Marketplace Money for Weekend of Sept. 26-27, 2009
Steve Henn reports on how loan-modification firms are preying on already desperate people who are facing foreclosure. This story is part of a joint investigation by Marketplace and ProPublica.
Host Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell answer listener questions about personal finance.
If you're relying on freelance work to pay the bills, how do you make sure you're getting paid what you deserve for those now-and-again gigs? Host Tess Vigeland gets answers from Tory Johnson, CEO of Women for Hire.
A lot of people are still searching for work and collecting unemployment. But that isn't stopping them from hunting for cash in unusual ways. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Finance charges, compound interest ... the dizzying amount of financial terms can be confusing. That's why commentator Chris Farrell says financial institutions need to offer customers simple products they can understand.
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If you ever spent more with your debit card than was in your account, your bank may have paid the amount but then slammed you with a big overdraft fee. Banks impose such policies as "protection plans." But now, as Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, you'll have a choice of whether you want one.
Using a credit card is easy. Writing a check is more time consuming. Host Tess Vigeland talks with personal finance columnist Jason Zweig about how different ways of paying can affect how much we spend.