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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.

Nightmarish advice for the president

What happens when President Obama discusses war, credit card interest rates, and popularity polls with a few former presidents? Just listen to the folks from Saturday Night Live.

Ticket to futures market: Hollywood

There's likely to be a new offering in the futures market -- betting on how well a movie will do at the box office. Tess Vigeland finds out how it would work from Richard Jaycobs, president of the Cantor Exchange.

Consumer culture takes over YouTube?

Listeners react to our story about the new kind of video surfacing on YouTube -- "hauls" where shoppers describe their loot -- inspiring one mother to create her own.

Staying young when you're cheap

Cash Peters looks into some of the more economical ways of maintaining your youth.

Never too old for the Peace Corps

Some of the unemployed are turning to volunteer opportunities such as the Peace Corps -- no matter how old they are. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Getting Personal

David Lazarus, consumer columnist for the Los Angeles Times, joins Tess Vigeland to talk about personal finance issues.

Doing whatever it takes to make money

While waiting for the job market to turn around, some folks are finding ingenious ways to make money. Heidi Pickman reports.
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Got a home? Green upgrades available.

Tess Vigeland talks with EcoMotion's Ted Flanigan about a program that makes it easy for property owners to install green home improvements at lower costs.

Do consumers want to be protected?

The idea of a consumer protection agency has been resurrected several times since President Obama proposed it last spring, but public opinion about such an agency is mixed.

Music from this show

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Flim (Album Version)
The Bad Plus
Protection (2006 Digital Remaster) (Feat. Tracey Thorn)
Massive Attack featuring Tracey Thorn
Black Hole Sun (Album Version) [feat. Matt Cameron]
Peter Frampton
The Good Old Days
Lodger