Aug 26, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, August 26, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, August 26, 2011

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What's in your wallet, Erica Yurio?

This New Yorker keeps a receipt of items she bought for a special-themed party she hosted... in her wallet.

'Nickel and Dimed,' 10 years later

Aug 26, 2011
Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the book "Nickel and Dimed," talks about how the economy and attitudes about the poor have changed since her seminal work was published 10 years ago.

Getting Personal: Savings goals, private education loans

Aug 26, 2011
Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof of CBS MoneyWatch answer your questions this week.

Ireland's crash course in finance and economics

Aug 26, 2011
Over the last few years, the Irish economy has mirrored the crises of the U.S. economy. Like Americans, Irish citizens are learning facts about money the hard way.

The recession hits your local lemonade stand

Aug 26, 2011
Small businesses bore a lot of the consequences of the recession. Two pre-teen entrepreneurs talk about how their summer business took a hit during the recession.

Personal finance 101 for freshmen

Aug 26, 2011
You scrimped and saved to get junior into college, but now you have to teach your college-bound kid how to spend money properly.

Downsizing -- and enjoying it

Aug 26, 2011
Many Americans are taking money matters into their own hands. We talk to a few of them about how they've downsized their lifestyles -- and why they feel liberated, not pinched.

Piggy Bank Award: For the young entrepreneurs

Aug 26, 2011
We award piggy banks to two young ladies who started their own small business and remain positive even during the recession.

How to downsize successfully

Aug 26, 2011
Ready to reduce your budget? A behavioral scientist gives tips on how to set up a reasonable budget that you can stick to without completely depriving yourself.

Prepare Yourself!

Aug 26, 2011
Many people are going to watching and preparing for Hurricane Irene as she hits this weekend, but even for those who are not in immediate danger -...

How's your personal economy doing?

Aug 26, 2011
The economy may be uncertain, but you can make sure that you and your money aren't. Commentator J.D. Roth talks about how he's keeping his peace of mind during the recession.