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Elizabeth Warren, special adviser on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, talks with Tess Vigeland about what has been done so far to set up the agency and what major concerns consumers have at the moment.
A new online game called SPENT helps players imagine the reality of living below the poverty level. Host Tess Vigeland explores what playing SPENT teaches you with Patrice Nelson, executive director of Urban Ministries, which helped co-develop the game.
"Crash taxes" may go by other names, but they're essentially fees for public services like fire department response and clean-up in auto accidents. But who should foot the bill?
Can thinking like an economist spruce up your sex life and help get the dirty dishes clean? Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson, authors of "Spousonomics," talk with Tess Vigeland about why treating your marriage like a business partnership might help solve some of your marital issues.
Tess Vigeland and senior producer Deborah Clark goes over listener responses to recent stories. This week: People who want to offer their zip code to the cashier, and the good and the bad of reverse mortgages.
Tess Vigeland and MSN's Liz Weston answer listener questions. This week, Liz offers suggestions on the best way to get out of debt and tell us whether or not it's wise to invest in the stock market over the housing industry.
Marketplace Money for February 18, 2011