Marketplace Money for Weekend of July 4-5, 2009

Episode Description 

Very different states of unemployment

How much money people get in their unemployment checks -- and even whether they're eligible for jobless benefits -- depends a lot on where they live. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Jobs

How I'm helping the economy . . .

The Fourth of July is all about getting into the patriotic spirit. For some, that can include how you spend your money. Here are some thoughts on spending to serve your country.
Posted In: Economy

Vacation savings: Are we there yet?

Travel-book publisher Pauline Frommer talks with host Stacey Vanek-Smith about where good vacation deals can be found this summer. And Stacey looks into what it costs to camp.
Posted In: Travel

Imagine a world without credit cards

What would happen if we all cut up our plastic and switched to cash? Sean Cole reports on a hypothetical world without credit cards.
Posted In: Savings

Copywriter pitches himself for new jobs

More than 32,000 advertising jobs have been wiped out from targeted Internet ads and the recession. To get back into the job market, some are taking unconventional approaches. Steve Henn talked to one copywriter who exposed himself for shock value.

Day in the Work Life: Uncle Sam

We hear from a man who takes his red, white and blue very seriously.
Posted In: Jobs

Getting Personal

Host Stacey Vanek-Smith and Economics Editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' questions about annuities, affording a seaside condo, timeshare properties, and secured credit cards.
Posted In: Savings

Going abroad for internships

The financial crisis is making it harder for students and recent grads to get internships they need to build their resumes. So, many young Americans are looking overseas for opportunity. Gretchen Wilson reports from South Africa.
Posted In: Education, Travel

Straight Story: Financial independence

Marketplace Money Economics Editor Chris Farrell give his views on what it means to have financial freedom.