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Sep 12, 2008

Marketplace Money for September 13-14, 2008

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Marketplace Money for September 13-14, 2008

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Gov't takeover may ease housing pains

Sep 12, 2008
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.

No such thing as a sure thing

Sep 12, 2008
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.
The recommendations established in the Basel II accords hope to ensure banks exposing themselves to greater risk hold greater capital to shield their depositors.
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Straight Story: Guarding your nest egg

Sep 12, 2008
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.

The silver lining? Lower mortgage rates

Sep 12, 2008
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.
Acquiring a mortgage loan
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Bracing your finances for a storm

Sep 12, 2008
We often hear about the damage big storms cause, but they can also wreak havoc on the bank accounts of families stuck in their path. David Martin Davies reports.

Getting Personal

Sep 12, 2008
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.
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Day in the Work Life: Stress counselor

Sep 12, 2008
On this week's A Day in the Work Life, we meet Jim Yancey, a counselor helping residents of the Gulf Coast cope with the stress of hurricane season.

Saving for your education... again

Sep 12, 2008
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.

Incidental costs at college add up

Sep 12, 2008
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.
College students read on the quad.
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Coupons: Quit snipping, start clicking

Sep 12, 2008
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.