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Segments From this episode

Time for a new Part D prescription

Dec 12, 2008
Seniors have until the end of the year to select the plan they'd like under Medicare Part D. Host Tess Vigeland asks health policy analyst Jack Hoadley how to choose the right one.

Muni bonds fall out of favor

Dec 12, 2008
Instability in the financial markets has investors viewing yesterday's safe bets with suspicious eyes. Host Tess Vigeland talks to USA Today's John Waggoner about the rush away from municipal bonds.

Straight Story: Flight to safety

Dec 12, 2008
As investors are willing to accept zero yield for Treasury Bills, economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on our collective search for mattresses to stash our cash under.

Investment Club: Revisiting Virginia

Dec 12, 2008
Host Tess Vigeland revisits Formerly Baroque, one of the investment clubs she followed throughout 2007, to see how they've weathered the stormy year on Wall Street.
Bobbi Manley, Pat Meadows, and June Chalou of the Formerly Baroque investment club around Chalou's dining room table in Falls Church, Virginia.
Sean Powers

Shrinking your gift footprint

Dec 12, 2008
As budgets get tighter, there's a new mentality about holiday gift giving on the rise. Sharon McNary reports on the "New Simplifiers."

Once upon a recession...

Dec 12, 2008
With the financial fallout hitting individuals and businesses hard, the B word is getting thrown around more and more. Marketplace's Sean Cole tells the bankruptcy story, starting with Chapter 7.

Letters

Dec 12, 2008
Listeners weigh in on our recent coverage of childcare options, mileage reimbursement math, homeowners turned landlords, credit cards, and holiday party alternatives.

Getting Personal

Dec 12, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell and host Tess Vigeland take questions on foreclosure, buying land, saving for retirement and safe short-term places to keep money.
Getting Personal
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Day in the Work Life: Ballet dancer

Dec 12, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we go on stage with Heather Myers, soloist with Boston Ballet.