Barbara Scurry, The Money Moxie, and Virgil Heidbrink, WWII vet and Motivational Speaker

Jan 26, 2012

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Virgil Heidbrink is an active member of our senior community, a World War II veteran and a polished public speaker. After growing up in Iowa, Virgil was drafted into the army where he served in a medical unit. After traveling through India and spending some time in China, Virgil returned home and studied business at the University of South Dakota and later at the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona. After spending 36 years in sales for paper companies, Virgil retired and now does presentations on sales, finding glee in the golden age and "Polishing the Gold of the Senior Years".

Virgil can frequently be seen around the Dallas area at networking events and actively participating in many events. If you would like to contact Virgil, you may call him at 214-361-5300, email him at or visit his website at

Barbara Scurry grew up in the Arctic.  Well, close to the Arctic.  She grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota!  She went from there to Florida (no wonder) to pursue a career in radio.  Following her husband, and wanting to continue her education as well, she moved to Tennessee and earned a Bachelor's of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University.  Since 2000, she's had a corporate career in marketing, sales, and business development. Barbara has worked in the manufacturing, financial services, and geriatric healthcare industries and prior to obtaining her degree, she worked as a Case Manager Specialist for Tennessee's Families First Program in which she helped teach mothers who were moving off of welfare and into the workforce budgeting skills.

While doing sales and business development by calling on nursing homes and marketing for a Continuing Care Retirement Community and a private-duty home care company, she developed a passion for working with senior citizens.  This experience and passion, coupled with her knack for making complex information easy to understand. Led her to start her own business, The Money Moxie.  Barbara tells us that she is a pro at “organizing chaos”.  And chaos is often what she finds when she meets with a client the first time.  One of the specialties of her firm is simply “going through the mail”, making sure that bills are paid, that credit card statements are accurate, and her clients free of unwanted or unneeded charges for services the senior is not using.  For example, one client had three credit reporting services charging a monthly fee.

"I love helping and advocating for seniors and feeling like I'm making a difference in their lives. Seniors have so many other issues to worry about. I'm genuinely happy that I can bring them peace of mind by taking care of one aspect of their financial concerns."

To contact Barbara, or find out more about her services, check out her website at, email her at, or call her at (678) 278-8410.

We want to thank Griswold Special Care for sponsoring today’s show.  Griswold Special Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Dallas and Atlanta for 20 years.