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Working with your investments, retirement, insurance, estate or tax planning or just dealing with everyday expenses- your money matters. Let KT Thomas help you make the most of it. This is Money Matters.

Latest Episodes

AARP - To Join or Not to Join?

In this episode KT discusses:· What is AARP?· What AARP offers· The “real cost” of your membershipKey Takeaways:· AARP doesn’t only target retirees· AARP values your data· Make sure a membership makes sense for you.Quote:“If (AARP is) really a non-profit, they got to be making some money doing this. What are they actually doing with their money?” - KTClick here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 MIN5 days ago
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AARP - To Join or Not to Join?

The Debt Clock is Ticking

In this episode KT discusses: · Our national debt· How the debt ceiling works · Why our national debt is so high Key Takeaways:· The US Government’s debt is $22 Trillion and growing· Tax breaks help contribute to the debt· Social Security benefits make up a small chunk of the debt Quote: “You can’t raise spending and cut taxes at the same time and expect that (large deficits) won’t happen. That’s exactly what happened in America.” - KT Click here to reach KT See KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to Money Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 MIN1 weeks ago
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The Debt Clock is Ticking

Chuck it or Keep it

In this episode KT discusses:· The grocery game· The truth behind expiration dates· The power of the grocery listKey Takeaways:· Americans throw away $1,400 in groceries a year· Be realistic in your meal planning· When at the grocery store, ask yourself “Is there a meal here”?Quote:“Think about the amount of food every year in America that we are literally throwing away. Then look at your own personal finances and say, ‘what portion of that could I keep?’” - KTClick here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 MIN2 weeks ago
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Chuck it or Keep it

Consumer Confidence. What Does it Mean?

In this episode KT discusses:· Defines the Consumer Confidence Index.· How your confirmation bias could taint how you view the economy.· The value of data used.Key Takeaways:· Three indicators you need to look for in to gage your confidence.· Consumer confidence is at 2007 levels, and we know what happened a year later.· How to watch the markets and the economy for confidence.Click here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 MIN3 weeks ago
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Consumer Confidence. What Does it Mean?

KT's Kickoff Spectacular! How does the NFL make money?

In this episode KT discusses:· NFL team revenue streams. · What the average team makes.· The Economics of NFL Team Ownershipby Kevin Murphy & Robert Topel Key Takeaways: · Game Day is just one way your favorite team makes money.· TV contracts are huge for NFL owners bottom line.· When is enough profit enough? Quote: “There’s a lot of money in football for the owners. In fact, they’re making record profits.” – KT If you have any topics you’d like to see covered in future KT Money Matters click here to drop us a message or visit the Get in Touch section of her website. Click here to reach KT See KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 MINSEP 11
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KT's Kickoff Spectacular! How does the NFL make money?

Just Ask For It! with Joe Neff

This week Joe Neff from NewDay Solutions talks about the importance of just asking for what you want. In this episode KT and Joe discuss: · The power of asking for discounts, clarification, and change at work. · How you are your best advocate · How asking can be the road to compromise Key Takeaways: · Be prepared for things not going your way· Figure out what your time is worth· Asking for someone’s time could be one of the most valuable requests you’ll ever make. Quote: “You’re spending a whole lot more money shopping around. Where if you just ask, maybe it goes your way, maybe it doesn’t, but there’s a good chance it will because (the company) wants to retain customers.” – Joe Neff If you’d like to hear Joe talk about Budgeting Basics on a past episode click here. If you have any topics you’d like to see covered in future KT Money Matters click here to drop us a message or visit the Get in Touch section of her website. Click here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C...

32 MINSEP 4
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Just Ask For It! with Joe Neff

So, you think you're sending your kid to college on a sports scholarship? Think again!

In this episode KT discusses:· Parents under the sports scholarship illusion· Odds of landing a “free-ride” scholarship· Non-traditional sports scholarships for WomenKey Takeaways:· Think of sports scholarships as a “nice subsidy”· Sports and studying are both full-time jobs for your student· Help your child find scholarships, you wouldn’t promote your 16-year-old to CFOQuote: “The idea of a free ride academically for one of these other (not football or basketball) collegiate sports is a fantasy.” – KTVisit ncaaguide.com to find colleges that offer scholarships.Here is a link to the Magness & Marcus on Coaching episodes on college athletic scholarships KT referenced.If you have any topics you’d like to see covered in future KT Money Matters click here to drop us a message or visit the Get in Touch section of her website.Click here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 MINAUG 28
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So, you think you're sending your kid to college on a sports scholarship? Think again!

Storage Wars

In this episode KT discusses:· A new way to think about what and why you’re renting storage· Storage is costing you more than monthly rent· Ideas to help you get rid of these possessions Key Takeaways: · Storage is a $39B/Year Business· There are many reasons why people rent storage units· Storage facilities could be a great investment Quote: “Think about taking things off your 2020 expenses by using (your time) now to get rid of it.” – KT If you have any topics you’d like to see covered in future KT Money Matters click here to drop us a message or visit the Get in Touch section of her website. Click here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 MINAUG 21
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Storage Wars

Trade War

In this episode KT discusses:· What lead up to the current trade war· How China’s and the United States strategies differ· How it affects your personal economyKey Takeaways:· Trade war could be keeping interest rates down· Now is the time to buy appliances or refinance· What it could mean for your financial securityQuote: “I’m not here to talk about the politics (of a trade war). It’s pretty important to understand how this might matter to you as a U.S. consumer.” – KTThis is our 100th episode. If you have any topics you’d like to see covered in future KT Money Matters click here to drop us a message or visit the Get in Touch section of her website.Click here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 MINAUG 14
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Trade War

The 1st Amendment vs. The Crazy Cost of Prescription Drugs

Show Notes:In this episode KT discusses:· The history of prescription drug ads on TV· How the prescription drug industry works· How much more Americans pay at the pharmacy compared to the rest of the worldKey Takeaways:· Find a good healthcare hacker· Talk to your doctor about options· The “charity partner” fallacyFind deals on prescription drugs at https://www.goodrx.com/. This website is mentioned in the show, but it’s not a paid endorsement.Quote:“We all know on some level the prescription drug costs in America are out of whack. What we don’t know is how we will answer that issue.” – KTClick here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 MINAUG 7
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The 1st Amendment vs. The Crazy Cost of Prescription Drugs

Latest Episodes

AARP - To Join or Not to Join?

In this episode KT discusses:· What is AARP?· What AARP offers· The “real cost” of your membershipKey Takeaways:· AARP doesn’t only target retirees· AARP values your data· Make sure a membership makes sense for you.Quote:“If (AARP is) really a non-profit, they got to be making some money doing this. What are they actually doing with their money?” - KTClick here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12 MIN5 days ago
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AARP - To Join or Not to Join?

The Debt Clock is Ticking

In this episode KT discusses: · Our national debt· How the debt ceiling works · Why our national debt is so high Key Takeaways:· The US Government’s debt is $22 Trillion and growing· Tax breaks help contribute to the debt· Social Security benefits make up a small chunk of the debt Quote: “You can’t raise spending and cut taxes at the same time and expect that (large deficits) won’t happen. That’s exactly what happened in America.” - KT Click here to reach KT See KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to Money Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 MIN1 weeks ago
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The Debt Clock is Ticking

Chuck it or Keep it

In this episode KT discusses:· The grocery game· The truth behind expiration dates· The power of the grocery listKey Takeaways:· Americans throw away $1,400 in groceries a year· Be realistic in your meal planning· When at the grocery store, ask yourself “Is there a meal here”?Quote:“Think about the amount of food every year in America that we are literally throwing away. Then look at your own personal finances and say, ‘what portion of that could I keep?’” - KTClick here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 MIN2 weeks ago
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Chuck it or Keep it

Consumer Confidence. What Does it Mean?

In this episode KT discusses:· Defines the Consumer Confidence Index.· How your confirmation bias could taint how you view the economy.· The value of data used.Key Takeaways:· Three indicators you need to look for in to gage your confidence.· Consumer confidence is at 2007 levels, and we know what happened a year later.· How to watch the markets and the economy for confidence.Click here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

15 MIN3 weeks ago
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Consumer Confidence. What Does it Mean?

KT's Kickoff Spectacular! How does the NFL make money?

In this episode KT discusses:· NFL team revenue streams. · What the average team makes.· The Economics of NFL Team Ownershipby Kevin Murphy & Robert Topel Key Takeaways: · Game Day is just one way your favorite team makes money.· TV contracts are huge for NFL owners bottom line.· When is enough profit enough? Quote: “There’s a lot of money in football for the owners. In fact, they’re making record profits.” – KT If you have any topics you’d like to see covered in future KT Money Matters click here to drop us a message or visit the Get in Touch section of her website. Click here to reach KT See KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9 MINSEP 11
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KT's Kickoff Spectacular! How does the NFL make money?

Just Ask For It! with Joe Neff

This week Joe Neff from NewDay Solutions talks about the importance of just asking for what you want. In this episode KT and Joe discuss: · The power of asking for discounts, clarification, and change at work. · How you are your best advocate · How asking can be the road to compromise Key Takeaways: · Be prepared for things not going your way· Figure out what your time is worth· Asking for someone’s time could be one of the most valuable requests you’ll ever make. Quote: “You’re spending a whole lot more money shopping around. Where if you just ask, maybe it goes your way, maybe it doesn’t, but there’s a good chance it will because (the company) wants to retain customers.” – Joe Neff If you’d like to hear Joe talk about Budgeting Basics on a past episode click here. If you have any topics you’d like to see covered in future KT Money Matters click here to drop us a message or visit the Get in Touch section of her website. Click here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C...

32 MINSEP 4
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Just Ask For It! with Joe Neff

So, you think you're sending your kid to college on a sports scholarship? Think again!

In this episode KT discusses:· Parents under the sports scholarship illusion· Odds of landing a “free-ride” scholarship· Non-traditional sports scholarships for WomenKey Takeaways:· Think of sports scholarships as a “nice subsidy”· Sports and studying are both full-time jobs for your student· Help your child find scholarships, you wouldn’t promote your 16-year-old to CFOQuote: “The idea of a free ride academically for one of these other (not football or basketball) collegiate sports is a fantasy.” – KTVisit ncaaguide.com to find colleges that offer scholarships.Here is a link to the Magness & Marcus on Coaching episodes on college athletic scholarships KT referenced.If you have any topics you’d like to see covered in future KT Money Matters click here to drop us a message or visit the Get in Touch section of her website.Click here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

13 MINAUG 28
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So, you think you're sending your kid to college on a sports scholarship? Think again!

Storage Wars

In this episode KT discusses:· A new way to think about what and why you’re renting storage· Storage is costing you more than monthly rent· Ideas to help you get rid of these possessions Key Takeaways: · Storage is a $39B/Year Business· There are many reasons why people rent storage units· Storage facilities could be a great investment Quote: “Think about taking things off your 2020 expenses by using (your time) now to get rid of it.” – KT If you have any topics you’d like to see covered in future KT Money Matters click here to drop us a message or visit the Get in Touch section of her website. Click here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 MINAUG 21
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Storage Wars

Trade War

In this episode KT discusses:· What lead up to the current trade war· How China’s and the United States strategies differ· How it affects your personal economyKey Takeaways:· Trade war could be keeping interest rates down· Now is the time to buy appliances or refinance· What it could mean for your financial securityQuote: “I’m not here to talk about the politics (of a trade war). It’s pretty important to understand how this might matter to you as a U.S. consumer.” – KTThis is our 100th episode. If you have any topics you’d like to see covered in future KT Money Matters click here to drop us a message or visit the Get in Touch section of her website.Click here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

18 MINAUG 14
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Trade War

The 1st Amendment vs. The Crazy Cost of Prescription Drugs

Show Notes:In this episode KT discusses:· The history of prescription drug ads on TV· How the prescription drug industry works· How much more Americans pay at the pharmacy compared to the rest of the worldKey Takeaways:· Find a good healthcare hacker· Talk to your doctor about options· The “charity partner” fallacyFind deals on prescription drugs at https://www.goodrx.com/. This website is mentioned in the show, but it’s not a paid endorsement.Quote:“We all know on some level the prescription drug costs in America are out of whack. What we don’t know is how we will answer that issue.” – KTClick here to reach KTSee KT’s interview on C-Suite Network’s Best Seller TVConnect with KT Thomas: http://ktsmoneymatters.com/Purchase KT’s book- The Hardworking Woman’s Guide to MoneyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

16 MINAUG 7
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The 1st Amendment vs. The Crazy Cost of Prescription Drugs