Marketplace Money for December 6-7, 2008
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Unemployment figures are in the news, but an even larger number of workers are underemployed -- working too few hours or stuck in field unrelated to their skills. Marketplace's Rachel Dornhelm reports.
Hard times are taking their toll on credit card terms, including lower limits and higher fees. Host Tess Vigeland asks columnist Liz Pulliam Weston how to avoid tougher terms.
It's tough to be ahead in this market, but how can you tell when the problem is your particular fund? Host Tess Vigeland asks analyst Dan Culloton how to judge the quality of a fund during tough times.
Economics editor Chris Farrell and host Tess Vigeland take questions on credit, investing, bank errors, and mortgages.
Reporter Daniel Estrin always knew his mother was on top of all the deals in town. What he didn't know was that she might be a full blown "market maven." He lays out the evidence.