Marketplace Money for Friday, February 07, 2014
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This weekend on Marketplace Money, guest host David Lazarus, columnist for the LA Times, gets the latest news on consumer data breaches. Is there a real benefit to buying everything with cash? Rob Wile of Business Insider joins him to talk about the cons of cash and what consumers can do to protect themselves while shopping. Also, Marketplace reporter Noel King explores the state of wealth in the African-American community and what small businesses are doing to take advantage of black buying power. Plus, we take a look a the trend of commercial ads "keeping it real" with diverse casting and subject matters, and Indian-American politician Reshma Saujani reflects on how her family's approach to handling money influenced her own financial habits.
Some companies have begun to show more realistic, diverse images in their advertising campaigns.
Posted In: social media, Personal Finance
Marketplace Money's Raghu Manavalan wraps up the week of personal finance in the digital realm.
Posted In: friendship
How to manage your wealthier friends.
Posted In: African-Americans, minority
If we were talking about countries, that would be the 16th biggest economy in the world, but it's not a country, it's the combined buying power of a group of people who are part of this country: African-Americans.