Marketplace Money for October 25-26, 2008

Episode Description 
Marketplace Money for October 25-26, 2008

Here's what I'm doing: Robert Latson

In the latest installment of our series, "What I'm Doing," we talk to Robert Latson, a 69-year-old retiree of General Motors, who's hesitant to touch his retirement money.

Getting Personal

This week, Chris and Tess answer listener questions about withdrawing from a 401K and investing extra money made from a second job after retirement.

Straight Story: A crisis checklist

As we watch global markets collapse, economics editor Chris Farrell tells us to take a proverbial deep breath and shares with Tess Vigeland his checklist of constructive things we can do in these troubled times.

Can the markets shock us anymore?

With worldwide sell-offs and 700-point swings, what can possibly be surprising in the markets anymore? Tess Vigeland seeks answers and a little context from senior business correspondent Bob Moon.

Work Life: He's a solar man

Need to feel a little sunshine in this dark, cloudy economy? We don't blame you, so we thought we'd help find you some. If your house is solar-friendly, solar systems consultant Paul Scott can help you save money.

How safe is your pension?

Many companies are expected to suspend 401k's in the near future, and pension plans are becoming a rarity. But if you do have a pension, is it safe? Tess Vigeland asks Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School of Business.
Posted In: Retirement

Small businesses have big concerns

Starting your own business, you have to expect to take a few hits at first -- and the current economic crisis doesn't make it any easier. Tess Vigeland sits down with three small business owners to talk survival strategy.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Don't give the house to a scammer

In a world of questionable mortgage lenders and credit gone wrong, who can you trust to help you out of a foreclosure? Alisa Roth tells us stories of scammers that troubled homeowners should be careful to avoid.
Posted In: Housing

Music from this show

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Pick Up The Pieces (Remastered Album Version)
Average White Band
Safe From Harm
Vitamin String Quartet
I Will Follow
Vitamin String Quartet
The Police Won't Find Your Car
Cliff Martinez
Come Rain Or Come Shine [feat. Lizz Wright]
Toots Thielemans
Funky Drummer (Bonus Beat Reprise)
James Brown

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