Marketplace Money for June 13-14, 2009

Episode Description 

Our love/hate relationship with work

In author Alain De Botton's new book, "The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work," the Briton muses on our modern relationship with work and how our occupations help shape our identities.

Housing life preservers not a catch-all

Government foreclosure prevention programs are aimed at keeping homeowners in their homes. So why do foreclosures continue? Tamara Keith reports.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Investing, Savings

Getting Personal

Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' pressing questions about rent-to-own properties, the credit card reform bill, and saving for health care after retirement.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Investing, Jobs, Savings

Personal finance bloggers sound off

We last talked to personal finance bloggers Steve, Lynnae and Jim a year ago. We check back with them on the state of the financial climate and what commenters on their blogs are saying.

Free benefits up for grabs

There are billions of government dollars available to help people with everything from assistance with groceries to home improvement. Reporter Jeff Tyler went to Ohio to check out a program that helps match people with benefits.
Posted In: Economy, Food

Straight Story

Economics editor Chris Farrell remembers lessons learned from late economic consultant and historian Peter Bernstein, who died June 5 at the age of 90.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Savings

Avoid a buck-breaking mutual fund

Even stable money market mutual funds have been risky as of late. But companies like Vanguard are striving to make sure the buck never breaks again. USA Today columnist John Waggoner explains.
Posted In: Investing

Wishing for a piece of the IPO pie

People on the ground floor of companies like Google, Microsoft and Nike surely don't regret their risky investments. Producer Stephen Hoffman finds out which companies people on the street wish they would have taken advantage of early on.
Posted In: Investing

Where have all the IPOs gone?

Initial public offerings, or IPOs, are risky investments that have all but dried up during the recession. But Fidelity Investments is opening up exclusive access to IPOs from a private equity firm to drum up new business.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

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