Marketplace Money for November 28-29, 2009

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.

Will scented candles light men's fire?

Products marketed to men are generally portrayed as things only a real man would want. Deodorant that withstands the elements! Cars that eat up the road! Food that slays your hunger! Candles? Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Retail

Video resumes highlight good attributes

Still can't find work? It's not you, it's your resume. A new company thinks video resumes are the secret to standing out. Cash Peters reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Survey: Workers feel jobs are stagnant

Jim Davis from the talent management firm DDI talks with Tess Vigeland about results from a survey conducted by his company that measured the satisfaction workers felt with their jobs.
Posted In: Jobs

Need work? Trying making your own.

How do you find a job in today's economy when most companies aren't hiring and few jobs are being created? Commentator Charles Handy says the thing to do is make your own work.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Life goes on after foreclosure

Stories of families in the throes of losing their homes are all over the news. But what happens to those families -- and the homes -- after the foreclosure is final? Krissy Clark visits a couple in Las Vegas to find out.

Home-selling's short sale headaches

In effort to avoid foreclosure and preserve their credit rating, some are willing to sell their homes for less than they owe on the mortgage. But even taking a loss isn't always as easy as it sounds. Peter O'Dowd reports.
Posted In: Housing

Unemployed stay afloat on credit

As employment benefits run out, more people are turning to credit cards to make ends meet. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell joins Tess Vigeland to answer questions about employers and 401(k) contributions.

Why being a shopaholic isn't so bad

Lee Eisenberg, author of the book "Shoptimism: Why the American Consumer Will Keep on Buying No Matter What," talks with Tess Vigeland about how shopping can actually provide meaning in our lives.

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When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around
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