Marketplace Money for Friday, April 25, 2014

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SAT College Exams To Undergo Major Changes
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This week on Marketplace Money, host Lizzie O'Leary and personal finance expert Liz Weston discuss what parents should know about financial aid offers from colleges and universities, and what to look out for to make sure they're making the right decision when it comes to loans. Weston and O'Leary also take a few questions from listeners on navigating 0% credit offers and how to best handle unexpected medical expenses. Psychology professor Ryan Howell explains how spending money on the right things could lead to happiness, and actress Annabelle Gurwitch tells us what she learned about money from her family growing up.

Deciphering financial aid offers for college

If a financial aid package looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Posted In: student loans, financial aid, student debt

How to financially invest in happiness

Research says spending on experiences over material goods leads to higher rates of joy.
Posted In: psychology and money

Family finance lessons: Actress Annabelle Gurwitch learns how not to save

Most people learn lessons about money through their family. Annabelle Gurwitch is not one of those people.
Posted In: Family finance lessons, family money

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Fastlane (Album Version)
The Internet
Uprock (Instrumental)
RJD2
An Honest Mistake (CD Album Version)
The Bravery
Bad Girls
M.I.A.
Future Sound [Explicit]
Jurassic 5
The Fall
Rhye