Marketplace Money for September 27-28, 2008

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Day in the Work Life: Red Cross director

On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we meet Paige Roberts, executive director of the Southeast Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Curbing college credit use

The Treasury Department is trying to stop consumers from getting into credit card trouble right from the start with a series of ads targeting college-age spenders. Rachel Dornhelm reports.

Self-employed voters look for security

Being your own boss also means paying all your own bills, including health insurance. As part of our "Interested Parties" series, Ashley Milne-Tyte asks self-employed voters what issues matter to them.

Business as usual for JPMorgan's WaMu

Late Thursday, the FDIC took over Washington Mutual and sold the bank to JPMorgan. Host Tess Vigeland asks Marketplace's Bob Moon what the new ownership will mean for current WaMu customers.
Posted In: Economy

Getting Personal

Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland field questions about money market mutual funds, establishing a diverse portfolio, credit union security and other listener concerns about the volatile market.

Blogging the volatile markets

Managing your money is hard enough right now without an audience. Host Tess Vigeland welcomes three personal finance bloggers back to the show to see how they're addressing the difficult times.
Posted In: Internet, Savings

Talking with kids about tough times

Even if they don't understand the specifics, your kids probably know that something's not quite right in the financial world. Host Tess Vigeland asks Kiplinger's Janet Bodnar how best to discuss the crisis with children.
Posted In: Economy

What's your number?

Does retirement savings seem like a guessing game? Host Tess Vigeland talks with Lee Eisenberg, author of "The Number," about the factors you should consider when preparing your nest egg.
Posted In: Retirement

Retirees nervously watch Wall Street

The recent financial turmoil is particularly unnerving for retirees and seniors. We hear from Marketplace listeners watching their nest eggs dwindle before their eyes.
Posted In: Retirement

Straight Story: Economy status report

To bail out or not to bail out? As Congress decides, economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the current state of the economy.

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