Marketplace Money for Friday, December 10, 2010

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Marketplace Money for Friday, December 10, 2010

The rules of shopping at big box discount stores

It takes a certain level of consumer experience to shop at a big box discount. Ron Lieber of the New York Times clues the newbies in on the rules.
Posted In: Retail

When your life mirrors a reality show about debt

Your work becomes a big part of your life, to say the least. But what happens when your life starts reflecting your work -- and your work is on a reality show about people who have accumulated too much debt? Sean Cole goes behind the scenes.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance

Buyer's remorse: Why do we buy what we buy?

For all the purchases that we make, there are sure to be some regrets in the pile. So why do we buy what we buy? Tess Vigeland visits a consumer education class to dive into the reasons behind buyer's remorse.

I can't believe he makes that much!

Tess Vigeland talks to David Card, who was part of a team who studied how knowing your peers' salaries can affect your job satisfaction.
Posted In: Jobs

It's December! Are you ready for tax day?

Tess Vigeland talks to tax agent Frank Degen about what you should do now so maximize your tax credits and refunds.
Posted In: Taxes

Getting Personal: A new career, bad loans

Tess Vigeland and Marketplace's Chris Farrell talk to listeners about what to do after jobless benefits run out, how to get bad loans off your taxes, and how to start saving up money.

It's my party and I'll kick you off the list if I want to

Tess Vigeland talks to's Dear Prudence, aka Emily Yoffe, about why people don't RSVP, RSVP and don't show up to her fabulous annual Christmas party.

Music from this show

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A Forest
The Cure
So Rich, So Pretty (Explicit Version) [Explicit]
Mickey Avalon
Material Girl
Everybody (Original Version)
Party All the Time
Eddie Murphy

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