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MasterMedia Speakers Bureau presents
America’s First Family of Personal Finance
Ken and Daria Dolan

Ken and Daria Dolan
  • Over 5000 appearances since 1985 on CNN; CNN.fn; CNBC; “CBS This Morning”; The WOR Radio Network and many other outlets

  • Authors of six books on personal finance

  • Successful presenters to over 100 organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East


About Ken and Daria Dolan

For more than twenty-five years, The Dolans, America’s most trusted source of personal finance information, have lectured world-wide, co-hosted their own television show on CNN that aired to more than 85,000,000 homes (“DOLANS Unscripted”), as well as co-hosted shows on CNN.fn, CNBC and an award-winning, nationally-syndicated, personal finance call-in radio program on the WOR Radio Network heard across North America and Hawaii.

They continue to contribute to CNN on a regular basis commenting on current business/economic/finance issues and answering viewers’ personal finance questions.

They are the only recipients of NEWSWEEK magazine’s four-star rating for financial broadcasting excellence, were recently named to TALKERS magazine’s “HEAVIEST HUNDRED: The Top 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts Of All Time” list of the most influential and important broadcasters in America and are members of VANITY FAIR magazine’s Radio Hall of Fame.

The Dolans were MONEY editors for four years on “CBS This Morning” and prior to that did a four year stint on CNBC. From 1985-2009, they hosted over 4000 shows on WOR Radio and the WOR Radio Network.

After graduating from Boston College (B.S. in Marketing) and serving in the US Navy, Ken Dolan began his career as an account executive with a major New York Stock Exchange firm. He later was a Senior VP of an international investment banking firm before co-founding and serving as a Vice Chairman for his own international investment banking company.

Daria Dolan graduated from Webster University (MO) (B.A. in Theater Arts) and later became a VP of a NYSE company. She has received an honorary doctorate from St. Thomas Aquinas College (NY).

Programs Offered by THE DOLANS

The Dolans are available for a variety of customized programs, from keynotes to half-day presentations. The Dolans’ broad base of topics includes investing, retirement planning, funding college, careers, working couples, entrepreneurship, consumer law, credit issues, real estate, estate planning…and many more. All presentations are followed by a Question and Answer period in which audience members are welcome to ask personal finance questions. Myriad options can be discussed. The Dolans will work with you to create a program that will connect with your audience members.

Examples of programs with featured components include:

#1-No Surprises Ever Again
• The Dolans’ five principles of fool-proof investing
• Our “Portfolio Recovery Plan” for the upcoming year
• Maximizing the profits in your retirement plan
• Designing an inflation-proof portfolio
• Don’t outlive your assets...three safe investments that keep on    paying
• Minimizing your taxes despite Washington’s tax greed
• The three investments to avoid at all costs
• Real Estate...tips for the intrepid
• Taking a deep breath...and sticking to your plan
• How to find a financial planner whom you can trust

#2-The Next Four Years
• Business and Economic trends that will affect your hard-earned    dollars
• Lessons learned from years of Stock Market volatility
• Increasing your income...our five favorite dividend-paying stocks
• Where to stash your cash now!
• Minimizing your tax bite
• New estate laws that can trap the unwary
• Check up on your pension benefits
• Picking the right mutual fund during challenging times
• Five new business ideas for entrepreneurs of any age

#3-Forewarned Is Forearmed: How To Level The Wall Street Playing Field In Your Favor
• Tell-tale signs of investor fraud
• Three things never to say to a financial advisor
• Five lies you’d better be ready for
• How to check a broker’s/financial advisor’s background before you    sign up
• The questions to ask a broker/financial advisor before you    start…the answers you want to hear
• Why it’s getting more difficult to sue a broker
• Avoiding trouble…how to get started
• The Dolans’ five simple rules of investing
• Wall Street jargon…the five terms that you must know before    investing
• The five most common investor mistakes to avoid
• Our favorite online sources for investment help

Speaker Reviews of THE DOLANS

“Two years in a row...standing ovations BOTH years! Our large group loved your engaging style and the extremely relevant and timely information. The Dolans were the hit of our annual meeting. A warm ‘Thanks very much’ from all of our members.”
Angelo Schiralli, Program Chairman, Palm Beach (FL) Executives Association

“What can I say but...WOW! An outstanding presentation to our customers and our prospective customers. Your respectful, yet entertaining approach while delivering the information tied it all together.”
Deborah S. Fell, Vice President, Marriott Corporation

“First, our sincere thanks for a job well done. Everyone is always enthusiastic about your work, but this time you both out did yourselves! Congratulations on a first-rate program.”
Gary Miller, Manager of Broadcast Services, The New York Stock Exchange

“Well...you did it again! Thanks to you both...your second appearance at BELLCORE was another huge success. The feedback forms are in and the most often checked box is in the ‘excellent’ column.”
Michael Finan, Manager, BELLCORE

“Your talk was highly informative and quite engaging. Your energy is truly amazing! Clearly, your financial insights and knowledge are helping thousands of individuals to develop greater security and happiness.”
Celia Weisman, Director, the 92nd Street Y, New York, NY

“It is so rare, especially in the financial area, to find people so informed yet also plain spoken, direct and charming...our client, Traveler’s Mortgage, is very pleased. We will certainly keep you at the top of our spokesperson’s list.”
Carol Edgar, Vice President, GREYCOM Advertising

“You were terrific! Our members thoroughly enjoyed your talk and found your insights into the economy and financial management very interesting and close to home.”
Thomas Macken, Vice President, Coopers & Lybrand

“As expected...you were a hit! The feedback from the attendees was unanimously positive. You moved the program along very smoothly. I look forward to working with you both again in the future.”
Peter J. Levy, President, Corniche Productions, New York, NY

“Your approach of ‘straight talk’ on financial issues is stimulating and challenging. It is unique to find speakers like yourselves who don’t spin their wheels telling us to march out and change the world but rather help us all to understand the issues and how to keep more of what we earn from the current system.”
Michael Ryan, Executive Director, Eastern Frosted Foods Association

“What a great event you put together for our members...We were thrilled with the turnout! We look forward to developing another program with you in the future.”
Bruce G. Heard, Executive Director, The Jupiter (FL) Medical Foundation

“Thanks for making our Saturday so tremendously successful. Our relationship is truly unique and we hope to continue for many years to come.”
Kathie B. Cheatham, Senior Vice President, East New York Savings Bank

“Outstanding seminar. Your topics were timely, informative and, most importantly, interesting. All of our clients enjoyed what you had to say and how you said it.”
Mark Gosciminski, Sales Manager, WHJJ Radio (Providence, RI)

“Your presentation was a great deal of fun with valuable information...simply excellent.”
Hal P. Weisman, Associate Dean, Rutgers University (NJ)

“WOW...what a fabulous presentation! The buzz could not have been more positive and energetic...several faculty members were watching and listening with awe.”
Dianne Reeves, Vice President, Florida Atlantic University

Partial List of Additional Sponsors

• Securities and Exchange Commission
• United States Treasury
• Securities Industry Association
• The Long Island Association
• IBM
• M&T Bank
• Petra Capital (more than 15 presentations on the US business and   economic scene and investing in Kuwait City to senior executives of   various Kuwait-owned and based companies)
• Smith Barney and Company (presentations in London, Paris,   Zurich, Geneva, the Isle of Jersey, et al)
• CIBC Wood Gundy (more than 20 presentations throughout   Canada in cities such as Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary,   Vancouver, Winnipeg and Halifax)
• WOR Radio (NYC) (dozens of presentations for various affiliate   station-sponsored events across the USA)
• New York State Broadcasters Association
• Ernst & Young
• London Stock Exchange
• Amsterdam Stock Exchange
• Simmons College (MA)
• Pine Manor College (MA)
• Wellesley College
• Boston College High School

Books by THE DOLANS

Dolans - Don't Mess With My Money Dolans - E-Personal Finance Dolans - Smart Money Family Financial Planner
Dolans - Smart Money How to Be Your Own Financial Planner Dolans - Smart Money How to Be Your Own Financial Planner Dolans - Straight Talk on Money

For further information on fees and availability, please contact Tony Colao, MasterMedia Speakers Bureau, via the phone numbers or e-mail address listed below.


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