Marketplace Money for April 4-5, 2009
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Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell discuss how to prepare for the potential loss of entire industries and how some people might have to start rethinking their plans for retirement.
A congressional subcommittee recently approved a version of a credit-card "bill of rights" that could protect consumers from abusive billing practices. Nick Bourke of the Pew Charitable Trust talks about some companies' questionable methods.
Money market funds, CDs and other accounts that used to offer large returns are now only offering 1% interest. Laura Bruce of Bankrate.com discusses whether high interest online accounts come with a risky catch.
Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell answer listeners' questions about whether moving during the recession is a good idea, what to do when a company stops matching 401(k)s and how to handle unused pension or HSA funds.
Quite a few modifications to tax laws have resulted from President Obama's stimulus plan and housing credit. Tax analyst Mark Luscombe explains what the changes mean for those who have not yet filed returns.