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Advice for the Formerly Middle Class

Millions of Americans have been forced out of the middle class. Are they doomed to miserable lives? We explore the options.

Also, in the show's first segment, I discuss lessons learned from a wonderful conference I keynoted Friday: Beyond Academia. For example, cognitive neuroscience will likely burgeon. Just as the late 20th century was the era of the heart. The coming decades will likely be remembered as the era of the brain.

Marty Nemko was called "job coach extraordinaire" by U.S. News and "The Bay Area's best career coach" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He has written 20 essays in TIME's Ideas section, and 1240 for PsychologyToday.com. Previously, his career column appeared for six years in the San Francisco Chronicle and then wrote The Big Idea continuing series on WashingtonPost.com and the Working it Out column on TheAtlantic.com. In his 30th year as a career and education advisor, Marty Nemko has served 5,400 clients and enjoys a 96% client-satisfaction rate. He is a part-time instructor of medical students at the UCSF School of Medicine.