Marketplace Money for June 28-29, 2008

Episode Description 

Spotting summer travel scams

Make sure you don't get fleeced when you take off for a litle R&R. Host Tess Vigeland asks Frommer's creator Pauline Frommer about what to keep your eyes peeled for when traveling.
Posted In: Travel

Investing in Zimbabwe

Political tension and astronomical inflation have taken a toll on Zimbabwe's economy, but some investors see opportunity amid the turmoil. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Investing

Durable power of attorney

In our continuing series on the essential elements of estate planning, Kiplinger's John Ventura returns to talk to Tess Vigeland about establishing a durable power of attorney.

Planning for death: One of our listeners

As part of our series on estate planning, we're talking to people familiar with dealing with death. This week, we hear from one of our listeners forced to confront her own mortality.

Day in the Work Life: Conductor

On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we pick up the baton with Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart.

Getting Personal

In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about Employee Stock Purchase Plans, emergency money for students overseas and financial planning towards the end of life.
Posted In: Retirement

You can't afford not to vacation

Between exchange rates and gas prices, the economy is conspiring to keep us cooped up all summer long. Commentator Robert Reich tries to align his travel plans with his bank account.
Posted In: Travel

Summer School: Dollar cost averaging

We're taking you back to the basics with our summer refresher course on finance terms. Today, learning some restraint with dollar cost averaging.
Posted In: Investing

Straight Story: The supremes

All eyes are on Washington as the Supreme Court wraps up its term. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on some of the court's recent workplace-related rulings.

Financial infidelity

Credit counselors have noted a trend: One spouse who's been unfaithful with their pocketbook asking for help with the debt they've kept secret from their partner. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Revisiting the Social Security restart

Last week, Marketplace's Bob Moon examined a way to borrow from Social Security without breaking the bank. Bob's back this week with host Tess Vigeland to answer some of your questions on the option.
Posted In: Retirement

Music from this show

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Dr. No's Oxperiment
Must've Been High
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Eugene Ormandy, Richard Condie, Lucine Amara, John Macurdy, Lili Chookasian, Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Days to Come
Little Bit of Somethin
Best of Sixpence None the Richer

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