Marketplace Money for January 24-25, 2009

Episode Description 

Lifestyles of the rich

Ever wonder how the wealthiest Americans make all their money? So did writer Ryan D'Agostino, so he went right up to their doors and asked them. He talks with host Tess Vigeland about his new book, "Rich Like Them."
Posted In: Savings

Do-it-yourself disasters

People will try just about anything to save a buck. But as Sally Herships reports, sometimes the best way to save money -- and avert disaster -- is to call the professionals to begin with.
Posted In: Savings

Day in the Work Life: Web series host

On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we log on with Kim Waldauer, host of the web series "Cube News 1."

Getting Personal

Host Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell answer listener questions about pulling out of the market, retirement plans, investing overseas, credit unions vs. banks, the best use for savings, selling a home and unemployment.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Retirement, Savings

Decoder: Points

In "The Marketplace Decoder," we break down those financial buzzwords making headlines. This week, Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte explains exactly what they mean when they talk about a "point" on the stock market.
Posted In: Investing

The mompreneurial spirit

With the economy in a tailspin, many stay-at-home moms are starting businesses to help support their families. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports on these so-called "mompreneurs."
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Straight Story: Lessons from hard times

In President Obama's inaugural address, economics editor Chris Farrell heard a message about setting a firm foundation. Chris sets the story straight on the lessons we can draw from the current downturn.

Adjusting to Obama economics

The White House is considering so many changes it's hard to keep up. Host Tess Vigeland asks Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer how President Obama's plans might affect the personal finances of average Americans.

Banks await second round of bailout

The government is readying the second $350 billion in bailout money as banking stocks continue to dive. Host Tess Vigeland asks Marketplace's senior business correspondent Bob Moon why the first round of money wasn't able to make the fix.

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Launchpad
Black on Both Sides
In the Jungle Groove
Miles of Styles [Vinyl]