Marketplace Money for Friday, October 7, 2011
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We learn some tips from the Consumers Union on how to make that transition as pain-free as possible. Those "free" checking accounts may never have been free to begin with. Humorist Kristina Wong wonders why more Americans aren't taking to the street, considering there are many reasons for citizens to get angry (bank fees included). Some formerly abused are learning to manage money, as a means to protect themselves. And we learned the appeal of financial blogging.
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Tess Vigeland and personal finance columnist Liz Weston answer listeners' personal finance questions.
This week's winner is a college grad who chose a unique way to put himself in front of employers in a big way.
Americans have a lot to fume about -- still-high unemployment, disappearing retirement accounts, the increasing rich-poor gap. Humorist Kristina Wong wonders why more Americans aren't expressing that anger.
We take a peek into the wallet of personal finance columnist Liz Weston, whose job is to teach others how to keep more cash in their wallets.
We dig into the Marketplace Money mailbag to see what you think of our stories.
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