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Episode Description 
Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

How I fell into a romantic recession

Author and commentator Lori Gottlieb talks about how not to let greed cause you to pass up the opportunity to snatch Mr. Good Enough.

When an auction is only sort of real

When reporter Sean Cole began to investigate housing auctions, he stumbled upon a kind of auction he had never heard of before -- a not-an-absolute auction.
Posted In: Housing

What are really old stocks worth?

When listener Michael Woods called to ask about an old stock certificate, Tess Vigeland did the only thing she could do: turn to scripophilist David Beach for some expert advice.
Posted In: Investing

Getting Personal

Kathy Kristof of CBS MoneyWatch talks about her own switch from full-time to freelance. She and Tess Vigeland also help a new Army enlistee figure out what to do with his underwater mortgage before basic training is over.

Annuities on the radar screen again

Tess Vigeland talks with The New York Times' Ron Lieber about the retirement tool that recently got a big boost from the Obama administration -- annuities.

Warehouse clubs scream 'bargain!'

Reporter Rachel Dornhelm investigates how warehouse stores lure you in and get you to stock up big.

Discount health plans aren't insurance

Cindy Ehnes, director of the California Department of Managed Health Care, joins Tess Vigeland to talk about discount health plans that are often billed as insurance but are really no better than coupons.

The haunting debt of mortgages

People whose homes are worth less than the mortgage may be tempted to walk away. Or sell the house for less than they owe. But as Marketplace's Jeff Tyler reports, the debt could haunt you for years to come.
Posted In: Housing

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Como Se Goza En El Barrio
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos
Dirty Blonde (Album Version)
The Bad Plus
Eple
Röyksopp
Snowbird
Chet Atkins
Personal Property
The Villas
Where The Streets Have No Name (Album Version - Remastered)
U2
Rumpus Reprise
Karen O And The Kids