Financial http://wesa.fm en Financial Literacy and Overcoming Generational Poverty http://wesa.fm/post/financial-literacy-and-overcoming-generational-poverty <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Money, everybody wants it, everybody needs it, yet we struggle to understand it and to talk about it. Especially those of us who have never had much money to speak of. At this point in financial literacy month we want to take a look at money management from the perspective of generational poverty. What circumstances and financial habits perpetuate poverty and how can families prevail?&nbsp;<b>Tammy Thompson</b>&nbsp;is a Community Liaison&nbsp;and Certified Housing Counselor for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nwwpa.org/" style="color: rgb(0, 113, 179); text-decoration: none; ">NeighborWorks&nbsp;Western PA</a>, she works with adults, kids and families on financial planning at all socioeconomic levels.</p><p> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 20:18:52 +0000 Heather McClain 7816 at http://wesa.fm Financial Literacy and Overcoming Generational Poverty Financial Literacy Month: Jumping Back into the Stock Market http://wesa.fm/post/financial-literacy-month-jumping-back-stock-market <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the first week of April, mortgage financier Fannie Mae reported <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/business/fannie-mae-reports-record-7-6-billion-quarterly-earnings.html?_r=0">record earnings</a> for the fourth quarter, 2012 was their first profitable year since 2006. Yet the March <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/markets/2013/04/05/stocks-friday-4-5/2055685/">jobs report</a> was poor. So with a recovering housing market and fluctuating employment numbers, what does this say about the stability of our financial system? Are we really on a <a href="http://business.time.com/2013/04/04/can-housing-power-the-economic-recovery/">road to recovery</a>? Is it safe to jump back into the stock market? And what are the best ways to do it? <strong>Roselyn Wilkinson</strong>, Vice President of <a href="http://www.mdafinancial.com/new/mdafinancial/content.asp?contentid=2016266571">MD&amp;A Financial Management Co.</a> and Registered Representative of Berthel Fisher<span style="font-size:12.0pt"> </span>continues our series of financial literacy month discussions with advice on smart ways to invest. Sat, 06 Apr 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 7383 at http://wesa.fm Financial Literacy Month: Jumping Back into the Stock Market Financial Literacy Month: Why Are You Scared to Budget? http://wesa.fm/post/financial-literacy-month-why-are-you-scared-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In 2012, 56% of Americans admitted that they do not keep a budget, including more than 1 in 5 who say they don’t have a good idea of how much they spend on housing, food, and entertainment. So what keeps you from budgeting and saving better? What difficulties do you have with financial planning?</p><p>Financial Literacy Month starts Monday and each week through the month of April we’ll be tapping into your financial concerns.<strong> Debbie Tawney Newsom </strong>is the Operations Field Coordinator for <a href="http://www.pittsburghsaves.org/">NeighborWorks Western Pennsylvania</a>. She teaches community financial education classes and joins us to address your questions about budgeting and saving. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:05:23 +0000 Heather McClain 7023 at http://wesa.fm Financial Literacy Month: Why Are You Scared to Budget?