and MARY BARRERTTA
HOST THE MONEY PIT
Tom Kraeutler and Mary Barretta host the Money Pit. Want to avoid getting soaked by so-called wet basement experts? Trying to untangle utility deregulation? Tired of home repair ripoffs? Listen to "The Money Pit" co-hosted by broadcast veterans Tom Kraeutler and Mary Barretta. The program is designed to help homeowners save money and make their homes safer. LISTEN NOW TO MARY AND TOM HOST THE MONEY PIT at BroadcastTalk.com.
What separates "The Money Pit" from the other call-in home improvement shows is a unique combination of serious expertise mixed with a good dose of humor, including original song parodies relating to home repair woes, for example. A regular feature is "Money Pit Poop" in which Mary and Tom take a humorous look at home improvement news stories from across the country.
Designed to inform and entertain homeowners with down-to-earth home repair tips, do-it-yourself project and decorating ideas, "The show is a sort of Bob Villa meets Martha Stewart," says Tom who is regularly featured on MSNBC and CNN. A home inspector by training and a former teacher, Tom's articles have appeared in Smart Money Magazine and Reader's Digest, among others, and was a contributor to the best-selling book, "The Practical Guide to Practically Everything." During his teaching years, Tom was named "Teacher of the Year" in Toms River, NJ.
Co-host Mary Barretta is a well-known consumer advocate and do-it-yourselfer who, with her husband, designed and built the home in which they live. Mary publishes The Senior Bulletin, New Jersey's oldest newspaper for active adults.