Marketplace Money for Weekend of Feb. 21-22, 2009
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While visiting the San Diego Naval Base, Marketplace Money stopped in at the Navy Exchange where products are discount-priced to set sale.
The branches of the military consider financial fitness as important as physical training. About three years ago the Navy ramped up its financial counseling service. Tess Vigeland visited the San Diego Naval Base to see how it works.
About half of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II parlayed their active duty into a middle-class civilian life. Can today's military personnel anticipate a similar future? Tess Vigeland asked military sociology professor David Segal.
When members of the Armed Forces are seriously wounded, their families and friends face putting aside their own careers and goals to lend support. Jeff Tyler reports on the impact of a soldier's injury on his mother and sister's bottom line.
When duty called, chiropractor Daniel Bordelon didn't turn his back. The Army National Guard colonel, who nearly drowned in Hurricane Katrina, gave up his practice at a huge loss to serve in rebuilding New Orleans.
President Barack Obama's $275 billion plan to help the housing market is projected to help almost 9 million homeowners. But what exactly is in the plan? Host Tess Vigeland discusses it with Nicolas Retsinas of Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies.