A NH Campaign to Save Homes
Many people in NH and our region are struggling to keep their homes. The residents of Aberdeen Park – a manufactured home neighborhood in Stratham, NH – faced a dilemma that could have forced them off the land they lived on. “It opened our eyes to be not so complacent, [and] take things for granted…It’s a case where people thought long-term – this is the best thing to do, to give us back our sense of security,” said Fran Masi of the residents’ decision to form a co-op and buy the property their homes are built on. Their story is about the power of taking action during difficult times.
Frugal Guru from Maine
Amy Dacyzyn of Maine became famous for her frugality years ago, and now has a new following. The “Tightwad Gazette” author (sometimes known as the “frugal zealot”) talks about how frugality works, in good times and bad. She shares practical and philosophical advice on how to save money, reduce living expenses and stay happy practicing frugality.
Vermont Job Club
Though the economic downturn may have cost you your job, the answer to finding a new one may be beyond the classifieds and mailing out resumes. It’s called a “job club” and it works. Each week, a dozen or more already or soon-to-be “former” professionals in Burlington, VT, gather to find their way back to work. The SMARTvt job club re-invents its members by applying their existing skills and those to which they aspire to a virtual corporation in which everyone has a leadership position and connection to the accomplishments of fellow members.
Investor Protection Tips
And, in the final segment of the program, SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter is interviewed by Jennifer Rooks of MPBN. They discuss some of the new ways criminals are targeting investors by exploiting “hot trends” such as mortgages and alternative energy investments. Commissioner Walter also provides advice on how to protect yourself from becoming a victim.