Archives: Brian O’Connor

Paring Down: Budget without Sacrifice

Anybody staring in at their post-holiday credit card bill knows it’s time to budget. This hour we’ll talk to a man who cut his family’s spending significantly, without wearing paper bags or eating out of a dumpster! We’ll learn how to decide what’s important, where you’re wasting your dough, and why 2014 could be your smartest financial year yet.

Can’t Buy Me Love: Living Large and Paying Small

The economy’s not yet booming, but saving money isn’t so hard. To lower food costs, you could learn to photosynthesize. To reduce bank fees, you could bury your money in the backyard. Before you take any drastic cost-saving measures, we’ll talk to a finance columnist who sliced $1,000 a month from his family’s budget without sacrificing all dignity

It’s the Economy, Stupid

So, what really is the economy? What makes those markets ebb and flow? On this hour, we’ll talk about the basic American economy and the plans of the Presidential candidates that will best suit your ideas about appropriate economic choices.