"IF THE ECONOMY IS SO GREAT, WHY AM I BROKE AND IN DEBT?" Tom looks at a variety of recent news stories on this theme, and he says that we're not blaming the people most responsible. Tom knows why you're broke and what you could have done about it! Or how you can prevent it!
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MONEY are you a "loyal employee"? Why? Ever wonder about what you're missing by being loyal to a company that will likely put an ax in your back as soon as they get the chance? In response to listener emails, Tom tells you about the dangers of being a sitting duck!
Click here to see the film Tom mentions in this episode, Michael Moore's Roger & Me.
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MONEY Tom continues with recommendations for getting your money act together in 2019. Find out how a website can help you figure out your net worth, your spending habits, and how to get on a budget. Also, Tom answers listener email questions including how to get a higher credit limit on your credit cards, whether it's a good time to invest in marijuana stocks, ETFs, whether it's a good idea to attend company events that encourage fraternizing with other employees in the #MeToo era, and more!
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MONEY what do the Federal Government shutdown and the Los Angeles teachers' strike tell us about money? Tom tells you all about it!
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MONEY Tom gives you step-by-step instructions on how to get your money act together in 2019. Also, Tom answers a flurry of your money emails!
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MONEY what are some things you can do for yourself financially as the new year begins? How many credit cards does one person need, anyway? Whose fault is when people live paycheck-to-paycheck? Tom answers these questions and more!
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MONEY didn't the guys at the Robinhood app announce checking and savings accounts with a 3% yield? Whatever happened to that? Also, Tom answers your email about whether lower-priced stocks are a better buy than higher-priced stocks, penny stocks, and whether it's a good idea to use the stock market to get rich quick.
Here is one of the articles Tom used to prepare for this episode: Robinhood lacked proper insurance so will change checking & savings feature.
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MONEY young adult gals don't know what to do when their trade school (called a "college") suddenly goes out of business. Also, Tom answers your email including questions about money market funds, saving for a down payment on a house, and whether to insist on a written agreement when interviewing for a job.
Here is the article to which Tom refers on this episode: Students stunned after major for-profit college chain closes: 'They're taking our dreams away'
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MONEY for the first time, just for our subscribers, Tom reveals the names of many of the specific stocks that are paying him all those delicious dividends. Do you want to know which stocks will allow Tom to clear over $220,000 in dividends in 2018? Only our subscribers will know these names!
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MONEY what is "shorting" stocks or "shorting" the stock market? Can you do that? SHOULD YOU do that? How do you ask for a raise? How do you know how much to ask for? Tom answers your emailed questions about that and more!
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