Marketplace Money for June 14-15, 2008

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Marketplace Money for June 14-15, 2008

Student loans meet social networks

With banks getting out of the student loan business, students are turning to the Internet -- and sometimes total strangers -- to cover the cost of school. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
Posted In: Education

How to write a will

Now that you've decided to write a will, what things do you need to consider? Tess continues her conversation with Kiplinger's John Ventura.

Day in the Work Life: The Replacements

Break a plate? Lose that serving spoon? On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we visit a store that helps you track down that one missing piece.

Getting Personal

In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about a relative's financial deal, types of credit scores, rewards checking accounts and pooling money to buy a house.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Do you need a will?

More than half of Americans don't have a will. Tess talks to Kiplinger's John Ventura about the importance of having your affairs in order.

Planning for death: Reverend

Reverend Zelda Kennedy talks about getting past the discomfort of planning for the end and the importance of making your wishes clear.

Straight Story: Housing forecast

What should you believe when every housing figure points a different direction? Economics editor Chris Farrell cuts through the confusion and sets the story straight on the housing market.

Bankruptcy 101

So what do you do when you're out of financial options? Tess talks to law professor David Skeel about what to think about when you're considering bankruptcy.

When is it time for bankruptcy?

Bankruptcies are up 27% this year. Host Tess Vigeland looks beyond the statistics and talks to a listener who fears bankruptcy may be his only choice.

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