Segments From this episode
Tess Vigeland and MoneyWatch's Kathy Kristoff talk about why Twitter isn't good for investing advice and answer your questions about non-loan options to pay for college, paying down student debt and whether you can have too much money to qualify for a loan.
Neil Barofsky, special inspector general for TARP, said the government's mortgage modification program has been "abysmal." Karin Andreen has been through the modification process and talks with Tess Vigeland about her horror story.
Columnist Timothy Noah held a complaint letter-writing contest on Slate. He talks with Tess Vigeland about where to go if you have a complaint. And the contest's winner, Keith Bertrand, weighs in on what he wrote in his letter to get a response.
Sometimes it's not exactly clear what the difference is between an investment advisor and a broker. The Securities and Exchange Commission is trying to remedy that.
Marketplace Money for Friday, January 28, 2011