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Rethinking the 401(k)

Nov 21, 2008
More and more American's nest eggs are getting picked apart by the financial crisis. Host Tess Vigeland talks with J. Mark Iwry of the Brookings Institution about how the 401(k) has outgrown its original intent.

Pensions, 401(k)s and what's next

Nov 21, 2008
Host Tess Vigeland asks economist Teresa Ghilarducci how today's plans compare with retirement strategies from the past and some proposed plans for the future.

Straight Story: Insuring retirement

Nov 21, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on why the 401(k) system has failed us and how we can go about building something better.

Logging on to college

Nov 21, 2008
Layoffs and lower costs are driving more students towards the virtual classroom. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports on the state of online degree programs.

How do online degrees measure up?

Nov 21, 2008
As Internet universities grow in prominence, employers are going to see a lot more "'.com"s on resumes. Host Tess Vigeland asks pollster John Zogby how the perception of online degree programs is changing in the workplace.

Getting Personal

Nov 21, 2008
Economics editor Chris Farrell and host Tess Vigeland take questions on real estate, retirement savings, and health care.
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Work Life: Road stripe painter

Nov 21, 2008
On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we ride along with Rick Fremont as he puts a fresh coat of paint down the middle of America's highways.

Homeowners get some breathing room

Nov 21, 2008
Some lenders are becoming more willing to modify the terms of loans and it's the bit of relief many homeowners needed to keep their homes. Minnesota Public Radio's Jess Mador reports.

Here's what I'm doing: Julie Willnerd

Nov 21, 2008
Marketplace presents "Here's What I'm Doing," a series asking people from all walks of life how they're coping with the financial crisis. In this edition, Julie Willnerd.

Desperate times call for desperate sales

Nov 21, 2008
Retailers are doing just about anything they can think of to bring shoppers in during a holiday season where consumers can't help but feel the lightness of their pocketbooks. Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.