Get A Job, Control Your Spending Wrestle your spending into submission and learn a no excuses approach to landing a job
*Get a Job Now! Dana Manciagli, author and career coach, Bellevue, Wash., shares job searching advice from her new book Cut the Crap, Get a Job! A New Job Search Process for a New Era.
*Cut Spending, Enjoy Life. Kathryn Greiner, director of credit education for the University of Michigan Credit Union, Ann Arbor, Mich., tells you how to control your spending without sacrificing the good things in life.
*You Gotta Have It, But Do You Need It? Susan Tiffany, certified credit union financial counselor and director of consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
This week Home & Family Radio explores whether auto paying your bills is a good idea while using the tools to protect your cash and get organized.
* Protect Your Cash. Luke Reynolds, chief of outreach and program development at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Washington, D.C., discusses how to protect your valuables and the most secure locations for your money.
* Bill Paying, Set It and Forget It? Stacy Rapacon, a personal finance writer for Kiplinger, Washington D.C., explores the pros and cons of auto-paying your bills.
* Get Organized, Save Money. Susan Fleischman, a professional organizer and owner of Clutterfree, Chicago, shares 20 ways staying organized can save you money.
Student Loan Tips, Suckers List On H&FF Radio
This week,avoid being a sucker while giving you advice about trading stocks and college borrowing.
* 10 Student Loan Tips. Rick Bialobrzeski, communications director for GreenPath Debt Solutions, Detroit, Mich., shares some of the nonprofit credit counseling organizations best advice about student borrowing.
* Failing to Plan = Planning to Fail. Sam Seiden, chief education, products, and services officer for Online Trading Academy, Irvine, Calif., discusses how to be successful at trading stocks online.
* Dont Be a Sucker. Lyn Chitow Oakes, chief marketing officer for the identity-protection firm TrustedID, Palo Alto, Calif., tells listeners what a suckers list is, how to stay off it, and what to do if you find yourself on one.
Student Debt, College Entrepreneurs
This week Home & Family Finance Radio goes back to school to help young people conquer student debt and make money.
* Smart College Borrowing. Joe Orsolini, president, College Aid Planners, Inc., Glen Ellyn, Ill., offers advice about when to borrow for college and whether it makes sense to dip in to retirement savings to pay for a childs education.
* Young, Vibrant, and Saddled With Debt. Seth Piccirillo, director of community development for the city of Niagara Falls, N.Y., discusses his citys plan to attract young college graduates by helping them pay their student loans.
* Dorm Room Entrepreneurs. Laura Schaefer, a Madison, Wis., freelance writer, shares highlights from a recent story she wrote for MoneyMix, a Credit Union National Association (CUNA)
* The Psychology of Clutter. Dr. Lise Van Susteren, a Washington D.C. psychiatrist, discusses why people are prone to clutter and why that inclination leads to modern behavior such as friending hundreds of people you barely know on Facebook.
* The Clutter Whisperer. Susan Fleischman, a professional organizer and owner of Clutterfree, Chicago, offers advice about how to get organized and rid your home of clutter.
* Clutter in the Internet Age. Jennifer Stewart, owner of Organizing by Jennifer, St. Louis, offers strategies for cleaning up your computer, winnowing your email inbox, and better understanding the software you use every day.
Thinking Like A Rich Person, Telecommuting On H&FF Radio
* Use Your Tax Refund like a Rich Person. Professional speaker and consultant Steve Siebold , author of the book How Rich People Think and co-founder of the consulting firm Gove-Siebold Group, Boynton Beach, Fla., says putting your tax refund in savings is not necessarily the best use of the money and suggests some alternatives.
* Is Working From Home the Future? Corporate speaker and author Linda Galindo, Park City, Utah, explains why some bosses say telecommuting works great but still want to see their employees in the office.
* Online, Your Past Can Haunt You. Cybersecurity expert Jessie Varsalone, a professor at Baltimore County College, warns that what young people share through social media could prevent them from landing competitive jobs. Varsalone says companies regularly screen applicants social media activity before making job offers.
Financial Literacy Month, Tax Advice On H&FF Radio
Home & Family Finance Radio celebrates Financial Literacy Month, a holiday that actually can save you money, and delves into last-gasp tax savings before the April 15 filing deadline.
* Celebrating Financial Literacy Month. Susan Sharkey, Director of the High School Financial Planning Program and the National Endowment for Financial Education, Denver, explains the importance of financial literacy and why setting aside a month to highlight its relevance to our lives is a good idea.
* Financial Literacy Can Make You Money. Entrepreneur and author Patrick Bet-David, author of The Next Perfect Storm and founder of the financial-education advocacy group People Helping People, Woodland Hills, Calif., shares why he made improving the financial literacy of regular Americans his personal crusade and offers advice on how to earn more money.
* Last Minute Second Tax Saving Tips. With the tax deadline a week away, an editor from Kiplingers Personal Finance, Washington D.C., offers ways to avoid surprises from the expired 2011 tax breaks, as well as discussing money to be saved on medical bills and using your house to lower your tax bill.
*Sequestering Your Dollars. Michael Farr, president of investment firm Farr, Miller & Washington, Washington, D.C., imparts some financial wisdom about where 14and where not 14to put your dollars during these times of government austerity. Farr also explains why the market is making leaps and bounds amid so much uncertainty.
*The Tax Man Cometh. Eric Smith, a spokesperson for the Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C., reminds listeners T-Day, April 15, is imminent and shares changes in the tax rules that could affect your filing.
*Travel Like an Expert. Susan Tanzman, president of Martin Travel & Tours, Los Angeles, gives the dos and donts of planning a successful vacation.
* HSA Highlights. Mark Baker, health savings account specialist, UnitedHealthcares Golden Rule Insurance Co., Indianapolis, breaks down HSAs: what they are, their tax benefits, why they are increasingly popular, and how to acquire one.
* The Personal Cost of Sequestration. Dr. Barbara ONeill, a personal finance professor at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., explains the impact the federal governments austerity measures could have on family budgets and how to prepare for it.
* Seven Financial Warning Signs. Susan Tiffany, certified credit union financial counselor and director of consumer periodicals, Credit Union National Association (CUNA)