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Marketplace Money for April 26-27, 2008

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Marketplace Money for April 26-27, 2008

Letters

Tess reads your letters. This month: Greenspan bashing, walking away from mortgages, a bad night in Vegas and revisiting the "magic age."

The downside of DIY travel

The Internet lets us manage our own travel plans, but it's not always that easy or cheap. Tess asks Scott McCartney when it's best to leave things to the professionals.
Posted In: Travel

Hitchin' a ride online

Life's tough for the carless and gas prices are stinging car owners. Brendan Newnam learns how both sides can get a bargain by turning to Craigslist.

Day in the Work Life: Salon owner

On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," we meet Deb Cage, a hairdresser with a unique salon that helps those for whom a haircut is usually out of reach.

Getting Personal

In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about property values, dealing with a collection agency, savings bonds and switching life insurance.

Steering clear of the bookstore

The average college textbook bill is pushing $1,000 a year. Jill Barshay tells us how students and professors are dodging high prices.
Posted In: Education

A tough lesson in the lending industry

Student loan rates may reset to new lows in July, but as Stacey Vanek-Smith explains, deciding to consolidate now or after the rate change involves rolling the dice.
Posted In: Education

Straight Story: Stripping down

Mortgage companies may not want to hear it, but economics editor Chris Farrell has an idea to help fix the housing crisis. Chris sets the story straight on strip-downs.
Posted In: Housing

Let cooler heads prevail

In this time of uncertainty, Tess turns to financial heavyweight John Bogle for some common sense advice on weathering this economic storm.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

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Supreme Beings of Leisure
Synkronized
Chronic 2001
Bridge over Troubled Water