Marketplace Money for Friday, March 1, 2013

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Sequester. Sequester. Sequester. We have everything you want to know about government spending cuts and some sound advice for planning your sequester survival strategy. Plus, the zip code you live in can have a big impact on your economic destiny. That notion is at the heart of a number of local and federal anti-poverty initiatives called "residential mobility" programs. Also, why Houston has the healthiest housing market, the French art of seduction, and why it's important to achieve financial intimacy.

How will the sequester affect you?

Sequester, sequester, sequester. How much doom and gloom should everyday Americans be ready for?
Posted In: sequester, sequestration

Moving 'up' isn't as easy as you might think

Relocating to a safer neighborhood with better schools can help families move up the economic ladder. But the change can be stressful, and complicated.
Posted In: economic mobility, section 8 housing

Apple to settle over kids' iTunes charges

Apple agreed to pay $100 million to parents whose kids racked up charges playing supposedly free mobile-device games. It has also since added parental controls to prevent unauthorized iTunes purchases by young gamers.
Posted In: app, itunes, apple

French counseling firms teach the art of seduction

From books and plays like "Dangerous Liaisons" and Molière's "Don Juan" to the recent movie "Heartbreaker," seduction has always loomed large in French culture. But is it still true today?
Posted In: France, love

Learning financial intimacy: What's your money type?

Money may not buy you love, but it can buy you heartache. Learn about which money type you are and how you can be more financially intimate.
Posted In: Love and money, love, couples and money

Baltimore: You know you're wealthy when...

People from Baltimore finish the sentence, "You know you're wealthy when..."
Posted In: Baltimore, wealth

Yee-haw! Why Houston's housing market is growing so fast

Why was Houston, Texas, just named the "healthiest housing market for 2013?" Realtor Thai Klam helps explain.
Posted In: Housing, texas, Houston

Letters: Why is my refi on hold?

What should you do when your refinance request was approved, but then delayed? What are the risks of refinancing with a smaller banking institution? L.A. Times consumer columnist David Lazarus and Redfin's Glenn Kelman tackle your housing questions.
Posted In: letters

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A Fishy Tale
Nicky Spesh
Whoa Now (clean LP)
B Rich
All My Ex's Live In Texas
George Strait
Cuts Like A Knife
Bryan Adams

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