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Marketplace Money for Friday, March 28, 2014

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This week on Marketplace Money, guest host Lizzie O’Leary presents a special collaboration with the Your Money section of the New York Times called “Work in America.” Marketplace reporters Mitchell Hartman and Adriene Hill and Times reporters Tara Siegel Bernard and Paul Sullivan join the program to examine the personal finance issues surrounding young workers, temporary/freelance employees, gender discrimination in the workplace and mid-career workers who want to change professions. Also, Helaine Olen, author of “Pound Foolish” explores the challenges of being in the workforce at retirement age and Kimberly Palmer, author of “The Economy of You,” offers tips on how to successfully take on a side gig or start a second career.

Discriminate against the old? Even the old do it

Academics are increasingly releasing data that they hope will reach those in a position to hire, promote and pay older adults.
Posted In: Retirement, workplace, age discrimination

Moving past gender barriers to negotiate a raise

Discrimination persists in the workplace and can emerge when women act as their own advocates to seek a raise, experts say.
Posted In: raise, workplace culture, workplace, women

A degree in hand, but a slow start up the career ladder

College graduates who started careers recently are having a hard time finding a good job.
Posted In: recession, career

The D.I.Y. career

Freelance workers piece together a living in the temp economy.
Posted In: freelancing

Millennials at work: Young and callow, like their parents

Complaining about the work habits of the young goes back to the ancients.
Posted In: Millenials

Leaving the comfort zone to learn computer code

A cadre of students determined to master software engineering, even in their 50s.

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Just Ain't Gonna Work Out [Explicit]
Mayer Hawthorne
Taxi Driver: Original Soundtrack Recording
Bernard Herrmann, Bernard Herrmann
Like A Boss [Explicit]
Slim Thug
Growing Old Is Getting Old
Silversun Pickups
Future Shock
Herbie Hancock