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Marketplace Money for Friday, August 5, 2011

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What's in your wallet, Jessica Wagner?

by Marketplace Weekend Staff Aug 5, 2011
An Angeleno shares how she uses all the gadgets on the Swiss Army Knife she carries in her wallet.
Shelf Life

The financial and psychological pinch of the recession

by Tess Vigeland Aug 5, 2011
Author Don Peck examines how the Great Recession has affected individual Americans financially and psychologically, and discusses what impact those changes will have on American society overall.

So where's the job market really?

by Marketplace Staff Aug 5, 2011
The latest jobs report gave us a glimmer of hope, but reporter Mitchell Hartman contrasts those numbers with the long-term reality of the job market.

So where's your money right now?

by Marketplace Staff Aug 5, 2011
Marketplace reporters and contributors share what they're doing with their money -- under the mattress, on Wall Street, in real estate.

Getting Personal: Paying off your mortgage, funding retirement

by Marketplace Staff Aug 5, 2011
Tess and MSN's personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston answer listener questions.

The touchy business of relationships and money

by Jennifer Guerra Aug 5, 2011
Family and friends are the people you turn to in times of great need. But things can get a bit sticky when that need is a financial one.

Investing, just a couple bucks at a time

by Marketplace Staff Aug 5, 2011
A personal finance expert dispels the myth that you need thousands of dollars to start investing. She shares tips on how to build your investments starting with only $50.

Take a vacation -- whenever you want!

by Ashley Milne-Tyte Aug 5, 2011
Wouldn't it be great if your workplace gave you free rein on how much vacation you can take? Some workers are enjoying the freedom, but some industrious Americans are wary of the offer.

Taking a true vacation

by Tim Bedore Aug 5, 2011
Comedian Tim Bedore talks about how his definition of "vacation" has changed since the recession.
Piggy Bank Award

Piggy Bank Award: Getting rid of debt

by Marketplace Staff Aug 5, 2011
This week's little piggy will be going to a woman who's determined to pay off her mortgage. There's also another sweet reason why she won a piggy, too.
Debt Downgrade

The economic impact of the S&P downgrade

by Marketplace Staff Aug 6, 2011
New York bureau chief Heidi Moore discusses what Standard & Poor's downgrade of America's credit rating will mean for consumers and whether it's time to panic.
Debt Downgrade

What's a bond, a Treasury, a T-bill?

by Marketplace Staff Aug 6, 2011
With news of the U.S. debt downgrade, it's time to get a basic explanation of the bond market

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