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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace Money for July 26-27, 2008