Marketplace Money for Friday, November 5, 2010

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Marketplace Money for Friday, November 5, 2010

Fed's quantitative easing doesn't help savers

The Fed is about to roll out another round of a process called quantitative easing. It's aimed to get interest rates down and make borrowing cheaper, as well as push Americans to spend more. But that's not a good thing for people who are trying to save. Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Banks, Investing, Personal Finance

If you see with your eye, you will buy

Food is usually more appealing once you can see it. But would you pay more for it too? One study says that once you can see and touch a product, you're more willing to pay a higher price for it. Tess Vigeland and Dr. Antonio Rangel test out the theory with the sweetest trick in the book: dessert.
Posted In: Food

A visit from the Fairy Jobmother

Tess Vigeland talks to the Fairy Jobmother, Hayley Taylor. She helps unemployed Americans find jobs on the new reality show on Lifetime.
Posted In: Jobs

Getting Personal: Loan transfers, relationship finances

Tess Vigeland talks to Liz Pulliam Weston about transferring loans, teaching your kids about money and the finances of your better (or worse) half.

Sandwich Generation gets squeezed

Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland talks with Ron Lieber of the New York Times talks about about the struggles of the Sandwich Generation, people who care for their elderly parents and their older children at the same time.
Posted In: Retirement

The New Superhero: The Adventures of Unemployed Man

"An adventure to bring comic relief to millions of heroes struggling through THE GREAT RECESSION!" it says on the official website for the Unemployed Man comic. Here are a few pages from the comic book.

New rules to clean up for-profit schools

The Obama administration has just released a bunch of new rules aimed at for-profit colleges. Education correspondent Amy Scott talks with Tess Vigeland about how these rules will affect for-profits and why the most controversial rule was put off for a while.
Posted In: Education

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