The MoneyTrack series ran on 255 PBS stations across the country. After three seasons, I decided to a take a break from producing our weekly half-hour episodes not because I wasn’t having fun, but because our viewers asked us for help. Our audiences told us how hard it is to find qualified individual financial advisors, and that searching for really good, personalized investment advice is a chaotic and frustrating experience. That’s the reason I took time off from the show to launch Wealthramp, the only online matching service where I connect consumers to fee-based financial advisors who truly meet the highest fiduciary standard. We’re in beta and have made 120 good matches so far, and we’re just getting started. Wealthramp is up and running, and we’re back in production for a brand new MoneyTrack show!
This time, it’s a one-hour special, called: MoneyTrack, Money for Life. The show is all about making your money last throughout your retirement years even if you can’t know all the “what if’s”. This brand new MoneyTrack special will roll out on PBS stations in early 2017. The theme is retirement and let me tell you, so much has changed since our last season of MoneyTrack. The basics of saving and investing are fundamentally the same, but thanks to technology, now it’s consumers who are truly in the driver’s seat when it comes to controlling their destiny.
How? Drastic changes on Wall Street are helping individual investors right now in three big ways:
On MoneyTrack, we always feature real people and their stories combined with highly respected financial experts. I have a very special secret guest who will appear on MoneyTrack, Money for Life who will share her retirement story, and I bet you’ll be really surprised. I’ll give you a hint: she’s someone we all know. In fact, you probably talk to her every day, and her story will amaze and inspire you.
On a personal note, we just finished taping and I can tell you it was so much fun to work with Jack Gallagher again. He’s my Co-host along with Neil Alford our Producer. We filmed at WETA-TV’s studios in Washington DC, Atlanta and in Southern California. Haley Allick, my niece was with us too. She’s our newest Production Assistant, and I’m thrilled she’s on the team.
I promise to give you a head’s up when MoneyTrack, Money for Life begins airing.