Marketplace Money for Friday, June 21, 2013
Episode Teaser Image
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.
Posted In: Education, Jobs, Work, youth employment
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: consumer
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: summer, camping
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: Public Insight Network, source
Join the Public Insight Network and help us put the "personal" in personal finance.
Posted In: Personal Finance, financial advice, game
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: Jobs, youth employment, youth
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.