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The Takeaway

On Tax Day, Where's the Tax Reform?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You've either filed, are filing, or are filing an extension, but what if we had a deadline for Congress and the president for a comprehensive tax overhaul? 

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WNYC News

Real Estate Investing for the Rest of Us

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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A new fund offers the chance for more people to profit from New York City’s soaring real estate market. But you'll still need sizable savings to take part.

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Operavore

Singers and their Finances, Part One: The Challenges

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Most aspiring opera singers must find ways to pay the bills and student loans while aiming for the stage. Some get day jobs, more than a few go to Europe. Blogger Fred Plotkin considers the operatic paycheck.

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New Tech City

LearnVest CEO Alexa von Tobel on Modern-Day Money Management

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

"I would say that financial education is a civil right." — Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest, on the inspiration behind her startup that pairs users with certified financial planners. 

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New Tech City

Your Guide to Personal Finance Apps

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Ready to take your finances digital? Smartphone apps and browser extensions like Manilla, Personal Capital and Hukkster can help you organize your bills and statements, monitor your investments and find shopping discounts online. 

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Will Personal Finance Apps Replace the Financial Planner?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

With Tax Day come and gone again, New Tech City’s Manoush Zomorodi looks at the online services that might help you get on top of your finances for the this year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Spike Lee and Richard Parsons Know

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dennis Kimbro, leadership coach and the author of The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires, talks to Brian Lehrer about the stories of successful African Americans.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Personal Finance Myths

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Helaine Olen, blogger for Forbes and author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry, takes a hard look at the personal finance industry and questions some of its practices.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Money Mistakes and Too Much Stuff

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Financial planner Carl Richards talks about why people make the same financial mistakes over and over. In The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money, he aims to help people to review those mistakes, identify their personal behavior gaps, and avoid them in the future. He’ll also talk about why he thinks most of us have too much stuff, why it’s bad, and what we can do about it.

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The Takeaway

Teaching Financial Literacy in Schools

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The 2008 financial crisis and the great recession exposed Americans' flawed understanding of personal finance. Now the Obama Administration is making a push for financial literacy, starting with children as young as three years old.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: 401(k)s, 403(b)s, and Saving for Retirement

Friday, June 08, 2012

Tax-advantaged accounts like the 401(k), 403(b), and 457 plans are popular ways to invest money for retirement, but unlike traditional pension plans, these plans require people to manage their investment strategies yourselves. Eleanor Laise, Editor, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, and Anthony Webb, research economist at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, discuss how these plans work, how best to manage them, and how to plan—and save—for retirement.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Credit Ratings

Friday, May 11, 2012

This week we'll find out about credit reports and credit scores and how to manage them effectively. Jeffrey Blyskal, senior editor of  Consumer Reports, joins us to explain how they work and what they mean. 

If you have a question, call 212-433-9692 or leave a comment below. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Do Low Interest Rates Make a Difference?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Federal Reserve has pledged to keep interest rates low for the foreseeable future. Does it change your behavior? Daniel Gross, columnist and economics editor at Yahoo! Finance, discusses the possible effects of this decision on the financial habits of individuals.

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WNYC News

Saying 'I Do' Is Easy -- Figuring Out Same-Sex Taxes Is Complicated

Monday, June 27, 2011

Since New York's legislature voted to make gay marriage legal, accountants say they've been inundated with calls from same sex couples asking for for advice. While there are benefits to tying the knot, those considering it should also consider the drawbacks.

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The Takeaway

New Evidence of America's Financial Fragility

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Unfortunately, Americans have always been terrible at saving: There have been lots of surveys and statistics that have proven this through the years. But a new survey provides shocking evidence that not only do many people not have any emergency savings on hand, they don’t even have a Plan B – no credit, no family to rely on, no belongings to pawn. They are the “financially fragile.”

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The Brian Lehrer Show

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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The Leonard Lopate Show

Spousonomics, Marriage, and Money

Monday, February 14, 2011

Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson, authors of Spousonomics: Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage, and Dirty Dishes, explain how principals of economics can be applied to improving marriage and relationships. They’re joined by Jessica Grose, who has written a series on Slate.com on how couples manage their finances.

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It's A Free Country ®

The Year's Almost Over - Get Your Free Tax Advice

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wondering how the new tax laws will affect you? Need to get your personal finances in order? CPA and host of "Greenberg News" on WNJC 1360 AM in Philadelphia, Brian Greenberg is taking tax questions. 

According to Greenberg, most people won't see much of a change in their tax bills on April 15, 2011—the "new" law is really a continuation of what's been going on for the past two years. 

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Studio 360

Artist Pension Trust

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Being an artist is a gamble in itself. The chances of making it big are slim. But a group of professionals have gotten together to reduce the risks. Founders of the Artist Pension Trust hope to provide financial security and retirement funds by holding works created ...

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