Aug 13, 2010

Marketplace Money for Friday, August 13, 2010

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Marketplace Money for Friday, August 13, 2010

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Some retirees living from Social Security check to Social Security check

Aug 13, 2010
Nearly 15 percent of retirees depend on a Social Security check as their sole source of income. Reporter Peter O'Dowd talks to seniors in Arizona about getting by with just Social Security.

How to save if you're retiring at 70

Aug 13, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Dr. Christian Weller, a Social Security expert, on how raising the retirement age would affect how people plan and save for retirement.

Forget 65, Americans should retire earlier

Aug 13, 2010
Marketplace's Economics Editor Chris Farrell argues that retirement age can be lowered -- without ruining the Social Security system.

Getting personal: Supplementing retirement, college costs

Aug 13, 2010
Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof from CBS Moneywatch.com answer listener questions on how to invest to supplement retirement in the future, how much to help a child out with college costs and how to dig yourself out of college debt.

Taking time off for 'crisis tourism'

Aug 13, 2010
Drug wars, worker strikes -- The stuff you see on the TV news is not exactly what you want to see on your vacation. But even still, people were taking vacations to Mexico and Greece -- at a significant discount.

Fulfilling a desire through erotic writing

Aug 13, 2010
Sean McNeely is currently a cube drone and hating every minute of it. But he found his exit when someone asked him to edit an erotic story...

Did the BP oil spill curb your petroleum habit?

Aug 13, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Marketplace's Krissy Clark about whether weeks of watching oil gush into the Gulf had any effect on Americans' oil habit.

Cornbread Millionaire is $3,000 closer to goal

Aug 13, 2010
Tess Vigeland follows up with Beverly Davis, who is trying to save her Georgia home that went into foreclosure through selling cornbread mix and now t-shirts.