Segments From this episode
Let's face it: It's been a terrible year. Why not forget your financial troubles for awhile and go see a movie? This week, we go to a film archive in Montreal, Canada to find out what it takes to be a good projectionist.
The year is just about over. How did Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell do on the New Year's resolutions they made in January? They check in and grade themselves on financial accomplishments.
Sitting in a pile of holiday gifts you don't necessarily want? Why do we spend so much money on presents anyway? Commentator Dan Ariely explains that giving gifts is a waste of money, but crucial as a social lubricant.
As a center for oil profits, Houston continues to see substantial job growth. But the numbers of the hungry increase in parallel to the city's prosperity. Kate Archer Kent reports.
Marketplace Money for December 27-28, 2008