Apr 25, 2008

Marketplace Money for April 26-27, 2008

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Marketplace Money for April 26-27, 2008

Segments From this episode

Let cooler heads prevail

Apr 25, 2008
In this time of uncertainty, Tess turns to financial heavyweight John Bogle for some common sense advice on weathering this economic storm.

Straight Story: Stripping down

Apr 25, 2008
Mortgage companies may not want to hear it, but economics editor Chris Farrell has an idea to help fix the housing crisis. Chris sets the story straight on strip-downs.

A tough lesson in the lending industry

Apr 25, 2008
Student loan rates may reset to new lows in July, but as Stacey Vanek-Smith explains, deciding to consolidate now or after the rate change involves rolling the dice.
A graduation cap with money symbolizes student loans
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Steering clear of the bookstore

Apr 25, 2008
The average college textbook bill is pushing $1,000 a year. Jill Barshay tells us how students and professors are dodging high prices.

Getting Personal

Apr 25, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about property values, dealing with a collection agency, savings bonds and switching life insurance.
Getting Personal
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Day in the Work Life: Salon owner

Apr 25, 2008
On this week's "A Day In the Work Life," we meet Deb Cage, a hairdresser with a unique salon that helps those for whom a haircut is usually out of reach.

Hitchin' a ride online

Apr 25, 2008
Life's tough for the carless and gas prices are stinging car owners. Brendan Newnam learns how both sides can get a bargain by turning to Craigslist.

The downside of DIY travel

Apr 25, 2008
The Internet lets us manage our own travel plans, but it's not always that easy or cheap. Tess asks Scott McCartney when it's best to leave things to the professionals.

Letters

Apr 25, 2008
Tess reads your letters. This month: Greenspan bashing, walking away from mortgages, a bad night in Vegas and revisiting the "magic age."
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