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Thousands of people across Florida tune in weekly to get their questions answered as Laura Hawley interviews both national and local guests. The interactive live show is topic driven and explores hard-hitting issues related to money and the economy. Laura is dedicated to helping her clients set and achieve their financial goals in life. Laura’s strong desire to provide individuals with tools to help them gain their financial security led her to join forces with the national radio group Hall Communications to create the hit radio talk show Dollars & Sense in 1990. Dollars & Sense is heard weekly on WLKF TALK 1430 on your AM dial.


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Women and Money

August 2, 2017

Host
Laura Hawley – CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company

Co-Host
Dana Hurley – Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

Guest
Katie Worthington – President/CEO at Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce

In this episode, we discuss the Financial differences in views that women and men consider as they do their Individual Financial Planning, reasons women feel more positive about their Investing, and specific traits that distinguish Women Investors. We dive into reasons men and women often view and make Financial Plans from different perspectives. We also welcome special guest Katie Worthington, President/CEO at Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, to discuss growth in the Winter Haven, impact of Lego Land and much more.

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Back To School – 2017 Cont

July 26, 2017

Host
Laura Hawley – CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company

Co-Host
Troy Garcia – CFP®, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

Guest
Jonathan “JP” Simms – Financial Aid Officer at Keiser University
Ariana Acree – Intern at Allen and Company and Student at The University of Florida

In this episode, we discuss the realistic expectations regarding College Expenses and how to manage and negotiate those Expenses, Legal Documents that need to be completed before going off to college, take a look at College Budgets, jobs and Student Credit Cards. We will also visit with Ariana Acree, Intern at Allen and Company and Student at The University of Florida to discuss expenses associated with the College experience, and will offer tips and advice for parents and students. We also welcome special guest Jonathan “JP” Simms, Financial Aid Officer at Keiser University to talk about Financial Aid, Scholarships, and FAFSA.

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Back to School – 2017 Part 1

July 19, 2017

Back to School – 2017 Part 1

Host
Laura Hawley – CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company

Co-Host
Dana Hurley – Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

Guest
Dr. Martie L. Gillen – Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist for the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences at the University of Florida.

Matthew Cantrall – Owner of Century Signs, member of Lakeland Club Kiwanis Clubs

In this episode, we discuss how to prepare as a family for Back To School, refreshing your Financial Skills, sharpening your financial pencil, and all the “what if’s” for heading back to school. We will also share some great tips for Back to School whether it’s preparing for College or heading to grade school. We also welcome special guest Dr. Martie L. Gillen, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist for the Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences at the University of Florida to discuss Finances and the Family.

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You Said Yes To The Dress, Now What

June 7, 2017

Host:
Laura Hawley – CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company

Co-Host
Troy Garcia – CFP®, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

In this episode we discuss becoming a Bride and what you need to know about your fiance’s finances, how you both feel about money, your dress budget, the importance of discussing a wedding budget, how to avoid wedding overspending, and the importance of the three C’s as it relates to being a Bride and Finances: Communicate, Consider, Continue. We will also discuss what professionals you should consider helping you with your Wedding, and much more.

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Buy, Lease, Drive Wise

May 17, 2017

Co-Host
Eric Greenhow – MBA, CFP®, CFA®, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

Guest
Michael Greenhow – Sales and Leasing Consultant at Regal Lakeland

In this episode we discuss how the Internet has provided many ways to communicate. We discuss how we define the Global Market Place, what is the Global Economy, and the difference from the International Market. We will also visit with Michael Greenhow, Sales and Leasing Consultant at Regal Lakeland on how the Internet has changed the ways consumers buy cars, and much more regarding the car buy experience.

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