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Tess Vigeland and Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus answer listener questions including how to get a project loan on property, should one get a collateral loan and what is the best way to save a set amount of money.
Mortgage rates are now at historic lows -- 4.56 percent. Marketplace asked realtors across the country whether or not the new rates are encouraging potential home buyers.
Many current homeowners are trying to figure out what to do about their mortgages. The government's fix-it programs and the banks appear to be generating more confusion than modifications.
Tess Vigeland talks to personal finance expert Beth Kobliner about the Office of Financial Literacy, which will conduct two studies on financial literacy. Will these studies be the death of the financial literacy education idea or will it actually help us in the long run?
Marketplace Money for July 23, 2010