• Shaun Phillips, Retired 11-year NFL Outside Linebacker

    May 5, 2017

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    Shaun Phillips PhotoRichard and guest co-host Michelle St. Clair interviewed retired 11-year NFL football linebacker and 9 year San Diego Charger, Shaun Phillips about his years in the NFL and his rise to success from a humble background. Raised by a single mother in the ‘hood’ of Philadelphia, Shaun Phillips could only dream of one day playing in the NFL and supporting himself and his family. That finally came true.

    Phillips was drafted by the San Diego Chargers out of Purdue University in 2004 and blasted into the spotlight in 2006. He made an instant impact and finished his first season as a starter tied for 9th in sacks in the NFL despite missing 2 games with a mid-season calf injury. He was a second alternate for the 2007 Pro Bowl. In 2009, Phillips led the NFL with a career-best seven forced fumbles in 2009 while leading San Diego to its fourth consecutive AFC West title. In the 2010 season, the pass rusher played in all 16 games and finished with 55 tackles and a team-high 11 sacks. He also registered an interception that he returned 31 yards for a touchdown and was named to his first Pro Bowl.

    Shaun hasn’t forgotten where he came from. He remembers how lucky he was to have an after-school program in Philadelphia which helped make him the person that he is today. Richard and Michelle discuss with Shaun how to move on in one’s life from one stage to another in a productive and community-based manner.

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  • Judge Robert C. Coates Will Discuss the Homeless Issue and Climate Change

    December 19, 2012
    The show welcomed a figure who has long been serving the San Diego community, Judge Robert C. Coates. Judge Coates has had the privilege to see and work within the legal system since 1971 as a Trial Lawyer and presented cases from the local courts all the way to the State and Federal level. He ... Read more
  • Are you getting the most out of your accountant?

    December 17, 2012
    Guest Blogger Paul Polito Often, out of ignorance mostly, clients put their accountants in a box and won’t let them out. I have experienced this. Once a client gets it in their head that “Polito is our tax guy,” it’s really hard to shake that image. Our profession has so much more to offer! When I was ... Read more
  • Don Eppich Discusses the Problems of One-Year Patch for Expiring Tax Cuts

    December 12, 2012
    The show welcomed back CPA Don Eppich of Polito Eppich. The accounting firm focuses on serving companies that generate between half a million to 150 million dollars in revenue a year. The discussion will revolve around the premise of the article below by Dean Zerbe, managing Director for alliantgroup. The article talks about a one-year ... Read more
  • Black Hole of Attraction for CPAs

    December 6, 2012
    Becoming the Most Trusted Business Advisor to your Clients (46 minutes) Five-minute highlight clip of Richard’s speech. Contact Richard if you are interested in having him speak at your event. Read more
  • Jason Kruger of Signature Analytics

    December 5, 2012
    Jason Kruger, the President of Signature Analytics was welcomed to the show. Signature Analytics is a local San Diego Accounting firm that specializes in bookkeeping, financial consulting services, and outsourced accounting. The senior management team at Signature Analytics consists of individuals who each have a minimum of ten years experience in the field of public ... Read more
  • Curt Gautreau and Joel Grushkin of Cost Segregation Initiatives

    November 29, 2012
    The show welcomed back Joel Grushkin (featured in photo), the San Diego Regional Director of Cost Segregation Initiatives (CSI), and the President of the Company, Curt Gautreau, joined him. Curt is based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and his accounting practice focuses on emerging businesses, primarily real estate management and development. CSI specializes in cost ... Read more
  • Oceanside Turkey Trot

    November 25, 2012
    The excerpt below is from the San Diego Union Tribune summarizing Oceanside’s Thanksgiving Day running races. OCEANSIDE — While some families were still in bed or preparing for company, many spent Thanksgiving morning together running or walking though downtown Oceanside at the annual Turkey Trot fundraiser. “This is just such a great way to start Thanksgiving,” said ... Read more
  • Senior Portfolio Manager at UBS, Colleen Brophy

    November 20, 2012
    This show features an interview with Colleen Brophy on “It’s Your Money and Your Life.” Ms. Brophy currently holds the position of Executive Director, Senior Portfolio Manager at UBS, where she has been employed since 1996. Working out of the New York office of UBS, Ms. Brophy’s area of focus is global fixed income investments. ... Read more
  • San Diego Mayor: Jerry Sanders

    November 14, 2012
    Listen to Podcast of the Show Mayor Jerry Sanders joined the show Sunday, November 18th. Mayor Sanders will complete his second and final term as Mayor of San Diego in December 2012. Since coming to the San Diego area for college, San Diego State, Sanders has be a productive and active member of the community. Before ... Read more
  • Tax Attorney, Rich Gaines Rejoins the Show

    November 7, 2012
    Tax Attorney Rich Gaines joined the show on November 11th to discuss taxes and family issues related to wealth. Beyond offering his advice as a lawyer, Mr. Gaines guides experiential workshops in San Diego, which focus on topics such as business prosperity and the mastery of self and financial health. Throughout his career, Mr. Gaines ... Read more