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Segments From this episode
With oil pushing $100 a barrel, the impact is felt more places than the gas pump. Lisa Napoli takes a look at the less obvious ways the high cost of energy squeezes consumers.
With the stock market off to an unimpressive start and economic fears at fever pitch, investors are touting the safety of gold. Tess turns to Peter Morici for a fact-check on all the hype.
Economics editor Chris Farrell puts up a fight for the average investor and sets the story straight on recent Supreme Court rulings that limit shareholder's rights to sue.
Housing meltdown or not, home prices are still out of reach in many cities. Rachel Dornhelm reports how friends, and sometimes strangers, are teaming up to buy together.
Wall Street breathes a sigh of relief as a buyout spares Countrywide from bankruptcy, but what about its customers? Tess asks Jane D'Arista what a bank merger means for you.
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about negotiating with collection agencies, comparing mutual fund fees, retirement account myths and teaching finance.
Tess reads letters we've received. This month: Chris Farrell for president, defining the middle class, personal responsibility, fees and the history of the gift horse.
Even with the housing boom at an end, interest rates are at their lowest levels in years. Are we headed for another wave of refinancing? Tess finds out and tells you what you need to know.
Marketplace Money for January 19-20, 2008