Marketplace Money for April 19-20, 2008

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Marketplace Money for April 19-20, 2008

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

As the financial news remains focused on mortgages, we're hearing more about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Tess asks Susan Wachter for a little help with the who's who.
Posted In: Housing

Buzzword: Rescue scam

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. This week, friendly company trying to save you from foreclosure or "rescue scam?"

The Office of Financial Empowerment

Cash incentives and financial education have often been the purview of non-profits, but as Alisa Roth reports, New York City is throwing it's hat in the ring.
Posted In: Savings

Day in the Work Life: Theater owner

It's not the most lucrative business in town, but a life in the theater has it's perks. On this week's A Day in the Work Life, we meet Off-Broadway theater owner Peter Martin.

Getting Personal

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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Franz Ferdinand
Silent Alarm
Righteous: The Essential Collection