Posted by Chau Tu
For Marketplace Money, Friday, January 21, 2011
On this weekend’s show, we heard from commentator and L.A. Times columnist Meghan Daum about what it’s like to buy a real estate owned home — and why you might not want to know about its history. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are set to impose some new fees on mortgages if the loan seems risky.
We heard a story about what some baby boomers are discovering after retiring — that golf just isn’t enough, but maybe finding an encore career is. A plaza in San Francisco is helping its local immigrant community get their businesses off the ground. We’re in the midst of the flu season — so what does it really cost you when you get a cold? Airlines and deal websites are fighting it out, which means how you shop for a cheap flight could change in the near future. And finally, we had another edition of What’s in Your Wallet? Here are the songs we played: