Marketplace Money for June 24, 2011

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Marketplace Money for June 24, 2011

One man's junk is another man's investment

Author Zac Bissonnette argues why decorating his first place with used items is not only more interesting, but a better investment.

How the debt ceiling affects the average American

The congressional debate over whether to raise or not raise the federal debt ceiling may seem like a faraway battle. But Congress' decision will have a real impact on the pocketbooks of Americans.

Making sense of home prices

We all know that a home's value is whatever a buyer and seller can agree on. But that doesn't stop us from sometimes wondering what it's worth or believing what we were seeing. So we invited Stan Humphries,'s chief economist to explain it to us.
Posted In: Housing

Letters: They don't deserve another mortgage!

Tess Vigeland and producer Megan Larson go through the Money mailbag.
Posted In: Housing

Getting Personal: Saving for grandchildren, retirement or a wedding?

Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and Los Angeles Times' consumer columnist David Lazarus answer listener questions.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Renting: It's a landlord's market

With more renters crowding the market, the cost of rent is going up. Forget landlords offering free rent or a TV to get you to rent; renters have to appeal to landlords.
Posted In: Housing

Branding yourself through social media

Marketing and career coach Tim Tyrell-Smith and host Tess Vigeland discuss how you can develop your own brand promise.

What's in your wallet, Brian Morton?

A professor keeps a few of his favorite things in his wallet: A gift card to a beer store and a photo of his wife from the first time he met her.

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Our House (Album Version)
Things Can Only Get Better
Howard Jones
Benny Goodman
You Talk

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