Marketplace Money for Friday, May 28, 2010

Episode Description 
Host Steve Chiotakis looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

Getting Personal

Host Steve Chiotakis and MSN Money columnist Liz Pulliam Weston take your questions on how to ask a parent to co-sign a student loan, what to do after a co-signed parent declares bankruptcy and why paying off debt too quickly doesn't have any drawbacks, despite urban myths to the contrary.
Posted In: Education, Savings

How to come clean with your taxes

If you didn't pay your taxes for the last 20 years and have a guilty conscience, Nina Olson, the IRS' taxpayer advocate, let's you know how to 'fess up, which may not be as painful as you'd think.
Posted In: Taxes

College costs, quadrupled

It's tough enough trying to raise one child and see her through college, but Tab and Debbie Thompson did just that with quadruplets who graduated just graduated from Texas A&M.
Posted In: Education, Savings

Are kids worth the money?

Raising kids today isn't a cheap endeavor -- and some argue that you don't get your money's worth -- but Chris Farrell thinks raising kids is more affordable and is worth the money.

How walkable is your neighborhood?

One software company is trying to to quantify who walking-friendly an area is and make it a more visible factor for people shopping for a home.
Posted In: Housing

A nice house or a short commute?

Reporter Andrea Bernstein looks into the challenge of trying to strike a balance between work commute and cost of rent.
Posted In: Housing, Jobs

A busier travel season this summer?

With summer kicking off this Memorial Day weekend, Steve Chiotakis talks to Anne Banas of SmarterTravel.com to get a forecast on this summer's travel industry and tips on how to save before you hit the road or take to the air.
Posted In: Airlines

To pay or not to pay?

Panera Bread Co. opened a new location in St. Louis and let its customers decide what they want to pay. Sounds like a free lunch, but as Steve Chiotakis talks to Vickie Morwitz, people still decide to pay.
Posted In: Charity, Food

Industries keep eye on financial reform

It's just not Wall Steeters who are keeping a close eye on the financial reform bills Congress is reconciling, but car dealers, farmers and airlines. Steve Chiotakis speaks to Marketplace's Washington correspondent, Nancy Marshall-Genzer.
Posted In: Agriculture, Airlines, Auto

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Wang Dang Doodle [feat. Eric Clapton]
Howlin' Wolf
Bizarre Love Triangle
New Order
Bizarre Love Triangle
New Order