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In tough economic times, people look for ways to cut back on expenses and save more money. If you struggle to make ends meet, don’t miss this show! Jay and Erin are newlyweds who say they live paycheck to paycheck and admit money is so tight, they only eat one meal a day. They’ve only been married two-and-a-half months, but Erin says they feel like an old married couple who fights over finances every day. Erin works seven days a week, and feels like her husband is not doing enough to bring in the dough. She says he spends too much time and money on his unusual hobby. Finance expert Liz Pulliam Weston offers advice on how to live on less and where to make a few extra bucks! Then, spouses Terry and Julie are unemployed and looking for work –- but are they doing enough? Placement and recruitment specialist Tony Beshara offers tips on how to find a job. And, don’t miss the biggest mistakes you might be making on your resume! Plus, see how one couple on the brink of financial ruin turned around their bleak situation in only six months! Tune in to learn how to increase your cash flow and breathe a little easier during these difficult financial times.

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April 29, 2009, 2:47 pm CDT

04/29 How to Make More Money

Quote From: cadescove99

The only way i know of making money on ebay is selling things. Normally the seller takes bids. And sets a deadline. After which the highest bidder is instructed how to pay for the item which is then shipped.
I buy and sell on ebay a lot but only as a hobby.  I collect miniatures and sell back things I get in mixed lots but can't use.  It is fun to do.  I have a friend, though, who has an actual business on ebay and she does well.  So it can be done.
 
April 29, 2009, 3:10 pm CDT

Still looking for work

The trouble I am having is that there is no HR anymore you are always told to fill out a job posting online.

 

 I am part of five networking groups. I am on Linkedin, and I still can’t find any companies to apply at. I come from an IT background and that field has been hit hard. So has HR.

 

The networking groups in the area are getting to the point that they are running out of room. The one I went to on Monday had close to 200 people show up. There were people standing in the hall trying to get in.

 

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If someone can give me a hit were these companies are that are looking for help I will be there. Also I am finding that some companies are now taking advantage of the situation out there. They now are cutting the pay they are willing to pay. I know that times a tuff. But when I am told that do to the times that at one time the job was paying $25 an hour, and now paying $12 or less, and that is contract.  There are no benefits. And they want to lock in for a year or two.

 
April 29, 2009, 3:19 pm CDT

Financing pots and pans?

I`ve heard of financing houses and cars, but never pots and pans. Never heard of any that cost $3000 either! It`s stupid to pay so much for pots and pans you can`t afford the food to cook in them. Food cooked in $60 pans tastes just as good.
 
April 29, 2009, 3:21 pm CDT

04/29 How to Make More Money

Quote From: cheyanne1

I buy and sell on ebay a lot but only as a hobby.  I collect miniatures and sell back things I get in mixed lots but can't use.  It is fun to do.  I have a friend, though, who has an actual business on ebay and she does well.  So it can be done.
How time consuming is your friend`s business?
 
April 29, 2009, 4:12 pm CDT

How How How

I was a show on 20/20 with the same information. I tried to get the information that they had on that show and I still am not any closer to finding a job from home. I have sent more then $1000.00 and now I just laugh. I send at least 4 hours also a day with no job yet.
 
April 29, 2009, 5:02 pm CDT

preferance vs. common sense

Quote From: cadescove99

Ive heard of financing houses and cars, but never pots and pans. Never heard of any that cost $3000 either! Its stupid to pay so much for pots and pans you cant afford the food to cook in them. Food cooked in $60 pans tastes just as good.

That was my exact thought.  I actually had to rewind my dvr to make sure I heard him right.  FINANCING POTS AND PANS!  Thats when you know you're in bad shape. I truly don't mean this to sound snide or condescending at all, but I wonder what the sales person though when the couple asked to finance their kitchenware? 

 

There are certain name brand things that I understand people prefer.  However, if it's something of equal quality and performance, why not go with the cheapest?  For whatever reason people in their 20's and 30's are living beyond their means and one day they wake up and realize they're thousands, if not millions of dollars in debt.  I have to wondeer, is it the immaturity of those in this age bracket, or is it just my generation?  I really think people need to learn when to use preferance and whenn to use "money saving" common sense.

 

***This is totally off topic but is anyone else SICK AND TIRED of those aggrivating sidebar advertisments popping up every time you scroll over them accidently?  It's driving me insane!***

 
April 29, 2009, 5:29 pm CDT

Sidebar ad?

Quote From: shelly_80

That was my exact thought.  I actually had to rewind my dvr to make sure I heard him right.  FINANCING POTS AND PANS!  Thats when you know you're in bad shape. I truly don't mean this to sound snide or condescending at all, but I wonder what the sales person though when the couple asked to finance their kitchenware? 

 

There are certain name brand things that I understand people prefer.  However, if it's something of equal quality and performance, why not go with the cheapest?  For whatever reason people in their 20's and 30's are living beyond their means and one day they wake up and realize they're thousands, if not millions of dollars in debt.  I have to wondeer, is it the immaturity of those in this age bracket, or is it just my generation?  I really think people need to learn when to use preferance and whenn to use "money saving" common sense.

 

***This is totally off topic but is anyone else SICK AND TIRED of those aggrivating sidebar advertisments popping up every time you scroll over them accidently?  It's driving me insane!***

You mean the ones that spread open covering the posts you`re trying tn read or write whenever your cursor comes anywhere near them. Gad i hate those things.
 
April 29, 2009, 5:53 pm CDT

Get real, Dr Phil!

Nn nne is going to pay $150 for used pots and pans at a garage sale! No matter what they cost brand new! I have never paid $150 for new ones. And $600 on ebay? Get a life!
 
April 29, 2009, 6:09 pm CDT

04/29 How to Make More Money

Quote From: shelly_80

That was my exact thought.  I actually had to rewind my dvr to make sure I heard him right.  FINANCING POTS AND PANS!  Thats when you know you're in bad shape. I truly don't mean this to sound snide or condescending at all, but I wonder what the sales person though when the couple asked to finance their kitchenware? 

 

There are certain name brand things that I understand people prefer.  However, if it's something of equal quality and performance, why not go with the cheapest?  For whatever reason people in their 20's and 30's are living beyond their means and one day they wake up and realize they're thousands, if not millions of dollars in debt.  I have to wondeer, is it the immaturity of those in this age bracket, or is it just my generation?  I really think people need to learn when to use preferance and whenn to use "money saving" common sense.

 

***This is totally off topic but is anyone else SICK AND TIRED of those aggrivating sidebar advertisments popping up every time you scroll over them accidently?  It's driving me insane!***

They actually financed them for $3200 a year ago and still owe $2800! Selling them is not going to erase the debt. I guess dr phil doesn`t understand this. He has never financed anything. This couple ought to return those pots and pans they never should have bought in the first place!
 
April 29, 2009, 6:11 pm CDT

Reality Check Needed

I hope Dr. Phil has a follow up show on these issues and someone on his crew  researches in depth & is capable of assisting him in "getting (reality check)  it".  Advice on this show was little help.

 
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