Jan 22, 2010

Marketplace Money for January 22, 2010

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Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

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Consumer protection agency's standing

Jan 22, 2010
Will the government follow through on its promise to create a consumer protection agency? Elizabeth Warren, professor of law at Harvard University and chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, talks to Tess Vigeland about why she still has hope for…

FHA insured mortgages to cost more

Jan 22, 2010
Here's another wrinkle for new homebuyers: You'll have to pay more for mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration. The FHA says it had to toughen the rules because too many of its loans were going bad. Markeplace's Nancy Marshall…

The new breed of perma-renters

Jan 22, 2010
The down economy has spawned a new breed of financially mature specimens, the perma-renter. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

China's next export: group shopping?

Jan 22, 2010
A new way to bargain hunt -- "tuangou," or group shopping -- is catching on in China, and it could hit the U.S. next. Scott Tong reports.

Getting Personal

Jan 22, 2010
Jim Juback, blogger at Jubakpicks.com, joins Tess Vigeland to tackle investment basics, then they take on whether an investor can get E-Trade to wave inactivity fees.

Auto retailers race for customers

Jan 22, 2010
Phil Reed, senior consumer advice editor at Edmunds.com, fills Tess Vigeland in on the deals auto retailers are doling out in an effort to lure customers.

Consumers ending love affair with debt

Jan 22, 2010
Americans are spending less, saving more and finally striking a balance, so argues Marketplace's Chris Farrell, author of the new book, "The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better."

I'd rather be frugal than hip

Jan 22, 2010
Youth Radio's Summer Sewell talks about how she's not concerned with keeping up with the latest trend, unless it involves frugality.

Dear Prudence: Wedding gift etiquette?

Jan 22, 2010
Emily Yoffe, aka Slate.com's advice columnist "Prudence," talks to Tess Vigeland about how to politely handle the art of wedding gift giving.

Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.