Marketplace Money for Friday, October 4, 2013

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Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. And yearning to move... up. Isn't that idea of economic mobility central to who we are as Americans? So what does it mean now? Is there a glass floor, preventing people from improving their lives? Plus, a look at foreign and domestic adoptions. What you should look for in an agency? What should you prepare for in terms of costs? Perspectives from a family and a social worker. And, lots of you wrote in asking this question…How do you fix an error on a credit report. Are all errors worth your time?

How to fix an error on your credit report: A guide

Fixing a mistake in your credit report can be frustrating and complicated. Here's a guide to help you know where to go and what to do.
Posted In: credit report, credit score

7 lessons the U.S. government could learn from Marketplace Money

Our listeners are a smart, helpful bunch when it comes to money. Congress seems like it could use some help...
Posted In: government, Personal Finance, government shutdown 2013

Is adoption an affordable option for you?

We hear all the time about how expensive adopting a child can be -- but what can prospective parents really expect when they start the process?
Posted In: family, adoption, adoptive parents, children

Can the government take on good and bad debt?

For personal purposes, there is a difference between 'good debt' and 'bad debt' -- but can the government make the same distinction?
Posted In: government spending, debt, investment, whiteboard

The problem with 'opportunity hoarding'

You've heard about the glass ceiling. But what about a "glass floor"?
Posted In: glass ceiling, economic mobility

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Ronald Jenkees
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Ronald Jenkees
To Record Only Water For Ten Days (U.S. Version)
John Frusciante

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