Marketplace Money for December 13-14, 2008

Episode Description 

Day in the Work Life: Ballet dancer

On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we go on stage with Heather Myers, soloist with Boston Ballet.

Getting Personal

Economics editor Chris Farrell and host Tess Vigeland take questions on foreclosure, buying land, saving for retirement and safe short-term places to keep money.
Posted In: Housing, Investing


Listeners weigh in on our recent coverage of childcare options, mileage reimbursement math, homeowners turned landlords, credit cards, and holiday party alternatives.

Once upon a recession...

With the financial fallout hitting individuals and businesses hard, the B word is getting thrown around more and more. Marketplace's Sean Cole tells the bankruptcy story, starting with Chapter 7.

Shrinking your gift footprint

As budgets get tighter, there's a new mentality about holiday gift giving on the rise. Sharon McNary reports on the "New Simplifiers."
Posted In: Retail

Investment Club: Revisiting Virginia

Host Tess Vigeland revisits Formerly Baroque, one of the investment clubs she followed throughout 2007, to see how they've weathered the stormy year on Wall Street.
Posted In: Investing

Straight Story: Flight to safety

As investors are willing to accept zero yield for Treasury Bills, economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on our collective search for mattresses to stash our cash under.
Posted In: Investing

Muni bonds fall out of favor

Instability in the financial markets has investors viewing yesterday's safe bets with suspicious eyes. Host Tess Vigeland talks to USA Today's John Waggoner about the rush away from municipal bonds.
Posted In: Investing

Time for a new Part D prescription

Seniors have until the end of the year to select the plan they'd like under Medicare Part D. Host Tess Vigeland asks health policy analyst Jack Hoadley how to choose the right one.
Posted In: Health

Music from this show

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Come Together
Ike Turner
Hey Hey My My Yo Yo
Riot On An Empty Street
I'm a Cuckoo
Preemptive Strike
Universal Mind Control
Armchair Apocrypha
Three Suites
Duke Ellington, Duke Ellington

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