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Bush states position on stimulus plan

John Dimsdale | Jan 18, 2008
President Bush said today he wants about an economic stimulus worth 1% of the gross domestic product -- about $140 billion. And he wants it mostly in the form of tax cuts. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

A refinancing surge ahead?

Tess Vigeland | Jan 18, 2008
Even with the housing boom at an end, interest rates are at their lowest levels in years. Are we headed for another wave of refinancing? Tess finds out and tells you what you need to know.
Posted In: Housing

Letters from our listeners

Tess Vigeland | Jan 18, 2008
Tess reads letters we've received. This month: Chris Farrell for president, defining the middle class, personal responsibility, fees and the history of the gift horse.

From Wall Street to the Great Wall

| Jan 18, 2008
Interested in getting in on all the financial action across the Pacific? Tess learns the best ways to add China to your portfolio from Burton Malkiel.
Posted In: Investing

Work Life: A little bit of everything

| Jan 18, 2008
Can't decide what to do with your work life? Who says you have to? We meet Sean Aiken, who is trying 52 jobs in 52 weeks. This week: stock picker.

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Jan 18, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about negotiating with collection agencies, comparing mutual fund fees, retirement account myths and teaching finance.

Payoff Mortgage Early?

Chris Farrell | Jan 18, 2008
Question: I plan to retire most likely sometime next year. I have a 30 year fixed at about 6.5%. I'm 5 years into the payments. If I have the...
Posted In: Housing

What bank mergers mean for you

| Jan 18, 2008
Wall Street breathes a sigh of relief as a buyout spares Countrywide from bankruptcy, but what about its customers? Tess asks Jane D'Arista what a bank merger means for you.

Buzzword

| Jan 18, 2008
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. This week, a phrase that may put some of those mortgage costs back in your pocket: "mortgage insurance deduction."

'Tenancy in common' opening doors

Rachel Dornhelm | Jan 18, 2008
Housing meltdown or not, home prices are still out of reach in many cities. Rachel Dornhelm reports how friends, and sometimes strangers, are teaming up to buy together.
Posted In: Housing

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