MAKING $ENSE NEW ENGLAND is a monthly series combining expert advice with stories of how people across northern New England have found resourceful ways to weather the economic downturn. www.makingsensene.org
Staycations • Teaching Kids to Save • Avoiding Investment Fraud • Job Hunting Strategies • Dig it! Gardening on the Cheap
Saving money may not be top-of-mind for a lot of young people, but the NH Jump$tart Coalition works to improve the personal financial literacy of young adults. Meet a Windham, NH, teen who’s working hard for his dollars.
Staycations. Find out how to get the most out of a vacation near home.
Investment Fraud. Securities Examiner Bill Carrigan offers tips on how to detect and avoid investment scams.
Job Hunting Strategies It takes some creativity to find employment opportunities. Meet a former marketing executive who mentors business managers and executives, all while he’s looking for a job.
Gardening on the Cheap Gardening guru Charlie Nardozzi demonstrates two fool-proof, hassle-free methods for growing your own recession-busting vegetable crop.
Staycations. Staying home for your vacation this summer? You don’t have to travel far to have a great time around here, with beaches, mountains, lakes, water parks, zoos, and historic museums just a short car ride away. Explore what our region has to offer instead of leaving town.
Teaching Kids to Save. Today’s teens are faced with financial options that their parents couldn’t have imagined at their age. NH Jump$tart Coalition helps teens understand how money works and how to make smart personal financial decisions. Taylor Morin, a Windham, NH, high school student, talks about working hard, saving money and what that means for his future.
Avoiding Investment Fraud. As long as there are investors in search of a good return there will be investment scammers trying to defraud them. Fortunately, there are also regulatory investigators working behind the scenes to protect financial assets from criminal activity. MPBN’s Bridget Barry Caswell talks to one about the latest scams and ways to protect against them.
Job Hunting Strategies. Gene Goldstein’s job as a marketing executive disappeared in July 2009. In addition to looking for a job, Goldstein mentors business managers and executives. Providing this free mentoring service keeps Goldstein connected with former clients and offers him the long-term benefits of possible employment.
Dig it! Gardening on the Cheap. Until recently, the backyard vegetable patch was mainly a labor of love and relaxation. But ever-tightening household budgets have given us an additional incentive to grow our own food – saving money. Gardening guru Charlie Nardozzi has some tried and true techniques for growing your very own lovely, relaxing and recession-busting vegetable crop.
MAKING $ENSE NEW ENGLAND, a 10-part series, airs monthly through August 2010, with stories about grassroots responses and solutions to the economic crisis of northern New England. The series is a collaboration of New Hampshire Public Television, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, and Vermont Public Television. www.makingsensene.org
Funding for Making $ense New England provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority; Foundation for Financial Planning; FINRA Investor Education Foundation; and Goodwill Industries of Northern New England.