Marketplace Money for Friday, March 9, 2012
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Marketplace's Sarah Gardner sits in as guest host for Tess Vigeland this week as we take a look at the so-called "student-loan debt bomb." Also on the show, bill collectors have found new and disturbing ways to turn a profit. We look at what the government's doing to protect you from "zombie" debt. And, what exactly do Girl Scouts learn by selling those Samoas and Do-Si-Do's? Listen to that and more this week on Marketplace Money.
Posted In: Girl Scouts, cookies, Kids and money
It's Girl Scout cookie season and you know what that means: Swaths of girls and parents hawking Thin Mints and Do-Si-Dos in supermarket parking lots and workplaces across the country. But what's the real lesson here?
Posted In: student loan, debt
Total outstanding student loan debt is expected to surpass a trillion dollars in 2012. So what does that mean for education and the economy?