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Marketplace Money for Friday, February 07, 2014
Feb 7, 2014

Marketplace Money for Friday, February 07, 2014

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This weekend on Marketplace Money, guest host David Lazarus, columnist for the LA Times, gets the latest news on consumer data breaches. Is there a real benefit to buying everything with cash? Rob Wile of Business Insider joins him to talk about the cons of cash and what consumers can do to protect themselves while shopping. Also, Marketplace reporter Noel King explores the state of wealth in the African-American community and what small businesses are doing to take advantage of black buying power. Plus, we take a look a the trend of commercial ads "keeping it real" with diverse casting and subject matters, and Indian-American politician Reshma Saujani reflects on how her family's approach to handling money influenced her own financial habits.

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'Did you know there's a pimp in your wallet?'

Feb 7, 2014
Why this small business owner believes in the power of cash over plastic.

Black buying power hits $1.1 trillion. What does it mean?

Feb 7, 2014
If we were talking about countries, that would be the 16th biggest economy in the world, but it's not a country, it's the combined buying power of a group of people who are part of this country: African-Americans.

Tale of two incomes: If you have less money than your friends...

Feb 7, 2014
How to manage your wealthier friends.

@LiveMoney: Do women tweet their own horn at work?

Feb 7, 2014
Marketplace Money's Raghu Manavalan wraps up the week of personal finance in the digital realm.

When commercials 'Keep it real': The rise of realistic advertising

Feb 7, 2014
Some companies have begun to show more realistic, diverse images in their advertising campaigns.
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Why moving to all-cash can cost you

Feb 7, 2014
Why moving to cash instead of credit has its own set of problems.

This weekend on Marketplace Money, guest host David Lazarus, columnist for the LA Times, gets the latest news on consumer data breaches. Is there a real benefit to buying everything with cash? Rob Wile of Business Insider joins him to talk about the cons of cash and what consumers can do to protect themselves while shopping. Also, Marketplace reporter Noel King explores the state of wealth in the African-American community and what small businesses are doing to take advantage of black buying power. Plus, we take a look a the trend of commercial ads “keeping it real” with diverse casting and subject matters, and Indian-American politician Reshma Saujani reflects on how her family’s approach to handling money influenced her own financial habits.