The Do-It-Yourself Bailout

Our government spent $11 trillion bailing out banks and major companies. Middle class Americans want to know: where’s our bailout? For the next nine weeks, Beth Kobliner will cover everything middle class Americans need to know about bailing yourself out: from how to set financial priorities, to making the most out of tax time, to improving a credit score, to saving for your kids’ colleges. Because at the end of the day, the only one who can bail you out ... is you.  

  • DIY Bailout: Saving Money with Your Partner

    May 19, 2010
    It's our final installment of our Do It Yourself Bailout series. Takeaway contributor Beth Kobliner has taken us on a financial journey; she's helped us learn how to invest the right ...
  • DIY Bailout: Investing 101

    May 12, 2010
    We are closer than ever to getting our financial life in order here on The Takeaway. This is week nine of our series, Do It Yourself Bailout. Since the beginning of the series Takeawa...
  • DIY Bailout: Are You Over-Insured?

    May 5, 2010
    It's week eight of The Takeaway's Do It Yourself Bailout with our friend Beth Kobliner, author of "Get a Financial Life", and we're taking a good long look in the mirror at our spendi...
  • Insurance: Safe Bets, Better Bets

    May 4, 2010
    If you’re looking to tighten your belt, you may be eying your various insurance policies and wondering if you’re just throwing money down the drain. The answer is: You might be! There...
  • DIY Bailout: The Art of Negotiating

    Apr 21, 2010
    Everyone has at least one family member who loves to negotiate, whether they fight for a good deal on a new car or a free dessert: They just don't stop until they've gotten a concessi...