Financial Services Industry - Watch Your Language

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The sales pitches of the financial services industry are stuck back in the 20th century. It was then that language about "financial security" could be used. Now, when a financial planner leverages that phrase, the smart among us in The New Aging smirk.

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Interview: Julie Mergen – Financially Savvy Speaker

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Perceptions about money had restrained each of them from achieving financial freedom, which meant something different to each of them in turn. Julie’s passion now is to reach out and share in creating a new community which includes all women, anyone who wants to discover their relationship with money and create financial freedom — freedom in all aspects of life. The Foundation offers support and education to show these women the way to financial empowerment.

The Financial Times is 125 years old today

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Financial timesI was delighted to open my favorite newspaper this morning and learn that the FT celebrates 125 years in print today.

Public speaking for financial advisors

Speak Schmeak

I was interviewed this week for a two-part series on public speaking for financial advisors in the Canadian magazine Investment Executive. Here's part 1: Seven steps to more compelling presentations And part 2: How to structure a winning presentation Thanks to Fiona Collie for an article full of great tips, and for some of the most accurate quotations I've ever read from a journalist! Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Interviews

Financial Services Industry - Shift from Retirement to "Next"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Even the financial services industry, known for pushing various forms of retirement accounts, is recognizing the shift. In response, the financial planner says that the focus then has to be on the Next. Retirement.    That was invented in the late 19th century.

2019 56

Financial Media - The Business of Doom & Gloom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bad news sells. Even if that consists of speculation. Today MarketWatch must be getting plenty of traffic. Its article is on the shaky state of Social Security (along with Medicare).    By 2034, the monthly Social Security benefit could be cut by 23%.

Reaching Financial Security

Great Public Speaking

For Tom, he is successful enough that he has financial security. Tom Antion lays it all out for you. There are techniques that you need to learn and if you take to time to implement them, you can be successful. That means that he can do what he always wanted to do: give to charity.

Public speaking for financial advisors

Speak Schmeak

I was interviewed this week for a two-part series on public speaking for financial advisors in the Canadian magazine Investment Executive. Here's part 1: Seven steps to more compelling presentations And part 2: How to structure a winning presentation Thanks to Fiona Collie for an article full of great tips, and for some of the most accurate quotations I've ever read from a journalist! Public Speaking Techniques and Strategies The Business of Speaking Interviews

Financial Services Firms - If You Don't Leave Us Alone.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

To those categories of products, services, and creatures might be added financial services firms. Yet, usually with great authority the financial services firms predict millions of dollars will be needed for retirement or semi-retirement.

2018 52

Want to Do a FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early)? Stop Eating Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Why you will decide to halt the luxury of dining in a real restaurant where you are served and pay a tip is that you have opted to do a FIRE, that is, Financial Independence, Retire Early.  You will get push-back on this one. People enjoy eating out with other people.

2019 56

Stock Market Rally - All In For FIRE (financial independence, retire early)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, what can happen - en masse - is FIRE (financial independence, retire early). "Stocks and commodities are on the verge of rallying to highs that have eluded them during recent upswings, a breakthrough … likely [to] fuel further gains." 

2019 56

U.K.-Based Financial Times Endorses Barack Obama: ‘The Wiser Bet’

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized Barack Obama endorses Financial Times U.K.-Based Based ‘The Wiser Bet

WeWork - Cool Startup Brand, But Shaky Financials

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But the financial side of the office-sharing concept is less rosy. Instead of professionals such as lawyers and copywriters being isolated operating from home or renting expensive offices, they can be part of the WeWork community. That startup, whose branding is total cool, provides affordable leased space which pulls worker bees out of the aloneness. Cross-pollination of ideas happens. And, the possibility of networking is always there.

Financial Limbo - The 85,000 Gone Missing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At stake are financial issues such as pensions and the ability to sell a house. Arizona is fertile territory for Thomas Asimou's legal niche. That Phoenix, AZ lawyer, reports Bloomberg , helps the families of the missing have that person declared dead.

Retirement - Myth Cooked Up by Financial Services Industry

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Influential LinkedIn posted on the global stress about retirement. ING, for example, recently conducted a survey. Universally, folks are in high angst about if they can afford to stop working.    The way to bypass all that is to have no plan to retire. Increasingly, those who do are becoming un-retired. The official term for that is "reverse retirement." " According to the Federal Reserve , one-third of those who leave the work force return.

2019 40

Ghostwriter for Financial Wealth Book (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

Preventing a Financial Flashpoint - Bring Back the Old-Fashioned Boarding House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Landlord Nation is triggering a financial flashpoint.  One solution for not only the aging but all those struggling financially could be the return of boarding houses. Yet, that set-up meets more than just the financial needs of the aging and financially at-risk.

2018 56

FIRE - How I Went from 6-Figure Debt to Financial Independence, (Semi) Retire Early

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  For about 6 months now, I have been doing a FIRE (financial independence, (semi) retirement. Although I can afford to buy a house again I don't take on the financial uncertainty associated with the American Dream.

2019 52

Millennials - Financial Reality Bites, Which Is Bad News for Economy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That's the grim financial reality announced by Young Invincibles. The net worth of those 25 to 34, with college degrees, is a minus $1,900. Here are many more details from MarketWatch. Mostly that's due to the "perfect storm" of: College debt. 

2018 52

Using Visuals in Financial Presentations « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

» Using Visuals in Financial Presentations It is always important to have visuals in any presentation to enhance audience understanding and participation. News analyzed from a communication perspective.

Let Donald Trump Keep Making Stock Market Gains His Signature - Small Investors Have Shot at Financial Security

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But for small investors the focus is on having a shot again at financial security. "The value of the U.S. stock market has risen by $9.1 trillion, or 35.6% since Election Day in 2016, according to Wilshire Associates." " -  MarketWatch, April 14, 2019. Here is the article. 

2019 56

Becoming an Expatriate - Financial Necessity, Not Adventure for Aging Americans

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Increasingly, it's become a option-to-be-considered for financially challenged aging Americans. English majors (yes, at one time there were plenty of those) associate becoming an expatriate with adventure. And exotic career paths.

2018 52

Financial Crash - We Became Our Parents

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But, there isn't too much analysis of how that amazing financial crash reprogrammed the values and behavior of us 76 million Baby Boomers. Articles like Bob Bryan's in BusinessInsider deconstruct how The Great Recession shaped the Millennial psyche.

2016 56

Gossip - Financial Stakes Just Got Really High

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bloggers determined to increase page views and the entire gossip industry often post provocative rumors. Also, sitting around and ripping those not present apart is as old as civilization. Now they will make sure that they fact check them before publishing or flapping their jaws.

Relax, 84% of Chief Financial Officers Don't See Recession Until Q1 2021

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And that uptick in optimism (as well as in our portfolios) is shared by the majority of chief financial officers (CFOs). With the stock market tanking last year, lots of us were very nervous.    Now, we're not. According to the Duke CFO Global Business Outlook Survey, 84% of CFOs see a recession by Q1 2021. About 67% are less bullish and predict a downturn by Q3 2020. Here are the findings of that survey.

2019 40

FIRE - Bear Market, Steve Cohen Sees Possible, Could Delay Financial Independence, Retire Early

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My client, a partner, has been mulling over doing a FIRE - that is, Financial Independence, Retire Early. For too many that means waving good-bye to financial independence, at least for now. Several key players at his law firm have left.

2018 56

How to Make Your Numbers Come Alive in Financial Presentations.

TJ Walker Interactive

financial presentations This entry was posted on March 11, 2011, 2:13 pm and is filed under Analysis , CEOs/Financial , Communications , Help , Presentation Skills Training , Video. Will Information about Competitors take Away from My Financial Presentation?

Drudge Report - Financial Signals Don't Favor Hillary Win

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Then the Drudge Report goes on to announce that the financial signals which are associated with predicting election winners are not in favor of Hillary. The Drudge Report turns to an economic lesson this evening.

2016 65

Sophisticated Financial Writer, Irvine, CA (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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Rethinking Financial Aid's Role in Student Retention

Speaking Of...

Financial aid offices are often overwhelmed with the tasks involved in that administrative process, with staff finding that little time for anything else remains at the end of the day. Unfortunately, simply following the rules and norms associated with financial aid administration is demonstrably insufficient when it comes to meeting the needs of today''s students. Many of the nation''s financial aid officers are committed to this goal and eager to achieve it.

FORBES.com – Financial Pitch « TJWALKER INTERACTIVE

TJ Walker Interactive

Read the rest of this at Forbes.com financial pitching , forbes This entry was posted on March 23, 2011, 4:27 pm and is filed under Analysis , Communications , Pitching. News analyzed from a communication perspective.

Glenn Scarpelli - Never Underestimate Bite of "Financial Reality" in America

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In his suicide note, Glenn Scarpelli indicated he could no longer live with his current "financial reality." But, in America, "financial reality" bites.   Only recently I returned to financial solvency.

2017 52

"Retirement" - Term Fading from Financial, Cultural, and Social Use

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The emerging signature of the Baby Boomer generation is:  Never Retire.    Increasingly, how that 76 million born as the war to end all wars was wrapping up are pulling it off is through startups.

2018 52

Will Information about Competitors take Away from My Financial.

TJ Walker Interactive

» Will Information about Competitors take Away from My Financial Presentation? financial presentations This entry was posted on March 15, 2011, 1:56 pm and is filed under Analysis , CEOs/Financial , Communications , Help , Presentation Skills Training , Video.

Gawker's Nick Denton - His Personal Financial Troubles Worsen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" This means plenty for Denton's financial future - or lack of one. Unlike Hogan's financial backer for the lawsuit Peter Thiel, Denton is not part of the 1%. This seems to be the season for the fall of media titans.

2016 60

The New Aging - The End Is Near, But Not Near Enough to Make It Out Financially Solvent

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Our total financial situation can't absorb that expense. That facilitates ditching the financial burden of your own car. About 80% of us baby boomers get it that we're going to die. We have done our will and other tasks such as end of life medical directives.

2019 52

You Thought You Were So Smart Relocating to Tucson, AZ - Financial Joke on You

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Retirees and the semi-retired who pulled up roots in the Northeast or West Coast for the low-cost lifestyle in Tucson now find themselves in a financial pickle.

Golden Girls - Bonding through lessons in financial literacy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, the bonding takes place among us "Golden Girls" over lessons in financial literacy. We had the time and infinite energy to make ourselves financially whole again.  I referred her to another woman on my financial-literacy network.

2016 56

Financial Agony of NYC For-Hire Drivers - Fausto Luna, 7th Suicide

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those who knew him said he was in despair over his financial woes, including debt. For-hire drivers are struggling in New York City (NYC). In 2018, seven have committed suicide. Recently was the first suicide by a Uber driver. Fausto Luna, 58, jumped in front of a train.

2018 52

Financial Communications - Bill Ackman Targets It For Reform

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Usually public companies leave it to the business media to decode their financial communications. Influential shareholder activist and hedge fund guru, Bill Ackman, has fingered financial communications as a corporate function which needs some heavy-duty reform.

2016 56

Senior Financial Writer, Culver City, CA - Full-Time (help wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2018 40

The Office - Falling In Love Can Be Smart Financial Move

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Despite the perils of romance in the workplace, it frequently turns out to be a smart financial move. If we enter a marriage with eyes wide open about about financial prospects there's bound to be less conflict. Life is what happens amidst all the shoulds and should-nots.

2015 61

The Whole Thing Could Come Down - Baby Boomers Get Used to Financial Crashes

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

A sign of these volatile times in investing, my financial planner called me today. And, a sign we Baby Boomers are getting used to financial crashes (there were several since 1987), I hadn't called him first.

2018 52