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How are Americans preparing for a possible default?

Jul 27, 2011
As the August 2nd default deadline approaches, people are buying up gold coins and locking in mortgage interest rates to prepare for a worst-case scenario.
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Freakonomics: Death on payday?

Jul 26, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner explains his findings on the connection between paydays and mortality rates, which may make you rethink about spending your paycheck right away.
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Do you really know your credit score?

Jul 22, 2011
The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a report on credit scores. It turns out the credit score number you have isn't necessarily the one businesses are using to decide whether to lend to you.
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How to sell yourself, literally

Jul 22, 2011
Looking to make a little extra cash? Reporter Adriene Hill shares what body parts and fluids people can sell legally in the U.S.
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Getting Personal: A YouTube business, the risk tolerance for a circus aerialist

Jul 22, 2011
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus, consumer columnist for the Los Angeles Times answer listener questions.
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Suze Orman on the financial basics, FICO

Jul 22, 2011
Financial guru Suze Orman discusses why it's hard for some people to hear the truth about their finances and her issue with FICO.
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Getting Personal: What to do with extra cash

Jul 15, 2011
Money host Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell answer listener questions.
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How the new financial bureau will protect consumers

Jul 15, 2011
A supporter of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau talks to Tess Vigeland about how he thinks the bureau will help consumers.
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Piggy Bank Award: TIAA-CREF success

Jul 8, 2011
Tempted to tap your 401(k) or maybe your TIAA-CREF account? Think again. A Colorado listener had the same temptation -- in 1978. He kept it, and has been laughing to the bank ever since.
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Getting Personal: Paying for college with life insurance, or with savings

Jul 7, 2011
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and Kiplinger's Kathy Kristof answer listener questions.
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