Jul 18, 2008

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IndyMac's failure isn't contagious

Jul 18, 2008
With the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's takeover of IndyMac Bank, we went to its headquarters as depositors waited in line to withdraw their funds. We took some of their questions and posed them to banking consultant Bert Ely.

Are Fannie and Freddie sound?

Jul 18, 2008
An implicit federal government guarantee backing up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac became an explicit one this week. Will it be enough? Professor Anthony Sanders of Arizona State University fills us in.

Is your employer doing the '401k float'?

Jul 18, 2008
Some Americans are giving their employers an interest-free loan, whether they know it or not. It's all thanks to the "float" -- the time it takes for 401k contributions to move out of your paycheck and into your retirement account.…

Summer School lesson: Amortization

Jul 18, 2008
So, just what does amortization mean on a loan? Jonathan Clements is at the blackboard with this week's explanation.

Getting Personal

Jul 18, 2008
Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell take on all sorts of questions from listeners concerned about how their financial holdings might be affected by the nation's volatile banking situation.
Getting Personal
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Day in the Work Life: Boarding houses

Jul 18, 2008
This week we meet Shawn Chapman, whose job is to board up vacant houses in Baltimore, Md.

Seeing the need to prepare for death

Jul 18, 2008
In our continuing series about estate planning, we're talking to people who deal with death on a regular basis. In this installment, we hear from someone who provides spiritual counseling to families, Rabbi Gary Oren.

Not Quite 6 Feet Under: Life insurance

Jul 18, 2008
Tess Vigeland continues her conversations with John Ventura, author of "Kiplinger's Estate Planning." This week the topic is life insurance.
John Ventura, author of "Kiplinger's Estate Planning."
University of Houston

Straight Story: Fannie, Freddie and feds

Jul 18, 2008
Economics editor says Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are on the road to nationalization, and their stockholders are going to pay the price.

Companies find benefits in benefits

Jul 19, 2008
There's not a whole lot of good news coming out of corporate America these days. But a new survey out this week does show one bright spot. Danielle Karson reports.