Marketplace Money for Friday, April 22, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, April 22, 2011

Financial behavior on a napkin: 'She says, I hear'

Have you ever had a discussion about money that seemed to go in circles? Carl Richards explains how we carry around "baggage" that can influence our conversations about money.
Posted In: Personal Finance

When will we hit bottom in the housing market?

Stan Humphries, chief economist at Zillow, discusses the current state of the housing market and when we might see a bottom in home prices.
Posted In: Housing

Mastering the art of sucking up

Flattery can lead to success. But obvious flattery can be detrimental. Here's how you can master the art of brown-nosing.

Is health reform unleashing an entrepreneurial wave?

Under the Obama health plan, it's supposed to get easier to find and keep affordable insurance if you leave a job and strike out as an individual entrepreneur. But is that actually happening?
Posted In: Health

Getting Personal: Investing, life insurance, magazine subscriptions

Tess Vigeland and L.A. Times columnist David Lazarus offer advice on bogus magazine subscriptions, life insurance policies, and answer questions involving investing and debt.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Piggy Award: Business professor learns a lesson

This week's Marketplace Money Piggy Award goes to a business professor in Atlanta, Ga., who learned an important lesson about being cheated by her bank.
Posted In: Personal Finance

The dark side to home ownership

Americans like to hold a glowing vision of private home ownership as a gateway to independence, safety and freedom. But then we got a stark glimpse of reality with the collapse of the housing market.
Posted In: Housing

Improving the transportation experience with transit apps

More and more software developers are creating transportation apps to save you time, and hopefully money.
Posted In: Transportation

What's in your wallet, Lauren McMahon?

Lauren McMahon from Pasadena, Calif., shares with us the contents of her wallet.

Money-saving car insurance tips

Insure.com's Amy Danise discusses why your zip code matters to insurers and how you can get a better insurance rate. Plus, she tells us the least and most expensive cars to insure.
Posted In: Auto

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Seventeen Seconds
Genius Of Love
Tom Tom Club
Blue Monday
New Order
The Breakfast Club: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Keith Forsey