Marketplace Money for Friday, January 18, 2013
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Got a question about the flu? We've got answers -- debunking your flu myths. Plus, a timeline of some of the worst flu pandemics in history. And if you're in the market to buy a used car, we have some advice to make sure you don't get stuck with a flood-damaged lemon. We also look at health technology, the costs of quinceaneras, how looming budget cuts in D.C. are reverberating across the classes, and the presidential inauguration.
Posted In: flu, health care
Flu season is in full swing. Some people take the flu shot, some take time off when they feel under the weather and some still report to work no matter how bad they feel. Dr. Russell Greenfield answers questions about seasonal sickness and debunks some common myths about the flu shot.
Posted In: Personal Finance, socially reponsible investing
Can you be a socially responsible investor and still get good returns on your investments? When do you know it's time to file for bankruptcy? If your retirement account provider starts charging little fees, is it time to shop around? L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus helps listeners with these personal finance questions.
Posted In: budget cuts, budget, Washington D.C.
Wealthy, poor and in-between residents tell us how shrinking government would affect their personal finances