Marketplace Money for September 27-28, 2008
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The recent financial turmoil is particularly unnerving for retirees and seniors. We hear from Marketplace listeners watching their nest eggs dwindle before their eyes.
Does retirement savings seem like a guessing game? Host Tess Vigeland talks with Lee Eisenberg, author of "The Number," about the factors you should consider when preparing your nest egg.
Even if they don't understand the specifics, your kids probably know that something's not quite right in the financial world. Host Tess Vigeland asks Kiplinger's Janet Bodnar how best to discuss the crisis with children.
Managing your money is hard enough right now without an audience. Host Tess Vigeland welcomes three personal finance bloggers back to the show to see how they're addressing the difficult times.
Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland field questions about money market mutual funds, establishing a diverse portfolio, credit union security and other listener concerns about the volatile market.
Late Thursday, the FDIC took over Washington Mutual and sold the bank to JPMorgan. Host Tess Vigeland asks Marketplace's Bob Moon what the new ownership will mean for current WaMu customers.
The Treasury Department is trying to stop consumers from getting into credit card trouble right from the start with a series of ads targeting college-age spenders. Rachel Dornhelm reports.