Jan 27, 2012

Marketplace Money for Friday, January 27, 2012

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At this point in the election cycle we pretty much know where things stand with the candidates. But where do things stand with the people who will do the voting? We'll have an on-the-ground look from our reporters in Nevada and Nebraska. In Wisconsin, sand fracking is dividing a small town. And the lunar new year is upon us, have you burned money to honor the dead? We'll explore the role of money in Chinese traditions. Plus, we look into what makes many in the Asian community such great savers.

 

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Shopping for good financial fortune

Jan 27, 2012
USC professor and East Asian cultural expert Gene Cooper takes us on a money tour of L.A.'s Chinatown, explaining all the trinkets and symbols that foster prosperity.
Lunar New Year cards and red lai see envelopes on display in a store in Los Angeles' Chinatown

Sand rush splits a community

Jan 27, 2012
How the discovery of a valuable commodity under the rolling hills of a rural Wisconsin community has pitted neighbor against neighbor.

Nebraska and Nevada, ahead of the election

Jan 27, 2012
Marketplace reporters Sarah Gardner and David Gura discuss their recent reporting trips to Nevada and Nebraska as they take the pulse of the nation ahead of the presidential election.

Getting Personal: Dividing the spoils

Jan 27, 2012
Tess Vigeland and Kathy Kristof of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and CBS MoneyWatch answer listeners' personal finance questions.

Week in Review: Romney's 15.9% tax rate

Jan 27, 2012
How can ordinary Americans can get a tax rate like Mitt Romney's?

For saving more and spending less

Jan 27, 2012
This week's young winners are making sound money decisions with their New Year's lai see.
Dragon and lion dance performers look on during a street parade in Hong Kong.
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Saving the lion's share

Jan 27, 2012
Lion dancers from the East Wind martial arts school say they plan to sock their New Year money away, rather than spend it.
Lion dancers from the East Wind martial arts school
Paddy Hirsch/Marketplace

'Education is the most important thing'

Jan 27, 2012
Credit union officer Niki Wong discusses how many Asian American households handle their personal finances.
According to loan officer Niki Wong, Asian-American families view education as a key investment.
Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

At this point in the election cycle we pretty much know where things stand with the candidates. But where do things stand with the people who will do the voting? We’ll have an on-the-ground look from our reporters in Nevada and Nebraska. In Wisconsin, sand fracking is dividing a small town. And the lunar new year is upon us, have you burned money to honor the dead? We’ll explore the role of money in Chinese traditions. Plus, we look into what makes many in the Asian community such great savers.