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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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The Changing Nature of Work

August 30, 2017

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

Co-Host
Holland Henderson – Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

Guest
Craig Pittman – Author and Reporter at The Tampa Bay Times

In this episode and in honor of Labor Day, we discuss and explore the workforce today, changes, challenges, and the different ways of finding work and staying in the black. We take a look at the concept “paying yourself first,” and what it actually means towards your savings and investments and exploring how retirement planning and saving should be accessible and a priority for all employees.

We will also visit with Craig Pittman, Reporter at The Tampa Bay Times and author of “Oh Florida! How Americas Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country,” to discuss his books and the great state of Florida.

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Grocery Retail

August 16, 2017

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

Co-Host
Holland Henderson – Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

In this episode we discuss debt and how it has changed and impacted the US economy, the impact debt has on your health, and how debt can affect your retirement. We will also discuss how the world of technology and social media have drastically changed and impacted our economy and society.

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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 LegoLand 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

Guests
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 Kiwanis Clubs

In this episode, we discuss how to prepare as a family for back to school, refresh your financial skills, sharpen 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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