After years traveling the country teaching financial education, I am excited to announce a financial education series in my home state of New Hampshire. As you know, I am selective when picking partners and I simply couldn’t be happier with the “public-first” attitude displayed by Total Candor’s partners in this initiative:

New Hampshire Public Television
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I’m in Chicago today preparing to deliver a presentation tonight to graduating seniors of Northwestern University. The crowd gets bigger every year (I’ve been told that attendance will once again exceed 100).  While I’d love to believe the crowd growth is due to a combination of my exemplary speaking skills and the brilliant marketing of [...]

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Michael on November 18th, 2009
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Money is often reported to be one the biggest sources of discontent in relationships.  Even if you are fortunate to share the same value system as your friend/significant other/spouse, disagreement about priorities can still cause stress.
At 3PM today, the good folks at LifeTuner will be hosting a chat with Motley Fool writers Robert Brokamp and [...]

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Michael on November 6th, 2009
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I am heading down to Washington, D.C. today for the first ever personal financial planning national educators conference.  The wonderful non-profit, Jump$tart, has put together this conference.  Approximately 250 teachers of all grades from nearly every state will attend.
Along with Sheila Bair, Chairwoman of the FDIC and Janet Bodnar of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, I am [...]

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Michael on October 7th, 2009
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I have a few speaking engagements during the next month to let you know about.   You can always stay abreast of my future workshops by joining the Total Candor mailing list.
Do You Live on Earth?
Next up is a webinar sponsored by the Northwestern University Alumni Association.  This year, they have decided to open it up [...]

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Michael on May 19th, 2009
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I recently began working with LifeTuner a financial education web site run by folks at an international non-profit who simply “get it.”  Earlier this month, LifeTuner left private beta and is now open to everyone.  Put visiting LifeTuner atop your to-do list.
What you’ll see should you visit is that LifeTuner is hosting a live chat [...]

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Michael on April 28th, 2009
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I’m heading out the door later today for DC and Chicago.
You: Why? Those two places aren’t even near one another.
Thanks for the head’s up. First, I’m flying down to BWI today in preparation for my keynote presentation tomorrow at  the Montgomery County Elder Law Series.  With previous keynoters including The Washington Post’s Michelle Singletary and [...]

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Michael on January 13th, 2009
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At 1PM today, I’ll be leading a saving strategies webinar.  It’s hosted by Skillsoft, a leading provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solution.  (Their subsidiary, Books 24 x 7 has a robust database of wellness books and picked up Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck early last year.)   Learn more about the webinar and register.
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Michael on July 14th, 2008
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That’s “live” not “live,” by the way.
You: What?
There are obvious limitations of this medium.
You: The TV show on NBC?

Of blogging.
You: I’ve never seen that episode.
No, this has nothing to do with Patricia Arquette. What I mean is that it’s hard to tell from the subject line whether people would wonder if I’ve survived a [...]

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Michael on May 15th, 2008
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I’m heading out of town next week and will be delivering retirement planning seminars at the ING DIRECT cafes in New York, Philadelphia, Wilmington (DE), and Los Angeles.  These events are free and are open to customers and non-customers of ING DIRECT alike.  Audience members receive a copy of Beyond Paycheck to Paycheck and the [...]

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