Jan 20, 2012

Marketplace Money for Friday, January 20, 2012

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"Stop eating out." "Don't buy that $3 latte." You tired of hearing those phrases, yet? Author Ramit Sethi gives us his take on frugality, and explores different ways to improve the big picture. For employees of some companies, that big picture would improve with the shedding of extra pounds -- which can translate into extra cash. Paying for a lighter workforce. Plus, a judge from ABC's "Shark Tank" tells us why sniffing out talent is about more than creative ideas and solid business plans.

Segments From this episode

Getting Personal: Timeshare terrors

Jan 19, 2012
Tess and personal finance expert Liz Weston of MSN talk to listeners about their personal finance questions.

For saving for her own future

Jan 20, 2012
This week's piggy is going to a mother who spent her money to keep her daughter happy.

Don't sweat your daily latte

Jan 20, 2012
Author Ramit Sethi discusses why fretting about small expenditures is a waste of time and energy. And why it's better to concentrate your energies elsewhere.
Author Ramit Sethi says fretting about small expenditures are a waste of your time and energy.
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Patience scores!

Jan 20, 2012
Columbia Business School's Stephan Meier discusses his new study, which says that the more patient you are, the better your credit score is likely to be.
How much patience you have may directly relate to your credit score.
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Week in review: Food stamp use on the rise

Jan 20, 2012
Is Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich justified in calling President Obama the "Food Stamp President?"

Scaling back on weight

Jan 20, 2012
Fitter employees are more productive and less expensive. Which is why companies are working on innovative ways to help their people lose weight.

The saving dilemma

Jan 20, 2012
Commentator Felix Click describes how tough it can be to enjoy your money when you're used to scrimping and saving.

Financial advice with teeth

Jan 20, 2012
The new season of the entrepreneurship reality TV show "Shark Tank" debuts this weekend. Tess speaks with the only female host of the show about how she made her millions.
Entrepreneurs present their case to a "shark tank" of successful businessmen in the ABC show.
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“Stop eating out.” “Don’t buy that $3 latte.” You tired of hearing those phrases, yet? Author Ramit Sethi gives us his take on frugality, and explores different ways to improve the big picture. For employees of some companies, that big picture would improve with the shedding of extra pounds — which can translate into extra cash. Paying for a lighter workforce. Plus, a judge from ABC’s “Shark Tank” tells us why sniffing out talent is about more than creative ideas and solid business plans.