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Dec 19, 2008

Marketplace Money for December 20-21, 2008

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Marketplace Money for December 20-21, 2008

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How to steer clear of Ponzi schemes

Dec 19, 2008
With so many smart people duped by a seemingly sound investment operation, how can we detect a Ponzi scheme in the future? Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman talks to Tess Vigeland about how to identify a sketchy deal.
Bernard Madoff
Courtesy of Street Insider website

A changing job market for new MBAs

Dec 19, 2008
With careers in investment banking becoming scarce, where should a fresh MBA graduate turn? Sally Herships looked into how the next graduating class is handling an increasingly squeezed job market.

Getting Personal

Dec 19, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland tackle listener questions.
Getting Personal
Marketplace

Valuable gifts that don't cost a thing

Dec 19, 2008
At the height of your economic frustration, you may have entertained the thought of avoiding debt altogether by not buying any holiday gifts. Some families are making that a reality in very positive ways. Jenee Darden reports.

Day in the Work Life: UPS driver

Dec 19, 2008
Santa's job gets a lot easier when he enlists the help of a few tireless folks in brown polyester uniforms. UPS driver Fred Gourley says he has between 100 and 110 stops on an average work day.

A guide to new credit card reforms

Dec 19, 2008
This week, federal regulators rolled out the biggest overhaul the credit card industry has seen in decades. What does this mean for the average consumer? Ashley Milne-Tyte reports what will be changing -- and when.

Straight Story: Nearing zero

Dec 19, 2008
The Federal Reserve has cut interest rates to a legendary new low. Is this good? Economics editor Chris Farrell tells Tess Vigeland the good that can come out of having a Federal interest rate at near-zero.
Economics editor Chris Farrell
American Public Media

Keeping a retirement income fund

Dec 19, 2008
These days, you have to keep the money coming even through retirement. That's the thinking behind starting a retirement income fund. Tess Vigeland talks to Kiplinger's Bob Frick about how the fund works.
A nest egg with $100 bills
istockphoto.com

Helpful tax moves to prepare for 2009

Dec 19, 2008
Many of us are looking for helpful tax hints to make up for a dismal year. Tess Vigeland talks to Wall Street Journal tax columnist Tom Herman, who gives us some tips on moves we may want to make to prepare for the next tax day.
Tax form with pencil pointing to "Amount you owe"
taxextension.info