W4Cy & W4VET 09-07-2017

Our first guest today is Kathy Cummings, SVP of Homeownership Solutions at Bank of America. Kathy Cummings is the Affordable Housing Programs Executive for Bank of America Home Loans Neighborhood Lending team.

 Forward-thinking millennials are buying homes – and they are happy about it. While “dreamers” reported last year that they wanted to skip the starter home, Bank of America’s second annual Homebuyer Insights Report revealed that millennials who have taken the plunge into home ownership are buying the house they can afford now and looking ahead to their ideal home in the future. In fact, a large majority (68 percent) of millennial homeowners say their current home is a “stepping stone” to their forever home.

Millennial homeowners are confident they made the right decision in buying. Nearly 80 percent report home ownership has had a positive impact on their long-term financial picture. A similar number (86 percent) believe owning a home is more affordable than renting. This is in sharp contrast to those consumers who have not yet purchased a home, as they are split on what’s more affordable: 54 percent say owning, compared to 45 percent who say renting.

For more information go or more information please visit:  www.bankofamerica.com/homebuyersreport


Our second guest today is Joseph Pickard – Chief Economist and Director of Commodities at the ISRI. He will be discussing The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Recycling and th New Study That Reveals Strong Economic Impact of U.S. Scrap Recycling Industry.

Joseph Pickard serves as the Chief Economist and Director of Commodities at The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. in Washington D.C., where he conducts research and analysis on commodity and scrap market developments and the key economic role that recycling plays both in the U.S. and abroad. As a current member of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee and Industry Trade Advisory Committee No. 9, he serves as an advisor on recycling related trade issues to the U.S. Commerce Department and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He also serves as the General Delegate to the Stainless Steel Committee at the Bureau of International Recycling. He holds an M.A. in Economics from Virginia Tech, a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola University Maryland and also studied at George Mason University and KU Leuven in Belgium.  For more information please visit: www.isri.org



Our last  guest today is Nate McConnell he will be discussing what Bodies of Empowerment is and his latest Retreat Program is October 6th-8th,The Pursuit of Health. Nate’s motto is “Get The Body You’ve Always Dreamed Of!”

Nate McConnell has been training, educating and inspiring many over the past 20 yrs in the greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. In addition to being a personal fitness trainer himself and owner of Bodies of Empowerment, he us also the founder of The Pursuit of Health Retreats he runs several times each year at Potters Ranch in Union, KY. The purpose of these retreats is healing, personal growth and development. His next retreat is October 6th-8th. Beyond physical health and fitness, Nate has a passion for developing the “whole person.” From teaching, to writing, leading small groups, to training clients, his heart for people is evident in all that he does.” For more information on the retreat go to www.bodiesofempowerment.com or give Nate a call at (859) 578-4500