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March 11, 2016

Oil Prices, Minimum Wage & Presidential Candidates
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Oil prices are at a record low, there are more and more calls for increases to both state and federal minimum wages and the presidential primary season just keeps on keeping on. Join Valerie as she talks with John Goodman, America's Money Answers Man, about the cause and effect of oil prices and what consumers should do to take advantage of lower prices at the pump. Then listen and learn about state and federal minimum wage issues from Kennedy Hodges partner, Don Foty, who is a nationally recognized leader in wage and compensation law. And don't miss Valerie's personal no-spin summary of the current presidential candidates. It's going to be another great conversation to help you get the information you need to form your own opinion!
Episode Segments:
The Money Answer Man on Oil Prices
If you've filled up the car recently, you've noticed that you are paying significantly less at the pump now than you were 12 months ago? Why is that, and what does that mean for the overall economy? We turn to America's Money Answers Man Jordan Goodman for some perspective.
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The Minimum Wage Debate
Both businesses and employers alike are discussing the impact a potential increases to state and federal minimum wage laws. Our guest is Kennedy Hodges partner, Don Foty. His firm focuses on wage and hour class and collective actions. He will give us a better understanding of what a change in the minimum wage could do the the economy, the worker and the consumer.
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The Presidential Candidates
You see them on TV, you hear the pundits tak about them, but do you really know the Presidential Candidates? Valerie gives you a quick primer on what you need to know beforee you go to the ballot box.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Jordan Goodman
Jordan Goodman is known as America’s Money Answers Man because he has been answering Americans’ questions on personal financial topics for over 35 years. He was Wall Street correspondent for Money Magazine for 18 years and was the financial correspondent for NBC News for 9 years and has written 14 books on financial topics. His website is moneyanswers.com which has loads of helpful resources and links and allows you to email your financial questions directly to him.

Jordan's Website: Money Answers.com

Don Foty
Don Foty is partner with the law firm of Kennedy Hodges, LLP. His practice focuses on wage and hour class and collective actions and complex personal injury cases. He has served as class counsel in class and/or collective actions in over 40 cases across the country. He is currently serving as class counsel on behalf of workers in cases pending in Texas, New York, Ohio, North Dakota, and New Mexico.

He is listed as one of the top 100 lawyers in employment law by the National Advocates and one of the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

He has also been recognized as a "Rising Star" by the Super Lawyers publication every year since 2012 and one of the top lawyers in Houston, Texas by Houstonia Magazine.

Kennedy Hodges LLP