Depression-Era Job Tips From a Grandpa

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

According to Newsweek, recent high school and college graduates aren’t asking their parents for vocational and financial advice. Instead, they’re turning to their depression-era grandparents. After all, their grandparents survived a time when the American unemployment rate was 25 percent, while their parents came of age well after that devastating time and well before the recession of today.

Beth Kobliner, the Takeaway’s work contributor and author of Get a Financial Life has a secret weapon to share: her father, who’s taught her pretty much everything she knows.

Dr. Harold Kobliner was born in 1929, just months before the stock market crash, and he has plenty of wisdom to offer.

Guests:

Dr. Harold Kobliner

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Contributors:

Beth Kobliner

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