Oct 23, 2009

Marketplace Money for October 24-25, 2009

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Marketplace Money for October 24-25, 2009

Segments From this episode

How to haggle for the best medical cost

Oct 23, 2009
Mark Rukavina of the nonprofit Access Project talks with Bob Moon about what consumers can do to negotiate the prices they pay for medical care.

Why I say no to health insurance

Oct 23, 2009
Journalist Duncan Moore explains why he chose to be one of the millions of Americans without health insurance.

Getting Personal

Oct 23, 2009
Nic Retsinas, director of Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, and Bob Moon answer listeners' questions ranging from lender troubles to subprime second mortgages.

Buying your own business online

Oct 23, 2009
If you're one of the many people out of work, starting your own business may have crossed your mind. As it turns out, the Web can help you do that. Eve Troeh reports.

Don't let online reviews fake you out

Oct 23, 2009
If you're looking to buy a product or service, checking reviews online is a good way to get more information before deciding. But how do you know the reviews are genuine or fake? Sally Herships reports.

Suffering from a case of 'luxury guilt?'

Oct 23, 2009
If you're fortunate enough to be able to buy something nice for yourself, despite the recession, do you do it? Bob Moon looks into something dubbed "luxury guilt."

How to find lower holiday airfares

Oct 23, 2009
George Hobica of Airfarewatchdog.com discusses what to expect in airline fares for the upcoming holiday season.

One family's recessionary tale

Oct 23, 2009
The Kaser family of suburban Minneapolis has been hit hard by the recession. Both parents have lost their jobs, and they are no longer able to make the mortgage payments. Annie Baxter reports on how the family is coping.

A music studio and a gumball machine

Oct 23, 2009
Jason Priest and his 13-year-old daughter Kennedy talk about how they went into business together, with music and gum.

Faster foreclosures, quicker turnaround

Oct 23, 2009
Barry Ritholtz of Fusion IQ tells host Bob Moon that mortgage modification programs aren't working very well. The overall economy would return to better health in a shorter time, he says, if the pace of foreclosures were accelerated.

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