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Will your home insurance protect you?

Sep 5, 2008
How are insurance companies treating hurricane zones in the Gulf and the Southeast coastline? Tess Vigeland talks with Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon about lessons learned from Hurricane Gustav.
Tate Lefort Jr., left, and friend Chris Zibilich clean up debris at The Pickin' Box Crawfish Headquarters in Westwego, La.,  where a tornado passed through Sept. 3, after Hurricane Gustav.
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Many seniors are still looking to work

Sep 5, 2008
Because of the poor economy, many senior citizens are looking to get back into the workforce. Nancy Marshall Genzer met a few of them at an AARP job fair and found out why they're not ready for retirement.

Straight Story: A college education

Sep 5, 2008
Some pundits have questioned whether a college education is still worth the cost and time. Chris Farrell says yes, but you need to look closely at what's right for you.

Google's next search: Medical records

Sep 5, 2008
Google has unveiled a new service that will allow you to store and access your medical records on the Web. Martha Bebinger walks us through Google Health to explore the risks and benefits of going online.

Kristof: It's a good time to invest

Sep 5, 2008
There's a new edition out of the financial primer "Investing 101." Tess Vigeland talks with author Kathy Kristof about why she decided to publish a new version of her book in the current economy.

Day in the Work Life: Pro drummer

Sep 5, 2008
Professional drummer Julian Eubanks shares what got him started in the music business, how he prepares for performances, and his best and worst gig.

Where gas prices really hit home

Sep 5, 2008
Wilcox County, Ala., is one of the poorest areas in the nation. It residents spend a greater percentage of their income on fuel than anywhere else, and they have few transportation options. Tanya Ott reports.

Families share nanny, cut costs

Sep 5, 2008
Child care can be hard to find. It's often expensive, and what if you need something other than a traditional 40-hour-a-week caretaker? Some parents are learning to share -- their nannies, that is. Alisa Roth reports.

Getting Personal

Sep 5, 2008
Chris and Tess answer questions about whether credit ratings follow you to other countries, investing in foreign stocks, managing sweepstakes winnings, and the intricacies of health savings accounts.
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Letters from our listeners

Sep 5, 2008
Our listeners respond to "The Feminine Mistake" and the rebuilding effort -- or lack thereof -- that Tess Vigeland reported on from New Orleans.