Posted by Chau Tu

For Marketplace Money, Friday, October 1, 2010

This week's show had stories about people choosing not to follow conventions: "nevertirees" in Britain who are choosing to continue working instead of retiring, and not for the lack of wealth; and parents who aren't saving up for their children's college funds at all, hoping to save up for their own retirement or give their kids a kick of independence. Furthermore, Alison Green encouraged good employees to ask their boss for that raise. From the Sustainability Desk came a story about smart meters, and whether they actually helped in changing our energy usage. And finally, Tess and Kai Ryssdal from Marketplace sat down with Roger Ferguson, the CEO of TIAA-CREF, the largest private retirement system in the country, for an in-depth discussion on the future of retirement. And here are the songs we played:

  • I Never Want to See You Again - QuasiBuy
  • Wolves - DoshBuy
  • Yeah You're Right - The MetersBuy