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Interviews:
Chuck Stewart - Ph.D., Author, BANKRUPT YOUR STUDENT LOANS
Negotiating debt is tough. But toughest if you are in student loan debt. Student debt robs the economy. In today's poor economy, students are taking on more personal debt than they probably should. Further adding to the delimma is the fact that college costs have risen at an annual rate of 5 percent above inflation for the last decade. College grads have such a mountain of debt when they graduate that, even when they find a job, their consumer spending is diminished. Chuck Stewart has some advice to lend on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Finance, Education, Money Tips, Recession
Sylvia Ann Hewlett - Author, TOP TALENT, "Keeping Performance Up When Business is Down"
Generally, business is in survival mode. How to perform, keep top talent and deal with the credit crunch challenges big business and small business. From Wall Street to Main Street, corner offices to assembly lines, employees are angry, stressed and looking. So, how to deal with this and keep badly needed talent. Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of TOP TALENT, "Keeping Performance Up When Business is Down", offers some tips on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Recession, Business
Edward Mermelstein - Real Estate Attorney; Founder, Edward A. Mermelstein Associates
The housing market is in a recovery mode, we are told. Real Estate Attorney Edward Mermelstein advises homeowners on their own recovery with emphasis on protecting against foreclosures. Mermelstein's point of view is rooted in the law but, importantly, retains an entrepreneurial spirit for guidance to homeowners. He discusses his philosophy with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Real Estate, Money Tips, Recession
Doug Turetsky - Communications Director, Independent Budget Office
Are we on a rebound? Is the recession over? How fast or slow is the recovery? For every one "informed" opinion, there are two conflicting. Doug Turetsky's organization -- Independent Budget Office -- collects data re employment, tax revenue and others. This data is then forwarded to the Mayor's office for Budget Planning. Hear numbers you can trust from Turetsky on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Recession, Finance, Government
James Taylor / Cara S. David - Ph.D., Vice-Chairman, Harrison Group, Inc. / Sr. Vice-President, Corporate Marketing & Integrated Media, AMEX Publishing Corp.
How are the rich holding up in the recession? Well, for starters: 53 percent (more than half) are worried that they could run out of money. Cara David of AMEX Publishing and Dr. James Taylor of he Harrison Group fill in Judith West on Gettting Your Money's Worth with more surveyed results. Is luxury dead? Are folks still eating out? What about name brands? Get some answers and you'll have a few surprises about happiness and spending money.
Themes: Recession, Finance
Michael Woolfolk - Senior Currency Strategist, Global Markets Division, The Bank of New York Mellon
The dollar is still the asset of first choice in the world. " The U.S. wears its currency on its shirt sleeve as a badge of honor," says Michael Woolfolk, Senior Currency Strategist, Bank of America Mellon, New York. Despite pressure the dollar's pre-eminence continues. Hear Woolfolk on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Recession, Finance
Laurence Shatkin - PhD; Author, GREAT JOBS IN THE PRESIDENT'S STIMULUS PACKAGE
The stimulus package has passed. The plan is to create or preserve some three to four million jobs. Laurence Shatkin writes about those potential jobs in his book: GREAT JOBS IN THE PRESIDENT'S STIMULUS PACKAGE. He gives some sound tips for tapping into the new resources on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Recession
David Walker - President/CEO, The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, Former U.S. Comptroller General
As you read this, the U.S. Treasury is spending one million dollars of taxpayers' money -- that's right -- every five seconds, one million dollars. View former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker talk about government spending: every man, woman and child has a $185,000 mortgage on his head at the present rate. The Honorable Walker says this budget mess is fixable as he talks with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Recession, Finance
Cindy Olsen - Author, THE WHOLE TRUTH, SO HELP ME GOD
Olson, a twenty-three year Enron employee and the first Enron exectuive to testify in front of Congress, tells what she proclaims to be the truth, so help her God, about Enron. By now, you've formed your own opnion. Listen to Olson's opinion on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Recession, Investing, Wall Street
Commentaries:
"Who Saw Wall Street Debacle in Advance"
We're told that our economy is in a slow recovery. I guess that's akin to being off "life support". But lots of us are still angry....
Themes: Finance, Recession
 60 Seconds on Value: "NY State Debt, National Debt, Your Debt"
This is about your owing money, lots of it. According to our city comptroller, you are in debt to the tune of seventy-seven hundred dollars....
Themes: Finance, Recession
 60 Seconds on Value: "Facing a Layoff?"
If you are facing a lay off, you're probably cutting back on spending. Yet there are escape hatches in the event of job loss. Walgreen's offers free services to members of its health clinics with proof of unemployment....
Themes: Finance, Recession
 60 Seconds on Value: "Roll Up Our Sleeves"
You used to know people who made money investing. Now you know people who've lost money. Who's responsible? The government, the banks, who's in charge? We've lost faith and trust....
Themes: Finance, Recession
 60 Seconds on Value: "Avoiding the Panic"
With stocks swinging wildly, it's easy to panic. The word "panic" comes from the Greek god who startled people with loud outbursts in frightening places....
Themes: Life Balance, Recession
 60 Seconds on Value: "Spending Creatively"
Are you finding it hard to spend extra money without feeling guilty? We're all feeling poorer, but according to Ron Lieber of the New York Times, we should remember that the majority of us are still working....
Themes: Consumers, Finance, Recession



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.

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