Apr 30, 2010

Marketplace Money for May 1-2, 2010

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Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

Segments From this episode

Homebuyer tax credit impact on market

Apr 30, 2010
Nicolas Retsinas, director of Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, talks to Steve Chiotakis about what the government's homebuyer's tax credit has done for the housing market.

Changes in Main Street's money habits

Apr 30, 2010
Janet Bodnar, an editor at Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, talks with Steve Chiotakis about the recent survey they conducted about how families are handling their money since the economic downturn.

Salivating over what I don't have is fun

Apr 30, 2010
Commentator Meghan Daum argues one of life's simple pleasures is daydreaming about what you don't have in life.

Getting Personal

Apr 30, 2010
Liz Pulliam Weston of MSN Money joins Steve Chiotakis to answer listener questions, including one from a guy who doesn't plan to retire, and wonders what his financial planning should look like in that scenario, and a woman who can't wait to retire but wonders whether to sell or rent her house.

Shareholders, put moxie into votes

Apr 30, 2010
Doug Gates, founder of the new website MoxyVote, talks to Steve Chiotakis about how his site can help even small shareholders make a difference in the companies in which they invest.

Students who take on enormous debt

Apr 30, 2010
The College Board's Patricia Steele talks with Steve Chiotakis about students who borrow more than they can handle paying back.

The market is bleeding, so I'm selling!

Apr 30, 2010
Why do some investors choose to ignore the personal finance information that says not to sell when stock market prices are low? Sally Herships investigates the psychology behind the low seller.

What would you do for five bucks?

Apr 30, 2010
Marketplace Money reviews a new listings website for people who will do just about anything for five bucks.

Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.