Posted by Christina Huh
For Marketplace Money, Friday, October 14, 2011
Our parents have a huge influence on how we manage our money. Personal finance columnist Linda Stern talks about what she learned from her mother’s retirement and death. Also with matters close to home, author Jennifer Reese shares what items are more cost-effective to buy and what you should just pick up in the store (bagels, make at home; jam, butter and cream cheese pick up in the store). Car-sharing services are on the rise. Auto makers aren’t shaking in their boots; many are actually embracing it, saying it will lead to greater sales of their cars.
Reporter Stacey Vanek Smith talks to the diverse group that makes up the Occupy Wall Street protest in Zuccotti Park. And a “one-percenter” — investment adviser Josh Brown — explains to the executives of his industry why American citizens are so angry at them. Tess Vigeland and Marketplace’s economics editor Chris Farrell dish out financial advice, including how to get out of $85,000 in debt. A former personal trainer, who suffered a terrible car accident, shared what he keeps in his wallet to keep himself positive. Here are the songs we played: