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Marketplace Money for Friday, December 3, 2010

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Marketplace Money for Friday, December 3, 2010

Can returning items become an addiction?

We all know people who love to return things. The shopping and taking it back can be a time-consuming habit, but it's mostly harmless. Until you cross the line into addiction. Tess Vigeland talks to psychiatry professor Dr. Timothy Fong about returnaholism.
Posted In: Health, Retail

The cost of returns

With the big holiday shopping season upon us, it'll be soon that retailers will have to start dealing with customer returns. And while consumers will be getting back their money, many retailers won't. Janet Babin reports on how return policies might be changing.
Posted In: Retail

The fight to keep one's home

The foreclosure crisis has created a huge mess for mortgage lenders and the government. But even more frustrated are the homeowners caught in the middle. Stacey Vanek Smith follows the tale of one family in the fight to keep their home.
Posted In: Housing

Saving for retirement? Don't have kids

While it seems to have become more difficult in recent times to save for retirement, some people are still able to retire early. Commentator Sydney Lagier retired when she was 44. Her best tip? Don't have kids.
Posted In: Retirement

Trying to take advantage of all those Groupon deals

Marketplace's Jennifer Collins shares what she learned while trying to take advantage of all the Groupon offers she bought.

Think you know what you're doing? Don't count on it

Tess Vigeland talks to John Bogle, founder of Vanguard and author of "Don't Count on It!", on how to invest in uncertain times.
Posted In: Books, Investing

Getting Personal: Debt relief, lending clubs

Tess Vigeland and MSN columnist Liz Pulliam Weston answer your questions about balancing your checkbook in the age of the Internet, finding debt relief and lending clubs.

Are consumers really abstaining from credit cards?

As we come across another holiday season, a new study reveals that consumers plan on holding back from using credit cards. Is this really true? Nancy Marshall Genzer investigates.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Retail

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Gettysburg
Ratatat
Arco Arena (Instrumental)
Cake
Morse
Nightmares On Wax
Driving at Night
Joe Satriani
Falcon Jab
Ratatat