Sep 25, 2009
Marketplace Money for Weekend of Sept. 26-27, 2009
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If you ever spent more with your debit card than was in your account, your bank may have paid the amount but then slammed you with a big overdraft fee. Banks impose such policies as "protection plans." But now, as Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, you'll have a choice of whether you want one.
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If you're relying on freelance work to pay the bills, how do you make sure you're getting paid what you deserve for those now-and-again gigs? Host Tess Vigeland gets answers from Tory Johnson, CEO of Women for Hire.
Pittsburgh, site of the G-20 conference this past week, was once home to thousands of steelworkers. Rico Gagliano talks to two of them about how they moved on after their industry collapsed.
Finding work in show biz is tough, especially in this economy. A current member and an alumnus of Chicago's famous Second City theater talk with host Tess Vigeland about the comedy and tragedy of being a performer.