Apr 22, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, April 22, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, April 22, 2011

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Money-saving car insurance tips

Apr 22, 2011
Insure.com's Amy Danise discusses why your zip code matters to insurers and how you can get a better insurance rate. Plus, she tells us the least and most expensive cars to insure.

What's in your wallet, Lauren McMahon?

Lauren McMahon from Pasadena, Calif., shares with us the contents of her wallet.

Improving the transportation experience with transit apps

Apr 22, 2011
More and more software developers are creating transportation apps to save you time, and hopefully money.

The dark side to home ownership

Apr 22, 2011
Americans like to hold a glowing vision of private home ownership as a gateway to independence, safety and freedom. But then we got a stark glimpse of reality with the collapse of the housing market.

Piggy Award: Business professor learns a lesson

Apr 22, 2011
This week's Marketplace Money Piggy Award goes to a business professor in Atlanta, Ga., who learned an important lesson about being cheated by her bank.

Getting Personal: Investing, life insurance, magazine subscriptions

Apr 22, 2011
Tess Vigeland and L.A. Times columnist David Lazarus offer advice on bogus magazine subscriptions, life insurance policies, and answer questions involving investing and debt.

Is health reform unleashing an entrepreneurial wave?

Apr 22, 2011
Under the Obama health plan, it's supposed to get easier to find and keep affordable insurance if you leave a job and strike out as an individual entrepreneur. But is that actually happening?

Mastering the art of sucking up

Apr 22, 2011
Flattery can lead to success. But obvious flattery can be detrimental. Here's how you can master the art of brown-nosing.

When will we hit bottom in the housing market?

Apr 22, 2011
Stan Humphries, chief economist at Zillow, discusses the current state of the housing market and when we might see a bottom in home prices.

Financial behavior on a napkin: 'She says, I hear'

Apr 22, 2011
Have you ever had a discussion about money that seemed to go in circles? Carl Richards explains how we carry around "baggage" that can influence our conversations about money.