Dec 3, 2010

Marketplace Money for Friday, December 3, 2010

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Marketplace Money for Friday, December 3, 2010

Segments From this episode

Getting Personal: Debt relief, lending clubs

Dec 3, 2010
Tess Vigeland and MSN columnist Liz Pulliam Weston answer your questions about balancing your checkbook in the age of the Internet, finding debt relief and lending clubs.

Think you know what you're doing? Don't count on it

Dec 3, 2010
Tess Vigeland talks to John Bogle, founder of Vanguard and author of "Don't Count on It!", on how to invest in uncertain times.

Trying to take advantage of all those Groupon deals

Dec 3, 2010
Marketplace's Jennifer Collins shares what she learned while trying to take advantage of all the Groupon offers she bought.

Saving for retirement? Don't have kids

Dec 4, 2010
While it seems to have become more difficult in recent times to save for retirement, some people are still able to retire early. Commentator Sydney Lagier retired when she was 44. Her best tip? Don't have kids.

The fight to keep one's home

Dec 4, 2010
The foreclosure crisis has created a huge mess for mortgage lenders and the government. But even more frustrated are the homeowners caught in the middle. Stacey Vanek Smith follows the tale of one family in the fight to keep their home.
The Alvarez home, which currently houses 13 people.
Stacey Vanek Smith/Marketplace

The cost of returns

Dec 4, 2010
With the big holiday shopping season upon us, it'll be soon that retailers will have to start dealing with customer returns. And while consumers will be getting back their money, many retailers won't. Janet Babin reports on how return policies might be changing.

Can returning items become an addiction?

Dec 4, 2010
We all know people who love to return things. The shopping and taking it back can be a time-consuming habit, but it's mostly harmless. Until you cross the line into addiction. Tess Vigeland talks to psychiatry professor Dr. Timothy Fong about returnaholism.