Marketplace Money for May 1-2, 2010

Episode Description 
Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

What would you do for five bucks?

Marketplace Money reviews a new listings website for people who will do just about anything for five bucks.

The market is bleeding, so I'm selling!

Why do some investors choose to ignore the personal finance information that says not to sell when stock market prices are low? Sally Herships investigates the psychology behind the low seller.
Posted In: Investing

Students who take on enormous debt

The College Board's Patricia Steele talks with Steve Chiotakis about students who borrow more than they can handle paying back.
Posted In: Education

Shareholders, put moxie into votes

Doug Gates, founder of the new website MoxyVote, talks to Steve Chiotakis about how his site can help even small shareholders make a difference in the companies in which they invest.

Getting Personal

Liz Pulliam Weston of MSN Money joins Steve Chiotakis to answer listener questions, including one from a guy who doesn't plan to retire, and wonders what his financial planning should look like in that scenario, and a woman who can't wait to retire but wonders whether to sell or rent her house.

Salivating over what I don't have is fun

Commentator Meghan Daum argues one of life's simple pleasures is daydreaming about what you don't have in life.

Changes in Main Street's money habits

Janet Bodnar, an editor at Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, talks with Steve Chiotakis about the recent survey they conducted about how families are handling their money since the economic downturn.

Homebuyer tax credit impact on market

Nicolas Retsinas, director of Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, talks to Steve Chiotakis about what the government's homebuyer's tax credit has done for the housing market.
Posted In: Housing

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Como Se Goza En El Barrio
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos
Razzle Dazzle Rose
Camera Obscura
Wildcat
Ratatat
Caravan
Chet Atkins;Les Paul
When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around (2003 Stereo Remastered Version)
The Police