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Aug 3, 2012

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When it comes to haggling for a pay raise, women have been told that factors such as poor negotiating skills are reasons they're not getting what they want. Well, ladies, new research shows it's not all your fault. And, whatever happened to that whole good things come to those who wait idea? Turns out procrastination is good for you. And the first in a series of conversations about religion and money. This week, Islam.

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How much is that 'green' label on your house worth?

Jul 31, 2012
A study suggests that homes certified as environment-friendly do sell at a premium. But in terms of choosing which home to buy, it's still location, location, location first.

Why do women get smaller raises than men?

Aug 3, 2012
A recent study showed that managers gave men more than two-thirds of the available raise pool.
A professor says she thinks that the gender wage gap can partially be due to assumptions managers may have about what kinds of rewards male and female employees may value.
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Background checks and fishing expeditions

Aug 3, 2012
Tess is joined by Paddy Hirsch and David Lazarus to answer listeners questions.

Good things come to those who wait

Aug 3, 2012
Turns out, making split-second gut decisions might not be the best way to make great choices. Author Frank Partnoy says those who take a slower pace win the race.
Author Frank Partnoy says that the instantaneous nature of our wired world is making us poorer decision makers. He says people need to learn how to delay gratification.
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Eliminating debt, all in a day -- and night's -- work

Aug 3, 2012
A banker doesn't listen to her own advice and falls deep into credit card debt. She takes on a blue collar job to get herself back in the black.

The joys of unplugging

Aug 3, 2012
Writer Jen Miller used to dread being away from her e-mail inbox. But after taking a real vacation, her attitude about unplugging has changed.

A saving-and-spending balancing act

Aug 3, 2012
Our Marketplace Money Piggy Bank Award goes to 10-year-old Anna Pitman, who is learning the balance between the joy of spending and the pride of saving.
Anna and Marc Pitman.
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Islam and money

Aug 3, 2012
The first in our series about money and religion, we look at how Muslims view and deal with money. Learn more about Islamic law regarding debt, investments and tithing.
Indonesian mosque officials count donations for the upkeep of the Jami Roudhotul Falah mosque following Friday prayers in central Jakarta. Apart from the voluntary donations, Muslims practice "zakat,: where a percentage of their annual savings are set aside for alms or charity for poor people during the period of Islam's holy month of Ramadan.
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Frugal travels

Aug 3, 2012
Meg Favreau of Wisebread.com shares tips on how to travel well without emptying your wallet.

When it comes to haggling for a pay raise, women have been told that factors such as poor negotiating skills are reasons they’re not getting what they want. Well, ladies, new research shows it’s not all your fault. And, whatever happened to that whole good things come to those who wait idea? Turns out procrastination is good for you. And the first in a series of conversations about religion and money. This week, Islam.