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Protecting Yourself From Financial Scams Air date: 04-18-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1891002350/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Scammers are after your personal financial information, and they are finding increasing sophisticated ways to get it. AARP fraud expert Doug Shadel tells you how to protect yourself and your money. /episodes/get/7147 /episode/7147 About The Money: Protecting Yourself From Financial Scams /episode-player/7147
Making Mortgages Work Air date: 04-18-2011 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1891020480/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false With housing prices down and interest rates low, maybe it's time to think about buying a house. Senior Loan Officer Mia Vermillion tells you what you need to get a mortgage in today's market. It may be easier than you think. /episodes/get/7122 /episode/7122 About The Money: Making Mortgages Work /episode-player/7122
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
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February 10, 2009
One of the most anticipated new restaurants in Seattle opens next week. The new presidency brings with it new financial policies. Tax time tips to protect you from fraud and identity theft. Bill Smead shows us the bright side of the stock market on Bulls and Bears.
Air date: 02/10/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1696014315/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false One of the most anticipated new restaurants in Seattle opens next week. The new presidency brings with it new financial policies. Tax time tips to protect you from fraud and identity theft. Bill Smead shows us the bright side of the stock market on Bulls and Bears. /episodes/get/7103 /episode/7103 About The Money: February 10, 2009 /episode-player/7103
February 17, 2009
Americans are getting thrifty. In this episode, we explore some of the best thrift store deals in Seattle. United Way is offering free tax preparation. We talk with Attorney Christina Latta on if you should consider bankruptcy. And Bill Smead discusses luxury versus discount brands in the stock...
Air date: 02/17/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1696099711/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Americans are getting thrifty. In this episode, we explore some of the best thrift store deals in Seattle. United Way is offering free tax preparation. We talk with Attorney Christina Latta on if you should consider bankruptcy. And Bill Smead discusses luxury versus discount brands in the stock... /episodes/get/7105 /episode/7105 About The Money: February 17, 2009 /episode-player/7105
February 24, 2009
In this episode, we sound the alarm about student loan scams, then give tips for avoiding college debt disasters. We discuss the importance of prenuptial agreements in a second marriage. And Bill Smead talks about the government stimulus package.
Air date: 02/24/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1736894341/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In this episode, we sound the alarm about student loan scams, then give tips for avoiding college debt disasters. We discuss the importance of prenuptial agreements in a second marriage. And Bill Smead talks about the government stimulus package. /episodes/get/7107 /episode/7107 About The Money: February 24, 2009 /episode-player/7107
November 13, 2009
Scott Hamilton discusses whether Boeing will leave Puget Sound. Russell Investments is moving out of Tacoma and into Seattle. Puget Sound Business Journal's George Erb on the Russell move and local businesses cutting headcount. Pew Research Center has found broad changes in American spending....
Air date: 11/13/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1421266224/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Scott Hamilton discusses whether Boeing will leave Puget Sound. Russell Investments is moving out of Tacoma and into Seattle. Puget Sound Business Journal's George Erb on the Russell move and local businesses cutting headcount. Pew Research Center has found broad changes in American spending.... /episodes/get/7138 /episode/7138 About The Money: November 13, 2009 /episode-player/7138
November 20, 2009
A look at the economic impact of the Green River region if flooding were to occur. The Puget Sound Business Journal's Deirdre Gregg talks about rising electric rates in Seattle and the business impact of a Green River flooding and Washington state's budget gap. Deborah Nelons of State Farm...
Air date: 11/20/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1421308925/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A look at the economic impact of the Green River region if flooding were to occur. The Puget Sound Business Journal's Deirdre Gregg talks about rising electric rates in Seattle and the business impact of a Green River flooding and Washington state's budget gap. Deborah Nelons of State Farm... /episodes/get/7140 /episode/7140 About The Money: November 20, 2009 /episode-player/7140
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