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Soledad O’Brien Discusses Three Common Money Challenges

Maria de la Soledad Teresa O’ Brien is an award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author, and philanthropist. Since 2016, O’ Brien has been the host for “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’ Brien”, a nationally syndicated weekly talk show produced by Hearst Television.

She is also the CEO of Soledad O’ Brien Productions, which is a multi-platform media production company dedicated to telling empowering and authentic stories on a range of social issues. Miss O’Brien had a national impact with her book and speeches as a leader whose public engagements garnered wider attention. She is active on social media, most particularly Twitter, with over 1.3 million followers. 

O’Brien’s career and achievements 

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism/ Flickr | Soledad O’Brien is a graduate of Harvard University and currently lives with her husband and four children in Manhattan

From 2003 to 2007, Soledad O’ Brien co-anchored CNN’S “American Morning show” and later anchored “Starting Point”, another CNN morning show, from 2012 to 2013. She was a special correspondent on Al Jazeera America’s news program, America Tonight, and produced several documentaries on social issues for the network. She also reports regularly for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel’. Other than hosting shows on CNN and HBO, she has also been famous for anchoring shows for other networks such as NBC, MSNBC, Fox, and A&E. 

Maria has also won numerous Emmy and Peabody awards for Outstanding live coverage, CNN coverage, Humanitarian Award, Medallion of Excellence for Leadership and Community Service, Journalist of the Year, and Freedom’s Voice Award. 

Soledad O’Brien has just lately begun a podcast about private finance

David/ Flickr | O’Brien’s was recognized with three Emmy awards — for her coverage of the Haiti earthquake, the 2012 election, and a series called “Kids and Race.”

“Matter of Fact with Soledad O’ Brien ” is a weekly American public affairs program that is hosted by the award-winning broadcast journalist and is produced by Hearst Television which distributes it as a national broadcast on Sony Pictures.

The show airs in the weekend program slot and was originally launched in 2015 hosted by Fernando Espuelas. In 2020, the National Association of Television Program Executives recognized the show with a NATPE Iris Award for Excellence. 

Christina Morillo/ Pexels | 65% of podcast consumers are most likely to listen to episodes on a mobile device

On last week’s programs, O’ Brien teamed up with Jean Chatzky, a knowledgeable private finance guide, to discuss wealth plans and how people could protect their wealth empire. While keeping the stock market scales in mind along with taxes and inflation, they have discussed crucial money-related points such as property planning, prioritizing targets, and savings for children’s education and college fees.

O’ Brien also discussed her personal life experiences, such as when she and her siblings kept their financial ups and downs from their parents and were forced to learn the hard way. After the death of their parents, the O’ Brien family realized they could have managed their funds successfully if only they had asked for their parents’ input.

 Maria further shared that the most common issue amongst youth now is whether to save money to clear their educational loans or their monetary expenses at home. While many people assume that monetary planning is not supportive, O’ Brien debates and states that a financial plan acts as a guide and you go through your life. It helps you become more in control of your income, expenses, and investments, and you can manage your money while achieving your goals. 

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