Money Talk

Independent, uncompromised, absolute financial truths, behind financial perceptions from hosts, Ed Sutkowski, Esq. and Chuck LeFebvre, Esq., based on more than 75 years of combined experience representing entrepreneurs, family offices and high net worth individuals.
Episode 48
Good Design is Good Business

Today’s guest is Kerry Grady, an American entrepreneur, designer, educator, author, and humanitarian. He is best known as the Founding Principal of Grady Campbell, a leading strategic brand agency established in 1989 that plans, designs and produces customized, multi-dimensional solutions for a wide range of clientele. Join us for a lively conversation about growing up in Iowa, a gallery in the outhouse, and learning design from the Bauhaus.

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Episode 47
Asset Volatility

Some people are just better off not paying attention. Our guest bought two Iowa farms … and never saw either one of them. It’s like saying you never saw your child. Don’t fall in love with the farm. Don’t fall in love with Apple. Nobody’s saying that you must own stocks, but if you do, you’ve got to make your own decisions.

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Episode 46
Picking Stocks

Schwab gives Twitter an F-rating. Don’t even bother selling your shares, just burn the shares that you own. Create some heat in the fireplace. Picking stocks depends on the narratives behind them, to some. What are the consistent stocks? Copy the top ten winners — a team of professional investors who are far more experienced in handling a great deal more money.

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Episode 45
Psychological Thriller: Giving and Getting Wealth

With this episode, we’ll explore how the periodic Biden plans, Pocahontas, the centered-out east, and Biden’s tax plan impact the giving and gaining of wealth. The wealthiest people in the world borrow to live tax-free. Are you rewarding intellectual sophistication, or are you rewarding someone who sits on his duff and does nothing?

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Episode 44
Cash-In Cash-Out Statement

Your checking account really is the cash-in and cash-out statement. This will be fun, I can assure you — like a barrel of monkeys kind of fun. There are all kinds of solutions for charitable estate planning. The secret is the accumulation of wealth is the game. The disposition of wealth is the disaster.

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Episode 43
The Future of the Professions

Today’s episode is about The Future of the Professions, a book authored by a father and son team, the Susskinds, back in 2015. It was prescient, in other words, what was projected has come to pass. The book addresses a multitude of professions: health, education, divinity, law, journalism, management, consulting, tax, accounting, and architecture. So, what is the impact of technology on the future of the professions?

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Interviews with
Interesting People

Created and hosted by Ed Sutkowski, Interesting People is an American podcast program produced in Peoria, Illinois. Interesting People features men and women who have made their mark in the arts, business, education, science, healthcare, and sports. Ed’s modest demeanor and insatiable curiosity starts with his belief that there is always something new to be discovered in the backdrop of your daily life. The key to the program’s success is that Ed’s base knowledge, preparation and approach gain the interviewee’s respect. From there, good things follow. Ed asks nontraditional questions of his guests which leads to lively conversations mixed with insight and humor. While Ed is quite accomplished in his own right, he never overshadows whoever is on the air, and always gets the best out of his guests. That is a skill that comes with experience and the self-confidence of knowing that this is not about me.
Episode 99
Colt Sandberg

Host Ed Sutkowski talks with world traveler and eclectic performing artist Colt Sandberg.

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Episode 97
George T. Shaheen & Gerald L. Shaheen

The identical twin Shaheen brothers, George and Gerry, are from Elmwood, Illinois, year 2005 population 1,889; Both twins received their “hands on” undergraduate education by bagging groceries and trimming meat at the Elmwood/Shaheen grocery store.

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Episode 96
J. William Maloney & Robert W. Schultz

Both Bill and Bob discussed the current state of farming – the number of acres required to make a living, the investment in equipment and the increase in the value of farm land with its impact on the “family farm.”

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Episode 95
Neil E. Harl, Ph.D.

Neil is the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in Agriculture and Emeritus Professor of Economics at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

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