On B4B today, the guys first heard from WestWood One News Correspondent Bob Costantini in D.C., regarding the resignation of CBS head Les Moonves. Then Lou Leonard VP of the World Wildlife Fund regarding the Global Climate Action Summit taking place this week in San Francisco. Then Eric Fuller of U.S. Xpress for Truck Driver Appreciation Week and how there's free college for Truckers. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Jacob Meltzer, Keep It Cut. Celebrating their fifth anniversary, Keep It Cut gives back to the community. Then this week's Stump the Chumps sponsor is El Pollo Loco and Ken and Mark gave away the first of three $50.00 gift cards to any of the many El Pollo Loco locations.
B4B today was broadcast live from the Scottsdale Resort for the annual Military Assistance Mission Freedom Breakfast event. Ken and Mark talked with several guests at the event as well as Tucker Perkins of the Propane Education & Research Council about green alternatives. Then-Attorney John Dellaportes about Ponzi Schemes. Next was USMC Justin Henderson, the keynote speaker at the breakfast. in the 7 O'Clock hour was Margi Bons who created the charity and the annual event to honor her son who was killed in the line of duty. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight, today was John Arnold, CEO of Southwest Wealth Strategies.
B4B today included six guests starting with Traci Long DeForge, founder of Produce your Podcast. National Podcast Day is later this month. Then Matt Schulz of CompareCards with a new survey regarding the Equifax breach. After Matt was Betty Ng, CEO of Inspiring Diversity, LLC. She discussed more workplace diversity and how it can result in higher company profits. Author of the book Refinery29MoneyDiaries, Lindsey Stanberry and dropping by was Don Alvarez from the Radix Law Firm regarding a new law that allows parents to check their kids' credit scores.
Today on B4B, Ken and Mark talked about elderly drivers with Generations expert, Jennifer Fitzpatrick. Then Sarah Holden of Investment Company Institute about saving for retirement. After that Josh Garcia from this weeks restaurant sponsor, Miracle Mile Deli talked all about their great menu and daily specials. Dave Wilken of Atlantics Life Group on Life Insurance and buying the right amount. Rui Barros was our Biz Leader Spotlight today from Door Number 2.
Ken and Mark heard about the Mobile World Congress Americas and getting ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution with Reed Peterson. Then Bill Hardekopf, lowcards.com on airlines loyalty credit cards. A.J. Adams gave us advice on cleaning up our social media and digital footprints. Job hunting over the age of 50 was covered by Dom Fausette and then Will Ruger of Charles Koch Institute talked about trade tariffs and its effect on the Jack Daniels brand
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.