Fine Print, Big World: Strategies for Avoiding Gotchas

Friday, December 18, 2009

We've spent the whole week talking about the fine print – on our student loan bills, on our bank statements, and on our mortgages – but that's just a small portion of what we see in fine print everyday. How do we manage all the other fine print in our lives? And when do we throw in the towel and decide it's not worth reading anymore? Gary Belsky, author of "Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes And How To Correct Them," and Beth Kobliner, Takeaway contributor and author of "Get a Financial Life: Personal Finance In Your Twenties and Thirties," share and debate their differing strategies.


Gary Belsky and Beth Kobliner

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer


Jen Poyant

Comments [1]


while I enjoy jumping on the bandwagon and blaming the big bad banks for holding borrowers "hostage" to their loans, you would think that someone smart enough to get into college could do the math and figure out that it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to pay back the huge amounts of money they are borrowing! Sounds a little like the current mortgage crisis to me.

Dec. 18 2009 09:57 AM

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