Category: Personal Finance

Black Founders Development Program launched by Accenture to provide investment, mentorship, community and support

According to a recent study, black founders of companies receive less than 1% of all venture capital funding, which in the U.S. alone, totaled approximately $130 billion. A Kauffman Foundation analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data found that 28% of Black entrepreneurs’ profits were limited by lack of access to capital. Accenture has launched the Black Founders Development Program, and the Black Founders Development Fund. Kathryn Ross, Open Innovation Global Lead and Black Founders Development Program Lead at Accenture is my guest.

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Delivering Seamless Client Experiences In A Changing Landscape

As client expectations continue to shift and face-to-face interactions are limited, companies have had to pivot quickly or improve upon their existing client care models to create more meaningful and personalized experiences in order to meet clients’ changing needs. Joining me to celebrate National Customer Service Week, Holly O’Neill, Chief Client Care Executive, Bank of America, to talk about how clients and companies are both redefining the client experience.

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Study Finds Americans are Reconsidering Investing In Higher Education Due to Covid-19

According to a new Edward Jones and Morning Consult study, since the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the education sector, Americans are reconsidering investing in higher education.

My guest is Nela Richardson, a principal strategist for Edward Jones, we talk about the details of the survey, revealing concerns over education investment, and some tools that are currently available to help assist you with planning for college.

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Airing This Week July 24-26, 2020 on TALK! with AUDREY TV

As homes have become school for millions of children, parents across the country are caring for families in new ways. With the extra time at home comes extra time to involve kids in the day-to-day chore responsibilities. Lifestyle expert and mom Brooke Parkhurst has tips to teach kids valuable lessons through chores while they are spending time at home. Planning for retirement can be daunting and with less of us having a pension to cover our costs and too many of us thinking that we can rely on social security personal finance expert Jean Chatzky joins me with information about a new initiative from the the Alliance for lifetime incomes that aims to simplify Retirement planning. According to a recent survey, nearly one-third of consumers say that they plan to grill more this summer than they have in the past, and that among the many meat options available, they prefer to grill beef. Meat scientist Bridget Wasser, Executive Director of Meat Science, Culinary and Supply Chain Outreach at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has tips for grilling. World renowned stroke expert, Dr. Patrick Lyden, Professor of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai – Los Angeles has information about strokes, a life threatening medical emergency, and the concern of many health officials and medical groups that people aren’t seeking the treatment they need, during the pandemic.

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Airing This Week July 3-5 on TALK! with AUDREY

Beauty expert, Mercedes Sanchez, has her favorite summer beauty fixes; Dr. Regina Berkovich and Paula, who’s been living with both MS and SPMS for many years have information about a form of MS called active secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, and a new treatment option; Financial advisor, Michael Oana, has some of the most common issues that people face when seeking financial advice; Cardiologist, Dr. Kevin Campbell, has a few small and fun lifestyle changes that you could incorporate into your day-to-day routine that might get you on the road to heart health.

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Airing This Week June 26-28, 2020 on TALK! with AUDREY

Coming up this week on TALK! with AUDREY, Emmy-award winning host of George to the Rescue and home improvement expert George Oliphant, joins me with some tips to help make yard work easier. Ambassador to Marcus by Goldman Sachs and personal finance expert, Andrea Worch has information to help you get your financial house in order. …celebrity chef and restaurateur Lorena Garcia has information about the benefits of including milk in your child’s diet and some of her favorite milk inspired recipes.

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PayActiv: Helping Workers Access Their Wages Instantly

More than half of American workers have seen their hours reduced and, even before the crisis, 78% of workers were living paycheck to paycheck. To help provide relief during this time, PayActiv, the leading provider of employee earned wage and tip access, has waived its fees until further notice to help workers access their earned wages instantly. My guest is Safwan Shah, Co-Founder & CEO, PayActiv.

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