Dec 10, 2010

Marketplace Money for Friday, December 10, 2010

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Marketplace Money for Friday, December 10, 2010

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It's my party and I'll kick you off the list if I want to

Dec 10, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to Slate.com's Dear Prudence, aka Emily Yoffe, about why people don't RSVP, RSVP and don't show up to her fabulous annual Christmas party.

Getting Personal: A new career, bad loans

Dec 10, 2010
Tess Vigeland and Marketplace's Chris Farrell talk to listeners about what to do after jobless benefits run out, how to get bad loans off your taxes, and how to start saving up money.

It's December! Are you ready for tax day?

Dec 10, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to tax agent Frank Degen about what you should do now so maximize your tax credits and refunds.

I can't believe he makes that much!

Dec 10, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to David Card, who was part of a team who studied how knowing your peers' salaries can affect your job satisfaction.

Buyer's remorse: Why do we buy what we buy?

Dec 11, 2010
For all the purchases that we make, there are sure to be some regrets in the pile. So why do we buy what we buy? Tess Vigeland visits a consumer education class to dive into the reasons behind buyer's remorse.

When your life mirrors a reality show about debt

Dec 11, 2010
Your work becomes a big part of your life, to say the least. But what happens when your life starts reflecting your work -- and your work is on a reality show about people who have accumulated too much debt? Sean Cole goes behind the scenes.

The rules of shopping at big box discount stores

Dec 11, 2010
It takes a certain level of consumer experience to shop at a big box discount. Ron Lieber of the New York Times clues the newbies in on the rules.