Marketplace Money for Weekend of May 16-17, 2009

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Not ready to retire in Sun City

Pam and Craig MacDonald say they reside in the Sun City retirement community, but they don't live there. They, and their son Steve, tell their story to Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Retirement

Going to prom on a tighter budget

High school students in Burbank, Calif., tell reporter Andrea Gardner how they're scaling back on prom because of the recession.
Posted In: Economy

Getting Personal

Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell answer listener questions about life insurance and paying off a credit card cash advance.

Our 'lab rat' checks in on her finances

Gail George signed up to have us track her finances for 30 days. She talks with Tess Vigeland about what she learned in Week 2.
Posted In: Savings

How credit card companies track you

Tess Vigeland talks to The New York Times' Charles Duhigg about his upcoming article on credit card companies collecting more and more personal information about their customers.

Straight Story: Retirement

Our economics editor Chris Farrell thinks about retirement a lot, and gets a lot of questions about it. Here's his assessment of the next American Dream for retirement.
Posted In: Retirement

Retirement idyll seen changing

The vision of retirement created by Sun City may not last. Tess Vigeland talks with Kevin McHugh, who has studied the community, for his perspective on its future.
Posted In: Retirement

German pension system showing age

The grass is arguably greener for German retirees, compared to their American counterparts. But it may not be for long. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Retirement

Is Sun City in its sunset years?

The desert community that launched a million retirement dreams for nearly five decades is facing an uncertain future as the American Dream of retirement fades. Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Retirement

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