Kitchen Table Economics

April 16, 2013 - 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. | The Washington Post, 1150 15th Street NW
What are the best tools and resources to help families manage their money? Washington Post Live convened financial experts to discuss how to better educate consumers on wise spending and saving. Experts discussed financial tips, sharing advice on the best ways to grow your money and avoid common pitfalls.

Excerpts from the special report

Kitchen Table Economics: Gail Hillebrand

Post Live panel: Ask yourself, do you need something or just want it?

Kitchen Table Economics: Greg McBride

Post Live panel: ‘Pay yourself first’ is the road to less debt.

Kitchen Table Economics: Michelle Singletary

Post Live panel: Refuse to borrow for higher education.

Kitchen Table Economics: Linda Sherry

Post Live panel: Financial stability starts with good earnings.

Kitchen Table Economics: Stan Hinden

Post Live panel: Prepare for retirement as you would for a long trip overseas.

Kitchen Table Economics: Dallas Salisbury

Post Live panel: Choosing to save is the best financial decision you can make.

Kitchen Table Economics: Rachel Schneider

Post Live panel: Technology can help personal finance planning.

Kitchen Table Economics: Nick Bourke

Post Live panel: Be aware of risk and the need to protect against it.

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Video highlights

Hillebrand: What should schools and families be doing?

Hillebrand: What should schools and families be doing?

Gail Hillebrand of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says high school is too late to start talking to kids about financial litearcy.
Michelle Singletary: You can’t have it all

Michelle Singletary: You can’t have it all

Michelle Singletary says, “Pick what is valuable to you, spend the money on that and then let everything else go.”
Nick Bourke on saving

Nick Bourke on saving

Nick Bourke of Pew discussed numbers about how much money Americans are saving.
Dallas Salisbury on why people don’t save more

Dallas Salisbury on why people don’t save more

Dallas Salisbury, President and CEO of EBRI, says most people could afford to save more money but don’t.
Gail Hillebrand: Two pieces of advice on student loans

Gail Hillebrand: Two pieces of advice on student loans

Gail Hillebrand of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers urges family to fill out the FAFSA and max out on federal loans before taking out private loans.
Singletary discusses financial mentoring program

Singletary discusses financial mentoring program

Michelle Singletary discusses a mentorship program that “handholds” community members in teaching them about personal finance.
Opening Overview

Opening Overview

Nick Bourke of the Pew Charitable Trusts delivered an opening overview at Washington Post Live’s Kitchen Table Economics forum.
Full panel: The state of American consumers’ spending and saving.

Full panel: The state of American consumers’ spending and saving.

Nick Bourke, Dallas Salisbury, Greg McBride, and Rachel Schneider spoke at Washington Post Live’s Kitchen Table Economics forum.

Speakers

Nick Bourke

Director, Safe Small-Dollar Loans Research Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Gail Hillebrand

Associate Director of Consumer Education and Engagement, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Dallas Salisbury

President and CEO, Employee Benefit Research Institute

Linda Sherry

Director, National Priorities, Consumer Action

Greg McBride

Vice President, Senior Financial Analyst, Bankrate.com

Rachel Schneider

Senior Vice President, Insight & Analytics, Center for Financial Services Innovation

Michelle Singletary

Syndicated Columnist, The Washington Post

Stan Hinden

Author; Former Washington Post Financial Writer

Mary Jordan

Editor, Washington Post Live