Marketplace Money for Friday, November 12, 2010

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Marketplace Money for Friday, November 12, 2010

Getting Personal: Spending your savings, credit reports

Tess and Marketplace Money economics editor, Chris Farrell take on listener questions about money.

A habit of learning about money early

Advocates for financial education say it's never too early to start teaching children about money. Tess Vigeland visits an elementary school classroom to see that idea put into action.
Posted In: Personal Finance

FDIC chair on how to talk to kids about money

FDIC head and children's book author Sheila Bair talks to Tess Vigeland about early lessons on handling money and finances and shares tips for raising money-savvy kids.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Leave the family finances to the math whiz

Money figures a lot into relationships, and there can usually be a difference to how each partner handles their finances. But one study says that the financial planning should really be handled by the one who knows the numbers. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Will the gold fever continue?

So far this year, the price of gold is up more than 20%, prompting a so-called "gold fever" on international markets. But will this fever break? Stephen Beard reports.

Finding the right time to buy your plane ticket

Flying somewhere this holiday season? The closer we get to the holidays, the higher airfares go. And we will pay them. But, timing isn't the only thing that we do wrong when it comes to picking a holiday flight. Steve Henn explains.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel

Letters: The Fed and the 'Outsourcerer'

Tess Vigeland and Marketplace Money's senior producer Deb Clark review what listeners had to say about stories involving QE2, the Sandwich Generation, musicians who have day jobs, and the comic book hero, "Unemployment Man."

Financially planning for your children's futures

So how soon should you start making financial plans for your kids? When they are in kindergarten? Before they start school? How about even before they're born! Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

There's more to an inheritance than money

New York Times columnist Paul Sullivan talks about what he and his wife hope their one-year-old daughter will inherit from them.
Posted In: Savings