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May 29, 2009

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Segments From this episode

Home appraisal sites track decline

May 29, 2009
Web sites that estimate housing value are all over the Internet, but what good do they do? Tess Vigeland talks to Nic Retsinas, director of Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, about what role these sites play in the housing market.
A foreclosed house for sale in Los Angeles.
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Good credit not immune to cuts

May 29, 2009
Banks continue to cut credit lines, even for people with almost perfect credit histories. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to one couple caught in their bank's blanket credit policy.
Avis Durgan and Jeff Stevenson
Stacey Vanek-Smith

Straight Story

May 29, 2009
Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell talk about whether it's risky to take a vacation in such a tumultuous economic climate.
Economics editor Chris Farrell
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Dave Ramsey talks debt-free living

May 29, 2009
Paying off debt can be very difficult, but it's not impossible. Tess Vigeland talks to Dave Ramsey, author of "Total Money Makeover," about how to get rid of debt forever.

Getting Personal

May 29, 2009
Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' pressing questions about starting a new business, social security stimulus checks and buying a home right before it goes into foreclosure.
Getting Personal

It pays to live within your means

May 29, 2009
The birth of a new daughter motivates a family to be more proactive in handling their finances. Cathy Duchamp reports.

Bracing for hurricane season

May 29, 2009
The cost of hurricane insurance has been sky high since Katrina ravaged the South in 2005. Some homeowners even have to forego insurance because it is unaffordable. Dan Grech reports from Miami about how people are coping.

Day in the Work Life: Magician

May 29, 2009
Gary Flesher (aka Glenn Gary), a professional full-time magician, talks about what it's like to make a living through trickery.

Final week: 30-day financial makeover

May 29, 2009
A month ago, Gail George signed up to have us track her finances for 30 days. In her final week of tracking, we welcome credit counseler Gail Cunningham to analyze George's spending and advise on her next steps in starting a savings fund.