Segments From this episode
With the bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, homebuyers and homeowners may have an better luck making a connection. Mitchell Hartman reports from Portland, Oregon.
From Bear Stearns to Fannie and Freddie, we've seen a host of investments that were "too big to fail" topple over. Host Tess Vigeland asks economist Diane Swonk if there are any truly fail-safe investments.
In a volatile market, is Wall Street really the smartest place to keep your money? Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight on the safest place to save for retirement.
As the government stepped in to save Fannie and Freddie, mortgage rates dropped under 6 percent. Host Tess Vigeland asks bankrate.com's Greg McBride if the more favorable rates will hold.
In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Tess talk about filling a gap in health insurance, retirement savings options for non-citizens, a safe place for short-term investments and what to do with old savings.
Thinking of changing careers? More employers are offering lifelong learning accounts. Think of it as a 401(k) plan for your future education. Katie Macpherson reports.
After tuition and room and board, there's still the question of day-to-day expenses for your college student. Estimates are all over the map, so host Tess Vigeland takes a closer look at the cost of being in college.
Tough times make those coupons in the Sunday paper even more tempting. But even that familiar search for savings is transforming in the Internet age. Janet Babin reports.
Marketplace Money for September 13-14, 2008