Marketplace Money for Friday, December 13, 2013

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This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich explores why new car sales are soaring and what that means for the used car inventory and consumers. Plus, the holidays are a great time for folks to earn extra cash through sites like Taskrabbit, where freelancers can bid for odd jobs. Carmen and a guest expert answer questions about saving for retirement from listeners working in the gig economy. Also, feeding your family can be an expensive feat during the holidays, particularly if you want to make meals that are nutritious. Stic of the rap group Dead Prez joins the show to talk about how to “eat good on a hood budget.”

Ask Carmen: Becoming partners in sickness and in health ... and in money, too

Mark in Great Falls, Montana, is looking to find love a second time around and wants to know the financial implications of combining money with a new spouse.
Posted In: ask carmen, Personal Finance, marriage

Dead Prez's Stic and wife Afya talk why they eat 'good on a hood budget'

When we grow up and create a new way of living In response to the bad habits of those around us, going against the grain can be exactly what we need to move forward. With that in mind, this blog caught our eye: "7 Ways To Eat Good On A Hood Budget."

Family finance lessons: Indie rocker Eleanor Friedberger

Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnances and solo-music fame shares what money lessons she learned from her family and living as a musician.
Posted In: Family finance lessons, Personal Finance

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Looking For A New Love (Radio Edit)
Jody Watley
Sunroof (Instrumental)
People Under The Stairs
Future Starts Slow
The Kills
Mind Sex (Explicit)
Dead Prez
Funky Ride
OutKast