Marketplace Money for Friday, November 9, 2012

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The country voted this past week. What does President Barack Obama's re-election mean for health care and the fiscal cliff? We also look at the impact of local elections on your personal finance. Plus, America honors its veterans this week. Their biggest burdens aren't just mental or physical -- they're also financial. And in a perfect world, you would only have to pay for the cable channels you actually watch, right? We're exploring the future of TV.
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A letter from Tess

Tess Vigeland shares a few observations after hosting Marketplace Money for six years.
Posted In: letter
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The argument in favor of payday lending

Critics of payday lending say the industry is ripe for abuse and should be tightly controlled. Commentator Tom Lehman says the practice can actually be helpful, for individuals and the financial system as a whole.
Posted In: payday loans
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A veteran serves his country through farming

Most of us don't think of the words "farmer" and "soldier" together. But surprisingly, farming may be a great option for soldiers returning home from war.
Posted In: farming, farmers, veterans, PTSD
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Patients should discuss money with their doctors

When you receive bad news from your physician, money is often the last thing on your mind. But it's something you should consider. One doctor offers a few tips.
Posted In: Health, health care, doctor, patient advocate
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Health care, fiscal cliff still raising questions post-election

Now that President Barack Obama has been re-elected, it's time to get to work. Two pressing issues: moving forward with the Affordable Care Act and the looming fiscal cliff.
Posted In: health care, insurance exchanges, fiscal cliff
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The future of TV: A pay-per-network model?

Can you imagine a future where you pay only for the TV channels you actually watch?
Posted In: television, cable
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Websites encourage kids to learn about finance online

Virtual bank accounts allow parents to deposit allowance online and teach kids about spending and saving.
Posted In: Kids and money, financial literacy
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Arizona board grants emergency funds to needy vets

Vets often face long delays in resolving disability claims, and need assistance to tide them over.
Posted In: veterans, disability, Iran, afghanistan, Vietnam
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Why local elections matter more to your personal finance

Elections with national implications get a lot of media attention, but it's the local races that can have a huge impact on the lives of everyday Americans.
Posted In: elections, local, local government

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The Way Forward
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