December 16, 2020
Hosted by J.R. Robinson with Co-Host Jessica Lani Rich
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In this episode, J.R. shares his two cents on the unseemly relationship between the insurance industry and the business of financial planning. His goal is to raise consumer awareness of the conflicts of interest that arise from the sale of complex products that are sold with opaque undisclosed commissions and to educate consumers about ethical challenges insurance products present to even the most ethical financial planners.
My Two Cents
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My Two Cents is a unique personal finance program that seeks to educate and engage consumers about trending topics in financial planning. Our host, J.R. Robinson, has a penchant for providing research-supported opinions that look beyond the media hype and advertising propaganda in an effort to inform listeners and clear up popular misperceptions.
Jessica Lani Rich adds her experience as a longtime media host and expert interviewer and will provide additional thought-provoking commentary. J.R.’s charismatic sometimes edgy commentary sprinkled with entertaining anecdotes from his professional experience paired with Jessica’s conversational skills makes for a lively and refreshing personal finance program.
J.R. Robinson with Co-Host Jessica Lani Rich
John (J.R.) Robinson is the founder of Honolulu-based Financial Planning Hawaii and a co-founder of software maker Nest Egg Guru. J.R. has published numerous peer-reviewed journal papers, including three award winning papers on retirement income sustainability. He has written dozens of articles and op-ed contributions on a wide range of financial planning topics, and his commentary is regularly featured in the national financial news media. He has twice been included on Investopedia’s list of the top 100 most influential financial advisors in the U.S.
Jessica Lani Rich is the President and CEO of Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii (VASH) and Travelers Aid of Honolulu. She is the Producer and Host of a television program, “Inspire You and Me,” which is seen statewide. She was formerly a personality and News Director with KUMU and KPOI radio stations in Honolulu. She is also a published author with her book, "Gift of Hawaii, Island Inspirations."