NBC’S TODAY SHOW – MONEY 911 – SEPTEMBER 19, 2012

If you missed me this morning on NBC’s TODAY show Money 911 segment- be sure to check it out now!  Today on the panel we answered viewer questions about dealing with a low home appraisal and how to stop the process on a short sale. Enjoy! 

Live Rich,
David Bach

NBC’s Today Show – Money 911 – July 11, 2012

If you missed me on NBC’s Today Show – Money 911 this morning make sure to watch the segment now! This week we discussed if debt consolidation will hurt your credit score if the loan’s in your partner’s name, refinancing a mortgage on a condo when there is a lawsuit involving the condo association, and safe online survey websites to make some extra summer cash.

Hope our answers helped you!

Live Rich,
David Bach

NBC’s Today Show – Money 911 – June 13, 2012

If you missed this week’s NBC’s Today Show – Money 911 segment make sure to watch now. We discussed combining finances in a second marriage,  whether to take the annuity or take a lump sum if you are laid off from a company you’re vested in and how to find affordable health insurance. I hope our answers helped you!

Live Rich,
David Bach

NBC’s Today Show – Money 911 – June 5, 2012

If you missed NBC’s Today Show – Money 911 this morning, make sure to watch the segment now. We had tons of great questions from the viewers, and helpful tips from the panel.  We answered questions on how to pay down student loans, what to do with the money you get from selling your home, and what you can and can’t use a 529 plan for.

Plus, I would like to take a minute to welcome our new intern, Jonathan to the FinishRich team. We are thrilled to have him helping us out for the summer! Today, he got to take a peek behind the scenes of Money 911.

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Live Rich,
David Bach

NBC’s Today Show – Money 911 – May 16, 2012

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If you missed NBC’s Today Show – Money 911 segment this morning, make sure to watch it now. This week we discussed how to take advantage of cell phone loyalty programs, whether to use extra money to pay of student loans or put towards a home, and what to do about collection agencies harassing you about your debt. Hopefully our answers helped you this week. If you have a question you would like answered on Money 911, go HERE to submit it!

 

Live Rich,

David Bach

Where to look for FREE money for school

On the most recent NBC’s Today Show, Money 911 segment, Sharon Epperson, took a question from a viewer via Skype, her answer was so informative I felt that I had to share it with all of you in hopes that it can help you or someone you know!

Question from Deena in Jacksonville, NC:
I am an active duty military spouse, currently a stay at home mom, but and I want to go back to school to become an Ultrasound Technician. I know my full tuition for a degree in that field will cost about $10,000. I want to take advantage of any free money I can get towards tuition, what are some grants/scholarships I should apply for?

Sharon’s answer:
First, make sure you don’t overpay for your degree. Choosing the right school is the first step. You want to attend the most affordable, accredited program in your area. Check to see if your local community college offers an ultrasound technician program — it may be much cheaper that a private institution. Also verify that not only that the college is accredited, but also the specific ultrasound technician program.

 

 

In terms of finding free money, here are a few steps to take right now:

 

 

1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  You might be able to qualify for the Federal Pell Grant. The maximum award for the 2011-2012 school year was $5,500.

2. Look into post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits, which provides tuition, fees, as well as books and supplies for military spouses. Your husband’s unused benefits may be transferable to you. Find out more information at www.gibill.va.gov or www.military.com.

3. Look into the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account program (known as “MyCAA”.) This program offers a maximum benefit of $4,000 ($2,000 a year) in financial assistance. Again, more info is available at www.military.com.

4. Use Military Scholarship Finder at www.military.com to find many scholarships specifically for military spouses or scholarships that you may qualify for based on your field of study or other attributes. Go to www.fastweb.com or www.scholarshipamerica.org.

You’ll find many scholarships for military spouses, including $1,000 to $5,000 scholarships from Thanks USA, www.thanksusa.org, a non-profit tax exempt charitable organization focused on thanking American troops and up to $1,000 from the Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship through the National Military Family Association, www.nmfa.org.

Hope this can help you or someone you know and thanks Sharon for the great answer!

Live Rich,

David Bach

 

 

NBC’s Today Show – Money 911 and Retirement Planning Live Chat – May 9, 2012

If you missed NBC’s Today Show –  Money 911 this morning make sure to watch the segment now! Today we answered questions on whether or not to take your Social Security, whether someone is paying too high of a fee for their investments,  and where to find grants and scholarships if you are an active duty military spouse trying to go back to school.

After Money 911, I stuck around for a Live Web Chat on Today.com, where I answered your Retirement Questions – check out the archive HERE . Lots of great questions and answers you won’t want to miss this info!

Live Rich,

David Bach

 

 

NBC’s Today Show – Money 911 – May 2, 2012

If you missed me this morning on NBC’s TODAY show – Money 911 make sure to watch the segment now, we had a great time as always, with lots of laughs and tons of information. This week we helped viewers with what do to help pay for college loans, gave advice on what to do with a home you’re growing out of, and how to distribute a mutual fund to help pay for your child’s college education.

Live Rich,

David Bach