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Your Money Your Purpose

The Financial Freedom Podcast

Airs Saturdays at 7:30am on ESPN 97.9, and 10:30am on News Radio 1140 AM/100.9 FM

Dig deep into all things money with financial coaches Greg Hammond & Scott Iles. They’ve helped generations of families and individuals be free to live their dreams and retire without worrying about money. Each week, Greg and Scott offer straight talk and fun, unique twists and viewpoints from inspiring influencers, entrepreneurs, and legacy builders.

From getting started, to investments that work harder for you, Your Money Your Purpose can help you create the future you imagine and feel confident about money and investing.

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<span><b>Ep 64:&#160;</b></span><span>Ways You Can Save for College</span>

Ep 64: Ways You Can Save for College

Hear how you can receive free money for your college savings and learn the pros and cons of various types of college funding investment accounts.

<b><span>Ep 63:&#160;</span></b><span>10 Things You Shouldn&#8217;t Worry About as an Investor</span>

Ep 63: 10 Things You Shouldn’t Worry About as an Investor

Avoid big mistakes and get more freedom and fulfillment with your investments by focusing on what actually matters.

Ep 62: The Biggest Mistakes People Make With Social Security

Ep 62: The Biggest Mistakes People Make With Social Security

Many people make mistakes when taking their social security benefit. How do you get the most from your social security?

Ep 61: Avoid a Mess &#38; Arguments After Your Death

Ep 61: Avoid a Mess & Arguments After Your Death

Money can and will change family relationships. Here’s how you can help your heirs.

Ep 60: You Can Live Longer with a Purpose

Ep 60: You Can Live Longer with a Purpose

When you live with purpose you are happier and your life becomes more meaningful and fulfilling.

<b>Ep 59:&#160;</b><span>Are You Ready for the Next Crash?</span>

Ep 59: Are You Ready for the Next Crash?

Impending doom and fear of a market crash leads many investors to take their money out of the stock market. But can this help or hurt your investments?

Ep 58: Are Target-Date Funds a Good Choice for Your Investment Portfolio?

Ep 58: Are Target-Date Funds a Good Choice for Your Investment Portfolio?

Don’t become too conservative with your investments as you approach retirement

<span>Ep 57: How Can You Invest to Combat Inflation?</span>

Ep 57: How Can You Invest to Combat Inflation?

Prices are Going Up. Inflation is a thief, stealing your purchasing power. Find out how you can protect yourself.

<span>Ep 56: Do You Have Bitcoin FOMO?</span>

Ep 56: Do You Have Bitcoin FOMO?

Why Cryptocurrency Should NOT Be Part of Your Portfolio


<b>Ep 55:<span>&#160;</span></b><span>What You Absolutely Should Know About Your Investments &#38; Why</span>

Ep 55: What You Absolutely Should Know About Your Investments & Why

Smart investors understand how their investments work! Before you invest in anything, listen to this episode.


<b>Ep 54:<span>&#160;</span></b><span>The New NCAA NIL Rules: Student Athletes Financial Gain or Stress</span>

Ep 54: The New NCAA NIL Rules: Student Athletes Financial Gain or Stress

ESPN’s Ben Darnell discusses new freedoms for student athletes and how they can avoid bad financial info from untrustworthy sources.

<br/><p style="font-weight: 400;" data-mce-style="font-weight: 400;"><b><strong>Ep 53:<span>&#160;</span>Create Financial Abundance &#38; Prosperity, with Ellen Rogin, CFP&#174;, CPA</strong></b>


Ep 53: Create Financial Abundance & Prosperity, with Ellen Rogin, CFP®, CPA

Speaker, money expert and NY Times bestselling author tells us how we can create even more prosperity and financial success. https://www.ellenrogin.com/

Ep: 52&#160;<span>Roth IRAs: One of the Best Ways to Invest for Your Future</span>

Ep: 52 Roth IRAs: One of the Best Ways to Invest for Your Future

Learn the truth about IRAs and how they can help you over the long term.

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<b>Ep: 51 How to Become a Millionaire &#38; Keep It</b>

Ep: 51 How to Become a Millionaire & Keep It

You can become a millionaire—and it’s remarkably simple. Listen in and find out how.

Ep: 50 Blue Earth Compost &#8211; Building a Community and Business with Impact

Ep: 50 Blue Earth Compost – Building a Community and Business with Impact

Blue Earth Compost makes composting easier and more accessible in Connecticut, so we can improve our air, water, and soil.

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Ep: 49&#160;What NOT to do with Money

Ep: 49 What NOT to do with Money

What you absolutely should NOT do with your money, despite what the media tells you.

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&#160;Ep: 48&#160;Founding a Family Business: Black Walnut Artisan Bread Co.

 Ep: 48 Founding a Family Business: Black Walnut Artisan Bread Co.

What’s it like for a data scientist to take a leap of faith and open a bakery? Master baker Christian Michalowski tells all.

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Ep: 47&#160;Changing Your Relationship With Money

Ep: 47 Changing Your Relationship With Money

Each of us have childhood experiences that create our initial relationship with money--and it impacts our future.

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Ep: 46 Ignite Happiness

Ep: 46 Ignite Happiness

Happiness expert Darrin Tulley shares his new book ‘Live Your Possible’. https://ignitehappy.com/


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Ep: 45 Who You Should, and Should NOT Listen To

Ep: 45 Who You Should, and Should NOT Listen To

Chasing hot stocks and investing tips might seem fun until you lose your hard-earned money.

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Ep: 44 New Investments and Platforms

Ep: 44 New Investments and Platforms

From CryptoKitties, to SPACs and Non-Fungible Tokens, when it comes to online investing, find out the traps you should beware of.

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Ep: 43 Financial Fundamentals

Ep: 43 Financial Fundamentals

What builds a solid foundation for financial success? Find out on this show.


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Ep: 42 Family Conversation on Money

Ep: 42 Family Conversation on Money

Money is often a taboo topic for families. Hear how to ease into a productive and meaningful conversation.


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Ep: 41 Overcome 6 Daunting Hurdles

Ep: 41 Overcome 6 Daunting Hurdles

It takes courage, humility, and honesty to live into our dreams.


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Ep: 40 Start a Conversation With Parents

Ep: 40 Start a Conversation With Parents

Talking with parents about money and their care can be hard. Here 10 questions to get you started.


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Ep: 39 Healing Meals Community Project

Ep: 39 Healing Meals Community Project

Sarah Leathers and Ellen Palmer of Healing meals cook and deliver healthy, organic meals to people in a health crisis. https://healingmealsproject.org/


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Ep: 38 Tim Wirzburger and His Life-changing Cross Country Trip

Ep: 38 Tim Wirzburger and His Life-changing Cross Country Trip

Tim bravely decided to change his life and the way he worked, all in the midst of the pandemic.


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Ep: 37 Entrepreneur Bill Kenney

Ep: 37 Entrepreneur Bill Kenney

Massively inspiring, Bill Kenney helps entrepreneurs realize their potential, and founded the CT Entrepreneur Awards. https://ctentrepreneurawards.com/


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Ep: 36 7 Steps To Realize Financial Freedom &#38; Fulfillment

Ep: 36 7 Steps To Realize Financial Freedom & Fulfillment

These 7 steps can help you achieve your vision for the future.


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Ep: 35 Renee DiNino &#8212; Good Financial Habits

Ep: 35 Renee DiNino — Good Financial Habits

Our very special guest, Rene DiNino of iHeart Media talks about money, life and giving back to community.


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Ep: 34 Connecticut&#8217;s Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz

Ep: 34 Connecticut’s Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz works to improve the lives of families in Connecticut and continues the commitment she made to being the voice of small businesses while she served as Secretary of the State from 1999 to 2011.


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Ep 33: Luis P&#233;rez, LCSW, President and CEO of Mental Health Connecticut

Ep 33: Luis Pérez, LCSW, President and CEO of Mental Health Connecticut

Luis Pérez, LCSW, President and CEO of Mental Health Connecticut talks about the statewide not-for-profit agency and the resources and education it provides for adults to ensure their mental health and wellbeing.


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Ep 32: Brent Robertson, co-founder of Fathom, creator of Purpose Practiced

Ep 32: Brent Robertson, co-founder of Fathom, creator of Purpose Practiced

Brent Robertson provokes people and organizations to live into their greatest possibilities.


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Ep: 31 Myths of Investing

Ep: 31 Myths of Investing

Separating fact from fiction can potentially help you avoid costly mistakes that could wreak havoc in your financial portfolio.


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Ep 30: John Jaramillo, Coach it Out!

Ep 30: John Jaramillo, Coach it Out!

John Jaramillo founded Coach It Out, to help people maximize their strengths, talents and experience today, and evolve to achieve their performance goals and become who they want to be for tomorrow.


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Ep 29 4 Investment Lessons Learned from 2020

Ep 29 4 Investment Lessons Learned from 2020

2020 changed everything, but it also highlighted time-honored investing principles in fresh new ways.


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Ep 28 Josh Crawford, Matson Money, Align Money with Purpose

Ep 28 Josh Crawford, Matson Money, Align Money with Purpose

Josh Crawford of Matson Money and his team of 100+ financial coaches have transformed the investing experience to help families align their money with their purpose and live with freedom, fulfillment, and love. 


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Ep 27 The Bolder Company

Ep 27 The Bolder Company

The Bolder company co-founders Jenny Drescher and Ellen Feldman Ornato are two amazing people on a mission to help people and businesses thrive. 


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Ep 26: 2020 Holiday Show With Renee Dinino, iHeart Communities &#38; The River 105-9

Ep 26: 2020 Holiday Show With Renee Dinino, iHeart Communities & The River 105-9

Renee DiNino, advocate for kindness, radio & TV host, blogger, speaker, wife, and dog mom, shares how we can make our world a little nicer. @ReneeDiNinoCT, @reneedinino, @MyCTcommunity


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Ep 25 Hop Culture Brewery

Ep 25 Hop Culture Brewery

Entrepreneurs, Heather and Sam Wilson founded family-owned Hop Culture Farm and Brewery committed to sustainability within the brewing and hop industries.


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Ep 24: Foodshare, Jason Jakubowski

Ep 24: Foodshare, Jason Jakubowski

Jason Jakubowski, CEO of Foodshare talks about ending hunger and living a life of purpose.


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Ep 23 Lifer Fitness, Debra Fountain

Ep 23 Lifer Fitness, Debra Fountain

Debra Fountain, entrepreneur and fitness powerhouse launched LIFER Fitness Studio to help people balance a healthy body, mind and soul.


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Ep 22 Three Dimension Of Wealth

Ep 22 Three Dimension Of Wealth

When you skillfully blend the Financial, Personal and Social dimensions of your wealth, it empowers you to live life on purpose.


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Ep 21 Wise Old Dog, Jacob Studenroth

Ep 21 Wise Old Dog, Jacob Studenroth

Entrepreneur, Jacob Studenroth left a prestigious job to live into his joy and purpose and realize his dream to start the Wise Old Dog bottle...


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Ep 20 Investing Success

Ep 20 Investing Success

Volatile markets are worrisome for investors. Are you asking, “How will the recent election affect my investments, and what should I be doing right now?”


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Ep 19 No Shave November

Ep 19 No Shave November

Be a No Shaver in November! iHeart Media’s Renee DiNino shares how we can help Connecticut Cancer Patients


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Ep 18 Money Demons and How to Overcome Them in YOUR life!<br /><br />

Ep 18 Money Demons and How to Overcome Them in YOUR life!

Money. Friend, foe, tool for good or evil—Kelly Ashton Bradley joins the conversation on unleashing your power over money.


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Ep. 17 Jenn Grace, CEO, Publish Your Purpose Press; Author, House On Fire

Ep. 17 Jenn Grace, CEO, Publish Your Purpose Press; Author, House On Fire

Jenn Grace gives underrepresented voices power and a stage to share their stories, speak their truth, and impact their communities.


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Ep 16: Connecticut Children&#8217;s Medical Center, President &#38; CEO, Jim Shmerling

Ep 16: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, President & CEO, Jim Shmerling

2020 was a challenging year for CT Children’s Medical Center. CEO Jim Shmerling joins us to talk about the hospital, the marathon team, gala and more, all in service to families and helping kids get better!


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Ep 15: 5 Wealth Creation Strategies

Ep 15: 5 Wealth Creation Strategies

Learn 5 simple secrets everyday people can use to build wealth and learn about common investing blunders people often make—and ways you can avoid these mistakes in your portfolio.


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Ep 14: The Importance of Diversification

Ep 14: The Importance of Diversification

While it doesn’t guarantee against loss, diversification is an extremely important component of investing over the long-term while minimizing risk. We look at why this is true and how to accomplish diversification in your portfolio.


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Ep 13: Jesse Cole, Savannah Bananas

Ep 13: Jesse Cole, Savannah Bananas

Jesse Cole is a one-in-a-million guy and a wildly successful entrepreneur in a yellow tuxedo who thrills over a million fans. Hear why he gave almost everything for a dream when everyone told him he was crazy.


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Ep 12: The Madness of Stockpicking

Ep 12: The Madness of Stockpicking

You may be gambling and speculating with your money and don’t even know it. How does this affect your American Dream?


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Ep 11: 1990 World Series MVP Rob Dibble: Stepping into Money &#38; Fame Early

Ep 11: 1990 World Series MVP Rob Dibble: Stepping into Money & Fame Early

Hear Rob’s journey with money and life from World Series Champion to a meaningful career in broadcasting and parlaying his experience playing for the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers into training and mentoring young athletes to reach their full potential.


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Ep 10: OMG Global Financial Armageddon: Is It the Right Time To Panic?

Ep 10: OMG Global Financial Armageddon: Is It the Right Time To Panic?

Historically speaking what has happened to the economy under Democratic and Republican administrations? Hear about this and the impact of taxes, capital gains rates and recessions.


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Ep 9: Javier Colon, Season One Winner of The Voice USA.

Ep 9: Javier Colon, Season One Winner of The Voice USA.

A singer, songwriter, family man, animal lover, golf fanatic, vegan and dreamer, Javier shares his journey to fame.


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Ep 8: Untapped Potential

Ep 8: Untapped Potential

What happens when you remove barriers for high caliber women who balance career and family to return value to business? Candace Freedenberg is on a mission to impact the wage gap, gender equity and diversity in the workplace.


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Ep 7: A Promise Kept

Ep 7: A Promise Kept

From celebrity events featuring the Derek Jeter, Yogi Berra, Joe Dimaggio, Mickey Mantle and other sports greats, to cycling and fishing tournaments, hear how John and Jane Ellis make miracles for CT cancer patients.


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Ep 6: Third Age Initiative, Leadership Greater Hartford

Ep 6: Third Age Initiative, Leadership Greater Hartford

A United Nations sanctioned program, The Third Age Initiative channels the wisdom and experience of late career and retirees into the community to solve problems and make important things happen. Dr. Doe Hentschel, program leader and program alumnus, John K. Nelson tell the story.


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Ep 5: Master Your Money, Defeat Your Money Demons

Ep 5: Master Your Money, Defeat Your Money Demons

Money is often associated with power and freedom. Attorney Susan Busby, Alfred Carter, educator, sociologist and educational consultant, and Joe Lander, CFP®, J.D weigh in on how to unleash your power around money.


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Ep 4: Nathan Grube, Travelers Championship Recap

Ep 4: Nathan Grube, Travelers Championship Recap

2020 was a challenging year for Travelers Championship. Despite the pandemic, the tournament had one of the strongest fields of players and raised $1.6M for over 100 charities. Hear Nathan Grube, Tournament Director tell the story.


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Ep 1: Big Questions You Need to Ask When You Invest

Ep 1: Big Questions You Need to Ask When You Invest

We all have dreams, and many rely on financial success. Master interviewer, Rene DiNino, iHeart Media, kicks off the new show with Greg Hammond, CFP®, CPA and Scott Iles on aligning money and purpose and must-ask questions.


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Ep 3: The Thrilling Potential of the Tipping Point

Ep 3: The Thrilling Potential of the Tipping Point

Entrepreneur Brent Robertson of Fathom and Purpose Practiced leads us closer to the tipping point where we value, celebrate and idolize those who contribute to the world versus those who take as much as they can.


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