Segments From this episode
Bankruptcies are up 27% this year. Host Tess Vigeland looks beyond the statistics and talks to a listener who fears bankruptcy may be his only choice.
So what do you do when you're out of financial options? Tess talks to law professor David Skeel about what to think about when you're considering bankruptcy.
What should you believe when every housing figure points a different direction? Economics editor Chris Farrell cuts through the confusion and sets the story straight on the housing market.
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about a relative's financial deal, types of credit scores, rewards checking accounts and pooling money to buy a house.
With banks getting out of the student loan business, students are turning to the Internet -- and sometimes total strangers -- to cover the cost of school. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
Marketplace Money for June 14-15, 2008