Marketplace Money for January 9-10, 2010
Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.
Chris Turner, author of "Planet Simpson," talks with Tess Vigeland about money lessons learned from America's favorite animated family.
Alicia Wood talks with Tess Vigeland about how an accident taught her to think about money in a new way.
Although Sen. Christopher Dodd has announced he will not seek reelection, Tess Vigeland reports that as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee he still has time to push for credit card reform.
Tess Vigeland and Nic Retsinas, director of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, answer listeners' housing questions.
Three Marketplace Money listeners share their goals for the new year: Learning their credit score, teaching the kids about family finances, and improving their budgeting.
A new form released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development -- the Good Faith Estimate -- is intended to make mortgage terms a little easier to understand. Bankrate.com's Holden Lewis explains.
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