MoneyWise Live | April 9, 2019

Parlez Vous Your Way to a New Job

Show Notes

You’ve decided you want a new job … maybe even change careers. You’ve overhauled your resume and sharpened all the required skills in your chosen field. But so have all the other candidates for your dream job.  You need something to set you apart.  Just one more skill the competition won’t have. Rob West knows just what that is.

  • What’s the skill that sets a job seeker apart from the rest and helps land that great new job?
  • What is the interviewer thinking when you see that an applicant knows a second, or maybe even a third language?
  • What are the “second” languages most in demand in the U-S these days?
  • Is this really for everybody? What if I don’t speak another language?
  • Let’s say you've had a couple years of German in high school for example but now you want to learn Spanish. Is it really feasible for someone to learn a whole new language in mid-career?
  • What kind of jobs are we talking about where knowing another language is important or maybe even required?
  • If the jobs you want to apply for don’t say anything about knowing another language, why should you bother?

Next, Rob and Steve answer these questions at 800-525-7000 or via email at

  • If you and your wife are in your mid thirties and she just lost her job, how should you invest her 401(k) once you roll it over?
  • A caller reminds listeners that free access to Rosetta Stone can be found a some local libraries.
  • After a spouse passes away, should you remove his name from accounts, and such?
  • If you and your wife have student loan debt, should you borrow from your 401(k) to pay this off?
  • Do you tithe on tax refund checks?
  • If you have about 10 different 401(k) funds because you've worked at a lot of different jobs, how can you consolidate this?
  • How do you know if you're ready to buy an investment property?
  • Why is your tax preparer telling you that you should take 2 RMDs out for only one year?
  • If a friend of yours bought a time share from a company that that made promises they don't keep and the company is advising to just stop paying monthly payments, should they do this?

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