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Oct 30, 2009

Marketplace Money for October 31 – Nov. 1, 2009

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Before reform, cards play with interest

Oct 30, 2009
With credit card reform legislation looming, credit cards companies are jacking up interest rates and imposing soon-to-be-illegal penalties. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Denver's big public transit plans

Oct 30, 2009
Denver aims to have 100,000 people riding its commuter rails on a daily basis by 2017. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein traveled to the city to find out exactly how it plans to reach its goal.

Mom hands daughter lessons on giving

Oct 30, 2009
Nancy Hammond and her 12-year-old daughter Elisabeth talk about what they really need, and how it's important to keep others in mind when thinking about money.

When is bankruptcy a good idea?

Oct 30, 2009
Leslie Linfield, executive director of the Financial Literacy Institute, talks to Steve Chiotakis about the intricacies of bankruptcy.

Getting Personal

Oct 30, 2009
Steve Chiotakis answers questions about personal finance with economics editor Chris Farrell -- from how a college savings plan affects financial aid to what a person can do to track down an old life insurance policy.

Parents: Why make money talk taboo?

Oct 30, 2009
Andrea Domanick, a senior at Wesleyan University, talks about the importance of parents teaching their kids about money.

Fostering financial responsibility in L.A.

Oct 30, 2009
For kids who are in and out of foster care, learning about money can be especially difficult. Steve Chiotakis pays a visit to Pathways L.A., a program that teaches foster kids about living on their own.

Two tragedies, two views on money

Oct 30, 2009
In their new memoir, "The Kids Are All Right," Liz and Diane Welch chronicle how the death of their parents, and the financial mess left behind, led them to have different outlooks on money.