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Marketplace Money for Friday, September 28, 2007
Sep 28, 2007

Marketplace Money for Friday, September 28, 2007

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Segments From this episode

Marketplace Money Mailbag

Sep 28, 2007
This week, Chris Farrell covers how a career military officer should invest a big bonus, paying off a jumbo home loan, and what's the real story behind a good credit score?

Work life: Showing you the door

Sep 28, 2007
He may not be a member of any government office in Washington, D.C., but rest assured, he can certainly... open a lot of doors.

Buzzword: Internet tax

Sep 28, 2007
A combination of words that have surely struck you with dread. No, you didn't read wrong. Enjoy your last days of duty-free browsing...

Straight Story: Emotional investing

Sep 28, 2007
Economics editor Chris Farrell wants to talk about passion. No no, hear him out -- he says that emotions aren't the enemy of reason when it comes to investing.
Economics editor Chris Farrell
American Public Media

Worker strike strikes workers

Sep 28, 2007
The first nationwide strike against General Motors in 37 years came and went during the past week. Bob Moon looks back and reports on the effectiveness of strikes in this era of labor relations.

Can a bank cry all the way to itself?

Sep 29, 2007
Last year, banks made a fortune through fees from customers' overdraft charges. Exactly how much? Tess Vigeland talks with Leslie Parrish of the Center for Responsible Lending, who co-authored a study that puts the figure in the billions.
Money is puzzling

Setting a stage to feel 'at home'

Sep 29, 2007
Have a home that just won't sell? One reason might be the soft market, or you're asking too much money for it . . . or you could just be a slob. If that's the case, you could do what Curt Nickisch did and hire a professional home stager.

Bringing health care home

Sep 29, 2007
Many older Americans are choosing not to seek medical care in nursing homes or other facilities, but have someone assist them in their home. Tess Vigeland talks about the trend with Elinor Ginzler of the AARP.
Elderly woman with walker

Something else to dislike about September

Sep 29, 2007
According to Wall Street lore and superstitious brokers, September is the worst month for investors. Tess talks about the legend with David Wyss, chief economist for Standard and Poor's.
Wall Street sign

Lessons from the trash challenge

Sep 29, 2007
In the coming weeks, Marketplace will air a series of reports on our consumer culture -- why we keep buying as much stuff as we do, and whether or not it's sustainable. Tess Vigeland hauled around her own trash for two weeks for an education on waste.
An Apple Jacks box is among several items at Los Angeles County's Bradley Landfill that could have been recycled by the consumer who threw them in the trash.
Tess Vigeland