Marketplace Money for Friday, Sept. 7, 2007

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Marketplace Money for Friday, Sept. 7, 2007
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It takes a village to nurture a retiree

Communities of retirees have sprung up as a desirable alternative to giving up homeownership for senior living. Wren Elhai visits with one new village member in Washington, D.C.
Posted In: Retirement
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Educating Rico: How to re-fi

This week, the Fed issued new guidance for lenders to help homeowners re-finance their mortgages. But you can't re-fi if you barely know what it means. On this installment Educating Rico, Rico Gagliano learns how a re-fi works -- and why sometimes, it doesn't.
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Navigating tax policy change

President Bush recently announced that he'd push for at least a temporary change in tax policy to help homeowners who either short sell or foreclose on their homes. Tess Vigeland finds out more with Los Angeles Times personal finance writer Kathy Kristof.
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Straight Story: Improving our health care

Presidential candidates are saying that we have the "best health care system in the world." Chris Farrell says we should make that statement true -- through universal health care.
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Why don't you write us?

Every month, we go over listener comments about the show. This month, Tess Vigeland gets responses on an old debt, the expertise of members in our investment club series and an engineering versus a liberal arts education.
Posted In: Education, Retirement
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Buzzword: LIBOR

This week, the LIBOR rose to a six-year high. And if you have an adjustable-rate mortgage, you know that's not a good thing.
Posted In: Economy, Housing
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Day in the Work Life: Goalkeeper

With all the attention David Beckham has gotten lately, some may have forgotten there are 10 other players on the field. This week, we turn a much-deserved spotlight on the L.A. Galaxy's goalie.
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Summer School: Graduation

With September's arrival comes our last summer school class. Dust off that syllabus you got the first day and let's see if you paid attention.
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Mailbag for Friday, Sept. 7, 2007

This week, Chris Farrell's advice on investing in penny stocks, using an open check from a credit card company, and keeping open old checking accounts.
Posted In: Investing
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Got any good stock tips? No, really . . .

With so much information available on your investments, finding reliable data can be a bewildering task. And now, many major brokerages are making some research less available to the public. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Investing

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