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Five ways to prepare for a layoff

"More than 230,000 Americans have lost their jobs so far this year, and the outlook isn't pretty. Maybe you work for a company that has announced cuts, and you expect to be among them. Or perhaps you're employed in a battered business such as banking or airlines, where it seems the axe could drop at any moment."

Public Radio's On Being

Money and Moral Balance

The sales are starting, the stores are open late, and many of us are gearing up to spend more money than we actually have in a holiday season with deep roots in religion. We explore the turmoil many of us experience with money in our day-to-day lives — and how we might work towards a moral and practical balance for ourselves and the next generation. Featuring Nathan Dungan, a financial educator and president of Share Save Spend, an organization that helps people develop healthy financial habits.

Time magazine

Dollars and Sense

"Puh-leeze buy me this, mom!" Every parent has heard the plaintive wail of a child begging for one more toy, outfit or serving of fast food. In his book Prodigal Sons & Material Girls: How Not to Be Your Child's ATM (Wiley), financial adviser Nathan Dungan, based in Minneapolis, Minn., offers helpful advice on ways beleaguered parents can respond.