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Marketplace Money for Friday, December 6, 2013
Dec 6, 2013

Marketplace Money for Friday, December 6, 2013

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This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich explores the psychology of self-control leading up to the time of year when people make resolutions – financial and otherwise. She’s joined by Maria Konnikova, author of the forthcoming book “Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes” to talk about willpower, determination and rewards. CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger also joins the program to help answer listeners’ questions about personal finance, plus Carmen digs into the topic of financial gifts in a special “Lightning Round” of Q&As. Also, we check back in with a former guest who had $1,000 riding on a weight loss competition to see what the outcome was.

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I eat your marshmallow

Dec 5, 2013
Why New Year's resolutions are like candy.

'My Financial Resolution? To Make a Financial Resolution.'

Why is it so hard to make, let alone keep, a financial resolution?

Carmen tackles the Lightning Round

Dec 6, 2013
Gifting stocks, retirement account tax implications and 529s. Carmen tackles them all in rapid-fire for this month's lightning round.

Ask Carmen: Dropping dead weight

Dec 6, 2013
Financial resolutions, cutting back frivolous spending and big student loans. Must be another round of Ask Carmen!

This weekend on Marketplace Money, host Carmen Wong Ulrich explores the psychology of self-control leading up to the time of year when people make resolutions – financial and otherwise. She’s joined by Maria Konnikova, author of the forthcoming book “Mastermind: How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes” to talk about willpower, determination and rewards. CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger also joins the program to help answer listeners’ questions about personal finance, plus Carmen digs into the topic of financial gifts in a special “Lightning Round” of Q&As. Also, we check back in with a former guest who had $1,000 riding on a weight loss competition to see what the outcome was.