Marketplace Money for Friday, August 22, 2008

Episode Description 

Why have we abandoned New Orleans?

Tess Vigeland reflects on her time in the Big Easy, her emotional connection to the people whose stories she heard, and her sadness over the devastation that still haunts the city.
Posted In: Housing

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland give advice to someone dealing with a fiery homeowners association, and a couple investing in renewable energy.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

His first job had him in the dumps

Commentator Robert Reich proves that a first job isn't always a step in the right direction. His gig at an ad agency in New York went to the dogs.
Posted In: Jobs

Investing summertime in their future

Kids at Camp Millionaire learn how to save, how to cut back on expenses, and how investing can lead to financial freedom as adults. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Education, Investing

Emergency plans born from disaster

So how do prepare your finances for an emergency? Tess Vigeland asked some of the folks she talked to in New Orleans what they learned and what advice they have for you.
Posted In: Housing

Day in the Work Life: Katrina writer

Meet Ian McNulty, one of the latest entrants in Hurricane Katrina storytelling. We found him hunched over a beer at a neighborhood bar in New Orleans' Mid-City.
Posted In: Jobs

NOLA homeowners still wait to elevate

Host Tess Vigeland explores the bureaucracy, decision-making, and financial hardships of homeowners rebuilding in the Crescent City. While some are determined to build at higher elevations, others are taking their chances at ground level.
Posted In: Housing

Straight Story: What about poverty?

Chris Farrell looks at the opportunity to improve the lives of poor people in New Orleans that appears to have been lost. He says the mortgage crisis might have a silver lining for some: affordable housing.

Investors holding on to Fannie, Freddie

Shares in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac suffered yet another meltdown this week, and the government might step in to bail them out. If that happens, shareholders risk losing all their money. Even so, some of them are staying put. Rico Gagliano reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Many NOLA neighborhoods still empty

About 70% of New Orleans' pre-Hurricane Katrina population is back. Many have moved to higher ground, leaving one-third of residential addresses empty. Tess Vigeland talks with Tina Marquardt of the nonprofit Beacon of Hope about what's keeping people away.
Posted In: Housing

Music from this show

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Indian Blues
All the Keys & Then Some: Piano Music From New Orleans
Standard Time, Vol.2: Intimacy Calling
Dr John Plays Mac Rebennack
Hits the Hits
Moog Cookbook
Moog Cookbook
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