How can combining an entrepreneurial spirit and a love for your community launch a business to success? Gina Schaefer moved to the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington DC when it still had boarded up homes and no public services. After being laid off from several tech startups, she decided she needed a change. What better change to make than to step up and improve your own community? She opened a hardware store down the street next to an addiction recovery group that became a safe haven for people. Her business has succeeded and she now owns multiple stores in the area. She joins us today to tell the amazing story of how she got that first location and what she’s learned from her many employees over the years.
October is National Fire Prevention Month. Our friend Steve Kerber from the Fire Safety Research Institute joined us again this year to share the latest fire stats and ways to protect your family and your home in our headline segment. Then we answer Jason’s question about saving for college education in a 529. He isn’t sold on the idea and we offer our thoughts. And Doug will share his trivia.
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Steve Kerber, Vice President and Executive Director of UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI), joined us to share fire safety tips.
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Big thanks to Gina Schaefer for joining us today. Learn more about Gina at ginaschaefer.com. Grab a copy of her book Recovery Hardware: A Nuts and Bolts Story About Building a Business, Restoring a Community, and Renovating Lives.
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- Jason is hesitant to save for his child’s education in a 529 account. He would rather withdraw from retirement accounts tax-free to fund it. Is he making the right choice?
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Just listened to your podcast then watched the YouTube interview of Gina Schaefer. What an inspiring and engaging woman. Thank you for introducing me to her.