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Dec 14, 2007

Marketplace Money for December 15-16, 2007

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Great ideas (but will they work?)

Dec 14, 2007
The Fed, the White House and Congress have all put forward their plans to clean up the mortgage mess. Marketplace's Bob Moon asks if any of it will do the trick.

When the landlord can't pay the rent

Dec 14, 2007
It's not just mortgage holders that suffer when they can't make their payments. Tess talks to Aleksandra Todorova about what happens when your landlord can't pay the bills.

Straight Story: Savings bonds

Dec 14, 2007
The Fed is making changes to one of Chris Farrell's favorite investments and he's not going to take it sitting down. Chris sets the story straight on savings bonds.

Temps with benefits

Dec 14, 2007
With freelancing and consulting on the rise, Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte learns about the growing movement among the self-employed to get more than just a paycheck.

A new way to invest in your community

Dec 14, 2007
What do you get when you mix investing in your town with the feel of the stock market? Tess talks to Tom Anderson about muni bond exchange-traded funds.

Work Life: Ski patrol

Dec 14, 2007
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we hit the slopes with Ski Patroller Peg Doheny.

Investment Clubs: San Jose summary

Dec 14, 2007
Tess Vigeland knows the way to San Jose and makes a final visit with our third investment club.
San Jose skyline

"Happy Holidays" or "Trick or Treat?"

Dec 14, 2007
Although it's a time for giving, Marketplace's Rico Gagliano finds out there are some tricky gifts that you should never give, no matter the price.