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Marketplace Money for Friday, January 27, 2012

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At this point in the election cycle we pretty much know where things stand with the candidates. But where do things stand with the people who will do the voting? We'll have an on-the-ground look from our reporters in Nevada and Nebraska. In Wisconsin, sand fracking is dividing a small town. And the lunar new year is upon us, have you burned money to honor the dead? We'll explore the role of money in Chinese traditions. Plus, we look into what makes many in the Asian community such great savers.  

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'Education is the most important thing'

Credit union officer Niki Wong discusses how many Asian American households handle their personal finances.
Posted In: Asian-american, family, Money, finance, gold, Banks, kids, Education

For saving more and spending less

This week's young winners are making sound money decisions with their New Year's lai see.
Posted In: Savings, kids, children

Nebraska and Nevada, ahead of the election

Marketplace reporters Sarah Gardner and David Gura discuss their recent reporting trips to Nevada and Nebraska as they take the pulse of the nation ahead of the presidential election.
Posted In: elections, Economy, votes, Jobs, Unemployment

Week in Review: Romney's 15.9% tax rate

How can ordinary Americans can get a tax rate like Mitt Romney's?
Posted In: tax, Taxes, romney, 15.9%, capital gains, income

Saving the lion's share

Lion dancers from the East Wind martial arts school say they plan to sock their New Year money away, rather than spend it.
Posted In: martial arts, Saving, kids, children, New Year, lion dance, lai see, li xi

Shopping for good financial fortune

USC professor and East Asian cultural expert Gene Cooper takes us on a money tour of L.A.'s Chinatown, explaining all the trinkets and symbols that foster prosperity.
Posted In: superstition, Savings, prosperity, lai see, li xi, hong bao, Money, luck, chinese, Chinatown

Sand rush splits a community

How the discovery of a valuable commodity under the rolling hills of a rural Wisconsin community has pitted neighbor against neighbor.
Posted In: Oil, sand, fracking, community, neighbors

Getting Personal: Dividing the spoils

Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and CBS MoneyWatch answer listeners' personal finance questions.
Posted In: life insurance, Money, couples, marriage, exercise, incentives

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Barbarism Begins At Home [7" Version]
The Smiths
Cowgirl In The Sand
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Oink, Oink Mambo (Digitally Remastered 95)
Chuy Reyes
Tax Free
Jimi Hendrix