Marketplace Money for Friday, August 10, 2012
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Owning that house with a white picket fence in the front yard is a huge part of the American Dream. But for a growing number of young Americans, homeownership is no longer a priority. And those who still aspire to become home owners are taking some unusual routes to get there -- from pooling money with friends to building their own. Plus, we continue our series on religion and money with a look at the Mormon Church, which teaches quite a bit about personal financial.
Posted In: religion, Mormons, Church of Latter-Day Saints, tithing, Education
The Church of Latter-Day Saints shares many of the same principals as other faiths -- such as help others -- but there is a particular emphasis on self-reliance, or 'provident living,' for Mormons.
Posted In: Financial scandals, LIBOR, investor confidence, Banks, reform, Glass-Steagall, Paul Volcker
Banks are still huge, financial scandals still break -- even after the recession revealed flaws in the financial system. A commentator gives his short-and-sweet solution.