Dec 5, 2008

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The underemployment problem

Dec 5, 2008
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.

Credit card companies buckle down

Dec 5, 2008
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.

Straight Story: Keeping credit in check

Dec 6, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on credit cards and being responsible with your debt.

Is your mutual fund on track?

Dec 6, 2008
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.

Here's what I'm doing: John Laine

Dec 6, 2008
Marketplace presents "Here's What I'm Doing," a series asking people from all walks of life how they're coping with the financial crisis. In this edition, investor and real estate developer John Laine.

Why now may be the time to buy

Dec 6, 2008
The market slump has turned many solid stocks into incredible bargains. Host Tess Vigeland asks Knight Kiplinger how to take advantage of a bear market.

Getting Personal

Dec 6, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell and host Tess Vigeland take questions on credit, investing, bank errors, and mortgages.
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Meeting a 'market maven'

Dec 6, 2008
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.

Day in the Work Life: Fountain designer

Dec 6, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we learn how fountain designer Bonnie Thompson choreographs water.

Addicted to credit

Dec 6, 2008
Levels of consumer debt are out of control, but we just keep charging. Host Tess Vigeland asks Stuart Vyse why Americans are so comfortable putting almost any expense on plastic.