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Feb 8, 2013

Marketplace Money for Friday, February 8, 2013

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How is snowstorm Nemo affecting the Northeast? One store owner tells us what's flying off the shelves as people prepare for the blizzard. Also, things are looking up for the housing market, especially if you're a seller in Omaha, Neb.…

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Letters: How can an immigrant build credit?

Feb 8, 2013
How can you build credit if you've just moved to the U.S. from abroad? What resources are out there to help with student loans? Author and journalist Carmen Wong Ulrich tackles these questions and more.

The mojo of a 'man purse'

Feb 8, 2013
Most guys, when they go shopping, stuff their wallets and keys in their pockets. Maybe a cellphone. But sometimes you need more than your pockets. Commentator Scott Huler has a suggestion -- a man bag.

A bond bubble?

Feb 8, 2013
When fears about the stock market boiled over during the economic crash, investors turned to bonds. More than a $1 trillion has gone to buying bonds since 2009, but things are turning around again. Are we on the verge of…

New app teaches financial literacy to young people

Feb 8, 2013
Mindblown Life, a new mobile app, is designed to help young people achieve financial literacy by helping players make tough financial decisions.

Why stormy weather makes us panic... and purchase

Feb 8, 2013
Jeff Klein, a shop owner in Massachusetts, talks about why customers buy everything from firewood to ice when bad weather makes the news.

Omaha: How's the housing market where Warren Buffett lives?

Feb 8, 2013
On paper, Omaha looks like a pretty great place to live: It's consistently rated one of the most affordable cities in the country. Why is it doing so well?

How to get a vacation for 'free'

Feb 8, 2013
You don’t have spend big to earn enough reward points for a free trip. But there are risks to getting credit cards just for their bonus points.

Can drawing what you buy help you avoid debt?

Feb 8, 2013
Visual artist Kate Bingaman-Burt draws one thing she buys every day to help her be more mindful of her spending habits. Her new book encourages others to do the same.

Digital mating: The costs of online dating

Feb 8, 2013
Are subscription sites like Match.com worth the price? What do people lie about? How important is a person's listed job or salary? Two online dating experts share their views, experiences, and online dating tips.

How is snowstorm Nemo affecting the Northeast? One store owner tells us what’s flying off the shelves as people prepare for the blizzard. Also, things are looking up for the housing market, especially if you’re a seller in Omaha, Neb. And just how much would you pay to find love online? There’s a lot of money in membership dues for online dating sites, but are they worth it? Plus, stories on bonds, a new financial literacy app, a push for more manbags, and why you should draw your debt.