Marcia Franklin and her guests discuss "Surviving Tough Financial Times." Topics include advice on budgeting and smart shopping, as well as where to go for help for bankruptcy or foreclosure issues.
Franklin's guests include Linda Gossett, extension educator with the Ada County Extension Service/University of Idaho; Kelly McConnell, insolvency attorney with the law firm of Givens Pursley; and Anthony Polidori, supervising examiner/investigator with the Idaho Department of Finance.
According to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Idaho, bankruptcy filings in Idaho increased 35% over the past year. In addition, RealtyTrac.com reports Idaho home foreclosures are up 92% since January 2007.
Whether it's the rising cost of living or serious personal financial challenges, many Idahoans are feeling the pinch and looking for answers. Join us as we discuss possible solutions and help for consumers.