Marketplace Money for Friday, March 11, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, March 11, 2011

AARP challenges HUD on reverse mortgages

Tess Vigeland talks to Jean Constantine-Davis, a lawyer with the AARP Foundation, about the AARP's lawsuit against the U.S. housing department.
Posted In: Housing

Future retirees beware: Biased investment advice

Tess Vigeland talks to Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary about what people should be aware of when they receive advice on their 401(k) plans.
Posted In: Retirement

A loan option for those with bad or not credit

Many banks are cutting interest rates for their best credit customers, but for most of the population, credit is still hard to come by. One option for some in California is a fast growing company that offers loans to low income Latinos.

B of A lowers interest rates for some cardholders

Are you one of the lucky ones? Bank of America so far is the only card company who's admitted publicly of lowering rates. Reporter Stacey Vanek Smith says this may be a sign that credit card issuers are loosening up.
Posted In: Credit Cards

What's in your wallet, Neal Radler?

Neal Radler talks about why he keeps his grandfather's library card in his wallet.

Explaining financial behavior on a napkin

Tess Vigeland talks to Carl Richards about the simple napkin drawings he uses to explain our complicated relationships with money.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Getting Personal: Starting a business, new investing rules

Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus of the Los Angeles Times answer your questions about the new rules of investing for twenty-somethings, starting a business and an update on a previous caller and his dream convertible.

Do you deserve your tax breaks?

As commentator Ron Lieber filled out his taxes and saw all the breaks he's entitled to, he wondered why he qualifies for them at all.
Posted In: Taxes

Helping seniors downsize their belongings

After decades of living, you end up with a lot of stuff. "Senior movers" help confront the mess when seniors decide to downsize and move to a smaller home or a senior living community.
Posted In: Retirement

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Wolves
Dosh
The Repudiated Immortals
Of Montreal
A Staff Of Strength In The Hands Of The Righteous
The Sway Machinery
Baby's Arms
Kurt Vile
Vision One
Röyksopp