Marketplace Money for Friday September 17, 2010

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Marketplace Money for Friday September 17, 2010

Why we give up our privacy so easily

There was an uproar when Facebook fiddled with its privacy settings -- but really, people willingly give up their privacy all the time for perks like coupons and discounts.

Improving your credit score: The facts

Tess Vigeland talks to credit score expert Liz Pulliam Weston on how to improve your credit score.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance

Foster care, from a guardian's perspective

Following a real-life foster care success story, Tess Vigeland talks to the guardian behind it.
Posted In: Savings

The quest for the perfect credit score

Some people want to climb to the top of Kilimanjaro; Chris Peplinski just wants a perfect credit score.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Personal Finance

Marriage and finance: poll results

We asked you about your spousal finance arrangements, and here are your varied answers.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Getting Personal: Growing your savings, a less risky retirement

Tess and Marketplace Money economics editor Chris Farrell talk to a professional mixed martial arts fighter looking to grow his savings, and planning for retirement with the least amount of risk as possible.

Silicon Valley's uneven employment rates

While hundreds of positions are open at the tech companies of Silicon Valley, the unemployment rate is still 11.5 percent. The divide between the young engineers and the old may play a role, and that divide may be getting wider.
Posted In: Internet, Jobs

"Meflation": determining what's better for you

Interest rates could change again soon. To prepare for inflation or deflation, Wall Street Journal columnist Jason Zweig suggests considering the personal consequences for each.
Posted In: Investing

Are municipal bonds still a safe investment?

With American cities facing unprecedented budget cuts, the municipal bonds market is causing concerns. But experts say that by keeping a close eye, investors can still have a lot of leverage.
Posted In: Investing

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Knocked Up
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Private Life
Grace Jones
Don't You (Forget About Me)
Simple Minds

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