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Marketplace Money for December 15-16, 2007

Episode Description 

"Happy Holidays" or "Trick or Treat?"

Although it's a time for giving, Marketplace's Rico Gagliano finds out there are some tricky gifts that you should never give, no matter the price.

Investment Clubs: San Jose summary

Tess Vigeland knows the way to San Jose and makes a final visit with our third investment club.

Work Life: Ski patrol

On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we hit the slopes with Ski Patroller Peg Doheny.

A new way to invest in your community

What do you get when you mix investing in your town with the feel of the stock market? Tess talks to Tom Anderson about muni bond exchange-traded funds.
Posted In: Investing

Temps with benefits

With freelancing and consulting on the rise, Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte learns about the growing movement among the self-employed to get more than just a paycheck.
Posted In: Jobs

Straight Story: Savings bonds

The Fed is making changes to one of Chris Farrell's favorite investments and he's not going to take it sitting down. Chris sets the story straight on savings bonds.

When the landlord can't pay the rent

It's not just mortgage holders that suffer when they can't make their payments. Tess talks to Aleksandra Todorova about what happens when your landlord can't pay the bills.
Posted In: Housing

Great ideas (but will they work?)

The Fed, the White House and Congress have all put forward their plans to clean up the mortgage mess. Marketplace's Bob Moon asks if any of it will do the trick.
Posted In: Housing

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