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August 03, 2019

Escaping Domestic Abuse
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Domestic abuse is a major problem. Unfortunately, the victims usually get little help. An expert shares warning signs that abuse is happening, and what to do about it. Then, research shows that only a small fraction of retirees sign up for social security at the most profitable time. You be shocked at how much Americans are leaving on the table.
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The Warning Signs of Abuse
Alisa Divine, domestic abuse survivor, author of She Wins: Harrowing Stories from Women Who Survived Domestic Abuse. Ms. Divine said that domestic and sexual abuse is a huge problem but often the victims get little help. She explained why it is so important to shed light on the issue and educate the public about the warning signs. She also explained why leaving an abusive situation is the most dangerous time for the victim, and how victims can find help.
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Getting the Most out of Social Security
Matt Fellowes founder and CEO of United Income, a retirement-focused online investment management and financial planning company based in Washington, D.C. co-authored a report that found that only 4% of retirees sign up for Social Security at the most profitable time. He said this single mistake costs the typical American household an average of $111,000 in lost retirement income. He said that most people should claim Social Security later than they typically do, but he recommends seeking professional advice.
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Women & Car Accidents
Jason Forman, PhD, Principal Scientist at the Center for Applied Biomechanics at the University of Virginia led a study that concluded that women are 73 percent more likely to be injured in a car accident than men. Older people were also at greater risk of injury. He talked about the likely reasons behind this trend. He also said that all car occupants are now more than half as likely to sustain serious injuries in cars less than ten years old than in older cars.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Alisa Divine
For the last decade, Alisa Divine has been supporting women in feeling and sharing a powerful self-image, through her portraiture of women. She founded The More Than Beautiful Project™, a program for women and teen girls. Alisa mentors how to gain confidence, a positive body image, and develop healthy relationships. There are three options to work with her, find the one that fits best for you.

Alisa is the author of #SheWins: Harrowing Stories From Women Who Survived Domestic Abuse. This book captures and shares the irrepressible spirit of survivors, through portraiture and stories. She is the co-author of Killing Kate, which will be released on October 1, 2019. As co-owner of a publishing company, Personal Power Press, she provides a platform for individuals to share their stories and turn their pain into power.

In addition, Alisa is a life coach and feels great purpose to encourage others to rise above their circumstances and triumph. She is on a mission is to help women and girls step into the best versions of themselves, transitioning from where they are to where they want to be. Alisa believes in creating lives full of meaning and purpose.


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Matt Fellowes
Matt Fellowes is the founder and CEO of United Income, a software company that helps its members bring more of their retirement dreams to life. Prior to founding United Income, Matt was the Chief Innovation Officer at Morningstar and the founder and CEO of HelloWallet, an award-winning financial guidance software company purchased by Morningstar Inc. in 2014. Earlier in his career, Matt was a Fellow at the Brookings Institution and an adjunct professor of public policy at Georgetown University and George Washington University. Matt currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Center on Longevity, the Board of Directors of Fellowes Inc., and a number of advisory councils. His business and academic work has been published in academic journals and covered in top media around the world, including feature stories in the Wall Street Journal, Economist, the New York Times, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, and ABC World News, among others.

Matt has testified in front of the U.S. Congress and State Houses across the country and advised dozens of elected officials, businesses, and banking regulatory agencies on consumer finance issues. A native of Chicago, he holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MPP from Georgetown University, and a BA from St. Lawrence University. In addition to receiving numerous awards for his work, Matt had the honor of being selected as a "Top 100 Global Game Changer" by the Huffington Post and a "Tech Titan" by the Washingtonian. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two daughters.


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