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Mar 14, 2008

Marketplace Money for March 15-16, 2008

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Marketplace Money for March 15-16, 2008

Segments From this episode

Keeping tabs on inflation

Mar 14, 2008
The Fed has its eye on core inflation, but some are more concerned about costs that figure doesn't include, like energy and food. Alisa Roth explains what all the indicators really mean.

Making sense of modern prices

Mar 14, 2008
Consumer goods are cheaper than ever as health care and education costs soar. Tess asks Peter Hong how prices now compare to prices in the past and what to make of it.

Straight Story: Now what?

Mar 14, 2008
Everyone's finally starting to agree that we're in a recession. Economics editor Chris Farrell's sets the story straight on how you (and your portfolio) should be reacting.

Retiring an old car

Mar 14, 2008
We tend to get attached to our cars, but in an economic climate like this, we all have to make sacrifices. Jeff Tyler learns when it makes financial sense to kiss that old car goodbye.

Real simple financial solutions

Mar 14, 2008
The best solution is often the easiest one, so Tess asks Lesley Alderman of Real Simple magazine for some simple fixes for common financial problems.

Getting Personal

Mar 14, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about selling stock on margin, the definition of "cash," closed-end funds, lazy investing and an offer too good to be true.
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Day in the Work Life: Irish carpenter

Mar 14, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," in honor of St. Patrick's Day, we check in with an Irish woodworker in California.

Taking aim at Ticketmaster

Mar 14, 2008
Ticketmaster has angered fans and musicians with their strict terms and bevy of fees. Ann Dornfeld reports on how some groups are fighting back to drive down ticket costs.

Buzzword: Smishing

Mar 14, 2008
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. This week, learn how online scammers are surfing their way onto your cell phone.

Don't fear the denominator

Mar 14, 2008
Just like teacher said, we use a lot of math in our everyday lives, especially when it comes to finance. Tess asks Jean Chatzky how people can cope with math anxiety.