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Share your wedding spending regrets! 

Jun 6, 2024
Did you buy an expensive, unattractive bridesmaid dress or splurge on catering that gave your guests food poisoning? We want to hear about it.
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Trouble with the FAFSA form this year? Tell us your questions

Feb 15, 2024
The new FAFSA form was supposed to simplify the application process, but the roll-out has hit some snags.
People have reported glitches with the new FAFSA.
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We want your “shrinkflation” stories

Feb 8, 2023
It’s a sneaky tactic to hide inflation: reduce a product’s size, but not its price.
Packages of 4.5 ounce Chobani Flips, that were previously 5.3 ounces, are displayed on a shelf at Target. Some companies are using a tactic known as "shrinkflation," where the product gets smaller, but the price stays the same.
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Have you been laid off? Share your story 

Nov 7, 2022
Getting laid off is demoralizing, with many companies doing a terrible job of communicating the decision to their employees.
Twitter laid off half its workforce on Friday, although reports say that the company is asking some of its laid-off staff to come back in.
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Since Sandy Hook killings a decade ago, Congress has put no limits on gun sales

May 25, 2022
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting, Marketplace looked into background checks and gun purchases. We're revisiting some of that reporting today.
An officer walks outside of Robb Elementary School on May 25. The day before, a gunman killed 19 students and two adults.
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Former Chair Ben Bernanke takes long view of Federal Reserve's current challenges

May 17, 2022
“I think it's important to look back at history,” said the former leader of the U.S. central bank.
During an interview with Kai Ryssdal of "Marketplace," former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke discussed how the Federal Reserve has dealt with inflation in the past as well as its current approach.
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Fed Chair Jerome Powell: "Whether we can execute a soft landing or not, it may actually depend on factors that we don't control."

May 12, 2022
"I think the one thing we really cannot do is to fail to restore price stability," Powell told Kai Ryssdal.
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, left, speaks with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
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Introducing Million Bazillion Academy!

Apr 4, 2022
Our free month-long email newsletter course is here to make your kids smarter about money. Sign-up today!
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Share your story: Have you experienced a health parity violation?

Jan 24, 2022
The Department of Labor's parity report finds that mental health care is treated unfairly by insurers.
Some people may forgo mental health services because they're too pricey — even with health insurance.
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