Money Matters

Money Matters

The podcast that focuses on how to use the money you have, make the money you need and save the money you want. Host Kim Chapman, Financial Wellness Director for Neighbors Federal Credit Union, explores the issues that can affect your financial well-being and discusses ways for you to enjoy the financial freedom you've been looking for.


March 15, 2023 35 min

Saving for retirement can sometimes be tricky and the rules seem to be ever-changing. Are you familiar with the most current regulations when it comes to your retirement account?  Kim and Neighbors IRA specialist, Terrell Collier, discuss the newest updates to the rules governing IRAs. What do these rules mean for you and what benefits do these new rules offer?

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Thinking about getting started investing? Are you getting ready for retirement? (That question isn't just for our older audience.) When should you start thinking about it and what investment avenues are out there for you to make the most of what you have? Kim is joined by certified financial advisor & founder of Game Changer Wealth, Jerry Linebaugh, to discuss the ins and outs of getting started with investing.


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Host Kim Chapman visits with Ms. Delores Hurst, Senior Direct of Community Impact and Equity with the Capital Area United Way, to learn more about the VITA program. A program that offers free tax preparation to qualifying members of our community. Learn who is eligible for this program and how to make your appointment. Kim and Ms. Hurst also discuss Super Tax Day which will be held Saturday, February 25th at the EBR Main Library.

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So you've finally bought yourself that car you had your eye on for so long. It's exciting to get behind the wheel of that brand-new ride. Until it's not. Until you find out that this new ride of yours is a complete lemon. What do you do now? You just want your new car to work like it's supposed to and no one seems to be able to make that happen.

Kim sits down with attorney Rusty Messer of Big River Att...

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January 18, 2023 30 min

You can't turn on the news today without hearing the words recession and inflation but what does it all mean to everyday consumers? Host Kim Chapman and guest Lee Buckner, associate professor of economics, discuss what these terms mean and what they could mean for you in the future. 

Are we headed for a recession? How can you prepare for a recession? What are the warning signs and what exactly does it all mean? Kim an...

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Yeah, we've all heard the jokes and seen the memes about someone trying to contact you about your car's extended warranty but we're not trying to sell you anything. We just want to help.

Extended warranties, tire and key packages, GAP insurance... It can all be very confusing when you're just trying to get the best bang for your buck on your new ride. Join Kim and guest Cole Miller of The LDS Group (Lou...

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Join Kim and guests Jeffrey Aucoin and Jacob Brown of Advanced Office Systems as they discuss the dangers that cyber attacks pose for small businesses.

Did you know that 1 in 5 small businesses will get hit this year with a cyber attack of some fashion? Are you prepared just in case you're the unlucky one? Learn about ways to keep your business and your data safe and some steps you can take to prevent becoming a vict...

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Join Kim and guests Henry Hays, co-founder of Disrupt Ready, & Mike Klein, co-founder of Disrupt Ready and founder of Cryptobull Capital, as they discuss the recent downfall of FTX.

FTX, one of the largest crypto exchanges, went from being the talk of the town with celebrities and pro-athletes to claiming bankruptcy in one of the largest losses of equity in American business history. What could have caused such a compl...

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November 9, 2022 38 min

Join Kim and guest Rod Griffin, Senior Director of Consumer Education & Advocacy at Experian, as they discuss how you can take care of your credit so that your credit can take care of you. Learn about changes in how your credit score is being calculated and how you can be proactive in improving your score today. So whether you're just getting started with your credit or you want to learn more about how your credit score is...

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Join Kim and guest Denise Bottcher, State Director of AARP Louisiana, as they discuss the benefits of AARP and what it can do for you. Just a little hint, AARP is not just for retired people anymore. So whether you are retired, nearing retirement age, or just want to know what AARP is all about tune in for more.

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Got a student that might need a little extra help? Kim sits down with Megan Thomas, with the State Library of Louisiana and HomeworkLA, and Julianne Watts, of Mathnasium, to discuss tutoring options in our area. Whether your student needs help with fractions or geomorphology, there's probably a tutoring program out there that can help.

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Kim and Betty Mujica-Milano, Community Outreach Coordinator for Neighbors, talk about the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation its programs. You'll hear about scholarship opportunities, grant opportunities, free financial literacy courses, and our upcoming annual celebration of Neighbors Day. Find out more about how the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation strives to improve our community.

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Whether you're buying a previously owned home or new construction, you owe it to yourself to get a home inspection. Kim and guest Adam and Adam from House Call Home Inspection discuss the benefits of having your largest investment checked out by a professional. From the roof to the foundation, a qualified inspector can save you time, money, and aggravation. 

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Being your own boss, and going into business for yourself, are dreams we all have from time to time. Why not take the first steps in making that dream a reality? Anthony Pitalo and Darryl King of the Neighbors Commerical Services team talk with Kim about the first steps of starting your very own business and what you need to get that dream on track.

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As Louisiana residents, we are all aware of our fifth season. Hurricane season. In this episode, Kim speaks with independent insurance agent Marissa Berteau about what you need to do to prepare your insurance coverage for hurricane season. Whether you own or rent, you should be prepared for the unexpected.

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Cryptocurrency is still a pretty new and emerging technology. We're trying to shed a little light on the crypto landscape with guest Henry Hays. Kim and Henry, a businessman and consultant that specializes in market disruption, discuss everything cryptocurrency in this episode. From its creation to what might be coming in the future, if you're looking to learn more about the world of crypto and how or if you should get in...

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For the first time in a couple of years, we are able to get out there and really travel if we choose. Unfortunately, with inflation and the price of fuel, you may not be wanting to take that cross-country trek this year. Well if you are lucky enough to live in as beautiful and interesting a place as our home of Louisiana you don't have to go too far. Kim visits with Laura Cating from the Louisiana Travel Association to get the...

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Kim introduces you to one of Neighbors partners in financial education, GreenPath. Jessie Garrison of GreenPanth Financial Wellness joins to discuss how they can assist in helping to get you on the right financial path at no cost to you. GreenPath is a non-profit organization with the mission of empowering people to lead financially healthy lives.

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Welcome to Money Matters, the podcast that focuses on how to use the money you have, make the money you need, and save the money you want – brought to you by Neighbors Federal Credit Union.

The information, opinions, and recommendations presented in this Podcast are for general information only and any reliance on the information provided in this Podcast is done at your own risk. This Podcast should not be considered prof...

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Host Kim Chapman and three very special guests from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge discuss how Habitat is helping families in our community fulfill their dreams of homeownership.

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