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Rent Versus Buy Air date: 04-18-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2138345163/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false It used to be taken for granted that buying a home was a better financial decision than renting one. In recent years, though, falling home prices and a bargain rental market have changed the equation. /episodes/get/7148 /episode/7148 About The Money: Rent Versus Buy /episode-player/7148
Avoiding Credit Dings Air date: 04-18-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2043854814/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false We look at various ways to help keep a strong credit rating. /episodes/get/7093 /episode/7093 About The Money: Avoiding Credit Dings /episode-player/7093
Credit Repair Air date: 04-18-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2094410914/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A poor credit score can limit your choices and cost you hundreds of thousands over a lifetime, but there's no easy fix. Credit repair takes time and diligence. Financial educator Stacey Lannoye tells us how to start. /episodes/get/7094 /episode/7094 About The Money: Credit Repair /episode-player/7094
Traveling Safely With Credit Cards Air date: 04-18-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1891027761/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Credit cards have replaced traveler's checks as the currency of overseas travel. Travel expert Steve Danishek tells you how to protect yourself and your credit when traveling. /episodes/get/7152 /episode/7152 About The Money: Traveling Safely With Credit Cards /episode-player/7152
Empty Nesters Air date: 04-18-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2094287437/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Thousands of "empty nesters" have been waiting for the housing market to improve before downsizing and selling the family home, but broker Alex Black says "how" you sell is more important than "when" in today's real estate market. /episodes/get/7101 /episode/7101 About The Money: Empty Nesters /episode-player/7101
Dealing with Financial Strains Air date: 04-18-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1891002339/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Furlough days and pay cuts have increased financial stress for many families. We see how the Berbell family is dealing with those problems and get timely advice from financial adviser Cindy Runger Balas. /episodes/get/7095 /episode/7095 About The Money: Dealing with Financial Strains /episode-player/7095
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October 28, 2008
The rate of senior citizens declaring bankruptcy is on the rise. Doug Shadel of AARP Washington gives tips for retirees who may be facing financial challenges in this economy. Kathleen Miller of Miller Advisors discusses how families can work together to rough out this tough financial climate....
Air date: 10/28/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1694759191/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The rate of senior citizens declaring bankruptcy is on the rise. Doug Shadel of AARP Washington gives tips for retirees who may be facing financial challenges in this economy. Kathleen Miller of Miller Advisors discusses how families can work together to rough out this tough financial climate.... /episodes/get/7145 /episode/7145 About The Money: October 28, 2008 /episode-player/7145
November 11, 2008
Washington homeowners have remained relatively unscathed from housing crash, until now. Experts give advice on what sellers can do to gain an advantage in a down market. We also find that in this buyers' market it is harder, but not impossible, to get a mortgage.
Air date: 11/11/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1694765129/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Washington homeowners have remained relatively unscathed from housing crash, until now. Experts give advice on what sellers can do to gain an advantage in a down market. We also find that in this buyers' market it is harder, but not impossible, to get a mortgage. /episodes/get/7137 /episode/7137 About The Money: November 11, 2008 /episode-player/7137
November 18, 2008
The American Association of Individual Investors offers help and camaraderie for investors. We give tips for avoiding investment scams, and advice for those being harassed by bill collectors. Finally, we discuss the value (or lack thereof) of sentiment polls.
Air date: 11/18/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1694774470/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The American Association of Individual Investors offers help and camaraderie for investors. We give tips for avoiding investment scams, and advice for those being harassed by bill collectors. Finally, we discuss the value (or lack thereof) of sentiment polls. /episodes/get/7139 /episode/7139 About The Money: November 18, 2008 /episode-player/7139
November 25, 2008
Discussing the effect Washington Mutual's failure will have on the Seattle area. WaMu's failure causes many to worry their bank may be next. Tips for putting money in savings when it seems like there's nothing left over. Bill Smead discusses the bright side in the aftermath of WaMu's failure.
Air date: 11/25/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1694787426/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Discussing the effect Washington Mutual's failure will have on the Seattle area. WaMu's failure causes many to worry their bank may be next. Tips for putting money in savings when it seems like there's nothing left over. Bill Smead discusses the bright side in the aftermath of WaMu's failure. /episodes/get/7141 /episode/7141 About The Money: November 25, 2008 /episode-player/7141
December 9, 2008
Tips for giving great gifts for less. Enrolling in Medicare plans. Interview with the author of the best-selling Warren Buffett biography, "The Snowball." Bill Smead discusses retail and shopping for the holiday season.
Air date: 12/09/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1694798733/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Tips for giving great gifts for less. Enrolling in Medicare plans. Interview with the author of the best-selling Warren Buffett biography, "The Snowball." Bill Smead discusses retail and shopping for the holiday season. /episodes/get/7100 /episode/7100 About The Money: December 9, 2008 /episode-player/7100
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