Marketplace Money for Friday, January 03, 2014
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This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich celebrates a new year with four devoted listeners determined to make and keep important financial resolutions in 2014. We meet Nina, a single mother in Oakland, Calif., who wants to retire abroad; Melissa and Joshua, a couple in Portland, Ore., who want to keep their newfound financial stability and stay off government assistance; Eric, a college student in Williamsburg, Va., who is striking out on his own for the first time this year; and Destie, a nonprofit worker in Bath, Maine who wants to plug her family’s budget leaks. Plus, Marketplace reporter Mitchell Hartman discusses the new software employers are using to screen applicants and how job seekers are working around it.