Dillard University accounting instructor Kemberley Washington willhost a new talk radio show designed to help New Orleans residents prepare financially for the threat of a hurricane. The show, called “Disaster Finance,” will debut on WBOK-AM 1230 on Monday, Aug. 29 at 1 p.m., and air weekly for the next three months. August 29 marks the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
“Oftentimes we are warned about evacuating, storing canned goods or protecting our homes, but rarely are we provided with much needed advice to prepare financially for a natural disaster,” said Washington, a certified public accountant.
The show, which is sponsored by the Capital One Financial Corporation, will feature Washington and other financial analysts discussing topics such as disaster tax credits, insurance coverage, dealing with the IRS, and documents to bring during an evacuation.
“Our goal is to educate the community so that, in the event of a hurricane or another emergency, New Orleanians can remain financially solvent,” said Washington, who writes a weekly personal finance column for The New OrleansTribune called “Money, Power, Respect.”
To listen live to the show online, visit www.wbok1230am.com on Mondays at 1 p.m. To learn more about the program, follow Kemberley Washington on Twitter @kemwashcpa.