May 16, 2008

Marketplace Money for May 17-18, 2008

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Marketplace Money for May 17-18, 2008

Segments From this episode

Finding a financial planner

May 16, 2008
We'd all like some guidance on our finances, but how can you make sure your adviser has your best interests in mind? Jeremy Hobson explains how to pick the right financial planner.

Switching to a Roth IRA

May 16, 2008
A down market can be the best time to rearrange your money. Scott talks to Christine Fahlund about taking advantage of the moment to convert your Traditional IRA to a Roth.

Straight Story: At the core of inflation

May 16, 2008
If prices are up, how are inflation fears decreasing? Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight, explaining how the CPI relates to your rising grocery bill.

Less wheat means more dough

May 16, 2008
Wheat shortages mean rising prices for a loaf of bread. Ashley Milne-Tyte examines the impact on bakers and bread lovers alike.

Subscribe to your favorite toilet paper

May 16, 2008
The Internet has allowed us to automate more aspects of our lives. Commentator Ron Lieber introduces us to the next step: subscription toiletries, courtesy of Amazon.

Getting Personal

May 16, 2008
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Scott talk about a sorority's collection agency threat, dissolving an LLC, timeshares and digging up an investment firm's past.

Day in the Work Life: Casting director

May 16, 2008
Are you one of the millions of waiters in LA hoping for your big break? On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we see how casting director Felicia Fasano finds the next famous face.

Using the Internet to make ends meet

May 16, 2008
With budgets tight, more people are turning to the Internet to trade their possessions for cash. Scott speaks to one such seller who just parted with his prized amp collection.

Payday lenders take to the web

May 16, 2008
Despite a bad reputation, payday loan stores are popping up on every corner and now, online. Scott asks Stephen Franklin about the success of payday lenders and the pitfalls of signing up.