Tonight Chaz and I discuss investments people can look at as an alternative to savings accounts. We discuss stocks, mutual funds, money markets, CD's and just options other than sitting your money in an account that will only give you less than 0.5%.   Some of the Welcome to the wall crew joins us to discuss financial options early in their life.

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Today Chaz and I  return to our financial series with revisiting plans we helped Jermey with on our last Financial episode.  The major long term goals we had Jermeey addressing were A new bank account, a credit card and what would be his new living arrangement (purchase and renting).  We get something totally unexpected but hold on to hope that our advice would not fall on deaf ears.

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This episode of Women Tech talk, Alicia and I go over the new calling features of the existing Amazon Echo devices as well as throw our opinions on the two new products Amazon has introduced to the market before Google or Apple had a chance to introduce any improvements or products during their conferences (Google I/O and Apples WWDC). Amazons new products are the Echo Look  a camera enabled device for fashion and the Echo Show that has a tablet size screen attached to it.   

We also put our two cents into the "Whole Foods" acquisition and what does it mean to the grocery market in the future. Whole Foods Market was acquired by Amazon June 16, 2017 at 13.7 billion dollars

 

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Today Chaz and I talk about the importance of healthy eating and working with a budget that would not kill your paycheck. We talk about bulk shopping (Sam's, Costco's, B.J's) and Organic buying with specialty markets (farmers markets, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Sprouts, Fresh Market).  With the fast pace of millineals in this era.  They need options in order to budget their paycheck, reduce the chance of getting sick and how do you add eating to your enjoyment.

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On todays Women tech talk, Alicia and I talk about the new features of Google assistant and Google home that she got to experience while she was at Google I/O.  This was a good effort Google showed better thanthe previous year and a good challenge to the other two major players in the assistant realm (Alexa, Siri) as well as the home automation market.  We not only have a google home now but we both downloaded the the google assistant on our Iphones as well.

This is the first time in a long time I can become a tech lover and not a follower of just Apple products.  Should be a very enlightening conversation from Apple fans.

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July 3, 2017

Google I/O 2017 Review

This episode of Tech Talk we review the highlights and Alicia's visit during the Google I/O conference in Mountain View Ca.  Alicia compares the previous year's conference to the current one and highlights the standout issues she experienced.

Like always we break off topic comparing the other major players in their sector (Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Facebook) with the products and innovations that came out during this conference.

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This second installment of Urban Wine Life from the Robertson Winery.  I try a $6.99 Robertson Winery  Sauvignon Blanc.  This is a South African wine that normally shows up pretty well (reference the Chenin Blancs and Chardonnays) During this episode, I try this South African Sauvignon Blanc and sadly compare it to the best regions for this grape such as  Oregon State and New Zealand. Here are the notes.

Full bodied with powerful varietal flavours of bell-pepper, green apple and freshly cut grass. Good structure with lovely balancing acidity. Enjoy now with seafood, smoked salmon, roast chicken and pork

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This episode on financing and living, Chaz and I talk about how to hook up your place and not look cheap, but go with the essentials of day to day necessities. But at the same time, acquire a few comfort things for your guest and your time alone.  We explore the Zen space and what it means for your space and for others.  Chaz is Crazy :0

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Today I open up my lovely bottle of Auslese for a dish with Seasoned chicken breast, Brussels sprouts, cranberries and a side of mashed sweet potatoes.  Being a lover of Riesling, this food pairing was perfect for this dish I had for dinner with a slightly sweet wine that would compliment this meal very well.  I was not disappointed.  With this podcast, I speak to a little history of one of the most noblest and respected grapes on earth.

Tasting Notes
​​​​​​​Sweet, Citrus, Peach, Medium-bodied Piesport, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany produced from very ripe grapes grown in the prestigious Mosel region, this wine possesses a wonderful bouquet of fruits and well-defined, vibrant flavors. It has a finish which goes on and on. Enjoy with fish, fruits, or cheese

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