Oct 15, 2010

Marketplace Money for October 15, 2010

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Marketplace Money for October 15, 2010

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Changes in Credit Card 101 for college students

Oct 14, 2010
You won't be seeing credit card companies tabling on college campuses this fall, because of the financial reform law. Reporter Curt Nickisch looks at how that change affects how college students learn about money.

The minuses of student PLUS loans

Oct 14, 2010
Commentator Kim Clark takes a closer look at PLUS loans and how it's hurting taxpayers and the parents of students who are taking the loans out, even though they cannot afford to repay them.

'I am the greatest saver that I know'

Oct 14, 2010
The U.S. isn't a nation of savers -- but there are a few people who take savings very, very seriously.

Getting Personal: Student debt and buying a home

Oct 14, 2010
Student debt and getting piece of mind for a home purchase -- Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell answer listener questions.
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Attracting the Chinese consumer

Oct 14, 2010
It used to be that Western companies can go to China and be successful just by being themselves. But Chinese consumers are becoming choosier -- and how a company caters to Chinese tastes (or not at all) determines who successful they'll be in the coveted Chinese market.

Can consumers ever trust banks again?

Oct 15, 2010
As chairman of the FDIC, Sheila Bair oversees the takeover of failed banks and examines more than 800 other troubled institutions for their soundness. She talks with Tess Vigeland about whether she's concerned over the number of bank failures this year and if enough has been done to prevent a repeat of what caused our last financial crisis.

Labor lessons from 'Mad Men'

Oct 15, 2010
As season four of AMC's "Mad Men" draws to a close, employees at the firm Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce face the possibility of utter ruin. The show is set in the 60s, but the firm's situation rings true for many people today. Harley Shaiken from U.C. Berkeley talks with Tess Vigeland about challenges workers faced in that era and what was different back then.

Feedback: Your ideas on what rich is

Oct 15, 2010
Are you rich? Do you feel rich? Come to think of it, just what is rich? Next week on Marketplace Money, we'll hear from people across the country to get their take on what is rich. In the meantime, we want your feedback. What is rich to you?