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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.

Find out what happened on the show.

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April 29, 2009, 6:34 pm CDT

04/29 How to Make More Money

Quote From: cadescove99

You mean the ones that spread open covering the posts youre trying tn read or write whenever your cursor comes anywhere near them. Gad i hate those things.
Yep! Those are the ones.  I wish the web"MASTER" would get rid of those. Or atleast relocate them to the bottom of the page.
 
April 29, 2009, 6:49 pm CDT

Sheer lunacy

Jay`s giving up a six figure income to hunt ghosts is sheer lunacy! To say nothing of continuing to live as if he were still making that kind of money. Who needs four pair of pink flipflops? And $3000 pots and pans when you can only afford one meal a day? Insane!
 
April 29, 2009, 6:52 pm CDT

Pots 4 sale

Quote From: cadescove99

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 doesnt 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!

By now this couple can't refund the pans so hopefully they can figure out how to use and keep them for life,What is the average amount spent for pots and pans in say 40 years? 

 

 

 

The pop ups are a pain!!

 
April 29, 2009, 7:04 pm CDT

Cookware?

I sure hope those pot & pans that cost $3200.00 were worth it.  I hope they were not Saladmaster.  If they were they are clad with titanium for fast and better cooking for your health.  Our bodies are full of metal and aluminum along with coated pan which leeches into our food while being cooked.
 
April 29, 2009, 7:05 pm CDT

The 5-dreaded words in a job interview

How many have encountered the question "what is your salary requirement" either at an actual job interview or "resumes will not be accepted without a salary requirement" on a posted ad for employment?

This inquiry then begs another question: Why would employees negotiate against themselves? This is time for a Dr.Phil-ism "let's get real" and find out why a typical employment ad stating "an offer for a performance" no longer exists? No where else in our everyday lives are we asked for our requirements!

Does the local supermarket ask us for our requirement on the price of blueberries? Does a tutor ask what are our requirement on their hourly fee? And why don't employers ask about a 5-hour work-day as a requirement?

Does anyone else besides me and my group of unemployed, college educated, experienced, able bodied adults feel that this is nothing short of employer sabotage bordering on exploitation? It now appears that this nation's workforce is exactly like Asia's or South America's by offering as little as possible. Iif our economic engine is to be restarted, we need employees with some disposal income to dump into that economy.

Please take a minute to provide some comments and experiences as I believe this concerns all of us and since it appears this "requirement" is commonplace, we might as well act collectively to restore the more honest  approach to the employment process, i.e. "an offer for a performance" and then the employee will decide whether to interview or provide a resume. Employers might need to be reminded of my grandmother's adage: "Cheap is not good and good is not cheap" or the more modern axiom "You get what you pay for."

 
April 29, 2009, 7:09 pm CDT

Correct

Quote From: donalds01

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 cant 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.

You are so right! Employers are using every opportunity to undercut the best qualified. I just wrote a message called "The 5-dreaded words in a job interview"..."what is your salary requirement" which is another form of exploitation - who would be foolish enough to negotiate against themselves?

Good luck - I know exactly what you are going through.

 
April 29, 2009, 7:47 pm CDT

technical issues

Here's the link to tech support for anyone who wants to voice their frustrations with the pop-up ads and anything else you have issues with.  I don't particularly like the way the navigation bar is, either. It keeps disappearing if I don't keep my cursor inline.  As we all know, the only way for them to fix the problem, is if we make them aware.

 

http://www.drphil.com/messageboard/contact/

 
April 29, 2009, 8:06 pm CDT

04/29 How to Make More Money

Quote From: badbbl3kids

By now this couple can't refund the pans so hopefully they can figure out how to use and keep them for life,What is the average amount spent for pots and pans in say 40 years? 

 

 

 

The pop ups are a pain!!

After a year the store might nnt take them back. They certainly would not refund what jay had already paid on them. It is worth a try to return them and be forgiven the remaining debt. Otherwise, keep or sell them, he still owes $2800!
 
April 29, 2009, 8:51 pm CDT

Feel like giving up at times..but must keep plugging away

My last company went bankrupt Nov'08  I've been seeking a better job before that but no luck.

I was getting part time hours during that time. I've tried to console myself with a journal that

I've written that gives Basic Coping skills for the everyday folks daily life. Dr Phil shows provides

valuable tips on actions to assist with the current recession . 

 
April 29, 2009, 9:25 pm CDT

How to make $6,000 a month working from home

Could you share which virtual assistant website she works through - or one you would recommend.  I am very cautious as there are just too many scams out there.  Thanks in advance!

 
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