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Aug 31, 2007

Marketplace Money for Friday, August 31, 2007

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Marketplace Money for Friday, August 31, 2007

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Mailbag for Friday, August 31, 2007

Aug 31, 2007
This week, Chris Farrell answers listener questions about dealing with a spouse's debt, planning for retirement after a big income boost and what to do with a child's earnings.

Straight Story: Katrina Insurance

Aug 31, 2007
It's been two years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf region and many homeowners are still awaiting payments from their insurance company. Economics editor Chris Farrell looks into why.

Buzzword: Asset bubble

Aug 31, 2007
An asset bubble refers to the sudden and dangerous rise in the price of an investment or security. Years ago, it was the dot-coms. Now, it's the subprimes.

Summer School: Rebalancing

Sep 1, 2007
Ever wonder what PMI stood for? What about the differences between a bond's yields versus a bond's price? If this sounds Greek to you, then maybe you should check out our new summer feature Financial Summer School. In our latest…

New Orleans, revisited

Sep 1, 2007
Two years ago, the world witnessed one of the most devastating natural disasters in history. This week, Marketplace's Sam Eaton went back to New Orleans and talked to three lifelong residents about the Hurricane Katrina, what they learned from it…

Engaged: The moment of truth

Sep 1, 2007
All year, Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland has been following around one couple, Tiffany Lee-Youngren and Michael Fox, as they plan their wedding. And now comes the moment of truth.

Divorcing to stay healthy

Sep 1, 2007
Healthcare costs are up so high that many people are forced to consider alternatives. One option is Medicaid, but many experts say it's getting harder to qualify for it. So some couples have figured out a way to get Medicaid…

CDs are still in style

Sep 1, 2007
While we're still trying to figure out a way out of the subprime debaucle, one investment that many Americans are finding promising is the good old-fashioned certificate of deposit, or CD. Jill Barshay reports.

Day in the Work Life: Substitute teacher

Sep 1, 2007
On this week's Day in the Work Life, we sit up straight and act polite for the substitute teacher.

Can I really get a ride?

Sep 1, 2007
In this installment of Conversation from the Corner Office, Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal met up with Enterprise Rent-A-Car CEO Andrew Taylor to find out if they'll really pick you up.