Feb 12, 2010

Marketplace Money

HTML EMBED:
COPY

Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

Segments From this episode

The haunting debt of mortgages

Feb 12, 2010
People whose homes are worth less than the mortgage may be tempted to walk away. Or sell the house for less than they owe. But as Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports, the debt could haunt you for years to come.

Discount health plans aren't insurance

Feb 12, 2010
Cindy Ehnes, director of the California Department of Managed Health Care, joins Tess Vigeland to talk about discount health plans that are often billed as insurance but are really no better than coupons.

Warehouse clubs scream 'bargain!'

Feb 12, 2010
Reporter Rachel Dornhelm investigates how warehouse stores lure you in and get you to stock up big.

Annuities on the radar screen again

Feb 12, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks with The New York Times' Ron Lieber about the retirement tool that recently got a big boost from the Obama administration -- annuities.

Getting Personal

Feb 12, 2010
Kathy Kristof of CBS MoneyWatch talks about her own switch from full-time to freelance. She and Tess Vigeland also help a new Army enlistee figure out what to do with his underwater mortgage before basic training is over.

What are really old stocks worth?

Feb 12, 2010
When listener Michael Woods called to ask about an old stock certificate, Tess Vigeland did the only thing she could do: turn to scripophilist David Beach for some expert advice.

When an auction is only sort of real

Feb 12, 2010
When reporter Sean Cole began to investigate housing auctions, he stumbled upon a kind of auction he had never heard of before -- a not-an-absolute auction.

How I fell into a romantic recession

Feb 12, 2010
Author and commentator Lori Gottlieb talks about how not to let greed cause you to pass up the opportunity to snatch Mr. Good Enough.

Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

Marketplace + Caffeine = daily dose of awesome!

Your donation today gets you two things to keep you going – your daily news fix and your new favorite mug.