Jul 2, 2010

Marketplace Money for July 2, 2010

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Marketplace Money for July 2, 2010

Segments From this episode

3 tips for a winning 4th of July cookout

Jul 2, 2010
Tess Vigeland turns to "Dinner Party Download" hosts Brendan Newnam and Rico Gagliano for some Fourth of July barbecue advice.

Gov't workers are losing their pensions

Jul 2, 2010
Most workers today have 401(k) plans. Government employees, however, are an exception. The retirement guarantees they thought they had are vanishing because budget woes are forcing deep cuts in government workers' promised benefits. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports.

Credit card debt hitting Latinos hardest

Jul 2, 2010
A study by the NAACP showed 79 percent of Latino households carry credit card debt, compared with 54 percent of white households. And when it comes to the interest on those cards, Latinos pay a much higher rate. From WAMU in Washington, D.C., Rebecca Sheir reports.

The challenges of microfinance

Jul 2, 2010
Thousands of ordinary people are turning towards microfinance as a form of charitable giving. But it turns out your contribution could end up in the wrong hands. New York Times writer Neil MacFarquhar discusses the challenges surrounding microfinance with host Tess Vigeland.

Arizona businesses losing customers

Jul 2, 2010
Small business owners across Arizona are paying a price for the state's new immigration law. Businesses that have catered to Hispanic customers have been hit hardest. Jeff Tyler reports.

Credit counseling for 'Housewives' star

Jul 2, 2010
After displaying a lavish lifestyle on the reality TV show, the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice and her husband have filed for bankruptcy. That's for $11 million dollars. Host Tess Vigeland talks with Gail Cunningham of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling about how to get out of such extreme debt

Study: Handling money minimizes pain

Jul 2, 2010
Professor Kathleen Vohs talks with Tess Vigeland about a study she helped lead that says handling dollar bills actually helps ease both physical and mental pain.

Getting Personal

Jul 2, 2010
MSN Money's Liz Pulliam Weston and host Tess Vigeland take your questions on how to handle investment properties and what happens when a condo in your complex goes into foreclosure.