Marketplace Money for Weekend of July 18-19, 2009
Las Vegas had one of the nation's hottest economies when home prices were rising. Now, it's gone bust. Reporter Krissy Clark meets a former mortgage broker who's trying to make a life after living through the boom's rise and fall.
ATMs are no longer novel. Checking your balance online? Old news. For the very latest in Web personal finance tools, Tess talks to CNET's Brian Cooley.
Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell answer listeners' personal finance questions about changes to Roth IRA accounts, where to get the best interest rates on student loans, whether using online tools to write a will is a good idea, and more.
Economics Editor Chris Farrell says former General Electric CEO Jack Welch's contention that women can't succeed in business without sacrificing family life is nonsense. He says more family-friendly policies are needed in business.
Posted In: Economy, Entrepreneurship
While the recession has hit big industries hard, some entrepreneurs have been well-positioned to weather the tough times. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman talks to small-business owners whose new enterprises are doing quite well.
Posted In: Economy, Education
With the costs of four-year colleges rising and laid-off workers needing to learn new skills, enrollment at community colleges is way up. But the two-year schools are struggling to meet the demand in the face of budget cuts. Tamara Keith reports.