WhoLives, Is Cash King?, Independent Play, Budgeting Tips, Sunrise Association, Money Conversations
The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 556
- Sep 29, 2020 12:00 pm
- 1:45:31 mins
WhoLives (0:00:00) How many things do you do in a day that require clean water? If you cook, clean, shower, or drink, chances are you’re using clean water. What’s heartbreaking is that 2.1 billion people –over a quarter of the world’s population –doesn’t have access to clean water. Every time they do a simple task that requires clean water, they put themselves at risk for disease and other harmful side effects. So how can we help others have greater access to clean water? Joining us this morning is Nicci Renouard, the public relations ambassador for WhoLives, a nonprofit dedicated to finding sustainable solutions to deliver clean water to those in need. We’ll discuss this clean water dilemma and how they’ve worked to solve it. Is Cash Still King? (0:18:42) Remember the days when you had to dig through your purse or wallets to find change? And then you dropped coins all over the floor as you tried to count your money in your hand? Thankfully, the transfer of money in today’s world is designed to make our lives easier and more efficient. There are credit cards with easily scannable chips. Or, for iPhone users, you can tap into apple pay so you don’t have carry around a wallet. But, some people say that paying with cash, despite its flaws, is better and more secure. So, what is the value of using cash when a little plastic card is so much more convenient? Here to talk about the pros and cons of using cash versus card and the best financial strategies to employ long-term is financial coach Matthew Siwiec. Independent Play (0:36:54) Anyone who’s interacted with kids likely knows the following routine: set up your child with their favorite toys, linger a few minutes as they begin to play, pick up some work to do as they play, only to be interrupted seconds later when the child realizes they don’t have your full, undivided attention—it can be a maddening cycle. The answer to this? Independent play! Here to discuss the importance of independent play and how we can encourage our kids to engage in it is Director of Policy Research at the Institute for Child Success, Megan Carolan. Budgeting with Uncertainty (0:52:45) We’re living in a time of uncertainty, and it’s hard to know how to budget when you’re not sure what the future holds. But budgeting is essential to financial survival, especially in uncertain times. So, how can we build a budget that will get us through a potentially rocky or scary financial future? To help us out, we’ve called in Bola Sokunbi, founder of Clever Girl Finance and a Certified Financial Education Instructor, for some advice on budgeting with uncertainty on the horizon. We thought she’d be the perfect person to help us out with any stressful financial situation we might encounter. Sunrise Association (1:12:01) September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about the young warriors who deal with much more than many of us can imagine. Those who have had cancer themselves, or are close to someone who has had it, know that the disease is not just physically taxing but mentally and emotionally as well. Today, we’re honored to speak with Arnie Preminger, the founder and CEO of Sunrise Association—an organization that is dedicated to “\[bringing] back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings world-wide." He joins us today to discuss how they do that. Having Money Conversations with Family (1:27:31) Depending on whether or not you are used to talking about this in the home or not, the topic of money is consistently uncomfortable. It’s such a sensitive topic. But it should be something we can discuss openly with our family members. So how can we start having open, financial conversations with our spouse or our kids? To answer all of these questions and explain why we should talk about money in the home, we’ve invited Jen Smith, the founder of Modern Frugality, here with us today.