Marketplace Money for Friday, June 10, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace Money for Friday, June 10, 2011

More choices doesn't always mean a better deal

Normally, when consumers have more options it means a greater chance for a better deal. But that rule may not apply to high-end products.
Posted In: Retail

Keeping the (financial) peace with roommates

You never know what you're going to get when you decide to live with someone, even if they are your friend. We get advice on how to prevent quibbles over money with your roommates.
Posted In: Housing

Stereotypes about older and younger workers overblown

The combination of older, set-in-their-ways employees and fresh-faced, technologically forward bosses may be explosive. But one survey says that isn't the case.
Posted In: Jobs

Getting Personal: Increasing your credit score, getting a raise

Marketplace Money guest host Steve Chiotakis and Kathy Kristof of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine answer listener questions.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Graduates, save for more than retirement

Marketplace's economics editor Chris Farrell talks about why the new graduating class should save for their entire life, not just the last third.
Posted In: Savings

The new regulations for for-profit schools

The White House released new rules for for-profit colleges in an effort to decrease the loan default rate at these schools.
Posted In: Education

ARMs may not be as harmful as you think

Adjustable rate mortgages got a bad rap from the housing crisis. But not all of them are evil and some may help you save thousands of dollars on your mortgage.
Posted In: Housing

Why China's real estate market is booming

In China, homes are being built like they're going out of style -- and people are buying. From Shanghai, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal discusses what's going on with China's real estate market and whether it's heading towards a bubble.
Posted In: China

What's in your wallet, Bobby Jay Brown?

A woman shares why she doesn't carry a typical wallet.

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