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What makes the dollar strong?

Aug 23, 2019

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Candace Manriquez Wrenn

Director/producer

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I direct and produce live broadcasts of “Marketplace Morning Report.” That means I deal with people and sound, and come game time, I make sure the show airs on time.

What was your first job?

My very first job was as a carhop at a Sonic Drive-Thru in Cedar Hill, Texas. I wore skates and everything.

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

From my experience, some people think that the “Morning Report” is recorded. It is NOT. As such, I am up at 1 a.m. to get the first American broadcast on air at 3:51 a.m. PST.

What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?

Don't worry about attaining a fancy degree. Having passion and principles can take you far. (BTW, neither of my degrees are fancy).

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Breathing room. Whether you have millions in the bank or just enough to get by if a serious life event happens, money can give you such psychological peace.

 

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Voting rights advocates equate fees to modern-day poll tax

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In most states, a felony conviction can result in the loss of voting rights for some period of time.
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The rise of student loan consolidation scams (and options for actual help)

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Understanding the fine print

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Marriage and money: Tips before you walk down the aisle

by Candace Manriquez Wrenn Jun 13, 2014
What you should know before taking the plunge.
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The resurgence of HELOCs

by Candace Manriquez Wrenn Jun 6, 2014
Home equity lines of credit were popular before the recession, and now they're making a comeback.
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How the recession shaped a more humble generation

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A new study says that individuals who grow up during a recession temper traits of narcissism.