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May 15, 2009

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Segments From this episode

Is Sun City in its sunset years?

May 12, 2009
The desert community that launched a million retirement dreams for nearly five decades is facing an uncertain future as the American Dream of retirement fades. Tess Vigeland reports.
The Sun City, Ariz. sign
Nancy Farghalli

German pension system showing age

May 15, 2009
The grass is arguably greener for German retirees, compared to their American counterparts. But it may not be for long. Stephen Beard reports.

Retirement idyll seen changing

May 15, 2009
The vision of retirement created by Sun City may not last. Tess Vigeland talks with Kevin McHugh, who has studied the community, for his perspective on its future.
Tess Vigeland interviews Arizona State Professor Kevin McHugh at Sun City.
Nancy Farghalli / Marketplace

Straight Story: Retirement

May 15, 2009
Our economics editor Chris Farrell thinks about retirement a lot, and gets a lot of questions about it. Here's his assessment of the next American Dream for retirement.

How credit card companies track you

May 15, 2009
Tess Vigeland talks to The New York Times' Charles Duhigg about his upcoming article on credit card companies collecting more and more personal information about their customers.
Online shopping made easy?

Going to prom on a tighter budget

May 15, 2009
High school students in Burbank, Calif., tell reporter Andrea Gardner how they're scaling back on prom because of the recession.

Getting Personal

May 15, 2009
Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell answer listener questions about life insurance and paying off a credit card cash advance.
Getting Personal

Our 'lab rat' checks in on her finances

May 15, 2009
Gail George signed up to have us track her finances for 30 days. She talks with Tess Vigeland about what she learned in Week 2.

Not ready to retire in Sun City

May 16, 2009
Pam and Craig MacDonald say they reside in the Sun City retirement community, but they don't live there. They, and their son Steve, tell their story to Tess Vigeland.
Pam and Craig MacDonald at their Sun City home.
Nancy Farghalli / Marketplace