Marketplace Money for December 5-6, 2009
Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.
Women still get paid less than men for the same work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on how women can begin to chip away at the disparity.
The Federal Housing Authority has revealed new requirements for mortgage qualification, while the pressure is on to modify mortgages that already exist. Tess Vigeland explains.
Personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston helps Tess Vigeland answer listeners' questions about the risks of having a credit limit higher than you'll ever use, and whether to take an offer for a "hardship plan" to pay off debt.
Bob Sullivan, who covers Internet scams and consumer fraud for MSNBC.com, talks with Tess Vigeland about why debt cancellation services are not as good as they sound.
China Gorman, an executive with the Society for Human Resource Management, talks with Tess Vigeland about the advice job placement counselors are giving recently laid-off workers.