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The economy, explained, with stories and surprises. Imagine you could call up a friend and say, "Meet me at the bar and tell me what's going on with the economy." Now imagine that's actually a fun evening. That's what we're going for at <em>Planet Money</em>. People seem to like it.


#61 Planet Money: Paying It All Back

June 30th, 2009

Episode 154 of 902 episodes

It can be hard to find someone who has actually paid off a 30-year mortgage these days. Be it low interest rates, college tuition for the kids, or an opportune refinancing moment, there are plenty of reasons most people never get there. One Seattle couple tells the story of how they managed to pay the whole thing back. Plus: Many people are pleased that Bernie Madoff will spend the rest of his life in prison. WBUR's Curt Nickisch tells us why the city of Boston is patting itself on the back at the news.