Marketplace Money for Friday, February 22, 2013
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Is a diamond really forever? We look at what determines the worth of diamonds on the open market and share tips on buying that special jewel... and reselling it if your significant other says no. Plus, how to get the most out of general use gift cards and advice on how to win at online gambling now that Internet casinos are legal in Nevada. Also, why one man says the student loan crisis is a myth, how Cape Coral's real estate market is thriving while the rest of Florida faces a foreclosure crisis, and the controversy over streaming funerals online.
Posted In: online gambling, gambling
As more states consider legalizing online gambling, test your knowledge with our quiz. Plus, what does it take to win online and what should you watch out for? Our wizard of odds provides insight into gambling in the virtual world.
Posted In: avatars
Your online avatar -- that photo or icon that stands for you in the virtual world -- is so much more than an image. Commentator Scott Huler says it's a window into the soul...and that's annoying. Huler lays out his big issues with these few small pixels of modern life.
Posted In: letters
Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large of CBS Money Watch, answers listeners' personal finance questions including how to create a college savings account for children who aren't yours, what to do when you've maxed out your IRA contributions and how to get the courage to get back into the stock market following the fiscal cliff.