Dec 18, 2009

Marketplace Money for December 19-20, 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

Gold fever is global. Should we trust it?

Dec 18, 2009
It seems everyone is crazy about gold these days, so is it a good time for you to get in on the action and invest? Jeff Tyler investigates.

Where God and ETFs meet

Dec 18, 2009
An investment firm called FaithShares is bringing religion to the world of Exchange Traded Funds. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.

My favorite SkyMall purchase

Dec 18, 2009
Listeners weigh in on impulse buying and everyone's favorite airline catalogue: SkyMall.

Celebrating Christmas debt free

Dec 18, 2009
Russell and Kandy Hildebrandt speak with Tess Vigeland about celebrating Christmas after paying off $100,000 worth of debt.

Getting Personal

Dec 18, 2009
Money Magazine's Penny Wang joins Tess Vigeland to answer questions from listeners.

Economy leads kids back home

Dec 18, 2009
A new study from the Pew Research Center says nearly one in seven parents with grown children had a "boomerang" kid move back home this past year. Apryl Lundsten reports on what it's like for young adults to return to…

Putting Santa on a budget

Dec 18, 2009
Christmas is just around the corner, but a lot of families are still trying to set realistic gift expectations. Janet Bodnar, author of "Raising Money-Smart Kids," gives Tess Vigeland some advice.

Is a partridge in a pear tree affordable?

Dec 18, 2009
What would it cost to deliver everything mentioned in "The 12 Days of Christmas"? Sean Cole tries to find out.

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.