Marketplace Money for Friday, December 16, 2011
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The holidays are almost upon us! Have you bought all your gifts, sent off your cards, and thrown all your parties yet? If not, you could benefit from Tess’ conversations on throwing a good -- and fiscally responsible -- party. Plus, get advice on whether to re-gift or not, and learn the tech gadgets on everyone's wish lists. Also, we tell you about new ways of paying that may put an end to the wallet -- and why the move to a cashless society doesn't mean the end of the world is nigh. And while many people are out spending during this holiday season, many families have cut back. We check in with one family as they struggle to cope with the holidays.
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Tess Vigeland and Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell answer listeners' personal finance questions.
We gathered our regular personal finance advisers to give the gift of saving.
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As we head into the holidays, buying up the store and making big plans for parties... we could all use a little help if we want to make a splash.
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Some people believe that as society uses less cash, we get closer to the End of Days. Tess Vigeland asks a priest whether we should be worried about credit cards and apps that allow you to spend freely without even opening your wallet.
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