Marketplace Money for Friday, January 25, 2013
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Housing is making its way back into the headlines, and most of the news is good. We take a look at whether the real estate market is making a comeback. And boy does guest host David Lazarus have a story for you! It starts with a cat bite and ends with a $55,000 hospital bill. We've got a medical bill explainer. Plus, teaching your kids to be financially independent starts with good manners. And stories on the retireless and technological changes to your church's collection plate.
Posted In: etiquette, Personal Finance
Is it ever appropriate to ask someone how much money they make? How much they paid for something? Who is supposed to pay for dinner? Is it polite to remind someone that they owe you money? Personal finance columnist Liz Weston schools us on common financial faux pas.
Posted In: church, philanthropy, giving
More churches are adopting devices that allow cashless worshipers to donate digitally.
Posted In: Housing, landlord
One of the reasons prices are going up in many U.S. neighborhoods is because investors are buying houses, sprucing them up and then renting them out. Landlords like these don't have a great image. But in Oakland, Calif., they can be an enormous force for change and good.