Marketplace Money for October 4-5, 2008

Episode Description 
Marketplace Money for October 4-5, 2008

Straight Story: Taking the long view

After a week of chaos, we finally have a bailout bill. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the implications of the rescue plan in the coming months and years.

The down payment assistance debate

A popular measure aimed at helping prospective homebuyers make their down payment is no longer an option. Marketplace's Rachel Dornhelm reports on the efforts to restore down payment assistance programs.

Day in the Work Life: Financial planner

In a shaky economic time, it's always nice to have a little help from an expert. On this week's Day in the Work Life, we meet Rick Zettlemoyer, a professional financial planner.

Mormons take care of their own

As host Tess Vigeland hosts the show from Salt Lake City, we get a brief history of Mormons and their unique way of providing for one another in crisis from journalist and author Ken Verdoia.

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland take questions on your protections against an ailing market, from PODs to SIPC, FDIC to NCUA.
Posted In: Housing, Investing

Putting investors on the couch

In all the chaos around the current crisis, it's hard to keep a level head. Host Tess Vigeland talks with Dr. Richard Peterson about the mind games the market plays with investors.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Short- and long-term views of the crisis

Reporter Dan Bammes asks Utah residents how the financial crisis has affected them, and a few of our younger listeners weigh in on how the state of the economy has changed their investment strategy.

After the bailout

Even though Congress has agreed on a revised bailout plan, Marketplace Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon tells host Tess Vigeland that the economy isn't out of the woods yet.

The view from Main Street

Host Tess Vigeland and reporter Amy Scott are on the road to see how the financial crisis is affecting people all over the country. Tess reports on how residents in Salt Lake City are weathering the storm.

Music from this show

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On the Road Again
Miles of Styles
Oracular Spectacular
Show Your Bones
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Smoker's Delight

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