Jul 23, 2010

Marketplace Money for July 23, 2010

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Marketplace Money for July 23, 2010

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Getting Personal

Jul 23, 2010
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.

Are new rates a draw for buyers?

Jul 23, 2010
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.

Mortgage modification madness

Jul 23, 2010
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.

Can banks do more?

Jul 23, 2010
Community activists recently demonstrated outside JP Morgan Chase offices in California. Protesters asked why banks don't use all resources available to help modify mortgages. Bob Moon investigates.

Lawsuit against 99 Cent Only store

Jul 23, 2010
The 99 Cent Only store's new price hike has sparked two class action lawsuits accusing the discounter with false advertising.

Teaching financial literacy

Jul 23, 2010
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?

Will the jobless benefits extension help?

Jul 23, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to economist Richard DeKaser about the effect unemployment benefits will have on the economy.

There's only so much you can teach your kids

Jul 23, 2010
For better or for worse, kids take after their parents -- but studies show parental influence only goes so far when it comes to how your children will handle money.