Marketplace Money for Friday, April 1, 2011
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Susanna Wilson, the 70-year-old dressmaker interviewed for our series, Money Through the Ages, says she was overwhelmed by orders from listeners who heard her story of living without retirement. Now she gets advice on managing a growing business.
Headshots used to be just for people in the entertainment industry. But with social media and networking websites playing great roles in hiring, more average workers are booking photo sessions.
This week new rules from the Federal Reserve go into effect that aims to help consumers get a better deal on a home loan. The rules require brokers that sell mortgages to steer consumers to the lowest-price loan available.
Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof of the Los Angeles Times answer listeners' questions: What kinds of are tools available to contribute to your parents' long-term care? And what is the fairest way to settle a loan between family members?
A new book says it's no accident that our attitudes and feelings about food and money are connected. Author Geneen Roth joined host Tess Vigeland to talk about her new book, "Lost and Found: Unexpected Revelations about Food and Money."
The most significant portions of health care reform legislation don't go into effect for another few years. Meanwhile, some go without insurance at all. Others explore creative options while faced with rising insurance rates.