Marketplace Money for November 17-18, 2007

Episode Description 

Marketplace Money mailbag

Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week -- college loans, value investing, cleaning up credit snafus and index fund vocabulary.

Home for the holidays

Unpredictable weather and overbooked flights could make this holiday travel season a nightmare. Tess asks Scott McCartney for tips to get through the gridlock.
Posted In: Travel

Get debt collectors off your back

Are debt collectors harassing you? Their actions might be criminal. Tess asks Lauren Saunders about what creditors can and can't do and how you can fight back.

The 411 on HSAs

There's a new kid on the health care block this open enrollment season. Tess asks Paul Fronstin to give us a crash course on Health Savings Accounts.
Posted In: Health

Shopocalypse now

Reverend Billy has a message for you: the end is near for our consumer culture. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli enters the fold of the Church of Stop Shopping to bring us the gospel.

Buzzword: Quarterly forecast

Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Marketplace Money breaks down a phrase making headlines this week: "quarterly forecast."

Work Life: Nutritionist

On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we learn how trends make their way to the kitchen from Del Monte nutritionist Laura Molseed.

Read the fine print

Are mortgage brokers looking out for your bottom line or their own? Tess talks to Elizabeth Warren about hidden fees in the mortgage industry.
Posted In: Housing

Straight Story: Recession fears

Nobody can predict the future, but if anyone can come close, it's Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell. Chris walks us through key economic indicators and sets the story straight on the prospect of a recession.

Bracing your portfolio for the storm

Investors are predicting dark times ahead for the economy. Marketplace's Jill Barshay tells you what you can do to prepare your portfolio for the worst.
Posted In: Economy, Investing, Wall Street

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