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Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland | Apr 18, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about college savings, starting a retirement plan for a parent, paying for retirement and whether or not to to file taxes.

Avoiding the home equity freeze

| Apr 18, 2008
Promised a pile of cash for your home equity? Carolyn Bigda tells Tess about how some banks are cutting back and what you can do to protect yourself.
Posted In: Housing

Cracking open your nest egg

| Apr 18, 2008
With loans harder to come by, more Americans have resorted to raiding their 401(k)s, but as Josephine Bennett reports, borrowing early can have big consequences.
Posted In: Retirement

Straight Story: IRAs for all

Chris Farrell | Apr 18, 2008
Half of workers have no way to save for retirement. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on a California proposal to give every worker a retirement savings plan.
Posted In: Retirement

Staying healthy outside the nest

| Apr 18, 2008
Full-time students can use their parents' insurance, but as graduation nears, Tess asks Stephen Finan about health care options after college.
Posted In: Health

Paying egg-stra

Sarah Gardner | Apr 18, 2008
With food prices on the rise, Sarah Gardner asks why it costs twice as much to make an omelette. She discovers cracking the price of eggs is quite the riddle.

For some, Passover means extra bread

| Apr 18, 2008
In Israel there are traditional restrictions on the availability of bread during Passover. But this year, both the pious and the secular have reason to celebrate. Daniel Estrin reports.

Team's winning strategy loses its edge

| Apr 18, 2008
The Oakland Athletics once rode an innovative strategy called sabermetrics to success in Major League Baseball. The team is now struggling, but commentator Dan Drezner says it's not because the strategy has failed. Rather, most of the other teams are using it too.
Posted In: Sports

Week on Wall Street

Tess Vigeland | Apr 18, 2008
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Tess Vigeland about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Impasse prolongs Zimbabwe's pain

Gretchen Wilson | Apr 18, 2008
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is being blamed by his opposition and economists for the collapse of what was once southern Africa's breadbasket. And the nation's current political impasse is only prolonging its pain. Gretchen Wilson reports.