Marketplace Money for Friday, February 11, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, February 11, 2011

Should you invest in index funds?

Our experts say index funds are a safer way to go instead of individual stocks. But there's a whole realm of possibilities within these indexes.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Unemployed singles aren't feeling the love

The dating scene can be a challenge if you're out of work. Even dinner and a movie can add up. And the stigma of being jobless might lead some to think you're not a worthy mate.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Understanding a reverse mortgage

A reverse mortgage converts some of the value of your home into cash and doesn't have to be repaid until you move out of your house or die. The popularity of these reverse mortgages has risen a lot over the past few years, but they can be confusing and potentially costly.
Posted In: Housing

CA court nixes zip code collection at the register

If you live in California, cashiers can no longer ask for your zip code at the register, the state Supreme Court ruled this week. But that means the end of a big business for retailers.

The new '10 Commandments of Money'

Tess Vigeland talks to MSN's personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston about the new rules of personal finance she outlines in her book "The 10 Commandments of Money."
Posted In: Books, Personal Finance, Savings

What's in your wallet, Curtis Guy?

Curtis Guy let's us take a peek into his wallet and learns he may have a hoarding habit.

Why it takes so long for checks to clear

In an economy where more people are temporary employees or going the freelance route, checks are the way to pay people. But depositing that check doesn't mean instant money in the bank account.
Posted In: Banks

Getting Personal: Retirement priorities, cosmetic procedures and your taxes

Tess Vigeland and David Lazarus, consumer columnist for the Los Angeles Times, about whether teeth whitening can be listed as a business expense on your taxes, what alternative refinancing options are out there for private held mortgages and where retirees should be putting their money.

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Strapped For Cash
Fountains Of Wayne
When The World Is Running Down, You Make The Best Of What's Still Around (2003 Stereo Remastered Version)
The Police

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