Absolute Trust Talk
By Kirsten Howe: Attorney and podcaster
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Educating at every step. Absolute Trust Talk is not your run of the mill general counsel show filled with legal jargon that doesn’t resonate. Through her 20+ years of practice, Absolute Trust Counsel managing attorney Kirsten Howe found herself working with clients who were confused and overwhelmed by the complexity of estate planning and saw a need to help clients with education and specific client-centered estate planning services. Now Kirsten is taking her expertise and experience to a new level; she is on a mission to bring a thought-provoking and approachable, friendly voice not only to estate planning, but to a wide variety of business and financial wellness topics. Through a series of podcasts, Kirsten will connect with like-minded business professionals and work to coach and encourage listeners to make educated and informed planning decisions. Preparing for the future doesn’t have to be stressful or hard, but it does have to be smart.
||Clean023: Knowing Alzheimer’s with Family Care Specialist Dori Sproul of the Alzheimer’s Association||Over 5 million people all across our country have Alzheimer’s. The scary part is that many people don’t quite understand the disease and confuse it with other health issues or even normal signs of aging. Kirsten and guest Dori Sproul, family care...||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022: Estate Organizing 101 with Professional Estate Organizer Meg Connell||When a family is grieving the loss of a loved one or an older couple is ready to move on to the next chapter in their lives by downsizing their lot, it can be overwhelming. Where do you start when you have a whole lifetime of stuff? Professional...||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: Making Loans to an Irrevocable Trust Is Possible. Here’s How.||Did you know it’s possible to make a loan to an irrevocable trust? Many people don’t know it is, and even though conventional lending firms might say they do it, they don’t truly understand and often force the borrower to take the loan out of...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: Naturalization: Is the Process Worth It?||The thoughts around becoming a naturalized citizen can be, well, daunting. Many wonder if it’s worth the time and effort. Absolute Trust Talk guest and immigration law expert Nadia Yakoob encourages all clients, and those wondering about the...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: Finding the Right Home Care Approach||In episode 19 of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes Francesca Vogel, home care liaison for Home Care Assistance, to the show. Francesca works with seniors and their families to help navigate their specific care needs. Francesca is such a valuable...||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: How Invested Are You? Portfolio Protection You Need to Know About Brokers and Advisors||In this episode of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes attorney Bob Gonser to the show. Bob’s practice focuses on matters involving disputes between investors and their financial advisors. Bob typically works on a contingent fee basis and has...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: Disability Income – How To Do It Right and Avoid The Many Pitfalls||In episode 17 of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes Kantor & Kantor, LLP partner Michelle Roberts into the studio. Michelle has focused her entire career on helping claimants win disability claims under employer-provided disability plans. She...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: Behind the Scenes of Financial Planning for a Family With Special Needs||In episode 16 of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes Morgan Stanley Senior Portfolio Manager Robert McLalan to the show. Bob has over 35 years of experience in the securities industry and has committed a large part of his practice to helping special..||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: Kids in the Business: When Personal Estate Planning and Business Succession Planning Collide||In episode 15 of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes financial planning and investment professional John O’Dea of Summit Financial Group to the show. John’s focus is the wealth accumulation and protection needs present for individuals who own...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: Consumer Debt Today with Jen Lee||Absolute Trust Talk welcomes consumer debt law expert Jen Lee into the studio to discuss essential tips, resources, and information people need to know about debt. Creator of workplace financial program Employees Are Assets™ and co-author of...||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: Deciphering International Tax Law with Jenny Lin||Absolute Trust Talk welcomes Walnut Creek international tax law expert Jenny Lin to the show. Lin has been practicing tax law since obtaining her juris doctor degree in 2000 from U.C. Berkeley and is one of approximately 400 attorneys certified as a...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: Protecting Your Creative Expression – The Nature of Copyright||In this episode of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes Walnut Creek copyright law expert Kelley Way into the studio. This Walnut Creek native, wanted to practice copyright law since she was in high school, as two of her biggest passions are books...||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: What’s Up With Real Estate in the San Francisco Bay Area?||In episode eleven of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes award-winning Remax Accord Real Estate Broker Mark Shaw into the studio. Mark has been serving Contra Costa and Alameda Counties for more than 19 years and, even though he spent some time as a..||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: Thinking Outside the Family – Special Needs Trusts & Professional Fiduciaries||In this episode of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes Herb Thomas, founder and principal fiduciary of Herb Thomas and Associates. Herb has a big passion for people, which is shown through his extensive experience serving families throughout...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: See Something, Say Something - Elder Abuse||In this episode of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes trust and estate litigator Denise E. Chambliss from Tri-Valley law firm Hoge, Fenton. During their discussion, Denise and Kirsten hone in on the specifics of trust and estate litigation with an...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Financial Planning for Families with Special Needs Individuals||In this episode of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes special needs financial planning expert Jon Elfin into the studio. Jon has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and focuses on processes and expertise to help clients...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: Divorce: Prenup, Postnup and Everything in Between||In this episode of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes Walnut Creek family attorney Ariel Brownell Lee into the studio. During her conversation with Kirsten, Ariel touches on all aspects of a prenuptial agreement. While discussing the pros and...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: Financial Planning: It Isn’t All About The Money||In this episode of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes Walnut Creek Financial Planner Ora Citron into the studio. For Ora, financial planning is a way to make a difference for individuals in our community, directly and meaningfully, by taking...||4/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: How to Help Your Children Own a Home the Right Way with Denae Budde||In this episode, Kirsten talks to Denae Budde, managing shareholder of Budde Law Group, a niche practice that focuses in on handling either transactions or litigation in the real estate and business. During her conversation with Kirsten, Denae...||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Hey, Life Transitions are Normal. Here’s How to Cope With Them.||In this episode of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes Certified Financial Transitionist® Gary Gardner into the studio. As part of the first graduating class of the Financial Transitionist Institute (a division of the Sudden Money Institute) Gary...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: Outside Looking In – Why Professional Fiduciaries Can Be A Better Choice||Walnut Creek professional fiduciary dynamo Karen Fisher joins Kirsten in the studio for episode #003 of Absolute Trust Talk. Kirsten highlights how many people just don’t know what a professional fiduciary is or that having someone outside...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: Financial Planning: The Pieces & The Big Picture||In this episode of “Absolute Trust Talk,” Kirsten talks to Geoff Zimmerman, Certified Financial Planner, Senior Advisor, and Chief Compliance Officer for Mosaic Financial Partners, Inc. Geoff is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most seasoned...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: The Ultimate GPS to Money in Your Relationship||Kirsten Howe Interviews Maureen Richardson||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000: Launching the Absolute Trust Talk Podcast with Kirsten Howe||Welcome to the Thought-Provoking Absolute Trust Talk Podcast with Kirsten Howe, officially launching April 16, 2018. Estate Planning, Business, and Financial Wellness -- Preparing for the Future Type of Talk Whenever and Wherever You Want It or Need...||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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Kristen interviews professionals ina way that brings useful information to both professionals and individuals seeking to get smarter about their own financial, tax and estate strategies.
These podcasts are full of useful and helpful information. Also, they're quite fun to listen to. Thanks for sharing this valuable content.
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Kirsten’s strengths of taking complex financial and legal topics and clearly explaining them is the gift found in Absolute Trust Talk. I’m sharing Kirsten’s interviews with all of my friends, family, and colleagues as there is always something new and awakening about the subject discussed. No matter what level of financial wellness we’re in, we all need help to find trusted sources. I’m so proud to have the opportunity to help craft Kirsten’s brand and produce this content platform.