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Talk Credit Radio: Establishing Credit and Stretching Your Dollars

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Today, Friday April 8th, Talk Credit Radio host Gerri Detweiler interviews Farnoosh Torabi about the best way for young people to establish credit. And for parents, she’ll explain the pros and cons of cosigning versus adding your kids onto your credit cards as an authorized user.

Farnoosh is Credit.com’s Personal Finance Contributor and the author of the new book, Psych Yourself Rich: Get The Mindset & Discipline You Need to Build Your Financial Life. She also writes for Yahoo! Finance, Moneywatch.com and has been a repeat guest on The Today Show and The Nate Berkus Show. Her blog is at Farnoosh.tv.

Then, Gary Foreman, editor of The Dollar Stretcher, joins Gerri in the studio to share his best tips for stretching your dollars. Gary is a former financial planner, and since 1996 he’s been offering money-saving advice on his enormously popular website, Stretcher.com. Learn how to save money on your autos, home and food. He’ll even help Gerri (who can’t cook) figure out how to save money without becoming a slave to the stove.

Finally, Joe Kelly of ArcLoan.com explains why this could be the best spring buying season we will see for years, and he’ll share the one thing you must do if you are planning to finance a home.

Next week, April 15th, Gerri will interview Tom Quinn, Credit.com’s credit scoring expert and former Vice President of Scoring at FICO, about credit scoring myths. And she’ll talk with Joe Kelly about what it takes to get a mortgage if you’ve been through foreclosure or bankruptcy, and what to do if your spouse has bad credit.

Talk Credit Radio is streamed live from 2-3 PM Eastern Time (11-12 Pacific Time) on Fridays. Recordings of each program will soon be available at Credit.com.

If you missed the show, listen to the podcast(s) here:

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