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A consumer is can be anyone from the very rich to the very poor or someone in between. Commentator Rob Walker says that term must be dissected into subgroups to determine which consumers will help the economy grow the most.
In this time of economic uncertainty, who wouldn't enjoy some levity? Performers from Live Wire! Radio in Portland, Ore., offer their dramatic take on the idea of spending versus saving
Some employers check your financial background during the hiring process. David Brancaccio weighs the pros and cons of using credit scores to evaluate a potential employee.
Credit score got you down? You can boost your score by hiring a credit clean-up service. A couple hundred dollars investment can result in big savings in mortgages and other loans.
Irresponsible spending and not enough saving is what contributed to the financial crisis. More Americans are now saving and spending less, but that may have a negative impact on economic growth. So what are we to do?
Marketplace Money for Friday, August 19, 2011