Nov 20, 2009

Marketplace Money for November 21-22, 2009

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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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End-of-the-year tax management

Nov 20, 2009
Tom Herman, former tax columnist for the Wall Street Journal, talks with Tess Vigeland about how to best prepare for next year's tax season -- now.

Time for that health spending spree

Nov 20, 2009
With the end of the year fast-approaching, people want to make sure they've milked their health-care benefits for all they can, from spending what's left in FSA's to finally getting those annual physical exams. Joel Rose reports.

How long will the gold rush last?

Nov 20, 2009
Economics Editor Chris Farrell looks at what's behind the rising price of gold, and why he thinks the precious metal is just another bubble ready to burst.

A new kind of marriage counseling

Nov 20, 2009
There's new hope for couples with marriage problems that stem from financial hardship -- a therapy that melds traditional marriage counseling with financial planning. Sylvia Maria Gross of station KCUR reports.

The Little Book of Safe Money

Nov 20, 2009
Jason Zweig says there's no such thing as keeping your money absolutely safe, but there are ways to make it safer. He lays it out in his new book "The Little Book of Safe Money."

Getting Personal

Nov 20, 2009
Tess Vigeland takes listeners' questions about money and finance with help from The Oregonian's personal finance columnist Brent Hunsberger.

Looking ahead: next year's health plans

Nov 20, 2009
Paul Fronstin, a senior research associate with the Employee Benefit Research Institute, talks with Tess Vigeland about what to expect from next year's employer health plans.

A personal bailout party, L.A. style

Nov 21, 2009
Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch talks with Tess Vigeland about L.A.'s entertainment industry helping out a friend who has defaulted on her mortgage.

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.