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So how will this new credit card bill of rights directly affect consumers? Tess Vigeland welcomes a variety of experts to sound off about the pros and cons about the new law.
Congress just passed a credit card consumer's bill of rights. But how will this new law protect card holders? Tess Vigeland and Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd discuss the ins and out of the legislation.
Credit cards seem to be the scourge of the consumer these days. But LA Times columnist Meghan Daum insists that plastic isn't all bad. In fact, it's helped her through some pretty rough times.
Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' pressing questions about whether the self-employed can get unemployment, buying disability insurance and the current state of the I Bond.
Gail George signed up to have us track her finances for 30 days. She talks with Tess Vigeland about what she learned in Week 3.
Social networks are becoming a prime place to search for jobs as unemployment numbers continue to rise. Whether its through blogs, Twitter or Facebook, people are seeking out potential employers through alternative online sources.
Even modest, diversified and longterm-focused investors were thwarted by the collapse of Wall Street So what should they do next? Writer and author Jeffrey Goldberg thinks they should start by taking a good long look at their brokers.