Local financial planner Matthew Rettick has launched Checks and Balances TV, a Website and weekly online consumer-finance show that's being backed by American Equity Investment Life Insurance out of Iowa. Rettick, who runs Cornerstone Retirement Group out of Century City, says he's out to educate the public about what financial-market headlines mean to them and how they can better handle the important money matters in their lives.
"The truth is that there are two sides to the coin on every topic, and we provide both sides to every financial topic, along with unbiased insight and balanced financial advice."
Danny King at Daily Finance has the story of Cool Springs Life, a group of high-end financial planners who were looking to make inroads into the entertainment industry. Where to find someone who could open doors and be a credible financial personality? Why, in Detroit Rock City, that's where, in the form of Kiss bassist, entrepreneur and master merchandiser Gene Simmons. Plus, he's always good for a quote.
"I didn't buy my first car until I was 34. . . . I didn't buy my first house until I was 36," Simmons said in an interview with DailyFinance. "Why do you need them when you're always on the road? I lived with my mother until I was about 20. You wanna go out and have some privacy? You go to a hotel."
Learn more about the men behind Cool Springs Life here.