Marketplace Money for Friday, May 21, 2010

Episode Description 
Each week on Marketplace Money, host Tess Vigeland looks at the week's major national and international stories that will impact the average listener's wallet.

Greek crisis may have impact in U.S.

Tess Vigeland talks to Jacob Kirkegaard about how Greece's financial crisis can have an impact on American workers and the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Investing, Travel

Reconsidering the retail rebate

Legislators in New Jersey introduce a bill that would make sure consumers get their rebates, without the hassle of paperwork.
Posted In: Retail

Gulf Shore family trying to stay afloat

The Thrasher family of Gulf Shores, Ala. are barely hanging on financially after a series of hurricanes, the mortgage crisis and now, the BP oil spill.
Posted In: Jobs, Savings

Credit cards are back with open arms

But consumers aren't exactly rushing back to the plastic.

Drachma dreams

As Greece falls into a recession, Greeks are girding themselves for a tough financial future and pining for the days of the drachma.

Needs and Wants: Kids and Allowances

Beth Kobliner and her daughter, Becca, negotiate an allowance system that both can agree on.
Posted In: Savings

Getting Personal

Tess Vigeland and personal finance expert Kathy Kristof of CBS MoneyWatch take your questions on how money mixes with romance and family.
Posted In: Jobs, Taxes

Time for a Roman holiday?

David Lytle of Frommers.com talks to Tess Vigeland on how best to take advantage of the falling value of the euro against the dollar and the unrest in Greece.
Posted In: Travel

Music from this show

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Como Se Goza En El Barrio
Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos
I Am So Ordinary
Paula Cole
Light Powered
Deastro
Kritikos Horos / Theme From 'Zorba The Greek'
Mikis Theodorakis
Casbah Musette
René Ninforge et son accordéon musette
Give It All Back
Big Fuzz