The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman

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Premieres Nationally on Public Television

Nationally renowned financial advisor, best-selling author and award-winning talk show host Ric Edelman has now brought his unique blend of financial savvy and entertainment to Public Television stations across the country. The series began distribution on Friday, April 22.

In the series of 26 half-hour episodes, entitled “The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman,” America’s top independent financial advisor — as ranked by Barron’s magazine for the last two years in a row — educates and entertains Public Television viewers on all manner of personal financial issues. Edelman tackles topics such as investing, retirement, financing a college education, mortgages, and providing support to both aging parents and struggling adult children.

His fascinating guests range from Maria Bartiromo, the CNBC anchor and host of, “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo,” to nationally recognized divorce lawyer Raoul Felder, Internet and sports billionare Ted Leonsis, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and Major League Baseball hall-of-famer and Texas Rangers owner Nolan Ryan. During interviews, Raoul Felder offers viewers news-you-can-use on the financial ramifications of divorce. Multi-millionaire Russell Simmons, author of “Super Rich,” shares a belief that might surprise some — that our first priority in life should be to move towards enlightenment. Maria Bartiromo, whose job puts her in contact with the greatest financial minds in the world, cites her mom as the person whose financial advice she most closely follows.

Says Russ Hodge, executive producer of “The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman,” “In these rollicking economic times, it’s especially important to offer solid financial guidance from America’s top personal financial advisor, who has the added bonus of being a master communicator. Our program will help viewers avoid the daily ‘up and down’ market coverage of cable news networks, and instead help viewers reach their financial goals.”

“The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman” is produced by 3 Roads Communications, Inc., an Emmy Award-winning company with a long, distinguished history of supplying top-notch programming to Public Television. “The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman” is underwritten by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation and iShares*. The series is being distributed by American Public Television (APT) to Public Television stations nationwide. So far, the show has picked up carriage in over 85% of the U.S. markets and will be airing on stations such as WGBH, KCET, KAET, WQED, KQED, WETA, CPBN, and NJN.

About Ric Edelman
Ric Edelman has been providing financial advice to consumers for 25 years. He was inducted into Research Magazine’s Advisor Hall of Fame in 2004. His radio show, “The Truth About Money” airs in 36 major radio markets around the country, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Baltimore, Miami, San Francisco and Washington D.C. He is also a sought-after-speaker, TV personality and best-selling author of seven books — including the newly updated and expanded fourth edition of his personal finance classic, “The Truth About Money.”

About 3 Roads Communications
3 Roads Communications, Inc. is a television programming, video production, and communications firm with offices in Frederick, Maryland, serving New York, Washington, D.C., and clients nationwide. 3 Roads has created and produced dozens of hours of award-winning programming for public television, including:

  •     Legends of Airpower
  •     Frontiers of Medicine
  •     For the Love of Their Brother
  •     25 Tips to Afford College
  •     50 Tips for Child Safety

About Edelman Financial Services
Edelman Financial Services provides financial planning and investment management services for individuals and families across the country. The firm has won more than 75 financial, business, community and philanthropic awards, and currently manages $6 billion for consumers nationwide. EFS is an SEC registered investment advisory firm.

About APT
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. In 2009, APT distributed 56 of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies, including For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, A Ripple of Hope, Rick Steves’ Europe, Newsline, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Lidia’s Italy, P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Rosemary & Thyme, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, The Great American Songbook and John Denver: The Wildlife Concert. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched Create®—the TV channel featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming. APT is also a partner in the WORLD™ channel expansion project including its web presence at WORLDcompass.org. For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org. For more information on Create®, visit CreateTV.com.

*Ric Edelman is Chairman and CEO of Edelman Financial Services LLC. He is also President of Sanders Morris Harris Group and a member of its Board of Directors, and an Investment Advisor Representative who offers advisory services through EFS, an SEC-registered Investment Advisor.

*Barron’s ranking "Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors" (Aug. 28, 2010 / Aug. 31, 2009) based on the quality of the advisors’ practices, including client retention and compliance record, contribution to the firm’s profitability, and the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams.

*TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC/NFA, iShares and Edelman Financial Services LLC are separate and unaffiliated firms, and none are responsible for the products or services of the other.

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