Managing your money in the new year New financial rules regarding credit cards and converting IRAs will ring in the new year. Midmorning asks USA Today's personal finance columnist Sandy Block to tell us how the changes will affect your household, and how to take advantage of them.9:06 a.m.
Sandra Block: Financial advice columnist for USA today.
The Kerri Miller Book Club: "A Tale of Two Cities" This year marks the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens' tragic historical fiction "Tale of Two Cities." One of his later and least "Dickensian" of all his novels, it was first released in serial form in a self-published commercial literary magazine. What was then a popular story is revered today as a victorian classic.10:06 a.m.
Joel Brattin: Professor of English at Worcester Polytechnic Instititute. He is past president of the Dickens Society. He has written extensively on Charles Dickens including for a PBS series.
David Paroissien: Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham and professor emeritus of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has been the editor of the Dickens Quarterly for over 25 years and is part of the Dickens Journals On Line project.