Jan 8, 2010

Marketplace Money for January 9-10, 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.

Segments From this episode

IRS gets tough on tax preparers

Jan 8, 2010
Soon "unenrolled" tax preparers will be subject to higher standards. Rico Gagliano reports on the federal guidelines rolling out in the next two to three years, which are intended to help keep taxpayers safe.

GFEs help clarify mortgage terms

Jan 8, 2010
A new form released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development -- the Good Faith Estimate -- is intended to make mortgage terms a little easier to understand. Bankrate.com's Holden Lewis explains.

Escaping the mortgage battlefront

Jan 8, 2010
How can homeowners stop the carnage associated with mortgage loan modifications? Harriet Brackey, a columnist for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, offers some advice.

2010 money goals from our listeners

Jan 8, 2010
Three Marketplace Money listeners share their goals for the new year: Learning their credit score, teaching the kids about family finances, and improving their budgeting.

How to be sharp in video job interviews

Jan 8, 2010
More employers are using Skype, iChat and other video conferencing technologies to screen job applicants. Mitchell Hartman talks to experts about how to make the best of a video interview.

Getting Personal

Jan 8, 2010
Tess Vigeland and Nic Retsinas, director of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, answer listeners' housing questions.

Will Dodd act with time left in office?

Jan 8, 2010
Although Sen. Christopher Dodd has announced he will not seek reelection, Tess Vigeland reports that as chairman of the Senate Banking Committee he still has time to push for credit card reform.

Accident inspires budgeting strategy

Jan 8, 2010
Alicia Wood talks with Tess Vigeland about how an accident taught her to think about money in a new way.

Money lessons from The Simpsons

Jan 8, 2010
Chris Turner, author of "Planet Simpson," talks with Tess Vigeland about money lessons learned from America's favorite animated family.

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.