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Talk Credit Radio: Get Smart During Open Enrollment

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This week on Talk Credit Radio: Friday November 18, 2011

Tune into Talk Credit Radio this week with Credit.com’s personal finance expert Gerri Detweiler, live from 4-5 ET/1-2 PT on WSRQ. Additional ways to listen are listed below.

It’s that time of that year again: open enrollment for employee benefit plans. If you find the choices your employer offers overwhelming, you’re not alone. Join Talk Credit Radio host Gerri Detweiler this week as interviews expert Manisha Thakor about ways to get smart during open enrollment.

You’ll learn:

The top mistakes employees make when it comes to open enrollment, and how to avoid them;

How your benefits plans can save you money, and how to estimate your savings;

Which benefits can help lower your taxes;

Free tools to help you maximize your savings;

An important change that means you may want to max out your FSA contributions in 2012;

And the one simple change Congress could (and should) make to save workers hundreds of dollars.

Manisha Thakor is a Financial Fellow at Wellesley College, teaches a highly regarded online personal finance course called “Money Rules,” and is the co-author of two critically acclaimed personal finance books: On My Own Two Feet, and Get Financially Naked. Manisha earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, her BA from Wellesley College and is a CFA charterholder. She shares advice about open enrollment at SaveSmartSpendHealthy.com.

Call in live or submit a credit question for Gerri or Manisha Thakor to answer on the show, and if it is used on the air, you’ll win a free copy of your choice of her books, Debt Collection Answers: How to Use Debt Collection Laws to Protect Your Rights or Reduce Debt, Reduce Stress: Real Life Solutions for Your Credit Crisis. Call into the live program at 941-373-1220 or send your question by email to creditexperts@credit.com. (Be sure to note your question is for Talk Credit Radio.)

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