Marketplace Money for Friday, July 22, 2011

Do you really know your credit score?

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a report on credit scores. It turns out the credit score number you have isn't necessarily the one businesses are using to decide whether to lend to you.
Posted In: Personal Finance

How to sell yourself, literally

Looking to make a little extra cash? Reporter Adriene Hill shares what body parts and fluids people can sell legally in the U.S.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Social Security, by the generations

Reporter Nancy Marshall Genzer looks at what role Social Security will have for the different generations of her own family.
Posted In: Retirement

Beware of Save-ageddon!

Here in Los Angeles, Carmageddon came and went without a hitch. Citizens heeded the warnings and the predicted epic gridlock didn't happen. Tess Vigeland wonders if there's a way to scare people into saving for retirement too.
Posted In: Savings

Getting Personal: A YouTube business, the risk tolerance for a circus aerialist

Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus, consumer columnist for the Los Angeles Times answer listener questions.
Posted In: Personal Finance

A look at Dodd-Frank, one year later

The Dodd-Frank law was passed to help prevent another economic crisis. One financial expert grades the law, one year after it was passed.

Suze Orman on the financial basics, FICO

Financial guru Suze Orman discusses why it's hard for some people to hear the truth about their finances and her issue with FICO.
Posted In: Personal Finance

How to throw a great party and save money

It's hot and sticky, but air conditioning is expensive. We turn to the Dinner Party Download guys to get tips on how to get your party on this summer without a huge air conditioning bill.
Posted In: Entertainment

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