Dec 11, 2009

Marketplace Money for December 12-13, 2009

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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.

Segments From this episode

The perils of buying a foreclosed home

Dec 11, 2009
After David Reeves bought a foreclosed home, he found it took a surprising amount of work just to make it livable. He talks with reporter Julie Rose about his experience.

What converting to a Roth IRA means

Dec 11, 2009
The rules governing Roth IRAs are changing. Financial planner Stuart Ritter talks with Tess Vigeland about how to make sense of the new guidelines.

Japan's solar energy shines a light

Dec 11, 2009
In Japan, solar energy is a green technology that even the middle class can afford. Rob Schmitz of KQED visits the country and reports on the lessons the Land of the Rising Sun has to teach us.

Getting Personal

Dec 11, 2009
Los Angeles Times consumer columnist David Lazarus and Tess Vigeland answer listener questions, from why Starbucks stores don't all carry the same items, to what to do if your company doesn't let you contribute to its retirement plan.

The mag I love to hate: SkyMall

Dec 11, 2009
Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum talks about her fascination with the magazine found in just about every plane seat pocket: SkyMall.

Our listeners respond to Money

Dec 11, 2009
Listeners chime in on Marketplace Money coverage, including who should back student loans, who really needs financial education, and our series on kids and money.

How to be smart about philanthropy

Dec 11, 2009
Whether you have millions or just a few dollars, how do you know which causes to support? Charles Bronfman and Jeffrey Solomon, co-authors of "The Art of Giving," talk with Tess Vigeland about how to make every charitable dollar count.

Getting a laugh out of Madoff

Dec 11, 2009
When you're a New York cabaret singer who loses your life savings to Bernie Madoff, what do you do next? Why, put on a show, of course. Cynthia Crane offers a taste of her one-woman performance called "John Denver, Bernie Madoff and Me."

How to get a good foreclosure deal

Dec 11, 2009
How can you make sure buying a foreclosed home is a good deal? Realtor John Anderson explains to Tess Vigeland.

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.