Today on the morning show, Ken and Mark, heard from Mortgage expert Mike Tizzano regarding how much a person can actually afford when buying a home. Then from lowcards.com, Bill Hardekopf, discussing the Feds rate hike and how it affects credit cards. Joining them in the studio today was John Strawn, GM of Refuge Cafe talking about their two Valley locations. Solar Sandy stopped by and then David Hoosier from E.A.R.N. or Educational Assistance Resources Network and what they're all about.
Today Bob Costantini from Westwood One from our nation's Capitol discussing issues of the day. Next was Scott Paul, Alliance for American Manufacturing regarding the recent tariffs that are creating jobs. Courtney Nelson from Goodwill AZ about an upcoming hiring fest statewide. We had our first winner on Stump the Chumps contest for a $50 dollar gift card to Refuge Cafe. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Ken Johnson, ambassador for MuscleKingz talking about this weekend's car show and concert to benefit charity.
Mark was off today so Doreen stepped in with Ken Morgan for the morning show. On the show today was Al Angrisani a company turnaround expert talking about the latest in a long line of retail bankruptcies and predictions for big box stores. Then Author and Adventurer, Joe Wilkins, about his new book called, "Gates of the Arctic National Park; Twelve Years of Wilderness Exploration." Author Hilarie T. Hamm talked about her new book called, "Billions Lost." It deals with the tech industry and the loss of jobs in that field. During Stump the Chumps, Ken got his answer wrong so the first contestant automatically won $100 in gift cards to Taco Guild. In the Biz Leaders spotlight was Isaac Kahn with an upcoming charity event and finally from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, John Ragan, on the latest program launch called InvisionAZ.
Today on B4B, CSF Chair Rich Polimeni talked about the College Savings Fund visiting Phoenix. Then Greg McBride of Bankrate.com talked about the results of this week's Fed Meeting. Solar Sandy stopped by to talk about going solar before electric rates increase. Joe Capitano, Homeowners Financial, discussed a new kind of loan Fannie Mae has announced and finally Ellie Hollander, President of Meals on Wheels America regarding the senior population's lack of proper meals and nutrition.
Today on Business for Breakfast, Career and Life Coach, Jennifer Longmore discussed a survey showing 78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Catherine Collinson from Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies talked about their new survey that highlights the challenges women face in achieving a secure retirement. Lou Leonard rounded out the first hour discussing Earth Hour this Saturday night. It's when the world turns off electricity at 8:30 pm PT. No winner in today's contest so $100 to Taco Guild is on the line for Friday's contest. And finally, in the Biz Leaders Spotlight was Shane Alexander owner of Alexander Building.
On B4B this morning, Ellen Joyce, Sr. Marketing Director for Cox Business about a contest for local valley small businesses. West Wood One News Correspondent, Steve Kastenbaum, talking about Wall Street and Time Warner/AT&T lawsuit. Mike Brosig, Corporate Management Expert, is this really the end for Toys R Us? Dan Santos, Area Manager for Taco Guild stopped by to discuss new menu and drink items. Taryn Schultz with AZ MS on the upcoming bike event this weekend.
On this Monday morning, Thomas from Gilbert managed to snag a $50.00 gift card to Taco Guild during today's Stump the Chumps contest. Humanitarian Christine Connolly Bell of World Vision, talked about the world's water crisis. Then Dan Thomas of XYZBuys discussed the US Energy grid and if its' vulnerable to attacks. Adrienne Rose Bitar, the author of "Diet And The Disease Of Civilization" discussed her new book and in the Biz Leaders Spotlight, today was Jeff Hoodzow owner of Best Deals in Town.
Today Jennifer Fitzpatrick, a generations expert, talked about her book, "Cruising Through Caregiving." Then from Consumer Reports, cybersecurity expert Bree Fowler on how to avoid March Madness phishing scams. Tom Godfrey talked about the upcoming Bike event for the MS Society and then Solar Sandy rounded out the show talking about saving money by going Solar.
Ama Marston was the first guest today on B4B, with Mark Asher and Ken Morgan. She discussed how businesses can use "Type R" to address 21st Century challenges. Dr. Marilyn Singleton is the author of a book called, "Diet and the Disease of Civilization. Kiplinger columnist Kim Lankford talked about navigating new military retirement choices. Self Proclaimed "beer doctors", Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark W. Patterson talked about the latest National Geographic article called the Atlas of Beer. Finally WestWood One News Correspondent in Dallas, Clayton Neville, on March Madness and the price of tickets to some of these games.
Does your age impact how you feel about money? Ken Morgan and Mark Asher try to answer this and get stumped in today's episode of Business for Breakfast.
Ken Morgan and Mark Asher cover a variety of topics this morning including toast.
A book about dementia, Cyber-terrorism and beauty school for free are just a few of the topics on Business for Breakfast today.
Today Lending Tree's Chief Economist, Tendayi Kapfidze talked about getting a mortgage and your credit score. Then Dan Shufelt was in the studio about an AZ Helping Hands event last weekend and how you can donate to the cause. Fisherman Dave Marciano talked about his upcoming 9th season of National Geographic's hit series WICKED TUNA. Today saw our final winner for gift cards to Z'Tejas for the week with another new restaurant to compete for next week.
Cyber Security Expert from the University of Phoenix, Dennis Bonilla, showed Ken and Mark how to avoid getting hacked while on vacation or traveling. John Haber of Spend Management Experts, discussed Amazon's launch of a new delivery service to compete with FedEx and UPS. Jane M. Powers will be the guest speaker at this month's NAWBO meeting in Phoenix and she stopped by then Kim Ownes from YearUp AZ talking about the grant they received from the APS Foundation.
Today on the show, Jim Hiles with First Capital Advisors Group discussed the new tax law affecting retirement. Sara Morrow of Consumer Reports, with new research that showed Tide beats Persil in Laundry detergent tests. Author Carter Cast talked about his book The Right (And Wrong) Stuff.