Sunday, September 13, 2009

Podcast 21: Student Saving Tips and How to Survive on a Teacher’s Salary

In today’s Consumerism Commentary Podcast, I offer a number of suggestions for students heading back to school, particularly for new college freshmen. Tom Dziubek and I discuss tips that will help students take small steps now to ensure they will start the rest of their lives on a sound footing.

After the discussion for students, we offer tips for teachers with our guest, Danny Kofke. He is the author of How to Survive (and Perhaps Thrive) on a Teacher’s Salary.

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[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:43] Interview with Flexo about money saving tips for new college students
[01:45] What new students should be thinking of
[02:21] Budget planning
[04:05] Savings and checking accounts
[06:34] Using a Roth IRA
[08:36] Acquiring college textbooks
[16:44] Online budget resources
[18:39] Interview with Danny Kofke, author of “How to Survive (and perhaps thrive) on a Teacher’s Salary”
[18:53] Danny’s teaching experience
[19:16] Starting salaries
[22:09] Ways for teachers to reduce expenses
[23:32] Danny’s tips from his book
[25:58] How teachers can increase income
[26:41] Danny’s experiences teaching special education students
[28:12] Career recommendations for new teachers
[34:53] End

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Podcast 21: Student Saving Tips and How to Survive on a Teacher’s Salary



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