The season opener is a fun-to-watch overview of the history of Wall Street and the up and down cycles of the economy. With the help of legendary investor John Bogle, Pam and Jack give a down-to-earth explanation of how much risk to take on when investing.

Our financial commentator Ben Stein talks about hedge funds and why they’re best for only the most sophisticated investors.

The Scam Alert features a hedge fund scam aimed at NFL players. Six of them signed up with a slick-talking hedge fund manager in Atlanta. When they asked for their money back and the checks didn’t clear, the risk of investing in hedge funds became clear: high risk, high gain, but potentially high losses.