Marketplace Money for Weekend of February 7-8, 2009
Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell answer listener questions on why student loans are "good debt," whether to draw on savings or take Social Security, how to get a pro athlete's taxes in shape, and more.
The Obama administration says the economic stimulus plan's price tag will be worth the cost -- and then some -- because of something called the "multiplier effect." What does that mean? Sally Herships explains.
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It's important to learn good personal finance habits early in life. Tess Vigeland talks with Laura Levine of the JumpStart Coalition and New Jersey State Senator Steven Sweeney about programs for teaching those skills to high school students.
Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell is hopping mad about the United States income tax system. Dramatically simplifying the tax code, he argues, could be an easy fix.