Marketplace Money for Friday, July 29, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, July 29, 2011

Piggy bank Award: A short and sweet limerick tweet

This week's piggy bank winner succinctly laid out how the long political debate over the debt ceiling makes him and the markets feel.

What to do in a time of financial uncertainty

It's easy to panic in these shaky economic times, but two financial experts give their advice on how to maintain perspective and control over yourself and your money.
Posted In: Personal Finance

The Tooth Fairy's feeling the recession too

Even people in the magical realm have tightened their belts since the Great Recession. The Tooth Fairy has been paying children less money for their baby teeth.
Posted In: Personal Finance

The post-divorce mortgage limbo

Signing divorce papers may mean your marriage is over, but not your mortgage. Many divorcees end up in financial limbo over the homes they shared with their spouses.
Posted In: Housing

Getting Personal: Tax burdens and deliniquent student loans

Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof from Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine answer listener's money questions.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Letters: Selling yourself, Social Security over the generations

Tess Vigeland and fill-in Money producer Paddy Hirsch read your responses to our stories.

More toll roads and higher tolls for U.S. drivers

Cities across the nation are opening more toll roads and raising prices at existing ones to help supplement tight budgets.
Posted In: Transportation

What's in your wallet, Matthew Kelson?

A Michigander in Los Angeles tells us why he keeps currency from across the border in his wallet.

The debt ceiling crisis, in limericks

The Great Recession, the housing bubble burst, and the on-going debt ceiling debate aren't easy to laugh about, but Dr. Goose and Money listeners try to bring some humor with economic limericks.

Becoming the 'Innocent Spouse'

The day after Carol Ross Joynt's husband died, she learned that he was being investigated for criminal federal tax fraud. She discusses the tax clause that protected her from the liabilities of her husband's actions.
Posted In: Taxes

A collection of your debt ceiling limericks

Last week, we asked folks to send in limericks that had to do with the debt ceiling. Check out a selection of your poetry.
Posted In: limericks

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The Garden
Cut Chemist
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
London Symphony

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