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Apr 6, 2012

Marketplace Money for Friday, April 6, 2012

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Lots of older Americans went back to school, hoping to land a better paying job. But now millions of seniors are saddled with student loan debt. We'll hear what their options are. And, weddings can get pretty pricey for more…

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New broker fees could raise costs for investors

Apr 6, 2012
Senior business correspondent reports on brokers charging mutual fund companies higher sales fees.

How to save for the year of weddings

Apr 6, 2012
Going to a wedding can be fun but going to multiple weddings in one year can get expensive. Marketplace Public Insight producer Angela Kim has been to her share of weddings and discusses her experience.

In the spotlight: Senior student debt

Apr 6, 2012
People age 60 and older owe more than $36 billion in student loans. Tess discusses the latest debt bubble with Marketplace Education correspondent Amy Scott.

For penning a money-savvy rap

Apr 6, 2012
This week's Piggy Award goes to a money-smart teen who practices what she raps.

Educating kids for the factories of the future

Apr 6, 2012
West Chicago magnet prepares students for high-skill manufacturing jobs, and for college

Half a million bucks in student debt?

Apr 6, 2012
Paddy Hirsch, Liz Weston, and Tess discuss the wisdom of taking out huge amounts of student debt.
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House lust

Apr 6, 2012
Tess interviews "Norumbega Park" author Anthony Giardina about the place that the house occupies in the American dream.
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Home business tax dodgers beware!

Apr 6, 2012
Marketplace's Jennifer Collins reports that home business owners who haven't paid taxes on their sales risk a contretemps with the IRS.

The challenges of earning more than your man

Apr 6, 2012
Women find themselves faced with heavy choices when they become the family breadwinner.

Lots of older Americans went back to school, hoping to land a better paying job. But now millions of seniors are saddled with student loan debt. We’ll hear what their options are. And, weddings can get pretty pricey for more than just the bride and groom. Flights, hotels, dresses, buying the gift and on and on. How to spend less when toasting the happy couple. Plus, the changing family dynamic when she makes more than he does.