Marketplace Money for Friday, April 19, 2013

Episode Teaser Image 
Episode Description 
How can you help victims of the Boston bombings? We have tips on choosing charities. Plus, it's time for some spring cleaning. We're not asking you to go through your piles of old clothes or do the windows. We're looking at how to clean out your financial portfolio and tidy up your budgets. And it's time to reassess where your cash is going and straighten up the money issues we have with people in our lives -- like exes, siblings, children and more.  Finally, what you're really getting for your money when you buy products 'Made in the U.S.A.'
2

Are you really buying products 'Made in the USA?'

When you buy products with the label, "Made in America," are you sure you're getting something made in the USA? Tips on how to decipher the labels on so-called American-made goods.
Posted In: Retail, Shop
0

Spring cleaning your costly relationships

We asked: Who in your life costs you a lot of money? Your answers ranged from kids to lovers to siblings. A consumer finance expert offers some advice on how to maintain healthy relationships with the people who cause you financial strain.
Posted In: relationships, Personal Finance
0

Giving to Boston's victims: How to choose a charity

As Americans look for ways to express their compassion over the tragedies that struck Boston and Texas this week, we have some tips for how to give to charities without being scammed.
Posted In: giving, Charity, boston
1

Boomers: Think twice before you get divorced

A word of caution for elderly couples thinking about signing divorce papers.
Posted In: divorce, elderly, baby boomers
0

Making the best choices for your budget

Spring is the perfect time to get realistic about budgeting. Personal finance journalist Carmen Wong Ulrich offers some advice about how to do it the smart way.
Posted In: budget, Budgeting
0

Cleaning up your financial portfolio

Tax season gives many of us a chance to review the past year and examine our investment portfolios. We've got tips on how to improve yours.
Posted In: Investing, portfolios
1

Tax attorney on taxing problems

Tax attorney Kelly Phillips Erb, otherwise known as "Tax Girl," on fixing people's tax problems.
Posted In: Taxes

Music from this show

Click below to purchase songs from this show through our Amazon affiliate.

So Fresh, So Clean [Explicit]
OutKast
Keep It Clean
Camera Obscura
Dance Yrself Clean
LCD Soundsystem
Clean Up Woman
Betty Wright
Spring Love
Stevie B
Cleanin' Out My Closet (Album Version) [Explicit]
Eminem

Browse the show calendar

S M T W T F S
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
 
 
 

Buzzworthy

Recent comments on our stories..

zingledot's picture

Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

sgardner's picture

Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

emcolligan's picture

Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...

NickMullins's picture

When the coal layoffs trickle down

My great grandfather started in the coal mines of Southwestern Virginia in 1936 during a time when logging companies such as W.M. Ritter were...

Connect
Submit your Personal Finance Questions to the Getting Personal blog.

BECOME A MARKETPLACE SOURCE!

Join the Public Insight Network and help us tell the story. Sign Up Now or browse recent questions from the Network below.