51% Show #1228

Jan 24, 2013

Credit Tax Credits

No matter how fiscally conservative you are, your credit score matters. Whether you’re buying a car, a house or buying a new refrigerator with a store credit card, your credit score will determine your interest rate.

According to a survey done by a Boston bank, there are over 600 million credit cards holders in the US.  And in households with ongoing credit card debt, the average balance is over fifteen thousand dollars.

Jeanne Kelly is a credit expert and author of the The 90 Day Credit Challenge. She talked about good credit, bad credit, and how to figure out what your credit is.

Coming up, effective medicine your doctor may not be telling you about. Plus the light right before the dark ages. 

Medicine, we’re usually discussing herbs or something outside traditional Western medicine. But when Julia Schopick talks about alternative medicine, she’s talking about FDA approved medicines and treatments that doctors just don’t commonly use. Her book, Honest Medicine, is the result of discovering an effective treatment for her husband, then having his doctors show no interest in it.

Finally, Gilles Malkine is back with one of the more dramatic  turnarounds in women’s history… a woman who started life with few prospects, but who eventually championed women’s rights.

Gilles Malkine is a writer and musician who lives in New York’s Catskill mountains.

That’s our show for this week. Thanks to Katie Britton for production assistance.  Our theme  music is by Kevin Bartlett.This show is a national production of Northeast Public Radio.  Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock.