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The Economy, “Free” credit reports, and Improving Your 401k

December 3, 2007

In today’s show we cover the following:

** The Economy**

The White House lowers ’08 economic forecast (click here for more information)

October foreclosure filings up 94% over last year (click here for more information)

I did not want you to think that I was only pulling out the bad news… I did want to give you a little ray of hope with this article:
Q3 economic growth fastest in four years, revision shows (click here for more information)

** "Free" credit reports **

Many of you have probably figured this out. It appears that the credit reporting companies have figured out how to squeeze a ton of profit out of consumers for something that is suppose to be "Free".
“Free” Credit reports sometimes aren’t free by Byron Acohido and Jon Swartz of USA Today (click here for more information)

** Improving Your 401k **

7 Ways to Lobby for a Better 401(k) according to Smartmoney.com (click here for more information)

** Misc. **

It probably bothers a few of my listeners that I close out today’s show with something that is not really related to personal finance… this is why I put it at the end of the show. For those that are interested I talk in today’s show about the link between myself and the passing of Gatorade’s inventor.

Read about Dr. Robert Cade (the inventor of Gatorade) and his life-time of accomplishments

FILED UNDER: Podcasts
TAGGED WITH: 401(k), credit cards

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