Dec 4, 2009

Marketplace Money for December 5-6, 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.

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Government takeover of student loans?

Dec 4, 2009
If you've received a student loan lately, chances are you have the government to thank. Private lending has been in short supply. Now, Congress is considering eliminating the middleman completely. Bob Moon reports.

Job hunting basics for a tough market

Dec 4, 2009
China Gorman, an executive with the Society for Human Resource Management, talks with Tess Vigeland about the advice job placement counselors are giving recently laid-off workers.

Investment lessons culled from Madoff

Dec 4, 2009
David McPherson, president of financial planning firm Four Ponds Financial, talks with Tess Vigeland about how investors can avoid another Bernie Madoff scenario.

The new digital pyramid scheme

Dec 4, 2009
The latest pyramid scheme comes to us in a new format: personalized videos. Rico Gagliano reports on what some people are referring to as "cash gifting."

Don't let debt cancellation fool you

Dec 4, 2009
Bob Sullivan, who covers Internet scams and consumer fraud for MSNBC.com, talks with Tess Vigeland about why debt cancellation services are not as good as they sound.

Getting Personal

Dec 4, 2009
Personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston helps Tess Vigeland answer listeners' questions about the risks of having a credit limit higher than you'll ever use, and whether to take an offer for a "hardship plan" to pay off debt.

Raising the bar on mortgages

Dec 4, 2009
The Federal Housing Authority has revealed new requirements for mortgage qualification, while the pressure is on to modify mortgages that already exist. Tess Vigeland explains.

How to get equal pay for equal work

Dec 4, 2009
Women still get paid less than men for the same work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports on how women can begin to chip away at the disparity.

I'm going to make some investing noise

Dec 4, 2009
Lauren Silverman is only a senior in college, but she's already focused on becoming a financially independent woman. She explains why she's made learning the ins and outs of investing a priority in her life.

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.

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