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Marketplace Money for November 8-9, 2008

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Revisiting the Great Depression

As we continue our coverage of the financial crisis, we look back to the Great Depression. Reporter Jaime Bedrin sat down with her grandmother who lived through it.
Posted In: Economy

The latest on reverse mortgages

If you're 62 or older and the stock market is eating your retirement, there are still options open to you. Host Scott Jagow asks Meg Burns of the FHA about reverse mortgages.
Posted In: Housing, Retirement

From homeowner to landlord

As finances get tighter, some homeowners are finding the only way to make ends meet is to welcome some new neighbors by renting out their own homes. Marianne Russ reports.
Posted In: Housing

Day in the Work Life: Food stamp advocate

On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we meet Amy Grassett, a food stamp advocate who helps struggling Americans find their next meal.

Here's what I'm doing: Chris Gardner

Marketplace presents "Here's What I'm Doing," a series asking people from all walks of life how they're coping with the financial crisis. In this edition, Chris Gardner.
Posted In: Investing

Getting Personal

Economics editor Chris Farrell and host Scott Jagow take questions on boosting morale in the office, microfinance, and paying for college.

Businesses prep for new management

Host Scott Jagow asks to a business owner from each side of the political aisle how they're adapting their companies in anticipation of President-elect Obama's economic plans.

Straight Story: Saving and spending

Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the different ways individuals and the government should adjust their budgets to best weather the economic crisis.

Learning to live the temp life

With unemployment at 6.5 percent, many Americans are being forced to consider temp work to make ends meet. Some even turn it into a career of its own. Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Jobs

Digging in to the Obama tax plan

Now that the election is over, it's time to get down to specifics. Host Scott Jagow asks Marketplace's Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale about the details of President-elect Obama's tax plan.
Posted In: Taxes