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Results for: Consumer

Bill McGee - Consultant/Travel Editor, Consumers Union
Flying is not as much fun as it used to be and a lot more expensive. Fees are tacked on to every amenity: checked bags, refreshments, even blankets and pillows. Bill McGee, Consultant with the Consumers Union and consumer advocate on the U.S. Department of Transportation's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee, talks about the reduced capacity of flights, the high price of gasoline and other issues confronting consumers. The most serious issue is safety. Airlines outsource maintenance, not always in the U.S., inhibiting the Federal Aviation Administration's on-site inspections. Get more tips for flyers on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Travel, Consumer, Finance
Robert  D. Manning - Ph.D.; Author, CREDIT CARD NATION
When you hear "paper or plastic"? Do you think method of payment or shopping bag? If you're like the crowd, it's method of payment. The average American family has monthly debt of $15,000. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have a credit card with an average debt of $4,000. And given today's tough economy, employers consider credit score above GPA in evaluating job applicants. Dr. Robert Manning cautions against the marketing buzz. Get his advice on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance, Consumer
Donna Vallario - Principal, blue Circle Marketing
Why is on-line shopping popular? What are the advantages? Is it safe? What about quality of merchandise? Hear the discussion with Donna Vallario, who designs websites for leading retailers, talking with Judith West, host, Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Finance, Consumer
"Interview with Robert D. Manning"
I just interviewed Dr. Robert Manning, author of CREDIT CARD NATION; but, importantly, he is founder of an organization called Responsible Debt. And in talking to Dr. Manning, who's an economist and sociologist -- kind of a behavioral economist -- I realized that so much of our debt comes from the attitude....
Themes: Finance, Consumer

More about "Getting Your Money's Worth"

As the title of the show, "Getting your Money's Worth" implies, the show concerns itself with gaining value as a consumer of education, health services or, indeed, as a tax payer. Everyday consumer spending will be included. The dialogue may not present solutions, but certainly will present alternatives in an entertaining and colorful way with experts in their respective fields.

Ms. West, a former educator, is president of Westco, her own privately held company. Westco designs and manufactures fixtures for such blue chip companies as Disney, Universal Studios, the NBC Experience Store and many others. Business people, authors and journalists, educators, politicians and actors will be interviewed in 15-minute segments with civility and dignity. "I don't care what your politics are, if you have a point of view and have a story to tell that is timely, you'll get a chance to freely air your opinion," says the attractive New Yorker.

For more information, please click here. You may also contact Judith West at 212-685-5050, ext. 228, or Judith@GettingYourMoneysWorthNYC.com.

Opinions stated in the interactive areas and discussion forums of Getting Your Money's Worth are not necessarily those of Westco Media or its principal members and operators.


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