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Your Money Your Purpose

The Financial Freedom Podcast

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.

Ep 81:<b><span>&#160;</span></b><span>Teach Kids About Money</span>

Ep 81: Teach Kids About Money

Now is the time to teach your kids about money and investing to give them a brighter financial future.

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Ep 80:<b><span>&#160;</span></b><span>How To Get Financially Fit</span><span><br/></span>

Ep 80: How To Get Financially Fit

Early each year many people recommit to improving their health and fitness. Hear tips on getting your finances in shape.

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Ep 79: Three Current Trends that Can Impact You Financially

Ep 79: Three Current Trends that Can Impact You Financially

Hear how you can best navigate inflation, taxes, and constant change with your finances in 2022.

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<span>Ep 78:<b>&#160;</b>Purpose Driven Resolutions Worth Making and Keeping</span>

Ep 78: Purpose Driven Resolutions Worth Making and Keeping

Hear how you can make inspiring changes that make a meaningful difference for in your own life and for and others too.

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Ep 77:<b><span>&#160;</span></b><span>What to Expect from a Financial Coach</span>

Ep 77: What to Expect from a Financial Coach

Like a personal trainer, your coach keeps you and your money on track so you can live with freedom and fulfillment.

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<span>Ep 76:<b>&#160;</b>Smart Ways to Maximize Your Inheritance&#160;</span>

Ep 76: Smart Ways to Maximize Your Inheritance 

An inheritance has the potential to change your life—so make it count! Here’s our advice to make the most of it.

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<span>Ep 75:<b>&#160;</b></span><span>Estate Planning: 5 Simple Steps Part 2</span>

Ep 75: Estate Planning: 5 Simple Steps Part 2

Estate Planning is often difficult for families. Attorney Joan Reed Wilson walks us through what is most essential.

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Ep 74:<b><span>&#160;</span></b><span>Estate Planning: 5 Simple Steps Part 1</span>

Ep 74: Estate Planning: 5 Simple Steps Part 1

Estate Planning is often difficult for families. Attorney Joan Reed Wilson walks us through what’s most essential.

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Ep 73:<b><span>&#160;</span></b><span>Year End Financial Planning Checklist&#160;</span>

Ep 73: Year End Financial Planning Checklist 

Build a rock-solid financial foundation with these planning tips.

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Ep 72:<b><span>&#160;</span></b><span>20 Things You Must Know to be a Confident Investor</span>

Ep 72: 20 Things You Must Know to be a Confident Investor

Fast-forward your retirement planning with these tips on when to start and how much to save.

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Ep 71:<b><span>&#160;</span></b><span>Are You an Above Average Investor?</span>

Ep 71: Are You an Above Average Investor?

The average investor performs poorly compared to the stock and bond markets. How does your portfolio compare?

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<span>Ep 70:<b>&#160;</b></span><span>5 Steps to Retire Smarter During Times Like These</span>

Ep 70: 5 Steps to Retire Smarter During Times Like These

Create the future you imagine, feel confident about money, and worry less by knowing the answers to these 20 questions.

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Ep 69: CT Cancer Foundation&#8217;s John &#38; Jane Ellis Living Their Purpose

Ep 69: CT Cancer Foundation’s John & Jane Ellis Living Their Purpose

Former NY Yankees player John Ellis and his wife Jane talk about Mickey Mantle and the Foundation’s miraculous work.

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Ep 68:<b><span>&#160;</span></b><span></span><span>5 Mistakes to Avoid when You Give to Charity</span>

Ep 68: 5 Mistakes to Avoid when You Give to Charity

Avoid these 5 mistakes when giving so you benefit from your generosity and make a greater impact for charity.

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<span>Ep 67:<b>&#160;</b></span><span>Take Charge of Your 401(k)</span>

Ep 67: Take Charge of Your 401(k)

When you change jobs, what do you do with your old 401(k)? Learn about your options and the pros and cons of each.

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Ep 66:<b>&#160;</b><span>20 Things to Do After a Loved One Passes Away</span>

Ep 66: 20 Things to Do After a Loved One Passes Away

Most people aren't sure what to do after someone dies and the funeral takes place. This list can be indispensable. Listen below & read the blog.

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Ep 65:<b><span>&#160;</span></b><span>ESG, SRI and Impact Investing</span>

Ep 65: ESG, SRI and Impact Investing

Learn the best ways to potentially grow your portfolio and make a lasting impact with your investments.

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<span>Ep 64:<b>&#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.

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Ep 63:<b><span>&#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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Ep 59:<b>&#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?

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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.

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<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.

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<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.

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Ep 55:<b><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.

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Ep 54:<b><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.

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Ep 53:<b><strong><span>&#160;</span></strong></b>Create Financial Abundance &#38; Prosperity, with Ellen Rogin, CFP&#174;, CPA

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/

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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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Ep 51: How to Become a Millionaire &#38; Keep It

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.

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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: 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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Ep 48: 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: 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 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

Ep 26: 2020 Holiday Show With Renee Dinino, iHeart Communities

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: 3 Dimensions Of Wealth

Ep 22: 3 Dimensions 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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