Jul 25, 2008

Marketplace Money for July 26-27, 2008

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Marketplace Money for July 26-27, 2008

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Making safe deposits at your bank

Jul 25, 2008
Big losses at banks across the country have depositors nervous. How can you make sure that your bank is secure? Mitchell Hartman reports.

Calming your economic fears

Jul 25, 2008
With portfolios flopping and the market fluctuating, it's hard to not be frightened. Host Tess Vigeland talks to columnist Jason Zweig about how to make good decisions despite economic anxiety.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the Federal Reserve, in reaction to a severe downturn in worldwide stock markets and concern about a United States recession, reduced its interest rate today by three-quarters of a percentage point.
Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Straight Story: Bailout

Jul 25, 2008
Fewer jobs, less health care, pricier food and gas and dependence on the federal government to bail us out in the end. Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the state of the economy.

More families turning to food banks

Jul 25, 2008
Host Tess Vigeland introduces us to Elaine, just one of the many people pushed from financial security to barely getting by by tough economic times.
Shelves at the Friends in Need Food Shelf in St. Paul Park, Minn.
Sean Cole / Marketplace

Trading in your gas guzzler

Jul 25, 2008
Eager to unload that big truck or SUV and start saving at the pump? Not so fast. The cost of dumping your inefficient vehicle may be more than you end up saving. John Dimsdale reports.

Getting Personal

Jul 25, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about securing investments over $100,000, consolidation loans, options for borrowing against your home and record keeping.
Getting Personal
Marketplace

Day in the Work Life: Projectionist

Jul 25, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we get a peak at this summer's blockbusters from a slightly different angle with a projectionist.

Estate planning: Your questions

Jul 25, 2008
Kiplinger's John Ventura joins host Tess Vigeland a final time in our series about planning for the end. This week: John answers your questions about estate planning.
John Ventura, author of "Kiplinger's Estate Planning."
University of Houston

Letters from our listeners

Jul 25, 2008
Host Tess Vigeland reads listener comments on a few of our recent stories. This week: Nationalizing Fannie & Freddie, credit card perks, target date funds and Marketplace Money makes a new friend.

Summer School: Naked short selling

Jul 25, 2008
We're taking you back to the basics with our summer refresher course on finance terms. Today, we expose ourselves to naked short selling.