Marketplace Money for October 10-11, 2009

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Marketplace Money for October 10-11, 2009

Learning finance with guinea pigs

Bonnie Nevel and her 9-year-old daughter Rose Newell of Chapel Hill, N.C., share their story about Rose's valuable experience in saving and budgeting.
Posted In: Education

Kids and money: Have you had the talk?

Personal finance expert and author Beth Kobliner and her 13-year-old daughter, Rebecca, tell Tess Vigeland some of the lessons they've learned in their talks about about managing money.
Posted In: Education

Young and talking money, for the family

In many immigrant families, kids are the only ones with a strong enough grasp of English to interact with the teller at the bank. They act as translators and family budgeters. Mayra Jimenez shares her story.

A month of getting by on nothing

W. Hodding Carter and his family decided to try a little experiment: Go a whole month without spending -- anything. He talks with Tess Vigeland about the experience.
Posted In: Savings

Getting Personal

Tess Vigeland and Los Angeles Times consumer columnist David Lazarus answer listeners' questions, from how to prove you didn't receive income that the IRS says you did, to fighting back against debt-relief scams.

He's carrying out his takeout idea

Noah Glass was just about to start Harvard Business School when he threw that opportunity out the window to pursue his dream of starting a business that makes the buying of fast-food go faster. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Food

Mementos of a health care emergency

Reporter Julia Barton recounts the day her son was born, as well as the financial aftermath of the medical care it took to save his life.
Posted In: Health

EOB forms have some explaining to do

If there's one complaint common to people lucky enough to have health insurance, it's the explanation of benefits form that you get after visits to the doctor. As Tamara Keith reports, it needs a whole lot of explaining itself.
Posted In: Health

Time to rally behind the stock market?

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has declared the recession over. Stock prices have climbed. Yet, many investors are still cautious. Tess Vigeland talks to Bob Frick of Kiplinger's Personal Finance about whether this is a stock market rally we can trust.

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The Sidewinder (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (1999 - Remaster)
Lee Morgan
The Kids Don't Stand A Chance (Chromeo Remix)
Vampire Weekend

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