Marketplace Money for May 30-31, 2009
A month ago, Gail George signed up to have us track her finances for 30 days. In her final week of tracking, we welcome credit counseler Gail Cunningham to analyze George's spending and advise on her next steps in starting a savings fund.
Gary Flesher (aka Glenn Gary), a professional full-time magician, talks about what it's like to make a living through trickery.
The cost of hurricane insurance has been sky high since Katrina ravaged the South in 2005. Some homeowners even have to forego insurance because it is unaffordable. Dan Grech reports from Miami about how people are coping.
Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' pressing questions about starting a new business, social security stimulus checks and buying a home right before it goes into foreclosure.
Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell talk about whether it's risky to take a vacation in such a tumultuous economic climate.
Posted In: Economy, Housing, Investing
Web sites that estimate housing value are all over the Internet, but what good do they do? Tess Vigeland talks to Nic Retsinas, director of Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, about what role these sites play in the housing market.