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Temps with benefits

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Dec 14, 2007
With freelancing and consulting on the rise, Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte learns about the growing movement among the self-employed to get more than just a paycheck.
Posted In: Jobs

Straight Story: Savings bonds

Chris Farrell | Dec 14, 2007
The Fed is making changes to one of Chris Farrell's favorite investments and he's not going to take it sitting down. Chris sets the story straight on savings bonds.

When the landlord can't pay the rent

| Dec 14, 2007
It's not just mortgage holders that suffer when they can't make their payments. Tess talks to Aleksandra Todorova about what happens when your landlord can't pay the bills.
Posted In: Housing

Great ideas (but will they work?)

Bob Moon | Dec 14, 2007
The Fed, the White House and Congress have all put forward their plans to clean up the mortgage mess. Marketplace's Bob Moon asks if any of it will do the trick.
Posted In: Housing

Older workers and Retirement

Chris Farrell | Dec 14, 2007
This is an important number, courtesy of the Urban Institute. People in the bottom 20% of lifetime earners can hike their retirement income by 98%...

Payoff Mortgage?

Chris Farrell | Dec 14, 2007
Question: I now have saved $50,000 and my husband has saved $40,000 in the bank. We pay mortgage each month about $1,000 and we still have more...
Posted In: Housing

Bolivia provinces could declare autonomy

Dan Grech | Dec 14, 2007
Disagreeing on the economic effects of Bolivian President Evo Morales' new constitution, five of the country's provinces are threatening to become autonomous. Dan Grech explores issues the potential for this to create violence.

Top Ten Surprises for 2008

Chris Farrell | Dec 14, 2007
The economists and market-watchers at UBS have come up with their annual list of 10 potential financial and economic surprises for 2008. Here is...

Do you need $25K to fix your home?

Lisa Napoli | Dec 14, 2007
A Home Depot contest for a $25,000 gift card asks contestants for a video showing how they would use it. Lisa Napoli reports videos are getting plenty of hits on YouTube, and Home Depot's getting lots of free advertising.
Posted In: Retail

Web money for candidates goes further

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Dec 14, 2007
Democratic donation Web site ActBlue wants to extend its campaigns beyond candidates to include unions and corporations. Congress will decide today whether or not they can. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.