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President Obama's budget proposal has some interesting ideas involving student loans, Pell Grants, retirement and taxes. Tess Vigeland talks to our Economics Editor Chris Farrell, who breaks down portions of Obama's proposed 134-page budget.
You say your neighbor wants help with her gardens, and you're pretty good at fixing cars? Some communities are quantifying this kind of neighborly good will. Paul Rockower checked out the barter system at a time bank in Los Angeles.
How do you test the financial stability of a group slightly smaller than a major bank? Tess Vigeland talks to personal finance expert Knight Kiplinger -- of Kiplinger's Personal Finance about working on a family budget.
At a time when many banks are reeling from the hit they took on subprime mortgages, one New York institution has no problem collecting on its loans. Joel Rose reports on tiny bank loans making a big impact.
If you've bought into a worthless stock, is it hopeless to try to make a gain? Cash Peters went to find out and learned some valuable lessons along the way -- including not trust his financial advisers.
Marketplace Money for Friday, February 27, 2009