Marketplace Money for Friday, Dec. 2, 2011
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Military servicemembers are returning stateside to a tough job market. Two veterans share their job-hunting experiences. Time's a-tickin' to get those gifts. If you're short on money, learn some tips on how to make presents that won't end up gathering dust. If you're swiping away, Yale researchers are studying how monkeys make financial decisions to gain insight into how humans spend. Plus, it's Paddy Hirsch's first show as the new senior producer of Marketplace Money. We read your suggestions for him and the future of the show.
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Servicemembers return stateside to one of the worst job markets in history. Two veterans share their job-hunting stories: One who is still searching for a job and another who found work quickly after he retired from the military.
We've got a new senior producer, so we asked Paddy Hirsch to weigh in on your comments and suggestions -- for him and the show.
Tess Vigeland and Liz Pulliam Weston of MSN answer listeners' personal finance questions.
This week's winner learned some valuable lessons on money-making and management while her husband was unemployed for eight months -- and came out of it credit card debt free.