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Marketplace Money for Friday, April 04, 2014

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This week on Marketplace Money, guest host Lizzie O'Leary and personal finance expert Jill Schlesinger tackle questions from our listeners. We're all trying to save money, but there are some times when being cheap costs you more in the long run. Personal finance writer Daryl Paranada tells us about times when spending can actually help you save. The latest monthly jobs report is released, more people are quitting their jobs but the unemployment rate continues to drop from the height of the recession. Good news or bad news? Tim Wu tells us about how the rise of convenience means we're spending more time than ever under the "tyranny of tiny tasks." And even if you write for one of the most successful shows in TV history, your parents are still gonna give you advice. "The Simpsons" writer Michael Price tells us about what he learned from being raised by parents who weren't exactly thrilled with the idea of a career in theater.

Raising the minimum wage: Good idea or bad idea?

A raise in minimum wage could help low-income workers, but hurt small-business owners.
Posted In: minimum wage

When being cheap isn't worth it

We all try to save a few bucks, but sometimes it's worth spending the extra money.
Posted In: cheap, frugal, saving money

Family finance lessons: 'The Simpsons' Michael Price

Michael Price, co-executive producer and writer for TV show "The Simpsons," learned how to chase his dreams while still making his mom happy.
Posted In: Family finance lessons

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Common
Uprock (Instrumental)
RJD2
I Sat By The Ocean
Queens Of The Stone Age
Over Your Shoulder
Chromeo
This is not meth
Flex Cop