Apr 10, 2009

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Who wins in a cash-for-keys deal?

Apr 10, 2009
Some banks are paying homeowners to voluntarily leave their foreclosed homes. The new method is cheaper than an eviction, but real estate broker Richard Allen says neither side comes out on top. Eve Troeh reports.

So you want to buy a foreclosure?

Apr 10, 2009
Foreclosures continue to climb, but there are a few people out there ready to jump at the chance to buy a deeply discounted home. Adam Allington researches the do's and don'ts of buying a foreclosed home.

Straight Story

Apr 10, 2009
The media have been reporting that the market seems to be leveling out. Tess Vigeland talks to economics editor Chris Farrell about how to react to this news and how to adjust your finances accordingly.

Hospitals consider paper-free records

Apr 10, 2009
These days you can do just about anything online. But what if you could also get access to your confidential medical records? New York-Presbyterian Hospital just implemented an online system. Sally Herships reports.

A layoff isn't so bad for some

Apr 10, 2009
Most stories about the newly unemployed are all about doom and gloom. But some people are riding out unemployment on severance packages and savings. Reporter Julie Rose finds that this new-found freedom can't last forever.

Getting Personal

Apr 10, 2009
Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell answer questions from listeners about assessing the job market in a new city, how to recognize questionable fees when refinancing your home and when you should start teaching kids about managing money.
Getting Personal
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Day in the Work Life: Taxpayer advocate

Apr 10, 2009
Believe it or not, the IRS actually employs someone to watch out for the best interests of the taxpayer. On this week's "Day in the Work Life," we meet Nina Olson, a national taxpayer advocate.

Financial honesty crucial for couples

Apr 10, 2009
For six years, Wall Street Journal columnist Jeff Opdyke wrote a column about he and his wife's financial life. Now he's turned the experience into a book, "Financially Ever After." Tess Vigeland talks to the author about what couples…
Jeff Opdyke, Wall Street Journal reporter and author of "Financially Ever After."
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Monopoly's hidden lessons

Apr 10, 2009
What does the classic game Monopoly teach us about the real world of mortgages, investing and taxes? Tess Vigeland finds out by playing the game with Brian Boles, a competitor in the 2009 National Monopoly Championships in Washington, D.C.
Brain Boles plays Monopoly with Tess Vigeland at the Marketplace office in Los Angeles.
Eve Troeh

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