Posted by Christina Huh
For Marketplace Money, Friday, July 22, 2011
Carmageddon? Might as well been Lame-ageddon. We learn how to potentially push people to save for retirement using the same the same fear tactics CalTrans used to keep L.A. residents off the roads last weekend. Suze Orman shares her thoughts on why people need to know the financial basics and how she'd like to see FICO change. And speaking of FICO, did you know that even if you get your score from the three credit rating agencies, you may still not have the full picture of your credit score?
The Dodd-Frank financial reform law went into effect one year ago this week. Financial expert Richard Barrington gives us his review of how effective the act is. Nancy Marshall Genzer plays a bit of a party pooper and talks to several generations of her family about Social Security. Reporter Adriene Hill shares ways to make money by just being yourself -- and giving away part of it. And the Dinner Part Download guys, Rico and Brendan, share how to throw a party this hot, stick summer without a huge air conditioning tab. And here are the songs we played: