Episode 010: From Landscaper to Crowdfunding Expert (and a Few Steps in Between)

How many times have you generously donated to a worthy cause, only to have the sinking feeling that a majority of your money was gobbled up by administrative costs? Our guest this episode, Steve Mestre, Co-Founder and Executive Director of GivingTrail.org, has solved these and other issues that plague charitable organizations through his ultra-efficient crowdfunding platform.

Episode 009: Commercial vs. Residential Real Estate: Which Is the Smarter Investment?

If you know me, you know that I’m always talking about the importance of diversifying your portfolio for safety and growth – particularly by investing in real estate. But what kind of real estate? In this episode of “The Edge,” my guest Matt Harris and I debate the age-old question: Is commercial or residential the better investment option?

Episode 008: Tales of a Top Aviator: From Flight Simulators to Saving Lives

This episode’s guest, Joe Rajacic, never ceases to amaze me. Joe tells us how, after retiring from decades of flying a 747, he founded a non-profit called ALEX (Aerospace Learning EXperience). Using a flight simulator, he exposes young people to the joys of aviation. In addition to his work at ALEX, Joe pilots a Citation Jet and flies for a medical group that harvests donor organs. Tune in for more on this inspiring guest.

Episode 006: Behind the Scenes of a Charity Empire

What goes on behind the doors of America’s number one youth organization?  It’s the 8th largest charity in the U.S., has an annual revenue of $1.8 billion, employs a staff of over 50,000, and serves 4 million children every year.  If you haven’t guessed, I'm talking...

Episode 003: Impact Investing: Leave Your Legacy (and Receive a Return)

In this episode, Chris Askin, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada, explains how this innovative nonprofit treats giving like an investment. The Foundation gives donors the opportunity to choose the kind of legacy they’d like to leave, start their own fund, and even receive a return.

Episode 002: The Far-From-Ugly Truth About Reverse Mortgages

Episode #002 casts a new light on an industry that has garnered its share of negativity: reverse mortgages. My guest, John Terveer, shows us how a reverse mortgage can be a powerful and flexible financial tool once you understand how to use it correctly.