Aug 10, 2012

Marketplace Money for Friday, August 10, 2012

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Owning that house with a white picket fence in the front yard is a huge part of the American Dream. But for a growing number of young Americans, homeownership is no longer a priority. And those who still aspire to…

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Three steps to boost investor confidence

Aug 9, 2012
Banks are still huge, financial scandals still break -- even after the recession revealed flaws in the financial system. A commentator gives his short-and-sweet solution.

Mormons and provident living

Aug 10, 2012
The Church of Latter-Day Saints shares many of the same principals as other faiths -- such as help others -- but there is a particular emphasis on self-reliance, or 'provident living,' for Mormons.
Outside of the historic Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah.
George Frey/Getty Images

Paradigm change: Young people and home ownership

Aug 10, 2012
Buying into the American Dream? Renting for life? For younger people, home ownership is less cut-and-dry than it was a generation ago.

Collective home ownership on the rise

Aug 10, 2012
Your friends and you have been through a lot together -- but do you think you can buy a house with them?

Warning: 'Fiscal cliffs' may be ahead

Aug 10, 2012
A host of tax increases for the wealthy and cuts to deductions and credits may cause some steep drops in Americans' incomes.

A dream house of stucco and sheet metal

Aug 10, 2012
Architect Jayna Cooper built her ideal home -- while sticking to a tight budget and using basic construction materials.
Architect Jayna Cooper built her home on La Brea Avenue, south of the 10 Freeway. She was able to build her ideal home while on a limited budget.
Courtesy of Dwell Magazine

Why has college gotten so expensive?

Aug 10, 2012
More college students are living large with gourmet cafeterias and state-of-the-art gyms -- but that's not what's driving up college costs.

Owning that house with a white picket fence in the front yard is a huge part of the American Dream. But for a growing number of young Americans, homeownership is no longer a priority. And those who still aspire to become home owners are taking some unusual routes to get there — from pooling money with friends to building their own. Plus, we continue our series on religion and money with a look at the Mormon Church, which teaches quite a bit about personal financial.

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