Marketplace Money for Friday, May 10, 2013
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Do you ever look at your bank statement at the end of the month and wonder where your money went? From morning lattes, to lottery tickets and lunch dates, we'll talk about how your money trickles away on little things as well as big ticket items, like medical procedures. We'll share tips for how to save at the hospital and at college, and offer some advice on how to stop up other spending leaks. Plus, it's Mother's Day weekend. Comedian Paula Poundstone joins us to discuss why she doesn't want any gifts. And if you still need to get a gift -- eek! --we have some ideas for how to shop on a budget.
Posted In: mom, mother's day, spending, gifts, gift giving
According to The National Retail Federation, consumers will spend $20.7 billion on Mother's Day gifts this year, but Paula Poundstone, comedian and mom of three, thinks everyone should save their money.
Posted In: Personal Finance, Budgeting, retirement savings, spending
Whether it's lottery tickets, bar tabs or lunch dates, we all have something we spend money on that we think we shouldn't. But according to personal finance expert Paula Pant, waste is in the eye of the beholder.
Posted In: healthcare, health insurance, medical costs
New data released by the federal government reveals that costs for identical medical procedures can vary widely from hospital-to-hospital. So to get the best deal, you might have to do some comparison shopping.
Posted In: mother's day, gifts, shopping
Looking for the perfect gift to give to Mom this Mother's Day? How about a finding a deal that shows your affection and your practically -- something every mom can appreciate.