Friday, March 20, 2009
Getting advice from the experts

Sean Cochran works in the mortgage industry (seven days a week , in fact), but even he has trouble understanding the mortgage bailout plan. “We really don’t know anything,” he told CNN’s Melissa Long. “We’ve been getting a lot of calls asking, ‘Hey, can we get some of this stimulus money?’ and we’ve told all of our customers, ‘Hey, we don’t know.’”

 

Cochran was one of several iReporters this week who had the chance to speak with financial advisers. Real estate analyst Dani Babb told Cochran that he would receive more details about this as soon as April 20. Cochran expressed frustration with the lack of answers, but hoped that he might get definitive information soon.

 

Peter Kieselbach first shared his story about being laid off for the first time back in December. He is still looking for work and really needed advice. Penelope Trunk of Brazencareerist.com told him , “You’re going to need to hire someone to re-spin your resume to turn yourself into a specialist. The economy can’t handle generalists.”

 

Ted Stanke’s artwork has been seen for many months on iReport.com. Months after being laid off, however, he has been forced to sell some pieces he thought he would be able to keep forever. Watch Trunk share her advice for him here .

 

Patty Lewis, who has been iReporting about the obstacles she encounters as she faces foreclosure, got advice from Babb as well. Take a look here .

 

We’re delighted with how many iReporters have been getting expert advice. If you have financial questions, don't be shy. Share your iReport today !

6 Comments
March 20, 2009

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March 23, 2009
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