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Marketplace Money for March 22-23, 2008

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Marketplace Money for March 22-23, 2008

The 'dirty dozen' tax scams

Tax time is here and so are the scammers. Lisa asks Victor Olmeczencho of the IRS how you can protect yourself from the most common tax scams.
Posted In: Taxes

Making a plan

Financial planners and investment planners: who's who? Sally Herships learns the answer to this and more as she finds help getting a financial plan together.
Posted In: Savings

Day in the Work Life: Pro wrestler

On this week's a Day in the Work Life, we follow pro wrestler Kurt Angle from the Olympics to prime time.

Getting Personal

In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Lisa talk about gift and loan confusion, Health Savings Acccounts, microfinance funds and paying off a mortgage early.

Combo ID/debit cards snare students

Some universities are offering students ID cards that do double duty as debit cards. Lisa asks Kathy Chu about the controversial move.
Posted In: Education

Your money's no good here

With the dollar dropping fast, it's not surprising that it's falling out of favor overseas. As Rico Gagliano discovered during a trip to India, greenbacks aren't what they used to be.
Posted In: Travel

Mixed news for commercial real estate

The good news: the commercial real estate market is in better shape than the residential one. The bad news: it's a rough road ahead. Lisa talks to Susan Smith about what's to come.
Posted In: Housing

Straight Story: Safety first

Economics editor Chris Farrell reminds us to put safety ahead of high returns as he sets the story straight on ways to protect your money during the current economic skittishness.

Looking back on a roller coaster week

Lisa Napoli looks back at the erratic and nerve-wracking week that was on Wall Street through the eyes of Marketplace reporters and financial experts.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

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