Dr. Lisa Belisle

Love Maine Radio

Health / Wealth #21

Our physical “good fortune” is often inextricably linked to our financial well-being – and both can impact our relationship with others.

This week’s “good fortune” guests include: Tom Shepard of Shepard Financial and Susan Conley, author of The Foremost Good Fortune.


Susan Conley

Susan Conley

Susan Conley’s novel, Paris Was the Place (Knopf, August 2013) is an Indie Next Pick and an Amazon Fall Big Books Fiction Selection. Her memoir, The Foremost Good Fortune (Knopf 2011), won the Maine Literary Award for Memoir, was excerpted in the New York Times Magazine and was an Oprah Magazine Top Ten Pick of the Month. Other work of hers has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, The Paris Review, The Huffington Post, Ploughshares, The Harvard Review and elsewhere. She’s received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Breadloaf Writers Conference, and the Massachusetts Arts Council. A former faculty member at Emerson College, she’s currently on the faculty at the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA Program. She also teaches at Colby College and is a contributing writing to Maine Magazine. She is the co-founder of The Telling Room, a nonprofit creative writing lab in Portland, Maine.

Tom SHepard

Tom Shepard

Tom’s wisdom comes from observing the interactions people have with their money, health, time, and relationships. His formal training is in engineering and business management, with experience teaching, coaching, and community building. Before founding Shepard FINANCIAL, he was a partner at Hersey, Gardner, Shepard & Eaton, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial. Tom has plans in the works for two books: Raising Cain— Key Learnings about Money for Kids, Adolescents and Young Adults, and From Adam and Eve to Cities of Gold—the Evolution of You and Your Money.


More from the Show

Our financial wellness tip of the week is brought to you by Tom Shepard of Shepard Financial. While Dr. Lisa Radio Hour business advisor, Marci Booth of BOOTH Maine, offers better business tips, Ted Carter of Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes shares important talking points, and Black Bear Medical covers health and fitness updates.

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