Marketplace Money for March 1-2, 2008

Episode Description 
Marketplace Money for March 1-2, 2008

Tough love for foreclosure victims

The government keeps trying solutions to the mortgage mess, but maybe some homes can't be saved. Tess talks to Lou Barnes about the homeowners who can't be rescued.

Buzzword: "V"

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. This week's Buzzword is brought to you by the letter "V" and the number 18,000,000,000.

Investment Clubs: Crow River

Tess gets to know the members, portfolio and unique social events of the Crow River Investment Club in St. Michael, Minnesota.

Day in the Work Life: Explorer

Edmund Hilary climbed Everest because it was there, but this week, we meet a polar explorer who visits remote places because they may not be around much longer.

Getting Personal

In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about investing during a recession, foreign CDs, tax software and establishing an independent credit history.

Avoiding an audit

None of us want that dreaded audit letter from the IRS in the mail, so Tess asks Frank Degen how you can make sure your tax preparer isn't setting you up for trouble.
Posted In: Taxes

Arabic 101

If you want in on opportunities in the Middle East, it might help to learn the language. Jennifer Collins dropped in on an Arabic class to see how people are using the language for work.

Straight Story: TIPS

One of economics editor Chris Farrell's favorite investments just got a bad rap in the Wall Street Journal. Chris sets the story straight on TIPS and where they belong in your portfolio.

Personal finance 2.0

Venture capitalists have been investing millions in a new generation of personal finance Web sites. Tess asks Emmett Higdon what makes these sites worth the green.

It's not easy being a green investor

There are now at least two dozen eco-friendly investment funds, but as Sarah Gardner reports, environmental investing comes in different shades of green.
Posted In: Investing

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Vampire Weekend
Belly Dance - Sahara
G-Night
The Steady Hand
Parachutes
Heavier Things
John Mayer