Today on the Consumerism Commentary Podcast, Bryan J Busch talks with Mitch Weiss, author of Life Happens: A Practical Guide to Personal Finance from College to Career (available from Amazon.com on the Kindle).
They discuss many of the topics young people need to know in order to avoid the pitfalls of personal finance.
Table of contents
[00:00] Introduction from Bryan J Busch
[00:34] Interview with Mitch Weiss
— [00:45] What are young people not being taught about finances?
— [02:13] Student loans are a big problem right now
— [04:10] A reasonable amount to borrow for college
— [06:59] We should learn and teach more about acquiring and protecting credit
— [09:16] What young people need to know about checking accounts, ATMs, and fraud
— [17:56] Smart choices about health insurance
— [21:26] Be open minded and polite when asking for discounts or a higher salary
— [25:18] Employees shouldn’t be distracted by money worries
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Updated June 17, 2016 and originally published March 25, 2012.