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CNBC’s Sharon Epperson: Taking A Fresh and New look At Your Financial Health CNBC’s Sharon Epperson: Taking A Fresh and New look At Your Financial Health

CNBC’s Sharon Epperson talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about what Americans can do to ensure their financial health, the importance of savings and why it’s good to be honest with your kids about money. April is National Financial Literacy Month and what better time than spring—the season of new beginnings and optimism—to take a fresh look at your own financial health? As CNBC’s senior personal finance correspondent, Sharon Epperson covers the many facets of how people manage, grow and ... Read More

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A Successful Entrepreneur  Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is A Successful Entrepreneur Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

  CNBC’s reality television show, The Profit, premiered in 2013. Each episode finds Marcus Lemonis offering struggling small businesses capital investment and his expertise in exchange for an ownership stake in the company. After the deal is accepted, he focuses on saving the business and making himself a profit ― even if it means firing the president, promoting the secretary or doing the work himself. EXAMPLES OF SUCCESS During the show’s three seasons, Lemonis has had several successful projects, including: Shuler’s BBQ Shuler’s BBQ, Lynn and ... Read More

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JEFFREY HIRSCH JEFFREY HIRSCH

The Hirsch Organization’s Jeffrey Hirsch talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about the history of his firm, its market forecasts and which industry sectors he believes hold the most promise. Jeffrey Hirsch is president of the Hirsch Organization, where he is editor-in-chief of the venerable Stock Trader’s Almanac. Created by Hirsch’s father, Yale, in 1967, the Stock Trader’s Almanac has delivered stock market insights and strategies to investors for nearly 50 years. Known for its accuracy at predicting the movement ... Read More

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CNBC’s BERTHA COOMBS CNBC’s BERTHA COOMBS

CNBC reporter Bertha Coombs spoke with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about her coverage of the Affordable Care Act, her toughest career lesson and why she finally accepts that it’s OK not to be perfect at everything.  Bertha Coombs has a front-row seat to current events. As a general assignment reporter for CNBC during the last 12 years, she has covered financial markets and business news stories ranging from the spying scandal on Hewlett-Packard’s board and the criminal trial of Beanie ... Read More

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KENNY POLCARI KENNY POLCARI

Veteran equities trader and CNBC contributor Kenny Polcari talks with Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about the energy of the trading floor, his straightforward approach to the market and the yin and yang of food and finance. Two of Kenny Polcari’s passions are the capital markets and home-style cooking. Every morning before the opening bell he writes a popular commentary from the New York Stock Exchange that actually gives him an opportunity to revel in both. “It’s my morning note called ... Read More

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JEFF MACKE JEFF MACKE

Jeff Macke, host of “Breakout” on Yahoo Finance, talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about how he got into financial journalism, what it was like to cover the financial crisis and what he believes will be the biggest financial news of 2014. After successfully running Macke Asset Management in San Francisco for seven years, Jeff Macke found himself semi-retired at age 35—and growing bored. “Retirement is a horrible goal,” he says. “I needed a challenge within finance that didn’t ... Read More

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JAMES PALLADINO JAMES PALLADINO

James M. Palladino, President and CEO of BullsNBears.com, talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his new social networking site for the financial community and his premier real-time stock market quotation service for the self-directed investor. James Palladino began his highly successful career on Wall Street as a stockbroker and eventually became involved in raising capital for both private and public companies. “In my professional financial career I’ve had exposure to many facets of the investment community ranging from ... Read More

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CAROL ROTH CAROL ROTH

Media personality Carol Roth talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about how she became sought-after for her opinions, why she thinks America is due for a change of attitude and her Twitter “feud” that went viral. When Carol Roth talks, people listen. “I always joke about how people come up to me at random—at the post office, the supermarket, even in the ladies’ room—and ask for my advice,” she says. “On a recent trip to the grocery store a ... Read More

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STEVE LIESMAN STEVE LIESMAN

CNBC’s Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about his time in Russia following the fall of the Soviet Union, what he thinks about the U.S. debt crisis and his favorite pastime. Steve Liesman reports on all aspects of the economy, including the Federal Reserve and major economic indicators. He appears on “Squawk Box” from 6 to 9 o’clock on weekday mornings as well as other CNBC programs throughout the day. He joined CNBC from ... Read More

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JEFFREY SICA JEFFREY SICA

Acclaimed money manager Jeffrey Sica, founder of Sica Wealth Management, talks with the Opportunist’s Managing Editor Leslie Stone about the government shutdown, how Fed policy could kill the public market and why investors have become all too familiar with euphoria and disaster. Jeffrey Sica became a wealth manager quite by accident. “I originally thought I would become a teacher or a writer but I didn’t find a teaching job, so I found a position where I was commissioned to become ... Read More

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