Bruce Japsen, Jeff Rose, Liz Handlin and Amy Crews Cutts join me to talk about recent trends and hot topics in personal finance on the Ilyce Glink Show on October 21, 2012 at 12:00 Central Time on WSB Radio.

My weekly show always contains various forms of personal finance advice but today I have invited four really smart and engaged people to talk about some big issues facing many Americans – Medicare, retirement strategies, employment and credit.

We need a little perspective about all these topics which are playing very big right now in the presidential election. These four folks have some strong, intelligent opinions:

Bruce Japsen

Bruce is a former health care business reporter at the Chicago Tribune and Crain’s Modern Healthcare magazine who currently writes for Forbes, the New York Times, Chicago Medicine magazine and The Medicare NewsGroup. He writes about Obama administration policies, pharmaceutical and device makers, economic issues, managed-care companies, doctor practices and other physician issues.

He has more than 20 years of professional journalism experience, including newspaper, TV, radio and web-based media. He is a frequent guest analyst on WGN, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight and CBS-owned WBBM Newsradio-780. In addition, he hosts programming on ReachMD’s XM Satellite channel 167.

He teaches writing to medical professionals at the University of Chicago’s Graham School of General Studies and journalism at Loyola University of Chicago.

To learn more about Bruce and his work go to:

You can find Bruce on Twitter at @brucejapsen

Jeff Rose

He started his career as a financial advisor with A.G. Edwards & Sons in 2001. In January of 2005, 4 years into his career, his National Guard unit out of was called up to support Operation Iraqi Freedom. He resumed his career as a financial advisor when he returned to the states and became a certified financial planner™ practitioner in November 2007.

In December of 2007, he formed Alliance Investment Planning Group LLC and in 2011, created his own registered investment adviser, Alliance Wealth Management LLC.

He’s been blogging since 2008 on his website “Good Financial Cents.” And he’s working on a book called Soldier of Finance which he hopes will give people the encouragement and discipline they need to take back their lives financially.

To learn more about Jeff and his work go to:

You can also find Jeff on Facebook and Twitter at @jjeffrose

Liz Handlin

Liz Handlin is CEO of Ultimate Resumes LLC and has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, recruiting, and resume writing. She held previous positions with The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Deloitte & Touche LLP and NetSpend Corporation. At Deloitte & Touche, Ms. Handlin was the Director of Recruiting for the Illinois practice with responsibility for all experienced hire and college recruiting across the audit, tax, and related services practices.

She has been interviewed for and quoted in numerous media outlets including: The Economist, The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, WGN Radio, Community Banker, and American Banker. Ms. Handlin writes articles on job search strategies,
resume creation, careers, and related issues.

She is also the author of two e-books: Interviewing Made Easy and The Ultimate Book of Thank You & Sympathy Notes.

After years of writing resumes for friends, family, and colleagues as a hobby, Ms Handlin launched Ultimate Resumes LLC in June 2004.  Since that time she has helped hundreds of clients to create resumes that, in turn, have opened the doors to wonderful
new jobs.  Her passion is helping clients find and land the jobs of their dreams.

To learn more about Liz and her work go to:

You can also find her on Facebook at Ultimate Resumes LLC or Twitter at @LizH

Amy Crews Cutts

Amy Crews Cutts is a seasoned director with more than 17 years of experience in the mortgage and housing industries. As Chief Economist for Equifax, she conducts research relating to the consumer wallet – assets, income, credit and spending along
with macroeconomic factors affecting the consumer. She is also responsible for macroeconomic forecasting, speaking with the media about trends and public speaking on behalf of Equifax.

In past positions at Freddie Mac, she conducted analysis of affordable lending activities, fair-housing policy, foreclosure prevention and other policy issues affecting housing and mortgage markets. She has published numerous studies in academic journals and books on such topics as the economics of subprime lending, the impact of technology
on foreclosure prevention, and the market for multifamily mortgages.

To learn more about Amy and her work go to:

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