Marketplace Money for Friday, December 6, 2013

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This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich explores the psychology of self-control leading up to the time of year when people make resolutions – financial and otherwise. She’s joined by Maria Konnikova, author of the forthcoming book “Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes” to talk about willpower, determination and rewards. CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger also joins the program to help answer listeners’ questions about personal finance, plus Carmen digs into the topic of financial gifts in a special “Lightning Round” of Q&As. Also, we check back in with a former guest who had $1,000 riding on a weight loss competition to see what the outcome was.

Ask Carmen: Dropping dead weight

Financial resolutions, cutting back frivolous spending and big student loans. Must be another round of Ask Carmen!
Posted In: ask carmen, Personal Finance, student loans

Carmen tackles the Lightning Round

Gifting stocks, retirement account tax implications and 529s. Carmen tackles them all in rapid-fire for this month's lightning round.
Posted In: lightning round, Personal Finance, advice, 529s, gift giving

'My Financial Resolution? To Make a Financial Resolution.'

Why is it so hard to make, let alone keep, a financial resolution?
Posted In: financial resolutions, New Year's resolutions, Budgeting

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Quality Control
Thaione Davis
Expansions
Lonnie Liston Smith
Azad Azad
Red Baraat
Your Woman
White Town
Sleep In The Park (Twin Shadow Remodel feat. D'Angelo Lacy)
Solange
Get On The Good Foot (Album Version (Parts 1 & 2))
James Brown
Got Your Money

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