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Ken and Mark had a total of 6 guests during their two hour jammed packed B4B this morning. Up first was ADOT's Doug Pacey talking about the new safety program for wrong way drivers, "Drive aware, get there." Then CreditCards.com Matt Schulz on balance transferring on credit cards. National Philanthropic CEO, Eileen Heisman, talking about charitable donations this time of year. Invento's Jacob Moshinsky, with a new product-wearable child safety gadget. Mike Noble of OH Predictive Insights with the latest poll about how Americans feel regarding Renewable Energy. Finally, Kiplinger's Kaitlin Pitsker with how to secure your passwords including the most used passwords.
Ken and Mark today heard about Solar Power, state report cards when it comes to emergency preparedness and got an update on the Amtrak derailment. First up was Solar Sandy and her products for solar powering homes. John Auerbach of TFAH with a state by state report card on emergency preparedness. Seth Babb from TaxSlayer talked about a groundbreaking program they're launching that gives taxpayers up to $1,000 now for their anticipated income tax refund. Jim Roope, WestWood One Correspondent in LA talking about all the latest in that Amtrak train derailment.
Today on B4B, Ken and Mark discussed board games and how popular they've become once again with expert Michelle Jerson. In fact she said board games have already raked in 1.1 billion dollars in sales this year alone. Then James Coldren stopped by to talk about Police body cams and their effectiveness. Gerontologist Jodi Olshevski, gave advice on how to detect driving behavior warning signs when it comes to elderly family members still driving. Finally Michelle Dupre from Verizon with an update on the 2017 holiday retail index.
Today on B4B, Ken and Mark, heard from Patrick Valtain CEO of HireBox and his topic today was how dishonest employees cost US employers $1 Trillion dollars annually. Libre Initiative President Daniel Garza discussed conflicting reports out of DC regarding the tax reform bill. In our Stump the Chumps contest, David from Phoenix won a $50 gift card from Twin Peaks along with a great 2-18 calendar. In the Biz Leaders Spotlight today was Fares Tarabichi, co-owner of The Crepe Club.
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.