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Students entering or graduating from college are facing decisions on how to pay for tuition. Many will turn to student loans. Tess Vigeland talks with College Board Policy Analyst Patricia Steele, about her study on how much money college students are borrowing.
Foreclosures continue despite the Obama administration's efforts to help homeowners refinance. The Home Affordable Refinancing Plan (HARP) is supposed to reach those in the red, but navigating the program can get complicated. Bob Moon reports.
The non-profit Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps usually provides health care for third world nations. But now its helping people without insurance in the U.S. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
You might assume that the majority of people in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure are young or inexperienced. But a recent study by the AARP shows that nearly a third of all people facing foreclosure are 50 or older. Krissy Clark reports.
There are a number of government programs that aim to help homeowners struggling with high monthly mortgage payments. But are they actually helping? Tess Vigeland talks with Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics about the problems facing these programs and some possible solutions.
Tess Vigeland and producer Eve Troeh tell discuss listeners' comments about our coverage of mothers in the workplace, the Bank in L.A. program, and the term 'plain vanilla'.