Feb 27, 2009

Marketplace Money for Friday, February 27, 2009

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Marketplace Money for Friday, February 27, 2009

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Straight Story: Obama's budget plan

Feb 27, 2009
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.
Economics editor Chris Farrell
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Getting Personal

Feb 27, 2009
Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell give advice to listeners who call in with their pressing financial questions.
Getting Personal
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Banking your time to save you money

Feb 27, 2009
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.

The dirty 'D' word is coming back

Feb 27, 2009
A dirty word that is slowly creeping into financial crisis dialogue: Depression. What's the difference between a recession and a depression? Tess Vigeland talks to professor Robert Reich about whether we're really in one.

Nationalization fears are mounting

Feb 27, 2009
It was a wild week for bank stocks as rumors of nationalizations, bailouts and massive losses created a roller-coaster for investors. Steve Henn reports on what this might mean for you.

Taking a family stress test

Feb 27, 2009
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.

Microlending is no small deal

Feb 27, 2009
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.

What to do with your worthless stock

Feb 27, 2009
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.

Work Life: Board game designer

Feb 27, 2009
On this week's Day in the Work Life, we meet someone who hopes we all stay in -- but do something other than stare at the boob tube.