Feb 22, 2008

Marketplace Money for February 23-24, 2008

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Marketplace Money for February 23-24, 2008

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Keeping text charges under thumb

Feb 22, 2008
The popularity of text messaging has put cell phone bills on the rise. What to do about the the compulsive texter on your plan? Lisa Napoli has some answers.

Buzzword: ERISA

Feb 22, 2008
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. This week, if your retirement plan goes out of hand, you'll want to know about "ERISA."

Getting Personal

Feb 22, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about covering a relative's debt, declaiming property, short sales, being too responsible with credit, and saving for college.
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Letters

Feb 22, 2008
Our listeners weigh in on our stories about a Supreme Court decision, insuring college loans, the digital TV conversion and free advice to entrepreneurs.

Straight Story: Inflation

Feb 22, 2008
Inflation talk may have been pushed to the back burner, but that won't distract our economics editor Chris Farrell. Chris sets the story straight on inflation and protecting yourself.

Ask the taxman

Feb 22, 2008
You've got questions about the stimulus package, the IRS has answers and we get you connected. Tess has Frank Keith of the IRS answer your refund questions.

Reframing retirement savings

Feb 22, 2008
The latest strategy to get Americans saving: psychology. As Steve Tripoli found out, reframing retirement planning can help get portfolios growing.

Day in the Work Life: Locksmith

Feb 22, 2008
Just because you unlock locks for a living doesn't mean you always remember your own keys. On this week's A Day in the Work Life, we get a locksmith to open up.

Don't let this doctor make a house call

Feb 22, 2008
Credit doctors promise to clean up your credit and help you qualify for loans in the midst of the credit crunch. Tess asks Ed Mierzwinski if their prescription really works.

Tax tips for your 2007 returns

Feb 22, 2008
How are you supposed to decrypt the changes to the tax code for 2007? Tess asks Tom Herman to walk us through what we need to know before filing our returns.

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