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Consumer Team: Ventana is Changing Retirement in Dallas

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX – Consumer Team News)   The corner of Northwest Highway and Central/Hwy 75 is about to change in a big way. Ventana, a luxury high rise retirement community, is being built at this location by Buckner Retirement Services.   The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is airing a series of educational segments on retirement in DFW and the new Ventana.

Ventana - Coming to Northwest Highway & Central in Dallas

Ventana – Coming to Northwest Highway & Central in Dallas

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, says  he considers Ventana to be the future of retirement living. Thomson said, “People are very impressed with the the luxury of Ventana.  It will be a stunning community with beautiful views of the Dallas skyline.   There are some other major benefits.  First, Buckner Retirement Services is building Ventana.  Buckner is one of the most trusted names in North Texas.   Beyond that, Ventana will be a continuing care retirement community which means that residents will have access to many healthcare and medical services on-campus at Ventana, and at rates that are very predictable.   Over the span of a person’s retirement, we believe that Ventana’s pricing model delivers much more for the dollar and gives consumers more control over their budgets during retirement.”

The Consumer Team will feature different aspects of Ventana during on-air interviews on 1080 KRLD Radio.   Thomson said, “Our interviews on retirement and Ventana will be very educational.  We’ll be talking to the leadership of Ventana and Buckner Retirement Services.   We’ll also feature several people who will be among the first to move to Ventana when it’s complete.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 6-8 PM on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas, Texas.

Financial Expert Jim Poe Moves to Primetime

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX)      Financial and retirement expert Jim Poe, host of The Found Money Report radio program, will be heard on KRLD Radio at 10AM Saturdays, effective August 31, 2013.    The Found Money Report features information, tips and research designed to help listeners prepare for success in retirement.    Previously the program was heard on Sunday at 1PM.   KRLD, owned by CBS, is the most listened to news station in DFW with a weekly audience of over 500,000 persons.

Jim Poe - Texas Retirement Specialists

Jim Poe – Texas Retirement Specialists

Poe is a regular contributor to The Consumer Team radio program, which is broadcast Saturdays from 5-7PM on KRLD.   Consumer Team host, Pete Thomson, commented on The Found Money Report’s new broadcast time.  He stated, “Saturday midday is one of the most listened to times of the week.  The move up to Saturday at 10AM is a huge compliment to Jim Poe and the credibility he brings to the airwaves of Dallas-Ft. Worth.  His success on both Wall Street and Main Street makes him uniquely qualified to be an authority on investing and retirement planning.”     Thomson serves as co-host of The Found Money Report.

Jim Poe, who is also the founder and CEO of Texas Retirement Specialists, expressed excitement over the new airtime for his program.  He said, “Our approach on the air is pretty simple. We just want to help people prepare for success in retirement.   When KRLD management came to us with the invitation to move into one of the most listened to hours of the weekend, we were very honored.  And now, I’m excited that more people are going to be able to hear our program.”

Thomson described The Found Money Report as different than other financial, investment or retirement programs on the radio.  He added, “Jim was very clear when we started that he didn’t want to do an on-air pitch for financial products.   It’s important to him to give our listeners information that they can use in their lives regardless of whether they ever come into Jim’s office.    As a result, The Found Money Report is very interesting to listen to.  We feature news, research, tips and through it all we have quite a bit of fun.”

In each Found Money Report broadcast, listeners hear a very genuine banter between Poe and Thomson.  Each broadcast starts with the week’s financial news as delivered by Jim Poe.   Thomson serves as the announcer, keeping the show on schedule and setting up topics for Poe to comment on.   Pete Thomson, who gives a weekly historical report called “The Way Back Machine”, said he thinks the show’s attraction is its real sound.   Thomson added, “Listeners can tell when a program is real or scripted.   Jim Poe really enjoys helping people and it shows on the air.”

The Found Money Report is also broadcast on WBAP Radio from 3-4PM Saturday afternoon.  The Found Money Report is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

Reverse Mortgages Backfire: The Consumer Team Investigates

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX)    The Consumer Team talk radio program will air a special report on the growing number of consumer complaints regarding reverse mortgages.   Ernie Sprance will anchor the report which will be broadcast Saturday, June 15th on KRLD Radio from 5-7PM Central.

The Consumer Team - Saturdays 5-7 PM - KRLD Radio

Pete Thomson, host and producer of The Consumer Team, commented on the reverse mortgage story.   He said, “This is the second story we’ve done on reverse mortgages.  Last year, we did a Consumer Alert which focused on the lack of understanding that many seniors have regarding the transaction.   Now Ernie Sprance has new coverage to share with our listeners regarding reverse mortgages.  We’re especially concerned about this story because it impacts seniors and has the potential to have an adverse effect on their retirement quality.   Anyone who is considering using this type of financial instrument should listen to this segment.”

For more information on The Consumer Team or to listen live, go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com.   Airing on Dallas-Ft. Worth’s top rated news-talk station KRLD, The Consumer Team is one of the highest rated local consumer advocacy radio programs in America.  The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

Consumer Team: Getting More From Social Security

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX)      Listeners to The Consumer Team radio program are finding more money in Social Security benefits thanks to a new software and report that is being introduced on the program.   The new software, being made available by Texas Retirement Specialists, is helping listeners discover new, incremental amounts of Social Security dollars that are above and beyond what listeners are typically expecting.

Texas Retirement Specialists - Offering Free Social Security Report

Jim Poe with Texas Retirement Specialists is The Consumer Team’s expert in investing and retirement planning.  Poe commented on the Social Security software.  He said, “We’re excited to be able to help open up the eyes of consumers regarding how to get the most from Social Security.   Previously, most people believed that the wise thing to do was get benefits at the earliest age possible.  With the help of our free software, folks can see what’s possible if they are more strategic in the sign up process.   We have listeners that are finding anywhere from a few thousand dollars up to $399,000.   It has been exciting to see people benefiting from this report.”

Pete Thomson, consumer advocate and host of The Consumer Team, said that the listener response has been extraordinary.   Thomson added, “The response to Texas Retirement Specialists free Social Security report has been really exciting.  All the information is on the Texas Retirement Specialists website, http://www.texasretirementspecialists.com.”

Even though the process of identifying extra Social Security dollars is quick, Jim Poe said that getting correctly signed up for Social Security can require additional assistance.   Poe added, “Once a person determines how much extra money they can qualify for, we encourage them to call us for help in signing up properly.   We’re excited to help our listeners and clients maximize their Social Security benefits.”

The Consumer Team talk radio program is broadcast Saturdays from 5-7PM (Central) on 1080 KRLD Radio, Dallas-Ft. Worth.  Jim Poe is a regular contributor to The Consumer Team in the areas of financial planning, investing and retirement.  Pete Thomson called Jim Poe an integral part of The Consumer Team.  Thomson continued, “Retirement, financial planning and investments are at the top of our agenda on The Consumer Team.   To have Jim Poe and his team at Texas Retirement Specialists on the program every week is huge resource for our listeners in North Texas.  Jim Poe’s background, experience and integrity have made him one of our most trusted resources.”

Texas Retirement Specialists have North Texas offices in Dallas and Ft. Worth.   They can be reached at 888-774-4492.  For more information on The Consumer Team and to listen live, go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas.

 

Consumer Team Endorses Texas Retirement Specialists

Jim Poe - Texas Retirement Specialists

(DALLAS, TX)        Pete Thomson, host and producer of The Consumer Team radio program, announced that Jim Poe and Texas Retirement Specialists will be the exclusive financial and retirement planning planner for The Consumer Team.   The Consumer Team is heard Saturdays from 5-7PM on 1080 KRLD Radio, Dallas/Ft. Worth.   Commenting about the announcement, Thomson said, “Through the years I’ve had an opportunity to meet hundreds of financial planners and Jim Poe is by far the most honest, hardworking and giving person I’ve every met in the financial services industry.  We are very fortunate to have him as an expert on retirement and financial planning on The Consumer Team.”

As The Consumer Team’s exclusive financial and retirement planning expert, Jim Poe will make regular appearances on The Consumer Team radio program.  According to Thomson, financial questions top the list of listener questions.   Thomson added, “The Consumer Team audience is primarily 35 and older.  These are people who have been working hard for a number of years.  And getting solid, credible advice on retirement strategies is very important to them.   The addition of Jim Poe to our program gives our listeners access to a person who is really looking out for their best interest.”

Thomson calls Poe and his company Texas Retirement Specialists the best possible source of information for listeners.  Thomson added, “Most people don’t realize that many who call themselves financial planners don’t have to work in the client’s best interest.   In fact, many product sales people call themselves financial planners but in reality are just sales people trying to sell the product that pays them the highest commission.  Because Jim Poe and Texas Retirement Specialists have a fiduciary duty to their clients, our listeners can be confident that Jim is making recommendations that are in their best interest.”   Regarding his fiduciary responsibility to his clients, Poe said, “We have an obligation to present our clients the solutions that are the best choice from their perspective.   Since most of our clients are over 50, we look for ways to make a good return but without the risk of the stock market.”

According to Thomson, the family aspect of Texas Retirement Specialists is a big appeal to people.  Thomson said, “Texas Retirement Specialists is a family owned and operated business.  Jim and Dauph Poe and 4 of their daughters own the firm.  And when you step foot into their offices in either Dallas or Ft. Worth, you feel like you’ve come home.  It’s  an amazingly comfortable feeling.”

Jim Poe & Family Preparing Dinner At The Ronald McDonald House of Ft. Worth

Thomson also praised the manner in which Jim Poe and Texas Retirement Specialists interact with their clients.  Thomson said, “Jim and his team are very low pressure.  In both their group financial planning meetings or in individual sessions, they are very, very good listeners.  And their proprietary software that they use to track a person’s income until age 100 is extraordinary. ”

Unlike many financial planning firms, Texas Retirement Specialists does not have a minimum of net worth requirement for clients.  In fact, according to Thomson, “If a client has any savings at all, Jim Poe and the Texas Retirement Specialists team will help them.   And in a world where some financial planners won’t even talk with you unless you have a million dollars, Jim Poe helps people regardless of how much money they have.   He has a real servant’s heart.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast from 5-7PM Saturdays on 1080 KRLD in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas.  KRLD is the leading news station in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market.   The Consumer Team features consumer tips, information and research designed to help listeners in the DFW Metroplex and beyond make better consumer and shopping decisions.   Pete Thomson has been working in the area of consumer advocacy for over 10 years.  He founded The Consumer Team with a mission to help Dallas and Ft. Worth consumers save time, money and grief in the consumer lives.  Thomson is also president/CEO of McQ Media, a Dallas based marketing and advertising firm.

To learn more about The Consumer Team and to listen live go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas, Texas.

 

 

Texas Retirement Specialists Charity Outreach

DALLAS, TX       The Consumer Team has recognized Jim Poe and Texas Retirement Specialists for their continued support of North Texas non-profit organizations.   Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team radio program, said, “Jim Poe and his family are some of the most generous people I’ve ever known.  And to see them support charities year after year is extraordinary.”   In 2013, Texas Retirement Specialists are committing time, money and resources to a number of non-profits including The Shriners Hospitals and The Ronald McDonald House of Ft. Worth.

Jim Poe & Family Preparing Dinner At The Ronald McDonald House of Ft. Worth

Jim Poe of Texas Retirement Specialists commented, “We’ve been blessed with healthy kids and grand kids.  And we have a heart for the children and families going through health challenges.  This year, as we support The Shriners Hospitals and The Ronald McDonald House of Ft. Worth, we are helping kids and families who really need our support.”

One aspect of the charity support comes in the form of interviews and exposure on The Found Money Report radio program which is sponsored by Texas Retirement Specialists.   The program, hosted by Jim Poe and Consumer Team host Pete Thomson, focuses on helping listeners prepare for success in retirement.    During The Found Money Report special segments regularly air featuring guests from The Shriners Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House organizations.   Jim Poe added, “Many of our listeners to The Found Money Report are retired folks, who like us, want to help people in need.  It’s very rewarding to see our listeners and clients get involved in helping people.”

According to Pete Thomson, working with Jim Poe and his family team at Texas Retirement Specialists, has changed his life.  Thomson said, “Last year my son and I had a chance to join Jim Poe and his family to prepare dinner for 60 people at The Ronald McDonald House of Ft. Worth.  The folks we were preparing dinner for were families with children going to Cooks Children’s Hospital.   Some of these kids were going through some serious health challenges.   After a long day at the hospital, these families were ready to relax and have a nice dinner.   Being able to help these folks changes your life.  It was definitely a powerful experience for my young son.”

Beyond supporting The Shriners Hospitals and The Ronald McDonald House, Jim Poe says that the Texas Retirement Specialists team will be helping some additional charities as the year goes on.  He said, “We always do a number of important charity projects at Christmas.  And this year will be no different.  It blesses us to bless others.”

The Found Money Report, sponsored by Texas Retirement Specialists, can be heard Saturdays at 4PM (Central) on WBAP Radio and Sundays at 1PM (Central) on KRLD Radio.   The Found Money Report is produced by McQ Media, a full service advertising and marketing firm, based in Dallas, Texas.

 

The Future of Social Security……Predictions & FAQs

Social Security Questions Answered on The Consumer Team

The future of Social Security will be a major focus on The Consumer Team radio talk show on Saturday, June 30 at 2PM on 570 KLIF Radio.   The Consumer Team will discuss the likelihood of the Social Security system going bankrupt and other frequently asked listener questions.  According to Consumer Team host Pete Thomson, the Social Security special programming is being aired in response to strong listener demand.  Thomson said, “Our Consumer Team research has shown that people over the age of 50 are very concerned about the future of Social Security.  They want to know if the benefit will survive long enough to collect a benefit.”

Jim Poe, president of Texas Retirement Specialists, will join The Consumer Team as a guest for the Social Security special programming.   Thomson added, “Jim Poe is an expert on investments and retirement planning.  He’s very knowledgeable regarding Social Security.”  According to Thomson, Poe will talk about several little known aspects of Social Security benefits.  “Because married couples have several options regarding how they can collect Social Security benefits, consumers can sometimes increase their benefits after doing an analysis on their situation.   Jim Poe will outline the various scenarios on The Consumer Team.  It will be very informative.”

The Consumer Team will also explore anticipated future changes in the Social Security system that will be necessary for the system to survive.  Thomson added, “In order to survive, Social Security will have to make changes.  And changing the minimum age requirements is just one aspect.   On the Consumer Team radio show we will discuss several areas of benefits and qualification criteria that we believe will change in the next several years.”

The Consumer Team is heard Saturdays from 2-4PM Central on 570 KLIF Radio.  For more information and to listen live, go to http://www.MyConsumerTeam.com   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas

Gold Dealers….The Good and The Bad…This Weekend on The Consumer Team

Precious Metals....Buyer Beware!

This Saturday, June 2nd, The Consumer Team radio program will interview Jim Poe of Texas Retirement Specialists and John Clark of Royal Metals Group about the strategies to be successful in acquiring precious metals.  According to Consumer Team program host Pete Thomson, there are a number of issues that consumers need to be aware of when it comes to buying precious metals.  Thomson stated, “It’s like the wild west out there in the marketplace when it comes to precious metals.  There are some very good companies who treat consumers fairly.  And there are others that are overcharging for gold, particularly gold numismatic coins.”

The Consumer Team will talk about how to avoid the rip-offs as well as other strategies that will help people be successful in precious metals.  Other topics covered will be ways to safely store precious metals, the value of gold in uncertain economic times and the history of gold and precious metals.

Thomson added that both Jim Poe and John Clark are good examples of reputable companies.   Thomson added, “We thoroughly check out all of our sponsors before they’re accepted on The Consumer Team.  Putting our listeners together with companies they can trust is what The Consumer Team is all about.   In the areas of financial planning and precious metals you won’t find better people than Jim Poe at Texas Retirement Specialists and John Clark at Royal Metals Group.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 2-4 PM on 570 KLIF Radio.  To listen live, go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com  

The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media and THI Productions, Dallas, Texas.

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