Apr 20, 2012

Marketplace Money for Friday, April 20, 2012

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Well, Happy Financial Literacy Month everyone! Not quite sure how to celebrate? Maybe start with a little reflection. We'll visit a middle school where kids are learning to make smart money decisions. But, you don't have to be in a…

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Conversations with a fraud specialist

Reporter Stacey Vanek Smith shares details about her Italian vacation and more to a credit card fraud specialist.
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Financial literacy: No time like the present

Apr 20, 2012
Commentator Chris Farrell thinks there's no time like the present to get smart about your finances.

Food deserts: Just a mirage?

Apr 20, 2012
The New York Times' Gina Kolata reported this week on a series of recent studies debunking the idea that all impoverished areas are "food deserts."

Saving one park at a time

Apr 20, 2012
California is planning to close one quarter of its state parks, but if volunteer Carolyn Schoff has her way, Pio Pico Park won't be one of them.

Teaching kids to be financially literate

Apr 20, 2012
Launched in the aftermath of the riots that tore Los Angeles apart in 1992, Operation Hope has been educating young people about money and its power to elevate us.

National parks brace for record crowds

Apr 20, 2012
Yosemite ranger Kari Cobb talks about how the national parks are preparing for their upcoming week of free admission.

'Be prepared' ... financially

Apr 20, 2012
A new Girl Scout merit badged is aimed at preparing young women for their future with personal finance.

Living without money

Apr 20, 2012
Heidemarie Schwermer is taking thriftiness to an entirely new level.

Spending your windfall: What to do with found money

Apr 20, 2012
Deciding how to spend inheritance or a sudden windfall isn't as easy as it may seem. CBS MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger helps a listener make some important decisions.
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Well, Happy Financial Literacy Month everyone! Not quite sure how to celebrate? Maybe start with a little reflection. We’ll visit a middle school where kids are learning to make smart money decisions. But, you don’t have to be in a classroom to get a finance lesson. Money-savvy Girl Scouts can now earn personal finance badges. And, the national parks are free this week. So grab the kids, pack a lunch… We’ve got your guide on how to prepare for your weekend in the great outdoors.

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