May 7, 2010

Marketplace Money for May 8-9, 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.

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Running out of unemployment benefits

May 7, 2010
Shawnette Daniel talks with Tess Vigeland about her unemployment benefits, which are almost running out.

How long should benefits last?

May 7, 2010
Heather Boushey of the Center for American Progress, and James Sherk, an economist at the Heritage Foundation, talk with Tess Vigeland about the debate over how long to extend unemployment benefits.

Why are consumers spending again?

May 7, 2010
Economist Joel Naroff talks with Tess Vigeland about why consumers are spending again, and the lessons culled from the recession.

Getting Personal

May 7, 2010
Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell take your questions on personal finance, including one about whether it's time to open a hot dog stand, how to deal with financial aid frustration, and how to get off a bank's radar once they've pegged you as a cash cow.

Appealing your financial aid package

May 7, 2010
Pam Fowler, director of financial aid at the University of Michigan, talks with Tess Vigeland about why and how to appeal a college financial aid package.

Taking over your parents' finances

May 7, 2010
What happens when children are faced with taking over the finances of aging parents? Ben Calhoun reports.

How much does it cost to live to 100?

May 7, 2010
A new study says most babies born in developed countries since 2000 will live to see 100, but how much does living longer cost? Sally Herships interviews 102-year-old Hortense Gutmann and her family to find out.

Things our loved ones leave behind

May 7, 2010
Lisa Tracey, author of the new book ""The Objects of Our Affection," talks with Tess Vigeland about the stories we invest in things left behind.

Investing in gadgets vs. Apple stock

May 7, 2010
What if, instead, of buying an iPad, the latest iPhone, or other Apple gadgets, you used that same money to buy two, three shares of Apple stock? Kyle Conroy has the story.

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.