The Dolans, consisting of Ken Dolan and Daria Dolan, are known as "The First Family of Finance". They are televisions hosts and authors
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…
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).
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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
7 Simple Tax Tips from The Dolans
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