Finance

Economic Outlook for 2018

Jan 3, 2018
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Our panel discusses the economic forecast for Maine in the year ahead.

Guests:
Amanda Rector, Maine State Economist

Yellow Light Breen, Maine Development Foundation President and CEO


Equifax and Personal Credit & Finance

Sep 12, 2017
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As news of the massive Equifax cyberattack continues to reverberate, we have the author of the new book, “Creditworthy” join us  to discuss the hack, the history of credit and why it is so important in today’s world.  Two personal finance experts will also join our conversation to answer listener questions about personal credit and finance.

Credit Unions & Banks

Aug 7, 2017
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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a credit union and a bank?  We’ll learn about the different services and products these financial institutions offer, and how the world of personal finance is changing, thanks in large part to technological advances.

Guests:  Todd Mason, President & CEO of the Maine Credit Union League

Christopher Pinkham, President & CEO of the Maine

Bankers Association

Financial Literacy

Aug 25, 2014
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The importance of being financially literate.  Take part in a conversation about the importance of understanding personal finances.  Credit scores, credit worthiness and having the right credit card can all have a huge impact on not just your financial well-being but also potential employment and housing opportunities. A panel of experts weighs in on how best to be financially literate.

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Much has been made about impact of the baby boom generation - on everything from the divorce rate to health care to politics to the workplace.  Well, here's another one:  the baby boom generation will have a huge impact on how money is redistributed in this country.  As boomers retire - or die - an estimated 59-trillion dollars will be passed on to heirs and to charities - 29-billion in Maine alone.   The phenomenon is known as the "wealth transfer."  We look at the effect of the wealth transfer - with those who are giving the money, those who are receiving it, and those who are overseeing