Marketplace Money for May 17-18, 2008

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Marketplace Money for May 17-18, 2008

Payday lenders take to the web

Despite a bad reputation, payday loan stores are popping up on every corner and now, online. Scott asks Stephen Franklin about the success of payday lenders and the pitfalls of signing up.

Using the Internet to make ends meet

With budgets tight, more people are turning to the Internet to trade their possessions for cash. Scott speaks to one such seller who just parted with his prized amp collection.

Day in the Work Life: Casting director

Are you one of the millions of waiters in LA hoping for your big break? On this week's "A Day in the Work Life," we see how casting director Felicia Fasano finds the next famous face.

Getting Personal

In this edition of Getting Personal, Chris and Scott talk about a sorority's collection agency threat, dissolving an LLC, timeshares and digging up an investment firm's past.

Subscribe to your favorite toilet paper

The Internet has allowed us to automate more aspects of our lives. Commentator Ron Lieber introduces us to the next step: subscription toiletries, courtesy of Amazon.

Less wheat means more dough

Wheat shortages mean rising prices for a loaf of bread. Ashley Milne-Tyte examines the impact on bakers and bread lovers alike.

Straight Story: At the core of inflation

If prices are up, how are inflation fears decreasing? Economics editor Chris Farrell sets the story straight, explaining how the CPI relates to your rising grocery bill.

Switching to a Roth IRA

A down market can be the best time to rearrange your money. Scott talks to Christine Fahlund about taking advantage of the moment to convert your Traditional IRA to a Roth.
Posted In: Retirement

Finding a financial planner

We'd all like some guidance on our finances, but how can you make sure your adviser has your best interests in mind? Jeremy Hobson explains how to pick the right financial planner.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

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Boss Bird: Studio Recordings, 1944-1951
Welcome to Balanceland
Peace Orchestra