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Explainer: Debt downgrade and your wallet

Aug 8, 2011
How American consumers will be affected: most mortgages and credit card interest rates are tied to U.S. Treasuries. That means higher mortgage payments and credit card bills.
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The touchy business of relationships and money

Aug 5, 2011
Family and friends are the people you turn to in times of great need. But things can get a bit sticky when that need is a financial one.
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Getting Personal: Paying off your mortgage, funding retirement

Aug 5, 2011
Tess and MSN's personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston answer listener questions.
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How should individual investors respond to the volatile markets?

Aug 5, 2011
CBS MoneyWatch editor-at-large Jill Schlesinger explains how your personal finance is affected by the hopeful jobs numbers and depressing market conditions
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The financial and psychological pinch of the recession

Aug 5, 2011
Author Don Peck examines how the Great Recession has affected individual Americans financially and psychologically, and discusses what impact those changes will have on American society overall.
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Debt ceiling deal unlikely to tackle taxes

Aug 1, 2011
Republican and Democratic lawmakers are expected to vote today on the tentative deal to raise the debt ceiling. But it's unclear what, if any, of the budget solution will come from taxes.
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What to do in a time of financial uncertainty

Jul 29, 2011
It's easy to panic in these shaky economic times, but two financial experts give their advice on how to maintain perspective and control over yourself and your money.
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The Tooth Fairy's feeling the recession too

Jul 29, 2011
Even people in the magical realm have tightened their belts since the Great Recession. The Tooth Fairy has been paying children less money for their baby teeth.
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Getting Personal: Tax burdens and deliniquent student loans

Jul 29, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof from Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine answer listener's money questions.
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American economic dominance at risk?

Jul 27, 2011
Alan Beattie of the Financial Times discusses why the debt drama in Washington is problematic for the world
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