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Michael Finney: September 19, 2020

Michael Finney: September 19, 2020

3:00pm Laura Adams from Coverage.com discusses how Good Grades Can Save Families over $800 a Year Jeff Seling, author of Who Gets In and Why reveals the truth about college admissions Gaurav Jain, assistant professor of marketing at the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY discusses why Consumers Value Difficult Decisions Over…

Michael Finney: September 12, 2020

Michael Finney: September 12, 2020

3:00pm Stephanie Asmykos, Reporter for Cashay explains  how parents can cut back-to-school costs for remote learning and top tips for shopping online marketplaces for back-to-school and remote work supplies  Alex Qulilici, CEO YouMail reports Robocalls Creep Upward Again After COVID-Related Drop Sam Kemmis of NerdWallet shares How Much Hotel Prices Have Changed Since Last Year…

Michael Finney: September 5, 2020

Michael Finney: September 5, 2020

3:00pm Kevin Brasler with  Consumer Checkbook discusses the expose We Got 12 Home Inspections and Were Astonished at How Poorly Many of the Inspectors Performed Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum advises on Dealing with Debt Collectors: Know the Rules, Your Rights, and How to Spot a Scammer John Lau of LFS Asset Management explains the impact of…

Michael Finney: August 29. 2020

Michael Finney: August 29. 2020

3:00pm Ken Tumin of  Deposit Accounts shares a study that found 90% of Americans Now Bank Virtually Raphael Tulino of the IRS explains Tax Relief Available for Victims of California Wildfires Lauren Hall of Consumer Action runs down the August Scam Gram 4:00pm Karla Bowsher of Money Talks News explains How Much Medicare Actually Costs Seniors …

Michael Finney: August 22, 2020

Michael Finney: August 22, 2020

3:00pm Producer Lara Starr shares the story of the Freecycle Freeloader Ande Frazier, Author ofFin(anci)ally Free: 11 Conversations To Have With Yourself About Life, Money, and Worth asks, “Are Your Parents To Blame For Your Financial Behavior As An Adult? Mike Scheschuk of Jungle Scout reveals 29% of U.S. consumers using their stimulus check to…

Michael Finney: August 8, 2020

Michael Finney: August 8, 2020

3:00pm Producer Lara Starr shares how she was Hooked by a Phone Phishing Scam Aron Solomon, attorneywith Lawlor, White & Murphey explaines the link between Consumer Privacy and Delivery Apps Toby Russell, Co-CEO Shift.com says COVID-19 is Transforming Stay At Home/Contactless Economy Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum with Consumer Checkbook shares a Financial Toolkit Financial Toolkit: How to…

Michael Finney: August 1, 2020

Michael Finney: August 1, 2020

3:00pm Melissa Korn discusses her book of UNACCEPTABLE: Privilege, Deceit & the Making of the College Admissions Scandal  George Noceti, Family Wealth Advisor with Morgan Stanley lists Ways the Coronavirus Recession could provide a silver lining Matt Schulz with  Lending Tree reports Credit Card Confidence Hits Another Two-Year-High Despite COVID-19 Pandemic 4:00pm Lori Wilson with…

Michael Finney: July 25, 2020

Michael Finney: July 25, 2020

3:00pm Richard Holober of the Consumer Federation of California discusses how Proposition 24 Weakens Privacy Protections. Matthew Schopfer, Head of Research for Infusive Asset Management shares What Consumer Trends to Look out for During a COVID-19 Summer. Ken Tumin of Deposit Accounts Biggest  reports the Biggest Drop in 10 years for online savings account and…

Michael Finney: July 18, 2020

Michael Finney: July 18, 2020

3:00pm Aly Russo of Finance Buzz reports 49% of Americans Who’ve Been Subject to a COVID-19 Surcharge Disputed It  Harvey Rosenfield of Consumer Watchdog  and Rex Frazier, President Personal Insurance Federation of California debate Insurance Bill AB 2167 Stephen Brobeck, Senior Fellow of the Consumer Federation of America shares a New Study That Evaluates Online Real…

Michael Finney: July 11, 2020

Michael Finney: July 11, 2020

3:00pm Author Brian Dumaine discusses his book Bezonomics: How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives and What the World’s Best Companies Are Learning from It  Matt Schulz of Compare Cards reveals Women 37% Less Likely Than Men to Learn About Money in Uncertain Times  Lori Wilson of the BBB warns Moving Scams Cause Financial and Emotional…

Michael Finney: June 27, 2020

Michael Finney: June 27, 2020

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum, contributing editor Consumer Checkbook offers advice for Getting Home Repairs During the COVID-19 Outbreak   Richard Holober of Consumer Federation of California opposes the COVID-19 Business Waiver of Liability from the Chamber of Commerce  Raphael Tulino of the explains IRS RELIEF FOR TAXPAYERS affected by COVID-19 who take distributions or loans from…

Michael Finney: June 20, 2020

Michael Finney: June 20, 2020

3:00pm Dr. Elaine Kasket discusses her book of All the Ghosts in the Machine: The Digital Afterlife of Your Personal Data Ande Frazier, author of  Fin(anci)ally Free: 11 Conversations To Have With Yourself About Life, Money, and Worth offers tips if Money Worries Are Overwhelming You In These Times Of Crisis Liza Tucker with Consumer Watchdog…

Michael Finney: June 13, 2020

Michael Finney: June 13, 2020

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum, contributing editor Checkbook.org warns A New Religious Twist to the Old Gift Card Scam and confirms the Government  Really Is Mailing Out Visa Debit Cards Loaded with Stimulus Money Greg Mercer of Jungle Scout reports: 48% of consumers shopping more frequently on Amazon since the COVID-19 pandemic Trisha Calvo of…

Michael Finney: May 30, 2020

Michael Finney: May 30, 2020

3:00pm Andy Ellwood with Basket explains why Why Shoppers Are Switching Their Primary Grocery Store During COVID-19. Bob Hunter with the Consumer Federation of America says Allstate And USAA Show How Insurers Should Provide Ongoing Covid-19 Premium Relief  Dr. Ricky Fishman discusses his practice before and after the coronavirus and cnages to the Marina neighborhood…

Michael Finney: May 23, 2020

Michael Finney: May 23, 2020

3:00pm Ted Rossman of Bankrate shares the survey that found 20 million Americans have had groceries delivered but feel bad about it Matt Kent, Regulatory Policy Associate with the Center for Sensible Safeguares introduces ‘Pandemic Rollbacks’ that Tracks Trump’s Dangerous Deregulation During the Coronavirus Tara Parker-Pope New York Times answers the question“Have I Been Cleaning…

Michael Finney: May 16, 2020

Michael Finney: May 16, 2020

3:00pm David S. Hilzenrath Chief Investigative Reporter for the Project on Government Oversight says the Coronavirus Relief Act Gives Drug Makers New Sway Over FDA Attorney Peter J. Mougey with the firm Levin Papantonio advises Keeping Calm in the Coronavirus Market: Eight Guidelines to Help You Make Smart Decisions (at Every Age) Marjorie Clifton, Executive Director Center…

Michael Finney: May 9, 2020

Michael Finney: May 9, 2020

3:00pm CA State Assembly Assemblymember Levine discusses his Lawsuit on Gas Prices Nelson Santiago, Community Outreach Manager for Consumer Action How to Report COVID-19 Price Gouging + Consumer Action Resources for workers and consumers Erika Rickard, Project Director, Civil Legal System Modernization with Pew Trusts explains why COVID-19 Pandemic Expected To Cause Dramatic Growth In…

Michael Finney: May 2, 2020

Michael Finney: May 2, 2020

3:00pm Edgar Dworsky of Consumer World Discusses Is a Hamburger Legally a Steak?, Credit cards cutting limits for people facing tough times, and Equifax, Experian and TransUnion Announce Free Weekly Credit Reports to Help Americans in Response to COVID-19 Elain Ryan of AARP lists 6 Questions Families Should Be Asking Care Facilities Right Now Ken Tumin of…

Michael Finney: April 25, 2020

Michael Finney: April 25, 2020

3:00pm Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian announces the County’s Program To Expand Healthcare Coverage For Middle And Low-income Families Bill Sweeney, Senior Vice President Government Affairs for AARP helps listeners Demystify the Stimulus for Older Americans  Erik Josowitz with Insurance Quotes.com offers a crash course in Life Insurance 101 in anticipation of National Life…

Michael Finney: April 11, 2020

Michael Finney: April 11, 2020

3:00pm Will Oremus of Medium.com corrects What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage  Richard Holober of the Consumer Federation of California calls Allstate’s 15% Premium Rate Cut a Good First Step, Much More Relief Needed for COVID-19 Idled Drivers  Dr. Sophia Yenof Pandia Health offers advice on How to Access Birth Control During the COVID-19…

MichaelFinney: April 4, 2020

MichaelFinney: April 4, 2020

3:00pm Lara Starr of WeLoveBookstores.org invites listeners to attend Virtual Events by Best-Selling Authors to Benefit Independent Bookstores Jeff Stalnaker of First Orion helps ensure Coronavirus-Related Calls Get Answered  Ted Rossman, Industry Analyst with CreditCards.com reports 110 Million Entered Coronavirus Outbreak With Credit Card Debt Matt Schulz of Compare Cards runs down how Credit Card…

Michael Finney: March 28, 2020

Michael Finney: March 28, 2020

3:00pm Michelle Singletary of the Washington says companies and colleges should be prepared to be generous with refund policies and coronavirus. Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association warns Coronavirus to Cause 5.9 Million Travel-Related Job Losses Before May Elizabeth Leamy, author of Replacement Cycles suggests a worthy health and safety project to take…

Michael Finney: March 21, 2020

Michael Finney: March 21, 2020

3:00pm Sara Routhier Managing Editor of Lattice Publishing runs down the States with the Longest ER Wait Times Roger Dow President and CEO of US Travel Association Coronavirus Having Catastrophic Impact on Travel Businesses and Workers Shelly Hunter Gift Card Girlfriend at GiftCards.com says to support small businesses by buying gift cards  4:00pm Doug Heller…

Michael Finney: March 7, 2020

Michael Finney: March 7, 2020

4:00pm Chuck Bell, Programs Director for Consumer Reports finds Allstate’s secret algorithm resulted in “suckers list” of drivers  Jamie Court of Consumer Watchdog introduces Trump’s Raw Deal Playing Cards Carlos Dias of Dias Wealth Management lists 7 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Financial Adviser Dr. Ted Klontz discusses The Science of Savings

Michael Finney: February 15. 2020

Michael Finney: February 15. 2020

3:00pm Josh Slocom of the Funeral Consumers Alliance reveals California Funeral Homes That Hide Prices Charge More Than Those Who Disclose Matt Schulz of Compare Cards releases Credit Card Statistics Report from the Last Decade Chris Betz of Century Link shares How to Protect Against Cyber Attacks 4:00pm Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) discusses his Bill…

Michael Finney: February 8, 2020

Michael Finney: February 8, 2020

3:00pm Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo discusses his Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Against Cask Payments Nelson Santiago of Consumer Action Confused helps listeners navigate their private employer and government health insurance plans. Attorney Chip Merlin asks, “Could Computer Errors Put Your Health And Life In Danger?” 4:00pm Mariana Falconier of Virginia Tech lists 10 tips to…

Michael Finney: February 1. 2020

Michael Finney: February 1. 2020

3:00pm Julie Blackly of iSeeCars lists Most Popular Car Colors in San Francisco Tanya Garcia, Senior Fellow for Center for Education and the Workplace at Georgetown University shares a study that found Colleges Award Similar Number of Certificates and Associate’s Degrees Combined as They Do Bachelor’s Degrees Erik Josowitz of Insurance.Quotescom warns Super Bowl hosts:…

Michael Finney: January 25, 2020

Michael Finney: January 25, 2020

3:00pm Carly Stern of Ozy.com discusses her article, ‘I Want to Be a Solar Panel Installer When I Grow Up’ & Other New Dream Jobs Alexander Meyer of 360Labs lists  Top 10 Things To Look For in a Co-Working Alex Qulici of YouMail delivers the 2019 Robocall Wrapup Report  4:00pm David Dayen of The American…

Michael Finney: January 18, 2020

Michael Finney: January 18, 2020

3:00pm Melody Warnick of Slate.com explains why  “I Killed My Teenager’s Fancy College Dreams. You Should, Too” Kali McFadden, Senior Research Analystwith  Lending Tree discussed Over 35% of Borrowers Got Personal Loans For Debt Consolidations in December and the latest auto debt statistics. 4:00pm Steve Brobeck of Consumer Federation of America reveals Real Estate Disclosures About Agent Representation Often…

Michael Finney: January 4, 2020

Michael Finney: January 4, 2020

3:00pm George Nocetti of Morgan Stanley reveals numbers that older workers and retirees need to know in 2020 Kyle Miller, Director of Brand and Communications for Bellhops shares The Ultimate Moving Checklist Pete Trabuco, Author “America’s Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks” invites readers to Most Anticipated Roller Coasters of 2020 4:00pm Alicia Rose Hudnett…

Michael Finney: December 28, 2019

Michael Finney: December 28, 2019

3:00pm Kate Ward Security of Nerd Home Security shares Steps When Away On Holiday Travel and How to Protect the Packages on Your Porch Jennifer Savary, Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management discusses her research on The Uncertain Self: How Self-Concept Structure Affects Subscription Choice   Beverly Harzog of US…

Michael Finney: December 14, 2019

Michael Finney: December 14, 2019

3:00pm Scott Keys of Scott’s Cheap Flights lists 20 Places to Go on Cheap Flights in 2020 Andrea Woroch advises Do These 5 Things to Stay Out of Debt this Holiday Season  Jody Rohlena, Senior Editor of Reader’s Digest share show to Speed Up Your Holiday Travel Without Getting a Ticket  4:00pm George Noceti of…

Michael Finney: December 7, 2019

Michael Finney: December 7, 2019

Raphael Tulino from the IRS offers tips for  National Tax Security Awareness Week Tony Uphoff President & CEO of Thomas reveals the tech trends will impact us in 2020. David Fein of The Christmas Tree Project invites listeners to help

Michael Finney: November 16, 2019

Michael Finney: November 16, 2019

3:00pm Lena Felton of The Lily asks, “Can a Credit Card Be Sexist?” Matt Stoller, a Fellow with the Open Markets Institute is one of the Consumer who says the U.S. should block Google’s acquisition of Fitbit Sarah Newcomb, Director of Behavioral Science with  Morningstar warns Parents keep making ‘a huge mistake’ when sending kids to…

Michael Finney: November 2, 2019

Michael Finney: November 2, 2019

3:00pm Mike Taylor of J.D. Power shares a study that find Increasing Competition Drives Rental Car Companies to Achieve Record High Satisfaction Charlotte Hilton of  Andersen Reader’s Digest lists 18 Things Nurses Secretly Wish You Would Stop Doing Stephen Brobeck of the Consumer Federation reveals Real Estate Commission Levels Are Purposely Hidden, Raising Prices For…

Michael Finney: October 26, 2019

Michael Finney: October 26, 2019

3:00pm Assemblymember Mark Levine D-Marin calls for Swift Investigation of Mysterious High Gas Price  Spencer Soper of Bloomberg reveals A Spot on Amazon’s Holiday Toy Guide Could Cost You $2 Million Craig Silverman of BuzzFeed News reports on How A Massive Facebook Scam Siphoned Millions Of Dollars From Unsuspecting Boomers 4:00pm Senator Bob Wieckowski  (D-Fremont)…

Michael Finney: October 19, 2019

Michael Finney: October 19, 2019

3:00pm Julie Blackley of I See Cars reveals Which Car Colors Provide the Most Discounts In San Francisco? Michael Bovee of Resolve.com discusses a New California law that blocks debt collectors from emptying your bank account 4:00pm Claudia Deeg of CalPIRG shares a New report that  reveals unsafe used cars for sale at country’s largest…

Michael Finney: October 12, 2019

Michael Finney: October 12, 2019

3:00pm Mark Toney of TURN: The Uitlity Reform Network discusses the PG&E Power Outages Edgar Dworsky of Consumer World reveals Amazon 4-Star Stores Charge Full List Price Sometimes and Scammers Clone Major News Sites to Mislead Buyers Emily Brandon, Senior Editor for Retirement for U.S News shares the 2020 Best Places to Retire Rankings 4:00pm…

Michael Finney: October 5, 2019

Michael Finney: October 5, 2019

3:00pm Rod Griffin, Director of Public Education for Experian explains why Generation Z’ers want more financial education – and innovative tools to help them learn Josh Slocum, Executive Director of Funeral Consumers Alliance reveals 1/4 of California Funeral Homes in Urban Areas Use Loophole in State Law to Hide Prices Matt Schulz, Chief Industry Analyst…

Michael Finney: September 28, 2019

Michael Finney: September 28, 2019

3:00pm Dr. Marty Makary, Author The Price We Pay shares New Research on California’s High Healthcare Costs Carlos Dias of Dias Wealth, LLC warns Retirees: Don’t Make the Same Mistakes Before a Market Correction George Nocetti of Morgan Stanley lists 6 Social Security Traps to Avoid 4:00pm Michael Bovee, Debt Expert at Resolve advises How…

Michael Finney: September 21, 2019

Michael Finney: September 21, 2019

3:00pm Author Elizabeth Cline discusses her new book The Conscious Closet Beverly Harzog of US News U.S. shares a survey that Finds Airline Rewards Cardholders Aren’t Taking Advantage of Rewards Christine Hines of the National Association of Consumer Advocates reports on a Win for consumers: House to ban forced arbitration 4:00pm Kate Ward of SecurityNerd.com lists…

Michael Finney: August 17, 2019

Michael Finney: August 17, 2019

3:00pm Kristina Gaddy of Ozy.com asks, Why Would Cancer Patients Stop Treatment? Money Laura Adams with Drivers Ed.com shares the 2019 ‘State of Self-Driving Cars’ report Rob Marvin, Associate Features Editor of PC Mag runs down the Best & Worst Tech for Students 4:00pm Ken Tumin of Deposit Accounts says Americans are Leaving up to…

Michael Finney: August 3, 2019

Michael Finney: August 3, 2019

3:00pm Adam Scow of Consumer Watchdog shares an Insider Report that Finds 2020 Connected Cars Vulnerable To Fleet Wide Hack Matt Schulz Compare Cards reports 2 in 3 Millennials Have Credit Card Debt, More Than Double the Number Who Have Student Loans 4:00pm Jenni Corwin of JD Power discusses reveals the 2019 North America Hotel…

Michael Finney: July 27, 2019

Michael Finney: July 27, 2019

3:00pm Bob Hunter of the Consumer Federation of America reveals Low-income Americans Are Charged More For Increasing Auto Insurance Than Those Who Already Had Higher Coverage Matt Schulz, Chief Industry Analyst for Compare Cards discusses About 40 Million Americans Had A Credit Card Declined In The Past Year Gary Yung, Regional Executive at Bank of…

Michael Finney: July 20, 2019

Michael Finney: July 20, 2019

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum of NBC News shares What’s a Roth 401(k)? The other employer-based retirement plan that lets your savings grow tax free Carlos Dias, Jr, of Excel Tax & Wealth Group and contributor to Kiplinger’s advises What to Know Before Purchasing an Annuity Income Rider Nick DiUlio of InsuranceQuotes.com exposes Common Insurance…

Michael Finney: June 29, 2019

Michael Finney: June 29, 2019

3:00pm Eric Hodge, VP of Solutions for CyberScout explains How The Cyber War Has Replaced the Cold War Alastair Paterson of Digital Shadows dives deep into the Dark Web and Digital Privacy Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist for Lending Tree breaks down how How the Fed rate Pause Impacts, Savers, Borrowers and Investors 4:00pm Kevin Brasler, executive…

Michael Finney: June 22, 2019

Michael Finney: June 22, 2019

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum of NBC News explains how to protect your digital life from hackers and criminals when you travel this summer Eric Reed of The Street answers the question, What Is Outsourcing? Karla Bowsher of Money Talks News lists the 11 Top-Rated Car Insurance Companies of 2019 4:00pm Janna Herron of USA…

Michael Finney: June 15, 2019

Michael Finney: June 15, 2019

3:00pm Carlos Diaz, Jr, Wealth Advisor lists 7 Secrets Financial Advisers Won’t Tell You  Ruth Susswein of Consumer Action warns against The Scourge of Robocalls Anna Laitin, Financial Policy Director with Consumer Reports offers advice on how to Protect Yourself From Hidden Fees 4:00pm Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA 14 San Francisco) Passes Amendment to Provide…

Michael Finney: June 8, 2019

Michael Finney: June 8, 2019

3:00pm Julie Blackley of ISeeCars lists The Most Dangerous Cars in San Francisco and the US Ken Tumin of Deposit Accounts asks if Banking Should Go Postal?  Jason Hargraves of InsuranceQuotes.com offers Summer Safety and Insurance Tips 4:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum of NBC News warns Shopping Online? Watch Out for Counterfeit Everything and shares America’s…

Michael Finney: June 1, 2019

Michael Finney: June 1, 2019

3:00pm Mark Agnew, author of The Eyeglasses Buying Guide and founder of Eyeglasses.com reveals how the eyewear industry is ripping you off. Jeff Traum, financial advisor with Morgan Stanley in Menlo Park offers Graduation Season Financial Tips Nick Fouriezos from OZY.com asks Would You Sacrifice Car And Coffee To Retire In 10 Years? 4:00pm Pandora architect Nolan…

Michael Finney: May 25, 2019

Michael Finney: May 25, 2019

3:00pm David VanAmburg, Managing Director of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI®) reveals the 2018-2019 Travel Report Anthony Salerno, Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business of the University of Cincinnati shares his study:  The Bad Can Be Good: When Benign and Malicious Envy Motivate Goal Pursuit Pam Webber of 99…

Michael Finney: May 11, 2019

Michael Finney: May 11, 2019

3:00pm Kevin Brasler of Consumer Checkbook reveals What Bay Area Consumers Need to Know About Home Warranties. KGO listeners can access article for free until 6/11/2019 Michael Kitchen of StudentLoanHero.com offers Tips To Start Paying Off Student Loans Martin Van Der Werf, Associate Director of Editorial and Postsecondary Policy at Georgetown University’s Center on Education…

Michael Finney: May 4, 2019

Michael Finney: May 4, 2019

3:00pm Anthony Myint, founder of Mission Chinese Food and ZeroFoodPrint explains the new 1% Climate change tax in California Restaurants Teresa Rodriguez, Editor-in-Chief of WhereTraveler Magazine lists the Hottest Attractions in May and shares Budget-Friendly Attractions in San Francisco Edgar Dworsky of Consumer World discusses Wayfair Called Out on Exaggerated Savings Claims 4:00pm In honor of…

Michael Finney: April 27, 2019

Michael Finney: April 27, 2019

3:00pm Mark Miller of Retirement Revised offers advice on the Transition to MediCare from Other Health Insurance Ben Fox Ruben Senior Reporter with CNET reports on New Google In-Home Gadgets Lauren Deluca with the Chronic Illness Advocacy & Awareness Group shares New CDC Opioid Prescription Guidelines 4:00pm Sarah Rathner of Nerd Wallet How asks, “How far…

Michael Finney: April 20, 2019

Michael Finney: April 20, 2019

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum iof NBC News asks, “Is a travel rewards credit card right for you? Dr. Dean Headly, associate professor of marketing at the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University shares the results of the Airline Quality Rating 4:00pm Laura Adams of DriversEd.com shares the Cannabis & Cars’…

Michael Finney: April 6, 2019

Michael Finney: April 6, 2019

3:00pm Todd C. Frankel, Enterprise reporter for the Washington Post After reports that After Hundreds of crashes, this Britax jogging stroller faced recall. Then Trump appointees stepped in. Ryann Lynn of CalPirg says California gets a C+ for efforts to address lead in school drinking water John Oram, Founder and CEO of NUG offers Cannabis for…

Michael Finney: March 16, 2019

Michael Finney: March 16, 2019

3:00pm Solaria Perez, Financial Planner with Morgan Stanley offers Financial Advice for Young Women, from Women Laura Adams of Driver’s Ed.com has advice for how to Fight Back Against Drowsy Driving Vinay Bhaskara, Co-Co-Founder of College Vine explains how to Negotiate for Financial Aid 4:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum NBC News lists America’s Least Favorite…

Michael Finney: March 9, 2019

Michael Finney: March 9, 2019

3:00pm Jack Gillis of The Center for Auto Safety shares The Car Book’s Best Bets For 2019 Laura Deehan of CalPirg reveals FDA Finds Asbestos In Claire’s Makeup Sold To Children, Confirming CalPirg Test Results Julie Blackley of ISeeCars.com lists Best Cars to Buy New and Used in San Francisco and the Cars Most Likely to…

Michael Finney: February 23, 2019

Michael Finney: February 23, 2019

3:00pm Assemblymember Marc Levine D-San Rafael introduces his Legislation to Strengthen Data Breach Notification Law KGO-TV News Anchor Dan Ashely invites listeners to Rock the Casa a concert featuring the legendary Patti LaBelle to benefit CASA of Contra Costa County and Friends of Camp Concord Benjamin Yee, VP of Business Development for the Better Business Bureau…

Michael Finney: February 16, 2019

Michael Finney: February 16, 2019

3:00pm Michelle Robertson of The San Francisco Chronicle reports Ghirardelli fined close to $1 million for ‘misleading’ packaging Emily Rusch of CalPIRG reveals how questionable lending drives Americans to record auto debt 4:00pm Spencer Borisoff, author of Work Sucks!: A Funny View of a Serious Problem touts the benefitsof a 4-day work week Harvey Manes,…

Michael Finney: January 26, 2019

Michael Finney: January 26, 2019

3:00pm Comedian, podcaster and YouTube star Gaby Dunn shares financial tips for millennials in her new book Bad with Money: The Imperfect Art of Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together Donna Freeman of MoneyTalks News lists 7 Good Reasons Generation Z Is Opting Out of College Julie Heisel, Director of Retail Innovation, including My GM Rewards…

Michael Finney: January 12, 2019

Michael Finney: January 12, 2019

3:00pm Philip Reed, NerdWallet’s Auto Expert explains Rideshare Insurance for Drivers: Where to Buy, What It Covers Ben Fox Rubin of CNet lists CES 2019 Trends To Watch – 5 Predictions Everyone Should Read Carmen Balber of Cosumer Watchdog applauds New California Rules Ending Gender-Based Discrimination in Auto Insurance Pricing 4:00pm Attorney John Martin discusses  Proposed…

Michael Finney: January 5, 2019

Michael Finney: January 5, 2019

3:00pm Mark Miller New York Times journalist and author of Jolt: Stories of Trauma and Transformation lists 4 Key Retirement Issues to Watch in 2019 Octavio Blanco, money writer Consumer Reports shares Your January Financial To-Do List: 8 timely ways to organize your financial life 4:00pm California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announces the Death Master…

Michael Finney: December 29, 2018

Michael Finney: December 29, 2018

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum, of NBC News runs down his Top Stories of 2018 and What to Look out for in 2019 Andrea Woroch Money-Saving Expert explains how to Sell Unwanted Gifts w/ Facebook Marketplace Rhonda Collins of ToyCycle has an answer to Toy Tsunami! 4:00pm Joseph Falbo, Certified Financial Planner and author Retirement Success:…

Michael Finney: December 22, 2018

Michael Finney: December 22, 2018

3:00pm John Grech, Head of Retail Partnerships introduces GiftNow to take the stress out of last minute gifting Edgar Dworsky of Consumer World runs down 2018 Return Policies: Some Innovative, Some Naughty, Most Nice Ed Cara of Gizmodo warns: Don’t Take the DNA Test You’ll Probably Get for Christmas Bill Francavilla, author of the new…

Michael Finney: December 15, 2018

Michael Finney: December 15, 2018

3:00pm Dr. David Belk of TheTrueCostofHealthCare.org asks How helpful are Medicare prescription drug (Part D) plans, really? Dori Zinn of Money Talks News lists 8 Ways to Slash Your Internet Bill Daniel Wolfson, EVP and COO of the ABIM Foundation shares advice on how to Efforts to Reduce Unnecessary Care, Medical Tests & Procedures 4:00pm…

Michael Finney: November 10, 2018

Michael Finney: November 10, 2018

3:00pm Laura Adams, safety analyst at DriversEd.com lists 5 Ways for Parents to Save Money on Teen Car Insurance Matt Schulz of Lending Tree found Half of Americans with a Store Card Regretted Getting One Danny Iny, Author of Leveraged Learning: How the Disruption of Education Helps Lifelong Learners and Experts with Something to Teach explains how The…

Michael Finney: November 3, 2018

Michael Finney: November 3, 2018

3:00pm Edgar Dworsky of Consumer World  shares a New Trick That Could Save You $4,00 on Health Insurance Ken Tumin of Deposit Accounts lists 5 Things Your Bank Won’t Tell You Dr. Ricky Fishman of the blog Condition: Health News that Matters offers A Rationale For A Single Payer Health Care System 4:00pm Ilana Strauss…

Michael Finney: October 6, 2018

Michael Finney: October 6, 2018

3:00pm Dr. Adams Dudley UCSF The Trouble with Telemedicine Laura Adams Drivers OF Ed.com says A Majority of drivers admit to texting while driving (& many also admit to Netflixing, YouTubing, Instagramming… Marguerita M. Cheng of Investopedia advises on How to Prepare Your College Budget 4:00pm Caleb Warren, Assistant Professor of Marketing at Eller College…

Michael Finney: September 29, 2018

Michael Finney: September 29, 2018

3:00pm Herb “the Consumerman” Weisbaum of NBC News explains The High Cost of Missing Your Credit Card Payments Lauren Hall of Consumer Action runs down the September Scam Gram Jack Gillis of the Consumer Federation of America reveals Over 70 Million Vehicles on the Road with Open Recalls 4:00pm Alan Zibel of Public Citizen Public reports…

Michael Finney: September 22, 2018

Michael Finney: September 22, 2018

3:00pm Erin Allday of the San Francisco Chronicle shares her special report: Merchants of hope Their costly, unproven treatments can be risky. But for-profit stem cell clinics are flourishing Maryalene LaPonsie of Money Talks News warns: Beware These 10 Retail Sales Tricks That Get You to Spend More James K. Willcox Consumer Reports says It…

Michael Finney: September 8, 2018

Michael Finney: September 8, 2018

3:00pm Arturo M. Sanchez, VP of Compliance for Blum Dispensaries explains How CA Marijuana Rules Will Impact Consumers Jaime Court of Consumer Watchdog Calls for Jerry Brown to Shut Down Oil Wells and runs down Consumer Wins in California George Nocetti Morgan Stanley recites The ABCs of Educational Giving 4:00pm Raphael Tulino of the IRS…

Michael Finney: August 11, 2018

Michael Finney: August 11, 2018

3:00pm Vince Beiser, author of “The World in a Grain” discusses the fascinating story of sand. Ty Pendlebury of CNet runs down the Best live TV streaming services for cord-cutters Herb Weisbaum of NBC News reports Facebook slips, Instagram drops, and Twitter tumbles in customer satisfaction survey 4:00pm Deborah Thorne of the University of Idaho shares…

Michael Finney: August 4, 2018

Michael Finney: August 4, 2018

3:00pm Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken of CNN reveal The Scam, The Phychic and the “Sin” of Wanting More Jack Gillis of The Center for Auto Safety shares The Car Book‘s Best Used Cars Daniel Howley of Yahoo advises on How to Avoid Text Phising Scams 4:00pm Rick Broida of Cnet compares Movie Subscriptions MoviePass…

Michael Finney: July 28, 2018

Michael Finney: July 28, 2018

3:00pm Heather Haddon of the Wall Street Journal serves up how Meal-Kit Companies Scramble to Dodge Disaster John Pelletier, Director of the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College shares the 2017 National Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools Stacey DeSantis of TextNow asks, “What Would You Give Up…

Michael Finney: July 21, 2018

Michael Finney: July 21, 2018

3:00pm Eric Hodge, Director of Solutions of CyberScout explains how Consumers Benefit from New California Privacy Law David Belk from the The True Cost of Health Care Update on U.S. Hospital Finances Dr. Lora Tu, Assistant Clinical Professor of Marketing at Baylor Universityass, “$2.99 or $3.00? Will the difference of a penny get you to the…

Michael Finney: July 7, 2018

Michael Finney: July 7, 2018

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum NBC News reports Major credit card companies are cutting their perks. Here’s what you need to know. Artemio Armenta, Public Information Officer for the CA Department of Motor Vehicles Reminds Drivers of New Laws Taking Effect July 1 Maryalene LaPonsie from Money Talks News lists 20 Items No One Should Ever Buy…

Michael Finney: June 30, 2018

Michael Finney: June 30, 2018

3:00pm Steve Moskowitz of Moskowitz, LLP offers Tax Topics at Mid-Year You Need to Hear Tanya Brown, Food Safety Expert at the USDA share advice on How to Eat Safe on July 4th – Expert Tips for the 4th, Beach Days, BBQs, Camping and More David Belk from The True Cost of Health Care gives…

Michael Finney: June 23, 2018

Michael Finney: June 23, 2018

3:00pm Mark Burfeind of INRIX reports on a Record-Breaking Year for 4th of July Travel Robert Lajdziak, Lead Researcher of J. D. Power reveals Auto Insurance Customer Satisfaction Reaches Record High Raphael Tulino of the IRS recommends Adjust Tax withholdings midway through 2018 for a paycheck boost 4:00pm Carroll Lachnit Senior Consumer Advice Editor for…

Michael Finney: June 16, 2018

Michael Finney: June 16, 2018

3:00pm Bruce Stuart, Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley advises on LGBTQ Finances in Time for Pride Jim Fisher, Senior Analyst with PCMag shares the results of the Fastest Mobile Networks Test: Best Mobile Carrier in San Francisco Laura Jones, Product Marketing Lead at UBER offers Cool Ways to Travel in Style and Ease While Traveling…

Michael Finney: June 9, 2018

Michael Finney: June 9, 2018

3:00pm Jason Hargraves of InsuranceQuotes.com explains Insurance & reverse mortgages: Here’s what seniors need to know Connie Guglielmo, editor-in-chief of CNET previews One of the Year’s Biggest Tech Conferences Herb “The Consumerman” Wiesbaum of NBC News warns Misspelling that web address can lead to trouble 4:00pm Kevin Brasler of Consumer Checkbook shares How to Hit the Brakes…

Michael Finney: May 26, 2017

Michael Finney: May 26, 2017

3:00pm Serena Greening of Home Street Mortgage Mortgage reports rates reach highest levels in seven years Kaitlin Pitsker of Kiplinger’s asks Worried About Facebook? Kiplinger Explains How to Protect Your Privacy David Johnson, field director of National Nurses United Court says the Attack on Workers’ Constitutional Rights the Latest Gift to Wealthy Corporations 4:00pm Edgar…

Michael Finney: May 19, 2018

Michael Finney: May 19, 2018

3:00pm Dr. Scott Shamblott, author Fear-Free Dental Care: Finding a Dentist You Can Love lists 5 Ways You Can Overcome Your Fear Of The Dentist Martin Van Der Werf, Associate Director of Editorial and Postsecondary Policy at Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce runs down Five Rules of the College and Career Game 4:00pm…

Michael Finney: May 12, 2018

Michael Finney: May 12, 2018

3:00pm Emily Hunter, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Management Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business lists 11 Tips for How To Negotiate The Best Retail Price Jodi Andersen. Co-Founder How I Met My Dog Introduces the Match.com Of The Pet World Elisabeth Leamy of the Washington Post warns Despite previous safety concerns, this circuit breaker is…

Michael Finney: May 5, 2018

Michael Finney: May 5, 2018

3:00pm Jack Gillis of the Center for Auto Safety presents The Car Book’s Best Bets for 2018 Available for the First Time Online Ken Tumin of Deposit Accounts explains the Pros and Cons of using CDs instead of Bonds in your retirement portfolio Adriana Samper, Assistant Professor at Arizona State University shares her study Beauty, Effort,…

Michael Finney: April 28, 2018

Michael Finney: April 28, 2018

3:00pm Eric Stang, CEO Ooma explains the pros and cons of landlines versus smartphones Ken Huening, CEO of  MiLegacy, a new social network that helps share your legacy for generations to come Brad Stone of Bloomberg Technogoly reports that Amazon has a top-secret plan to build home robots 4:00pm Paul Ziobro of the The Wall…

Michael Finney: April 14, 2018

3:00pm Shum Preston of Common Sense Media Common explains How Teens Were Affected by Cambridge Analytica Rafael Tulino of the IRS offers VERY last-minute tax advice and tips for next year Julie Blackley of ISeeCars.com shares a new study that finds the Longest-Lasting Cars Over 200,000 Miles 4:00pm Ian Scherr, Executive Editor of CNet reports on…

Michael Finney, March 31, 2018

Michael Finney, March 31, 2018

3:00pm Richard Holober Consuerm of the Federation of California explains why California privacy advocates asked Facebook why it’s opposing proposed ballot measure  Thomas Gremillion of Consumer Federation of America discusses 41st Annual Food Policy Conference, March 28/29; Science, Not Politics, Sets Food Policy Linda Price of University of Oregon shares her study: The Fresh Start…

Michael Finney: March 24, 2018

Michael Finney: March 24, 2018

3:00pm Connie Guglielmo, Editor in Chief of CNet discusses the Facebook Privacy Breach Linda Sherryof  Consumer Action runs down the March Scam Gram Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum of NBC News  reports Even Online Stores are Struggling to Satisfy Picky Customers 4:00pm Morag McKay, Director Research for Safe Kids Worldwide reveals Every 12 Days, a Young…

Michael Finney: March 17, 2018

Michael Finney: March 17, 2018

3:00pm Jim Willcox, Sr. Electronics Editor of Consumer Reports lists The Sneaky Ways Cable Companies Keep Raising Prices Kevin Brasler, Executive Editor of Checkbook.org shares how and Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook tracked prices at 19 major retailers for 10 months and found that most sales are bogus. Kara Cook-Schultz of CalPirg reveals Asbestos Found in…

Michael Finney: February 17, 2018

Michael Finney: February 17, 2018

3:00pm Christopher Peterson of the Consumer Federation of America warns Budget Proposal Seeks to Slash the Independence and Funding of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Steve Moskowitz of Moskowitz LLP has tips for the New Tax Laws That Affect Everyone’s Pocketbooks Titania Jordan, Chief Parenting Officer of  Bark.us cautions about Danger in the Digital World…

Michael Finney: February 10, 2018

Michael Finney: February 10, 2018

3:00pm Jeanie Ahn of Yahoo Finance shares Financial Advisers Advice: Here’s how to handle the stock market roller coaster Michael Brown, Research Analyst of LendU finds out Walmart vs. Amazon: Which is Cheaper? and why Students are not the Only Ones Stuck with Student Loans 4:00pm Ken Tumin of Deposit Accounts.com warns Why You Need an Emergency…

Michael Finney: February 3, 2018

Michael Finney: February 3, 2018

3:00pm Amit Narang of Public Citizen debunks Trump’s fiction about regulation Joe Ridout of Consumer shares Action How to handle bad customer service Beth Zoller of XpertHR explains The Good, Bad and Ugly of Workplace Romances 4:00pm Emily Rusch of Cal Pirg reports After Apple Slows Phones, Interest In Repair Spikes in California Amy Castro…

Michael Finney: January 27, 2018

Michael Finney: January 27, 2018

3:00pm David Payne of Kiplingers lists  11 Key Political and Economic Forecasts for 2018 Peter Bombara, CEO and founder PCB Financial Advisory Group advises How Can Widows Avoid Financial Ruin Octavio Blanco of Consumer Reports explains Why Investing in Digital Currencies Like Bitcoin Is So Dangerous 4:00pm Eva Velasquez, President and CEO of the Identity Theft…

Michael Finney: January 20, 2018

Michael Finney: January 20, 2018

3:00pm Eric Tyson, MBA, Author or Personal Finance in Your 20s & 30s For Dummies runs down 7 Things to Consider when Considering Financial Advice Online Bruce Stuart of Morgan Stanley says January is Divorce Month: What Consumers Need to Know Jason Hargraves, managing editor of InsuranceQuotes.com tells consumer what to do when You’ve Hit an…

Michael Finney: December 30, 2017

Michael Finney: December 30, 2017

3:00pm Edgar Dworsky of Consumer World reports 2017 Return Policies: Some Stores Naughty, Most Nice Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum of NBC News says  Consumers Were the Biggest Losers of 2017 Michelle Soto, Director of Financial Planning at Bingham, Osborn & Scarborough advises After Tax Bill, Make These 3 Tax Moves!  4:00pm Eric Tyson, author of Personal…

Michael Finney: December 16, 2017

Michael Finney: December 16, 2017

  Amanda Doward of Book Passage shares Great Books for Reading and Giving!  Laura Adams of Insurance Quotes.com warns Million Americans Have Had Holiday Packages Stolen by Porch Pirates Scott Lucia of Lucia Wealth Management offers Tips for Smart Charitable Giving Steve White The California Association of Realtors supports a proposition which would expand tax breaks for homeowners who…

Michael Finney: December 2, 2017

Michael Finney: December 2, 2017

3:00pm Remington Gregg of Public Citizen makes the case that Trump’s choice for CFPB Mulvaney works for Wall Street, not consumers Laura Adams of Insurance Quotes explains that the auto insurance gender gap is real! (And not i n men’s favor) Linda Sherry of Consumer Action warns about the latest Scams in the group’s Scam Gram 4:00pm Michael…

Michael Finney: November 25, 2017

Michael Finney: November 25, 2017

3:00pm Marc Cooper, Senior Fellow at the Consumer Federation of America explains why the ATT-Time Warner Merger: A Bad Deal For Consumers And A Bad Deal For Competition. Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum of NBC News warns Don’t drop it! Shocking repair prices for the iPhone X. Liz English of H&R Block H&R Block announces free tax advisory…

Michael Finney: November 11, 2018

Michael Finney: November 11, 2018

3:00pm Herb “The Consumerman” Weisbaum of NBC News reports Some Victims of Identity Theft Consider Suicide Kara Cook-Schultz, Toxics Director of US Pirg  reveals High Levels of Lead Found in Fidget Spinners John Simpson of Consumer Watchdog shares a Big Win For Big Tech Accountability 4:00pm David Crockett Associate Professor of Marketing, University of South Carolina shares his…

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