Master Your Finances

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Handling your finances can be stressful, but that doesn’t need to be the case! Sunday’s at 9 a.m. on 107.7 the Bronc, Kurtis Baker, CFP®, AIF® will teach you how to Master Your Finances. Kurt is a certified financial planner professional with Certified Wealth Management & Investment.

Every Sunday morning, Kurt will bring some clarity to the fast-paced and dynamic financial world.  Throughout the show Kurt will explain terms and phrases, point out trends, and discuss current government regulations that will have an impact on your personal wealth and financial management, enabling you to make more informed decisions regarding your personal or small business finances the next time you talk to your financial advisor. Subscribe to the podcast here.

Master Your Finances is underwritten by Certified Wealth Management & Investment, LLC. Certified Wealth Management & Investment is an independent registered investment advisory service specializing in personal and small business financial planning.

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Meet The Host and Producer

Kurt - 2016(Host) Kurtis Baker is a Certified Financial Planner™ and  an Accredited Investment Fiduciary™ professional with Certified Wealth Management & Investment, LLC an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm. He is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a BS in Marine Engineering. He has been in the financial services industry since 1983 with extensive experience in financial planning, insurance & mortgages. He focuses his practice on comprehensive financial planning for families and business owners.

IMG_0476(Producer) Theresa Evans is a communication studies and English major with a concentration in writing who is excited to graduate in 2019. She enjoys writing and being a news editor for The Rider News. A concert enthusiast, she attends as many shows as possible throughout the year (on a college budget of course). She is a newbie at 107.7 The Bronc, learning the ropes of the radio world. She has no specific talents unless you count winning Harry Potter trivia as one.

 

Kurt Baker met with Patrick Ryan (Featuring his son Liam)
Kurt Baker met with Patrick Ryan (Featuring his son Liam)
Kurt Baker met with Mark Sorrento
Kurt Baker met with Mark Sorrento
Kurt Baker met with Amanda Reese and Scott Hafetz (featuring Producer Haley Vassiljev)
Kurt Baker met with Amanda Reese and Scott Hafetz (featuring Producer Haley Vassiljev)
Kurt Baker met with Craig Talerico
Kurt Baker met with Craig Talerico
Kurt Baker met with Thomas Adams
Kurt Baker met with Thomas Adams
Kurt Baker met with David Neufeld.
Kurt Baker met with David Neufeld.
Kurt Baker met with Jeffrey Barnhart
Kurt Baker met with Jeffrey Barnhart
Kurt Baker met with Wanda Ellett from Your Career is Calling
Kurt Baker met with Wanda Ellett from Your Career is Calling
Kurt Baker met with April Sette
Kurt Baker met with April Sette
Kurt Baker met with Salvatore Levatino
Kurt Baker met with Salvatore Levatino
Kurtis Baker with Kevin Wortham
Kurtis Baker with Kevin Wortham
Master Your Finances Getting Into The Holiday Spirit
Master Your Finances Getting Into The Holiday Spirit
Kurt Baker met with Tom Callahan from Archer Law Office, LLC
Kurt Baker met with Tom Callahan from Archer Law Office, LLC
Kurt Baker met with Tarry Truitt at United Way of Greater Mercer County
Kurt Baker met with Tarry Truitt at United Way of Greater Mercer County
Kurt Baker met with Gail Rose, President of Ananta Creative Group in Princeton New Jersey.
Kurt Baker met with Gail Rose, President of Ananta Creative Group in Princeton New Jersey.
Kurt Baker met with David Caramanico, Vice President of Sales Management of C. Caramanico & Sons Inc.
Kurt Baker met with David Caramanico, Vice President of Sales Management of C. Caramanico & Sons Inc.
Kurt Baker met with TJ Pingitore, CEO and Host of Student Success U.
Kurt Baker met with TJ Pingitore, CEO and Host of Student Success U.

Audio Archives

 

July 29th 2018

Employee Benefits! – July 29th 2018 – Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Jim Bell of Abel HR! Find out about the benefits of working with a PEO!

July 22nd 2018

Father Figures! – July 22nd 2018 – Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by William (Bill) Davis of UIH Family Partners! Find out how fathers and men can “achieve self-sufficiency.”

July 15th 2018

Bank Benefits! – July 15th 2018 –  Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Patrick Liam Ryan, President and CEO of First Bank. Find out about the benefits and risks of community banking!

July 8th 2018

Labor Laws! – July 8th 2018 – Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Labor and Employment Attorney Jennifer Meyer-Mahoney. Find out how to navigate through difficult situations businesses may find themselves in!

July 1st 2018

Kid Geniuses! – July 1st 2018 – Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Joe, Lora, Joey, and Heidi Hudicka, founders of Fizzee Labs. Find out about app-making, fashion design, entrepreneurship, and more!

June 24th 2018

It’s Cool! – June 24th 2018 –  Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Scott Needham, President of Princeton Air Conditioning, Inc! Find out how to ensure your company’s future sticks to its founding morals and more!

June 17th 2018

Fatherly Advice! – June 17th 2018 –  Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by his father Silas (Sy) Baker! Find out what his fatherly advice to Kurt is!

June 10th 2018

Washington Day! – June 10th 2018 –  Our host, Kurtis Baker is joined by General George Washington! Find out about the values of his historical life!

June 3rd 2018

Dough-Main! – June 3rd 2018 – Our host, Kurtis Baker is joined by Rob Church, Ken Damato, and Sandy Quirinale of DoughMain Foundation! Find out about financial literacy in education!

May 27th 2018

In The Law! – May 27th 2018 – Our Host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Wayne Pinkstone of Fox Rothschild! Find out about issues in the law from 2017 to compare to last week’s episode!

May 20th 2018

Legal Lingo! – May 20th 2018 – Our Host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Wayne Pinkstone of Fox Rothschild! Find out about changes in the law under the Trump Administration!

May 13th 2018

Realtor Ready! – May 13th 2018 – Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Richard Burke of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors! Find out more about real estate now!

May 6th 2018

I’ll Mind My Business! – May 6th 2018 – Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Kevin Wortham of Minding Our Business! Find out how you can help our youth and how to become an entraprenuer!

April 29th 2018

Expand The Brand! – April 29th 2018 – Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by James Bartolomei of HBK! Find out how to expand your small business now!

April 22nd 2018

I’ll Claim That! – April 22nd 2018 – Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Robert Bratman of Stark & Stark! Find out how to handle personal injury claims now!

April 15th 2018

Health Insurance for All! – April 15th 2018 – Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Amanda Reese of Hafetz and Associates! Find out your best post-retirment options for health insurance!

April 8th 2018

Where’s The Brand? – April 8th 2018 – Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Tom McManimon, President of Stimulus Brand headquartered in Ewing, NJ! Find out how you can make a brand for your small business!

March 25th 2018

Technically Speaking! – March 25th, 2018- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Darek Hahn, President and CEO of Dynamic Strategies! Learn how you can incorporate IT into your small business and be ahead of the technological curve!

March 11th 2018

Treating Your Elders Right! – March 11th, 2018- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Keith Hovey Esq.,  Elder Care Attorney with Szaferman, Lakind, Blumstein and Blader! As your loved one goes to a nursing home, we need to make sure they are treated right. Know the tell tale signs of neglect and how to save your loved one from abuse.

March 4th 2018

Memory Care For You! – March 4th, 2018- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined again by Barbara Forshner, Director of Community Relations at Artis Senior Living, and Olivia Oliphant,  Director of Community Education and Outreach at Foothill Acres! Find out the big news Barbara has in store for us, and the recommended way of care for the baby boomer generation!

February 25th 2018

What the Tax? – February 25th, 2018- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Kimberlee Phelan, CPA, MBA, CGMA, tax partner with Withum Smith And Brown! Get prepared with the new changes with your taxes according to the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017!

February 18th 2018

Estate of Summerseat! – February 18th, 2018- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Andrew Thomspon, former President of the Historic Morrisville Society, Sharon Hughes, the current President of the Historic Morrisville Society, and General Washington! Take this President’s Day Weekend learning the stories of the Historic Summerseat Mansion!

February 11th 2018

Vacation’s a Trip Away! – February 11th, 2018- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Caryn Berla, Travel Advisor for Cruise Planners. Pick up on the recent trends in commercial vacations this year and how you can get prepared for your own personal vacation!

December 17th 2017

The General’s Army – December 17th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by President Washington, the founding father of our country. Learn about the life and exploits of General Washington from The Revolutionary War to the Presidency!

December 10th 2017

Marketing 4 You! – December 10th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Maggie Van Dagens, Head Writer for J&M Marketing Communications. Apply the 4-step process of marketing to increase your web presence.

November 19th 2017

Giving Around the Holidays! – November 19th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Susan Toussaint, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Mercer County. Learn how you can donate during the holidays, and even after the season of giving.

November 13th 2017

Merging First! – November 13th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Pat Ryan, President and CEO of First Bank, headquartered in Hamilton, NJ. Find out the importance of mergers and acquisitions, and its impact on community banking!

November 5th 2017

Aligning my Career Path! – November 5th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Ricardo Roman, Director of Association Management at Caliper, headquartered in Princeton, NJ. Learn about the innovative test that puts you to work in your own preferred skillset!

October 29th 2017

All You Need is Water! – October 29th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Alex Deichl, head of marketing and sales for WorldWater and Solar Technologies, headquartered in Princeton, NJ. Find out the importance for potable water and portable water purifiers in the event of disasters!

October 22nd 2017

Find your own Student Success! – October 22nd, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by TJ Pingitore, CEO of Student success U, a professional podcast to improve student success. Create your own side hustle, and find out how to get yourself light-years ahead of the professional curve!

September 24th 2017

Get a Step Ahead of the LinkedIn Revolution! – September 24th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Karen Yankovich, CEO of Uplevel Media, headquartered in Ringwood, NJ. Manage your LinkedIn profile Like a professional, and find out how to make the best out of your account!

September 17th 2017

Trimming Your Hedges, Sustainably! – September 17th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by David Caramanico, Vice President of  Sales Management for C. Caramanico & Sons, Inc., headquartered in Brookhaven, PA. Find out about the difference between maintaining and managing your lawn, and improve the longevity of your lawn.

September 10th 2017

Marketing your Business and You! – September 10th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Gail Rose, President of Ananta Creative Group, headquartered in Princeton, NJ. Learn how to be on top of your company’s advertising efforts without the stress! Because sometimes, you can’t do it by yourself.

August 27th 2017

#Getforky with it! – August 27th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by John Procaccini, Owner of the #Getforky Gretalia Hospitality Group, home of your favorite restaurants like Pj’s Pancake House, Trattoria Procaccini, Osteria Procaccini, Dolceria, and Portavia. Find out about John’s journey to the management and success of Mercer County’s delicious farm to table service!

August 20th 2017

Medicaid, Are You Covered? – August 20th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Harold Grodberg Esq, Certified Elder Law Attorney and owner of The Grodberg Law Firm LLC headquartered in Clark, NJ. Learn how to apply for Medicaid and make sure you get the coverage right for you!

August 13th 2017

Preparing for the Next Stage of Life! – August 13th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Barbara Forshner, Director of Community Relations at Artis Senior Living of Princeton, and Olivia Oliphant, Registered Nurse at Foothill Acres Rehabilitation and Nursing of Hillsborough. Find out how to plan with you or your loved ones as they head into retirement and assisted living!

July 9th 2017

The Future of Advertising! – July 9th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Bruce Mishkin. He is the President of Pinpoint Marketing & Design, which is headquartered in Yorktown Heights, NY! Find out how to be the ahead of the pack by advancing your presence online!

June 25th 2017

Saving Lives in the east coast!– June 25th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Mark Schoenberger! He is the Vice President of PowerSurvey Company, which is headquartered in Kearny, NJ! Find out about the proactive company protecting you from electrical hazards in New York City and abroad!

June 18th 2017

SERVing Mental Health Communities! – June 18th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Regina Widdows! She is the president and CEO of SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc.,  Which is headquartered in Ewing, NJ! Find out the truth about accommodated living for mental health patients, the care they are provided at each living establishment, and their story of integrating into society.

June 11th 2017

Assisted Living and You!– June 11th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Mitch Katchen! He is the president of FPA Katchen and Katchen Financial Group, Which is headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ! Find out about how to prepare for assisted care for your loved ones for long-term care

June 4th, 2017

Entrepreneur of the stars!– June 4th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Greg Olsen! He is the president of GHO Ventures, Which is headquartered in Princeton, NJ! Learn the story of Greg as he talks you through his own risk taking ventures of business leadership, and how he became part of a once in a lifetime opportunity to go to space and live in the International Space Station!

April 23rd, 2017

What’s a reverse mortage????– April 16th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Richard Eakins! He is a loan officer with 1st Constitution Bank, which is headquartered in Cranbury, NJ! They discuss reverse mortgages, what they are, how to get one, why you would WANT one, and do you qualify!

April 9th, 2017

Know how to prevent, detect, and investigate FRAUD!– April 9nd, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Christopher M. Arunkumar! Christopher is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner! His slogan is, ‘Pay little now, or pay MORE later!’. They discuss fraud detection, investigation, but most importantly….PREVENTION!

April 2nd, 2017

Better serve YOUR employees!– April 2nd, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Wayne Pinkstone. Wayne is a partner at Fox Rothschild, LLP. They discuss the need to stay up to date with how to run your business and benefit employees. Additionally, they discuss future changes for YOUR employees, such as minimum wage changes, and a possible ‘sick leave’ law.

March 26, 2017

Do you have assets overseas? Learn about international tax!– March 26th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Kimberlee Phelan, CPA, MBA, and partner at Withum, Smith and Brown. Kimberlee provides tips for anyone with a foreign bank account. They discuss many areas of international tax including some of the possible changes that may occur under the current administration.

March 19th, 2017

She came a long way, and is now on TOP!– March 19th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Dr. Jianping Wang, the President of Mercer County Community College. They discuss her amazing journey as a young girl in China, coming to America, and single-handedly worked her way up a male dominated society.

March 12th, 2017

College Students & Financial Literacy!– March 12th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Andrew Morris! They discuss the finances of college students and tips on how to save!

March 5th, 2017

How to run a successful business!– March 5th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Michelle Morris! This week they talk about owning a business and how to be successful!

February 19th, 2017

It’s a tough world out there for a student!– February 19th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Dennis Hicks! Dennis is a Student Affairs professional at North Shore Community College. He and Kurt discuss the financial aspects of being a college student, loans, and MUCH more!

February 12th, 2017

Do you qualify for this AMAZING tax credit??– February 12th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Tarry Truitt! She is the Director of Community Impact Programs at United Way or Greater Mercer County here in New Jersey! They talk about EVERYTHING taxes during the show! Don’t miss out on that tax credit! Listen to this episode to learn about tax credits that YOU may qualify for!

January 15th, 2017

MAE! A Non-profit that helps the homeless by a means of mental healing and outward acceptance!– January 8th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Naomi Saint Germain! She is the General Manager of The Courtyard Marriot in Boston, MA, as well as on the fundraising committee for MAE!

January 8th, 2017

Mastering your finances in the new year!– January 8th, 2017- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Ray Disch for the first new edition of Master Your Finances this year! Learn about some marketing trends and www.sourlandspirits.com!

December 18th, 2016

How to manage your money!– December 18th, 2016- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Nancy Shobin! She is the owner of Professional Paperwork Services, LLC. They discuss money managing and the best ways, (and some of the worst ways), to do it!

December 4th, 2016

Mind OUR business so you can mind YOURS better!– December 4th, 2016- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Kevin Wortham! Learn more about Minding Our Business and how to better mind YOURS!

November 27th, 2016

Here to help YOUR loved ones have the best experience!– November 27th, 2016- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Rick Burke from Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors. Rick took us through the process and details he goes through to help find the best retirement options for your loved ones!

November 13th, 2016

Hope is NOT a business plan!– November 13th, 2016- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Salvatore (Sal) Levatino! He is a business coach within ActionCOACH network. In this episode they discuss the 5 ways to build massive profit within your business! Who doesn’t like profit?!

October 30th, 2016

It’s never too early to buy life insurance! Learn why!– October 30th, 2016- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Dave Saltzman of Dave Saltzman Insurance in Princeton, NJ! They go over disability insurance, life insurance, and even long term care insurance. Are you in the market for insurance? Listen to this episode before you buy!

October 23rd, 2016

Are you looking to merge? Here’s how!– October 23rd, 2016- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Jim Bartolomei! He is the Principal-in-charge of the Mid-Atlantic region of HBK CPAs & Consultants!

October 16th, 2016

Bank with us!– October 16th, 2016- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by The CEO of First Bank, Patrick Ryan! During this episode, they discuss the benefits of a community bank as well as other information about community banking that you might not have known otherwise!

October 9th, 2016

You, TOO, can serve!– October 9th, 2016- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Rider University’s own Xany Whitmoore! Xany is the Coordinator of Community Service in the Office of Service Learning! In this episode she spoke about community service, service learning, and just how easy it is to get involved and volunteer!

October 2nd, 2016

Outback steakhouse! Come on down!– October 2nd, 2016- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Anthony Ciampi! He is the Manager of Outback Steakhouse in Lawrenceville, NJ. During this episode he lets us in on some details of the Outback culture, as well as how things work in their location!

September 25th, 2016

Mental Health is important everywhere!– September 25th, 2016- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Benjamin M. Evans, DD,DNP, RN, APN, PHMCNS-BC, from the New Jersey State Nurses Association. They talk about the impact that financial stress has on mental health and a persons productivity in the workplace.

September 11th, 2016

Why should I know that? You’re a college student that’s why!– September 11th, 2016- Our host, Kurtis Baker, is joined by Rider University’s own Assistant Director of Housing Operations. They discuss the importance of financial literacy in college students as well as many things that college students should learn and try to make a habit in order to save and have a better financial future.

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