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The Brian Lehrer Show is diving into the world of financial literacy to help arm you with good information to make better decisions as you manage your financial lives. And with an eye toward economic justice, we'll be exploring various financial topics that will hopefully shine a light on the complicated financial issues that have big impacts on our economic lives. 

Below are the Brian Lehrer Show on-air segments related to financial literacy. 

How You Do Your Taxes

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tobie Stanger, senior editor for Consumer Reports Money, discusses whether you should do your taxes yourself or hire a preparer and whether to file electronically or by paper.

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Money U: Saving

Friday, January 28, 2011

Deyanira Del Río, associate director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, explores the basics of financial literacy and economic justice every week this January. The topic this week: saving money and avoiding fraud.

NEDAP calls unnecessary expenses "spending leaks" -- what are yours?

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All About Pensions: Investment Advice

Friday, March 18, 2011

What kind of retirement investments should you make in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s? Gary Ball, director of BetterInvesting, offers advice on how to manage your personal pension funds. 

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Money U: Debt Collection

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Deyanira Del Río, associate director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, explores the basics of financial literacy and economic justice on Thursdays in January. This week: debt collection.

Your assignment for next week:  Get your free credit report from www.annualcreditreport.com

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Money U: Credit

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Deyanira Del Río, associate director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, explores the basics of financial literacy and economic justice on Thursdays in January. This week: credit and credit reports.

Your assignment:  Get your free credit report from www.annualcreditreport.com and call in or post your questions.

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Money U: Banking 101

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Deyanira Del Río, associate director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP), explores basics of financial literacy and economic justice on Thursdays in January. This week: money and banking basics.

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LGBT Tax Prep

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

With the tax filing deadline approaching, Tina Salandra, CPA and principal at Numerical, LLC, offers advice for LGBT families on how to prepare their tax returns.

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Money U: Post-College Finances

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Kimberly Palmer, US News personal finance columnist and author of Generation Earn: The Young Professional's Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back, offers advice about personal finances for recent college graduates just starting out in the real world.

Recent college graduates: Do you have money questions--about credit cards, student loan repayment, saving goals, etc?  Or parents of recent grads: Do you have questions about what kind of financial advice to give? Give us a call with you questions or ask them here!

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Money U: How to Pay For College

Friday, June 24, 2011

Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Fastweb.com and FinAid.org and author of Secrets to Winning a Scholarship, offers advice on paying for college.

Listeners: Do you have questions about the FAFSA, college loans, scholarships, or anything else about paying for college? Call us at 212-433-WNYC or ask your question here!

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Money U: Finances During the College Years

Friday, September 02, 2011

Beth Kobliner, financial journalist, member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, and author of Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance in Your Twenties and Thirties, discusses how to help your college student manage his or her personal finances upon going to school.

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