Marketplace Money for Aug. 1-2, 2009
Posted In: Savings
Eli Finkel of Northwestern University recently did a study showing that when it comes to financial styles, opposites attract. Tess talks to him about why spenders are drawn to savers and vice versa. We also hear from people on the street about the fiscal dynamic with their partners.
Posted In: Economy, Investing
The microfinance site Kiva.org has been lending to businesses in developing countries for years. But now it's expanding its reach to those within the U.S. Kiva President Premal Shah about the company's decision to start lending stateside.
Aggressive debt collection tactics and false promises to fix foreclosure problems are just a couple things listed on a new survey of consumer complaints. Tess lists a few more.
Posted In: Housing
You may think you know the price of your house, but by the time you sign your closing papers the amount may be much different. Tess Vigeland talks with Elizabeth Razzi, author of "The Fearless Homebuyer" about new regulations that will slow everything down and make the mortgages process easier.
Posted In: Investing
Markets are unpredictable, so why should anyone trust investing advice? Tess Vigeland talks with Wall Street Journal columnist Jeff Opdyke about why anyone should still read investment tips, and what they can expect to get out of the market these days.
Economics Editor Chris Farrell traces the rise and fall of the money market account, and explains why he's putting his extra cash into a good, old savings account.
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