Wealth & Poverty

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Episode 466: DIY Finance

Feb 10, 2016

This episode originally ran in June 2013.

On today's show, we look at how people create their own financial systems from scratch.

One man has thousands of dollars stashed around his house in different "accounts." Tamara Bullock and Patricia Hamilton are part of an informal savings club. Miguelo Rada has a whole bank in his pocket — he gives out loans and acts like an ATM who looks out for your best interest.

In a closely watched visit to Capitol Hill, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen listed risk factors in the global economic scene, such as concerns over China's currency and market volatility. It's the first time Yellen has testified since the Fed nudged interest rates higher in December.

Breaking The Cycle Of Generational Poverty

Oct 29, 2015
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The first thing you need to know about Lucille Perry is that she has a great laugh. The second thing is that she works…a lot.

“I got here at 7:00 a.m., and I’ll leave at 4:30 p.m. I have to be to my next job at 5:45 p.m., and I’ll probably get off at 10:00 p.m. tonight,” she said.

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