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Topic : 04/29 How to Make More Money

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Created on : Friday, April 24, 2009, 02:53:07 pm
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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 24, 2009, 6:10 pm CDT

Get rich schemes?

I hope not. I hope dr phil is above promoting get rich quick schemes on his show. After all it took years of living within his means for him to become rich.
 
April 25, 2009, 2:24 pm CDT

Doctor Phil Show.

Doctor How Make Money More Phil/RobinTo.Make money more is not that easy at all. You must find a job--

and a house to live in. See you on April Wednesday 29th, 2009. Sincerley Your. Russell Vlaanderen.--------

 

 
April 29, 2009, 9:27 am CDT

how are people making real money on ebay

After Dr. Phil interviewed this couple the other couple came on and they stated that the mother was making serious money on ebay, how is the question.... please inform us how a busy mom can do that!  There are so many scams out there and for some people that really want to work from home tell us how that is possible.  Everyone wants to know this, I think an entire show should be devoted to how one can make more money online.
 
April 29, 2009, 12:37 pm CDT

Ebay?

Quote From: betsy1234

After Dr. Phil interviewed this couple the other couple came on and they stated that the mother was making serious money on ebay, how is the question.... please inform us how a busy mom can do that!  There are so many scams out there and for some people that really want to work from home tell us how that is possible.  Everyone wants to know this, I think an entire show should be devoted to how one can make more money online.
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.
 
April 29, 2009, 1:16 pm CDT

only $6000/month???

I have trouble feeling too sympathetic for the couple ONLY making $6000/month.  That's a LOT more than many people make in one month.  It's laughable to be upset with that amount.  Heck, both myself and my husband work full time and we don't make $6000 a month, ever!  We make right around half of that, and we are living comfortably.  We own a house and 3 1/2 acres, 4 children, 2 new vehicles, (without government assistance)..  It is just frustrating to see people on shows who think they have it bad, when in all reality, plenty of families are having to skip meals and live in tents...
 
April 29, 2009, 1:41 pm CDT

Hello Jay !

Jay is a dreamer. He needs to get his head out of where the sun don't shine and get a job that pays! Ghost hunting ????? What kind of nut does that when he owes so much money on other dreams he got himself into. I'd buy some pots and pans from him but got enough already..........GROW UP JAY !
 
April 29, 2009, 1:53 pm CDT

04/29 How to Make More Money

Quote From: caslan

I have trouble feeling too sympathetic for the couple ONLY making $6000/month.  That's a LOT more than many people make in one month.  It's laughable to be upset with that amount.  Heck, both myself and my husband work full time and we don't make $6000 a month, ever!  We make right around half of that, and we are living comfortably.  We own a house and 3 1/2 acres, 4 children, 2 new vehicles, (without government assistance)..  It is just frustrating to see people on shows who think they have it bad, when in all reality, plenty of families are having to skip meals and live in tents...
This couple must be living way beyond the average family`s means if they can only afford one meal a day on $6000 a month. That`s three times what many couples make! Get a life!
 
April 29, 2009, 2:05 pm CDT

04/29 How to Make More Money

Quote From: caslan

I have trouble feeling too sympathetic for the couple ONLY making $6000/month.  That's a LOT more than many people make in one month.  It's laughable to be upset with that amount.  Heck, both myself and my husband work full time and we don't make $6000 a month, ever!  We make right around half of that, and we are living comfortably.  We own a house and 3 1/2 acres, 4 children, 2 new vehicles, (without government assistance)..  It is just frustrating to see people on shows who think they have it bad, when in all reality, plenty of families are having to skip meals and live in tents...
i think they are only making that amount recently, the profile before said they were unemployed with no income and she was not working.
 
April 29, 2009, 2:11 pm CDT

Work at home

I have ideas for working at home that I've done in the past (sewing, computer skills, etc) however I did the jobs before as cash only with no tax paid to the gov't.  I worry if I continue I will be in trouble, plus I can't advertise because I am not yet an LLC and that takes money I don't have, even a fictious name costs money.  What might I do???
 
April 29, 2009, 2:11 pm CDT

Today's show did not give "current" options

Per today's show topic:

 

I have been unemployed since November. I've sent out at least 75 to 100 resumes. Most have been on internet websites or job boards. The companies in our area only post open positions on their website. They don't want you to come in person. Much of the information that the author gave today does not fit our metropolitan area.

 

For instance, I went to a couple of companies in person, to hand out my resume, and were turned away. They were offended that I tried to walk-in and provide my resume. They told me that if a position becomes available that it will be posted directly on their website or in the local media. A second company told me that walking in the door of a business and handing out resumes is a form of solicitation and that the front door clearly states "NO SOLICITATION." This does not equal the suggestion made by your guest.

 

Secondly, I worked at a particular company for 7.5 years. The company policy states that no current employee, especially management, can provide a reference to an employee who has left the company. In other words, once you leave the company, you cannot get a reference from any supervisor, manager, or trainer from this company. I'm sure that some of the supervisors provide personal reference, but what steps do I take to get references from these individuals in order to "network" my qualities?

 

It is hard to network when some of those people you know or have worked with are also unemployed. They don't want to help you or don't have the time to assist you, when they are also in need of a position. What other types of networking should I be doing in this case?

 

Third, I get compliments from those companies who choose to email or mail a personal response to an interview. I am always told that I have an excellent resume and cover letter, but I do not fit the requirements. The main issue the Louisville metropolitan area is that companies are using the economic crisis as a way to cheat the worker/employee. They are cutting their pay per hour.

 

For example, I applied for an Office Manager position that requested a person have at least 5 years administration experience. I have over 10 years experience. I was given a phone interview and things were going well, but at the end of the interview was told that the job starts at 10.50 an hour. Per Salary.com (a website I use often) an Office Manager job, with 5 or more years of experience, starts at $37,934 per year. Ten-fifty and hour equals  $21,840. That is a sixteen thousand dollar difference. Suze Orman stated on her show a couple of weeks ago, that due to the economy, you can expect that some companies will offer jobs 2 to 3 dollars less per hour than normal. She stated that if the company is offering below 3 dollars under the normal pay, that they are using the economy as a crutch, and you probably don't want to work for them anyway. I agree. But for those of us unemployed, when is enough enough?

 

Fourth, I disagree with the authors suggestion to remove the Objective heading on a Resume. I attended the Job Jam hosted by Francene of WHAS Radio (you can go to her page and view the Job Jam via a weblink). There were many executives that spoke about the importance of the Objective. This is how most employers weed out who they want to seriously consider. Sometimes the objective can make or break your chances. You should look at the job description and cater your abilities towards that description in no more than 15 words. Without the Objective, your resume has no focus. If we choose to go your guest's route, then what else do we place on our resume to get the future employer's attention?

 

I encourage any responses and hope that Dr. Phil's staff also reads this message board.  I would really like to know what other options we have if the author's suggestions won't work in our general area. Thank you for your time in reading my response. Have a great day!

 

 
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