Marketplace Money for Friday, June 4, 2010

Episode Description 
Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

Gulf fishermen may have to make a 180

Tess Vigeland talks to Professor Gary Chaison about the drastic career changes the fishermen, oystermen and other workers on the Gulf coast may have to make.
Posted In: Jobs

Letters: Allowances, retail rebates, etc.

Host Tess Vigeland reads some of your thoughts on our recent coverage of retail rebates, kids and allowances and on paying -- or not paying -- for music.

Taking it day by day in the bayou

Tess Vigeland talks to Pete Gerica, a third-generation fisherman in New Orleans, about his outlook on the future of his livelihood.

Getting Personal

Host Tess Vigeland and economics editor Chris Farrell take your questions on personal finance. This week we hear how a clumsy bike trick led to a credit score of zero, how Warren Buffett's neighbor hopes to pass his own fortune down to the next generation and why a future politician is nervous about how a personal bankruptcy could affect a run at public office.
Posted In: Savings

How to become a hot broke mess

Tess Vigeland talks to a personal finance columnist Nancy Trejos, whose own personal finance mess is detailed in her new book "Hot (broke) Messes."
Posted In: Savings

Personal bankruptcy filings on the rise

Personal bankruptcies have been on the rise since the Great Recession, and with it, perhaps a decline in the stigma against throwing in the hat when your finances become too much.
Posted In: Savings

Go local with your money?

Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte weighs the pros and cons of moving your money to a community bank.
Posted In: Savings

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