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Marketplace Money for July 23, 2010

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Marketplace Money for July 23, 2010

There's only so much you can teach your kids

For better or for worse, kids take after their parents -- but studies show parental influence only goes so far when it comes to how your children will handle money.
Posted In: Savings

Will the jobless benefits extension help?

Tess Vigeland talks to economist Richard DeKaser about the effect unemployment benefits will have on the economy.
Posted In: Jobs

Teaching financial literacy

Tess Vigeland talks to personal finance expert Beth Kobliner about the Office of Financial Literacy, which will conduct two studies on financial literacy. Will these studies be the death of the financial literacy education idea or will it actually help us in the long run?
Posted In: Education, Personal Finance

Lawsuit against 99 Cent Only store

The 99 Cent Only store's new price hike has sparked two class action lawsuits accusing the discounter with false advertising.

Can banks do more?

Community activists recently demonstrated outside JP Morgan Chase offices in California. Protesters asked why banks don't use all resources available to help modify mortgages. Bob Moon investigates.
Posted In: Housing

Mortgage modification madness

Many current homeowners are trying to figure out what to do about their mortgages. The government's fix-it programs and the banks appear to be generating more confusion than modifications.
Posted In: Housing

Are new rates a draw for buyers?

Mortgage rates are now at historic lows -- 4.56 percent. Marketplace asked realtors across the country whether or not the new rates are encouraging potential home buyers.
Posted In: Housing

Getting Personal

Tess Vigeland and Los Angeles Times columnist David Lazarus answer listener questions including how to get a project loan on property, should one get a collateral loan and what is the best way to save a set amount of money.
Posted In: Personal Finance

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Wolves
Dosh
The Glow
RJD2
Complicated [Explicit]
The Cliks