Marketplace Money for March 27-29, 2009
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Assets in 529 funds dropped 21% in the fourth quarter last year. Tess Vigeland talks with financial planner Bill Parish about what's happening to existing 529s and whether they are still a good way to save for college.
Scams offering to lower property taxes or save people from foreclosure are everywhere. But what about ads promising to get rid of bad credit? Sally Herships finds out why people are believing the ads and what happens when they do.
Sallie Mae announced that it's changing rules about when student loans need to start being paid back. Tess Vigeland talks to Mark Kantrowitz of FinAid.org about what it means for students entering and graduating from college.
Tess Vigeland and Economics editor Chris Farrell answer pressing questions from listeners about borrowing from a 401K, how to buy life insurance, and how life insurance companies are regulated by the state.
Tax season is a headache for most people, but for gay couples, it can be even more complicated and expensive. Reporter Mina Kim visited a gay couple in San Francisco caught in tax season stress.
Tess Vigeland talks to author Said Sayrafiezadeh about his new memoir, "When Skateboards Will Be Free," about his experience growing up in a Socialist household in America.