kiplinger's regarding if and how Amazon may have ruined Whole Foods. Then from ValuePenguin, Joe Resendez with a growing credit card debt problem. Lending Tree's Kali McFadden said AZ is ranked 10th when it comes to Phoenix residents paying bills on time. Kelly Lannan of Fidelity Investments talks about couples and the financial battles of the sexes. Rounding out the show was Jill Gonzalez of WalletHub with the best and worst places to Retire.
Today on B4B, Jeanenne Tornatore, Travel Expert, discussed last minute Labor Day getaway ideas. Then Valley native and award winning Stuntman Rene Mousseux discuss the state of the film and television industry in Arizona. Followed by Anthony Ingham talking to us live from NY's Times Square this morning about W Hotels Music Festival. Also this week's Stump the Chumps featured restaurant is Grimaldi's and one lucky winner has already won a $50.00 gift card to that restaurant.