Marketplace Money for September 13-14, 2008

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Marketplace Money for September 13-14, 2008

Coupons: Quit snipping, start clicking

Tough times make those coupons in the Sunday paper even more tempting. But even that familiar search for savings is transforming in the Internet age. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retail

Incidental costs at college add up

After tuition and room and board, there's still the question of day-to-day expenses for your college student. Estimates are all over the map, so host Tess Vigeland takes a closer look at the cost of being in college.
Posted In: Education

Saving for your education... again

Thinking of changing careers? More employers are offering lifelong learning accounts. Think of it as a 401(k) plan for your future education. Katie Macpherson reports.
Posted In: Education

Day in the Work Life: Stress counselor

On this week's A Day in the Work Life, we meet Jim Yancey, a counselor helping residents of the Gulf Coast cope with the stress of hurricane season.

Getting Personal

In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about filling a gap in health insurance, retirement savings options for non-citizens, a safe place for short-term investments and what to do with old savings.

Bracing your finances for a storm

We often hear about the damage big storms cause, but they can also wreak havoc on the bank accounts of families stuck in their path. David Martin Davies reports.

The silver lining? Lower mortgage rates

As the government stepped in to save Fannie and Freddie, mortgage rates dropped under 6 percent. Host Tess Vigeland asks bankrate.com's Greg McBride if the more favorable rates will hold.
Posted In: Housing

Straight Story: Guarding your nest egg

In a volatile market, is Wall Street really the smartest place to keep your money? Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the safest place to save for retirement.

No such thing as a sure thing

From Bear Stearns to Fannie and Freddie, we've seen a host of investments that were "too big to fail" topple over. Host Tess Vigeland asks economist Diane Swonk if there are any truly fail-safe investments.
Posted In: Investing

Gov't takeover may ease housing pains

With the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, homebuyers and homeowners may have an better luck making a connection. Mitchell Hartman reports from Portland, Oregon.
Posted In: Housing

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