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Many New Yorkers have questions about the economy - I've been laid off, what now? How do I collect unemployment? Where should I look for a job? The Brian Lehrer Show helps New Yorkers find answers as they cope with the struggling economy.

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The Work Search: Asking for Help

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nick Corcodilos, the man behind "Ask the Headhunter" and weekly guest for the month of July, discusses how to most successfully navigate the job market. This week: How to get help - from headhunters and others - in finding a job.. Previous Work Search ...

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The Work Search: Job Boards

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Nick Corcodilos, the man behind "Ask the Headhunter" and weekly guest for the month of July, discusses how to most successfully navigate the job market. This week: are job boards really the best way to find work? Plus tips and tricks for making your resume stand ...

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Aural Etiquette: Phone Interviews 101

Monday, July 13, 2009

As the job market tightens, more and more employers are doing their first round of interviews over the phone. Caroline Ceniza-Levine, and Connie Thanasoulis, co-founders of SixFigureStart, a career coaching firm for students and young professionals, discuss how to ace that phone interview. Do you have ...

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Generation Debt: Making A Plan

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The weekly February guest is Anya Kamenetz, author of Generation Debt, writer for Fast Company, and blogger at "The Narrow Bridge" and Yahoo Finance, who will be discussing issues of debt, credit, and loans. This week: Anya answers some lingering ...

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Generation Debt: Credit Score

Thursday, February 19, 2009

The weekly February guest is Anya Kamenetz, author of Generation Debt, writer for Fast Company, and blogger at "The Narrow Bridge" and Yahoo Finance, who will be discussing issues of debt, credit, and loans. This week's focus: Rescuing your credit ...

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Generation Debt: Student Loans

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The weekly February guest is Anya Kamenetz, author of Generation Debt, writer for Fast Company, and blogger at "The Narrow Bridge" and Yahoo Finance, who will be discussing issues of debt, credit, and loans. This week's focus: Student loan woes ...

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Generation Debt: Credit Cards

Thursday, February 05, 2009

The weekly February guest is Anya Kamenentz, author of Generation Debt, writer for Fast Company, and blogger at "The Narrow Bridge", who will be discussing issues of debt, credit, and loans. This week's focus: How to balance credit card debt, spending, savings; and ...

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Taxing Questions

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A number of recent politicians are making news for not paying their taxes. Ron Lieber, the “Your Money” columnist for the New York Times, and Cindy Hockenberry, research coordinator with the National Association of Tax Professionals, talk about why so many prominent people seem to ...

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Running Out

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Andrew Stettner, deputy director of the National Employment Law Project, talks about the expiration of unemployment insurance for 50,000 New Yorkers who have been on the program since early last year.

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Frugal Life

Monday, January 05, 2009

Farhad Manjoo, Slate's technology columnist and the author of True Enough: Learning To Live in a Post-Fact Society, talks about the best Web sites to help you scrimp through the recession.

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Financial Guidance

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The weekly December guest, Ramit Sethi, founder of iwillteachyoutoberich.com, a blog on personal finance and entrepreneurship, gives tips on how to approach your finances in this down economy.

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Anyone Can Cook

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

NYC food writers Kate McDonough, editor of thecitycook.com, and Zora O'Neill, the Roving Gastronome share ideas for New Yorkers getting reacquainted with their kitchens. "Cooking on a Budget" at TheCityCook.com

Do you have a recipe to share for an economical meal at home? ...

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The 411 on Finance

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Jonathan Mintz, commissioner of the Department of Consumer Affairs, and Cathie Mahon, executive director of the Department of Consumer Affairs' Office of Financial Empowerment discuss the city's joint program with CUNY and the Daily News to answer New Yorkers' questions about personal finance.

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Financial Guidance

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The weekly December guest, Ramit Sethi, founder of iwillteachyoutoberich.com, a blog on personal finance and entrepreneurship, gives tips on how to approach your finances in this down economy.

Question of the Day What would you like to receive this year instead of a store-bought gift?

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Health Insurance For One

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Elisabeth Benjamin, director of health care restructuring initiatives at Community Services Society, answers questions about buying single person and single family health insurance policies.

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You Rent It, You Own It

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Klara Madlin, president of Klara Madlin Real Estate, talks about rent-to-own real estate deals, and renter Jill Vegas on her experience of entering into one of these deals in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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All Your COBRA Questions Answered

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Ellen Andrews, executive director of the The Connecticut Health Policy Project, answers questions on COBRA and other medical insurance programs for the unemployed.

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All Your Unemployment Questions Answered

Monday, December 08, 2008

Rick McHugh, Mid-West coordinator of the National Employment Law Project, works through the thicket of questions on unemployment insurance.

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Rising Unemployment

Friday, December 05, 2008

Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at financial analysis and forecasting firm IHS Global Insight and the author of Spin Free Economics , discusses the rising unemployment figures, released today.

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Finance Guidance

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The weekly December guest, Ramit Sethi, founder of iwillteachyoutoberich.com, a blog on personal finance and entrepreneurship, gives tips on how to approach your finances in this down economy.

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