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Nov 16, 2007

Marketplace Money for November 17-18, 2007

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Bracing your portfolio for the storm

Nov 16, 2007
Investors are predicting dark times ahead for the economy. Marketplace's Jill Barshay tells you what you can do to prepare your portfolio for the worst.

Straight Story: Recession fears

Nov 16, 2007
Nobody can predict the future, but if anyone can come close, it's Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell. Chris walks us through key economic indicators and sets the story straight on the prospect of a recession.

Read the fine print

Nov 16, 2007
Are mortgage brokers looking out for your bottom line or their own? Tess talks to Elizabeth Warren about hidden fees in the mortgage industry.
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Work Life: Nutritionist

Nov 16, 2007
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," our regular look at how folks trade time for money, we learn how trends make their way to the kitchen from Del Monte nutritionist Laura Molseed.

Buzzword: Quarterly forecast

Nov 16, 2007
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Marketplace Money breaks down a phrase making headlines this week: "quarterly forecast."

Shopocalypse now

Nov 16, 2007
Reverend Billy has a message for you: the end is near for our consumer culture. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli enters the fold of the Church of Stop Shopping to bring us the gospel.

The 411 on HSAs

Nov 16, 2007
There's a new kid on the health care block this open enrollment season. Tess asks Paul Fronstin to give us a crash course on Health Savings Accounts.
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Get debt collectors off your back

Nov 16, 2007
Are debt collectors harassing you? Their actions might be criminal. Tess asks Lauren Saunders about what creditors can and can't do and how you can fight back.
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Home for the holidays

Nov 16, 2007
Unpredictable weather and overbooked flights could make this holiday travel season a nightmare. Tess asks Scott McCartney for tips to get through the gridlock.
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Marketplace Money mailbag

Nov 16, 2007
Our economics editor Chris Farrell answers your burning money questions. This week -- college loans, value investing, cleaning up credit snafus and index fund vocabulary.