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Podcast Episodes

Navigating the Ups and Downs of Owning a Small Business

Bob has guest Phillip Fulbright of Fulbright Cleaners, talk about his journey and the twists and turns that led him to working for NASCAR. 

Estate Planning 101

Questions about the estate planning process? Kelle and Les share some Estate Planning basics to help you get the process started.

Back to College Finance Discussion

Les and Ryan suggest financial topics you may want to discuss with your children before they head off for college.


Gauging the Economy 

Michael Cole, CFP, CFS talks with Les about using gauges to look at the state of the economy.



Women and Financial Strategies

Les Stewart & Kelle Huffman talk about how women's relationship with family finances has changed over the years.



Bulls, Bears, Recession and Depression

Ryan Edwards & Les Stewart discuss the different types of financial markets and what to do to succeed in them.

Student of the Market

Ryan Edwards and Les Stewart discuss a presentation by Black Rock entitled that helps shed light on how to successfully financially plan.

Social Security Benefits

Ryan Edwards and Les Stewart discuss important information you should know about Social Security.


Managing Wealth in 2022



Creating Wellness

Fran Paradine talks with Bob Fincher about her experience in starting her own business...three at one time...and the lessons learned.



Life Insurance

Ryan Edwards and Les Stewart discuss the importance of life insurance and what things to consider when determining your policy needs.



Economic Review & 2022 Outlook

Ryan Edwards and Les Stewart of Southeast Retirement Planners give an economic recap of 2021 and discuss what can be expected in 2022.



Essentials of Estate Planning

Ryan Edwards talks with Susannah Brown, of Anthony and Brown, PLLC, about things to consider when beginning the estate planning process. 



Protecting Your Assets When Entering Long Term Care

Ryan Edwards talks with Susannah Brown about steps to take to  protect your assets when you enter a long-term care situation.


Medicare and Medicare Supplements

Ryan Edwards and Amanda Pierce of Power Benefits talk about the Ins and Outs of Medicare and Medicare supplements. 


Heart Health, Reducing the Risks with Dr. Jeff Neal

Dr. Jeff Neal sits down with financial planner Bob Fincher to discuss heart health and ways in which you can reduce the risk of heart disease. 


How to Make a Small Family Business Work

Bob is joined by special guest Dean Cline of Cline and Associates. Cline shares his experience with what it takes to make a small family business work.


Building Community within Your Company

Design Foundry's Eric Fulcher sits down with host Bob Fincher to discuss how to build community within your company.



Tourism in the Hickory Metro

Mandy PItts Hildebrand, CEO of the Hickory Metro Convention Center and Visitors Bureau, talks about how tourism benefits the local area. 


Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor

Ryan Edwards and Les Stewart talk about the important questions you should ask when selecting a financial advisor.



Jackson Creative Group & the hum

Bob Fincher interviews Andrew Moose who talks about his work with Jackson Creative and the recently opened live music venue, the hum. 


The Impact of Sports Tourism 

Mark Seaman from the City of Hickory Parks and Recreation Department talks with Ryan about the impact of sports tourism on local economy.



The Real Estate Boom

Hank Eimer of Coldwell Banker Boyd & Hassell talks with Bob about the real estate bubble and more




Domestic & International Manufacturing

John Birk of ZRO Delta and US Optics sits down with host Bob Fincher and discusses lessons learned from his experiences in manufacturing


Money Lies Are You Falling Into

Ryan Edwards and Les Stewart talk about the "money lies" people can fall prey to such as "Good vs. Bad Debt".



401K Rollover

Ryan Edwards and Les Stewart discuss the ins & outs of 401k savings plans




Cyber Security

Ryan Edwards and Les Stewart discuss the issue of cyber security and what steps you can take to prevent identity theft.

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