Marketplace Money for April 17-18, 2010

Episode Description 
Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

A Madoff-like plot on "Damages"

The creators of "Damages" join Tess Vigeland to talk about the Bernie Madoff-like world they've created on the small screen.

Going green when you're not rich

Reporter Adrienne Hill explores what those with modest incomes, even the unemployed, are doing to curb their environmental impact.

How do the rich stay green?

Reporter Ashley Milne-Tyte looks into how the wealthiest people, who according to one recent report cause half of the world's carbon emissions, try to make up for their environmental sins.

Getting Personal

Kathy Kristof of CBS MoneyWatch and Tess Vigeland take on some listener questions, including one from a young homeowner who struggles over whether to sell her dream home to move to her dream city, and a flame torch juggler who wonders if it's too big of a risk to throw away the voting forms from his mutual funds.

Financially preparing for a life with kids

Jeff Opdyke, author of the new book called "Piggybanking," talks with Tess Vigeland about whether there's ever a right time to have kids, and how to teach them about money.

Have we hit another bubble?

The economy is still on shaky ground, yet the Dow is up again, which begs the question: Are we in a stock market bubble? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Music from this show

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Clark Gable
The Postal Service
Chet Atkins
Damages "When I Am Through With You"