February 17, 2011 - While debate on President Obama's national budget continues to rage, many American households struggle to balance family expenses with family income. A recent New York Times article argues that budgets don't work because they're too difficult to stick to. Host Michel Martin discusses effective budgeting with regular Tell Me More personal finance contributors, Alvin Hall and Louis Barajas.
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February 15, 2011 Bank of America recently announced it would stop offering reverse mortgages to customers. Reverse mortgages have been marketed toward elderly homeowners, as a way to use equity of the property for extra cash. But how exactly does it work and is it a good idea? In Tell Me More's regular "Money Coach" segment, personal finance contributor Alvin Hall explains reverse mortgages to host Michel Martin, and lays out the pros and cons.
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November 23, 2010 The holiday season is almost upon us and for many Americans that means it's time to go shopping! But with the sluggish economy, the risk of over-spending on gifts is a big concern for many people. Host Allison Keyes gets some tips on how to make the holiday special without breaking the bank, from regular Tell Me More contributor and personal finance expert Alvin Hall and Washington Post personal finance reporter Nancy Trejos.
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November 16, 2010 More than 500,000 people are expected to get hired this holiday season. Host Michel Martin speaks with financial expert Alvin Hall and Washington Post retail reporter Ylan Mui for some advice on the best way to land a seasonal job.
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