Candace Manriquez joined Marketplace as a summer intern in August 2012.  She has returned as a freelance producer time and again, contributing story ideas and brain power to Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty Desk and Marketplace Money.  She loves gin, tonic and wearing men's cologne -- not necessarily in that order.  

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Features by Candace Manriquez

The rise of student loan consolidation scams (and options for actual help)

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed suit against fradulent student loan debt consolidation companies. Here are a few options for actual help with your student loans.

What would you tell your 18-year-old self about money?

If you could go back in time to tell yourself advice, what would it be?
Posted In: advice, financial advice, Opinion

Understanding the fine print

How to protect yourself from the fine print.

Marriage and money: Tips before you walk down the aisle

What you should know before taking the plunge.
Posted In: marriage, prenups, pre-nup
San Francisco housing

The resurgence of HELOCs

Home equity lines of credit were popular before the recession, and now they're making a comeback.
Posted In: home financing

How the recession shaped a more humble generation

A new study says that individuals who grow up during a recession temper traits of narcissism.
Posted In: millennials, narcissism, psychology
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Getting the most out of LinkedIn

Wherever you end up this summer, odds are that you’ll be posting about it on social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook. But what about LinkedIn?

Snobby salespeople sell more luxury goods

Customers are more likely to buy luxury goods from rude, snooty, or aloof salespeople.
Posted In: psychology, Retail

Female breadwinners are rising

Farnoosh Torabi, author of "When She Makes More," explains how the rise of female breadwinners is changing relationships.
Posted In: money and relationships, love

How to financially invest in happiness

Research says spending on experiences over material goods leads to higher rates of joy.
Posted In: psychology and money

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