Marketplace Money for Friday, June 21, 2013

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Things are heating up. And we're not just talking about the official start of summer.  A lot of our listeners are hot under the collar about negative customer service experiences they've had.  The L.A. Times' David Lazarus helps them assert their consumer rights and answers questions about how to achieve customer satisfaction.  Plus, we'll look at the hot stuff that came out of the Federal Reserve's meeting this week.  Here's a hint: interest rates are on the rise along with the temperature.  Also, summer is camp time for a lot of kids, but not everyone can afford it. We'll discuss how to get a good deal on a great camp. And we explore the challenge of finding first-time summer jobs and internships for today's teens looking to gain work experience.

Yes, you're an intern -- but you do have rights

With so many lawsuits popping up from interns claiming they were exploited by their places of work, it's a good time for a refresher on what your rights are as an intern.
Posted In: internships

Teens face stiff competition in the search for a summer job

Many young people are struggling to find jobs now that school is out for summer. The usual seasonal employment is being filled by older workers so what are teenagers to do to earn income?
Posted In: Education, Jobs, Work, youth employment

Should we be worried about rising interest rates?

Interest rates are going up. What does that mean for consumers?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, interest rates, buying a home

Dissatisfied customer? Assert your consumer rights

What to do when a negative customer service experience turns into a nightmare? LA Times consumer columnist David Lazarus discusses how to assert your consumer rights to achieve satisfaction.
Posted In: consumer

Get amped! There are affordable summer camp options

Summer camp can be an unforgettable experience for kids...and a costly one for parents. But, there are ways for families to get a good deal.
Posted In: summer, camping

The power of PIN: Become a Marketplace Money source

Join the Public Insight Network and help us put the "personal" in personal finance.
Posted In: Public Insight Network, source

Financial feuds: When personal finance gets (really) personal

For the past few weeks, we've been asking listeners in our Public Insight Network one question: What was your last fight over money about? Now, we want you to weigh in.
Posted In: Personal Finance, financial advice, game

Your summer job stories: The good, the bad, the ugly

We asked you to tell us about your best and worst summer jobs. Read some of the stories, including that of 15-year-old Delaney Stokes, who just scored her first summer job.
Posted In: Jobs, youth employment, youth

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Summertime
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Heatwave (Stereo)
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
In The Summertime
Mungo Jerry
Angry Anymore
Ani Difranco
Summer Madness (Album Version)
Kool and The Gang
Cruel Summer
Bananarama