NEW YORK, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weekly financial series Consuelo Mack WealthTrack kicks off its 10th season in high definition (HD) with a new, two-part special on "Women, Investing & Retirement" premiering nationwide on public television beginning Friday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m. (check local listings). Anchor and Executive Producer Consuelo Mack explains why the traditional financial planning approach doesn't work for women and reveals the financial products and strategies women need to have a secure retirement.
"Women live longer, typically have earned less and have different financial priorities than men. As we launch our 10th season on WealthTrack, helping women achieve long-term financial security is one of our top programming priorities," says Mack.
Guests for "Women, Investing & Retirement Part 1" (June 28, check local listings) are award-winning financial advisor Ami Forte, head of The Forte Group at Morgan Stanley, and GenSpring's Senior Strategist Jewelle Bickford. They discuss how women can identify and implement financial goals that are right for them. In "Women, Investing & Retirement Part 2" (July 5, check local listings) award-winning financial advisor Erin Botsford, president/CEO of The Botsford Group, and top retirement and social security expert Mary Beth Franklin, contributing editor, InvestmentNews, share specific strategies and products women can use to achieve financial security for themselves and their families.
This summer, WealthTrack explores "Insurance: The Next Big Thing in Retirement Investing" in a new special featuring Franklin and insurance expert Kimberly Lankford, a longtime Kiplinger's Personal Finance journalist. They predict that insurance products such as long-term care insurance, annuities and longevity insurance will become key sources of income for retirees, especially with the disappearance of defined benefit plans like old-fashioned pensions.
This season, Legg Mason's legendary value investor Bill Miller returns to give the series another exclusive TV interview. "WealthTrack is the most intelligent, thoughtful, investment interview show on the air," says Miller.
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack continues to give viewers pathways to build their financial security and tackle economic, market and political changes. Upcoming season 10 guests include "Great Investor" David Winters, founder and portfolio manager of Wintergreen Fund, legendary "Great Bond Investor" Dan Fuss, Vice Chairman and portfolio manager at Loomis, Sayles & Company, and Richard Bernstein, one of Wall Street's top "Financial Thought Leaders" who is now portfolio manager and CEO of Richard Bernstein Advisors LLC.
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack's website — wealthtrack.com — features new upgrades including a redesign to match the series' new HD broadcast look for Season 10, and exclusive enhanced content. WealthTrack Web Extra features episode outtakes on special topics like gold; deep dives into guests' investments in "Pro's Personal Portfolios;" interview podcasts with next generation "Financial Thought Leaders" and "Great Investors;" special research reports on economics, markets and strategy; and more. Full episode streams, Consuelo's "Action Point," guests' "One Investment" picks, transcripts, and more are also available at wealthtrack.com.
Since July 2005, Consuelo Mack WealthTrack has provided trustworthy, understandable advice about building and protecting wealth over the long-term from the best minds in the business world. The series remains the only program on television devoted to long-term diversified investing. USA Today praised, "Consuelo Mack's Charlie Rose-esque interview style — quietly intelligent, thoughtful and aimed at a well-informed audience — suits her half-hour show." Money magazine named WealthTrack "The Best Money on TV," saying, "[Jim] Cramer may entertain, but when it is your future at stake, you're far better off tuning in to Mack and her thoughtful guests."
New episodes of Consuelo Mack WealthTrack air every week nationwide on public television (check local listings), including the New York metro area on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21, Saturdays at 8 a.m. on THIRTEEN and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on NJTV. In the Los Angeles area, the series airs Saturdays at 8 a.m. on PBS SoCal WORLD, Sundays at 3:30 p.m. on KLCS, and Tuesdays at 11:30 p.m. on KVCRDT3 Desert Cities. For airdates in other markets, visit wealthtrack.com or check local listings.
Consuelo Mack WealthTrack is a presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET. WNET is the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, New York's public television stations, and operator of NJTV. For 50 years, WNET has been producing and broadcasting national and local documentary, arts and other programs to the New York community. The series is distributed nationally by American Public Television and sponsored in part by New York Life and MainStay Investments, Loomis Sayles, and Wintergreen Advisers.
In 2013, WNET is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of THIRTEEN, New York's flagship public media provider. As the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Need to Know, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children's programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state's unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJ Today and MetroFocus, the multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. WNET is also a leader in connecting with viewers on emerging platforms, including the THIRTEEN Explore iPad App where users can stream PBS content for free.
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