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Marketplace Money for August 9-10, 2008

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Marketplace Money for August 9-10, 2008

Bracing for a bump at the airport

What to do if you show up at the gate and hear that dreaded word: "overbooked?" Host Tess Vigeland talks to Scott McCartney about how to cope -- and how you can even cash in with a little luck.
Posted In: Travel

Taking on foreclosure on the gridiron

There's an unlikely event taking place at Gillette Stadium this week: A foreclosure prevention workshop. What happens when personal finance meets pro football? Commentator Dan Drezner brings us the play-by-play.

Adjusting to the veggie lifestyle

Going vegetarian has got a lot of buzz these days, but what does it take to get acclimated to an entirely new diet, both for your stomach and your wallet? Cash Peters reports.
Posted In: Food

Work Life: Paddle tennis champion

On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we command the table with Scott Freedman, paddle tennis champion for two decades.

Getting Personal

In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about cashing out stock, when to start contributing to an IRA, market dislocations and changing financial priorities after a new baby.

Summer School: Universal default

We're taking you back to the basics with our summer refresher course on finance terms. Today, learn how one bad financial decision can snowball thanks to universal default.

The world of personal finance bloggers

Blogs and websites about personal finance are popping up all over the web. What drives someone to open their wallet to the world? Host Tess Vigeland asks three personal finance bloggers.
Posted In: Internet, Savings

Straight Story: Underwater

Buzz is picking up that the housing market is headed for another cliff. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on what's ahead for the ailing housing market.

Prime versus subprime loans

How did prime borrowers end up in the same boat as subprime borrowers? Host Tess Vigeland asks real estate investor Jeremy Brandt what was behind the push towards adjustable-rate and interest-only loans.
Posted In: Housing

Mortgage crunch hits prime borrowers

Many with good credit took out the same kinds of loans behind the subprime mess and those borrowers are starting to feel the same pain. Host Tess Vigeland talks to a listener with good credit and an interest-only loan.
Posted In: Housing

A digital peek in your medicine cabinet

Insurance companies have a high-tech way of looking at an applicant's prescription drug usage before granting coverage, a move that has many concerned about the privacy of medical data. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Health

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Diesel Truckers
A Declared State of Belligerence
Miles of Styles [Vinyl]
Do the Bambi