Money's Worth Interviews
"Getting Your Money's Worth", the new TV talk show hosted by Judith West, a
well-known New York manufacturer and longtime guest on other TV and radio talk
shows, is about added value for your dollars and your life.

Kathryn Sollman
 - Co-Founder/Managing Partner, Women@WorkNetwork
Women have always felt pressure in the job market. But this rocky economy has pushed stay-at-home moms back into the job market sooner than planned. Kathryn Sollman, co-founder of Women@WorkNetwork, specializes in helping women shift gears and repackage themselves as professionals. Skills gained while out of the job market can be polished for a resume. She gives tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Nell Merlino
Nell Merlino, author, STEPPING OUT OF LINE, has a message for women: you have to step out of line -- stop waiting for the world to change -- and live the lilfe you want. Stepping out of line means you are taking responsibility for yourself. Merlino, creator of "Take Your Daughter to Work Day", got the motivation for her book while standing in line for the Women's bathroom. Her views make for interesting discussion with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Lamar Smith
If we're sure of anything in this time of economic turmoil, we've seen that the coveted corner office comes with a lot of danger and grief. Lamar Smith, author of THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN THE CORNER OFFICE, weaves a tale of the disaster that comes from having as your primary goal -- high performance and high salary. He discusses real priorities with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Leena Akhtar
 - Exhibits and Archive Director, Museum of American Finance
You may think you've heard all you need to about the credit crisis. Well, we're not out of the woods yet and the Museum of American Finance located on Wall Street has an exhibit tracking the crisis progression. If you still don't understand credit default or deviation, pay a visit. But first, listen to Leena Akhatar. exhibits director, bring the current economic turmoil to life with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Susan Samtur
 - Coupon Queen
Susan Samtur "Cashes In" at the checkout counter. She uses coupons, in-store discounts, manufacturer's rebates and lables to cut her grocery bills by a LOT. The Coupon Queen brings you her system on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. Listen and learn!
Kenneth Purcell
 - Founder/CEO, iSeatz
It's good to hear that hard work and a great idea can still be a home run in the business world. Kenneth Purcell is founder and CEO of iSeatz, a leader in on-line travel and entertainment. Purcell grew an investment of $28,000 and a great idea and vision into a $40,000,000 business. Located in New Orleans, he even had to come back from Hurricane Katrina. No wonder he made INC. MAGAZINE'S list of fastest-growing private companies. Hear his story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Robert C. Dinerstein
 - Board Chairman, Everybody Wins!
Most of us agree that a serious disparity exists between the reading abliities of lower-income and higher-income kids. But Robert Dinerstein, Chairman of Everybody Wins! is doing something about that. His organization, a non-profit literary and mentoring organization, is founded on a simple equation: One Mentor, One Child, One Book at a Time. Listen to him on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. You could win and importantly help a kid on the road to WINNING.
Melissa Bushell
 - Partner/Chef, Baked by Melissa
About a year ago, Melissa Bushell was fired from her job in advertising. What a lucky break! She is a partner in Baked by Melissa, a line of miniature stuffed cupcakes. For you dessert lovers, imagine tasting peanut butter cup, S'mores, cookie dough and much more, all without the past dessert guilt trip. They're bite sized and a value. You'll get your money's worth! Hear her story on GYMW with Judith West.
Catherine Kaputa
Men don't leave their gender at the door, so why should women? Women are accustomed to making stuff: women make the meals, make the house "homey", make babies -- so why not MONEY? Listen to Catherine Kaputa tell Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth how to leverage the female mindset to succeed in business.
Curtis Hill
 - Author, POOR NO MORE
You can control your finances. Just like you may detox your body for health, so you can detox your mind to rid financial actions that are harmful. Take the first step to improving your financial well-being by watching Curtis Hill discuss steps for POOR NO MORE with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. Money management is within reach.
Eric C. Rackow
 - M.D., President/CEO, Senior Bridge
People are living longer. But longer life spans often require skilled caregivers. Particularly for those older citizens and their families who desire living comfortably at home. Listen to Eric Rackow, professor of medicine at New York University and President/CEO of SeniorBridge, outline his company's care management program for older adults and the chronically ill.
Steve Chen
 - Executive Vice-President, Crystal Window and Door Systems
Steve Chen, Executive Vice President of Crystal Window and Door Systems in Queens, New York, was the Obama Administration's New York City exhibit to showcase the Federal Stimulus Bill. Chen, whose company had earlier begun to manufacture energy-saving windows and doors, has seen his business surge as consumers order his redesigned products and, at the same time, qualify for a substantial tax credit. Chen advised Vice-President Joe Biden at an economic forum in New York City: "Keep the little guy going and the country will move in the right direction."
James Taylor / Cara S. David
 - Ph.D., Vice-Chairman, Harrison Group, Inc. / Sr. Vice-President, Corporate Marketing & Integrated Media, AMEX Publishing Corp.
How are the rich holding up in the recession? Well, for starters: 53 percent (more than half) are worried that they could run out of money. Cara David of AMEX Publishing and Dr. James Taylor of he Harrison Group fill in Judith West on Gettting Your Money's Worth with more surveyed results. Is luxury dead? Are folks still eating out? What about name brands? Get some answers and you'll have a few surprises about happiness and spending money.
Laura Mattia
 - MBA, CFP®, Wealth Management Principal, Baron Financial Group
Are you wondering, is this time different…or is it? Is the mattress safer than the bank? How can you get reliable financial planning guidance? Laura Mattia discusses investment strategy with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. "Women, pay special attention!"
Deanna Kirk
 - Jazz Singer
Troubled financial times often present opportunities for "Second Chancers". What seems at first unbearable: termination, marital strife, health problems, -- can be opportunity. The challenge while overwhelming, can be transformation to fulfill a passion. Hear Deanna Kirk, profiled in the NEW YORK TIMES, tell her second-chance story to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Don Gabor
 - Author; Communications Trainer; Conversation Arts Media
How often have you wished you could take your words back? Or on the other hand, have you wanted to say something and didn't know how. Watch us: Judith West, host, Getting Your Money's Worth, and Don Gabor as he discusses his book, "Speaking Your Mind in 101 Difficult Situations.
Theresa S. Bischoff
 - CEO, American Red Cross, Greater New York
Even the Red Cross has gone 21st Century. Yes, the same service organization as always, but now: Disaster Preparation. They're even running full page ads in the large urban newspapers showcasing their backpack or hand held disaster preparation kits. All their other traditional work is still front and center. Watch Theresa Bischoff, CEO of the Greater New York Red Cross, discuss her organization's assistance programs on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Noopur Agarwal / Brian Haveri
 - Director of Public Affairs, MTVU / Winner, Indebted Digital Challenge
College students and their parents are worried. The increasing government and personal debt will fall heavy on your college student. Today's fiscal crisis is your inheritance. MTV's twenty-four hour college network carries a video game, "Debt Ski", intended to teach you how to control your financial future. You're playing to connect the dots between spending and saving. Get the information by watching Noopur Agarwal of MTVU and "Debt Ski" designer Brian Haveri on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Russell K. Portenoy
 - MD; Chairman, Department of Pain Medicine an Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center
Are you one of the thirty-six million Americans who take over-the-counter painkillers? You reach in the medicine cabinet when you have a headache, a sore arm after tennis, or a bad back after gardening. But do you know which painkiller to reach for -- Tylenol, Advil or Aspirin? Listen to Dr. Russell Portenoy, Chairman of the Deaprtment of Pain Medicine at Beth Israel Hospital as he offers his guidelines on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Jonathan Clements
 - Director, Financial Guidance,, Citicorp
You're living in an economic circus. Yet, you still have to pay your mortgage, pay for your kids education and save for your retirement. Jonathan Clements, former Wall Street Journal personal finance columnist, offers common sense guidance in his LITTLE BOOK OF MAIN STREET MONEY. He outlines his twenty-one Truths -- straight talk and practical to you whether you are just graduating or just retiring. Get some good tips from him on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Jerry Shereshewsky
 - CEO,
The "worm has turned" for grandparents. Young people want them, retailers want them, restaurants want them -- there's even a First Grandmother in the White House. Grandparents are twenty-five percent of the population and have more money than any other group. Learn about it from Jerry Shereshewskyon Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
James A. Boyle
 - President, College Parents of America
If these economic times teach anything, it's: Financial Responsibility. Who teaches it? Not banks, not government, and not schools. Who should be teaching how to make informed and responsiblie financial decisions? Parents. View James Boyle, Founder of college Parents, of America, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. It will start you on the path to empowering your teen-agers to be successful, responsible young adults.
Deroy Murdoch
 - Media Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Do you find it easier to talk about race relations since President Obama's election? Will black Americans pride translate into gains for black youth? Deroy Murdock, social commentator, hopes that our President's example leads young black Americans to embrace academic achievement, reject hip-hop culture, and follow his recommendation about wearing a belt. Hear Murdock's views on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Manual A. Alvarado
 - Operation Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Should you refinance your home? Are you elegible for Mortgage Modification? See Manual Alvarado, outreach contact in New York City for the U.S. Department of Housing, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. He highlights information on Freddie and Fanny, how to avoid foreclosures (avoid scam artists) and how to modify your payments if your income has changed. Help is available.
Ruth Taube
 - Director, Home Planning Workshop, The Henry Street Settlement
These days we hear about Wall Street and Main Street, but Getting Your Money's Worth focuses on Henry Street. And an icon of the Henry Street Settlement is Ruth Taube. Ms. Taube runs the Home Planning Workshop where she teaches and has taught generations of women and some men free of charge. She teaches skills -- back in popularity today -- such as knitting, crocheting and upholstery. But, importantly, her program provides a comfort zone for discussion of life -- nutrition, economy and raising kids. By the way, Ms. Taube works on an original Singer sewing machine which she electrified herself.
Dave Muti
 - Author, MORTGAGES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW; Senior Mortgage Planner
Mortgage does not have to be a dirty word. Listen to Dave Muti on Getting Your Money's Worth and learn the top ten mistakes to avoid. You will get value even if you (1) already have a mortgage; (2) don't own but hope to buy; (3) want to refinance; and (4) want to learn about finance.
Gail Maynor
 - Member, Board of Directors, Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation
Active in the campaign to expose our children to the world of work is Gail Maynor. Maynor, a graduate of New York University's Entrepreneurship Program and herself a mother, talks about the importance for parents to teach and mentor their kids about the power and possibility of work and family life. She is on the Baord of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation. Here the involvement of all concerned on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
Svetlana Kogan
 - MD/Founder, Doctors at Trump Place
As the economy continues to disappoint, diners are eager for deals and reastaurants giving them. Supersized slammowhich for breakfast and three pizzas for lunch are available. Fast food chains are calling these "Big Taste Bailout Packages". Dr. Svetlana Kogan breaks down the relationship of fast food and student obesity on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Michael Woolfolk
 - Senior Currency Strategist, Global Markets Division, The Bank of New York Mellon
The dollar is still the asset of first choice in the world. " The U.S. wears its currency on its shirt sleeve as a badge of honor," says Michael Woolfolk, Senior Currency Strategist, Bank of America Mellon, New York. Despite pressure the dollar's pre-eminence continues. Hear Woolfolk on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Michael Meyers
 - President/Executive Director, New York Civil Rights Coalition
Michael Meyers, Executive Director of the New York Civil Rights Coalition and outspoken advocate for civil rights for all victims of discrimination, delivers a current perspective on the status of race relations in the U.S. He answers Attorney General Eric Holder and embraces President Obama's edict: One America, One Human Race. For fresh commentary, listen to him on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Peter Pitts
 - President/Co-Founder, Center for Medicine for the Public Interest; Former FDA Associate Commissioner
As a health care consumer, I'm frustrated and I bet you are too. Peter Pitts, former Associate Commissioner of the Federal Drug Administration, has some experiences and thoughts on the overhaul of this country's health care system. For this huge undertaking, $635 billion dollars has been proposed to be used over the next ten years. Learn more on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Vincent DeVito
 - Energy and Climate Change Attorney, Bowditch & Dewey, LLP
If you're confused about our energy policy, you're not alone. Vincent DeVito, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy, discusses Obama's energy policy goals. One thing we know for sure: the U.S.'s future energy policy will undergo a dramatic shift. One hundred fifty billion dolalrs has been pledged as well as millions of "green" jobs. Hear how this might affect you on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Jennifer Mahran
 - Founder, Charity Begins
People helping people. No bureaucracy. Limited cost. Learn how Charity Begins, began. Two young people and an idea -- now, shoes, toothbrushes, infants' clothing, school supplies and books are traveling to some eighteen underdeveloped countries in bags -- donated. The bags are transported by pleasure travelers checking items with their own baggage and, even in some cases, delivering the transported, donated merchandise to the charity services. An amazing story. Hear Jennifer Mahran describe the process and learn how you can get involved on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
John Galasso / Dr. Alex M. Eingorn
 - Producer, Just Laugh, The Movie / Chiropractor
"A day without laughter is a day wasted," said Charlie Chaplain. So say the crew of Just Laugh -- The Movie. Not only is laughter an outlet to stress relief, but research has shown that a good belly laugh helps promote increased blood circulation and build the immune system. And, no matter religion, politics or language, everyone understands a good laugh. Watch John Galasso, Producer, and Dr. Alex Eingorn, Chiropractor, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Laurence Shatkin
The stimulus package has passed. The plan is to create or preserve some three to four million jobs. Laurence Shatkin writes about those potential jobs in his book: GREAT JOBS IN THE PRESIDENT'S STIMULUS PACKAGE. He gives some sound tips for tapping into the new resources on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Randy Perskin
 - Attorney, Divorce Consultant
Divorce isn't happy and, if possible, best avoided. Best advice: spend enough time with your potential mate to get beyond the initial physical attraction. Get to know the person you're going to spend the rest of your life with. But if it comes to divorce, you should know your rights, obligations and understand how to best navigate the process. Divorce lawyer, consultant Randy Perskin offers some suggestions on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Dr. Margaret L. Furman
 - MD, MPH, Department of Cardiology, Beth Israel Medical Center
Heart disease isn't just a man's disease. In fact, nearly twice as many women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer. But you can control and indeed lessen risk despite age or family history. Learn how from Dr. Margaret Furman on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Dr. Eric Braverman
 - M.D.; Director, Place for Achieving Total Health
Thank that you control your weight through your stomach? "Wrong," says Dr. Eric Braverman. Weight loss occurs in yoru brain. "If you find that losing weight is harder than ever, your brain which starts to age as early as thirty, is the culprit", adds Braverman. Learn more on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
David Walker
 - President/CEO, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Former U.S. Comptroller General
As you read this, the U.S. Treasury is spending one million dollars of taxpayers' money -- that's right -- every five seconds, one million dollars. View former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker talk about government spending: every man, woman and child has a $185,000 mortgage on his head at the present rate. The Honorable Walker says this budget mess is fixable as he talks with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Dr. Betsy McCaughey
 - Founder/Chairman, RID; Former Lt. Gov., State of New York
There is no reason to catch an infection in the hospital. In fact, these hospital-borne infecftions are now called NEVER events. Best way to prevent says Committee to Reduce Infection Disease (RID) Founder Betsy McCaughey: WASH YOUR HANDS. And insist that all hospital personnel do so also, even including the doctor. And on: doctor's stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, hospital scrubs -- they are all "germy and deadly". Learn more ways to avoid infection on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Karen Sherman
Does it feel as though your life is out of control? That you are behaving as if on "auto-pilot"? It's true: you may have little control over many aspects of your life, but you can control your reactions. Karen Sherman, Ph.D., offers tips and skills on ways to choose change. you do not have to live frozen in old habits. Sherman elaborates on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Diane Kirschner
 - Ph.D.; Author, LOVE IN 90 DAYS
There are forty-one million single males in the United States! Why can't you find one? Dr. Diana Kirschner has a strategy that's like a "boot camp" for love. "No", to dating one person at a time. "Yes", to on-line dating. Is it possible to find Love in 90 Days? Dr. Kirschner explains how on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Henry J. Stern
 - Director,
Henry Stern, former New York City Parks Commissioner under Mayor Rudolph Juliani and icon in New York City's political life, talks about the political system in New York State and in the country generally. He comments on the likelihood of change in the system, and the disconnect between politicans and their electorate. Stern comments to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Army Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata
We are being asked to sacrifice, to contribute to our country's well-being. Brigadier General Anthony Tata, Commander of the 10th Mountain Division in Afghanistan, is not only sacrificing but he is contributing royalties from his book, SUDDEN THREAT, to the USO Wounded Warrioirs Program. The General wrote his book on terror and was from the battleground. Log on to Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West for the whole story. When you buy the book, you get a good read and contribute to Wounded Warriors.
Sally C. Pipes
 - President/CEO, Pacific Research Institute
President Elect Obama has promised to do what Clinton and Bush didn't: provide successful health care. But: how successful and do we as consumers, want it? Sally Pipes, economist, Canadian and American citizen, says, "We don't". She claims, "If you think health care is expensive now, just wait until it's free." Watch her discuss her views on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Marion Nestle
 - Professor of Nutrition, New York University; Author, WHAT TO EAT
Good News! Eating in has been substituted for eating out. Times are tough and your budget has forced cutbacks. Don't dispair. There are real benefits to home cooking for you and your loved ones. As a friend recently said, "If I eat out Saturday and Sunday, I weigh three to five pounds more on Monday." Hear New York University Nutrition Professor Marion Nestle's point of view on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Mark Volchek
 - Founder/CFO, Higher One
We are told that the economy needs entrepreneurs. Are entrepreneurs taught or born? What's the difference in a dreamer versus a doer? How do you nurture the excitement of doing something in yourself or your kid? Listen to Mark Volchek,who while still in school with two other college pals founded a national finance services company catering to colleges and students, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
John A. Prestbo
 - Editor and Executive Director, Dow Jones Indexes
Do you still doubt that we live in a global economy? Hear John Prestbo, director of the Dwo Jones Index, explain his recently introduced Global Dow Jones Index. This Global Dow Jones tracks countries from all around the world in all industries. Two years ago, Prestbo was thinking about retirement. Listen to him now as he discusses retirement in a declining economy on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Anthony Napoli
 - President, Briggs
If you're running a small business, now is the time to be even more creative in maintaining your client base and in cutting expenses. Remember the courage it took to start your business. Rechannel that energy to now push an extra mile beyond those stymied in their tracks. Hear Anthony Napoli describe his marketing savvy on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Charles J. Hynes
 - District Attorney, Kings County, New York; Founder, Legal Lives
The crime rate in Brooklyn, once considered one of the ten leading crime-ridden communities in the U.S., is down significatnly; due in no small part to District Attorney Charles J. Hynes. Brooklyn's top prosecutor takes seriously not only prosecuting but going after causes of crimes in the first place. His Legal Lives program takes the D.A.'s staff into fourth grade classrooms to teach kids about making choices in life that prevent juvenile delinquency. He wants kids to understand, all citizens, for the common good, must live within the law. Learn about this extraordinary program on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Cindy Olsen
Olson, a twenty-three year Enron employee and the first Enron exectuive to testify in front of Congress, tells what she proclaims to be the truth, so help her God, about Enron. By now, you've formed your own opnion. Listen to Olson's opinion on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Debbie Mandel
Are you "crazy busy"? Have a million things to do? Have trouble sleeping? University Professor Debbie Mandel says you may be "addicted" to stress. If all you know is feeling pressured, listen to Mandel discuss her Seven Step Program to overcome daily stress. You'll Get Your Money's Worth.
JJ Ramberg
 - Co-Founder,
You can give to your favorite charity without giving. Just shop with Well-known retailers -- Target, Macy's, Best By and Barnes & Noble, among others, contribute a significant portion of purchase prices to your favorite charity. It's a form of philanthropy that works. I know because I tried it. Listen to JJ Ramberg explain on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
John R. Campbell
 - Founder and CEO, MyVetwork
John Campbell, two time Purple Heart recipient in the Marines, has founded, a non-profit social network for families of the U.S. Military. This network connects families for support. Familes don't live on bases as in other conflicts. This social network creates a community. Listen to Campbell on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Alyce Zollman
 - AAMS, V.P., Financial Consultant, Charles Schwab & Co.
Are you one of the seventy-eight million Baby Boomers turning 60? By the way, this happens in the U.S. every eight seconds. If so, you are already changing traditional expectations and certainly redefining aging. But what about your money? How do Boomers keep from going bust? Hear Alyce Zollman, fiannacial consultant at Charles Schwab, discus her tips with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Tim Stark
How hungry are you for a good tomato? Tim Stark, accidental tomato farmer, grows them. If you're eating at a four-star restaurant in New York City, you may well be eating his tomatoes, hot chilil peppers, and other veggies. Why is he an accidental farmer? He graduated from Princeton with plans to write. Instead, he owns a farm in Pennsylvania and supports his family by working the dirt. Okay, and he writes. See him with his book on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Ardice Farrow and Heidi Reagan
With holidays added to all other daily stress, are you racing around with no time to enjoy yourself, your friends and family? Slow down. No need to perfect your Super Woman image. Listen to Farro and Reagan, co-foundres of Wake Up Women, tell you how to start. They're on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Susan Shapiro Barash
 - Author, LITTLE WHITE LIES, Deep Dark Secrets; THE NEW WIFE
How different is the life of a wife in the twenty-first century? Is there still a struggle for equality or is being a wife today similar to what it was for your mother? And, okay, has the social landscape of today made it easier and safer to life -- yes, lie as in not telling the truth. Hear Susan Shapiro Barash, Professor of Gender Studies, reveal some of her truths on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Hannah Seligson
In these times it's tough to find a job and equally tough to succeed. Right now, the right advice at the start of your career can make a huge difference. Hear how to develop the single best office tool: a thick skin. And for women: how to develop that smart spot -- the middle ground between "bitch" and "doormat". Hannah Seligsun, Author, New Girl on the Job, gives her battleworn advice to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Phoebe Damrosch
Phoebe Damrosch, one of two female captains at four-star restaurants in New York City, lays down the gauntlet on -- get this -- what diners have a right to expect. How about this -- "Right to have your reservation honored..." -- "Right to enough light to read your menu..." -- "Right to hear your dining companions speak..." -- Sounds good to me, so far. For more, watch Damrosch on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Erik Goldman
Health care is referred to as the "health crisis". No one eis happy: not patients, not doctors. Patients and doctors are looking for new solutions. Medical journalist Erik Goldman suggesgts a serious look at integrating holistic, natural medicine with health care. Prevention is a major benefit of this approach. The "why" of this integrated health model is discussed on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Jennifer Barrett
If there was ever a time to hear how to spend smarter and save better -- without sacrificing your social life -- it's now! Learn how five smart women with varied careers joined together to form a money club -- it's like Weight Watchers with money. You'll enjoy listening to Jennifer Barrett talk about the Five Smart Cookies Guide to Making Dough on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Ross Johnston
 - Vice-President, Business Development, Dotster, Inc.
The twenty-first Century version of business on the golf course is the blending of social networking and your brand's media website. It's all about sharing brand ideas and content with your clients and their clients. Friends become clients, clients become part of a community; it's word-of-mouth marketing and a lot of BUZZ! Ross Johnston expands on the Social Networking phenomenon with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Mitch Cohen
 - Franchisee, HomeVestors
The real estate market has few bright spots. But for buyers who are qualified, HomeVestors, Inc., is a phone call worth making. And for homeowners who are forced to sell, HomeVestors, Inc., is also a phone call away. As always listen carefully and wait a few days to decide. Mitch Cohen describes the philosophy behind his company with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Jennifer Openshaw
 - President/Co-Founder, WeSeed
Never has it been so important for folks to understand what stocks they own. Jennifer Openshaw describes her website (soon to launch), Openshaw says invest in who you know -- fashion, food, health and beauty. Buy small and watch. You can't depend on Wall street to watch your money. Hear Openshaw on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Robert G. James
 - President, Enterprise Asset Management, Inc.
Gas prices tumbled down. OPEC is "sweating" too low prices. Americans used less, gas prices fell. Sound like old-fashioned Supply and Demand. Hear Robert James, former university professor, oil driller and owner of Asset Management Company, explain on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Virginia Morris
In 2007 Hallmark sold 85,000 Happy 100th Birthday Cards. By the end of 2010, the oldest baby boomers -- 76 million of them -- will turn 65. At the same time that baby boomer's parents are also aging. Who will take care of all these aging parents? Virginia Morris, caretaker herself and author of HOW TO CARE FOR AGING PARENTS, is a nationally recognized authority on parent care. But she's also a daughter who believed it was her responsibility to take care of her Mom. After all, hadn't her Mom taken care of her? Morris speaks out about this dilemma faced by millions on Getting Your Money's worth with Judith West.
John D. McCann
 - Managing Director, Survival Resources
John McCann at all times carries with him an Altoids mint tin. But don’t ask him for a mint. That tin is instead packed with twenty provisions intended as survival supplies. In fact, the tin itself can double as a mini frying pan. McCann's experience as a former Marine drill instructor grew into his Survival Resource Company following Hurricane Katrina. Hear him on Getting Your Money's Wroth with Judith West.
Laura H. Mattia
 - Wealth Management Principal, Baron Financial; Advisor, NAPFA (National Association of Professional Financial Advisors)
Who couldn't use financial advice? The good news is Your Money Bus Tour is going coast to coast to assist in financial planning. Aboard each bus are qualified advisors. The bus tours are sponsored by Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. Advisor Laura Mattias provides the details on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Eric Singer
 - President, Congressional Effect Management
Eric Singer, manager of Congressional Effect Funds, invests his funds assets only when Congress is not in session. Years of frustration with Congressional action has fueled his investment strategy. Researching a decade of market performance has bolstered his investing philosophy. Hear him on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Gary Taubes
 - Author, GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control and Disease
Are you eating less but not losing weight? Join the crowd. Gary Taubes, award-winning journalist for SCIENCE MAGAZINE, presents convincing evidence debunking this notion. He flies in the face of 50 years of nutritional theory regarding weight loss. In his book, GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES, he argues persuasively that the solution to avoiding getting fat is not the number of calories eaten, but the kind. Should you doubt his hypothesis , look around at the escalating obesity epidemic. But find out for yourself. Listen to him on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Joe Bagnoli
 - Associate Provost for Enrollment and Academic Services, Berea College
Is college tuition breaking the bank in your household? Are you a graduate still paying off your loans? There is a college in the U.S. where you can graduate debt-free. It's called Berea and is located in the Appalachian region of central Kentucky. You can go to Berea with nothing but what you can carry and graduate debt-free. Joseph Bagnoli, Associate Provost for Enrollment, calls it "the best education money can't buy". Who can go, how is it financed? Find out by listening to Bagnoli on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Ms. Ruth Wooden
 - Board Chairmen, Civic Ventures; President, Public Agenda
Have you noticed the odd imbalance in this country? We are starving for experienced, wise mentors in our schools, our senior citizens' centers, in our hospitals. And we are enriched with a large number of sixty-five plus in age talented, experienced retirees. How to bridge that gap? Listen to Ruth Wooden, chaiman of the board of Civic Ventures, offer some very good suggestions on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Kal Chany
 - Founder/President, Campus Consultants; Author, PAYING FOR COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING BROKE
Tuition at New York University and Columbia is over $50,000. Tuition at CUNY, $4,000. Should you or your kid incur an additional quarter of a million dollars for a college degree? How much financial aid is your son or daughter going to get? Kal Chany breaks it down on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Donna M. Dazzo
 - President, Designed to Appeal
Whether buyer or seller, you should know about home styling specialists. Sellers love their family photos and heirloom "tchatckas." and buyers look at them as clutter. Staging specialists see your house with buyer's eyes. They flip the presentation of house to home for SOMEONE ELSE. Check this concept out with Donna Dazzo, president of Designed to Appeal, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Ronald M. Caplan
 - M.D., Author, LONG LIFE, A Survival Strategy
Last year Hallmark sold 85,000 Happy One Hundredth Birthday Cards. Dr. Ronald Caplan predicts women can live productive, fulfilling lives well beyond the Biblical threesome and ten. His strategy: view Dr. Caplan on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
John McWhorter
 - Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Author, ALL ABOUT THE BEAT: Why Hip-Hop Can't Save Black America
Hip Hop is a category of music here to stay. Enjoyable, fun to listen to; but, music. The tendency to think rap music will provide political access or solve poverTy and provide increased employment is without merit. John McWhorter suggests that all that energy be redirected toward active problem solving. Hear some of his thougths on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Dr. Michael Osit
 - Author, GENERATION TEXT: Raising Well-Adjusted Kids in an Age of Instant Everything
Does your teen-ager go on the internet, see something he wants (not needs), calls you on your cell, types in your credit card (or his) and immedately gets what he wants? Dr. Michael Osit talks about this discussing his book -- RAISING WELL-ADJUSTED KIDS IN AN AGE OF "INSTANT EVERYTHING" --- with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Cameron Stracher
 - Professor, New York Law School; Author, DINNER WITH DAD
What makes a successful lawyer living the American Dream, risk his secure lifestyle? Cameron Stracher changes his family's lifestyle so he can have dinner with them at least five nights a week. He explains changing from Absent Dad to Nourishing Dad on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Paula Lukats
 - Executive Director, Just Food
Do you crave food off the farm produce? You remember the kind: tomatoes that have a taste, peaches that have an aroma, and corn -- well, you remember: bushels of corn with firm kernals and no barren spots. Just Food makes this possible with community-supported agriculture. Hear Paula Lukats expain on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
Belinda Chang
 - Wine Director, Museum of Modern Art
All art lovers world-wide flock to MOMA in New York City. Now add wine aficionados. The restaurant, Modern in Moma , has an international wine list directed by wine sommelier, Belinda Chang. And don't be afraid to order a glass. They serve so many patrons wine in a beautiful glass without ordering a bottle. Sommelier Chang tells you herself on Geting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Liz Berney, Esq.
 - Attorney and Congressional Candidate
How many times have you asked yourself: "Why can't we get honest, hard-working American citizens in Congress?" Well, you can. Listen to Liz Berney, running for Congress against an entrenched incumbent, tell you how on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
Mickey Sherman
Mickey Sherman, criminal defense lawyer, says: "Yes, I can defend those people. That's how I make a living." Are there any crimes he won't defend? Hear Mickey give a candid interview on the workings of our legal system on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
Kenneth W. Grobach
 - Author, THE AGE CURVE
The message of the book, THE AGE CURVE, seems so obvious, I'm wondering why I didn't think of it. You will, too, as you listen to business forecaster Kenneth Grobach tell everyone in business that "it's all in the numbers". What's the real issue behind consumerism? Shifting generations. Size matters. Hear the discussion on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Alicia Martinez
 - Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Your Metro card bought you a ride with the MTA and a rare chance to read a poem. But now, your ride (for no extra charge) comes with a series called "Train of Thought". You'll get selections from great thinkers in history, philosophy, science and literature. Learn more about this program on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Jennifer 8 Lee
Is there a General Tso? What's the most popular wedding day in the year for the Chinese? Do you know about the Great Kosher Duck Scandal? How did 110 people win in Powerball. All had the six right numbers? Watch Jennifer 8 Lee on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West and learn the answers.
Jaime Peters
 - Program Coordinator, The White House Project
We know that Hillary Clinton isn't going to be Commander-in-Chief. But did her fight for that office open up doors for women? Jaime Peters, program director for the White House Project, which trains women to enter politics, says it does. This organization has trained close to 2,000 women in the last three years -- 35 and younger -- to hold office. Learn about this on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Maggie Jackson
How did we get to the point where we keep one eye on the Blackberry and one eye on our spouse -- in bed. We can contact millions of people world-wide, so why is it so hard to schedule a simple family dinner? Hear Maggie Jackson, author of DISTRACTED, tell what we can do aout it on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Marianne J. Legato
 - M.D., F.A.C.P., P.C.
Do you think men hear differently? Do you think women don't give up? Well, "Right on both counts", says Dr. Marianne Legato, professor of medicine at Columbia University and author of WHY MEN NEVER REMEMBER AND WOMEN NEVER FORGET. Hear her tips for turning men into better listeners and women into focused-on-topic speakers on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Jim Bouchard
Jim Bouchard turned his success in the martial arts to success in business. This "Karate Guy" who has achieved a Black Belt explains his use of power to gain personal and professional success on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Eugene M. Lang
 - Founder and Chairman Emeritus , I Have a Dream Foundation
Twenty-five years ago Eugene Lang, gave a graduation speech to sixth graders in East Harlem, encouraging them to see this as the first of several graduations. Hearing that indeed college was probably not a realilty, Lang offered to pay for each child's college education. At that moment was born the "I Have Dream" Foundation. Hear his story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Carl Ballenas / Victoria L. Brown-Douglas
 - Teacher, Immaculate Conception School, Jamaica Estates, NY; Historian and Author / Professor, St. John's University School of Law
Carl Ballenas, teacher extraordinaire, teams with Professor Victoria Brown-Douglas of St. John's University, to teach his kids a moment in history -- The Desegregation of Jamaica School War 1895-1900 -- through re-enacting the courtroom battle. Kids research at Queens Public Library; St. John's law students mentor Immaculate Conception School students. A community mentoring kids. What Good News! Hear more on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Steven Maglio
 - Vocalist, Tribute to Frank Sinatra
"Start Spreading the News" -- U.S. Postal Service has issued a gorgeous blue stamp commemorating old "Blue Eyes" himself -- Frank Sinatra. Sinatra's voice has lived on as has the songs. Hear Steven Maglio sing a few bars of some of Sinatra's classics -- songs that tell a story -- on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Dr. Evelyn Higgins
Dr. Evelyn Higgins links wisdom that comes with age to the mystery of happiness. This former advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General on Women's Fitness tells how to live a happier life on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Bill Rappel
 - National Director, Computers for Youth; America Forward Advisory Board
Bill Rapel in his capacity as national director for Computers for Youth is on the Advisory Board of America Forward, a coalition of non-profits that work together for a better strategy to solve domestic issues -- education, poverty, health. His own organization puts computers in the homes of low-income students using the tool as a rallying point around which the entire family can involve themselves. Hear Bill describe his mission on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. ,
Iris Chen
 - President/CEO, I Have a Dream Foundation
Twenty-five years ago Eugene Lang, founder of I Have a Dream Foundation, had a vision for sixth graders at his old elementary school in East Harlem -- they would graduate and go to college. Since then, some 60,0000 "Dreamers" have been identified. They are mentored, funded and coached through the college process. View Iris Chen, CEO, and Anthony Ron and Job Bridgett, themselves Dreamers, as they describe the mission and value of "I have a Dream" on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Mark Goldsmith
 - Founder, Getting Out and Staying Out
Ordinary Americans do extraordinary things. Hear Goldsmith describe his Getting Out and Staying Out Program, operating with volunteers at Rikers Island. There, retired executives teach inmates how to find and keep a job. Every released inmate gets a tool kit with an alarm clock, metro card, resume and condoms. He tells his story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Lynn Rollins
 - Board Member, WISER (Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement); Certified Financial Planner and Real Estate Broker
Women started buillding retirement funds later. And even in the 20th Century, women remain naïve and ill-informed as to their retirement options. Lynn Rollins of WISER, discusses their options as well as provides other tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West
Donna Cutting
 - Author, THE CELEBRITY EXPERIENCE, Insider Secrets to Delivelring Red-Carpet Customer Service
Imagine a world where you called customer service and a human being answered. Imagine walking into a retail store and getting "red-carpet" treatment. It can happen. Hear Donna Cutting talk about the celebrity experience on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Jon Vandegrift
 - General Manager, Shake Shack
Craving a Chicago style hot dog in New York City? Or a mid-western style ice-cold root beer float? Well, maybe a California style burger with potato bun and mayo. Hear Jon Vandegrift, general manager of Shake Shack, describe this unique food kiosk under Restaurateur Danny Meyer's umbrella on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Jim Lukaszewski
 - Crises Communication Specialist and Author, WHY SHOULD THE BOSS LISTEN TO YOU?
What's wrong with today's leaders? Can you teach leadership? Do you believe there is a lack of integrity among today's CEO's? View Jim Lukaszewski on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Mark E. Seitelman
 - Attorney, Law Offices, P.C.
Who pays for workplace injuries? What are the rights of people injured in workplace accidents? Should there be a cap on jury awards for personal injury? Listen to Mark Seitelman, Attorney, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Dennis Blitz
Are you worried about your retirement? Are you saving for your future? Dennis Blitz in SAVE SMART, EARN MORE says that investing your money smartly is the key. "No one can save enough to make up for poor investment performance." What is the most important questions as an investor you must ask? Find out on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Alexandra Lebenthal
 - President/CEO, Alexandra & James, Inc.
Wall Street icons Alexandra and her father, Jim, are back as Alexandra & James. They take care of your money with respect -- respect that comes from three generations of family-business owners started by Grandma Lebenthal. They stand for family integrity. She'll tell you herself on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Angie Hicks
 - Founder, Angie's List
Did you sit home all day waiting for a plumber? In need of an electrician and you don't know who to call? Call Angie. Her list of service providers has been reviewed and rated by homeowners like you. Angie's List puts reliable information at your fingertips. See her on Getting Your Money's Worth With Judith West.
Jenn Savedge
Jenn is a parent who doesn't want to raise her children in a world full of toxens. She's full of tips and easy to do ideas for becoming a Green Parent. She's a great resource for parents looking to incorporate earth friendliness into their family's lifestyle. Learn more onGetting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Greg Karp
 - Author, LIVING RICH BY SPENDING SMART, How to Get More Out of What You Really Want
Spending too much? Instead, change to spending smart. "Spending smart can even inspire your sex life," says Greg Karp who gives tips from his book, LIVING RICH BY SPENDING SMART on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Alan Klayman
 - Founder,
Retired and afraid of running out of money. Thinking about retiring and wondering how much you need? Listen to Alan Klayman explain how to plan for both with My Income Strategy on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Sarah Maria Dreisbach
 - Founder, Break Free Beauty
Our culture reveres youth and thin. Still, this country has an obesity problem. Listen to Sarah Maria Dreisbach discuss how she rid herself of a negative body obsession and moved on to found Break Free Beauty on Getting Your Moneys Worth with Judith West.
Dr. Nir Barzilai
 - Director, Institute for Aging Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Nir Barzilai, former Chief of Medicine of the Israeli Army, directs the Institute for Aging. He profiles the centenarian -- that's right -- 100 year olds. Listen to see if you have the components for successful aging on Getting Yoru Money's Worth with Judith West.
Jack Mitchell
 - Author, HUG YOUR PEOPLE; CEO, Mitchell's/Richards/Marshs
Jack Mitchell and family own the most successful independent retail stores in the country. How? He fosters a culture of niceness with his customers and his employees. His books, HUG YOUR CUSTOMERS and HUG YOUR PEOPLE, blueprint his family's success. He's on Getting Your Moneys Worth with Judith West.
Simon Sinek
 - Founder, SINEK PARTNERS, Corporate Refocusing
How often have you had to deal with a company's customer service department? Have you ever thought, "If that company's employees treated customers right, there would be no need for customer service departments." Simon Sinek, founder of his own company, inspiring action, talks about how to build customer loyalty on Getting Your Moneys Worth with Judith West.
Robert Shemin
If you're working hard, playing by the rules and broke, listen to Robert Shemin. Voted "least likely to succeed", yet author of HOW COME THAT IDIOT'S RICH AND I'M NOT? Oh, he's the rich idiot.
Henry J. Stern
 - Director,
On Getting Your Money's Worth, Henry Stern, New York City public servant for over forty years, discusses the motivation and actions of politicians. He's got a theory that the "smarter the politician, the more 'off-track' the personality." Listen to Getting Your Money's Worth for a rare insight into the minds of public servants.
Jane Hirschman
 - Founder/Co-Chairwoman, Time Out From Testing
Jane Hirschman, founder of Time Out From Testing, believes New York City's public school kids are over-tested. Hear what her group has to say about "high stakes" testing, K-12, on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Jeri Sedlar
 - Author, DON'T RETIRE, REWIRE, Second Edition
If you think you've planned for retirement because your finances are in order; well, think again. Retirement is not a perpetual vacation and your spouse doesn't want to spend all that exra time with you. What does work? Listen to Judith West interview Jeri Sedlar, author of DON'T RETIRE, REWIRE.
Christine Karpinski
No matter what your stage in life, second homes provide options and, even in a fluctuating real estate market, provide income opportunities. For fun, for retirement, for investment, whatever your goals may be, listen to Christine Karpinski offer tips on Getting Your Money's Worth, with Judith West.
Robin Nagle
 - Ph.D., Anthropologist-in-Residence, New York City Department of Sanitation; Faculty, New York University
Robin Nagle, Doctor of Anthropology, on the faculty of New York University, also practices her science with the New York City Department of Sanitation. Dr. Nagle, in her pursuit, learned how to operate a sanitation truck and worked the job of a sanitation person. It's a good story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Burton Rocks
Burton Rocks developed a fine friendship with Jackie Robinson's daughter while authoring WHAT I LEARNED FROM JACKIE ROBINSON. He talks about the Paul O'Neil memoir as well as the friendship between Jack Klugman and Tony Randal.
Christina Eckert
Are there Wackos in your life? Christina Eckert talks about how to spot Wackos and what to do to cope with them in your family or in the workplace. She authored WINNING AGAINST THE WACKOS.
Liz Pulliam Weston
 - Personal Finance Columnist, MSN Money; Author, EASY MONEY
How much would you love to get your finances in order? Start by putting everything on line. Liz Weston tells how in her book, EASY MONEY, seen on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Dave Melton
 - Domino's Pizza Franchisee
Is the American Dream still alive and well? See for yourself as you view Dave Melton, franchisee of five Domino Pizza stores, relate his success and successes of his employees on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Sheryl McCarthy
 - Columnist, NEWSDAY; Distinguished Lecturer in Journalism, Queens College
Would a female with Obama's background be this far in the Presidential race? Sheryl McCarthy, columnist for Newsday, says, "No". Listen to her views on this and other societal issues on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
John McWhorter
John McWhorter, Manhattan Institute Fellow, discusses the missing ingredient in this country's politicians. Hear him on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Brett Wilder
 - Certified Financial Planner; Author, THE QUIET MILLIONAIRE
Brett Wilder, financial adviser and author of THE QUIET MILLIONAIRE, reveals his formula for avoiding financial trouble. Hear his tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West and download his worksheets on
Michelle Jean
 - Owner, Ginger's Restaurant; Contributor, GO GREEN EAST HARLEM COOKBOOK
Michelle Jean, owner of Ginger's Restaurant in New York City and contributor to the GO GREEN EAST HARLEM COOKBOOK, explains the connection between healthy eating and the East Harlem Urban Community, a fresh concept fostered by Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer.
Dick Morris
 - Political Author, Newspaper Columnist, Commentator and Co-author of OUTRAGE, an expose of the abuses in our political system
Are you fed up with a do-nothing Congress? Are you sick of lobbyists? Are you tired of supporting the bloat in this country? Dick Morris is. And he details this and more in his book, OUTRAGE.
Bill McGowan
 - Founder/CEO, Clarity Media Group, Specializing in Visume - a two and a half minute visual resume
Is college worth it? Worrying about how you're going to pay for it? And after you or your kid graduates, how are either of you going to stand out in the crowded field looking for a job? "Getting Your Money's Worth" with Judith West provides some answers from her guests Kal Chany, authur of "How to Pay For College Without Going Broke" and Bill McGowan, Clarity Media Group, who developed the Visume (video resume).
Ari Ginsberg
 - Harold Price Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Director, The Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, New York University Stern School of Business
Are you wondering how to start your own business? Should your kids go to school to learn how to be an entrepreneur? How can entrepreneurship lead to a better balanced life for a woman? “Getting Your Money’s Worth” with Judith West, host, has some answers as Dr. Ari Ginsberg, Director of Entrepreneurial Studies at New York University, faces this dilemma.
Diane Mehta
 - Freelance Writer and Entrepreneurial Mom Articles for NEW YORK TIMES, ATLANTIC MONTHLY, NEW YORK MAGAZINE and NEW YORK POST, among many others.
Are you wondering how to start your own business? Should your kids go to school to learn how to be an entrepreneur? How can entrepreneurship lead to a better balanced life for a woman? “Getting Your Money’s Worth” with Judith West, host, has some answers as Diane Mehta, freelance journalist and mother of a three-year old, faces this dilemma.
Leslie Bennetts
 - Author of THE FEMININE MISTAKE: Are We Giving Up Too Much?
Where do you stand on the “Mommy Wars”? --- the debate over women opting out of careers to be “stay-at-home” Moms? Listen to Leslie Bennetts, author of THE FEMININE MISTAKE, as she provides information and tools helpful for decision-making on “Getting Your Money’s Worth” with Judith West
Beth Feldman
 - Vice President, CBS Communications Group and Co-founder of Co-author with her partner Yvette Manessis Corporon of PEEING IN PEACE.
Where do you stand on the “Mommy Wars”? --- the debate over women opting out of careers to be “stay-at-home” Moms? Listen to Beth Feldman, author of PEEING IN PEACE, as she provides information and tools helpful for decision-making on “Getting Your Money’s Worth” with Judith West
Adina Klein / Nancy J. Thomas
 - Editor in Chief, VOGUE KNITTING, KNIT 1 / VP, Creative Services, Tahki Stacy Charles Yarn Company
Do you believe knitting is for gray-haired old ladies? Well, it's not. Knitting is the Rock 'n Roll of crafts. Adina Klein and Nancy J. Thomas talk and display the "cutting edge" of needle art.
Alison Baker / Isabel Spencer
 - Author, IT'S GOOD TO BE A WOMAN / Director, Annie Tinker Foundation
Allison Baker, author of IT'S GOOD TO BE A WOMAN, and Isabel Spencer reflect on the era of entering the work world in the early 1960's. That was the first era of college educated women to pursue a serious career determined to balance that professional career and family. That era of women opened many doors but still in the 21st Century, the "mommy" wars persist.
Anahad O'Connor
Is it true what they say about chicken soup curing a cold? Does eating at midnight make you fat? Are bald men more virile? Do cell phones cause brain cancer? Watch Getting Your Money's Worth to learn the truth about these and other familiar old wive's tales.
Brother Brian Carty, FSC
 - Founder of De La Salle Academy, Co-Educational Middle School
How does 81 year old Arnold Blume, a substitute teacher, retain discipline and order in the classroom? Where are low-income minority kids learning interpersonal skills and at the same time achieving in reading and math. Listen to the founder of De La Salle Academy, Brother Brian Carty, discuss his methods on “Getting Your Money’s Worth” with Judith West.
Diana Senechal
 - Seasoned Teacher of ESL at IS 223 in Brooklyn, New York, and Outspoken Critic of Problems Teachers Face in a Bureaucratic System
Diana Senechal is an ESL Teacher in an intermediate school in New York City, and outspoken critic of problems teachers face, who wants to be free to "teach". She speaks out for freedom from the bureaucracy of the system.
Andrea Nierenberg
 - President, The Nierenberg Group; Author, MILLION DOLLAR NETWORKING
The best tools for networking are a smile and a handshake. But Andrea Nierenberg, author of MILLION DOLLAR NETWORKING, expands on your network tool kit. Let her tell you a few tips for building business relationships.
Dr. Dale Atkins
 - Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Lecturer and Commentator, Author, SANITY SAVERS
Does it seem like life is even more demanding? Do you find yourself wishing for time to wind down? Dr. Dale Atkins suggests useful tips for balancing life in SANITY SAVERS on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Barbara Borowiec
 - Owner, Barb's Harley Davidson, Philadelphia, PA
Tired of Tupperware and Avon parties? Try a Harley Davidson garage party. Yes, biking for women with clothes to match. Barbara Borowiec's showroom sells and trains women, the fastest growing part of the motorcycle business. According to Barb, "Your sex appeal goes up 70 percent when you put yourself on a Harley."
Elizabeth P. Anderson
 - CFA, Beekman Wealth Advisory, LLC
Investing money is not for the amateur. Elizabeth Anderson discusses what kind of financial advisors are best suited to protect your investment.
Susan M. Davis
 - Chair, The Grameen Foundation
Bette Yee
 - Director of Programs for the Women's Venture Fund
Virginia Bentz, Ph.D.
 - Author, QUICK GUIDE TO GOOD KIDS, Eight Ways to Teach Your Kids Gratitude This Holiday Season
Virgina Bentz in her book, QUICK GUIDE TO GOOD KIDS, presents pragmatic tips for successful parenting. She reminds us that parents affect the generation of their own kids as well as future generations. A good listen on Getting Your Money's Worth during this hectic holiday season.
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