Feb 19, 2010

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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.

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The loopholes of credit card reform

Feb 19, 2010
Credit card reform is finally here, but there are loopholes consumers need to be aware of. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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How card companies continue to profit

Feb 19, 2010
Despite the changes hitting the industry, credit card companies are finding ways to make money. Reporter Stacey Vanek-Smith tells Tess Vigeland just how.
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Say no thanks to credit cards

Feb 19, 2010
Commentator Chris Farrell says if you don't carry a balance on your credit cards, you don't have to worry about what the card companies do.

Getting Personal

Feb 19, 2010
MSN Money columnist Liz Pulliam Weston joins Tess Vigeland to take listeners' questions about their relationship with plastic.

Credit card companies' side of the story

Feb 19, 2010
Scott Talbott of Financial Services Roundtable, a banking industry organization, tells Tess Vigeland how credit card companies feel about the CARD Act.

Two generations reflect on credit cards

Feb 19, 2010
Personal finance writer Beth Kobliner and her teenage daughter Becca talk about how they find a middle ground between mom's old school rules and today's teen pressures revolving credit cards.

A credit call coming to a phone near you

Feb 19, 2010
Portland's sketch comedy troupe Live Wire perform an imagined phone call from a credit card company.

A historian's look at credit card reform

Feb 19, 2010
Will credit card reform have a long-term effect on our behavior as consumers? Tess Vigeland talks with Wall Street historian John Steele Gordon.

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.