Marketplace Money for Friday, November 4, 2011

Episode Description 
We talk to the author of a classic job-hunting book "What color is your parachute?" and offer some job-hunting advice. Plus, find out which city leads the nation in credit scores in this episode of Marketplace Money from American Public Media.

Getting Personal: Family financial matters

Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof of Kiplinger's Magazine answer listeners questions.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Piggy Bank Award: Teaching the true cost of college

We are rewarding a math teacher today for helping her students understand the costs of college attendance.
Posted In: Education

'What color is your parachute?' -- 40 years later

We talk to the author of a classic job-hunting book about whether his advice still applies in today's market.
Posted In: Jobs

Wisc. city tops nation in credit scores

A combination of a diverse economy, affordable housing and hard-working citizens may be the reason why Wasau, Wisc. boasts the highest credit scores per capita in the U.S.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Low credit scores plague Texas cities

Low incomes along with a lack of financial literacy make residents of Harlingen, Texas, susceptible to crushing credit score choices.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Personal finance for life

Marketplace's Chris Farrell shares what he learned about personal finance at his latest college reunion.

What's in your wallet, Lee Transue?

A New Yorker decides to clean out his wallet and finds a lucky charm he got in New Orleans.

Creating jobs with a caffeine fix

Starbucks is going to tackle the jobs problem in the U.S. by helping finance microloans to American small businesses.
Posted In: Jobs

How to crack into today's job market

The tiny increases in jobs in the U.S. aren't anything to shout about, but it means that someone out there is now employed. We look at what it takes to get a job in today's market.
Posted In: Jobs

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Hot Cakes
El Ten Eleven
Milky Way
Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!)
Sufjan Stevens
Brand New Life
Young Marble Giants
Oink, Oink Mambo (Digitally Remastered 95)
Chuy Reyes

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