Marketplace Money for Weekend of January 17-18, 2009
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Troubled financial giant Citigroup is merging its Smith Barney brokerage arm with rival Morgan Stanley. It'll be the largest brokerage firm in the world. What should you do if one of those firms manages your funds? Dan Grech reports.
During these tough economic times, Economics Editor Chris Farrell is looking for ways to stretch a dollar just like the rest of us. Tess Vigeland wants to know where he draws the line between being cheap and being frugal.
National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, who recently issued her annual report on the tax system, talks with Tess Vigeland about changes she'd like to see in the Internal Revenue Code.
Listeners tell us what they think about our comments regarding Illinois Gov. Blagojevich, student loans, personal finance resolutions, and the sorry state of Chris Farrell's office.
Hospital cutbacks and slimmed-down insurance coverage have reduced the number of autopsies. For many families, finding out why a loved one died now comes at a price. Caitlan Carroll reports.