Marketplace Money for January 10-11, 2009
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Renters struggle to keep up
The struggle of homeowners in this tough economy has been in the news, but for millions of renters, a housing payment is a housing payment whether it's a mortgage or a rent check. Sally Herships reports.
Fannie tries to cut renters some slack
When a landlord goes bust, the bank says bye-bye to their tenants. But a new Fannie Mae policy hopes to offer some relief to renters. Dan Grech reports.
Straight Story: The paradox of thrift
Should you save to strengthen your reserves or spend to help unfreeze the economy? Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on how to handle your money during tough times.
Student loans leave lasting pain
A student loan is one of the few sources of money that's still relatively easy to get. But that doesn't mean it'll be easy to pay it back. Susan Goodman reports.
Application fees add to college costs
Forget tuition, room and board and books; you start paying for college the moment you mail in the application. Danielle Karson reports.
This week, Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell answer questions about retirement, investing in foreign currency, keeping economic fears in check, and the ethics of a windfall.
Day in the Work Life: Carpenter
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we go on the job with carpenter Olga Aguilar.
Mandatory withdrawals eased for 2009
The rules surrounding mandatory withdrawals from retirement accounts have eased in 2009, but the change isn't without its fair share of confusion. Host Tess Vigeland asks tax adviser John Battaglia to break it down.
Countdown to the digital transition
The road to the digital TV switchover has been long and not without a few potholes. As the February deadline approaches, host Tess Vigeland asks Popular Science's Sean Captain what you need to do to make sure you're ready.
Your financial resolutions for 2009
A new year means it's time for New Year's resolutions. How have you resolved to keep your finances in order this year? We present the financial goals and plans of some of our listeners.