Nov 27, 2009

Marketplace Money for November 28-29, 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.

Segments From this episode

Why being a shopaholic isn't so bad

Nov 25, 2009
Lee Eisenberg, author of the book "Shoptimism: Why the American Consumer Will Keep on Buying No Matter What," talks with Tess Vigeland about how shopping can actually provide meaning in our lives.

Getting Personal

Nov 25, 2009
Chris Farrell joins Tess Vigeland to answer questions about employers and 401(k) contributions.

Unemployed stay afloat on credit

Nov 27, 2009
As employment benefits run out, more people are turning to credit cards to make ends meet. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Home-selling's short sale headaches

Nov 27, 2009
In effort to avoid foreclosure and preserve their credit rating, some are willing to sell their homes for less than they owe on the mortgage. But even taking a loss isn't always as easy as it sounds. Peter O'Dowd reports.

Life goes on after foreclosure

Nov 27, 2009
Stories of families in the throes of losing their homes are all over the news. But what happens to those families -- and the homes -- after the foreclosure is final? Krissy Clark visits a couple in Las Vegas to find out.

Need work? Trying making your own.

Nov 27, 2009
How do you find a job in today's economy when most companies aren't hiring and few jobs are being created? Commentator Charles Handy says the thing to do is make your own work.

Survey: Workers feel jobs are stagnant

Nov 27, 2009
Jim Davis from the talent management firm DDI talks with Tess Vigeland about results from a survey conducted by his company that measured the satisfaction workers felt with their jobs.
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Video resumes highlight good attributes

Nov 27, 2009
Still can't find work? It's not you, it's your resume. A new company thinks video resumes are the secret to standing out. Cash Peters reports.

Will scented candles light men's fire?

Nov 27, 2009
Products marketed to men are generally portrayed as things only a real man would want. Deodorant that withstands the elements! Cars that eat up the road! Food that slays your hunger! Candles? Caitlan Carroll reports.

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.