Financial Empowerment

Financial Empowerment is a service of CalCPA Institute. Our podcasts help consumers make sense of today’s complex financial issues. Most podcasts are under 15 minutes in length.

E-mail your questions to FinancialEmpowerment@calcpa.org.


January 2016

Insurance for the Long-Term

Long-term disability insurance and long-term care insurance may sound alike, but they are different types of policies. Depending on your circumstances you may need both types of insurance or just one or the other. To clarify, we discuss these policies with Karen Goodfriend, a CPA and personal financial specialist in Los Altos, California.

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Plugging Money Leaks

Do you leak money? In other words, do you spend your hard-earned dollars on impulse purchases such as car deodorizers at the grocery checkout line? And do you really need that cute trinket from the curio shop? Such expenditures add up over time and can ultimately seriously dent one's budget. Larry Pon, a Redwood City CPA, talks with us over Skype about how to plug those leaks.

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