Marketplace Money for Weekend of Sept. 6-7, 2008

Episode Description 

Letters from our listeners

Our listeners respond to "The Feminine Mistake" and the rebuilding effort -- or lack thereof -- that Tess Vigeland reported on from New Orleans.

Getting Personal

Chris and Tess answer questions about whether credit ratings follow you to other countries, investing in foreign stocks, managing sweepstakes winnings, and the intricacies of health savings accounts.

Families share nanny, cut costs

Child care can be hard to find. It's often expensive, and what if you need something other than a traditional 40-hour-a-week caretaker? Some parents are learning to share -- their nannies, that is. Alisa Roth reports.

Where gas prices really hit home

Wilcox County, Ala., is one of the poorest areas in the nation. It residents spend a greater percentage of their income on fuel than anywhere else, and they have few transportation options. Tanya Ott reports.

Day in the Work Life: Pro drummer

Professional drummer Julian Eubanks shares what got him started in the music business, how he prepares for performances, and his best and worst gig.
Posted In: Jobs

Kristof: It's a good time to invest

There's a new edition out of the financial primer "Investing 101." Tess Vigeland talks with author Kathy Kristof about why she decided to publish a new version of her book in the current economy.

Google's next search: Medical records

Google has unveiled a new service that will allow you to store and access your medical records on the Web. Martha Bebinger walks us through Google Health to explore the risks and benefits of going online.

Straight Story: A college education

Some pundits have questioned whether a college education is still worth the cost and time. Chris Farrell says yes, but you need to look closely at what's right for you.
Posted In: Education

Many seniors are still looking to work

Because of the poor economy, many senior citizens are looking to get back into the workforce. Nancy Marshall Genzer met a few of them at an AARP job fair and found out why they're not ready for retirement.
Posted In: Jobs, Retirement

Will your home insurance protect you?

How are insurance companies treating hurricane zones in the Gulf and the Southeast coastline? Tess Vigeland talks with Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon about lessons learned from Hurricane Gustav.
Posted In: Housing

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