All three networks followed up by a look at the impact of high finance on personal finance. CBS substitute anchor Russ Mitchell sought out Ray Martin, financial advisor on The Early Show. In the face of falling home values and falling stock prices, Martin advised viewers to "look at increasing your savings if you can do that." On ABC, Barbara Pinto reassured viewers with savings or checking or investment accounts that they would be unaffected by banking woes: "The risk comes for those who own stocks in banks, such as Bear Stearns." NBC's Michelle Franzen checked out precious metals. She attended a house party in Grosse Point where guests bring "unwanted jewelry, broken chains, lone earrings" to be assayed, weighed and melted down. Gold is worth more as scrap than as an objet d'art on eBay.
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