Feb 4, 2011

Marketplace Money for Friday, February 4, 2011

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Marketplace Money for Friday, February 4, 2011

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Getting Personal: Your net worth, money management 101

Feb 3, 2011
Tess Vigeland and MSN personal finance columnist Liz Weston answer your questions about determining your personal net worth, how to teach someone money management and whether a 529 plan is too risky or conservative.

Turning your smartphone into a digital wallet

Feb 4, 2011
For some people, carrying a wallet can be a hassle. So how far away are we from digital wallets? Steve Henn has the story, and talks with Tess Vigeland about the intriguing things phones can do nowadays.

Square footage still trumps eco-friendliness

Feb 4, 2011
Rising energy costs made home buyers more interested in energy efficient homes, without giving up square feet. Adam Allington reports from St. Louis, Mo.

Some parents still struggle with acquiring insurance for children

Feb 4, 2011
Children with preexisting conditions can no longer be denied insurance by providers, but the bill may still be high for parents.

Letters: Mortgage messes, advice from Twitter

Feb 4, 2011
Tess Vigeland and producer Devin Robins goes over listener responses to last week's stories.

What's in your wallet, Sandy Seibel?

Sandy Seibel shares with us what's in her wallet as she goes shopping at a farmer's market in downtown Oaktown.

The psychology of why we hide purchases from our spouses

Feb 5, 2011
A recent study reveals that 80 percent of married couples hide purchases from each other. But why?
Tedd Keith sits in the latest car he bought and hid from his wife Mindi -- it's a 1931 Ford Model A Tudor.
Josh Rogosin/Marketplace Money

In search of a new cell phone

Feb 5, 2011
When it's time to buy a new cell phone, consumers are faced with a plethora of options, from hip to normal, fancy apps to dropped calls.

The power of a thank you note

Feb 5, 2011
It may seem old fashioned, but a showing of gratitude can go a long way for businesses.