America’s Nomadic Seniors

Author Jessica Bruder, journalist and professor at Columbia Journalism School, joins On Point host Tom Ashbrook to discuss her book “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century.”

In the years since the Great Recession, a new population of older Americans has taken to the road – in RVs and campers and just their cars – out of something like desperation. Unable to afford their homes they travel for seasonal work wherever they can … Listen to the podcast


James retired in 2005 after serving 21 years in the United States Army. During the latter part of his career, James' interest in personal finance was piqued based on his own experiences and observations of the way most Americans plan – or more accurately, fail to plan – for retirement and the difficulty many face in starting the process. His most valued education has been lessons learned from personal experience and through conversations with smart, savvy friends.

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