Marketplace Money for April 12-13, 2008

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Marketplace Money for April 12-13, 2008
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The end of an institution

Jonathan Clements, author of more than 1,000 columns for the Wall Street Journal, is hanging up his pen, but not before sitting down with Tess to talk about the state of personal finance.
Posted In: Investing, Savings
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Individual development accounts

With most Americans saving less than 1% of their pay, how are low-income people supposed to save? Peter Granitz introduces us to the individual development account.
Posted In: Savings
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Getting Personal

In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about the Thrift Savings Plan, money merge accounts, 529 plans and choosing a financial services firm.
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Work Life: Comic store manager

On this week's a Day in the Work Life, we learn about the joys -- and dangers -- of a life lived among superheroes with comic store manager Brandon Zern.
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Ask the taxman

You've got tax questions, the IRS has answers and we get you connected. We revisit a February segment where Frank Keith of the IRS answered your refund questions.
Posted In: Taxes
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This is your brain on shopping

How much of our desire to spend, spend, spend is willpower and how much is hardwired? Tess submits herself to scientists at Stanford to try to discover the answer.
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Straight Story: Greenspan's legacy

Oh how the fortunes of the former Fed chair have changed. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the policies of the last chairman of the Fed, Alan Greenspan.
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Uncle Sam says 'Pay up!'

Tax Day is right around the corner. What should you do if you're afraid you won't be able to pay in full? Tess asks Andrea Coombes for some options.
Posted In: Taxes
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PMI to the rescue?

If private mortgage insurance is required in order for homebuyers to put less than 20% down, how come it isn't saving us from the subprime mess? Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: Housing
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The Fed's financial quiz

Test your financial IQ with the Federal Reserve's personal financial literacy quiz and hear how members of the Marketplace staff faired.
Posted In: Health

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