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Can a bank cry all the way to itself?

Sep 29, 2007
Last year, banks made a fortune through fees from customers' overdraft charges. Exactly how much? Tess Vigeland talks with Leslie Parrish of the Center for Responsible Lending, who co-authored a study that puts the figure in the billions.
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'Your Money and Your Brain'

Sep 22, 2007
Theories abound about why we act the way we do about money. An entire scientific field called neuroeconomics is dedicated to studying our brains on money. And Jason Zweig has written a book about it. He talked with Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Books, Savings

Marketplace Money Mailbag

Sep 22, 2007
Chris Farrell and Tess Vigeland answer questions submitted by listeners.
Posted In: Investing, Savings

Debt consolidators to watch out for

Sep 14, 2007
It's easy to type "debt consolidation" into a search engine and get help from any of the firms listed. But some credit solutions companies might just create more problems. Ashley Milne-Tyte gives us some red flags.
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Watch out for those library fines

Sep 10, 2007
With Wall Street still caught up in its liquidity crisis, it's probably a good time for those with squeaky clean credit records to keep them that way. Commentator Susan Lee says you'd be surprised how much even the littlest things can hurt.
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Syria transfers to modern banking

Sep 10, 2007
Imagine a place with no loans, no checks and no credit cards. That was the Syrian economy just a couple of years ago. But now the government is modernizing the financial system, with private banks leading the way. Jennifer Glasse reports.
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Wedding costs: Do I barf or laugh?

Aug 22, 2007
Perhaps the biggest party you'll ever throw is a wedding. Michelle Philippe is trying to keep things on track and the costs in line for her big day.
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529 ways to save for college

Aug 17, 2007
When it comes to college, high school seniors have a lot to consider. But if their parents opened up a 529 plan, one thing they won't have to think about is where to get the money to pay for it. Tess Vigeland talks to Money Magazine writer Penelope Wang.
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Some flyers go the distance

Aug 10, 2007
Most people don't mind flying -- except when they're forced to endure long hours and multiple stop-overs. But there is one type of traveler that not only doesn't mind stop-overs, they ask for them. Tess talks to Wired Magazine writer Dave Demerjian about "mileage runners."
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Mailbag for Friday, August 10, 2007

Aug 10, 2007
Chris Farrell answers listener questions about using a custodial account, opening a home equity loan and allocating a retirement account.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

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