Marketplace Money for June 27-28, 2009
Credit card offers aren't clogging up the mail like they used to. Those that do come in aren't the zero-interest, zero-fee deals of the past. Rico Gagliano reports.
Kathryn Kerrigan noticed that taller women like her had difficulty finding cute, designer shoes that fit. Now she makes a living designing shoes for women of all sizes.
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' personal finance questions about rental car insurance, credit checks for your child and paying down debt while unemployed.
Posted In: Auto, Economy
A new law is motivating people to trade in their old vehicles for more energy-efficient models. Tess Vigeland braves a car lot in Santa Monica to get the low-down on the Cash for Clunkers trade-in program and tax incentives for new cars.
The Obama administration wants "plain vanilla" to be the standard for mortgages, credit cards and other financial products. But what exactly does that mean? Marketplace's Amy Scott explains.
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