07/30/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents looks at the history of US financial crunches. It’s easy to recall the recession of 2008 or the 1929 stock market crash, but there have been many more panics, and they’ve all revolved around consumer, state and federal defaults. We’ll speak with Scott Reynolds, author of A NATION OF DEADBEATS: An Uncommon History of America’s Financial Disasters. The first U-S financial crisis was in 1792. Tha
04/10/13 - Wednesday Topical Currents goes behind the scenes of the individual finance industry, with journalist Helaine Olen. She’s written POUND FOOLISH: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry. Most well-known TV and radio experts sell dreams that are seldom reached.