Marketplace Money for February 23-24, 2008

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Marketplace Money for February 23-24, 2008

Tax tips for your 2007 returns

How are you supposed to decrypt the changes to the tax code for 2007? Tess asks Tom Herman to walk us through what we need to know before filing our returns.
Posted In: Taxes

Don't let this doctor make a house call

Credit doctors promise to clean up your credit and help you qualify for loans in the midst of the credit crunch. Tess asks Ed Mierzwinski if their prescription really works.

Day in the Work Life: Locksmith

Just because you unlock locks for a living doesn't mean you always remember your own keys. On this week's A Day in the Work Life, we get a locksmith to open up.

Reframing retirement savings

The latest strategy to get Americans saving: psychology. As Steve Tripoli found out, reframing retirement planning can help get portfolios growing.
Posted In: Retirement

Ask the taxman

You've got questions about the stimulus package, the IRS has answers and we get you connected. Tess has Frank Keith of the IRS answer your refund questions.
Posted In: Taxes

Straight Story: Inflation

Inflation talk may have been pushed to the back burner, but that won't distract our economics editor Chris Farrell. Chris sets the story straight on inflation and protecting yourself.

Letters

Our listeners weigh in on our stories about a Supreme Court decision, insuring college loans, the digital TV conversion and free advice to entrepreneurs.

Getting Personal

In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about covering a relative's debt, declaiming property, short sales, being too responsible with credit, and saving for college.

Buzzword: ERISA

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. This week, if your retirement plan goes out of hand, you'll want to know about "ERISA."

Keeping text charges under thumb

The popularity of text messaging has put cell phone bills on the rise. What to do about the the compulsive texter on your plan? Lisa Napoli has some answers.
Posted In: Science

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